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Feds Create Training Standards for Suspicious Powders

NIST is working with its partners at various agencies to enhance coordination.

Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bill Would Establish National Safety Standards for Air Ambulances

It would, for the first time, tie Medicare reimbursements to national air ambulance safety standards.

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IG Faults D.C. Paramedic's Response to ‘Acid Reflux’ Case

Although the patient said he didn't want to be taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains, the report suggests responders should have done more to persuade him to go.

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2011

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D.C. BLS Ambulances Out of Service as Hot Weather Arrives

Union claims there is no reserve fleet to depend on.

Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Suspicious Letters Spark Hazmat Calls at D.C. Schools

Everything has been to a laboratory for analysis

Posted Friday, May 6, 2011

Study: Blacks Call Family, Friends First When Experiencing Stroke

Only half said they had arrived at the hospital by ambulance

Posted Friday, May 6, 2011

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EMS Providers Meet with their Legislators

Almost 150 EMS providers from 39 states and providences participated in the EMS on the Hill Day.

Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Washington Students Rushed To Hospital After Ingesting Cocaine

Elementary school student shared cocaine with classmates.

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011

D.C. Fire, EMS Medical Director Named In Wrongful Death Suit

Paramedic told Givens "that he only needed to take Pepto Bismol."

Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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