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Do EMTs or MDs have greater authority on a medical emergency scene?

- 10/14/2014

The senior EMT on scene has the responsibility for decision making regarding patient care and has the authority to choose to disregard medical orders from physicians excepting those in their ...


Ore. fire department ramps up EMS

- 10/11/2014

KTVZ BEND, Ore. — The Bend Fire Departments emergency response crews are urgently changing how they do business, thanks to a bond voters passed in May. Fire Chief Larry Langston shared ...


Ore. fire department ramps up EMS

- 10/10/2014

Major improvements include doubling the number of response units, and programs dedicated to EMT and prevention services


EMS bike teams roll out to cover N.M. community events

- 10/07/2014

By Rick Nathanson Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Getting help to someone with a medical condition at a large venue with thousands of people, much like the Albuquerque International ...


Idaho principal’s fatal heart attack inspires emergency medical education

- 10/02/2014

By Julie Wootton The Times-News TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Marjie Atkins taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation for years, but she never expected to use it. That changed Sept. 18 during a ...


Fired Conn. EMT gets job back 3 years later

- 10/01/2014

By Mara Lee The Hartford Courant WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A union steward who was fired from his emergency medical technician job three years ago must be rehired, according to a ruling ...


Former Mass. EMT: Too sick to stand trial for weapons charges

- 09/26/2014

The Associated Press SALEM, Mass. — A former Rockport EMT facing several weapons charges after police in 2009 found a cache of firearms including a rocket launcher and tear gas launcher ...


Detroit EMTs lured to fake emergency, robbed

- 09/25/2014

myFOXdetroit.com DETROIT — A fake emergency led to first responders being targeted by thieves on Detroit's east side, police believe. It started at the plaza on Crane Street near ...


Detroit EMS crew lured to fake emergency, robbed

- 09/24/2014

2 responding EMTs treated the patient while her partner pilfered ambulance's front seat


Are you smarter than the average EMT student?

- 09/10/2014

Four Calif. EMT students square off with some basic anatomy


S.C. EMT suffers fatal heart attack during standoff

- 09/10/2014

The seasoned volunteer rescue squad member died after assisting law enforcement on the scene of a fatal shooting


S.C. rescue worker suffers fatal heart attack during standoff

- 09/10/2014

WCSC CHARLESTON, S.C. — Friends and co-workers are remembering a Charleston County employee and volunteer rescue squad member who died overnight while assisting law enforcement at Monday ...


2 Calif. EMTs injured by suspected drunk driver

- 09/09/2014

The other car caught fire after slamming into the back of the ambulance around 1:30am


2 Calif. EMTs injured by suspected drunk driver

- 09/09/2014

CBS8 DEL MAR, Calif. — A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after rear-ending an ambulance on Interstate 5 near Del Mar, causing minor injuries, authorities said. A ...


When handing a patient over, should EMTs help ER staff?

- 09/08/2014

In general no, because doing so can cause issues with documentation, chain of command, confusion as to who should do what, and the clear establishment of the exact point in which responsibilities ...


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