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Medics sue S.C. county over promised pay raises

- 12/18/2014

By Charles D. Perry The Sun News HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Four longtime Horry County Fire-Rescue employees are suing the agency for not following through on promised pay raises, according ...


Competition for paramedics driving up wages

- 12/17/2014

By Jayme Fraser Houston Chronicle HOUSTON, Texas — Rapid growth and a changing health care market have increased competition among some suburban emergency service providers, driving ...


Ohio department seeks to add full-time firefighters

- 12/01/2014

Akron Beacon Journal NORTON, Ohio — The city’s fire chief said that by increasing his full-time staff, Norton actually can save money and stay within its budget for next year. Fire ...


Fatigued Australian medics demand changes to on-call system

- 11/29/2014

SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Sleep-deprived paramedics in regional South Australia are demanding roster changes because they fear they could be a danger to patients. An on-call system is used in ...


Mo. ambulance district to continue brownouts

- 11/21/2014

By Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch TROY, Mo. — Directors for the Lincoln County Ambulance District decided Wednesday to continue rolling base closures in the wake of the second ...


N.Y. fire district increases EMS services

- 11/06/2014

By Ashleigh Livingston Press-Republican LYON MOUNTAIN, N.Y. — The Lyon Mountain Fire District will increase EMS service beginning in February. At a meeting on Monday, the Fire Commission ...


L.A. county fire chief vows to overhaul hiring practices

- 10/30/2014

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County fire chief said he will overhaul the agency’s hiring procedures in response to an investigation that found a large percentage of firefighters ...


Thousands of UK health workers strike over wage dispute

- 10/13/2014

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


Thousands of UK health workers strike over wage dispute

- 10/13/2014

BBC ENGLAND — Thousands of health workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have taken part in the first strike over pay for more than 30 years. But disruption was ...


Pa. hospital network to buy area ambulance service

- 10/01/2014

Luke Ranker The Times-Tribune SCRANTON, Pa. — An arm of Community Health Systems plans to purchase a Scranton-based ambulance service, pending approval by two state entities. On ...


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 ...


Highschoolers train as EMTs in Ariz. county program

- 09/22/2014

By Alexis Huicochea The Arizona Daily Star PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — By day, Ben Trumpinski is a 17-year-old senior at Cienega High School. But when classes let out, he is an EMT-in-training. Trumpinski ...


DCFEMS medical director to leave for San Antonio post

- 09/16/2014

By Jacob Beltran San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A new medical director has been chosen to oversee the San Antonio Fire Department's EMS division. Dr. David Miramontes, ...


Mo. city finds way to outsource ambulance billing, keep local jobs

- 09/02/2014

The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The protracted battle over who controls ambulance billing in Kansas City is far from over. That’s good news for taxpayers, who stand ...


Pa. paramedic chief retires after 38 years

- 08/31/2014

By Elizabeth Skrapits The Citizens' Voice WILKES-BARRE CITY, Pa. — Chief Paramedic Sean Chandler has seen a lot since he started with Wilkes-Barre City’s fledgling emergency ...


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