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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

Shooting isn't real, but drill is crucial

RALEIGH -- The reports coming out of Daniels Middle School on Thursday morning were grim: multiple casualties with a gunman at large on the Oberlin Road campus.

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

You Call, We Haul' policy has EMS system working in tight shoes

At precisely 2:19 p.m., San Antonio ran out of ambulances. It's true. If you had gone into cardiac arrest at 2:20, sorry, not one of the city's 28 EMS units could have rushed to save your life.

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

Alberta takes steps to prevent paramedics strike

EDMONTON -- Alberta government declared a public emergency Tuesday to head off a strike over wages by about 400 Calgary paramedics.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Woman accused of check forgery

A former treasurer of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps was arraigned Tuesday on theft and forgery charges after she skimmed more than $2,500 from corps funds, police said.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Man accused of 292 false 911 calls

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of making 292 false calls to 911 since July 1.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Towns scramble as ambulance strike looms

MASSACHUSETTS -- A strike vote by paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers with American Medical Response is threatening to cut ambulance service in 13 Bay State communities, leaving emergency planners grasping to come up with contingency plans.

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007


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