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New Berlin Hopes to Hire 19 Paramedics; Some EMTs Take Offense

New Berlin, Wis., upgrades its rescue services, insulting EMTs in the process.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Memphis F.D. Equips Recruits with LifeShirts; Equipment Transmits Wearer's Vital Signs

Memphis F.D. spends $300,000 to purchase 80 LifeShirts that wirelessly transmit heart and respiration rates and skin temperature in real time.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Colorado Paramedic Named Best in State

EMSA names Paramedic JT Orta best in Colorado.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Mexico Responders Drill for Rail Accident

First Responders in New Mexico participated in a rail accident drill on Sunday.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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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

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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


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