FAA puts brakes on new air ambulance safety rules

Posted on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:41:51 UTC
Emergency medical helicopters will have until next April to institute tougher risk analysis and in-flight monitoring procedures in challenging weather

3 injured after car crashes into ambulance

Posted on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:31:27 UTC
A paramedic as well as the driver and passenger of a BMW sustained non-life threatening injuries

Boston EMS prepares for Marathon Monday

Posted on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:24:52 UTC
Boston EMS is not rooting for 87 degrees, but wants this year's story to be about the weather, and the runners, once again

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Posted on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:50 UTC
As soon as the avalanche occurred, rescuers, guides and climbers rushed to help, and all other climbing was suspended

Medic cleared of terror threat charge at Texas school

Posted on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:30:06 UTC
"I'm very truly sorry if I scared or frightened anyone; that was not my intention," medic Ron Miller said

Pet cat attacks Calif. family; 3 taken to hospital

Posted on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:24:32 UTC
The cat clawed the face of its owner's sister, as well as the arms and legs of its owner's mother; it caused deep gashes on the legs of it's owner's 10-year-old brother

Photos of the Week for April 18, 2014

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:47:49 UTC

West, Texas honors 15 killed in 2013 explosion

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:19:53 UTC
A moment of silence at 7:51 p.m. marked the exact time of the leveling blast in a town that is recovering but still has a long way to go

Off-duty EMT saves life of fellow softball player — again

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:06:19 UTC
Teammate Terry Backman was there to save him, on the same field in the same park, when he collapsed from a heart attack last summer, and again last Sunday

Crash victim applauds medical flight for saving her life

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:43:47 UTC
The use of air transport can be controversial, but a 17-year-old survivor says without it, she wouldn't be alive

Man ate pot candy before shooting wife on phone with 911

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:26:57 UTC
It was purchased from a legal Denver dispensary; the dispatcher is on paid leave during an investigation into whether officers responded quickly enough

Naked yelling man spits in Pa. medic’s face

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:09:22 UTC
The medic was at a hospital on an unrelated call when the man charged from his room screaming obscenities, and spit in his eye

Missing morphine found in Calif. medic's home

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:02:04 UTC
Investigators searched her home for a case involving stolen cars, and arrested her for the stolen narcotics

911 calls capture chaos of fatal Calif. bus crash

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:23:52 UTC
Dispatchers tried to focus and calm students calling from the scene of the fiery collision with a Fed-Ex truck

Injured responders aided diners after crash into restaurant

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:25:11 UTC
The firefighters overcame their own injuries to help the nine civilians who were hurt, one of them critically

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:55 UTC
Rescue workers pulled out 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice and were searching for the three missing guides

Inside EMS Podcast: Airway management, how to cope with PTSD and depression

Posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:00:00 UTC
Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson bring expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful

How to sell your story in grant applications

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:39:32 UTC
Include emotional anecdotes and photos on your grant application, and make sure your facts back it up

How not to incriminate yourself at breaking news scenes

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:52 UTC
An army of investigators will leave no stone unturned for a trace of evidence, so make sure you’re not in the spotlight

Texas medic cleared of terror threat at elementary school

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:33:44 UTC
He told employees at his son's school that he had a gun; he said he was there to test school security and staged his own impromptu active shooter drill, a month after the Sandy Hook shooting