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N.Y. Man Accused of Stealing Rescue Truck

N.Y. Man Accused of Stealing Rescue Truck News Jun 19, 2018 Print Version June 18—A 28-year-old city man is accused of stealing a paramedic rescue truck from the Albany Fire Department, city police said Monday. Albany firefighters—who are also trained paramedics—were treating someone for a medical emergency at 11:25 a.m. on Hudson Avenue, between Ontario…

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FAA Urging Medical Helicopter Companies to Improve Safety

FAA Urging Medical Helicopter Companies to Improve Safety News Jun 17, 2018 Print Version The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa June 17—Air ambulance transports can be more dangerous than other helicopter flights because of the urgency of responding to emergencies, such as car crashes, heart attacks or premature births. For-profit air ambulance companies—including several that operate…

Apple to Push Fix for Locating 911 Callers

Apple to Push Fix for Locating 911 Callers Apple’s move is a sign that smartphone makers are willing to step into America’s emergency response infrastructure, an area ripe for upgrades Apple Inc., working with startup RapidSOS, will push new software to iPhone users later this year that pipes location information from smartphones directly into the…

Texas emergency official encourages use of drones to save lives

Texas emergency official encourages use of drones to save lives Johnson County Emergency Management Director Jamie Moore said the new technology has greatly enhanced emergency response efforts   By Jessica Pounds Cleburn Times-Review JOHNSON COUNTY, Texas — From monitoring wildfires to rescuing stranded motorists in flood waters, the unmanned aircraft system—or drone—has been a game…

New app teaches civilians how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

New app teaches civilians how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ The “Stop the Bleed” app, which is free of charge, was designed to teach the public how to save lives in an emergency   By EMS1 Staff BETHESDA, Md. — A new app was released to teach civilians how to “Stop the Bleed” and save lives…

EMS Board refuses to fire EMS heads

EMS Board refuses to fire EMS heads EMS Bookkeeper Carla Russell asked to voluntarily resign Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:00 am By Terry Fitzwaterterry.fitzwater@gonzalesinquirer.com The Gonzales County Emergency Medical Service Board of Directors held an emergency meeting last Thursday night to discuss the status of EMS Administrator James (Jim) Russell and his wife, EMS…

Accreditation board & college investigating claims about EMT instructor certifications at MCC

Accreditation board & college investigating claims about EMT instructor certifications at MCC Posted 10:56 pm, June 11, 2018, by Kera Mashek KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Metropolitan Community College is under the microscope after students allege instructors are not qualified to teach. The complaints center around the EMS training program at Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley Campus….

County EMS unveils framework to revise ambulance system

County EMS unveils framework to revise ambulance system By BRANDON STONE @Brandon_SVH 2 hrs ago (…) Facebook Twitter Email Facebook Twitter Email Print Save MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County’s Department of Emergency Medical Services debuted Tuesday the framework for a plan to revise the ambulance system. At a meeting of EMS stakeholders, county EMS Director…

Penn. Fire Department Gains Financial Support Through Social Club

Penn. Fire Department Gains Financial Support Through Social Club News Jun 12, 2018 Print Version Erie Times-News, Pa. June 12—It’s hard not to notice the connection to the local fire service in a social club with fire helmets over the bar, beer taps connected to a bright red fire hydrant and specialties such as firetruck…