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Longtime EMT recognized with national award

- 02/05/2016

By Brandi Bottalico The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — When he was in his prime, Marshall Botkin kept his pager on through the night. “I would sleep through any tone ...


Texas EMS agency recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite by AHA

- 01/22/2016

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County EMS was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Workplace at the Platinum Level. The American Heart Association recognizes ...


First responders, civilians honored for actions during Colorado Springs shooting

- 01/13/2016

By Kaitlin Durbin The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. Derrick Hurst hadn't treated a gunshot wound in eight years when he was suddenly faced with helping two people shot at ...


How would your EMS agency spend the $1.5B Powerball jackpot?

- 01/12/2016

After nobody won Saturday's Powerball jackpot, the prize rose to a record-breaking $1.5 billion, or $930 million in cash. Our editor-in-chief Greg Friese and columnist Kelly Grayson suggested ...


Top 10 not-so-altruistic ways to improve EMS with a billion dollars

- 01/11/2016

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is reported to be worth $1.3 billion, with a cash value of $800,000,000. Wait. Let me say that again in my Dr. Evil pose and my sinister overlord laugh: "One. ...


Stars of Life program honors EMS professionals

- 01/09/2016

MCLEAN, Va. — The American Ambulance Association’s National Stars of Life Program honors the dedication of those EMS professionals who stand out and represent excellence in every ...


What if EMS won the $800M Powerball jackpot?

- 01/08/2016

I don't buy a lottery ticket often, but when I do I wait until the jackpot is over $400 million. If I am lucky enough to win I might as well win big. Once the ticket is in my hands I start ...


Minn. police paramedic program receives innovation award

- 12/03/2015

Brainerd Dispatch BREEZY POINT, Minn. — The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has selected the Breezy Point Police Department to receive a 2015 Local Government ...


Paramedics recognized for solving patient's immediate and long-term hunger problem

- 12/02/2015

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Two Missouri paramedics received an award for their advocacy and assistance to ensure a patient with diabetes had access to healthy meals and food assistance. St. ...


Idaho battalion chief named 'Community Champion'

- 11/21/2015

BOISE, Idaho — Ada County Paramedics Battalion Chief Andrea Cobler has been named "Community Champion" in a contest presented by KTVB and Idaho Central Credit Union for her hard ...


Innovative EMS treatment program for high-risk TB patients awarded

- 11/13/2015

MOORPARK, Calif. — AMR Ventura County was recognized for the development and implementation of a program to treat patients with high-risk tuberculosis (TB) by the American Ambulance Association ...


Emergency medicine physicians focus on EMS issues and products at annual meeting

- 11/12/2015

By Mark Liao The 2015 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly attracted thousands of emergency medicine physicians and practitioners from around the globe. This ...


Ind. EMS agency awarded AED from nonprofit

- 09/29/2015

By Denise Fedorow Goshen News NAPPANEE, Ind. — A new piece of life-saving equipment has been awarded to the Nappanee Emergency Medical Services Department, the Board of Public Works ...


7 Pentagon, Flight 93 responders awarded 9/11 victim compensation

- 09/10/2015

By David B. Caruso Associated Press NEW YORK — The federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, set up mainly to help people sickened by World Trade Center dust, has also awarded nearly $2.5 ...


EMS leaders honored at 10th annual Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum

- 09/02/2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Brian LaCroix, President/EMS Chief of Allina Health EMS and Ed Racht, MD, Chief Medical Officer for American Medical Response (AMR), were recognized for their commitments ...


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