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I get all kinds of mail at the Volusia County Health Department. Most of it is quite pleasant to read. There are letters that flatter me personally and the department as a whole. I also see the thank you notes from grateful community partners. But every now and then something comes across my desk that is truly bizarre.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ethical Question Raised in Spokane/AMR Relationship

The son of Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession has been hired by American Medical Response, the ambulance company that is a defendant in a pending class-action lawsuit for allegedly overbilling more than 20,000 city residents in the last decade.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

Atlanta becomes a template for improving EMS

When Atlanta's emergency medical system needed rescuing, Mayor Shirley Franklin started performing CPR -- in more ways than one.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

With Minor Exceptions, System Worked

Minnesota officials said the emergency response to the deadly failure of a major bridge in Minneapolis went smoothly with the exception of some communications glitches, in an event that is being viewed as a good test of a large regional city's ability to respond to terrorist attack or natural disaster.

Posted Monday, August 6, 2007

Government Solicits National Ambulance Provider For Disaster Response

The federal General Services Administration issued a request for proposals May 24, on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seeking a national contractor (or contractors) to provide ambulance, air ambulance and paratransit services after a nationally declared disaster in the Gulf and Atlantic coastal regions of the United States. (FEMA intends to issue RFPs for the rest of the United States later.)

Posted Saturday, July 7, 2007

Tight fit bars Penn. EMS from new digs

Posted Monday, June 25, 2007

Mass. town getting full-time ambulance service

Posted Monday, June 25, 2007


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