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

RI Mayor Seeks Private EMS

North Providence mayor suggesting private ambulance service for some calls.

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Senate OKs Health Care Measure, Reaching Milestone

Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill that would require nearly every American to carry insurance, and subsidies would be provided to help low-income people to do so.

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009

Minnesota Legislation Helps Put Veterans in Rural Areas as Medics

The amendment is based on the Veterans-to-Paramedics Transition Act, which would streamline civilian paramedic training for returning veterans.

Posted Friday, December 18, 2009



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