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EMS1 eNews • Vol. 163
April 14, 2009
Editor's Note
Dear EMS1 Member,

Submissions for the 2009 Excellence in EMS writing contest have been pouring in. Make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your work published online — as well as a chance to win a $200 gift card!

We are looking for a short, original piece that exemplifies this year's EMS Week theme, ''A Proud Partner in Your Community.'' Tell us a story about how your department gave back to the community, or how your community inspires you as an EMS provider.

The deadline is April 20, so put your writer's cap on! Visit the 2009 Excellence in EMS page for full submission details.

— Maveric Vu, EMS1 News Editor
Featured News
Early tests negative in Chicago tuberculosis scare
Early test results for close associates of a doctor-in-training infected with tuberculosis have been negative, health authorities said Monday.

About 10 close contacts of a 26-year-old female pediatric resident who tested positive for TB last week have undergone screening, according to health officials. The contacts include relatives, friends and hospital colleagues who worked in close proximity to her. Full Story

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Triage in Italy Quake Aftermath
Paramedics stand in the emergency unit of a hospital set up in a tent-camp, in L'Aquila, central Italy, Tuesday. More than 100 tent cities have been built after the quake killed 294 people and displaced another 55,000. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)

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EMS1 Exclusive Everyday EMS Tips
Volunteer group provides rehab, comforts to Texas responders
By Maveric Vu, EMS1 News Editor
A grass fire that burned nearly 2,100 acres of land in Williamson County, Texas, in August 2008 tested the limits of nearly a dozen surrounding fire departments.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Avoidance
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