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The week they drove St, Vinnie's down

Sunday Apr 11, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (5.0 / 1)

View Point A once proud center of emergency care is bankrupt and closing forever in New York City.
Author: Carl J. Post
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Nickelodeon Offers Hero Appreciation Deals

Thursday Apr 08, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Off Duty Create unforgettable family memories at our exciting kid-friendly Orlando resort with Hero Appreciation discounts that let you experience more and spend less. It's our way of saying thank you for all that you do in your community.
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San Diego EMT Killed While On Scene of Accident on 163 Freeway - Fund Established

Saturday Apr 03, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (4.0 / 1)

Line Of Duty San Diego Medical Services is deeply saddened by the loss of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Esteban Bahena who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday .
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Tracking the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Friday Apr 02, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Trauma Care An estimated 1.7 million deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur in the United States each year, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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S. 1611: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009

Friday Apr 02, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Learning Center Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009 - Declares that it is the purpose of this Act to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by states or local governments.
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NAEMT PUBLISHES POSITION STATEMENT ON MEDICAL DIRECTION IN EMS

Wednesday Mar 31, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (2.0 / 1)

Industry Issues Clinton, Miss. — In a new position statement, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) states that medical direction is an essential component of an effective EMS system in order to ensure that patient care is administered with appropriate clinical oversight using medically accepted standards
Author: Rebecca Dinan Schneider
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EMS Crew killed as chopper crashes near Brownsville, TN

Friday Mar 26, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (1.0 / 1)

Line Of Duty BROWNSVILLE - A rotor blade and twisted, blackened metal contrasted with the rolling green wheat field where a medical helicopter crashed early Thursday, killing the crew on board.
Author: MARIANN MARTIN
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Another iPhone App Saves The Day!

Wednesday Mar 17, 2010 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (4.5 / 2)

Top Stories An iPhone application which could save the lives of hundreds of heart attack victims a year has been invented by a British medic.
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DC Police Conducting Review Of Paramedic Who Provided Care To Dying Two-Year-Old Girl

Wednesday Mar 10, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories The DC Metropolitan Police Department is now handling the investigation of a paramedic who was in charge of the care for two-year-old Stephanie Stephens when a decision was made not to take the little girl to the hospital in the early morning hours of February 10th.
Author: David Statter
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Pa. man dies during storm when 911 calls unheeded

Sunday Feb 28, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories PITTSBURGH – With her boyfriend in severe abdominal pain, Sharon Edge called 911 for an ambulance in the early morning hours of Feb. 6. Heavy snow was falling — so heavy it would all but bring the city to a standstill — and Curtis Mitchell needed to go to a hospital.
Author: DAN NEPHIN (AP)
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Colleton County Firefighter- Medic loses job over Facebook post

Saturday Feb 27, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (1.0 / 1)

Top Stories COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Colleton County paramedic and firefighter was fired over a video he posted on Facebook.
Author: Hatzel Vela
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Senator Specter Announces Nearly $130 million in Stimulus Funds to Develop Broadband Technology in PA

Saturday Feb 20, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced that the Department of Commerce has awarded two major grants to Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $130 million, to develop broadband technology across the state of Pennsylvania.
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New NAEMT Position Statement Opposes Ems Participation In Executions

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues In a new position statement, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) states its strong opposition to participation in capital punishment by EMTs, paramedics or other emergency medical practitioners.
Author: NAEMT
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Physician Develops A Cradle Which Turns iPhone Into A Lifesaving CPR Tool?

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (5.0 / 1)

Top Stories Since the iPhone has been released, we've see quite a few medical apps and accessories... But not like this. Dr. Ivor Kovic, an emergency physician from Croatia, has developed a device which turns the iPhone into a physical tool.
Author: Compiled
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NAEMT Advocates for Fair Pay And Benefits For EMS Practitioners In New Position Statement

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues Clinton, Miss. — In a new position statement, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) states its commitment to advocating for fair and equitable pay and benefits for EMS practitioners on parity with their partners in public safety and other allied health care services.
Author: NAEMT
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Using Teaching Games to in the Classroom to Teach any Topic!

Monday Feb 08, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Instrctor's Corner This article will discuss 10 basic tips to help you use training games as a serious teaching tool in the classroom.
Author: John Dillon, Paramedic/Educator
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Who are you talking to

Saturday Feb 06, 2010 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Health & Safety Have you ever stopped at a traffic light and just noticed how many of the right of way drivers are on their cell phones? Incredible! Have you actually been driving on the highway in town and noticed how many of your driving neighbors are busy talking to someone not in their vehicle? Can you count this high without one of those high priced calculators in hand?
Author: Sharon Grigsby
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NAEMT Published Position StatementOn EMS Ambulance Safety

Tuesday Sep 22, 2009 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues Clinton, Miss. — The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) has published a position statement to address serious factors in ambulance safety and their dangers to EMS practitioners — such as a high risk of occupational injury and death for EMS practitioners during patient transportation. In the statement, NAEMT states that it supports the development of a culture of safety in all EMS systems in our nation.
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Have your Emergency Responders Been Exposed to Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Wednesday Apr 01, 2009 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (3.0 / 1)

On The Light Side Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters.
Author: DHMO.org
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STAT MEDEVAC Physician Receives “EMS 10: Innovators In EMS 2008” Award

Saturday Mar 28, 2009 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues Frank Guyette, MD, MS, MPH of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was recognized during the opening ceremonies at The JEMS Conference on Thursday, March 26th.
Author: Daniel Nakles
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FOUR YOUNG PATIENTS RECEIVE FANTASY TRIP

Saturday Jan 31, 2009 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Public Service Announcements Four young loyal fans are getting an opportunity of a lifetime to cheer on their hometown Pittsburgh Steelers in Superbowl XLIII
Author: Daniel Nakles
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EMS Village 2.0 - Plans for a new beginning

Friday Jan 23, 2009 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (3.0 / 2)

Site News We've been away and neglectful. Please accept our apologies. In the coming weeks, we plan to resuscitate EMS village and bring her back to her original glory. Please read on.
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DOÑA ANA COUNTY AMBULANCE PROVIDER EARNS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories AMR, the ambulance company contracted by Doña Ana County has become only the second nationally accredited ambulance service in the State of New Mexico
Author: MIke Shabkie
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Obituary of a legacy...a hero and a friend of EMS

Tuesday Nov 18, 2008 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Off Duty Joe was a college professor at STCC and was well known as an Instructor for CPR and First Aid he taught many of the areas fire and police department first responders. He was also an instructor for EMT's, and was instrumental in founding the paramedic program at STCC.
Author: Mass Live Obituary
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UPDATE: Woman left for dead dies

Tuesday Dec 18, 2007 – 2:14 am | 14 Comments | (3.4 / 14)

Top Stories A Texas State University senior who was presumed dead after a traffic collision and left unattended in the wreckage for more than two hours in near-freezing temperatures died of her injuries Monday afternoon, officials said.
Author: Brian Chasnoff
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Medics Ambulance Service EMS Zone

Saturday Dec 15, 2007 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (2.0 / 2)

Top Stories Medics Ambulance Service will be taking over our Bls 911 zone January 1 2008. Currently AMR is providing this service in place of Medics.
Author: Andrew Cohen
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Atlanta Hospital Board Poised to Relinquish Operational Control

Monday Nov 26, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories In the 115-year life span of Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, today could be historic. Several members of the Grady board say the board is poised to relinquish operational control of the hospital, aiming to save it from financial ruin.
Author: Craig Schneider
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Interactive X-Word Challenge: Paramedic Patient Assessment

Monday Nov 26, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Student Bytes Sirius Innovations, LLC is please to announce another in a series of educational tools for EMS Instructors and students. This month we cover vocabulary words for the Paramedic dealing with Patient Assessment. Good Luck!
Author: Philip Hayes
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City's offer: Get paid to become a Honolulu EMT

Sunday Nov 25, 2007 – 2:14 am | 6 Comments | (3.0 / 6)

Top Stories With 18 percent of Honolulu's emergency medical technician and paramedic positions vacant, the city has decided to start paying people to learn the job.
Author: Treena Shapiro
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Off-duty EMT kills wife, self

Sunday Nov 25, 2007 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (4.0 / 2)

Top Stories DETROIT -- Police are working today to determine why an emergency medical technician fatally shot his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son a day before killing himself.
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Rural/Metro Wins $30 Mln. Contract To Continue 911 Ambulance Services In Rochester

Sunday Nov 25, 2007 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (3.0 / 2)

Top Stories Rural/Metro Corp. on Monday revealed the receipt of a new contract term to continue as the exclusive provider of 911 emergency ambulance services in Rochester, New York.
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Senetor Tom Carper announces volunteer firefighter / EMS legislation

Saturday Nov 24, 2007 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (5.0 / 2)

Political Action News Sen. Tom Carper stopped at the Georgetown fire hall Monday, Nov. 19, to announce the introduction of the Firefighters and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act.
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Firefighters Taking New Role as Anti-Terrorist Eyes of the US Government

Friday Nov 23, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

WMD & Terrorism Watch Washington - Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as trusted American icons and infringing on people's privacy.
Author: Eileen Sullivan
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Some more of the brutal novel from Carl Post

Friday Nov 23, 2007 – 2:14 am | 2 Comments | (1.0 / 2)

Essays In The History Of EMS EMS Village continues to preview Carl Post's novel about one volunteer scramble call that causes a civil war over the course of just 96 hours. A call is comprised of victims and caregivers. It affects all of them. And sometimes the surrounding society as well? Offered here in several installments and lightly censored as needed to maintain decorum! Ed.
Author: Carl J. Post
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Interactive EMT-I Patient Assessment Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle Released

Monday Nov 19, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Instrctor's Corner Sirius Innovations, LLC is please to announce the latest in a series of educational tools for EMS Instructors and students. This month we cover vocabulary words for the EMT-I dealing with Patient Assessment.
Author: Philip L. Hayes
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Services set for Dallas paramedic killed in traffic accident

Monday Nov 19, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Off Duty Funeral arrangements have been set for a Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic killed over the weekend in a traffic accident.
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Texas: Off-duty paramedic killed in two-car crash

Sunday Nov 18, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Off Duty Julio Alvarado Jr. had seen the damage speeding cars inflict. He'd pulled people from crushed metal, revived some of them and helped extinguish blazing wrecks. It was his job as a Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic for the last three years, and he loved it.
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MRSA in Healthcare Settings

Saturday Nov 17, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Infection Connection MRSA has been featured in the news and on television programs a great deal recently. MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This type of bacteria causes “staph” infections that are resistant to treatment with usual antibiotics.
Author: CDC
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FACT SHEET: Invasive MRSA

Saturday Nov 17, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Infection Connection The estimated number of people developing a serious MRSA infection (i.e., invasive) in 2005 was about 94,360; this is higher than estimates using other methods.
Author: CDC
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INTRO: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers

Friday Nov 16, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Infection Connection A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine. The disease spreads easily person-to-person, causes serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in a very short time.
Author: OSHA
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OSHA solicits public input on comprehensive emergency response standard

Friday Nov 16, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a Request for Information seeking input from the public to determine what action, if any, the Agency should take to further address emergency response and preparedness.
Author: OSHA
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First chapter of a brutal EMS novel

Wednesday Nov 14, 2007 – 2:14 am | 4 Comments | (2.3 / 4)

Essays In The History Of EMS This is the first chapter of a long novel about EMS volunteer life in Queens and Brooklyn. The author has just finished it and wants the EMSVillage mainstays to fire away at this attempt at reality therapy. Carl's fourth novel. He has been a radical, provocative and annoying facet of EMSVillage since its very early days. Fire away? Or enjoy it?
Author: Carl J. Post
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Funeral for New York ambulance worker to draw thousands

Monday Nov 12, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Line Of Duty Based on the turnout at the wake last night, thousands of firefighters and emergency response workers are expected at the funeral today for 25-year-old Matthew Lamb. He's the EMT who was killed last week when his ambulance went off Route 9 in Garrison and crashed.
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Heart Attack Survival Rates Double Following Implementation of New Guidelines

Friday Nov 09, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Industry Issues MADISON, Wis. -- Heart attack survival rates have doubled in Madison, Milwaukee and five other places that were among the first to implement new resuscitation guidelines, including the use of a new airflow device, according to a new study.
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Families of Fla. Drowning Victims Seek Answers from Responding Paramedics

Thursday Nov 08, 2007 – 2:14 am | 1 Comments | (1.0 / 1)

Top Stories Relatives of Johnnie “Chubby” Schoolfield Jr. and his longtime friend, Theo Thomas, gathered with friends and community activists Wednesday night to confront the Manatee County paramedics who did not rush into a pond that night in Bradenton to save the
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Fort Worth Adds Pandemic Kits to Emergency Preparedness Strategy

Thursday Nov 08, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Infection Connection Influenza has faded from news headlines, but the threat of a pandemic still looms, and the City of Fort Worth is vigilant in its concern about the possibility of an H5N1 "Bird Flu" epidemic. The Fort Worth Public Health Department's Emergency Preparedness Division, headed by Dr. Cathy Spranger, has selected Bird Flu Smart of Mountain View, California to create a pandemic kit for its employees.
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Emergency responder dies following crash

Thursday Nov 08, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Line Of Duty Garrison – A 25-year-old emergency medical technician with Empire State Ambulance died Thursday from injuries he sustained when the ambulance in which he was riding ran off Route 9 in Garrison and struck a tree. Matthew Lamb was riding in the back of the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver, a Bronx man, is being treated at Westchester Medical Center.
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New Emergency Response Computer System Announced

Wednesday Nov 07, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Computers & Technology U.S. scientists have created a computer architecture that enables the secure transmission of information to first responders during emergencies. Princeton University researchers said the architecture allows the transmission of sensitive information during such instances as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.
Author: UPI Science News
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FAA won't allow cardiac-arrest machine at traffic-control center

Tuesday Nov 06, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories WASHINGTON - Though defibrillators are required on all airplanes and in most airports, many air traffic controllers in the nation's 500-plus control centers would be far from the nearest life-saving device should they suffer a heart attack.
Author: Nina Petersen-Perlman, Star Tribune
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Specialized California Disaster Team Undertakes First Task

Monday Oct 29, 2007 – 2:14 am | No Comments Yet | (0.0 / 0)

Top Stories A unique team of Bay Area disaster specialists led by a San Carlos man was dispatched on its inaugural mission last week to San Diego County, where they provided medical support to people displaced from their homes by the firestorms that ravaged the region.
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