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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

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Missouri Lags in Emergency 911 Coverage

Missouri's emergency communications officials say the state of E-911 in Missouri is embarrassing when compared with surrounding states.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

San Jose Fire Department s Pilot Program Sends STAR Cars Out On Non-Emergency Calls

In January, the San Jose (Calif.) Fire Department is changing its EMS response by expanding its use of Supplemental Transport Ambulance Resources, or STAR cars.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

Teenage LifeFlight Patient Helps Plot Landing Zones in Maine

As part of a school project, Chris Lirakis worked with LifeFlight officials to identify and plot potential landing zones throughout his hometown, doubling the number of areas where the helicopter can land in an emergency.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

Paramedic posts bond after being charged with child pornography possession

A 39-year-old city of Seminole paramedic has been charged with possession and Internet transmission of child pornography.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

Specialized Disaster Team Undertakes First Mission for San Diego Fires

A unique team of Bay Area disaster specialists was dispatched on its inaugural mission last week to provide EMS in San Diego County.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007

VA Hospitals Often Divert the Sick: Florida Trying to Improve Efficiency

Diverting patients has become a fact of life in American health care. Critics say the problem may be more acute at VA facilities.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007

A School for Crisis Managers: Three Universities to Offer Homeland Security Classes at New Center

With the demand for emergency-management training skyrocketing, three Indiana universities and a high school will offer classes -- and one bachelor's degree -- in conjunction with the new Regional Public Safety Academy set to open late next month.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007


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