Boston EMS receives pay raise

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:49 UTC
The 15 percent raise comes as part of an agreement between the union and the city after being without a contract since 2011

Female medic student stabbed outside Fla. fire station

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:12:42 UTC
Despite wounds to her chest and thighs she banged on the station door for help before passing out; she later came to and called 911

Ambulance flips in collision; EMTs, child hurt

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:19 UTC
The patient and EMS workers suffered minor injures and the other driver has been arrested after attempting to flee

Inside EMS Podcast: Can community paramedicine save major EMS agencies?

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:05 UTC
Hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss how to combat major EMS closures like the the Rural/Metro layoffs in Indiana, and whether it's time to put an end to 24-hour shifts

Former Tenn. EMS workers pocket $45K in ambulance fraud

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:23:42 UTC
The husband and wife stole money and neglected bills bankrupting the company; they face charges for misconduct in public office, identity theft and fraud

Medics revive heroin overdose victim with Narcan

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:53:09 UTC
Responders administered Narcan to a 24-year-old blue-lipped, unresponsive woman en route to an Ohio hospital

EMTs on dinner break detect carbon monoxide

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:41:36 UTC
They evacuated About 100 people at an Applebee's; several said they felt sick but declined further treatment

Off-duty medic delivers daughter on roadside

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:37:38 UTC
The father then drove his wife and new-born to the hospital after the birth; both mother and child are healthy

Woman at Burning Man killed, hit by bus

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:21:13 UTC
She died after "falling under a large vehicle" organizers said in a statement

Quick Clip: Should EMS end 24-hour shifts?

Posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:03:50 UTC
This segment tackles the pros and cons of working 24-hour shifts in EMS, and whether the industry should do away with them. What do you think? Sound off in the comment section below

FCC votes to push for 911 texting service

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:50:42 UTC
Current technology and operational procedures must be enhanced in order to ensure messages are received and can be responded to

EMS grant help from health care systems is a game changer

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:50:00 UTC
More grant funding support from major health care systems has the potential to improve the overall EMS system

5 ways EMTs can be more caring to patients

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:44:23 UTC
You have to first possess and practice traits like kindness and compassion before you can pass the sentiment on to your patients

Cobra’s severed head bites, kills chef

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:03:47 UTC
Twenty minutes after the chef cut off the snakes head, it was still functioning and bit him as he was tossing it in the trash

LODD: 4 killed in NM medical flight crash

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:50:24 UTC
A paramedic, pilot, nurse and patient all died when the plane crashed and burst into flames on the way to Phoenix; the cause is under investigation

Man fatally shoots son, wife in NJ hospital

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:25:21 UTC
A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife and is being treated for life-threatening injuries after shooting himself; investigators searched his home and found his dead son

NY city to cut firefighters, auction ambulances

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:13:56 UTC
A private company will take over rescue calls as Lockport seeks to borrow $5 million to keep the city afloat

18 Texas students hurt in unregistered school bus crash

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:02:08 UTC
Middle schoolers suffered minor injuries after a mechanical failure caused the driver to hit a tree; the bus company also had its registration revoked in 2009

Leader admits guilt in 9/11 disability fraud case

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:44:07 UTC
Applicants got advice on failing memory tests, feigning symptoms and described fears of planes and tall buildings to support PTSD claims

Mich. county pushes CPR training for all employees

Posted on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:23:39 UTC
Officials are encouraging CPR and AED training after a county treasurer went into cardiac arrest at her office