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No Pain, No Gain

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

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

AMR Raises Concerns Over Consultant Writing Contract

American Medical Response expressed concerns in a letter about two officials with the consulting company hired to write bid requirements and its new contract.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Berkeley Continues to Pursue Drug Testing for Firefighters & Paramedics

Berkeley, Calif., is continuing to pursue drug testing for firefighters and paramedics after failing to get union approval in a four-year contract agreement.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Proposed Bill Calls for EMT Background Checks

A top county medical administrator says the California bill calling for mandatory criminal background checks for EMTs will prevent regulators from punishing rogue rescuers.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hinchey Named NAEMT Medical Director

Paul Hinchey, MD, has been appointed medical director for NAEMT.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

FCC Sets E911 Deadlines

Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

N.C. Emergency Agencies Provide Mutual Aid

N.C. emergency agencies share a newly renovated facility.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Looks at Fire-Rescue Cost

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners want to explore cheaper deals for the beach side town's fire and emergency medical service.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007


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