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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 ...


FCC: 11 million lost 911 in 'preventable' 911 software glitch

- 10/21/2014

The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Who ever thinks that their call to 911 would go unanswered? But in a terrifying incident this spring, thousands of Americans found themselves in need ...


Injunction puts Ill. ambulance squad on hold

- 10/21/2014

The plan has been held up until the fire department puts a referendum on the ballot so residents can vote on an additional tax for the new service


New Ill. ambulance squad put on hold

- 10/21/2014

WIFR BOONE COUNTY, Ill. — A plan to put more ambulances on the road, which could mean quicker responses in emergencies, has been put on hold. The Capron rescue squad filed an injunction ...


4 ambulance companies compete for S.D. contract

- 10/21/2014

Argus Leader SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A team of industry experts and local officials this week will begin assessing bids that four companies have submitted to provide ambulance service for ...


Kan. gets regional air ambulance in hospital partnership

- 10/20/2014

By Brett Riggs The Garden City Telegram GARDEN CITY, Kan. — A Newton-based critical care ambulance service has partnered with St. Catherine Hospital to provide ground and air medical ...


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 ...


Contract signed after Ala. 911 center threatens to stop dispatching

- 10/07/2014

DECATUR, Ala. — The director of the 911 center threated to stop dispatching emergency calls until a new contract was signed with the city’s only ambulance service, leading to a signature ...


Family sues 'luxury' ambulance company that dropped patient

- 10/06/2014

NEW YORK — The family of an elderly woman who died filed a lawsuit claiming a private ambulance service boasting "luxury transport" dropped her on the way home from the hospital ...


EMS shortage forces gap in Honolulu service

- 10/03/2014

Officials say it’s the first time it’s happened since switching to a new 12 hour schedule, and response time wasn’t compromised


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 ...


Calif. voters to consider 8 tax measures for EMS services

- 10/01/2014

By Megan Hansen The Marin Independent Journal MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — As Central Marin voters gear up for the November election, they will have to consider whether to support eight different ...


Texas city looks to recover millions spent on EMS at festivals

- 09/30/2014

By Philip Jankowski Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Austin taxpayers covered $4.25 million of the cost of providing police, ambulances and fire protection for festivals last ...


Rural ambulances to benefit from proposed Ore. bill

- 09/27/2014

KTVZ.com REDMOND, Ore. — During a visit Friday to Redmond Fire and Rescue, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced he's introduced legislation to preserve emergency care in rural Oregon ...


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