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Ventura County began using text 911 dispatchers in 2021
The victim was installing a water pipe in Noblesville when sides of the trench collapsed
In some areas, Ascension St. Vincent is diverting ambulances for specific cases
Longview officials expect Medix to save citizens $250 in response costs
Paramedic Stacy Brayton and her son were getting into the river area when she saw people pulling a girl from the water
Salem firefighters were alerted to an explosion and fire at the Tomo Japanese Steakhouse
The Flint Fire Department ambulance is funded by opioid settlement dollars instead of tax dollars
A subcontracted transport service has taken over transporting bodies to the Knox County Medical Examiner
EMS leaders and advocates rallied in Albany to promote bills that supporters say would take great steps to stabilize ambulance services
Overland Park firefighters faced a worker buried up to his waist 15 feet below the ground
A bus carrying farm workers overturned after it collided with a truck in Marion County
After recovering from her injuries, Nicole Goslant was able to meet the Health First First Flight crew that saved her life
Waterford administrator offered a plan to create a new EMS department as part of a larger reorganization
The Elyria woman was riding a motorized scooter when she was struck by an ambulance
EMT Julia Fatum said she’s speaking about her attack to fight for better protections for first responders and call for an increase in penalties for assaults
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital of Modesto had received political support after challenging the Medicare program decision.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department plan would end the 40-year partnership between the city and AMR
An 18-year-old Allen High School graduate collapsed while participating in a citizen’s fire academy training
In proposed test, “sprint” paramedics will be dispatched to calls in three counties to start treatment before an ambulance arrives
Ascension health system diverted ambulance, postponed tests and blocked access to medical records
New labor regulations will increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions – Steve Wirth shares how this impacts EMS roles
A firefighter charged with urinating on a medic’s belongings is a sign of a problem left brewing for too long
A 13-step action plan to provide compassionate and effective care while navigating the evolving legal landscape
Three takeaways from the conviction of Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain
While the CPR intervention may prove beneficial, more evidence is needed before it can become a standard of care
Is building a new kind of clinician merely a Herculean task or a fully Sisyphean one?

MVC Incident Visualization software will help traffic safety officers identify high-risk areas and trends
SAM Medical will continue its focus on developing high-quality medical devices and solutions for emergency responders
Through this agreement, state agencies and affiliated entities will have access to Verizon’s award-winning network and a comprehensive suite of communications solutions designed to help enable Michigan to best serve the state’s more than 10 million residents