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EMS News Reports

News Reports

Home health calls expand the role of the EMT

- 04/14/2014

With increasing pressure from government and private insurers, the medical industry is finally making changes that will result in more cost-effective, yet better-performing, health care.


Was truck on fire before fatal crash into bus carrying students?

- 04/14/2014

Investigators haven't found evidence confirming a witness' claim that the truck was on fire before it crossed the median and collided with the bus, killing 10.


NY rail crash engineer had sleep apnea

- 04/10/2014

A medical exam after the derailment that killed four and injured more than 70 people revealed he had "severe obstructive sleep apnea"


Contamination threatens Wash. mudslide rescuers

- 04/02/2014

The number of confirmed dead increased from 18 to 21; searchers are worried about dysentery, tetanus and contamination


Hundreds pay tribute to fallen Boston firefighters

- 03/31/2014

Mayor: 'Words cannot repay the debt of gratitude that we owe these men and their loved ones.... They put themselves in harm's way so that others may be safe.'


New Kan. EMS policy limits use of backboards

- 03/26/2014

With more evidence that keeping people on long spineboards does more harm than good, they will use backboards when moving patients to the ambulance, but then roll them onto a cot during transport ...


NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

- 03/24/2014

It will open May 15 for families, rescue personnel and others directly affected by the tragedy.


Listen: Medic's 911 call of wild ride in hijacked ambulance

- 03/18/2014

The medic narrates what happened when two people stole an ambulance while he was sleeping in the back.


3 things yesterday's 2 MCIs can teach medics

- 03/13/2014

The New York building explosions, followed by a Texas driver who plowed through a crowd are good reminders to always be prepared. Having two high-profile EMS incidents occur within a few hours ...


Numbers needed to justify Las Vegas EMS transport changes

- 03/06/2014

When it comes to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue increasing its share of emergency transportation services, data on factors like response times and resuscitation rates should show the research behind ...





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