EMS News Reports
Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision
Here's the latest news in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of protests
EMS World 2014: In-depth conference coverage
Bringing you live coverage straight from the floor, including exclusive features, the latest products, session roundups, Tweets and more!
Ebola: What does EMS need to know?
So how exactly did this outbreak happen? Should we in the U.S. be concerned? And what information does EMS need to know?
How Grady EMS managed 2 Ebola patient transports
Two hours. That’s all the time crews would have needed to prepare for the transport of an Ebola patient into the U.S., said Atlanta-based Grady EMS Interim Director Wade Miles. “The majority of the planning was with the other agencies,” he said. “Our team was ready to go at a moment’s notice.”
Dodgers found partly liable in Bryan Stow beating
A San Francisco Giants fan and paramedic who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the attack. Lawyers for Stow claimed the team and former owner Frank McCourt failed to provide adequate security. In split decisions, jurors found that the Dodgers were negligent but absolved McCourt. They determined that Stow suffered about $18 million in damages in the form of lost earnings, medical expenses and pain and mental suffering. The Dodgers must pay $13.9 million of that because while finding the team negligent, jurors assigned it only a portion of the responsibility for Stow's harm.
Conn. medic gets prison time for sexual assault of patient
Mark Powell was sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars; a 22-year-old unconscious woman said she woke up to him touching her
Colo. dispatcher quits after 911 caller is killed
The dispatcher had information, including that the woman's husband was getting a gun from a safe, that should have been given to responding officers
Fla. city, county, reach EMS deal to prevent lawsuit
The county wants to slash funding to five fire departments, cut personnel and rescue vehicles, implement a three-year freeze for all 18 fire departments and eventually cap EMS budget increases.
Beating of medic Bryan Stow case now underway
Stow's attorney outlined the case to a packed courtroom, but it was too much for Stow, who is brain damaged from the beating, to attend.
Sin City ambulance wars spinning out of control
It will be a public relations nightmare if assertions that response times have gone prove to be true.
Video: Former D.C. Lt. speaks of failure to help dying man
Lt. Kellene Davis: "If I had known someone was in distress across the street, I would have been over there immediately"
EMS providers deserve the same hazard pay as fire, police
The monthly supplement would cost less than what the state is spending on police and firefighters, and would demonstrate recognition and respect.
CDC confirms first case of MERS infection in U.S.
At least 400 cases of the respiratory illness have been reported, and more than 100 people have died since MERS first surfaced two years ago
Active search ends for bodies in Wash. mudslide
The transition was marked by gathering 200 firefighters, National Guard members, first responders and volunteers for a ceremony punctuated by a lone bagpiper who played "Amazing Grace."
4 FDNY dispatchers suspended for ambulance delay in fatal fire
Two dispatchers were not in their assigned positions, and a supervisor failed to ensure coverage; two children died as ambulances took 21 minutes to get to the scene.
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