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NAEMT Advocates for Fair Pay and Benefits

One of the common themes we hear from our NAEMT members is the lack of equitable pay for many in our profession, says Jerry Johnston, Immediate Past President of NAEMT and Chair of its Advocacy Committee.

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Into the Future: Identifying & mentoring your successor may be the most important thing you do

Are you a baby boomer? Take a hint from these EMS professionals who shared their thoughts on succession planning and mentoring.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kanawha Emergency Officials Want Information before Entering Chemical Plants

If plant personnel don't provide information about an incident, the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says a staging area will be set up about a mile away until the nature of the emergency can be determined.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Houston Aims to Double Ambulance Fee

Ada DeBlanc knows what it's like to call an ambulance. But the disabled Houstonian will likely scale back after hearing what the city is proposing-- doubling the EMS-ambulance fees.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Credibility Problems Arise as 9/11 Health Trials Begin

Of the more than 9,000 legal claims filed against New York City, about 60 have gotten close scrutiny by the court.

Posted Monday, February 8, 2010

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3 Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash at Fort Bliss

The company said the three crew members on board were the pilot, William Montgomery of Avondale, Ariz., and paramedics John Sutter of Las Cruces, N.M., and Anthony Archuleta of El Paso, Texas.

Posted Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Vancouver Cuts Last Firefighter Paramedic Crew

Budget shortfalls have forced Vancouver's fire chief to eliminate the city's last firefighter paramedic crew.

Posted Friday, February 5, 2010

Seven Personnel Overcome at Salina CO Incident

However, a paramedic and firefighter who went into the home to render assistance "were quickly overcome, and they collapsed," Williams said.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

Liverpool Paramedics Upset Over Novelty Sock Ban

The strict uniform policy, issued by North West Ambulance Service, also bans wrist watches, visible body piercing, excessive make-up and certain tattoos.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010


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