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Charlotte County Fire and EMS has started a program to add ambulances during the busiest times of the day
Fire, EMS crews in Whitman faced an unusual rescue
Two Newport News firefighters were terminated after an investigation found they ignored protocols
Officials in New London hope a SAFER grant will allow them to staff, operate an additional ambulance
The Denver Fire Department believes cross-training firefighters will help patients as Denver Health fails to meet response time goals
The West Covina Fire Department unveiled three new ambulances and a new fire truck
DNA from the urine on the medic’s CD player strongly supported it came from a Kansas City firefighter
New Haven Fire Chief Fire Chief John Alston said the department has 15 paramedics compared to 50 the department normally has
The Normal Fire Department announced that paramedic-level care is now on all of its front-line fire engines
Floyd County Commissioners voted to pursue negotiations with AmeriPro Health as council members consider fire-based EMS
Arlington Firefighter Brady Weaver was shot while checking on children heard crying inside an apartment
The Moscow Administrative Committee recommended the city council approve a FEMA grant application that would lessen the cost of the three new hires
Erin and Ashley Lucas are the only set of twins on the staff of the Lexington Fire Department, and they said that sometimes makes work a little more interesting
According to local officials, Falck ambulances were late to about one in every six medical emergencies in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton
Arlington officials said the firefighter was shot in the chest
EMS did not have a budget of its own in the Harristown fire department finances
Gilbert Fire and Rescue plans to use the revenue from a 1.7% increase to staff an additional ambulance
Wind blew the hot-air balloon into power lines near a Rochester highway
Scottsdale bought four ambulances for the fire department in 2023 but still relies on Maricopa Ambulance
Lima Fire Department mutual aid limit seeks to keep a minimum number of crews available in city
Floyd County officials are undecided on ambulance service options
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The city of Aberdeen last commissioned an ambulance rate study in 2010, when the rate was about $20 per month; the city has not raised that amount greater than the rate of inflation since then, with the 2024 rate sitting at $28
The Floyd County council members have expressed concerns about the costs of the potential three-year ambulance contract and expressed interest in the fire-based EMS approach
Wallingford opted to remove the one year of experience qualification from future applications to open the EMS positions up to a broader pool of applicants
The Massena Fire Department’s program offers hands-on training, including CPR, basic trauma care, patient assessment and emergency medical procedures