Politics

Florida County's EMS Costs Receive Greater Scrutiny

Increase contributes to an estimated $14 million shortfall in EMS.

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010

California Fire Chief Urges Council in Air Ambulance Approval

Mercy Air would base a pilot, nurse and paramedic at the station, day and night.

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Reviews Snow Response and Patient Death

Rudiak subpoenaed Public Safety Director Michael Huss to appear before council.

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Massachusetts Town Bylaw Helps First Responders Find Addresses

It can be a matter of life or death.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

Higher Taxes May Result from Delay in Fixing Florida County's EMS

County Administrator says it will be two years before system is fixed.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

Delayed Emergency Response

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

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DC Council Committee Gets Earful on EMS

The panel also had questions about Kimberly Kelsey, who says medics refused to take her to a hospital last December.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Former D.C. Fire Chief Regrets Fire and EMS Merger; Blames Culture and Race for Problems

The former chief, who is black, said white firefighters with generational ties to the department largely have been less accepting of the job's evolving responsibilities, particularly an increased emphasis in recent decades on providing pre-hospital care.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Feds, Florida Officials Dispute Haiti Flight Information

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina exposed serious flaws in the nation's disaster-response capabilities, e-mails obtained by the AP under Florida's open-records law show state and federal officials squabbling over where to send patients while an epic humanitarian crisis unfolded hundreds of miles to the south.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010


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