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Under Plan, Cost of Overseeing Ambulances in Colorado Springs Up 19 Percent

The cost of overseeing the region's ambulance contractor, AMR, will increase by 19 percent over this year and 178 percent over 2006 under a proposal scheduled for Colorado Springs City Council approval Tuesday.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Response to pit bull attack is criticized

Family says paramedics took too long to get to Baltimore home of girl, 7.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

Board OKs 9-1-1 requests

The Tyrone Township, Mich., Board voted 4-3 on Tuesday to allow Livingston County 911 dispatchers to honor a caller's request for ambulance service only.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

Forklift Frees Ailing 900-Pound Man

Firefighters cut a hole in a house in Lansing, Mich., and used a forklift to extricate a 900-pound man from his second-floor bedroom after a visiting nurse became worried about his health.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Managing Everyday Disasters

Incidents that are not large enough to be declared MCIs can overwhelm the first units on scene. The keys to success in these situations, just as in large disasters, are good organization and communications.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vote May Get Ambulance District Rolling

New Brewerton, N.Y., service would mean shorter waits for help, but higher taxes.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Paramedic charged with drug theft

Minn. paramedic is charged with theft of a controlled substance after police say she stole narcotics out of her ambulance.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Some Fear Ambulance Rotation Will Fatigue Firefighters

The City Council approved an agreement Tuesday to put city firefighters on two MedStar ambulances to help the emergency transport service with a staffing shortage.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wisconsin Emergency Personnel Balk at Reorganization Plan

The quaint image of the volunteer fire department is being blown apart in Mequon, Wis., where an outsider who was hired as chief is taking aim at a department he says has one supervisor for every 1.8 subordinates.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007


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