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Private ambulance services to bid for Ala. EMS calls

- 11/23/2014

Montgomery Advertiser 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, ...

San Diego may put off ambulance contract until 2017

- 10/30/2014

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 ...

Va. 911 misuse stretching EMS resources thin

- 10/29/2014

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 ...

'Fastest ambulance in the world' unveiled in Dubai

- 10/18/2014

The Independent 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 ...

Pa. EMS chief reviews response time to fatal shooting

- 10/16/2014

By Liz Navratil The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh’s acting EMS chief said Wednesday that he is reviewing the paramedic response to a fatal Glen Hazel shooting ...

Md. medics cut response time by 27 percent

- 10/14/2014

By Ben Weathers The Capital ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Adding ambulances and changing call and dispatch procedures have helped reduce average paramedic response times by 27 percent, according ...

Commission debates SF fire chief's future

- 10/11/2014

KTVU SAN FRANCISCO — The future of Joanne Hayes-White as San Francisco’s fire chief will be debated Thursday at a closed door meeting of the San Francisco Fire Commission — ...

Injured girl, 6, waits 3 hours for ambulance

- 10/10/2014

SUNDERLAND, U.K. — A six-year-old U.K. girl lay stranded with a suspected broken back for nearly three hours, despite five calls for an ambulance. Kiera O’Brien fell off a bouncy ...

Ambulance mix-up put possible stroke patient at risk

- 10/09/2014

By Andrea DeMeer PRINCETON, British Columbia — A mix-up involving paramedics caused chaos for an area family last Wednesday morning. BC Ambulance Services has launched ...

Detroit fire department to train for medical response

- 10/04/2014

By Gina Damron Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit's firefighters will be trained as medical first responders — a move aimed at decreasing response times and helping the ...

'Quick Cars' speed up Colo. EMS response

- 09/18/2014

CBS4 LITTLETON, Colo. — It’s a new twist on an old service. Littleton Fire Rescue is launching two new programs to get emergency crews out the door faster, safer and with the goal ...

‘Quick Cars’ speed up Colo. EMS response

- 09/17/2014

The emergency ready SUVs free up ambulances and fire trucks for more serious calls, and reduce patient bills

Medic on site treats collapsed Kan. high school football player

- 09/16/2014

Officials say he was treated immediately by a paramedic on the sidelines after complaints that an ambulance took too long to arrive

Medic on site treats collapsed Kan. high school football player

- 09/16/2014 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When Olathe East Senior Linebacker James McGinnis collapsed on the football field Friday, people in the stands were upset, saying it took the ambulance ...

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