In the early days of EMS, response times were a way to measure how well a system was performing. It was easy to measure, and there was the prevailing thought that having a “fast ambulance” ...
By Tomohiro Osaki
TOKYO — In what is expected to be a first in Japan, the Metropolitan Fire Department may offer financial aid to people who administer first aid to accident ...
By Evan Sernoffsky
San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO — A father and his 13-year-old daughter who were overcome by a fire that tore through their family’s Mission District ...
SWANSEA, Wales — An investigation has been launched after a rugby player with a broken leg was left waiting on the pitch for three hours for an ambulance to arrive.
WALES — The number of ambulances hitting the target response time for the most urgent calls has fallen to its lowest level for three years.
Only 51 percent of urgent emergency ...
By Jayme Fraser
SUGAR LAND, Texas — Sugar Land will launch its own ambulance service Thursday, a decade after the suburb southwest of Houston expressed dissatisfaction ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A paramedic on the scene of a collision began attacking a fire so that responders could extricate a man in one of the involved vehicles.
He used at least three fire ...
By Charlotte L. Jacobson
The Citizens' Voice
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Luzerne County 911 Call Center employee who sent emergency crews to a Wilkes-Barre address instead of a Kingston ...
Responders have been complaining for weeks that new dispatch technology isn’t working; this incident is one example of that
WASHINGTON — D.C. officials have launched an investigation into why it took as long as 22 minutes to get help to a dying man.
MyFoxDC reported that the incident happened last week when ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — When an emergency erupts anywhere in Autauga County, the City of Prattville Fire Department dispatches ambulances to the site of the 911 call, ...
Voice of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — It was three mayors ago when the city of San Diego decided to see whether it could get a better deal on its ambulance services. Now it looks like the decision ...
By Allison Brophy Champion
The Daily Progress
CULPEPER, Va. — Due to abuse of the local 911 system, at least one seriously injured woman was forced to suffer.
That's according ...
DUBAI — A customised Lotus Evora is being hailed as the “fastest ambulance in the world”, able to race to injured people at 185mph.
The oil-rich emirate ...