Former Colo. FF-paramedic sentenced to year in jail for trading child porn online

Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Robert Stambaugh, 60, pleaded guilty in March to three child pornography counts

Fla. county scales back EMS overhaul

Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000
With its revenue stream trending downward, county leaders were forced to scale back on an EMS improvement plan the council already approved

Police: Off-duty Cleveland paramedic carjacked at gunpoint

Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Police reports show the Cleveland paramedic was carjacked at gunpoint outside of the EMS Hall Union

Drone interrupts first responders during crash scene where medical helicopter was called

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:25:25 +0000
During the Flight for Life transport, with one helicopter on the ground and another approaching, first responders noticed a drone flying above them

Wis. EMS agency dips into reserves fund to cover $1.2M in outstanding medical costs

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:11:15 +0000
Officials said bill payments have slowed for services rendered, which leaves the ambulance service unable to keep up with its expenses

Wash. EMS agency seeks 10-year levy renewal

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:00:05 +0000
In addition to an excess levy approved in 2017 and transport fees, the renewal levy would represent about a third of the department’s funding

Lunar leadership: 5 EMS leadership lessons from the Apollo program

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 02:33:41 +0000
Establish a concrete but flexible mission and communicate the vision with EMS providers and the community to chart a course for success

Article Bites: Delivering right care and transporting to the right place

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 02:22:40 +0000
Medical clearance of psychiatric emergencies in the field

DEA agent critically injured in crash with Ga. ambulance

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 01:10:13 +0000
The agent, who has not been identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition

11 Boston FFs hospitalized after Level 3 Hazmat response

Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:53:37 +0000
Boston EMS said the 11 firefighters and one resident were taken to area hospitals as a precaution

NJ first responders to create overdose map to reduce response time

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:22:27 +0000
Using data, AMR can position ambulances accordingly and reduce the response time from the moment they get the call to administering Narcan to the patient

NJ EMT suspended after fatal off-duty crash that killed his daughter

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:12:36 +0000
State health agency officials said his suspension would stay until he resolves all criminal charges

How to cultivate a culture of accountability

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:37:48 +0000
Our co-hosts discuss how EMS agencies who harness the power of accountability are more successful and disciplined in their work

Ala. 911 board approves $4.35 per call response fee

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:00:43 +0000
The board voted 4-0 to authorize Chairwoman Virginia Alexander to send out contract notices detailing the increase from $3.98 to $4.35 per call

FDNY calls on volunteer ambulance services to help with heat-related 911 calls

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:21:39 +0000
The city fire department will lean on community volunteer ambulance services to handle overflow 911 medical emergencies

Mich. proposed legislation would allow first responders to administer EpiPens

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:57:49 +0000
Senate Bill 418, would allow departments to obtain prescriptions for, purchase and distribute EpiPens to firefighters, police with training on how to administer the drug

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:28:22 +0000
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer reached an agreement with Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul to bring up the bill with two amendments

Training Day: Practice proper bag-valve mask ventilation techniques

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0000
Train for different BLS and ALS techniques so you can deliver an adequate breath to every patient, every time

33 dead, dozens injured in possible arson at Japanese anime studio

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:59:53 +0000
A 41-year-old man has been taken into custody and told police he had scattered "fluid-like petrol" at the site

Delta to begin carrying naloxone on flights

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:47:41 +0000
The airline will begin carrying naloxone in medical kits after a passenger was found in the bathroom unresponsive