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FDNY EMS Crew Acts Heroic Under Fire

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ambulance crew, operating as paramedic unit 57V3, stopped to assist a driver involved in a motor vehicle collision they encountered while transporting another patient to a hospital. They ended up having to seek cover when threatened with a weapon by the vehicle_s driver.„

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

City Paramedics Aid Heat-Stricken

The radio in the emergency medical vehicle crackled - the stifling heat had overwhelmed someone on Lexington Street.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rural Metro Struggles to Fill EMT Positions

Knoxville (WVLT) - The incentive is up to $10,000, Rural Metro's signing bonus is now bumped from $6,000.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

County's ambulance services defended

If the county calls for bids and awards an ambulance contract to some big out-of-state corporation, local ambulance service likely won't be as effective nor as compassionate as it is now, said Byron Parsons, president and chief executive officer of First Responder Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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8 in copter crash escape serious injury

Eight people escaped serious injury when their sightseeing helicopter crashed into the Hudson River just north of the Lincoln Tunnel

Posted Monday, July 9, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007

Body bag would be hazards defense

Lexington KY- In March of last year, New York City paramedic Deborah Reeve died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related form of cancer. There is little doubt she was first exposed to asbestos on Sept. 11, 2001, when she responded to the scene at Ground Zero.

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Firefighters to staff more ambulances

The Fire Department ambulance service is now the 1st responder for emergency calls on weekdays.

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2007


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