Alberta takes steps to prevent paramedics strike

EDMONTON -- Alberta government declared a public emergency Tuesday to head off a strike over wages by about 400 Calgary paramedics.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

Woman accused of check forgery

A former treasurer of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps was arraigned Tuesday on theft and forgery charges after she skimmed more than $2,500 from corps funds, police said.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

Man accused of 292 false 911 calls

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of making 292 false calls to 911 since July 1.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

Towns scramble as ambulance strike looms

MASSACHUSETTS -- A strike vote by paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers with American Medical Response is threatening to cut ambulance service in 13 Bay State communities, leaving emergency planners grasping to come up with contingency plans.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Diver Struck by Lightning Presents Safety Precaution

Stephen Wilson, 36, was diving with three other people near„Deerfield Beach, approximately 40 miles north of„Miami, when he surfaced 30 feet from the boat and lightning struck his tank.„

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Calgary EMS - Strike notice served

Paramedics could walk away from their ambulances Thursday, but the province's industry minister says a strike will likely be headed off by the appointment of a special panel to resolve the dispute.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

S.F. Emergency Dispatcher Wins State Award

A Santa Fe emergency dispatcher was the difference between life and death for a young man who was struck by lightning last summer while working on a house at Las Campanas.

It was just another day at the office for Melissa Sisneros, but it contributed to her recent award as New Mexico Emergency-Medical Dispatcher of the Year.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007






 

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