Ill. fire dept. seeks to hire more paramedics

Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:08:26 UTC
The fire chief said he wants to hire more paramedics due to shorter hospital stays, an aging population and residents living with long-term and complex medical conditions

Flood fears renewed as Calif. is pounded by storm

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:09:43 UTC
San Francisco has already surpassed the normal annual amount for the wet season that begins in October

St. Louis-based dispatch center to add 75 positions

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:05:00 UTC
The company, which covers calls across five states, is eliminating smaller dispatch centers and consolidating into the St. Louis location

Kan. hospitals, EMS collaborate to 'save lives'

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:00:18 UTC
One of the program's goals is to reduce cardiac-related deaths in rural communities by 20 percent

Ohio bill would make killing first responders death penalty crime

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 UTC
The legislation would also include killings of current and former military members

Report: Mass. opioid-related deaths up 24 percent in 2016

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 UTC
Although heroin killed fewer people in 2016, those deaths only decreased as more lives were lost to fentanyl

2 dead as storm lashes Southern California

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:53:00 UTC
Using ropes and inflatable boats, firefighters rescued seven people and two dogs from the Sepulveda basin, a recreation and flood-control area

Okla. city seeks alternatives after ambulance agency kickback lawsuit

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:03:06 UTC
Federal attorneys allege the agency received more than $20 million in illegal kickbacks from a contractor that provided drivers, paramedics and EMTs

Program to train doctors to spot patients abusing drugs

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:57:24 UTC
The program offers ways for health care professionals to intervene early before substance use leads to more serious problems

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:30:00 UTC
The man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked

Report: Placebo, Valium are equally effective in treating back pain in the ER

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:24:39 UTC
Researchers randomized 114 patients who went to the ER with new-onset lower back pain into two groups who received placebo and Valium

Paramedic 'selfie wars' victim speaks out

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:58:53 UTC
Pamela Burman is one of 41 people who authorities say were photographed or videotaped by paramedics while they were unconscious or sedated

Conn. hospital shuts down fire, EMS services

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:55:59 UTC
The decision was met with outcry by some, who said the closure will leave many unemployed

Ky. EMT shoots pit bull attacking teen

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:53 UTC
EMTs were treating a 16-year-old when the dog began to charge at them; an EMT shot the dog and killed it

Man sentenced 20 years for assaulting paramedic

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:39:13 UTC
George Hosey was in jail when he attacked the paramedic who came to treat him

NY paramedic, 37, dies unexpectedly

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:30:32 UTC
Kevin A. Przybyl, who had cystic fibrosis, was always interested in pursuing a career in public safety

Virtual reality technology used to teach MCI scene command

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:05 UTC
Israel's national EMS organization uses virtual reality technologies to simulate MCI scenes and train any member to become a scene commander

Working toward justice for all EMS workers

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:30:01 UTC
It's time for EMS providers to advocate for their rights to equitable wages and a safer workplace

3 ways to reduce, prevent EMS-related back pain

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:21:59 UTC
Pain while running EMS calls or sitting around the station is not normal and it can be treated with strength and flexibility exercises

10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in Northeast

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:25:52 UTC
New York officials have warned that, despite recent snowfalls, many lakes have not had enough cold days to develop ice thick enough for riding