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DES coordinator will oversee Glacier County EMS Department

DES coordinator will oversee Glacier County EMS Department Posted: Aug 15, 2018 2:59 PM -06:00 Updated: Aug 15, 2018 5:39 PM MDT By: Elizabeth Transue – MTN News Glacier County Commissioners on Tuesday officially accepted the resignation of EMS Director Amie Allison. Her resignation came after she learned about budget cuts to the department, and…

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Seattle officials pushing for better EMT wages

Seattle officials pushing for better EMT wages City council declared EMTs deserve more money in a resolution that calls on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration to raise EMT wages and benefits   By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times SEATTLE — Emergency medical technicians employed by a city contractor help and transport sick and injured people across Seattle but…

New Mass. Bill Supports Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer

New Mass. Bill Supports Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer News Aug 13, 2018 Print Version The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 13—Exposure to toxic chemicals is a routine part of the job for firefighters, increasing their risk for cancer and other illnesses. State leaders are now taking steps to help protect them, including a bill recently…

Calif. Fire Officials Request $42M Budget to Boost Recruitment

Calif. Fire Officials Request $42M Budget to Boost Recruitment News Aug 13, 2018 Print Version Aug. 12—Fire officials on Tuesday will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a $42 million annual plan calling for more firefighters and new fire stations to plug response holes in the county—with a recommendation of a half-cent countywide sales…

How to keep PTSD out of your EMS department

How to keep PTSD out of your EMS department Recognize the risk factors and symptoms of PTSD, and how to manage self-talk and meditate to reduce its physical and emotional effects Aug 10, 2018 DALLAS — The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) reports that seven to eight out of every 100 people in…

N.Y. Clinic to Provide Free Healthcare for 9/11 Responders

N.Y. Clinic to Provide Free Healthcare for 9/11 Responders News Aug 10, 2018 Print Version Aug. 10—The federal government has hired Eden Prairie-based Optum to operate a new clinic in Manhattan for survivors of the 9/11 attacks who have enrolled in an ongoing health program. The clinic, which is expected to open this month, will…