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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 Thursday, August 2, 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 Thursday, August 2, 2007

Police: More victims in submerged cars

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers checked submerged cars in the Mississippi River Thursday for a count of victims still trapped beneath the twisted steel and concrete slabs of a collapsed bridge. As many as 30 people were reported missing as the rescue effort shifted to recovery.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Ambulance squad independent and benefiting from technology

Spencer Rescue and Emergency Squad upgrades its services for STEMI patients by transmitting ECGs to the UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Negotiations Avert AMR Strike

AMR and NEMSA reached an agreement during contract negotiations on Sunday, which averted a strike that would have kept EMS professionals in three„New England streets off their ambulances on Monday.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

New ambulance facility to cut MRSA opens

NORWICH,„UK„ ƒ A new„£800,000 ($1,618,860„USD)„ambulance depot intended to cut down on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has opened outside of„Norwich,„UK„ according to the BBC.„„The station located at the„Longwater„Business„Park was completed in early July and began operation on Sunday.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

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American Eurocopter selects Air Methods EMS products & completion services

DENVER, July 30 -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) announced today that American Eurocopter, LLC of Grand Prairie, TX, has selected Air Methods' Products Division (AMPD) to provide their single-engine emergency medical services (EMS) customers with medical interiors, avionics and airframe modifications, and equipment under an exclusive, long term agreement.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

EMS in race with growth

RALEIGH -- While the Triangle grows at a breakneck clip, the workers tasked with responding to emergencies are not keeping pace.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

Crafton Hills College graduates 67th paramedics class

Crafton Hills Collegegraduated 15 students with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic certificates Thursday.

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2007


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