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EMS Videos

EMS Training Videos

Car runs over protesters at Minneapolis Ferguson rally
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:06 AM Pacific
A rally in Minneapolis over the events of Ferguson turned scary when a car hit and then drove through several protesters. Police said a woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
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EMS1 cam crew captures barrage of gunfire during Ferguson riots
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 05:25 PM Pacific
With buildings burning in the background, video captures intense gunfire that opened up at the Ferguson riots last night. EMS1 video producer, Ray Kemp, and his second camera operator, Matt Markivee, were filming behind the St. Louis County Police line during the rioting when a barrage of gunfire forced them to take cover.
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Kan. EMT arrested for pictures of nude girls
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:46 AM Pacific
Police say he may have encountered his victims though his work with an EMS program that helps teens
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Ferguson: Grand jury announcement coming today
Monday, November 24, 2014 11:22 PM Pacific

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LAFD firefighter-EMT talks about his career choice
Monday, November 24, 2014 09:54 PM Pacific
A research based interview with a LAFD EMT-firefighter reveals why he chose a career as a responder, and what a normal day is like
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Texas EMS gets solar-powered ambulance
Monday, November 24, 2014 06:47 PM Pacific
It includes LED lights and touch screen technology, and equipment will work even if the vehicle breaks down
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Study: Telephone CPR is saving more lives in Ariz.
Monday, November 24, 2014 05:42 PM Pacific
Research shows dispatcher-assisted CPR increases chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest
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Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
Sunday, November 23, 2014 02:22 PM Pacific

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Boy, 4, who fell from cliff wakes from induced coma
Saturday, November 22, 2014 02:20 PM Pacific

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5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
Saturday, November 22, 2014 02:14 PM Pacific

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Color code your awareness level to stay alert
Saturday, November 22, 2014 00:52 AM Pacific
Awareness makes up 90 percent of your ability to defend yourself, and this system helps providers track their alertness
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Dealing with excited delirium
Saturday, November 22, 2014 00:30 AM Pacific
How to approach people with excited delirium, and recognize behaviors that indicate upcoming violence
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Fire destroys ambulances used by NYC's Central Park volunteer EMS
Friday, November 21, 2014 07:08 PM Pacific
Two of the three vehicles were totaled in a parking garage fire, and the volunteer unit hopes to replace them
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2 kids die in fire while mom in hospital for birth
Friday, November 21, 2014 06:39 PM Pacific
Despite efforts to revive the 2-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister, they were pronounced dead at a hospital
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How to handle emotionally disturbed people
Friday, November 21, 2014 00:21 AM Pacific
Whether emotional disturbances are long term, chemical, situational or medical, it's important to give a detailed report to hospital personnel.
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How to safely position yourself
Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:27 PM Pacific
This video contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers

Approach a situation and position yourself smartly to improve clinical care, your relationship with the patient and safety
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Song raises awareness about medic suicides
Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:35 PM Pacific
The digital release of 'Paramedic Suicide' raises awareness about the sharp increase in responders taking their own lives
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South African EMS educates on child road safety
Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:27 PM Pacific
EMTs explain the high number of child pedestrian accidents from reckless driving and encourage adults to set a good example by not jaywalking
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Woman in ambulance injured by stray bullet
Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:30 PM Pacific
She suffered a gash that appeared to be caused by either a bullet fragment or broken glass
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Ill. cops fatally shoot armed man in ER
Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:11 PM Pacific
Man became agitated over treatment and drew a handgun from his waistband in the deadly November 3 shooting
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Texas firefighters rescue, resuscitate 5-year-old girl
Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:56 PM Pacific
Firefighters climbed through a window to pull her out; she was not breathing so they performed CPR
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Remember 2 Things: Tips for better radio communication
Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:29 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us to just use plain English, not codes, and to manage your tone.
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Ohio firefighters protest privatizing EMS
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:06 PM Pacific
They demonstrated outside a city council meeting, saying hiring a private ambulance company is “unsafe and unfair”
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Mass. firefighter-medic charged with passing fake prescriptions
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 05:46 PM Pacific
Mass. firefighter-medic charged with passing fake prescriptions
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20 years of EMS: EMS World editorial director reflects
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:40 AM Pacific
Nancy Perry talks about how MCI responses led to more public recognition, and shifts toward fire-based EMS and mobile integrated health care.
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Fergson responders prepare for grand jury annoucement
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 00:23 AM Pacific
EMS leaders are using their experience from the previous unrest to better plan and keep crews safe
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Ebola video game trains providers to avoid health hazards
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 07:54 PM Pacific
This video game prototype is designed to help train West Africa health workers to avoid hazards that can lead contacting Ebola
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Grady EMS creates promo video for alternate transport sites
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 07:42 PM Pacific
It shows a model that leverages community partnerships to transport patients to alternate care sites and reduce ED visits.
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Teen does CPR to save baby at Mo. store
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 06:28 PM Pacific
The high school student sprang to action when an 11-month old stopped breathing at a Wal-Mart
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3 Calif. firefighters hurt in truck explosion
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:31 PM Pacific
Early reports are that the firefighters suffered only minor injuries
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Cargo plane crashes into Chicago home, 1 dead
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:24 PM Pacific
The pilot was killed, but a couple sleeping just inches away were spared after the plane slammed into their living room
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Ky. police search for 3 women posing as EMS
Monday, November 17, 2014 08:15 PM Pacific
They have been knocking on doors claiming to be EMTs and asking to see resident’s medications
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Ga. man arrested after trying to flirt with dispatcher
Sunday, November 16, 2014 05:18 PM Pacific
“You sound sexy as hell,” he said when she asked for his address after he claimed to have information about a wanted man
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Wake County EMS "Happy" song.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 06:24 PM Pacific

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Ride-Along With Regina EMS
Thursday, November 13, 2014 06:17 PM Pacific

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3 Texas medics suspended over drug administration
Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:29 PM Pacific

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Fla. teen survives shark attack
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:17 AM Pacific
The seasoned surfer screamed for an ambulance as the shark tore into his arm
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Medics, trainer save Texas teen athlete
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 07:46 AM Pacific

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Child trains with AED
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:24 AM Pacific
A boy, 4, applies pads and delivery shock after only 10 minutes of instruction
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EMTs load hurt pro wrestler into ambulance
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:16 AM Pacific
EMTs console and transport wrestler Samoa Joe after being injured in the ring
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EMT steals $10K Rolex off dying patient
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:01 AM Pacific
Family members later discovered the watch listed on eBay
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Texas man arrested after high-speed chase in stolen ambulance
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 09:46 AM Pacific
The chase drew multiple law enforcement agencies as it crossed county lines
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Boy,4, survives 230-foot fall from California cliff
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 08:52 AM Pacific
Two firefighter-paramedics rappelled the cliff with a rescue basket; the boy was awake and crying
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Wheelbarrow ambulances aid African women in labor
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 08:27 AM Pacific
Equipped with a battery-powered siren; the wheelbarrows are designed to reduce maternal mortality
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Ambulance plant explosion injures 3
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 08:16 AM Pacific
The explosion occurred in American Emergency Vehicles' paint shop
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Remember 2 Things: When to transport a newborn delivery
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 01:37 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us that if a delivery is imminent it's better to stay on scene, and to then transport if waiting for the delivery of the placenta.
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Fla. woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse
Monday, November 10, 2014 10:03 AM Pacific
Doctors were preparing to call time of death after her heart stopped during a cesarean section
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2 children dead in W.Va. house fire
Monday, November 10, 2014 08:12 AM Pacific

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Veterans Day parade to feature remodeled WWII ambulance
Saturday, November 08, 2014 05:11 AM Pacific

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Pa. firefighter-medic responds to own house fire
Saturday, November 08, 2014 05:02 AM Pacific

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EMS hero of the week: Firefighter vows to fight brain cancer
Friday, November 07, 2014 01:46 PM Pacific
He's battling the same type of brain cancer that led 29-year-old Brittany Maynard to end her own life, sparking a national debate about 'Death with Dignity' laws
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Ga. patient drives stolen ambulance to Tenn. home
Friday, November 07, 2014 10:51 AM Pacific
The man was initially brought to hospital after deliberately causing a traffic accident
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Doctor treats toddler in cardiac arrest on plane
Friday, November 07, 2014 09:38 AM Pacific
The 2-year-old was rushed to the hospital after the JetBlue plane was given priority landing in Boston
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Video: Patient dead after attacking nurses with metal pole
Friday, November 07, 2014 09:16 AM Pacific
One nurse suffered a collapsed lung after the patient burst into the nursing station swinging part of a hospital bed
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N.C. fire truck hits, kills pedestrian
Friday, November 07, 2014 08:42 AM Pacific
The man stepped out in the middle of the four-lane road in front of the fire truck; the driver of the rig will not be charged
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Boy, 4, learns to make emergency call
Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:03 AM Pacific
An Australian family coaches their son on what to do if their house is on fire
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Ariz. medic shows off medication box
Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:46 AM Pacific
A medic explains what is kept on hand for 80 percent of his department's calls.
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Survival Story: How CPR saved man in cardiac arrest at the gym
Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:52 AM Pacific
He collapsed on a bike at a cardiac rehab class; his exercise physiologist’s training kicked in and she performed early CPR.
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NY firefighter fights and beats Stage 3 colon cancer
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 09:59 AM Pacific
Colleagues gave him nonperishable's to help feed his family of five and also threw a benefit in his honor to raise money
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FDNY: NYC's 911 system down for 2 hours
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 09:11 AM Pacific
Officials said dispatchers worked manually during the outage and sent out emergency crews by radio
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If EMS had a dating website ...
Monday, November 03, 2014 04:55 PM Pacific
This hilarious spoof shows what an online conversation between an EMT and a paramedic would look like
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Ambulance uses sidewalk to bypass traffic
Monday, November 03, 2014 04:33 PM Pacific
An EMT drives onto the pavement to avoid a traffic jam in this video out of Poland.
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Ambulance flips in collision with truck, 1 critical
Monday, November 03, 2014 10:50 AM Pacific
Two EMTs were hurt and the driver of the truck is in critical condition after he T-boned the ambulance on an Iowa bridge
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Texas flight medic remembered at memorial service
Friday, October 31, 2014 11:03 AM Pacific
He succumbed to injuries sustained in an Oct. 4 crash that also killed a flight nurse and patient on board
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Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:12 AM Pacific
She went on an hour-long bike ride with her boyfriend, saying she has no symptoms after returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa
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Flames, smoke after small plane crashes at Kan. airport
Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:13 AM Pacific
Fire trucks were positioned near the crash and were pouring water on the wreckage
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Ex-MLB player accidentally shoots off finger
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:04 PM Pacific
Jose Canseco was cleaning his gun at his kitchen table when it went off; his fiancée "saw his middle finger hanging by a string"
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Ebola virus: Shielding emergency responders
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:45 AM Pacific
Dr. Allan Morrison discusses the myths and facts of the Ebola virus, and pertinent information for first responders.
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Video: Responders fight back against patient who assaulted them
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:24 AM Pacific
The footage appears to show them cursing and restraining the man after he hit two firefighters on a medical call
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Ambulance drone unveiled in Netherlands
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:05 AM Pacific
The drone flies at speeds of 60 mph and carries a defibrillator
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911 C.A.S.P.E.R. Systems announces alert and fundraising platform
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 04:00 PM Pacific
An LED sign broadcasts national and region content while generating community support
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Code 3 Complete
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:30 PM Pacific
Code3 CME offers nationally accredited, CECBEMS approved F5 virtual courses such as the Paramedic Refresher & EMT Refresher online as well as other continuing medical education programs that help students meet both NREMT and most state renewal requirements. All Code3 CME faculty members are noted experts in the field of Emergency Medicine.
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48 Hour EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Refresher ONLINE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:03 PM Pacific
Why not train like you work? All EMT & Paramedic level providers are in the same dynamic 48 hour refresher course learning from one another. The course is taught by subject matter experts in emergency medical services. The course covers all EMT & Paramedic Transition material. This program is broken down into 24-2 hour LIVE online modules and are accepted by the NREMT as an F5 VLT course. The best part is you dont have to take the modules in order and they are offered multiples times each day allowing you to work around your busy schedule. This program can also be used if you have failed your NREMT exam and need a refresher to retest.
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ChalkTalk
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:25 AM Pacific
Here's a sample of the weekly practice "ChalkTalk sessions. ChalkTalks are 5-6 minute "how to" video tutorials based on a single rhythm strip or ECG, and are unique to ECG Academy.
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Man ‘in need’ of ride crashes ambulance into tree
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:49 AM Pacific
The ambulance was the first thing he saw parked outside a Houston hospital
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Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:11 AM Pacific
Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants
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A look at a 1957 custom ambulance
Monday, October 27, 2014 02:22 PM Pacific
The Ford F-100 originally served a rural area in Northern Calif.
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Situational awareness tips to increase scene safety
Monday, October 27, 2014 01:32 PM Pacific
Standing to the side of a door, recognizing where weapons may be located in homes and cars and staying alert can often save your life and the lives of others.
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Why a scene coordinator is essential for EMS safety
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:40 AM Pacific
With an overview of the scene, they see the big picture and can often identify threats before they become obvious to others involved.
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How to control your 'inner idiot'
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:24 AM Pacific
It’s easy to overreact to certain situations, but here are ways to keep your body language, words and emotions in check
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Horse rescued from suburban pool
Monday, October 27, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
Ari. veterinarians sedated the distressed animal so firefighters could pull it from the pool
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Man runs over own head in ‘cigarette accident’
Monday, October 27, 2014 11:47 AM Pacific
Dropping his cigarette down his jacket, he jumped from the vehicle while backing out
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N.Y. EMS suit up as boy is tested for Ebola
Monday, October 27, 2014 09:47 AM Pacific
A 5-year-old Bronx boy recently home from West Africa is being tested for Ebola
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Texas students engineer gear for responder
Monday, October 27, 2014 08:54 AM Pacific
Engineering students had 48 hours to brainstorm, design, and develop tools with guidance from EMS providers
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Vitalboards - The Community Outreach Program That Can Save Lives
Monday, October 27, 2014 08:10 AM Pacific
Vitalboards | The Community Outreach Program That Can Save Lives | www.vitalboards.com | 800.577.1703

The program has two components. The first is a beautifully designed, 8-1/2” x 11” full color magnetic memo board with pen and clip, which mounts to the refrigerator door. People love to use these as a quick communication tool, a reminder for an important event that week, or simply to jot down some notes. 

What’s really special about Vitalboards though is what’s on the back side. We’ve included areas for each homeowner to list their vital health information, such as allergies, current medications, medical conditions, and more. This information can assist EMS and emergency first responders in saving lives, in situations where someone in is unable to speak or is otherwise incapacitated. An EMS info sticker is also included, which is affixed on or near the front door, and alerts first responders to the location of the Vitalboard. 

The program also includes Vital ICE, the customized In Case of Emergency app for iPhone/iPad/Android users (free for download, available 11/2014). Vital ICE is a mobile platform for users to store their vital health information while on the go. This is an app every citizen should have on their mobile device, as it could possibly help save their lives. This feature rich app has much more to offer than any other ICE app on the market today, even native health apps. Through its back office web access, EMS, Fire, and other first responders can be provisioned to send push notifications to alert citizens when needed.

Vitalboards can be funded entirely by the city or municipality, or can be funded in part or whole by a local business in a co-branded effort. 

Call or click today:

www.vitalboards.com | 800.577.1703
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Shooting reported at Wash. high school
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:01 AM Pacific
Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital
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Hero of the Week: EMT treats lightning-strike survivor in pouring rain
Friday, October 24, 2014 11:06 AM Pacific
Jessica Galvin made the life-saving call to treat him on the scene; she is the first woman to receive her community’s local EMT of the Year award
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Medlert Connect now available in web version
Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:31 PM Pacific
The new version of the medical transport scheduler is free of charge for mobile subscribers
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Responders rescue man pinned under car
Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:47 AM Pacific
Firefighters inserted two air bags under the car and inflated them to lift the vehicle off the man and pull him out
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N.C. EMS don, doff personal protective equipment
Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:46 AM Pacific
EMS providers demonstrate equipment procedures for infectious disease protection
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Escaping Violent Encounters: Calculating the best defense
Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:44 AM Pacific
From a verbally aggressive patient to a life-threatening attack, Kip Tietsort goes over assault response guidelines to determine the most appropriate action
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2 EMTs hurt in Ky. ambulance, school bus crash
Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:13 AM Pacific
With lights and siren on, the ambulance collided with the bus and flipped
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Beaten medic Bryan Stow 'happy to be alive'
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 05:17 PM Pacific
The paramedic who suffered a brain injury in a 2011 beating at a San Francisco Giants game has shown significant progress and was first pumping during an ESPN interview at his home
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9/11 responder launches Kickstarter for EMS documentary
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 01:36 PM Pacific
Inspired by his struggle with PTSD, it focuses on how EMTs cope with the job
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Kingfisher Medical creates compact response kit
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:28 AM Pacific
The ROVER kit aims to ease coordination, treatment, and extraction in hostile situations
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2 medics sent blindly into violent Detroit crowd, attacked
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:01 AM Pacific
Dispatchers failed to inform medics of fighting on the scene
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Gunman wounds soldier at Canada's Parliament
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:52 AM Pacific
The soldier was transported by ambulance and his condition is not immediately known; the gunman then entered Parliament
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Bees attack dozens of Texas middle schoolers
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 04:46 PM Pacific
23 sixth-graders were treated for stings, including one boy who had a significant reaction and was hospitalized
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How a violent person’s brain responds to listening
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:14 PM Pacific
A lesson in neuropsychology explains ways to dial down a violent person’s emotions, and why saying ‘calm down’ never works
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How a clear head helps EMTs control violent situations
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:17 PM Pacific
Being prepared rather than paranoid, and awareness of your own physical abilities and emotional reactions, can stop tense situations from spiraling out of control.
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Tips for predicting scene safety
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 01:34 PM Pacific
This video contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewers

From how to positon yourself when taking a pulse, to searching patients before handing them over to police, here are ways to increase safety for everyone on the scene.
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Injunction puts Ill. ambulance squad on hold
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 09:17 AM Pacific
The plan has been held up until the fire department puts a referendum on the ballot so residents can vote on an additional tax for the new service
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TabCruzer Installation Video
Monday, October 20, 2014 01:10 PM Pacific
This in-depth installation video shows you how to mount the TabCruzer. Only a few tools are needed and this video highlights several mounting tips to help you customize your installation.
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NY mom holds CPR flash mob
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:12 AM Pacific
After losing her daughter, 14, to cardiac arrest during soccer practice she hopes the event raised awareness of hands-only CPR and promoted a bill to teach the technique to middle and high school students.
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CDC to revise Ebola PPE protocol
Monday, October 20, 2014 11:08 AM Pacific
New guidelines will require "no skin showing," and a "buddy system;" a 30-person support team will also assist civilian medical professionals
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Man arrested for defacing 9/11 memorial in NY
Monday, October 20, 2014 10:06 AM Pacific
White paint was used to deface the memorial to fallen first responders
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43 in Dallas declared 'Ebola free'
Monday, October 20, 2014 09:29 AM Pacific
The first group of people who had contact with the first U.S. Ebola patient have been cleared after 21 days of monitoring
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2 hurt after police chase of LAFD stolen ambulance
Monday, October 20, 2014 09:02 AM Pacific
A man being treated by medics drove off in the ambulance and led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a truck at an intersection
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Police: 3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC
Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:20 AM Pacific

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30 injured in riot at N.H. college pumpkin festival
Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:15 AM Pacific

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Cruise ship islolates Ebola healthcare worker
Saturday, October 18, 2014 08:01 AM Pacific

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'Fastest ambulance in the world' unveiled in Dubai
Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:50 AM Pacific

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Beachgoers form human chain to save Ore. swimmer
Friday, October 17, 2014 10:06 AM Pacific
They pulled a struggling swimmer to shore after she and seven others were stranded on a rocky outcropping at high tide
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Nurse Nina Pham speaks from hospital bed before Ebola transport to Md.
Friday, October 17, 2014 09:27 AM Pacific
She spoke into a camera from her hospital bed in Dallas before being transported to Md. where she's being treated at one of the four isolation units in the country
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Md. firefighter seriously hurt in fire truck, ambulance collision
Friday, October 17, 2014 09:13 AM Pacific
Six other firefighters were evaluated and released with non-life threatening injuries
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EMS hero of the week: Medic refuses to leave patient with grenade in leg
Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:45 PM Pacific
Ala. medic Cameron Padbury showed bravery and commitment to patient care when a transport quickly turned into a life-threatening situation
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Medic takes time to show kids his rig
Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:29 AM Pacific
Kids are invited to try on hats, handle hoses, and sit behind the wheel of the Ohio department’s truck
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Off-duty medic helps rescue man stuck in ravine
Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:39 AM Pacific
He witnessed a driver veer off the road and down an embankment, and sprang into action
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Tenn. dispatchers to screen for Ebola signs
Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:39 AM Pacific
Knoxville-area 911 calls might soon include questions about international travel and contact with diseased individuals
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Calif. cop uses iPad to find woman trapped in ravine
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:13 AM Pacific
A police officer and the woman's family used an iPad to pinpoint where her iPhone was located
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Fla. dispatchers leave responders in the dark during triple homicide
Thursday, October 16, 2014 09:32 AM Pacific
Police and medics searched for the victims without any knowledge the armed suspect was possibly in the area
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How EMS can practice CDC guidelines for Ebola patients
Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:49 AM Pacific
Here’s a look at what the agency recommends for patient assessments, proper PPE, disinfecting transport vehicles, and reporting incidents.
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Remember 2 Things: How to improve your radio communication
Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:25 AM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Steve Whitehead explains that there's no need for politeness over the air, and the importance of closed-loop communication.
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The truth about using lights and sirens
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:35 PM Pacific
After a string of fatalities from ambulance-involved collisions in 2012, this video created by a N.J. agency shows how drivers react to sirens, and supports using them only in a true emergency.
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Duct tape mended ambulance fleet under investigation
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:07 AM Pacific
High mileage and worn-out parts are concerning an Ohio ambulance service
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Why leadership training is crucial for EMS management
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:04 AM Pacific
Pamela Lane, executive director for National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, explains the differences between management and leadership and why both are needed in EMS agencies
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Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 08:18 AM Pacific
The newly diagnosed women is in isolation after contracting the disease while treating Thomas Eric Duncan last month
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 03:16 PM Pacific
Uniformed fire personnel line the Walk of Honor to support and honor new families.
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Medic discusses blood analysis on board helicopter
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:41 AM Pacific
A supervisor from Indiana University’s Health LifeLine highlights features of their Eurocopter 145
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Ambulance crews and firefighters conduct ‘car fire’ drill
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:08 AM Pacific
A car is set ablaze and responders extract a dummy during this N.Y. fire department drill
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Ebola: Protocols and gear continually evaluated for Texas EMS
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:31 AM Pacific
Standard protocols are being exercised with heighten caution to prevent further spread
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D.C. emergency vehicles taken out of service after Ebola scare
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:16 AM Pacific
An ambulance and fire engine were cleaned and put back into service after an ill woman who had traveled to Africa tested negative for the virus
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Medic accused of fondling woman in back of ambulance
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:05 AM Pacific
She claims he inappropriately touched her multiple times on the way to a hospital
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Medics revive dog pulled from burning home
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:39 AM Pacific
The firefighter and medic made a split-second decision to use an adult oxygen mask on a German Shepard mix that they thought would die
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Thousands of UK health workers strike over wage dispute
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:28 AM Pacific
Military personnel and police were on hand to help with ambulance services after EMTs, nurses and health workers held a four-hour strike in response to not receiving pay raises
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Ariz. patient hijacks ambulance, drives home from hospital
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:12 AM Pacific
A responder sitting in the back was able to jump out safely before he drove away; the patient felt he was being hospitalized against his will
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Another bounce house takes flight, 2 kids hurt
Monday, October 13, 2014 09:17 AM Pacific
The youngest boy was critically injured and flown to a Boston hospital
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1 dead, 22 injured when Maine hayride flips
Monday, October 13, 2014 09:13 AM Pacific
The Halloween-themed hay ride careened down a hill and crashed into a tree, fatally injuring a 17-year-old girl; two others are hospitalized in critical condition
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Xtreme Seating at Firehouse World Expo - San Diego, CA 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014 11:54 AM Pacific
The largest firefighting convention on the West Coast took place in San Diego. If you're interested in Fire Station Outfitters, click here .
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Dash Cam: Texas police chase stolen ambulance
Friday, October 10, 2014 11:21 AM Pacific
Police pursue the ambulance stolen by a hospital patient as it makes several unpredictable stops
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Ore. fire department ramps up EMS
Friday, October 10, 2014 11:02 AM Pacific
Major improvements include doubling the number of response units, and programs dedicated to EMT and prevention services
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1 dead in W.Va. ambulance collision
Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:05 AM Pacific
A motorist hit an ambulance, rolling it and killing a 71-year-old patient
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Mich. homeless man poses as medic, scams elderly woman
Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:52 AM Pacific
The man claimed he was checking on the woman with dementia when family became suspicious
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11-year-old saves drowning friend with CPR, teaches classmates
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:41 PM Pacific
The incident has prompted the Calif. girl to take the skill she learned at summer camp and share it fellow students
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Firefighter attempts CPR on puppy
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:08 PM Pacific
panish firefighters used oxygen masks, CPR, and chest massage trying to resuscitate a puppy suffering from smoke inhalation
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Boy survives 6-story fall down trash chute
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 06:17 AM Pacific
Firefighters arrived just as the boy emerged; they stabilized him and he was later transported to a hospital
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Remember 2 Things: Bag valve mask techniques
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:53 AM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Steve Whitehead reminds us to slow down when it comes to both the speed at which you squeeze, and the rate with which you ventilate the patient.
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Lawsuit: 2 Mo. teachers got insulin, not flu shots
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 08:44 AM Pacific
They were rushed to the hospital; one began convulsing and passed out from severe severe hypoglycemia and the other suffered a drop in potassium that also caused a loss of consciousness
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Police locate man who rode in Ebola patient's ambulance
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 08:17 AM Pacific
The manhunt began Saturday after the man walked away from a local hospital where he had been taken to be checked out
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Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital
Monday, October 06, 2014 01:13 PM Pacific
A video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is the fifth American to return to the U.S. for treatment
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Ambulance flips after being T-boned by car
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:24 AM Pacific
Dash Cam footage by a driver in Australia shows a car crashing into an ambulance, causing it to roll onto its side.
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Deer frolics in front of ambulance
Monday, October 06, 2014 11:50 AM Pacific
Even turning on the sirens isn't enough to get this deer out of the middle of the road.
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Responder with ALS featured on DeGeneres show
Sunday, October 05, 2014 07:08 AM Pacific

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Medic injured in 2013 crash marries fellow EMT
Sunday, October 05, 2014 06:54 AM Pacific

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10 dead in 2 car crashes hours apart in Calif.
Sunday, October 05, 2014 06:42 AM Pacific

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Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition
Sunday, October 05, 2014 06:32 AM Pacific

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Car crashes into LA-area doughnut shop; 1 dead
Sunday, October 05, 2014 06:22 AM Pacific

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Medical copter crashes in Texas; 1 dead, 3 hurt
Saturday, October 04, 2014 08:23 AM Pacific

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Syrian responder cares for war-torn city’s abandoned cats
Friday, October 03, 2014 10:02 AM Pacific
The ambulance crew member spends about $4 each day feeding the abandoned felines
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EMS shortage forces gap in Honolulu service
Friday, October 03, 2014 05:59 AM Pacific
Officials say it’s the first time it’s happened since switching to a new 12 hour schedule, and response time wasn’t compromised
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Bowen Medical announces disposable blood pressure cuff cover
Thursday, October 02, 2014 04:12 PM Pacific
Designed to reduced cross contamination, the protective covering fits over most standard cuffs
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Okla. responders cope in wake of fatal bus crash
Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:17 AM Pacific
The responding EMS team's director stresses the importance of "debriefing" after responding to tragic incidents
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On-scene footage: EMS responds to motorcycle crash
Thursday, October 02, 2014 09:56 AM Pacific
EMS workers treat the victim of a hit and run near Montreal
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Rescuers save hamsters with tiny oxygen masks
Thursday, October 02, 2014 09:22 AM Pacific
Pulling apart their oxygen equipment, Wash. firefighters fit the small tubes over the hamsters' mouths after removing them from a house fire
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Medic suspected in drug thefts resigns before investigation
Thursday, October 02, 2014 07:25 AM Pacific
Local police are upset that they were denied access to information about the case; county police are investigating the theft charges
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Chief: Responders fighting at crash scene 'embarrassing'
Thursday, October 02, 2014 07:09 AM Pacific
Officials are looking into whether or not firefighters got into a scuffle before people injured in a rollover were treated
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Dallas ER initially sent Ebola-infected patient home
Thursday, October 02, 2014 06:15 AM Pacific
Although he a told nurse he had been in West Africa, it was not communicated to the medical team
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Survival Story: Early CPR saves dad suffering heart attack in sleep
Thursday, October 02, 2014 01:57 AM Pacific
His wife began chest compressions on the phone with a dispatcher until EMS arrived as their daughter ran to get the neighbors
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Mass casualty drill staged at Idaho airport
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:04 AM Pacific
Volunteers sprawled out on the grass next to scrap airplane parts as responders entered the simulation
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Second person in US being monitored for Ebola
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 09:46 AM Pacific
Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S.
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Online Employee Scheduling is Instrumental for Staffing EMT's, Paramedics and Nurses for the Minnesota State Fair
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 01:24 PM Pacific

David Radatz, EMS Specialist, Regions EMS, St. Paul, MN explains the important role Aladtec’s system plays when staffing special events. He relies on the system’s immediate access, ease of use and mobile app to schedule the 71 medical staff members required to support one of the nation’s largest state fairs.

Regions Hospital EMS provides medical oversight for more than 35 ambulance services and EMS agencies in the Twin Cities East Metro area and Western Wisconsin. They employ more than 1,300 first responders, EMTs, paramedics and nurses to support the medical needs within the communities they serve.

Please feel free to contact Aladtec Technical Support if you have any questions by calling our toll-free number at (888) 749-5550.


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Texas ECMO ambulance transports dying patients
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 07:23 AM Pacific
The unit includes advanced equipment and a specially trained team to recover patients from hospitals where nothing more can be done for them
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Ky. EMT speaks for first time on surviving fatal crash
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 06:50 AM Pacific
"Not thinking about it helps me keep working forward and try to focus on where I want to be and not what's happened in the past"
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Police chase stolen Ind. ambulance to golf course
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 06:34 AM Pacific
The ambulance was stolen while an EMS crew dropped off a patient at an area hospital
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Monster truck plows into crowd, 3 dead
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:49 AM Pacific
Footage shows the truck driving over the top of a row of cars, then veering off course into a group on onlookers; three were killed and at least a dozen injured
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FDNY EMS captain arrested for alleged child molestation
Monday, September 29, 2014 06:54 AM Pacific
The 21-year veteran was arrested on a child sex crime warrant for a Sept. 12 incident in Hollywood; he's been suspended without pay for 30 days pending charges
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Medic denied PTSD claim after watching colleagues die
Sunday, September 28, 2014 06:00 AM Pacific
She became too ill to work after a 2010 accident where she was first on the scene after an ambulance plunged over a cliff and sank to the bottom of a lake
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EMTs jump out of rolled ambulance to aid crash victims
Sunday, September 28, 2014 05:43 AM Pacific
A Mass. EMT was treated for injuries and the crash is under investigation
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College softball bus crashes in Okla., 4 dead
Sunday, September 28, 2014 05:28 AM Pacific
A tractor-trailer crossed the median and plowed into a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four team members and injuring more than a dozen others
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1 dead in Detroit bridge collapse
Saturday, September 27, 2014 05:59 AM Pacific
The pedestrian bridge collapsed after the driver of a trash truck struck the overpass and was killed as it crashed onto a freeway
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Fired worker beheads woman with knife at Okla. facility
Saturday, September 27, 2014 05:44 AM Pacific
After being fired from a food processing plant, he severed a woman's head and was attacking another woman before being shot and wounded by the CEO
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Detroit ambulance takes 25 minutes to city hall emergency
Friday, September 26, 2014 07:16 AM Pacific
The wait is drawing criticism after a Detroit News reporter suffered stroke-like symptoms while there covering a meeting
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Vetter Belt User Instructions
Thursday, September 25, 2014 01:07 PM Pacific
Step by step instructions on how to safely fasten the Vetter Belt to a fallen person.

Request more info on the Vetter Belt here
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The Vetter Belt
Thursday, September 25, 2014 01:06 PM Pacific
The role of the fire service has changed over the past few decades. Today, firefighters now are being trained as EMTs and paramedics and must deal with the injured, sick and dying.

Request more info on the Vetter Belt here
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9/11 illness kills 3 retired responders in 1 day
Thursday, September 25, 2014 09:17 AM Pacific
Commissioner Daniel Nigro said their deaths are a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department's heroic efforts
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Medic burned in condo explosion saved by oxygen mask
Thursday, September 25, 2014 05:57 AM Pacific
He was using a flammable chemical to remove carpeting when the explosion happened; he faces a long recovery but his breathing mask likely prevented his airways from burning
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Fla. ambulance crew shaken after near head-on collision
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:44 AM Pacific
The driver was charged with a DUI after veering straight into the path of an oncoming ambulance and SUV
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Detroit EMS crew lured to fake emergency, robbed
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:56 AM Pacific
2 responding EMTs treated the patient while her partner pilfered ambulance's front seat
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Milwaukee fire department grows more reliant on medic services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:18 AM Pacific
Mirroring a nationwide trend, in 2013 88% of the department’s calls were for medical rather than fire-based emergencies
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Missing Ga. EMT found dead at rest stop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:14 AM Pacific
Shelley Dorrell, 47, was discovered in the driver’s seat of her car; there were no signs of injuries
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Video: 6 months after Wash. landslide, fire chief shares story
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 07:47 AM Pacific
"I don't take life for granted," he said, when asked how the landslide changed him
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Calif. responders hoist car, freeing trapped woman
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 01:28 PM Pacific
Responders rescued a trapped woman by holding up her car after a rollover crash near Los Angeles
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Medic students prep with real-world experience
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
Two second-year medic students discuss how simulations, and the involvement of EMS professionals, are critical to their education
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Firefighters free child's head stuck in kettle
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:18 AM Pacific
The toddler was not seriously injured and made a full recovery
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Utah bystanders overturn submerged SUV, rescue 3 teens
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:05 AM Pacific
Witnesses jumped into the water after the speeding SUV careened through a fence and into a river
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EMT training harbors hope for violent N.Y. neighborhood
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:42 AM Pacific
A former EMS captain is teaching members of the Brooklyn neighborhood ‘how to save a life instead of taking a life’
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Patient killed, 4 EMS providers injured in ambulance rollover
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 06:46 AM Pacific
The crash is under investigation, but an inattentive driver may be the cause
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Remember 2 Things: How to control postpartum hemorrhage
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 01:41 AM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Steve Whitehead goes over how to recognize when there is too much bleeding, and the benefits of fundal massage
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EMS Unscripted: Hennepin EMS
Monday, September 22, 2014 02:31 PM Pacific
"Three things paramedics rely on the most are their partner, their equipment and their bodies."
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EMS Unscripted: Aetna HHL
Monday, September 22, 2014 02:31 PM Pacific
"There are people that live and breathe for this kind of stuff. You risk your life to help someone else who's in danger."
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Responders save Idaho man after 75-foot fall from cliff
Monday, September 22, 2014 09:55 AM Pacific
One firefighter traversed the cliff face, waiting with the man until the crew could extract him
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Calif. medics, hospital staff lead video dance competition
Monday, September 22, 2014 05:35 AM Pacific
The video, where they wear pink and dance to Pharrell Williams “Happy,” is in the running for a $15,000 prize sponsored by a medical supply company
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Family, colleagues gather to mourn fallen Texas medic
Saturday, September 20, 2014 08:03 AM Pacific

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EMS official accused of stealing gas with company credit card
Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:54 AM Pacific

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Boston EMTs reunite with newborn they helped deliver
Friday, September 19, 2014 08:28 AM Pacific
Two EMTs rushed to help a woman giving birth in the parking lot of a hospital, and revived the baby who wasn't breathing and had no pulse
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Conn. nonprofit ambulance service ends after 70 years
Friday, September 19, 2014 07:27 AM Pacific
A drop in town funding and a proposal to pay EMTs per call instead of per hour, led to the upcoming closure
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How to best use video conferencing for EMS training
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:32 AM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Greg Friese explains how EMS chiefs can help crews get the most educational benefit from remote lectures
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Responders recall miracle rescue of boy buried in sand dune
Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:10 AM Pacific
His body was limp and cold, his eyes glazed and he had no pulse — but then a medic realized the 6-year-old's head was bleeding
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Escaping Violent Encounters: How to distinguish between a patient and an attacker
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:09 AM Pacific
There's a big difference between a confused patient and a violent attacker where patient abandonment shouldn't be an issue
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‘Quick Cars’ speed up Colo. EMS response
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:40 AM Pacific
The emergency ready SUVs free up ambulances and fire trucks for more serious calls, and reduce patient bills
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Firefighters help passenger on flight with medical emergency
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 07:24 AM Pacific
A firefighter and his two groomsmen, who are also firefighters, were on their way to Las Vegas for a bachelor party when they jumped into action
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UK medic croons in reverberating ambulance station
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:07 PM Pacific
The UK medic performs a haunting rendition of Elvis Presley's "Daddy Please Don't Cry"
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Ind. woman recounts saving lizard with CPR
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 03:46 PM Pacific
When she found her grandson’s bearded dragon motionless and blue, basic CPR techniques brought life back to the family pet
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Medic on site treats collapsed Kan. high school football player
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 08:54 AM Pacific
Officials say he was treated immediately by a paramedic on the sidelines after complaints that an ambulance took too long to arrive
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Dash cam captures ambulance crash
Monday, September 15, 2014 04:38 PM Pacific
Footage shows the moment two EMTs in the cab of an ambulance are struck head-on by another car
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Comedians demonstrate horrific hospital transport
Monday, September 15, 2014 04:06 PM Pacific
Weekly sketch comedy duo, Third String Kicker, acts out what may very well be the worst ambulance ride ever
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LODD: Texas medic goes into cardiac arrest on call
Monday, September 15, 2014 09:06 AM Pacific
Michael Howard, 46, was a Leon County paramedic for 22 years; he died on scene
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Texas football fan falls from stands
Monday, September 15, 2014 08:36 AM Pacific
After falling 12 feet, the man remained conscious as responders arrived on the scene
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Homeless woman dons EMS uniform, arrested in firehouse
Monday, September 15, 2014 08:03 AM Pacific
Police said she went through lockers, stole bedding, toiletries and anything she could get her hands on
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Veteran's widow battles VA over ambulance bills
Saturday, September 13, 2014 08:07 AM Pacific

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3 teens killed after truck crashes down embankment
Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:46 AM Pacific

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Pregnant paramedics respond as dad delivers daughter
Friday, September 12, 2014 10:08 AM Pacific
The pregnant due walked up as an Okla. father on the phone with a dispatcher saw the head of his baby daughter
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Man dies after ambulance makes stop for oxygen
Friday, September 12, 2014 09:52 AM Pacific
The supply ran out and the family has filed a complaint, saying the 45-minute stop contributed to his death
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NY ambulance service speaks to concerns over end to fire-based EMS
Thursday, September 11, 2014 09:33 AM Pacific
The city voted to eliminate its local ambulance service and contract with a private company amid public opposition
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Are you smarter than the average EMT student?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:24 PM Pacific
Four Calif. EMT students square off with some basic anatomy
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S.C. EMT suffers fatal heart attack during standoff
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 08:37 AM Pacific
The seasoned volunteer rescue squad member died after assisting law enforcement on the scene of a fatal shooting
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Survival Story: Daughter does roadside CPR on mom
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 01:03 AM Pacific
When Layne Seger had a massive heart attack on the way to the hospital, her daughter pulled over and called 911; EMS was luckily minutes away
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Detroit fire department has alert system made of pop cans, doorbells
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:56 PM Pacific
With unreliable, decades-old technology, Detroit firefighters have had to rely on improvised hacks to know when there's an emergency
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Ken Jeong, 'Disco can save lives'
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:15 AM Pacific
Pushing to the beat of the Bee-Gees, Ken Jeong steps up to reinforce CPR techniques
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2 Calif. EMTs injured by suspected drunk driver
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:34 AM Pacific
The other car caught fire after slamming into the back of the ambulance around 1:30am
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'Uncommon' cold hospitalizes hundreds of kids
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:31 AM Pacific
With 900 admits in Denver and 500 in Kansas City, the illness has swept across 10 states leaving doctors questioning the cause of the outbreak
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2 EMTs injured in Mich. ambulance rollover
Monday, September 08, 2014 09:47 AM Pacific
EMTs sustained minor injuries in the crash; no patients were on board
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Ky. EMT loses leg after ambulance crash
Friday, September 05, 2014 04:33 PM Pacific
The leg was amputated as a result of serious injuries sustained in the crash; doctors predict 9 months before he can walk and 2 years before return to the job
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Bed bugs force closures for Detroit EMS quarters
Friday, September 05, 2014 03:33 PM Pacific
Over the past 2 months infestations have been found at 3 separate locations causing concern the problem will spread
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Dad meets stranger who saved his life with CPR
Friday, September 05, 2014 01:54 PM Pacific
The two meet for the first time in a Md. fire department; officials are using the event to promote public training in hands-only CPR.
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Retired medic rescues snorkeler in Hawaii, captures it on GoPro
Friday, September 05, 2014 01:35 PM Pacific
While body surfing, Daren Jenner, 55, heard a call for help. He found a man struggling in the water and pulled him to shore.
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Man saves dying dog with CPR in emotional scene
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:13 AM Pacific
A man used CPR to save a dying dog to a girl's panic and eventual delight
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New app helps CPR-certified mechanic save baby
Friday, September 05, 2014 11:23 AM Pacific
When a Wash. baby stopped breathing, the PulsePoint app alerted nearby CPR-certified user Jeff Olson in time to beat responders and save the baby's life.
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Falling gargoyle kills children’s hospital employee
Friday, September 05, 2014 11:01 AM Pacific
The women was struck on head and killed instantly when a piece of the stone sculpture was knocked loose from a historic Chicago church
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Fla. veteran calls 911, aids fatal McDonald's stabbing victim
Friday, September 05, 2014 10:08 AM Pacific
Army veteran, Anthony Caramanis, applied chest compressions after the wounded man collapsed inside the restaurant with a 10-inch gash in his chest
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Third Ebola-infected American arrives in Neb.
Friday, September 05, 2014 09:12 AM Pacific
The doctor who was delivering babies in Liberia is now in Omaha's special isolation unit; the experimental drug ZMapp is exhausted and a medical team is exploring other treatments
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5 tools for evacuating nursing homes during disasters
Friday, September 05, 2014 07:45 AM Pacific
Evacuating in the dark poses a serious problem for everyone involved in the incident. The E-Flood Firebox is a rechargeable light with LED taillights.
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Man revived with Narcan assaults W.Va. EMS providers
Thursday, September 04, 2014 04:49 PM Pacific
He attacked a medic and EMT after they administered the drug, then fled into the woods
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1998 video on responder stress rings true today
Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:29 PM Pacific
Three responders talk about the stresses of the job in a 1998 interview that could just as well have been created in 2014.
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N.M. community college launches community paramedic program
Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:19 PM Pacific
Central New Mexico Community College is expected to graduate its first class this spring from the certificate program requiring 21 credit hours
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13 hurt in chemical eruption at Nev. museum
Thursday, September 04, 2014 09:08 AM Pacific
Most of those hurt were kids who suffered acid burns after a routine experiment about tornadoes caused a flash fire
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N.Y. council kills fire-based ambulance service
Thursday, September 04, 2014 08:51 AM Pacific
Despite vocal opposition at the meeting, the body voted unanimously to contract with a private ambulance firm
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Escaping Violent Encounters: 6 types of patients that may get violent
Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:31 AM Pacific
EMS1 columnist Kip Tietsort describes how to handle ‘The 6 D’s’: Potentially violent calls dealing with patients who are drunk, drugged, diabetic, domestic, deranged, and desperate.
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Off-duty EMT, nurses save man with CPR
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 04:55 PM Pacific
They sprang to action when he went into cardiac arrest on the Virginia Beach boardwalk
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8-year-old thanks medics who saved her
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 04:09 PM Pacific
She is recovering after being hit and dragged by a car in May, and met four of the five medics who responded to the call
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Iowa hospital helps fund EMS agencies
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:05 PM Pacific
St. Luke's Foundation awarded more than $13,000 to seven eastern Iowa organizations as part of a grant.
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Drone stalls Ohio med flight landing
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:04 PM Pacific
The drone forced the helicopter carrying a patient to circle for nine minutes before landing; this was the second incident involving unmanned aircraft at the Dayton hospital
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Responders free texting woman impaled in buttocks
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:30 PM Pacific
While texting and driving her car collided into the guardrail, sending a metal pole through her thigh and buttocks
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Armored ambulance to evacuate soliders fighting in Ukraine
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:04 PM Pacific
Doctors and nurses have donated funds to build this armored medical vehicle that can safely transport doctors into battle to operate on and evacuate wounded soliders
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Medics injured in crash keep working on 8-year-old patient
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 08:54 AM Pacific
Despite injuries after their ambulance flipped when hit by a wrong-way driver, they continued working on the boy who had suffered cardiac arrest
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Girl, 9, dies in sand hole collapse at Ore. beach
Sunday, August 31, 2014 08:38 AM Pacific
People tried to dig her out but the sand kept collapsing; police and then medics performed CPR once she was pulled free
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Commuting firefighters free injured passengers in Chicago airport shuttle crash
Friday, August 29, 2014 04:20 PM Pacific
They were driving behind the bus when it crashed near O'Hare Airport; 4 were seriously injured
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Former Tenn. EMS workers pocket $45K in ambulance fraud
Friday, August 29, 2014 11:01 AM Pacific
The husband and wife stole money and neglected bills bankrupting the company; they face charges for misconduct in public office, identity theft and fraud
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Female medic student stabbed leaving Fla. fire station
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:37 AM Pacific
Despite wounds to her chest and thighs she attempted banging on the station door before passing out; later coming to and calling 911
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Ambulance flips in collision; EMTs, child hurt
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:16 AM Pacific
The patient and EMS workers suffered minor injures and the other driver has been arrested after attempting to flee
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Paramedic marvels at baby who survived crash
Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:12 PM Pacific
A paramedic who helped respond to a crash that critically injured a woman who was 15 weeks pregnant says he's amazed that her baby, now 4-months-old, survived.
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Cobra’s severed head bites, kills chef
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:11 AM Pacific
Twenty minutes after the chef cut off the snakes head, it was still functioning and bit him as he was tossing it in the trash
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18 Texas students hurt when unregistered school bus crashes
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:11 AM Pacific
Middle schoolers suffered minor injuries after a mechanical failure caused the driver to hit a tree; the bus company also had its registration revoked in 2009
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Exclusive: Why EMS got ballistic vests for Ferguson riots
Thursday, August 28, 2014 06:05 AM Pacific
During the Ferguson riots, EMS Chief Chris Cebollero discusses stress management for his crews, communication problems and issuing bullet proof vests.
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Mac’s Bariatric Ambulance Lift
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:46 PM Pacific

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9-year-old accidentally kills firing range instructor with Uzi
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:47 AM Pacific
She pulled the gun’s trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, causing him to be shot; he was airlifted to a medical center and pronounced dead shortly after
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Fla. dispatcher hangs up on mom with baby locked in hot car
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 09:51 AM Pacific
He faces disciplinary action after saying the child had to be in distress and hanging up; a good Samaritan smashed the window
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Blade from power saw impales construction worker
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 04:05 PM Pacific
He was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body
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EMS1's Kris Kaull Responds to EMS World's Ice Bucket Challenge
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 02:45 PM Pacific
Kris Kaull, co-founder of EMS1, was recently called out by EMS World's Scott Cravens. In this video, he bravely accepts the ALS Challenge and in turn nominates...the NAEMT Executive Staff!
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Fla. medics use Handtevy system to save drowning boy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:48 PM Pacific
The system gives paramedics specific epinephrine dosage information, which varies depending on a child's size, before they even get to the scene
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EMS ice bucket challenge
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:46 PM Pacific
Oyen, Alberta EMS team take on the ice bucket challenge
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Where there's smoke – there's Chris Merrick
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:43 AM Pacific
Chris has been a firefighter for 34 years. He and his crew share that deep, rare bond that comes from knowing you’ll always have each other’s backs, no matter what. As a fire lieutenant, Chris would tell you it’s his job to make sure his crew gets home to their families at the end of the shift. But for him, it’s also about duty. It’s about serving and having the courage to act in life-threatening situations. And it’s about protecting people ― even if that means just holding somebody’s hand. http://www.1in100million.com/
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Pa. ambulance breaks down transporting baby days after safety investigation
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 09:52 AM Pacific
Keystone Quality Transport is under further scrutiny after an ambulance lost a tire while transporting a sick infant, days after reports that the state took 30 ambulances off the road
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Amy Sedaris does slapstick CPR on Late Night
Monday, August 25, 2014 04:29 PM Pacific
Comedian Amy Sedaris teaches Jimmy Fallon CPR with the help of two feather-filled dummies.
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Graphic 'feet-only' CPR shows need for better civilian education
Monday, August 25, 2014 02:33 PM Pacific
This disturbing scene said to be out of Vietnam shows people jumping on a boy's chest in an attempt to revive him
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Ambulance strikes, kills Ky. boy on bike
Monday, August 25, 2014 09:32 AM Pacific
Three boys were riding their bikes in a median and the ambulance veered off the road, hitting all three
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Responders, community scammed about girl's cancer
Monday, August 25, 2014 07:31 AM Pacific

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Explosion at Ill. recycling plant kills 2, hurts 1
Monday, August 25, 2014 07:28 AM Pacific

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Strong Calif. earthquake causes injuries, damage
Sunday, August 24, 2014 07:38 AM Pacific

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Family: Man died because cardiac hospital closed ER
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:56 AM Pacific
A cash-strapped Calif. hospital specializing in heart health stopped its emergency ambulance services, and family members say Booker Williams died because paramedics couldn't bring him there
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Md. firefighter named National Firefighter of the Year for medical response
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:35 AM Pacific
Without medical supplies, she used her body to control the bleeding of a fellow firefighter who’s arm was severed in a crash
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361 Ind. Rural/Metro employees to be laid off
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:10 AM Pacific
As operations close across the state, 84 are expected to lose their jobs by Sept. 30, and 277 by the end of the year
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State investigates Pa. ambulance company for safety violations
Friday, August 22, 2014 09:57 AM Pacific
Officials took 30 ambulances off the road after a complaint that some drivers may not have the proper medical paperwork
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4 Ky. responders shocked during ice bucket challenge
Friday, August 22, 2014 09:20 AM Pacific
Two firefighters in the bucket are at a hospital burn unit; one is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition
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6 injured in Pa. ambulance crash
Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:40 AM Pacific
One person was listed in critical condition after the three-vehicle crash that included an ambulance and an SUV
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EMT bike team successfully battles N.J. traffic
Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:19 AM Pacific
They get around the gridlock by responding on bicycles, and recently became a regular part of Jersey City's emergency response
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S.C. medic's body recovered from lake
Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:48 AM Pacific
His family reported him missing after they were swimming in Lake Marion on Friday
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EMT killed in Md. ambulance crash
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 01:29 PM Pacific
Andraes Lee Wagner, 31, was killed when his vehicle hit a tree
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Ariz. responders make rescues in flash floods
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:59 AM Pacific
Responders rescued at least six motorists in separate incidents; sporadic storms are expected to continue for the next few days
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How to train your EMS staff like a tier-one, elite force
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:49 PM Pacific
Visiting non-military EMS educational programs is a good way to explore tier-one training programs that your department could benefit from
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Rural/Metro to close operations in 30 Ind. communities
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:24 AM Pacific
The company is restructuring, but hasn't yet confirmed which centers will be shut down
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SUV slams into Calif. pizza shop, 7 hurt
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:12 AM Pacific
Four adults and three children were injured when a car crashed into a Los Angeles pizza shop, including a 5-year-old boy who suffered serious head trauma
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Exclusive: What EMS crews experienced on Ferguson Day 1
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:28 AM Pacific
EMS Chief Chris Cebollero talks about what his crews encountered in the first minutes on the scene of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., which led to looting and riots the next day
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Health Information Hub™
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:34 AM Pacific
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Real Reactions to Release of ImageTrend Elite
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:30 AM Pacific
Real reactions to the release of ImageTrend Elite™ at the 2014 ImageTrend EDS Conference. For more information about Elite, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Elite
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Patient dies in Ohio ambulance crash
Monday, August 18, 2014 10:51 AM Pacific
The ambulance drove off the exit ramp, hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment
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Rescuers save teen trapped in 300-foot cave
Monday, August 18, 2014 08:25 AM Pacific
The teen was pale and shaken but could walk and talk; he was taken to a hospital with minor injuries
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Ind. medic claims firefighter sexually assaulted her
Sunday, August 17, 2014 06:30 AM Pacific
The firefighter was placed on leave during an investigation; the paramedic said he drove to her home after a concert and she woke to him performing a sex act on her
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Medic, pilot killed in Canada air ambulance crash
Sunday, August 17, 2014 06:16 AM Pacific
The medic has been identified William Mallock; a second pilot and nurse survived the crash on the way back from dropping off a paitent
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Responders acted appropriately, hospital responsible for not transporting patient still alive
Saturday, August 16, 2014 06:59 AM Pacific
They voiced concern about not taking the gunshot victim to the hospital, but in the end listened to a Vanderbilt ER doctor who told them not to transport
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Wrong-way driver killed, crashes into Fla. ambulance
Friday, August 15, 2014 07:58 AM Pacific
The driver died on the scene; two EMTs were treated for minor injuries
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NY ambulance crashes into parked cars, 3 hurt
Friday, August 15, 2014 07:35 AM Pacific
Two EMTs and a patient were treated for non-life-threatening injuries
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Detroit mayor thanks EMS crews for flood response
Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:12 AM Pacific
He praised fire and EMS workers for pulling many stranded motorists to safety after the city was overwhelmed by the most rain it's seen in one day in 89 years
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6 responders on leave after man mistakenly declared dead
Thursday, August 14, 2014 09:39 AM Pacific
Fire Chief Rick White put an EMS district chief, a medic, an EMT, and all three firefighters who responded on administrative leave
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Spire introduces round-the-clock personal activity tracker
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 05:05 PM Pacific
Wearable device monitors breathing and movement
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Woman saves baby in stroller on train tracks
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:43 PM Pacific
The stroller rolled onto the subway tracks in London, and a woman jumped down to the rescue
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Flash flood bursts through hospital cafeteria
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:23 PM Pacific
A flood crashed through the locked doors at Nebraska's Good Samaritan Hospital, sending nine feet of water rushing into the building
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Remember 2 Things: How to safely restrain patients
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:46 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us of the risks of restraining a patient in the prone position, and warns against restraining a patient with anything you can't remove in a hurry, including handcuffs.
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Truck barrels into farmers market, drags woman 3 blocks
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:24 AM Pacific
The woman died at the scene; at least two others were treated for injuries
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Utah teen sunbathing in driverway dies, run over by truck
Monday, August 11, 2014 04:06 PM Pacific
She was listening to her iPod and didn't hear the truck as it backed out of the garage; the driver was her sister who didn't realize she was there
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Electric Fan Engineering announces new cooling device
Monday, August 11, 2014 03:23 PM Pacific
The THERMAL STAR cools the body through waist-mounted air discharge nozzles, which can attach to spiral tubes and be worn over or under clothing
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Responders rescue dozens stranded on roller coaster
Monday, August 11, 2014 09:40 AM Pacific
It took five hours for the 24 people to be rescued from the Joker's Jinx at Six Flags in Md.
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Calif. county saves millions by targeting frequent fliers
Monday, August 11, 2014 09:34 AM Pacific
The county began handing out suspension letters to 911 abusers, and offers counseling and medical services to help them adopt healthier lifestyles
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Pa. ambulance thief 'wanted to go for a spin'
Monday, August 11, 2014 09:10 AM Pacific

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Mother of 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking dies
Saturday, August 09, 2014 08:00 AM Pacific

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Kids shocked swimming in pool, rushed to hospital
Saturday, August 09, 2014 07:39 AM Pacific

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14 hospitalized in R.I. recycling plant hazmat
Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:21 AM Pacific
Workers suffered headaches, heart palpitations, skin irritation and breathing problems when a container holding an unknown chemical when through the shredder
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Survival Story: Sudden cardiac arrest at a soccer game
Thursday, August 07, 2014 01:11 AM Pacific
John Bertagnolli's friends assumed he fainted, until they realized he had no pulse; a friend recently trained in CPR sprang into action
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Former responder creates phone app that could save lives
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 01:22 PM Pacific
Turn your cell phone into your own safety and personal tracking device
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Pavlok wristband uses shockwave to promote habit changes
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 01:06 PM Pacific
Behavioral training device coming to the market in 2015
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Gesture Logic introduces muscle-monitoring fitness device
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:57 AM Pacific
Wearable technology tracks fitness and helps keep wearer safe while exercising
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Drugs.com launches new medication app
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:40 AM Pacific
The free app includes an online database of drugs with the ability to search, personalize information, and check how drugs taken at the same time will interact
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Fla. EMS to offer animal ambulance
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:28 AM Pacific
The agency teamed up with a local veterinarian who will be on call 24/7 whenever EMS crews need help for injured pets, or animals that can no longer be cared for by their injured owners
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Double-decker buses crash in Times Square; 14 hurt
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:19 AM Pacific
The driver was charged with driving while impaired; none of the injuries were life-threatening
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Passengers lift train to free trapped man
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 09:33 AM Pacific
A man got his leg trapped between the train and the platform; hundreds of passengers rocked the train to get him unstuck
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EMTs smash car widow, mistake doll for lifeless baby
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:09 AM Pacific
The owner's 2-year-old granddaughter left the realistic-looking doll in a car seat and EMTs broke the glass thinking time was of the essence
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Ohio water ban lifted
Monday, August 04, 2014 12:12 AM Pacific

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Blast at China car parts plant kills 71, hurts 186
Monday, August 04, 2014 10:30 AM Pacific
It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year
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50,000 bees hinder rescue attempt after fatal crash
Monday, August 04, 2014 10:20 AM Pacific
When responders tried to rescue the driver, they were swarmed by bees and had to stay away
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Thousands stranded, 1 dead from Calif. mudslides
Monday, August 04, 2014 10:14 AM Pacific
Crews are working to free about 2,500 people trapped by flash floods and debris after thunderstorms tore through the area
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2 involved in Ebola transport talk safety, process
Monday, August 04, 2014 09:37 AM Pacific
American Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly arrived by ambulance at Emory University Hospital
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Plane crashes into Calif. shopping center parking lot
Saturday, August 02, 2014 04:49 AM Pacific
The lone 80-year-old passenger was killed and the pilot was injured when the single-engine plane went down
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2,500 Ground Zero Workers Have Cancer
Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:04 AM Pacific

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Medics give signed jersey to collapsed runner at finish line
Thursday, July 31, 2014 04:37 AM Pacific
Members of the EMS crew that saved a woman who went into cardiac arrest surprised her with a jersey they all signed to encourage her to keep running
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New item on air ambulance saves girl after horse accident
Thursday, July 31, 2014 04:25 AM Pacific
A supply of blood was added to the tools on a metro air ambulance helicopter just weeks before the incident
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S.C. EMS leader receives Patriot Award
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:03 AM Pacific
He was honored by the Department of Defense for helping to assemble medical supplies for the N.C. Army National Guard to use for training
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Mo. experts speak out on national medic shortage
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:12 AM Pacific
Demand is up with increases in the elderly population, and the industry needs more training programs for students, they say
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How critical care transport training helps EMTs, patients
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM Pacific
Chris Cebollero explains the importance of specialized training programs for critical care transports, and discusses his book on the subject
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Dozens petition to keep ambulance billing in Kansas City
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:35 AM Pacific
They went door to door collecting signatures to prevent the city from outsourcing
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Car plows through Comic-Con 'zombie walk' crowd
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 06:51 AM Pacific
A deaf father drove forward because his kids in the car were afraid; marchers began pounding on the car and when he tried to get through again he hit a 64-year-old woman
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N.M. firefighters chase down ambulance thief
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 05:58 AM Pacific
Gonzalo Tellez-Santilla, 34, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated fleeing, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and assault on a healthcare worker
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NYC shooting
Monday, July 28, 2014 04:20 PM Pacific

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Ebola outbreak: Deadliest on record
Monday, July 28, 2014 03:47 PM Pacific

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Carjacked SUV hits crowd, kills 3 young siblings
Saturday, July 26, 2014 06:45 AM Pacific

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Video: SUV slams boy into store window
Friday, July 25, 2014 01:35 PM Pacific

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Calif. ambulance company defends high fees
Friday, July 25, 2014 07:48 AM Pacific

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NC EMTs getting 30 bulletproof vests
Friday, July 25, 2014 06:25 AM Pacific

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Maplewood Fire discusses their Aladtec Workforce Management & Employee Scheduling Software
Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:27 AM Pacific
Previously, the crew members for Maplewood’s three fire stations were scheduled with paper, pencil and a spreadsheet. Now, the department’s 53 part-time members “self-schedule” through the Aladtec Online Employee Scheduling and Workforce Management system.
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Family of pregnant woman who died in ambulance sues city
Thursday, July 24, 2014 09:09 AM Pacific
The family alleges she would still be alive today if the responding paramedics were properly trained and had proper medical equipment
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Hilarious 'Safety Suit' campaign urges parents to learn first aid
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 02:53 PM Pacific
St. John Ambulance wants parents to know that wrapping kids in cotton wool is not a practical way to protect them
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Cyclist hit by car miraculously lands on feet
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 02:43 PM Pacific
The car took a sudden turn into the bike lane, sending the cyclist flying over the hood
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Is an Ohio island overusing air ambulance?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:46 AM Pacific
Call logs show patients being flown off the island for intoxication, an anxiety attack, abdominal pain, fingers caught between two boats, allergic reaction and a thumb laceration
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Man dies in Calif. after beach hole collapses
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 09:13 AM Pacific
Firefighters extricated him in about 35 minutes and tried to revive him, but he died at the scene
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Escaping Violent Encounters: How to cover and conceal yourself
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:56 AM Pacific
From taking cover behind your unit's engine block, to standing to the side of a door when entering a home, this knowledge is as important as any physical skill to keep you safe
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Canadian ambulance company celebrates 40 years of service
Monday, July 21, 2014 04:49 PM Pacific
BC Ambulance Service was created in 1974, and over the years has added air ambulance, a dispatch system, and EMTs and paramedics to improve patient outcomes
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Alleged Wal-Mart thief loaded into Texas ambulance
Monday, July 21, 2014 04:39 PM Pacific
A couple accused of stealing from the store were arrested after a car and foot chase, and the male suspect was loaded into an ambulance.
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Teen's death triggers FDA warning on powdered caffeine
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:52 AM Pacific
A teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee; the agency is considering regulations after an Ohio teen consumed a lethal amount
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R.I. firefighter loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:38 AM Pacific
Braden Leonard, 32, was biking when he fell and a thorn pricked his right hand; his hand was amputated to stop the infection
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Crash video: Woman at stop sign thought ambulance would also stop
Monday, July 21, 2014 10:07 AM Pacific
She pulled out from the four-way stop and the ambulance, with lights and sirens running, plowed into her and flipped over
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Modified duty for medics after fatal NYC arrest
Monday, July 21, 2014 07:11 AM Pacific

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Protesters lie under ambulance during eviction of war vet
Saturday, July 19, 2014 02:30 PM Pacific
Medics arrived and Byron Barton, who cannot walk and has had a stroke, was put into an ambulance to be transported to the VA hospital, but protesters lined up underneath it
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3 killed in N.M. medical helicopter crash
Friday, July 18, 2014 03:25 AM Pacific
A pilot, paramedic and nurse on board died when the helicopter went down for an unknown reason and burst into flames
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Audit: San Francisco response times have spiked
Thursday, July 17, 2014 05:41 AM Pacific
The memo outlines concerns about a pattern of “medic to follow” calls increasing between 5 and 8 a.m.
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Ariz. medic recalls saving officer in wrecked patrol car
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 09:07 PM Pacific
"Initially, you get that [it] kinda takes your breath away feeling, but then you have to compartmentalize it," he said when recalling response to the rollover
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GPS mix-up sends Minn. ambulance to wrong address
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:58 PM Pacific
Officials say the ambulances navigation system hadn't been updated correctly in the response to a child with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome
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Closest unit not responding prompts Ohio policy changes
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 05:20 AM Pacific
A policy is being changed to require units to notify dispatch if they are close to an emergency scene following a fatal crash
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4 Mass. firefighters hospitalized after inhaling nitric acid
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:41 AM Pacific
Firefighters encountered a yellow, smoke condition when they responded; they were treated and later released
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Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:01 AM Pacific

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4 Mass. firefighters hospitalized after inhaling nitric acid
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:59 AM Pacific
Firefighters encountered a yellow, smoke condition when they responded; they were treated and later released
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1 dead, 1 missing as severe storms pound Md.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:33 AM Pacific
A 42-year-old woman was found dead in the water Monday after boating during the storm; a 40-year-old man she was with is missing
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Video: 3-year-old wakes up at own funeral
Monday, July 14, 2014 05:02 PM Pacific
A week after she was pronounced dead, an attendee saw the girl's head move while arranging the coffin
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MediSafe introduces medication reminder smartwatch
Monday, July 14, 2014 04:06 PM Pacific
The Google-affiliated wearable app sends an alert when it’s time to take scheduled doses, and works with electronic medical record systems
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STARS landing zone instructional video
Monday, July 14, 2014 03:54 PM Pacific
The crowdsourced database includes pre-designated landing emergency landing zones, hospital helipads and airports
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World Cup stretcher fail
Monday, July 14, 2014 03:44 PM Pacific
Here's a look at what not to do when your patient is on a stretcher
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How to combat sleep deprivation in EMS
Monday, July 14, 2014 12:34 AM Pacific
Create a management culture that makes it okay to say "I need some rest"
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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender
Monday, July 14, 2014 05:52 AM Pacific

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2 medics, firefighter injured in ambulance crash
Sunday, July 13, 2014 07:38 AM Pacific

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Golfer saved by 2 people he trained in CPR
Friday, July 11, 2014 05:14 PM Pacific
The former responder had a heart attack while golfing; he had previously trained employees there in CPR and they used an AED to shock him
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EMT puts fake snake in administrator's cupboard
Friday, July 11, 2014 05:04 PM Pacific
The HR worker has a great reaction in this EMS agency's prank!
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Documentary on lives of EMS providers in beginning stages
Friday, July 11, 2014 04:52 PM Pacific
A filmmaker plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for "After The Call," that addresses how EMTs and paramedics deal with stress and maintain sanity in their down time.
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Former EMT's licence revoked after child porn conviction
Friday, July 11, 2014 11:46 AM Pacific
King also worked as a firefighter and a substitute school bus driver before he was arrested in 2013
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Sportsman Mount attaches GoPro to guns, rods, bows
Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:09 PM Pacific
One or two cameras can be mounted on gun barrels, rod grips, and bow components
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35 hospitalized, exposed to chemicals at YMCA pool
Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:44 PM Pacific
Thirty-one of those sickened were children; a pool pump that restarted released chemicals into the water
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How EMS computers are vulnerable to cyber attacks
Thursday, July 10, 2014 01:59 PM Pacific
Turning a blind eye to cyber threats puts first responders and civilians at risk; here are two ways to stave it off.
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Kids record emergency vehicle lineup in July 4th parade
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:42 AM Pacific
Two kids get excited about the ambulances and firetrucks ready to roll
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Zoo owner describes crocodile handler's lucky escape
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:20 AM Pacific
The Australian handler remains hospitalized after responded to a call where he was bitten and dragged into the water during a school show
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Injured Ky. EMT to be released from hospital
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:14 AM Pacific
Jon Johnson is we to go home after recovering from a fatal June 23 ambulance crash; his personal car was stolen while he was in the hospital
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Demers offers Mobility Track Seating in ambulance chassis
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 AM Pacific
The track mechanism allows you to move in almost any direction during patient care without having to undo your seatbelt
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Young medic loses leg in crash, vows to return to work
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:11 AM Pacific
He had just finished his first 24-hour shift when he dozed off behind the wheel and woke up in the hospital
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Cat goes berserk, Fla. couple calls 911
Thursday, July 10, 2014 08:54 AM Pacific
The feline went wild and scratched its owners, causing the couple to retreat to the bedroom and call 911; Kush has been quarantined
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4 children among 6 killed in Texas shooting
Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:51 AM Pacific

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10 ways to better respond to special needs’ patients
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:36 AM Pacific
Paramedics and first responders tasks are becoming increasing challenging with the growing number of special needs patients.
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Kan. medic delivers baby on own birthday
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:33 AM Pacific
It was Rick Jordan’s 56th birthday; he’s been a paramedic for 30 years and has only delivered four babies, including healthy baby Wyatt
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Pa. man runs ambulance off road, spits in EMS provider's face
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:50 AM Pacific
He turned himself in for the road rage incident after following the ambulance to a hospital parking lot and punching the driver
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Dispatcher, mom, handles call of own son choking
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:33 AM Pacific
Her training came into play when she realized the 911 call was from her husband; the couple's baby boy had swallowed a metal washer
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Remember 2 Things: Safeguards against cellphones
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 01:31 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us that cellphones can distract pedestrians and drivers from hearing emergency sirens, and to keep in mind that everyone has a mobile camera
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Remember 2 Things: Patient safety in the rig
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 01:21 AM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us to make sure patients are appropriately restrained to the bed, especially in critical situations, and that everything in the back of the rig is also properly restrained
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N.H. EMT killed defending 2 women honored
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 12:09 AM Pacific

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X-Ray: Brazil's Neymar suffered clean break of vertebra
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:55 AM Pacific
The injury has ruled him out of the rest of the World Cup, but he's not expected to need surgery
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Mo. man drives son to hospital after confusion over 911 call
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:21 AM Pacific
Because the dispatcher insisted on an address, the father wasn’t sure if an ambulance was coming; he left by the time one arrived
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Calif. firefighter drowns during rescue of swimmer
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 09:50 AM Pacific
Ben Carlson was helping a swimmer struggling when they were hit by a large wave; the swimmer made it to the shore but Carlson went under water
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Pa. ambulance catches fire; no injuries
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 06:14 AM Pacific

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How high tech improves fire, EMS dispatch
Monday, July 07, 2014 05:54 AM Pacific
Streamlining and simplifying 911 dispatch equipment will help dispatchers manage their increasing and more complex workload
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4 killed, 7 injured in Fla. boating collision
Sunday, July 06, 2014 10:03 AM Pacific
The accident involved one larger boat and two “open-fisherman-style” boats, but it's unclear exactly how the crash happened
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Shark bites man near Southern California beach
Sunday, July 06, 2014 09:49 AM Pacific
A man swam into a fishing line and was bitten by a great white shark trying to free itself from a hook
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EMT’s stolen car found as he recovers from fatal ambulance crash
Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:34 AM Pacific
The vehicle was taken while he’s been in the hospital, and found with bullet holes throughout the vehicle
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Veteran dies 500 yards from ER waiting for ambulance
Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:30 AM Pacific
He collapsed in the hospital cafeteria; staff followed procedure and called 911 but it took an ambulance a half hour to arrive
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Reporter shadows N.C. EMT on house calls
Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:01 AM Pacific

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1951 throwback: NY medical emergency defense units sworn in
Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:50 AM Pacific
U.S. Secretary of Defense George Marshall addresses the members of the medical emergency defense units on March 1, 1951.
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S.C. EMS reviews success of nurse call center to weed out non-emergencies
Thursday, July 03, 2014 09:06 AM Pacific
The year-long pilot was designed to reduce unnecessary ambulance transports; out of 1,506 calls, 380 people wound up not going to the ER
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Survival story: Teacher does CPR on 7th grader with heart condition
Thursday, July 03, 2014 01:18 AM Pacific
A teacher was expecting cuts and bruises when a student tripped and fell on blacktop, instead she found Hayley McLean gasping for air
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Medfield Diagnostics develops helmet to diagnose strokes on ambulances
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:57 PM Pacific
The Strokefinder device uses microwaves to examine brain tissue and correctly diagnose the type of stroke a patient has suffered
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Off-duty EMT helps save firefighter struck by lightning
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:16 PM Pacific
The off-duty firefighter was hit at a soccer game, and early CPR played a part in his survival; he is in critical condition
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Settlement reached in ambulance crash with alleged sleeping medic
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:42 AM Pacific
Dash-cam footage showed the driver struggling to stay awake and appearing to nod off
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Ariz. medic arrested with 20 pounds of pot
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:35 AM Pacific
His house was under surveillance as part of a DEA drug sting; he faces two felony charges
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Ind. GM plant chemical blast kills 1, injures 5
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:44 AM Pacific

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12 injured after Philly food truck explosion
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:35 AM Pacific

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Utah firefighter-medic drowns while snorkling in Hawaii
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 09:59 AM Pacific
Andrew Walkingshaw, 43, was vacationing with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary
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Take the EMT 'Brain Freeze' challenge
Monday, June 30, 2014 05:02 PM Pacific
College students produced a trivia quiz for EMTs, and tested it out on a class. How do you compare?
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Hilarious public service announcement
Monday, June 30, 2014 04:46 PM Pacific
You glance around and there it is — an emergency vehicle with flashing lights. You want to get quickly and safely out of the way but do you know what to do?
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2 buildings topple in India, killing at least 20
Sunday, June 29, 2014 07:47 AM Pacific

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5 people shot during 21st birthday party in Mass.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 05:30 AM Pacific

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3 seriously injured after stabbing spree in high-rise
Saturday, June 28, 2014 05:22 AM Pacific

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6 killed, including 3 kids, in fiery wreck in Ky.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 05:05 AM Pacific

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Ballistic Furniture Systems, Inc., unveils bullet-resistant work space
Friday, June 27, 2014 05:39 PM Pacific
The furniture can blend seamlessly into any office space while providing high level protection
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NuPhysicia provides telemedicine services to Canadian medical group
Friday, June 27, 2014 05:27 PM Pacific
The technology allows doctors to examine patients remotely
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Medic killed in Miss. crash had just proposed to fiancé
Friday, June 27, 2014 10:19 AM Pacific
He has been identified as Dennis Rushing; the name of the other medic killed is being withheld
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36 injured when Texas floor collapses
Thursday, June 26, 2014 04:49 PM Pacific
As many as 125 people were gathered in a home for a religious event when the floor gave way; emergency crews pulled victims from the building
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How to safely store medications during disasters
Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:44 PM Pacific
Learn how to store medications in post-disaster conditions
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Ill. kids get tour of ambulance
Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:24 PM Pacific
Kids examined equipment and got to sit on a stretcher to gain a better understanding of what a paramedic do on a daily basis
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Remember 2 Things: When to give patients control, and when to take charge
Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:09 PM Pacific
The next time you’re in a disagreement with a patient it can ease their anxiety if they have the authority to take control, but if you have that control then be sure to take charge
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Saving seconds to save lives
Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:38 AM Pacific
New EKG monitor sends information directly to the doctor while the patient in an ambulance heads to the hospital. (Wednesday, June 25, 2014) News10
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Bride-to-be killed in crash on way to bachelorette party
Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:34 AM Pacific
She died from her injuries after her friend tried to pass a truck because the exhaust fumes were giving her an asthmatic reaction
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Nearly 90 treated by Boston EMS at concert
Thursday, June 26, 2014 09:39 AM Pacific
Three dozen were transported to the hospital and 50 more were treated on the scene of an electronic music show featuring Swedish DJ Avicii
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Minn. woman calls 911, gets dispatcher in NY
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 05:06 PM Pacific
She dialed 911 at 4:30 a.m. from her cell phone and somehow an operator five states away picked up
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NY man walks into McDonalds with knife in back
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 04:54 PM Pacific
Shocked customers helped make sure the stabbing victim didn't fall while waiting for responders, and he was taken to the hospital in serious condition
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Ohio gets regional ambulance for obese patients
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:52 AM Pacific
The new unit includes a ramp and pulley system, and a cot that can hold up to 1,600 pounds
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Medics stung helping father and son attacked by bees
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:40 AM Pacific
The father and son were hospitalized with serious injuries after accidentally stepping on a wasp's nest
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Man shoots robbers after dispatcher transfer him to voicemail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 02:30 PM Pacific
The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law enforcement, but it accidentally went to voicemail just as the robbers returned to the home.
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NY responders post best volunteer photos
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 02:07 PM Pacific
From responding to a call to marching in a parade, EMS and fire volunteers submitted photos to show off their agency and inspire recruits
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Conn. father gets ambulance ride to son's graduation
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:24 AM Pacific
When he mentioned his desire to attend his son's graduation during a hospital transport, and EMT who lost her father talked to her supervisor and got the ball rolling
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North Memorial discusses using Aladtec for Workforce Management & Employee Scheduling
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 09:32 AM Pacific

Jeff Mikulak, supervisor at North Memorial Ambulance Communications Center in Brooklyn Center MN, shares his experience as both an employee and administrator in using Aladtec - online employee scheduling and workforce management software.

North Memorial Ambulance Services employs over 750 EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and related support staff who transport an average number of 75,000 patients annually. They are the only Minnesota-based ambulance service accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Please feel free to contact Aladtec by calling (888) 749-5550 or emailing info@aladtec.com.
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2 Ky. medics injured in head-on ambulance collision
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 05:52 AM Pacific

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Motion’s R12 rugged tablet overview
Monday, June 23, 2014 01:06 PM Pacific
The R12 now comes installed with WinMagic’s data encryption security software
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Listen: Ohio dispatcher tells rape victim to “quit crying”
Monday, June 23, 2014 12:12 AM Pacific
“Ma’am, you’re going to have to quit crying so I can get the information from you,” she said
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Expert: New Jersey 'best destination' for brain dead patients
Friday, June 20, 2014 02:38 PM Pacific
New Jersey is the only state with a law requiring hospitals to accommodate brain dead patients who belong to a religion that does not accept the diagnosis as a final verdict for death
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Missing Calif. firefighter-medic's dog spotted in forest
Friday, June 20, 2014 09:51 AM Pacific
Firefighter Mike Herdman was last seen Friday while hiking with a friend when he went running after his dog and disappeared
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Off-duty firefighter goes missing while camping in Calif.
Friday, June 20, 2014 09:47 AM Pacific
Mike Herdman, 34, was hiking with a friend when he went running after his dog and disappeared
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All-woman EMT corps to hit NYC streets
Thursday, June 19, 2014 05:01 PM Pacific
The female crew of Orthodox Jewish EMTs was created to serve Hasidic women uncomfortable with male EMTs in situations such as child birth
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Fla. dad welcoming home newborn killed by stray bullet
Thursday, June 19, 2014 04:39 PM Pacific
He and his wife and relatives were welcoming the new baby home from the hospital when a bullet struck him in the back of the head
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5-year-old dials 911 for dad's chest pain in cutest call yet
Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:51 AM Pacific
In this serious but funny call, Savannah expertly relays information to the dispatcher, unlocks the front door, and worries about what to wear for when the ambulance shows up
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German EMS holds massive ship explosion drill
Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:22 AM Pacific
The realistic training, held at least once every six years, involved more than 70 emergency response vehicles
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3 medics seriously injured in training exercise explosion
Thursday, June 19, 2014 09:44 AM Pacific
They were taking part in a forced-entry at an abandoned house when a ball of fire sent hot gas into their faces; two police officers were also hurt
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Escaping Violent Encounters: Fight or flight — don't freeze!
Thursday, June 19, 2014 08:52 AM Pacific
You can have all the physical skills on the planet, but if you're not mentally prepared and have a survival mindset, you're going to freeze
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Plane catches fire at Ala. airport; 3 killed
Thursday, June 19, 2014 05:30 AM Pacific

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LG Electronics unveils Lifeband Touch, Heart Rate Earphones
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 04:06 PM Pacific
Two wearable fitness products offer more options for your workout
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Woman’s selfie video of stroke proves symptoms to doctors
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 09:27 AM Pacific
Doctors said her symptoms were stress related, until she returned with a recording of herself describing the numbness and slurred speech as it was happening
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Report: U.S. health care among worst in world
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 03:21 PM Pacific
A study released this week shows the U.S. ranked dead last compared to 11 countries; the United Kingdom was first
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Off-duty officer rescues driver in gas station explosion
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:50 AM Pacific
An officer was getting gas when an elderly man’s car slammed into another vehicle and a pump, causing a massive fire
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Dispatcher saves man from diabetic emergency
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:42 AM Pacific
A 911 caller reported her husband was having a medical emergency while driving, but didn't know where; the dispatcher had units from D.C. to Clinton, Md. searching for him on a highway, and they found him just in time
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EMT, taxi passenger injured in ambulance collision
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:31 AM Pacific
Witnesses say the taxi driver ran a red light and hit an ambulance; the impact sent both vehicles into a concrete traffic island
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1 child dead, 19 injured after tornadoes hit Neb.
Monday, June 16, 2014 03:53 PM Pacific

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Double amputee completes EMT training
Monday, June 16, 2014 11:48 AM Pacific
He lost both his legs to bacterial meningitis when he was six, but it hasn't stopped him from pursuing a career saving lives
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911 call: Dad shoots son on Father's Day
Monday, June 16, 2014 11:03 AM Pacific
The son was airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition
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2 officers hurt in shootout near Calif. campground
Sunday, June 15, 2014 07:04 AM Pacific

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Seal up gunshot victims' wounds with new tech
Friday, June 13, 2014 04:45 PM Pacific
Taking the form of a syringe, XStat rapidly deploys a series of small sponge-like discs into the open wound
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Salem SWAT Medical Evaluation
Friday, June 13, 2014 03:42 PM Pacific
Salem SWAT testing on 8 NOV 13 using Skedco's HydraSim bleeding simulation system and Techline Trauma's abdominal/leg wound. Salem SWAT requires all medical personnel go through an evaluation prior to joining the team.
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Boston EMTs recount delivering, reviving newborn at hospital
Friday, June 13, 2014 09:23 AM Pacific
They were part of different crews and happened to be at the hospital on separate calls when a woman ran into the ER saying a baby was being born in the parking lot
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Former firefighter uses CPR to save heart attack victim
Friday, June 13, 2014 08:59 AM Pacific
The firefighter said he had to shock the 33-year old victim twice before the man's heart started beating again
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Woman throws 2 kids from window then jumps
Friday, June 13, 2014 07:26 AM Pacific

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Responders free construction worker buried in trench
Friday, June 13, 2014 05:51 AM Pacific

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FDNY medic participates in Cold Water Challenge
Thursday, June 12, 2014 03:41 PM Pacific
A cooler of ice water does the trick in this challenge for charity
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NY ceremony honors 60,000 state EMS providers
Thursday, June 12, 2014 03:32 PM Pacific

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SFFD: ALS response lagged in fatal statue fall on 2-year-old
Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:57 AM Pacific
Out of the 16 units on duty, only one was not on a call, but it was 4.5 miles away and took 13 minutes to respond
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Medic grabs patient, oxygen tank from ambulance before it bursts into flames
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:18 AM Pacific
Two EMS workers and a patient suffered only smoke inhalation due to his quick actions
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Prince William may become air ambulance pilot
Thursday, June 12, 2014 09:50 AM Pacific
The Duke of Cambridge stepped down as a search-and-rescue pilot to take on full-time royal duties, but is considering returning to the skies
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Remember 2 Things: How to access pregnant mothers with abdominal trauma
Thursday, June 12, 2014 01:33 AM Pacific
EMS columnist Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of not ruling out fetal trauma, and reminds us pregnant mothers can lose a lot of blood without showing any symptoms
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Medic injured after crashing ambulance into carport
Monday, June 09, 2014 03:56 PM Pacific
The ambulance ran over a retaining wall and plunged down a steep embankment after his foot slipped and he hit the gas while turning around on narrow street.
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Officer shoots, kills mentally ill teen after family calls for ambulance
Monday, June 09, 2014 03:17 PM Pacific
She was armed with a knife and the sheriff's deputy said he feared for his life
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Former PGFD Fire Chief named D.C.'s interim chief
Monday, June 09, 2014 10:03 AM Pacific
Eugene Jones said he’s going to stay out of the spotlight and shift the public’s focus on the employees
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Elevator flies 30 floors in 15 seconds, man injured
Monday, June 09, 2014 09:55 AM Pacific
It crashed into the roof of the building, and the man suffered head and leg injuries
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Minor injury, damage after 8 tornadoes strike Colo.
Monday, June 09, 2014 07:59 AM Pacific

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Bryan Stow 911 audio
Friday, June 06, 2014 09:03 AM Pacific

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D-Day Remembered: 'He Died in My Arms'
Friday, June 06, 2014 07:08 AM Pacific

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Ill. law requires high school CPR, defibrillator training
Thursday, June 05, 2014 09:55 AM Pacific
The governor signed the bill Thursday and it goes into effect for the 2014-2015 school year
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DC Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to retire
Thursday, June 05, 2014 05:56 AM Pacific

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Dog rescued from submerged truck in rapids
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:53 AM Pacific
Members of Okanogan County’s Swiftwater Rescue Team (Wash.) plucked a dog from the bed of a pickup truck that had inadvertently rolled into the Chewuch River.
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Dispatcher overheard bashing Oprah, suspended
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:33 AM Pacific
A N.C. dispatcher was suspended with pay over comments he made that were picked up in a 911 recording connected to Maya Angelou’s death, who was good friends with Oprah Winfrey. The comments are made at the 5-minute mark in the video
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Driver slams into Ga. ambulance, charged with DUI
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 09:10 AM Pacific
Five people, including two medics, were injured in the collision
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Survival Story: A massive heart attack on the highway
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 01:29 AM Pacific
A fire truck happened to be driving back from another scene, and responders did CPR and shocked Gordon Lehmann patient twice before the ambulance arrived
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GoalSpan: What We Do
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 02:02 PM Pacific
Engage your employees for improved performance.
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Wind carries bounce house 200 feet; 2 kids hurt
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 05:54 AM Pacific

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2 killed, 19 hurt in Ark. logging truck wreck
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 05:47 AM Pacific

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'Voguing' EMT: The remix
Monday, June 02, 2014 05:01 PM Pacific
If you missed the viral video of this unknown medic dancing the day away behind the wheel of his rig, check it out now — this time to all new tunes.
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9/11 Memorial Museum tribute in time-lapse 2004-2014
Monday, June 02, 2014 02:19 PM Pacific
This commemorative time-lapse honors the victims of 9/11 and is dedicated to their families and friends, with special gratitude to the first responders and the steadfast construction teams.
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Texas EMT attacked, beaten during home invasion
Saturday, May 31, 2014 07:02 AM Pacific

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Deer falls from overpass onto minivan full of kids
Friday, May 30, 2014 08:42 AM Pacific
Nobody was injured when the animal crashed through a mother’s windshield as she was cruising along at 70 mph
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Woman says she played dead in Alaska bear attack
Friday, May 30, 2014 05:38 AM Pacific

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Elderly woman transported to hospital in D.C. fire truck
Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:02 AM Pacific
A 90-year-old woman had to wait at least 45 minutes; she fell unconscious while waiting
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Man miraculously catches baby falling from 2nd floor window
Thursday, May 29, 2014 09:53 AM Pacific
The man was walking past a building in China during a thunderstorm when he spotted the 1-year-old, who had climbed onto a window ledge
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Adults save Fla. kids electrocuted in pool
Thursday, May 29, 2014 09:49 AM Pacific
The children spent four nights in the hospital and were released; officials say a pool pump malfunction and electrified the water
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Woman slashed by flying buzzsaw in NYC
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 08:55 AM Pacific
She was taken to a local hospital with a gash to her leg after a saw from a construction company flew 100 feet, hit a tree, and sliced the woman "straight on"
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Rescuers amputate driver's leg after tractor-trailer crash
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 08:26 AM Pacific
The extrication took firefighters over two hours; the driver was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition
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Search called off for 3 missing in Colo. mudslide
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 05:37 AM Pacific

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Son of late Ky. snake handler recovering from bite
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 04:32 PM Pacific
Like his father, the 21-year-old declined medical treatment and relied on prayer for healing
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Tornado hits N.D. oil workers camp, 9 hurt
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 04:06 PM Pacific
The injured were in their trailers when the tornado struck and didn't have time to take shelter
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FDNY rap video shows life of an EMT
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:15 AM Pacific
The compilation depicts real-life emergencies that EMS responds to on a daily basis.
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Medic shocked to find own stolen trailer at crash scene
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:06 AM Pacific
He didn't even realize it was missing until he arrived and saw it hitched to the back of a pickup truck that rolled over
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Baby girl practices CPR on a dummy
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 06:50 AM Pacific
You won't believe your eyes when you see this baby administer CPR perfectly to a dummy!
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Photo: Medics were doing job not ‘posing’ at accident scene
Sunday, May 25, 2014 10:05 AM Pacific
They look like they’re posing in front of a crashed truck, but the woman who snapped the photo said they were unaware she had taken it
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Man survives 70-fall into crevasse, climbs out
Saturday, May 24, 2014 02:14 PM Pacific
With a broken arm and ribs it took him four or five hours to climb out; he then hiked three hours back to his tent, where a rescue team found him the next morning
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Raw: Shooting rampage near UC Santa Barbara
Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:25 AM Pacific

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Twister rips side off NY volunteer EMS building
Friday, May 23, 2014 09:21 AM Pacific
The building will take months to repair, but EMS workers say they’re glad it was their empty building and not a home were someone could have been injured or killed
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Firefighter, medic injured in Pa. house fire
Friday, May 23, 2014 05:28 AM Pacific

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5,000 possibly exposed to Hepatitis A by Mo. restaurant worker
Thursday, May 22, 2014 04:24 PM Pacific
The health department is running a vaccination clinic for anyone who ate at the Red Robin between May 8 - 16
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Police: Man posed as EMT, treated dozens
Thursday, May 22, 2014 05:42 AM Pacific

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Escaping violent encounters: Blocking a blow to the head
Thursday, May 22, 2014 01:25 AM Pacific
EMS1 columnist Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape a punch to the side of the head using a defensive move to check the attack
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N.C. EMS makes music video to "Happy"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 04:40 PM Pacific
Wake County EMS decided to boost employee morale with a fun video to the Pharrell Williams song
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Texas cop jumps off bridge to avoid getting hit at traffic stop
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 04:19 PM Pacific
A drunk driver came crashing into their patrol car and one of the officers jumped about 30 feet off a bridge to safety.
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20 million bees swarm Delaware highway when truck carrying hives flips
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:37 AM Pacific
The driver and passenger of the truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries and there were reports of passers-by being stung
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5-year-old gets funeral fit for a superhero
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:10 AM Pacific
Brayden Denton died after a battle with brain cancer; he was hopefully looking down thinking ‘This is so cool’
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4 killed, 7 seriously hurt in Calif. bus crash
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:38 AM Pacific
The bus overturned after a tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto the highway
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Dispatcher talks 8-year-old through helping mom deliver baby brother at home
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 04:58 PM Pacific
The girl remained calm, clearly relayed the dispatcher's instructions, got towels and other items and secured the baby's head before paramedics arrived
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Man accused of intentionally blocking ambulance
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 02:25 PM Pacific
A 33-year-old was accused of deliberately stopping his car in the middle of the road, blocking an ambulance transporting an 86-year-old woman in critical condition.
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Hero cat saves boy from dog attack
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 02:08 PM Pacific
A 4-year-old Calif. boy was playing on his bicycle when a neighbor's dog attacked; his cat rushed in and chased the dog away
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5 hurt, including 2 EMTs, when NJ ambulance flips over parked car
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:35 AM Pacific
Cellphone video of the accident shows firefighters and paramedics tending to those injured
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Boy survives 11-story fall from Minn. high-rise
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 09:43 AM Pacific
The 15-month-old suffered a broken spine and ribs, a concussion and a punctured lung and is believed to have slipped through the railing of his family's apartment balcony
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Woman seriously hurt in Fenway Park elevator shaft fall
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 09:29 AM Pacific
Investigators are trying to determine why the elevator door was open after she plunged two stories down the shaft onto the roof the elevator
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9/11 museum shop gifts evoke outrage
Monday, May 19, 2014 11:53 AM Pacific
“I honestly don’t think it’s appropriate — selling scarves to commercialize the deaths of 3,000 people" — Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Golden
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Former paramedic of the year crashes RV, arrested
Friday, May 16, 2014 04:41 PM Pacific

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Packaging A Patient
Friday, May 16, 2014 03:17 PM Pacific
Learn how to package a patient on a sked.
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Ariz. law hurts ambulance competition
Friday, May 16, 2014 08:10 AM Pacific

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EMT Voguing
Thursday, May 15, 2014 02:00 PM Pacific

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Obama, 9/11 kin, survivors due at museum ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 2014 09:00 AM Pacific

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Off-duty EMT, firefighter injured at fire, explosion
Thursday, May 15, 2014 06:07 AM Pacific

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RescueNet Billing Professional Reporting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:14 AM Pacific
The RescueNet Professional Reporting Package provides 219 additional reports, compared to our Standard 92 Reports, to provide a more robust reporting package for ZOLL Customers. This video will demonstrate two Billing Report examples provided with the RescueNet Professional Reporting package.
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@Work Demonstration
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:12 AM Pacific
This video demonstrates the features of ZOLL's online @Work application
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RescueNet Dispatch Pro in Action
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:10 AM Pacific
With RescueNet Dispatch Pro you can predict where your next emergency will happen.
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Navigator Demo Video
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:08 AM Pacific
Get a look at Zoll Data's Navigator system and how it can help your department.
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RescueNet CommCAD Demonstration Video
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:07 AM Pacific
RescueNet CommCAD from ZOLL is an incident-based computer-aided dispatch system for both fire and EMS. For more information on CommCAD please go to http://www.zolldata.com/rescuenet-com
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RescueNet CommCAD helps during disaster
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:05 AM Pacific
Fire and EMS Dispatch system helps Arvada fire department handle an unusually large call volume in short time due to hail strorm.
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7 HCFA Signatures
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:03 AM Pacific
Using lifetime signatures in ePCR & Billing.
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ZOLL RescueNet Suite of Data Management Solutions for EMS
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:58 AM Pacific
Learn how to provide quality patient care and be organized.
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RescueNet ePCR
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:55 AM Pacific
Learn how automating the patient care reporting process can help you be more organized.
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Houston EMS high-tech plan to cut frequent flier calls
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 07:18 AM Pacific

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Driving Life
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:32 AM Pacific

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Honolulu paramedics forced to work 16-hour days
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 09:59 AM Pacific

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2 workers killed in W.Va. coal mine mishap
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 09:46 AM Pacific

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NH house explodes
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 06:29 AM Pacific

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3 EMS workers honored by Fla. county commissioners
Monday, May 12, 2014 04:31 PM Pacific
The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners recognized dispatcher Terri Griffin, EMT Jay Horne and paramedic Chris Eisenhardt for their exceptional work.
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Responders use chopper in rope rescue of Calif. mountain biker
Monday, May 12, 2014 04:23 PM Pacific
A 53-year-old mountain biker was rescued by helicopter Sunday after he fell down a cliff at China Camp State Park.
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Medic describe saving lives with Narcan
Monday, May 12, 2014 04:16 PM Pacific
Brad Flannery, a firefighter and paramedic at Weymouth Fire Department in Mass., discusses the experience of using the drug to revive heroine overdose victims.
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Man rescued from burning building flips off medics
Monday, May 12, 2014 04:09 PM Pacific
At first he's cheering while on the stretcher, then he turns and gives a paramedic the bird
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Survival Story: When CPR at the gym saved a father's life
Monday, May 12, 2014 02:40 PM Pacific
Paramedics, a quick-thinking bystander and Carl Borgquist's wife and daughter relive the moment he had a heart attack at the gym, and one man's high quality compressions freed up responders to do more
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Ohio mom delivers rare mono mono twins
Monday, May 12, 2014 12:06 AM Pacific
The baby girls were born holding hands and are doing well; monoamniotic births occur about one in every 10,000 pregnancies
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Sisters stop burning school bus before it explodes
Monday, May 12, 2014 10:39 AM Pacific
The volunteer firefighter and nurse saw smoke and leaned out their car window yelling "Stop the bus!" called 911 when that didn't work, and finally pulled in front of it and slammed on their brakes
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Pregnant woman arrested after stealing ambulance
Monday, May 12, 2014 09:37 AM Pacific
She broke into a fire station and told authorities she needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible
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3 bodies recovered from hot-air balloon crash
Monday, May 12, 2014 08:59 AM Pacific
Two University of Richmond basketball coaches and the pilot of the balloon died after it drifted into a power line and burst into flames
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Former D.C. Lt. speaks of failure to help dying man
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:59 AM Pacific
Lt. Kellene Davis: "If I had known someone was in distress across the street, I would have been over there immediately"
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Medic admits to stealing pain meds, pleads for second chance
Friday, May 09, 2014 04:23 PM Pacific
A hearing will determine if he will get to keep his fire department job after he tearfully admitted to a prescription drug addiction after developing kidney stones
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TLC’s new “OMG EMT!” show: What do you think?
Friday, May 09, 2014 12:23 AM Pacific
The show features “unusual emergency calls, told by real-life EMTs” and is meant to give viewers an inside look at what EMTs deal with on a daily basis
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Quantum EMS launches 16-pound stair chair
Thursday, May 08, 2014 02:57 PM Pacific
It’s the lightest weight chair the company offers, and has a payload capacity of 440 pounds
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Mo. community paramedicine cuts frequent fliers by 22%
Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:04 AM Pacific
The program has also resulted in a 7 percent decrease in trips to the emergency department
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Body camera captures rescue of ducklings
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 04:07 PM Pacific
A firefighter, police officer, plumber and a city worker rescued nine baby ducks from a sewer. The ducklings were reunited with their mom and safely relocated.
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Falling branch knocks tree trimmer off ladder
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 03:59 PM Pacific
A voice can be heard shouting "911 or not," after a branch he just cut hits him on the way down, sending him crashing to the ground
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Remember 2 Things: What to ask yourself before ALS to BLS hand-offs
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 03:42 PM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Steve Whitehead recommends considering if the patient has already had any ALS-level interventions or assessments, and the patient's potential for decomposition.
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911 tapes depict bystanders helping injured in FedEx shooting
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 11:19 AM Pacific
A shot security guard asked a dispatcher to tell his wife he loves her, while people in the background talk about how best to apply pressure
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Chicago medic describes being attacked by patient
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 09:54 AM Pacific
He was hitting and kicking for a good 15 minutes; she and her partner called for police three times and got no response
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Ill. medic has 9-pound baby on highway
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 11:41 AM Pacific
Her daughter was born blue and the delivering EMTs got her breathing
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West EMS retires tattered half-staff flags after 381 days
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:23 AM Pacific
They have symbolized hope and rebirth since the blast, and have a special place at the new EMS building built to replace the one that was destroyed
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Ore. governor does CPR on woman dying in street
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 09:38 AM Pacific
The former ER doctor told his driver to pull over; she had started to breathe when medics took over, and is expected to survive
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Man hurls child into air after losing fight
Monday, May 05, 2014 02:30 PM Pacific
Security footage from a shop in Huainan, China shows a man picking up the 1-year-old and flinging it into the air after a fight with the shopkeeper. The baby suffered serious injuries and is under observation at a hospital.
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Twister tears through buildings outside office worker's window
Monday, May 05, 2014 02:18 PM Pacific
A worker in Italy captured this footage before the running to safety just as the window breaks and debris comes crashing through the office.
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Pilot killed during stunt at Calif. air show
Monday, May 05, 2014 12:39 AM Pacific
He was trying to fly close to the ground to cut a ribbon with a knife attached to the plane; he skidded 50 feet upside-down on the runway in a fiery crash
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Acrobats injured in fall at RI circus; 2 critical
Monday, May 05, 2014 10:12 AM Pacific
Investigators say a snapped clamp caused a platform to plummet during an aerial hair-hanging stunt that sent eight acrobats crashing to the ground on top of another performer
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Gunman, 3 others killed in Ark. shootings
Sunday, May 04, 2014 05:19 AM Pacific

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NYC subway train derails; 4 hospitalized
Saturday, May 03, 2014 01:00 AM Pacific

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EMT dad charged with torture of 6-month-old son
Friday, May 02, 2014 10:31 AM Pacific
He's accused of beating him to the point where the baby is fighting for his life; he is a certified EMT who was undergoing testing for a position in Detroit
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Wis. medic dies after battle with colon cancer
Friday, May 02, 2014 09:42 AM Pacific
The department is mourning the loss of Denise Waterman, an engineer and paramedic for 16 years
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Devestating videos show teens' last moments on sinking ferry
Friday, May 02, 2014 09:30 AM Pacific
At 8:53 a.m., two minutes before a crew member on the bridge made the ferry's first distress call, one student says: "Am I really going to die?"
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Baby dies; dad doesn’t call 911 due to arrest warrants
Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:36 AM Pacific
His 2-month-old son stopped breathing, and was dead by the time he carried him into the hospital
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2 killed, 150 injured in Florida jail explosion
Thursday, May 01, 2014 09:11 AM Pacific
Three inmates are unaccounted for; some reported smelling gas before the blast
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Fla. responders perform in 'Stayin' Alive' CPR flash mob
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 05:12 PM Pacific
About 50 responders began performing hands-only CPR on dummies in a city plaza to raise public awareness about the importance of knowing the life-saving skill
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Ambulance flips when T-boned by car
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:55 PM Pacific
Dash cam footage shows the car and ambulance colliding at an intersection.
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Tips for treating patients with pacemakers
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:33 PM Pacific
Distinguishing between a pacing event and ventricular dysrhythmia can often make all the difference in the outcome of a patient
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Okla. inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 09:57 AM Pacific
The state tried out a new lethal injection drug combination that included 100 milligrams of midazolam
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Explosion at Calif. metal shop injures 11
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 09:21 AM Pacific
Two men were critically burned and nine others were hurt in a blast at a metal polishing shop
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Responders seek bone marrow match for fellow EMT
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:21 AM Pacific
They organized a bone marrow drive after EMT and volunteer firefighter Will Frawley, 28, was diagnosed with a type of leukemia.
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Married EMTs who run calls together, stay together
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:26 AM Pacific
In high stress emergencies they can go by instinct and body language, and say responding together also helps them communicate in their personal lives
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Tornadoes tear through South, medical center damaged
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 09:16 AM Pacific
The death toll has risen to at least 28 as rescuers search through debris; a Miss. tornado struck a hospital with patients and staff inside.
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Active shooter opens fire at Ga. FedEx; 6 hurt
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:56 AM Pacific
Two of the victims are in critical condition; the gunman was an employee at the facility and was found dead of a self-inflicted wound
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Rescuers search for pilot after 2 planes collide in Calif.
Monday, April 28, 2014 05:22 PM Pacific
The small planes collided after an air show; one landed safely while the other crashed into the San Francisco Bay and hasn't been found
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Fla. woman calls 911 on the sun
Monday, April 28, 2014 05:10 PM Pacific
She was concerned about a mysterious halo around the sun, which was an odd, but natural, phenomenon.
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National EMS Memorial Foundation
Monday, April 28, 2014 10:50 AM Pacific
The sole purpose of this foundation is, as its name implies, to design, build and maintain a permanent EMS memorial in Washington DC or its environs. NEMSMF was spearheaded by dedicated EMS providers from Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Delaware, Cleveland & Detroit. Each of these locations could provide a suitable memorial and would be proud to do so. It was understood by all however, that the prestige of the Nation's capital make it the most appropriate home for the National Memorial. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown exponentially and now enjoys personal and corporate support from coast to coast.

While public safety officers from law enforcement and the fire service have been recognized for their sacrifice with national memorials, the men and women of EMS have gone without recognition for too long. It is our mandate to finally give these silent heroes a fitting memorial and their loved ones, co-workers, and counterpart's, a permanent place to remember those we have lost, "that others might live".

If you share our vision and wish to contribute to this cause you may make a donation To the address below.

NEMSMF 9-11 Shetland Street Boston, MA 02119 Or Visit our Donation Page emsmemorialfoundation.org
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EMS assaults may become felony in Colo.
Friday, April 25, 2014 11:51 AM Pacific
A Senate bill would give mandatory jail time to anyone convicted of assault, and life in prison without parole for anyone convicted of murdering an EMT or medic
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Ala. EMS responds to 50 synthetic marijuana calls in one night
Friday, April 25, 2014 11:46 AM Pacific
Medics described incidents where it took at least four people over an hour to deal with one out-of-control patient on ‘spice’
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New Orleans considers hazard pay for EMS
Friday, April 25, 2014 10:33 AM Pacific
Police and firefighters receive a monthly $500 stipend for the dangers of the jobs; a proposed bill would add EMS professionals to that list
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12 hurt, 3 critical in California school bus crash
Friday, April 25, 2014 06:59 AM Pacific

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Teens ‘get buzzed’ from lip balm on eyelids
Thursday, April 24, 2014 02:20 PM Pacific
The latest trend of “beezin” involves spreading Burt’s Bees lip balm on eyelids for a tingling sensation
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Woman crashes into ambulance with lights and sirens activated
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:21 AM Pacific
She said she didn’t see it; the ambulance crashed through a fence on the way to a call for an injured pedestrian
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Medic pronounces still-breathing woman dead
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:12 AM Pacific
She eventually died from a closed head wound; her husband questions if her life could have been saved had the EMT not determined she was DOA
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Firefighter-medic explains vehicle extrication rescue techniques
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:27 PM Pacific
Bryan Crawley, a firefighter and paramedic for Rural Metro in Tenn. explains the process of removing people from a vehicle turned on its side
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Boston EMS recounts 2013 marathon bombing
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:17 PM Pacific
Boston EMS describes the response to last year's attack, from a management to dispatcher perspective of how they handled the MCI.
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Boston EMTs return to marathon as runners
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:09 PM Pacific
Many EMTs carried with them the memories of treating victims in last year's attack as they crossed the finish line, this time as racers themselves
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Escaping Violent Encounters: What one simple technique can keep you safe?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 02:57 PM Pacific
EMS1 Columnist Kip Teitsort explains the one defensive move that's effective against everything from punches and pushes, to hair grabs and choke holds.
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Doctors defend EMTs who didn't realize girl was shot in head
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
They said it was obvious after an evaluation took place, but lacked knowledge of family history; the girl's 13-year-old brother is in custody
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Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:52 AM Pacific
"It is imperative that people learn from the tragedy at West," CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said
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1 dead after bus crashes in front of Chicago firehosue
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 07:12 AM Pacific

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FDNY admits ambulances were delayed to fatal fire
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:09 AM Pacific
Two children died in the blaze; an ambulance wasn't dispatched after the working fire was confirmed
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Conn. responders lift car to save man
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:50 AM Pacific
A group of about seven medics, firefighters and police lifted the man's truck off of him using their bare hands
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200-pound NY medic loses weight on the Today Show
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:34 AM Pacific
He dropped 30 pounds so far, and is participating in the show's 6 Months to a 6-Pack challenge after writing to producers about the difficulty of a living a healthy lifestyle in EMS
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Dash cam: Sedan ran red light in Calif. ambulance rollover
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:04 AM Pacific
Footage shows the car colliding into the ambulance; four were hurt and a medic who suffered the most serious injuries has been released from the hospital
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Police brutally beat elderly man who called 911 for wife with dementia
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:43 AM Pacific
The 78-year-old said police arrived before paramedics, and assaulted him for no reason; he suffered a black eye and stitches to his head
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FDNY admits ambulances were delayed to fatal fire
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:11 AM Pacific
Two children died in the blaze; an ambulance wasn't dispatched after the working fire was confirmed
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911 call: Bear mauls Fla. mother
Monday, April 21, 2014 02:59 PM Pacific
Family members rushed to get help for a woman who survived an attack from multiple bears.
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Ambulance plows into jeep at intersection
Monday, April 21, 2014 02:48 PM Pacific
This footage captures the moment an ambulance crashes into a jeep during rush hour traffic in Dublin, Ireland.
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Too many call in sick; Hawaii ambulance service suspended
Monday, April 21, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
The unexpected staff shortage caused the temporary suspension of four of the 22 units on the island of Oahu.
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Skydiver killed; crash lands in backyard during egg hunt
Monday, April 21, 2014 11:54 AM Pacific
His parachute didn't open and witnesses say he was spiraling as he was coming down fast
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EMT, patient critical after Calif. ambulance rollover
Monday, April 21, 2014 11:15 AM Pacific
Police are investigating if the driver of a sedan ran a red light before crashing into an ambulance early Monday morning
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Boston Marathon begins under tight security
Monday, April 21, 2014 09:55 AM Pacific
Police were deployed in force along the route and on roofs, with helicopters circling above and bomb-sniffing dogs checking through trash cans
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Teen survives flight to Hawaii in jet wheel well
Monday, April 21, 2014 09:42 AM Pacific
He somehow skirted security; officials say he is unharmed and "lucky to be alive" after facing cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen
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Car slams into packed Fla. church, 21 injured
Monday, April 21, 2014 09:00 AM Pacific
Church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped underneath when the car came crashing through the wall during the Easter service
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Boston EMS prepares for Marathon Monday
Sunday, April 20, 2014 07:28 AM Pacific

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
Saturday, April 19, 2014 07:39 AM Pacific

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West, Texas honors 15 killed in 2013 explosion
Friday, April 18, 2014 11:23 AM Pacific
A moment of silence at 7:51 p.m. marked the exact time of the leveling blast in a town that is recovering but still has a long way to go
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911 calls capture chaos of fatal Calif. bus crash
Friday, April 18, 2014 09:32 AM Pacific
Dispatchers tried to focus and calm students calling from the scene of the fiery collision with a Fed-Ex truck
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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
Friday, April 18, 2014 06:22 AM Pacific

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Texas medic cleared of terror threat at elementary school
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:50 AM Pacific
He told employees at his son's school that he had a gun; he said he was there to test school security and staged his own impromptu active shooter drill, a month after the Sandy Hook shooting
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Denver woman shot dead while on phone with 911
Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:49 AM Pacific
She was on the call for 13 minutes, saying her husband was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him
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1 dead, 3 injured in explosion at ammunition plant
Thursday, April 17, 2014 07:09 AM Pacific

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15 injured after fire truck plows into Calif. restaurant
Thursday, April 17, 2014 06:54 AM Pacific

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New Orleans scraps residence rule for responders
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:25 PM Pacific
With recruitment and retention at a low, all police, firefighters and EMS workers will no longer be required to live within city boundaries.
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Remember 2 Things: How to handle delusional patients
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 01:00 PM Pacific
Steve Whitehead reminds us that the hallucinations patients see are real to them, but don't ever play along.
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911 scam floods Wis. dispatchers with hundreds of calls
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:54 AM Pacific
People are receiving calls to dial 1 or 112 because their credit card has been suspended, and are connected to a dispatcher when they do
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283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:41 AM Pacific
A ferry carrying high school students sank off the coast; rescuers fear the death toll could rise drastically despite a frantic, hours-long rescue
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Backpacks found at Boston finish line; man in custody
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 08:59 AM Pacific
A man behaving suspiciously near the finish line dropped a backpack containing a rice cooker; he was charged with possession of a hoax device and disturbing the peace
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Mom thanks EMT who stayed with dying daughter
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:59 PM Pacific
The mother thanked Boston EMT Richard Berrio, who did CPR and stayed with the 7-year-old as she died in his arms after being hit by a drunk driver.
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FDNY trucks damaged on 9/11 displayed at Pentagon
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:44 PM Pacific
The heavily damaged vehicles will be on display at the Pentagon before finding a permanent home in Virginia's The National Museum of Americans in Wartime, which opens on Veteran's Day 2014.
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Ambulance bursts into flames outside Ohio hospital
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:22 PM Pacific
Nobody was injured and an investigation is underway into the cause of an ambulance fire in the emergency room parking lot of Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield.
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Driver runs red light, crashes into ambulance
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:28 AM Pacific
Two paramedics, a patient and the driver were all hurt in the early morning collision
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Former Fla. medic pleads guilty to making child porn
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:27 AM Pacific
He was charged with luring young girls into having sex and taping it; he was arrested after a "brazen daytime attempt" to kidnap a woman jogging
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DC lieutenant retires with no disciplinary action for not helping dying man
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 09:01 AM Pacific
She will skirt charges because the retirement board OK'd her request before the trial board determined a punishment for not helping aiding a man who suffered a heart attack across from her fire house
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Video: Medic describes response to Pa. school stabbing
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:39 AM Pacific
“You just have to stay calm and be a steady voice, and just talk to them about things other than what naturally is going on," she said
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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found
Monday, April 14, 2014 07:10 AM Pacific

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3 dead, gunman arrested in shootings at Jewish centers
Monday, April 14, 2014 07:04 AM Pacific

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Medic, parking officer get into fight at convenience store
Saturday, April 12, 2014 07:51 AM Pacific
Witnesses say the parking officer wanted the paramedic to move his rig but the paramedic said he was assisting someone
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Woman left to face intruder during Wash. 911 outage
Saturday, April 12, 2014 07:25 AM Pacific
She armed herself with a knife and confronted a man who crawled through a window; she tried calling 911 37 when the system was down
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Texas man crushed by elevator in critical condition
Friday, April 11, 2014 08:19 AM Pacific
The construction worker was pinned in the elevator shaft at the site of a 29-story office space being built
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10 killed when truck, bus carrying students collide
Friday, April 11, 2014 07:38 AM Pacific
The high school students were on a college tour; some escaped through a window before the bus burst into flames, and responders set up a triage scene for at least 36 injured
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Va. firefighters concerned about EMS plan
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:17 AM Pacific
The chief said the shifting of EMS responsibilities to a different county would reduce their calls by 300 a year
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Detroit EMS gets two donated power stretchers
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:57 AM Pacific
The department has made significant strides to upgrade equipment, and hopes to raise $500K to continue the trend
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85-year-old EMT still on the job
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:19 AM Pacific
He joined the fire service at the age of 18, and is both a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to others in the department
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5 drone technologies for EMS
Thursday, April 10, 2014 07:39 AM Pacific
Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Commercialization now has brought more UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to market — making the technology more accessible to EMS and emergency response departments.
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Medical helicopter crashes on top of N.M. hospital roof
Thursday, April 10, 2014 07:11 AM Pacific

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1 child dead, 11 hurt when car slams into Fla. day care center
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 05:35 PM Pacific
The driver jumped a curb and smashed through a wall and into the building
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10 cops respond to medical emergency
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 05:18 PM Pacific
An EMT was reportedly already on the scene.
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Dash cam captures cement truck coming straight at driver
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:57 PM Pacific
The Texas veterinary professor installed the camera about a year ago, and escaped serious injury when a cement truck rolled on the highway and crashed right into him
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Remember 2 Things: Improve your lung sound listening skills
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:00 PM Pacific
Paramedic Steve Whitehead explains why you should listen to healthy lung sounds to recognize what's abnormal, and always compare both sides of the chest.
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Ind. EMTs could lose rank with new certification requirements
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:23 AM Pacific
The additional training focuses on medications for drug overdoses, low blood sugar, and breathing problems; five certification levels will go down to three
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Pa. EMT charged for not reporting abuse of her sons
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:30 AM Pacific
Her boyfriend severely and repeatedly beat and chocked her sons, 6 and 8; she didn't report it because she was afraid she would lose her job, police say
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4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 06:58 AM Pacific

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NYPD officer who responded to Coney Island fire dies
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 06:43 AM Pacific

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Responders rescue sick 1-year-old at sea
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:42 AM Pacific
A Calif. family was two weeks into an around-the-world trip when their 1-year-old daughter, Lyra, developed a fever and rash, and wasn't responding to medications.
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FDNY, NYPD brawl in hockey charity game
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
Brawl led to a 25-minute delay while refs assessed penalties and ejections
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Innovation Zone - IT Clamp
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:54 AM Pacific
Learn how the IT Clamp can control severe bleeding, creating a stable clot. Request info here.
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Stolen ambulance found in Chicago suburb
Monday, April 07, 2014 07:11 AM Pacific

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Calif. dispatcher recalls changes as she retires
Sunday, April 06, 2014 08:48 AM Pacific

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Lawsuit: Woman frozen alive in L.A. hospital died trying to escape
Friday, April 04, 2014 10:13 AM Pacific
The 80-year-old woman was pronounced dead from a heart attack; morticians later found her body face down with bruises and determined she woke up and injured herself trying to escape
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Ferno's self-loading stretcher eases load on EMTs
Friday, April 04, 2014 09:27 AM Pacific
The iN/X does things no other stretcher has ever done. The biggest update is an independent operator control of the front and rear wheels. This lets the stretcher support the patient during every phase of loading and unloading. Gone is the need to support the end of the stretcher while the entire undercarriage goes up or down. Instead, the stretcher has load support wheels under the center of the frame which provide weight support during transitions.
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D.C. fire chief: Not helping dying man was unacceptable
Friday, April 04, 2014 07:40 AM Pacific
Family members expressed outrage over the department's handling of the issue, including holding a close-door review of the officer on duty
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Man who mistook body for April Fools' prank fired
Friday, April 04, 2014 06:52 AM Pacific

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Baby of Boston EMT at marathon bombing due around race day
Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:25 AM Pacific
Last year, EMT Janell Jimenez thought it would be her last day on earth. This year, she's expecting to bring a baby girl into the world.
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911 call: Woman arrested for active shooter April Fools' prank
Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:06 AM Pacific
Listen to the 911 call of a woman who thought her mother was in an active shooter situation. The call was a result of an April Fools' prank but landed the mother in jail.
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How EMS can use smartphones to record ECGs
Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:20 AM Pacific
EMS providers will soon be able to access ECG data in the field – or remotely from patient’s themselves – using a new mobile app that measures electrical impulses from a user’s fingertip.
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Mo. ambulance fire causes $500K in damage
Thursday, April 03, 2014 10:15 AM Pacific
An ambulance in the station garage went up in flames, and spread to a second ambulance sitting next to it
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DEA investigates morphine missing from Ky. ambulances
Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:52 AM Pacific
The service reported 20 vials of the drug had been stolen, is working with the DEA to get to the bottom of it
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Man arrested after joyride in stolen Texas ambulance
Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:12 AM Pacific
He got into the driver's seat as medics were responding to a residence for a call about a psychiatric patient
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Dispatcher helps save father first day on the job
Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:06 AM Pacific
She recognized the voice of her aunt, who called 911 when her father went into diabetic shock
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BREAKING: Active shooter at Ft. Hood; several injuries
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 04:00 PM Pacific
At least one person has been transported to the hospital; Fort Hood is currently on lock down
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EMS street survival: How perception impacts your safety
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 01:38 PM Pacific
This is the first of a multi-lesson training on safety and precautions for EMS personnel. It covers public perceptions of EMS, occupational boundaries, and liability issues.
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Roco SKED Method - Traditional Method
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:04 AM Pacific
Patient Packaging technique from the Roco Rescue Channel features the manufacturer's approved method for traditional vertical lift using the SKED stretcher.
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Water Rescue Demo Video
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:59 AM Pacific
Watch a water rescue using Skedco products.
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Sked Evac with Tripod and Rescue Hauler Demo
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:55 AM Pacific
Demo of the Sked Evac with Tripod.
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HMD Sked Patient Evacuation System
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:51 AM Pacific
Instruction on how to use the Haz-Mat Sked, Shuttle Sked System and Skedco/Skyhook WMD/Haz-Mat Patient Evacuation System.
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OSS Instruction Video
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:45 AM Pacific
Easy access to the patient's chest or abdominal area for treatment or diagnostic procedures. It can be used in place of a conventional short backboard and as a hip or leg splint. The OSS II includes a shoulder board not found in similar devices, which can be used to prevent compression of the shoulders when using a flexible stretcher.

The OSS II folds into an extremely small package and slips inside a rolled-up Sked® Stretcher in its backpack bag, adding no volume to the Sked Rescue System package. When used with the Sked® Stretcher the OSS II ensures critical spinal rigidity during transport, whether carried or lifted. Available in International Orange or Coyote Brown with matching color carring case.
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Video: Memorial service for fallen Boston firefighter
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 09:46 AM Pacific
The funeral for Lt. Edward Walsh is today and firefighter Michael Kennedy's funeral will be aired Thursday
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Pa. tree worker gets chainsaw embedded in neck
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 03:45 PM Pacific
Coworkers and responders were able to control his bleeding, and the man was conscious and talking
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‘Coffee smoking’ is dangerous new trend among teens
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:27 AM Pacific
Inhaling the beans for the quick high has gone viral, but many have reported overdose side effects that include dizziness, vomiting and hallucinations
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Ala. Ambulance co. closes with no notice
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:38 AM Pacific
Employees showed up for work in the morning and were told they no longer have jobs
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Quick-thinking soccer player saves opponent during match
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:29 AM Pacific
A player was kneed in the head and swallowed his tongue, but a player on the other team knew to reach into his mouth to clear his airway
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Crews rescue baby when stroller rolls into pond
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:17 AM Pacific
The baby's grandmother was walking her in a stroller when it somehow rolled down an embankment and into a pond; the girl was in the water for 30 minutes
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Raw video: Rescue team pulls boy from mudslide
Monday, March 31, 2014 04:37 PM Pacific
Dramatic raw video from a helicopter rescue team showing workers saving a 4-year-old boy from the devastating mudslide that hit a rural Washington state community on March 22.
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Rescuers save deaf, blind dog from Md. sinkhole
Monday, March 31, 2014 04:20 PM Pacific
Because of cold temperatures, firefighters used equipment to blow warm air into the hole during the rescue effort to protect the dog from hypothermia
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Viking paramedics: See how far we've come
Monday, March 31, 2014 03:55 PM Pacific
From feeding victims a soup to determine the seriousness of their wound, to tasting their blood, BBC presents some of the silly beliefs held by paramedics of the past
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Calif. county confirms 21 with measles
Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 AM Pacific
California health officials say it's the worst outbreak of the disease in two decades
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Minn. responders make house calls after hospital stays
Monday, March 31, 2014 09:41 AM Pacific
Firefighters will check-up on patients as part of a new pilot program to help reduce readmissions
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Mom loses keys, lies to 911 that baby is locked in car
Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:22 AM Pacific
Responders have been called to her house multiple times in the past, and she was charged with misusing 911
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Paramedic school closes doors a month before graduation
Sunday, March 30, 2014 09:43 AM Pacific
Shocked students were trying desperately to find a way to finish their course work that started in September and was supposed to finish May 6th
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Watch: Dash cam captures ambulance thief in the act
Sunday, March 30, 2014 09:31 AM Pacific
Police are looking for a man based on the images after he crashed the ambulance into a fence pole and abandoned it
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Acid tank explosion injures 9 at Indiana plant
Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:06 AM Pacific
The 250-gallon tank of nitric acid exploded and filled the building with a cloud of corrosive vapor, causing burns and breathing problems
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