Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:02:29 UTC
Airport staff took a cautious approach when they detected a sour-smelling liquid coming from a cargo container

Lack of volunteers leaves N.D. service on brink of closure

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:53:59 UTC
With seven volunteers on call 35-50 hours a week, the rural ambulance service is "one trip and fall or one back injury away from closing up"

Patient killed, 4 EMS providers injured in ambulance rollover

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:44:10 UTC
The crash is under investigation, but an inattentive driver may be the cause

Pa. EMT spit on, punched by care facility resident

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:34:54 UTC
The resident was charged with assault and didn't stop until restrained; the EMT has bruises ans swelling to the left side of his head

EMS adapts to remote N.D. oil field

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:00 UTC
A former flight medic and oil worker is now heading up an EMS crew serving the isolated and dangerous areas

Pa. fire department tackles increasing EMS calls

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:00 UTC
Prevenative technology has decreased fire-based emergencies, changing the role of some Pa. firefighters

Thieves steal ambulance keys, leave medics stranded with patient

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:00 UTC
The unknown suspects drove the vehicle from the scene before disappearing with the keys

Responders save Idaho man after 75-foot fall from cliff

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:00 UTC
One firefighter traversed the cliff face, waiting with the man until crews could extract him

Saving the dying agency: The value of transformational leadership in EMS

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:16:28 UTC
Paid EMS agencies have replaced fading volunteers, and without strong leadership an agency can bleed money like a patient in hemorrhagic shock

NightStick presents four mini-flashlights

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:59:43 UTC
The non-rechargeable flashlights offer a tight, long throw beam

Equipment cutbacks put Chicago medics, firefighters at risk

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:31:33 UTC
Self-contained breathing apparatus are being removed from all 75 Chicago ambulances and about 70 graduating fire academy medics will not be issued protective firefighting gear

Highschoolers train as EMTs in Ariz. county program

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:14:51 UTC
It's the only certified high school program in the state; students complete the training tuition-free as part of the district’s mission to "put Arizona to work"

7 injured when fueling boat catches fire in Boston

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:12:04 UTC
One person on the boat suffered burns to both legs; the injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening

Responders assist woman giving birth on freeway

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:07:28 UTC
Firefighters arrived soon after the 29-year-old delivered baby Savannah and helped cut the cord

Top chefs make menu-worthy emergency preparedness meals

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:53:21 UTC
The Houston event demonstrated gourmet cooking with emergency rations, and raised community awareness about disaster preparation

Truck dangles off bridge in Ore. crash, hazmat responds

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:42:28 UTC
An estimated 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river; the man was cited and taken to the hospital with minor injuries

Calif. medics, hospital staff lead video dance competition

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:25:08 UTC
The video, where they wear pink and dance to Pharrell Williams “Happy,” is in the running for a $15,000 prize sponsored by a medical supply company

2 dead, 47 injured in Del. bus rollover

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:14:50 UTC
The bus when overturned on an exit ramp; a 19-year-old and his friend stopped to help before responders arrived

Stand-by plan activated for Pa. 911 system outage

Posted on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:05:15 UTC
Technicians were not sure what caused the equipment problem; the affected equipment is about 10 years old

NJ EMT who died of ALS remembered for compassion

Posted on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:56:08 UTC
Earl "Jim" Artle, 63, died after a long struggle with ALS; he served on the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp. for 20 years