Victory: How one firefighter beat breast cancer

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:41 UTC
Laura Baker, a 20-year firefighter, was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; she started a plan immediately to get healthy again

Public health sectors need teamwork to address Ebola concerns

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:48:26 UTC
The first U.S. Ebola case reinforces the need to strengthen community preparedness across public health, healthcare, and emergency management sectors

Current PPE not ready for Ebola threat

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:03 UTC
The mishmash of untested PPE available is not proven to guard against Ebola; here's how to get the best available PPE

New CDC Ebola guidelines leave questions for EMS

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:03:04 UTC
The PPE protocols contain solid information for hospital treatment, but don’t address specific EMS concerns

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:34 UTC
The firmer standards call for full-body garb and rules for removal, a supervisor for the putting on and taking off of equipment, a separate room, and repeated practice before treating an Ebola patient

Bees attack dozens of Texas middle schoolers

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:14:55 UTC
23 sixth-graders were treated for stings, including one boy who had a significant reaction and was hospitalized

FCC: 11 million lost 911 in 'preventable' 911 software glitch

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:36:10 UTC
Seven states were without emergency services for six hours in April due to an entirely preventable software error, the FCC said in a 40-page report

Man killed in collision with ambulance, truck

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:30:42 UTC
He was the passenger in a car that failed to yield to traffic and pulled out in front of the vehicles

New Ill. ambulance squad put on hold

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:08:58 UTC
The plan has been held up until the fire department puts a referendum on the ballot so residents can vote on an additional tax for the new service

4 ambulance companies compete for S.D. contract

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:58:37 UTC
The contract includes a new requirement to maintain a minimum number of reserve ambulances, plus the capability of using the city's traffic-light control system

39 hikers killed in Nepal bizzards

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:04 UTC
Responders rescued 407 people stranded on a popular trekking route after snowstorms and avalanches swept the Himalayas

Calif. EMS chief to retire after 30 years

Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:46:38 UTC
He worked as an emergency physician, and the chief medical officer on a U.S. training vessel before holding the EMS post for three decades

NY mom holds CPR flash mob

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:17:30 UTC
After losing her daughter, 14, to cardiac arrest during soccer practice she hopes the event raised awareness of hands-only CPR and promoted a bill to teach the technique to middle and high school students.

30 sickened; illness still a mystery as Minn. plant reopens

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:34 UTC
Seven ambulances responded to employees vomiting and coughing; the plant reopened after no chemicals were found present, and the cause of the symptoms remains unknown

EMT quits over social media 'booty dancing' video

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:15 UTC
Two EMTs were goofing off during a late night shift and posted a video on Snapchat; the service deletes content once it's posted but someone recorded it

Kan. gets regional air ambulance in hospital partnership

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:13:31 UTC
The air medical transport service will also provide ground transport for critically ill and injured patients in southwest Kansas

Man arrested for defacing 9/11 memorial in NY

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:39 UTC
White paint was used to deface the memorial to fallen first responders

Ga. EMT honored for response to man struck by lightning

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:44:06 UTC
The rain was so heavy EMTs had to wade through ankle-deep water to find a man in cardiac arrest; Jessica Galvin sized up the situation and treated him on the scene

43 in Dallas declared 'Ebola free'

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:25:28 UTC
The first group of people who had contact with the first U.S. Ebola patient have been cleared after 21 days of monitoring

CDC to revise Ebola PPE protocol

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:11:28 UTC
New guidelines will require "no skin showing," and a "buddy system;" a 30-person support team will also assist civilian medical professionals