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November 24, 2010
Volume 332
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A photographer was arrested and charged with impersonating an emergency responder and obstructing the administration of government for shooting at an accident scene in August. A regular at emergency scenes, Brian Blackden said he often wears a fire coat and helmet for protection. Editorial Advisor Art Hsieh says at times the first amendment right of the press can come into conflict with the patient's right to privacy. False representation?
2 killed, 12 injured in LA crash
Responders arrive to a crash site where a truck carrying a prison inmate fire crew collided with a car on a narrow highway north of Los Angeles on Tuesday. Two were killed and 12 injured. (AP Photo/KTLA)
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Everyday EMS Tips
By Kyle David Bates
The way that we typically teach "scene safety" assumes that once we have "assessed the scene for hazards" we are safe. However this is far from the truth, especially when operating at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. A new culture of situational awareness

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Insights on Innovation
By Dan White, EMS1 Columnist
In the old days, the only ambulance service available was from the mortuaries. If you needed to take somebody to the hospital too sick to sit up you had two choices; it was the bed of a pickup or a hearse with a roof. The first ambulances were modifications of funeral car designs of the times, but what else did EMS gain from the mortuary industry? Beyond just scoop stretchers

News Analysis
Seven medical helicopter companies and hospitals now serve the counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Critics say competition has led to unnecessary flights at a great cost to patients and their insurance companies. Our Editorial Advisor Art Hsieh says agencies should consider what is best for the patient, balanced against the safety risk and cost associated with air transport. Four issues at stake

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