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Ambulance District fires top executive

The Valle Ambulance District has fired its top administrator, a former paramedic who earlier this year raised the ire of the Mehlville Fire Protection District board by participating in a training class while on disability with Mehlville.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Man is declared dead but still alive

The Omaha Fire Department is reviewing procedures that paramedics followed Sunday when they declared an Omaha man dead who was found to be alive less than two hours later.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Rites of Passage

One aspect of professional humor is the rite of passage. If you survive the rite of passage, you re accepted into EMS. If not ...

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007


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