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NY city seeks to expand EMS duties for firefighters

- 05/18/2015

The Buffalo News LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Friday that the City of Lockport will ask the state Health Department this week to let city firefighters perform more medical ...

NY ambulance company without narcotics for patients

- 05/12/2015

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — A volunteer ambulance company is without narcotics to treat patients after its control substance agent resigned. Bridgehampton Fire Rescue, operated by the Bridgehampton ...

Colo. ambulance contract changes led to improved funding, response times

- 04/29/2015

By Ryan Maye Handy The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An independent ambulance contract has brought more than a $1 million to Colorado Springs' general fund, and more urban residents ...

Phoenix contracts with AMR in addition to Rural/Metro

- 04/24/2015

ABC15 PHOENIX — Did you know that when you call 911 it's not always a city ambulance that responds? Right now only one private company answers those calls in the Valley, but that ...

Phoenix contracts with AMR in addition to Rural/Metro

- 04/23/2015

All private ambulances have been provided by Rural/Metro, but city officials gave the OK for AMR to compete for non-emergency transports

New contract inked with Falck ambulance service in Colo.

- 04/22/2015

Aurora Sentinel AURORA, Colo. — In the high-stakes world of ambulance services, Aurora’s private provider for the past eight years could be the latest casualty. At a study session ...

Pa. volunteer ambulance service to shut down

- 04/15/2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A private volunteer ambulance company announced it will close down due to a lack of volunteers. At one point Metro Ambulance Service Inc. worked with 20 volunteers, ...

Wis. ambulance service merger improves paramedic coverage

- 04/13/2015

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A merger between Prescott’s Emergency Medical Service and River Falls EMS has proven successful after three months. “We’re getting all the kinks ...

Medicare fraud crackdown closes 11 NJ ambulance providers

- 04/13/2015 ROSELLE, N.J. — The federal government's four-month crackdown on ambulance companies that fraudulently bill Medicare to take patients to non-emergency dialysis, chemotherapy ...

Calif. officials prepare for ambulance shortage

- 02/25/2015

By Susan Meeker Glenn County Transcript GLENN COUNTY, Calif. — The Willows Public Safety Committee met Thursday with other city and county officials to come up with a strategy to overcome ...

Couple leads creation of ambulance service for all the right reasons

- 02/24/2015

Many EMS providers find their work to be a calling - long hours, low pay, and hours of monotony and the mundane, punctuated by minutes of exhilaration and occasional terror. And, most of us ...

Bed delay at Calif. hospitals causing slow response times

- 01/27/2015

Hesperia Star SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. — On any given day in the High Desert, a line of at least five ambulances can be seen waiting to check in patients at local hospitals. Sometimes, ...

Falck replaces Rural/Metro as new Ore. ambulance service

- 01/23/2015

SALEM, Ore. — Falck Northwest Corp will replace Rural/Metro as the ambulance service. After working with Rural/Metro for the past 10 years, the city of Salem signed a five-year contract ...

Ohio city, attorney general, team up to collect ambulance bills

- 01/19/2015

By Vivienne Machi Journal-News HAMILTON, Ohio — In an effort to retrieve as much new revenue as possible with a tough budget for 2015 and beyond, the city of Hamilton will partner with ...

London without air ambulance service for 3 weeks

- 01/12/2015

International Business Times LONDON — London is to have no air ambulance for the next three weeks as the capital's one and only emergencyhelicopter is going in for maintenance. It ...

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