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Spread of Rare Infection Sparks Concern

A staph scare in the Capital Region sparks concern, after a rare strain finds it way into the system of a local rescue worker.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Two Dead, Four Hurt, In Desert Head-On Crash of Ambulance and Car

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California -- An ambulance crashed head-on into a car in Desert Hot Springs, killing two people and injuring four others.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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

Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses

D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Safety drives Visalia debate

VISALIA, California- After listening to a pitch to change ambulance services to a single provider, Tulare County supervisors told staffers to continue working on all options to address concerns over response times and the loss of service in rural areas.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mercy Air opens second Victor Valley base

Without a local trauma center, High Desert residents have long depended on services from air ambulance companies to take patients with immediate care needs to hospitals down the hill.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

City emergency rooms crowded, but no worse

The city's 11 hospital emergency rooms continue to be crowded, often too full to accept patients, keeping ambulance crews off the streets where they are needed as they wait for beds to open up.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007


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