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Ambulance Service Board Approves City Fire Chief as MAST CEO

The ambulance service is scheduled to be folded into the Fire Department by April 25.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wisconsin County Executive Signs Paramedic Funding Legislation

He agrees to $3.5M in funding for paramedics, something the County Executive would have eliminated in his first proposal.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

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WMD Commission Says U.S. Fails to be prepared for a Biological Attack

"Especially troubling is the lack of priority given to the development of medical countermeasures - the vaccines and medicines that would be required to mitigate the consequences of an attack," the report said.

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Columbus Officials Consider Following Cleveland s EMS Policy

In Columbus, EMS officials are addressing an increase in the number of people who call 911 from one hospital in hopes of having an emergency squad take them to another.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

Consultant Says Florida County Needs Additional Ambulance

Palm Coast needs a fourth ambulance to meet American Heart Association standards for transporting patients to hospitals, according to a consultant. But getting that ambulance isn't as easy as going out and buying one.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Cleveland EMS Rejects Minor Calls to Save Money

At 7 a.m. today, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services will no longer serve as a hospital taxi for problems such as toothaches, boils and similar illnesses.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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Officials Push National Influenza Vaccination Week

While U.S. cases have plummeted from a peak in October, one state Alabama is experiencing widespread infections and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's still more flu going around now than is usual for early January, all of it the new strain.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Fired DC Medic in Rosenbaum Case Ordered Back to Work

But the fire department still wasted critical months "before proposing to remove Walker," Pryor wrote.

Posted Friday, January 8, 2010

Veteran Chicago Paramedic Becomes Illinois State Fire Marshal

Matkaitis served for over three decades within the Chicago Fire Dept., rising from paramedic to chief paramedic and later assistant deputy fire commission for emergency medical operations.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010


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