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Artificial Man Aids EMT Training Exercise; Hundreds Attend F.D. Open House

On Sunday, EMTs in Daviess County, Ky., practiced their skills for recertification on an artificial man while hundreds of children attended the fire department's open house for a chance to see the fire trucks and experience the smoke simulator in the Safe House.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

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Results of National Study on Responder Sleep Deprivation Released

The U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the release of ˙The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS RespondersÓ yesterday.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

ED Demand Grows in Denver Following CU Move

Emergency rooms across Denver are feeling the impact of the University of Colorado Hospital's move to Aurora three months ago. Now, they're preparing for a possible surge in pediatric patients as Children's Hospital prepares to also move to the city east of Denver.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Is There a Better Way to Restart a Heart?

A Purdue University researcher says rhythmic abdominal compressions have shown to increase blood flow to the heart by 25 percent compared to traditional CPR.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Lehigh Valley (Penn.) Needs Regional Health Department

Lehigh and Northampton Counties are expected to take up the question of whether to establish a Lehigh Valley regional health department.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Under Plan, Cost of Overseeing Ambulances in Colorado Springs Up 19 Percent

The cost of overseeing the region's ambulance contractor, AMR, will increase by 19 percent over this year and 178 percent over 2006 under a proposal scheduled for Colorado Springs City Council approval Tuesday.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Board OKs 9-1-1 requests

The Tyrone Township, Mich., Board voted 4-3 on Tuesday to allow Livingston County 911 dispatchers to honor a caller's request for ambulance service only.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

Report Finds N.J. EMS System in Critical Condition; Urges Overhaul

New Jersey's EMS system is in a "state of near crisis" and requires an urgent, fundamental overhaul that should include the creation of a new state division and the transfer of EMS responsibilities to cities and towns, a long-awaited report says.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Responders Train for Chemical Accidents on Railways

In rail cars converted to classrooms and tank cars outfitted for demonstrations, Norfolk Southern, along with chemical and railway experts from across the country, taught first-responders how to recognize tanks carrying dangerous chemicals, how to protect themselves, and ways to respond to emergencies.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007


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