As the number of infections has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment.
Rumford’s officials had notified the Maine EMS office that it had voted to order the Rumsford Fire Department (RFD) to stop responding to EMS emergencies the previous Monday, March 16, to protect its firefighters from exposure to coronavirus.
Emergency medical service personnel across the country are struggling with an onslaught of new issues as we prepare for a tsunami of patients.
The Ripley County EMS paramedic was reportedly charged yesterday after authorities say he responded to the run last October.
Police departments are shifting resources and adjusting priorities in an attempt to maintain public safety while doing their best to prevent infection among officers and suspects.
COVID-19 has forced the European EMS Leadership Network to postpone the European Emergency Medical Services Congress until next year, the group said.
On Friday March 13, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation making that state the 20th to join the EMS Compact. The statute is effective 90 days from signing.
This decision enables EMS personnel licensed in Compact member states (home states) to cross state borders using a privilege to practice and work in other Compact states (remote state) without getting an EMS license in the remote state.
Trinity EMS will cancel nearly $1.6 million in debt and provide $50,000 in restitution to resolve allegations that its lawyer illegally threatened consumers with arrest and imprisonment.
Emergency management services across the United States are preparing their workers who are on the front lines as cases of COVID-19 rise.