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EMS News Reports

News Reports

Who will own EMS in Florida?

- 10/26/2011

A recent spate of articles out of Pinellas County, Florida, highlights a debate that can be seen across the country: Who will own EMS going forward? Will fire departments or private companies ...


Houston EMS companies costing Medicare, taxpayers millions

- 10/21/2011

Between 2005 and 2010, Medicare records show that at least $488 million was paid to non-emergency Harris County ambulance providers.


EMT fired after speaking out

- 10/14/2011

A Louisville, Ky., EMT expressed concern to a local news outlet over mandatory overtime.


EMS in the wireless age: How EMS communication has advanced

- 10/13/2011

In this special news report, we look at how EMS communication evolved with the the digital age, and at how technology will continue to change the way we transport and treat patients going ...


NY responders tell of frantic chopper crash

- 10/11/2011

Rescue crews helped save four people after a helicopter with five people aboard crashed in New York's East River last week.


Explosion lifts roof off burning ambulance in Md.

- 10/03/2011

An explosion blowing off the roof of an ambulance in Maryland was caught on video posted online.  


Asthmatic boy dies in ambulance during second transport in 11 hours

- 09/28/2011

Seven-year-old Aaron Pointer spoke his last words from the back of an ambulance.

"I . . . am . . . tired . . . of . . . breathing," the asthmatic boy gasped, taking breaths ...


The Reno air show crash

- 09/19/2011

A P-51 Mustang airplane crashed into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on Friday in Reno Nevada, killing 9 and injuring more than 60. (AP Photo/Ward Howes)


Cameraman and EMS officer clash

- 09/15/2011

A video posted to YouTube recently appears to show a confrontation between a Suffolk County, N.Y., EMS officer and a news cameraman. The video echoes a video from earlier this year in which ...


The 10-year anniversary of 9/11

- 09/08/2011

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we've compiled columns, videos, and images looking back on the devastation that occurred that day, and at how the attacks ...





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