Fire District Flips, Will Seek Bids on Copter

St. Lucie County Fire District officials changed their minds Wednesday and decided to seek proposals from any company willing to operate a helicopter for medical evacuations in St. Lucie County.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

Hope paramedic resuscitates training program, wins national EMT award

When Security Aviation ran into legal trouble a year ago, 11 paramedic students would have had their training cut short had it not been for Valerie DeFrance. Rather than concede defeat and give up her classroom, DeFrance, an emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic from the Hope area, threatened the company's lawyers with a little legal action of her own.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

Paramedic supervisor fights for his career

Aug. 20--Stuart Platt was an accomplished paramedic with an unblemished record, until a Friday night in the spring of 2004 when everything fell apart.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

Vicious circle ensnares volunteer responders

Being a first responder like a firefighter or emergency medical responder has its perks. Then there is reality. The compensation for putting your life on the line and saving others doesn't match up.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

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Restricted Access to Patent Airway

A recent study compares skill and efficiency among physicians and paramedics in securing a patent airway in restricted situations.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

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Restricted Access to Patent Airway

A recent study compares skill and efficiency among physicians and paramedics in securing a patent airway in restricted situations.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

Comments on Beneficiary Signature Requirement Proposed Rule

We encourage all AAA members to use the sample letter as the foundation for your own comment letter to CMS on the proposed rule.„

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Obese patients can ride in new, larger ambulance

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Southside Fire and EMS has added a special-order ambulance meant for very obese patients to its fleet of emergency vehicles.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Three Rescue Workers Killed, Six Injured at Utah Mine

A disastrous cave-in Thursday night killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach trapped miners, authorities said. Mining officials were considering whether to suspend the rescue effort.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007






 

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