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Senator Schumer Backs Ambulance Funds

Officials from ambulance services across New York State gathered behind Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo on Monday to highlight what they called inadequate Medicare reimbursement rates for emergency responders and to support his new bill to hike them.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

$52.5 million OK'd For 9/11 First Responders

The Joint House and Senate Conference Committee has approved an additional $52.5 million in federal funding to address the mounting health care needs of those exposed to environmental hazards as a result of the Sep. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Supporting EMS Research

Moving the EMS machine toward safety and success is often difficult, painful and time consuming for the change agent.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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We Have Met the Enemy & He Is Us!

Lately, I have noticed three issues that illustrate how we are our own worst enemy. These three issues affect everybody who is or has been a part of the EMS community in the United States.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Oakland Reviews Citizens' Wish List

A full-time ambulance and fire department topped the wish list of residents of one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007


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