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A Dirty Job: Compartment syndrome in a confined-space rescue

On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.

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Hollywood MCI

Los Angeles City Fire Dept (LAFD) crews are shown triaging 40 people involved in a morning bus-versus-car collision.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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FDNY EMS Rescue and Haz Tac crews responded to and cared for critically injured patients when a crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction.

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Getting Ready to Get Out: How EMS providers & hospital staff can work together to successfully relocate patients

This article discusses the evacuation of health-care facilities during a time of disaster.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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The Origins of EMS in Military Medicine

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Appropriate Prehospital Tourniquet Use

Few medical topics invoke as much passionate debate as the use of tourniquets to control traumatic hemorrhage.

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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From the Battlefield to Our Streets

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