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Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:03:41 UTC
A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of EMS

Medics treat 16 'Spice' overdose patients Saturday in San Diego

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:41:22 UTC
Patient symptoms ranged from mild nausea, tachycardia and agitation to difficulty breathing and unconsciousness

Woman tries to stab Pa. medic in the chest

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:54:31 UTC
The paramedic's metal-reinforced vest stopped the knife's blade

Paramedic wrestles gun away from man

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:42:00 UTC
The New Jersey man was believed to be involved in a nonfatal shooting earlier in the day

At least 3 killed in Texas floodwaters

Posted on Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:42:02 UTC
A total 55.23 inches of rain has been recorded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport this year, topping the annual rainfall record of 53.54 inches set in 1991. (Glen E. Ellman/Star-Telegram via AP)

3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

Posted on Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:50:38 UTC
Two people and a police officer were killed in the rampage; nine other people, including five police officers, were shot

3 cops injured by active shooter in Colorado

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:31 UTC
Police reporting shooter, near a Planned Parenthood clinic, is contained (Twitter/NBC Nightly News)

Ambulance company sued by man whose parents died hours apart

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:43:45 UTC
The lawsuit alleges the driver of a Wisconsin ambulance was speeding before a sudden stop which led to his mothers fatal injuries

'Don’t bag an injury this Black Friday,' says UK EMS agency

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:34:54 UTC
Last year the ambulance service received several calls because of injuries related to the holiday shopping frenzy

Wrong-way driver crashes into ambulance

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:13:55 UTC
The wrong-way driver was being chased by police at the time of the crash

Tucson firefighters part of 3-year cancer study

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:31:37 UTC
FEMA gave the University of Arizona $1.5 million to learn the relationship between cancer and the chemicals firefighters are exposed to

AFG grant allows purchase of EMS record management software

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:56:05 UTC
The Newton Fire Department received $200,000 for a new pumper/tanker and used what was left for other city projects

Ambulance delivers toys to Michigan hospital

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:34:55 UTC
A Pro-Med ambulance delivered 1,300 toys to children in the ER, pediatric care unit and on ambulances

New paramedicine journal to launch in 2016

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:23:08 UTC
The first issue of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine will be published in June 2016

5 gift ideas for EMTs and paramedics

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:43:27 UTC
We put together a list of our favorite products you can easily shop online this Cyber Monday

New York medics complain about 'spotty' radio service in subway

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:23:45 UTC
EMS radio communications work about 70 percent of the time, an FDNY spokesperson said

Group raises awareness to prevent fire and EMS suicides

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:59:42 UTC
Suicides among first responders are more prevalent than line of duty deaths

EMS volunteers donate Thanksgiving dinners to low-income families

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:19:31 UTC
Volunteers from Narberth Ambulance, Pennsylvania, packed and delivered turkey dinners to families in need

Medical response to Paris attacks was 'civil application of war medicine'

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:33:54 UTC
A team of 20 doctors and crisis experts organized the medical response, sending three-person teams into the field and setting up triage operations in hospitals. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

US traffic deaths sharply rise in 2015

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:12:57 UTC
Texting and other distractions while using smartphones were believed to be part of the cause, as well as drunken, drugged and drowsy driving