Administration and Leadership

I m sure there s a very good reason why sizes are no longer what they were, and I hope some bright spark will explain it to me some day. All I know is that when I was a kid, there were essentially three sizes: small, medium and large. As our society has grown literally we added extra large, then XXL and those that follow (I ll admit to being a traditionalist who would just as soon call men big and tall, and women well-rounded or curvaceous. It seems much more dignified.)
Administration and Leadership

I m sure there s a very good reason why sizes are no longer what they were, and I hope some bright spark will explain it to me some day. All I know is that when I was a kid, there were essentially three sizes: small, medium and large. As our society has grown literally we added extra large, then XXL and those that follow (I ll admit to being a traditionalist who would just as soon call men big and tall, and women well-rounded or curvaceous. It seems much more dignified.)
Administration and Leadership

NEW YORK -- Prehospital emergency medical care was still a new concept for most people when South Shore resident Monte Posner, along with millions of other Americans, enjoyed the first episodes of the television show, "Emergency!" The show originally aired between 1972 and 1977 on NBC.Not long after, he was inspired to join the ranks of thousands of other young people and seek out training to become an Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, and bring emergency medicine from the ER to the street.
Communications & Dispatch

WICHITA, Kan. -- Asa Adams hopes a jury will believe her 20-month-old toddler died accidentally.But prosecutors say Shymir Turner's injuries were too severe to be accidental. Adams, 19 at the time Shymir died, went on trial Tuesday in Wichita, charged with felony murder.Doctors who worked to save the toddler are expected to testify today before Sedgwick County District Judge Terry Pullman.On Tuesday, emergency medical technicians who responded to Adams' frantic 911 call May 16 recounted the injuries they saw.
Communications & Dispatch

DETROIT -- A judge dismissed charges Wednesday against one of two 911 operators accused of willful neglect in mishandling a call from a Detroit boy whose mother was lying unconscious in their apartment.Judge Paula Humphries of 36th District Court said Terri Sutton, a 19-year veteran, may have been rude to the boy over the phone, but she requested a police car, which arrived within 5 minutes.
Communications & Dispatch

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Tape recordings of emergency dispatcher calls last July 4 after four people in a van plunged into Bunnell's Pond at Beardsley Park have been released.The Fire Department this week made public the recordings of calls between emergency dispatchers and rescue personnel sent to the scene where an adult and three children drowned in the van.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

PHILADELPHIA -- When Deborah Payne died early New Year's Day while waiting more than an hour for a Fire Department ambulance, help was only minutes away.Just seven blocks from Payne's apartment on Rowland Avenue near Rhawn Street in the Northeast, an ambulance was parked and ready to respond."We could have been there in two minutes, and she would have been at Nazareth Hospital in another two minutes," said Rob Berkoff, administrator for Northeast Community Ambulance, a nonprofit ambulance corps.
Communications & Dispatch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Transcript of the call made by one of the Dhaliwal brothers to 911. Because he is calling from a cell phone, he is connected to the California Highway Patrol. A CHP dispatcher patches him through to a San Francisco 911 dispatcher.911 operator: (inaudible) 911, police, fire, medicalCHP: Hi, CHP. Are you guys en route to a medical at the San Francisco Zoo?Operator: Yes we are.CHP: Ok, I have the party on the line, saying the restaurant called and he's freaking out the ambulance is not there.
Administration and Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With the Federal Communications Commission's Jan. 24 public auction of radio spectrum approaching, industry representatives are voicing concerns about the planned development of a nationwide public safety wireless broadband network.Interested parties are questioning the viability and oversight of the network and how it will connect with state and local agencies and sellers of similar services. Although many of the issues have been raised before, there is greater urgency as the auction approaches.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A decorated Sevier County firefighter who wound up in handcuffs as he sped to answer a call for help is asking a federal judge to order the Tennessee Highway Patrol to afford volunteer firefighters the same rights as paid emergency workers.