Video: Beaten medic Bryan Stow 'happy to be alive'

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:08:54 UTC
The paramedic who suffered a brain injury in a 2011 beating at a San Francisco Giants game has shown significant progress and was first pumping during an ESPN interview at his home

FDNY receives grant for female firefighter training

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:57 UTC
$11K will go toward preparing the women for the Fire Academy

9 more bizarre car crash calls

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:44 UTC
We asked readers to share some of the weirdest incidents they've witnessed or responded to, and the results are in

9/11 responder launches Kickstarter for EMS documentary

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:31:37 UTC
Inspired by his struggle with PTSD, it focuses on how EMTs cope with the job

Video: Soldier, gunman dead in Ottawa shootings

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:40:29 UTC
Authorities believe there were three gunmen involved in three shootings Wednesday morning

Kingfisher Medical creates compact response kit

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:37 UTC
The kit aims to ease coordination, treatment, and extraction in hostile situations

FCC: 50% of wireless 911 calls are 'butt-dials'

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:46:15 UTC
The agency’s commissioner estimates about 84 million 911 calls per year are pocket dials, and suggests ways to curb the problem

Shopper brawls with EMS at Tenn. bargain store

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:30 UTC
A father’s drug-related arrest and his daughter’s removal by responders spurred the ‘incoherent’ mother’s attack

FBI raids Calif. ambulance company

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:13:41 UTC
Federal agents had a search warrant for ProCare Mobile Response; the company was named in a lawsuit involving an illegal Medicare kickback scheme

City blames "cumbersome’ FDNY dispatch system for kids’ death

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08:57 UTC
A new report claims the system delayed response to a fatal Easter weekend fire

2 medics sent blindly into violent Detroit crowd, attacked

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:58:42 UTC
Dispatchers failed to inform medics of fighting on the scene

Gunman wounds soldier at Canada's Parliament

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:16 UTC
The soldier was transported by ambulance and his condition is not immediately known; the gunman then entered Parliament

Bystanders mistake body at bottom of pool as mannequin

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:20:35 UTC
Responders arrived to find people standing around staring at the victim; it's unclear how long the man was submerged and cause of death is pending

W.Va. schools discuss mandated CPR training

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:35:55 UTC
Twenty states already require the training, with 20 others placing the issue on upcoming agendas

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