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Director Takes Stand against Open EMS Records Legislation

"Of course patients have a right to privacy, but EMS technicians don't," Rogers said. "The public should know who's treating them."

Posted Thursday, February 11, 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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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

Richland County EMS Closer in Letting Firefighters Drive

"I think all the issues seem to be resolved," said Coble.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

Advanced Resuscitation Cooling Therapeutics and Intensive Care

ARCTIC program dramatically improves cardiac arrest outcomes in Richmond, Va.; DHS pilots multi-band radios; JEMS legal experts explain the legality of charging more to transport obese patients; and more.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Iowa Legislator Sees STEMI Upclose

From the ambulance to the ER a state lawmaker now knows firsthand the need for uniform care when treating a heart attack.

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ohio Trauma Registry Suffering from Lack of Funds and Staff

Lawmakers set up the database 11 years ago in hopes of learning more about trauma care in the state. But state trauma coordinator Tim Erskine says they underestimated the demands.

Posted Monday, February 1, 2010

Florida Ambulance Service Improved Response Times and Saved Money

In all areas, the report maintains, county Fire Rescue has improved the ambulance corps since assuming those duties from the Emergency Medical Services Alliance, or EMSA.

Posted Monday, February 1, 2010


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