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Hospitals Are Shutting Down Burn Centers

U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

Firefighters may sue over pride parade participation

Four San Diego city firefighters have filed a complaint with the state saying their superiors forced them to participate in last month's gay pride parade, where they became targets of obscene gestures and sexual comments.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

Paramedic featured in Studs Terkel book

Mr. Reardon's observations on life and death during his 15 years as a Chicago Fire Department paramedic were captured by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Terkel in his 2001 book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Evidence details fire official's actions before crash

HARRISON - A fire official responding to an accident averaged 79 mph on Harrison Avenue before colliding with a civilian vehicle at a school intersection, a Westchester County investigator says.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Medical plane crash kills all 5 onboard

The airplane crew has been identified as flight nurse Brian Miller, 44, from Roswell; paramedic Deanna Palmer, 40, from Arizona; and pilot Ricky Byers, 56, from Texas.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Paramedics bike around the towns

Paramedics on bicycles have been introduced in three Buckinghamshire towns in a bid to respond to emergency situations quicker.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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Bridge search ends for day with no luck

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers spent a third fruitless day searching for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, finding no bodies inside a crushed car pulled earlier Saturday from the murky Mississippi River waters.

Posted Sunday, August 5, 2007

Former Louisville EMT helps rescue bridge victims

Another five seconds, and Jay Reeves figures he might have been a casualty in the Minneapolis bridge collapse that left at least four dead.

Posted Friday, August 3, 2007

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Trapped, dying sent word to loved ones

The first moments after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse were harrowing - both for the victims and for those trying desperately to rescue them.

Posted Friday, August 3, 2007






 

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