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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB opens new fleet centre in provincial capital

Bridgeport, Connecticut – 6 hospitalized after suburban, ambulance colllide

Wilmington, Delaware – Cops say 22-year-old punched paramedic

Orange County, California – Paramedic works to eradicate teen drunk driving

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Firefighters in EMT scandal lose extra pay

Scotland, UK – Ambulances get new defibrillators

New South Wales, Australia – NSW sees increase in ambulance fees

Victoria, Australia – 90 minute ambulance wait in Victoria

Victoria, Australia – Minister says ambo service is flawed

Pretoria, South Africa – Swift action if paramedics harassed by police

Tel Aviv, Israel – Ambulance chief questioned in tax fraud probe

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Timmins, Ontario – Northern EMS team back home after G8

Sudbury, Ontario – City sets up Book of Condolences for military medic killed in Afghanistan

New York, New York – EMt could be fired for pranking teenage volunteer

Boston, Massachusetts – Officials say EMT staffing adequate

Burlington, Massachusetts – Phone tip led to EMT card scam

Kidderminster, UK – Cycling paramedics to help heroes

Wiltshire, UK – Man jailed for assaulting paramedic and police

Farnham, UK – Paramedic disciplined over heart attack death

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance vow highlights need for study

New South Wales, Australia – NSW Government increases trip in ambulance to $309

New South Wales, Australia – Unhappy NSW paramedics moving to ACT

Monday, June 28, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario Paramedic Association responds to amalgamation proposal

Honesdale, Pennsylvania – Canadian quake damages ambulance headquarters

Las Vegas, Nevada – Health District investigates American Medical Response & death of local woman

Orlando, Florida – Fire department to take most ambulance service

Little Rock, Arkansas – Trauma system taking shape

Welsh, West Virginia – Frustrated ambulance authority workers want answers after not getting paid

Gloucestershire, UK – Ambulance service paying out millions for overtime and private contractors

Bury, UK – Ambulance duo invent first aid app for iPhone

Johannesburg, South Africa – Medics quibble about shot boy

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Superior North paramedics packing new gear

Charles County, Maryland – Paramedic is honored for helping to save fiance’s life

Palm Harbor, Florida – Pinellas raises rates for emergency ambulance transport

Cincinnati, Ohio – Ambulance discovers two shooting victims

Worcester, UK – Fathers’ wheeze raises thousands for air ambulance

Birmingham, UK – Canal hero paramedic praised

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire ambulance service faces threat of fines

Saffron Walden, UK – Ambulance service paramedic saves life of close friend

Friday, June 25, 2010

Essex, Massachusetts – Essex firefighter among EMTs in state suspension

Wilston, New Hampshire – Alleged EMT attacker arrested again

Manchester, UK – Prisoner who cut ear off to escape ambulance found hanged in prison

Scotland, UK – Heart attack victim died after half-hour wait for ambulance

Birmingham, UK – Man in canal saved by paramedic

Isle of Wight, UK – Driver in car/ambulance crash died while high on drugs

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance alls rise after England World Cup games

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire’s ambulance slowest

Minas Gerais, Brazil – Ambulance accident kills 5

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Trauma runs deep for witnesses and responders

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedics headed to G20

Brandon, Manitoba – Ambulance bill stuns woman

New York, New York – Ambulances, ERs scramble to deal with St. Vincent’s loss

London, UK – Paramedics among public servants hit by 2 year pay freeze

Essex, UK – Paramedic who downloaded hardcore gay pornography on duty escapes with caution

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance bosses World Cup sickness clampdown scrapped

Somerset, UK – Ambulance service named UK’s most improved

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance Tasmania scores 98 per cent rating

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts – State names firefighters facing action in EMT probe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City Controller warns of EMS funding crisis

Arlington, Massachusetts – Arlington based EMTs caught in state investigation

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Cop among those with false EMT certificate

Grand Island, Nebraska – Paramedics could play larger role in rural medicine

Reno, Nevada – Wells Fargo helps fund for children of slain first responders

Greece, New York – Ambulance catches fire outside of hospital

Soweto, South Africa – Soweto ambulance infrastructure inadequate

Hagatna, Guam – Guam officials look to resolve ambulance crisis

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Goose Bay, Labrador – Air ambulance up and running

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics baffled by busy weekend

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulances not feeling well either

Sloatsburg, New York – Rockland’s first female paramedic remembered as ‘gold standard’

Kentwood, Michigan – Former paramedic to stand trial in sexual assault of teen

London, UK – Emergency workers excluded from health and safety law

Wales, UK – Ambulance delays revealed

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ambulance staff attacks condemned

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics ready for Red Nose Day

Victoria, Australia – Doctor’s anger at 90 minute wait for baby’s ambulance

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance stricken by increased demand

Taranaki, New Zealand – Patient wants ambos to have GPS

Monday, June 21, 2010

Comox, BC – New SAR Techs have graduated

New York, New York – Latest Ground Zero deal offers 9/11 workers $712.5 million

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance staff who helped mass shooter victims offered counselling

Rutland, UK – Mum forced to wait 10 hours for ambulance

England, UK – Ambulance crews in attack fear

West Lothian, UK – Teenager assaulted paramedic

Berkshire, UK – County’s first paramedic made an MBE

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance service warns of indoor BBQ risks

Auckland, New Zealand – Air Force Boeing 757 develops ambulance capability

Taranaki, New Zealand – Ambulance medic blame is unfair

Saturday, June 19, 2010

County of Renfrew, Ontario – County of Renfrew paramedics will be part of G8 response

Franklin Park, Illinois – Ambulance dies, leaves patient waiting for transport

Broward County, Florida – Funeral services scheduled for former paramedic killed by lightning in Colorado

Saffron Walden, UK – Ambulance service paramedic saves life of a close friend

Newcastle, Australia – Paramedic new phone book cover boy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Rural ambualnce response times expected to improve with recent changes

Jersey City, New Jersey – High on PCP, felon goes for cop’s gun in moving ambulance

Temple, Texas – Elderly woman killed after hitting ambulance with her car

Niagara Falls, New York – EMT couple injured by assault suspect

Phoenix, Arizona – New technology gives paramedics faster way to save lives

New York, New York – Job protection for volunteer emergency responders

Queensland, Australia – CMC to review ambulance wait death

South Australia – Private ambulances have ‘profit motive’:union

Wellington, New Zealand – Ambulance delay repeat horrifies woman

Thursday, June 17, 2010

San Dimas, California – Two men arrested for suspected battery of paramedic

Fargo, North Dakota – Air ambulance makes emergency landing

Aberdeen, South Dakota – Medical helicopter emergency landing investigated

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin – Ambulance service suddenly stopped services when medical director resigned

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 911 had wrong address in baby’s death

Staffordshire, UK – Paramedic attacked by bull terrier

West Midlands, UK – Frequent callers to 999 numbers will be referred

Chichester, UK – World Cup puts pressure on ambulance crews

Wales, UK – Ambulance chiefs apologize to family after police smash their way into wrong home

Lenora, Western Australia – Ambo quits after speaking out against asylum seekers

Taranaki, New Zealand – Ambulance error spurs probe

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Help for Calgary’s 911 system

Lexington, Kentucky – EMTs not call until coroner ruled woman alive

Kentwood, Michigan – Former ambulance worker faces more sexual assault charges

Mount Vernon, New Hampshire – Woman charged in EMT assault fails to make court date

Salt Lake City, Utah – Retired ambulances going back to work to save lives

Wales, UK – Knitters make teddies for child 999 patients

Aberdeen, UK – Climate protest delayed Aberdeen emergency flight

East Midlands, UK – Former paramedic admits child porn charges

Christchurch, New Zealand – Out of control man who rammed ambulance jailed

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB wins award for commitment to vehicle safety

Mattapan, Massachusetts – Two EMTs save 14 from fire in Mattapan

Jackson, New Jersey - Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash with ambulance

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Paramedics to adopt electronic records

Albany, New York – Bills pass to protect volunteer EMTs and firefighters

Greeneville, Tennessee – All EMS stations are now safe place for newborn dropoffs

Cumbria, UK – Cumbrian World Cup fans cause surge in ambulance calls

Wales, UK – Wales air ambulance gears up for busiest summer yet

West Midlands, UK – Disability benefits cheat caught lifting patients for ambulance service

Victoria, Australia – Dodgy paramedic forced to quit

Victoria, Australia – 10 ways to fix our ambulance service

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance delay may have breached mother’s right to life

Monday, June 14, 2010

Red Wing, Minnesota – Woman dies in ambulance when oxygen runs out

Richmond, Virginia – Child porn charges certified against veteran dispatcher

St. Paul, Minnesota – Firefighter invents safe backing system for ambulances

Columbus, Ohio – Woman gives Ohio EMT a $10,000 thank you

Houston, Texas – Houston considers raising ambulance fees

Sumner County, Tennessee – Officials scramble to fund replacement ambulances

Crestview, Florida – Combative patient punches EMT, sedated

Oxford, UK – South Central Ambulance Service hit by computer virus

Scotland, UK – Blood-soaked 16-year-old who attacked medic escapes jail

Saturday, June 12, 2010

San Francisco, California – Ambulance accident sends four to hospital

Berlin, Maryland – English-Spanish guide designed for paramedics

Huron Valley, Michigan – Ambulance service offers emergency camps for area kids

Cumbria, UK – Prince Charles hails 999 staff in Cumbria shootings aftermath

Hampshire, UK – Why the England soccer match will place a strain on ambulance services

Coventry, UK – Extra paramedics during World Cup games

Bury, UK – Ambulance World Cup warning

Merstham, UK – 999 crew insulted

Nyagatare, Rwanda – Police impound ambulance carrying illicit brew

Friday, June 11, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto adds 55 new paramedics

Washington, D.C. – Air ambulance – the most dangerous job in America?

Mount Vernon, New Hampshire – Three Amherst EMTs recovering from attack

Red Wing, Minnesota – Red Wing ambulance under scrutiny after death during transport

DeKalb County, Georgia – DeKalb doesn’t know how many addresses were deleted from 911 system

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulance too slow to respond

Wales, UK – Wales has slowest ambulance 999 responses in 2009

Essex, UK – Paramedic flies out on 1,000th mission

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – 911 mixups prompt formal investigation

Calgary, Alberta – Long-time director of Foothills EMS honoured

Goose Bay, Labrador – Air ambulance moved too soon:Liberal MHA

Denver, Colorado – 3 taken to hospital after accident involving ambulance

Gulf County, Florida – Ambulance head resigns under investigation

Northumberland Heath, UK – Paramedic’s wife feared babies would be taken away

Northumberland Heath, UK – London paramedic accused of killing son lost temper

Bedfordshire, UK – Brick thrown at ambulance taking patient to hospital

Dublin, Ireland – Claim ambulance trolleys used in A & Es

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedic’s Facebook sacking has sequel in court

Mount Gilboa, Israel – Medics from around the world pushed to limits in Israeli forests

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Goose Bay, Labrador – Move NL air ambulance team to Labrador:Mayor

Alton, Texas – Ambulance employee killed in crash with ambulance

Stockton, California – Judge clears up rules for paramedics

Cleveland County, North Carolina – Couple says calls to 911 unanswered for 30 minutes;baby girl dies

Lafayette, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance hurricane preps

Edinburgh, UK – Ambulance taken out of service after youth smashes window

West Midlands, UK – Quarter of ambulances missing targets

Victoria, Australia – Parliament to consider calls for ambulance shake-up

Victoria, Australia – 90-year-old waits an hour for ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria defends fall victim’s delay

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance youth unit recognized

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance service moved

Burnaby, BC – Paramedic cuts raise fears

Cedar City, Utah – Morphine missing from ambulances

New York, New York – Fire commissioner sorry for medic snub

County Cavan, Ireland – Paramedic killed in ambulance accident was well known charity worker

London, UK – Ambulance bosses hold 2012 conference

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics say pleas for intensive care specialists ignored

Victoria, Australia – Hospital denies ambulances waiting 6 hours

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thorold, Ontario – Paramedics honoured by region

Burnaby, BC – Cancer patient waits 5 hours for ambulance transfer

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Invisible bracelet program helps EMS save lives through technology

St. Joseph Township, Michigan – Ambulance jumper hit by car, dies

Mount Vernon, New Hampshire – Woman assaulted EMTs called to her home

Flagler County, Florida – Flagler County paramedics place second in world

Cumbria, UK – Counselling for ambulance staff in aftermath of Cumbria shootings

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance services praised

Argyll, UK – Woman hurt in fall from ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics’ distress claims leap as psychiatric problems take their toll

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hastings County, Ontario – Paramedic elected to CUPE Ontario executive

Greenwich, Connecticut – Governor commends GEMS

Collingswood, New Jersey – Ambulance carrying patient crashes

Cavan, Ireland – Ambulance body chairman calls for better safety measures

Hampshire, UK – Teen’s agonizing 40 minutes wait for ambulance

Northumberland, UK – Sister’s big thanks to air ambulance

Sussex, UK – Lives at risk in Sussex 999 postcode lottery

Chippenham, UK – Bench a thank you to paramedics

Friday, June 4, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance report a farse:Liberals

Minneappolis, Minnesota – Glitch blamed for woman’s death in ambulance

Boston, Massachusetts – State should prosecute EMTs who faked their training

Hampshire, UK – Horse fall patient had to wait 39 minutes for ambulance

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria massacre:Emergency services struggle to cope with scale of shootings

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria shootings:Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

Melbourne, Australia – Hospitals suspend ambulance bypasses

Durban, South Africa – Eight hour wait for ambulance

Pretoria, South Africa – Cops harassing paramedics

Thursday, June 3, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance battle over:Kennedy

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance decision appealed

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics dispute:time for this over the top rhetoric to stop

Detroit, Michigan – OnStar, GM will give Volt first responder training

New York, New York – Paramedic turned rapper turns to Youtube to promote music videos about EMS unit

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times hit 10-year high

Belfast, UK – Patient’s shock as ambulance runs out of fuel

East Anglia, UK – Regional ambulance crew training course suspended

New South Wales, Australia – New laws to protect paramedics

Pretoria, South Africa – Paramedic:I was forced to let cop die

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Fewer ambulances boost workload, even risk of death

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – There are truths to be told on air ambulance issue;mayor vows to keep up fight

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – St. Anthony air ambulance injunction denied

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Flooding poses problems for emergency crews

Madison, Wisconsin – Report still not out on helicopter crash near La Crosse

Richmond, Virginia – Ambulance hits, kills runaway horse in Richmond

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago paramedics given second chance to sue the city for overtime pay

Cambridge, UK – Paramedics face rising violence during callouts

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance costs threatening rural events

ACT, Australia – Government acting on emergency services report:Corbell

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – 10 years for 911 service on PEI

Danville, Indiana – Lawsuit in fatal Indiana medical helicopter crash is settled for $5.6 million

San Antonio, Texas – Hely was one of first air ambulance pilots in Korea

Daytona Beach, Florida – Non-emergency call procedure changed

Genesee County, Michigan – Three paramedics laid off as job cuts hit Sheriff’s Department

Hampshire, UK – Woman crushed by cow may have been saved by faster paramedic response

Queensland, Australia – Man accused of drunken ambulance theft

Liping, Nepal – Everest teen’s paramedic father defends decision to climb

Monday, May 31, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance issue heads to court

Edmonton, Alberta – Province defends level of ambulance service

Cincinnati, Ohio – Chase suspect wrecks stolen ambulance

Bexhill, UK – Blase paramedic cautioned

Manchester, UK – Prisoner who cut off ear in escape bid from ambulance is recaptured

Manchester, UK – Ambulance on 999 call was attacked

Brighton, UK – Brighton paramedics on bikes scheme scrapped

Oxford, UK – Obesity ambulance takes to the road

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Galion, Ohio – Possible jumper picked up by paramedics

Brenham, Texas – EMS staff gets course in treating police K-9

Miller County, Missouri – Ambulance district workers allege harassment

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Riding with EMS

Albany, Georgia – Local emergency personnel go beyond call of duty

Selby, UK – Awards presented to dedicated St. John Ambulance medics

Birmingham, UK – Paramedics pedalling to raise money

Invercargill, New Zealand – City paramedics dent a few egos

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kamloops, BC – Kamloops sited for helicopter-paramedic pilot

Parham, Ontario – Frontenac paramedics help with donor database

Holland, Michigan – Ambulance involved in 3 car crash

Edgewood, New Mexico – Woman wrongly charged for ambulance

Orlando, Florida – EMTs protests at City Hall to save jobs

Telluride, Colorado – Chief paramedic running for coroner

Essex, UK – Man charged over crash which left paramedic injured

Yorkshire, UK – Lost ambulance led to death, family says

Lincolnshire, UK – Campaigners call for ambulances to respond quicker

Thursday, May 27, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance not moving until after cour hearing

Bethesda, Maryland – Proposal asks for a protected ambulance

Beaufort County, South Carolina – Despite new state law, county refuses to release EMS data

Broome County, New York – BCC unveils ambulance simulator

Barnsley, UK – Grandmother died of blood clot after sat nav sent ambulance to wrong village

Tayside, UK – Call for debate on ambulance response times

Bolton, UK – Award for paramedics who saved terrier

Victoria, Australia – Ambos feel heat over racy party

Victoria, Australia – Second ambulance at station when man died

Benalmadena, Spain – Gibraltar ambulance shamefully treated in Spain complied with EU guidelines

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance controversy going to court

Louisville,Kentucky – Ambulance overturns in downtown crash

Tulsa,Oklahoma – Man with HIV, hepatitis spits on paramedics,firefighter;arrested

Chicago,Illinois- Chicago paramedics can sue for overtime pay

Rutherford County, Tennessee – EMS worker arrested on child exploitation charge

Rio GrandeValley, Texas – Valley ambulance company owner gets 24 months in prison

Los Angeles, California – LA considers 37 per cent boost to ambulance fees

New South Wales, Australia  – Paramedics’ proposal – help patients help themselves

Queensland, Australia – MP attacks ambulance delay for injured footballer

Victoria, Australia – Leaked internal documents reveal extent of Victoria’s ambulance

Beer-Sheva, Israel – First program to train Jordanian paramedics in Israel launched at Ben-Gurion U

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Edmonton, Alberta – Judicial review denies EMS workers’ hopes to stay with union

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance move will hurt patients:MD

Cape Vincent, New York – County denies any blame in EMT’s death

Burlington, Vermont – Changes made to Vermont EMT laws

Burlington, Vermont – FEMA grant to help fill EMT shortage

Cleveland, Ohio – Ambulance rides to nowhere

DeKalb County, Georgia – Grandma:Paramedics wouldn’t transport 3-year-old

Las Vegas, Nevada – Man questions care AMR gave his dying wife

Manchester, UK – 999 ambulance put off road by stones yob

Ashburnham, UK – Program to train Afghan EMTs

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Welland, Ontario – Fallen paramedics remembered

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB celebrates National EMS Week

Mt. Vernon, Washington – EMS Week honors emergency services personnel

Pocono, Pennsylvania - EMS Week salutes ready responders

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Riders remember fallen paramedics

Lyndhurst, New Jersey – Volunteer charged with theft of ambulance funds

Yorkshire, UK – Teenaged driver fights for life after 999 crash causes traffic chaos

Victoria, Australia – Patient death sparks call for more paramedics

Ballarat, Australia – Paramedic shortage near crisis point:union

Friday, May 21, 2010

Goose Bay, Labrador – Labrador backs disputed ambulance move

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance drugs tampered with

Orlando, Florida – Whopper verdict could change way paramedics react to calls

Lowell, Massachusetts – Trinity EMS workers back on job;probe continues

Athens, Georgia – Friends once more remember late EMT

Manchester, UK – Ambulance off road after stone attack

Denton, UK – Medic attack girl to appeal

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service reviews another complaint

New South Wales, Australia – Ambo challenge to murderer medic

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Eastern Cape cancels air ambulance deal

Juarez, Mexico – Paramedics in the line of fire in Mexico’s drug war

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Drug tampering hits ambulance fleet

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance delays concern Alberta Health Services boss

Burnaby, BC – Burnaby united against ambulance cuts

Niagara, Ontario – Fallen paramedics honoured

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedics awarded for commitment to the industry

Winnipeg, Manitoba – EMS service donates ambulance to zoo

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Oshkosh offering ambulance version of all terrain truck

Church Hill, Tennessee – School doesn’t call ambulance after boy choked

Newton Abbot, UK – Boy admits throwing can at ambulance from bridge

Benalmadena, Spain – Patients and ambulance crews must not be at the mercy of the Guardia Civil

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Aldermen blast Alberta Health Services over longer ambulance waits

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics concerned over ambulance waits

Cleveland, Ohio – EMS personnel to be recognized this week

Flagler County, Florida – Flagler paramedics to defend world title in Czech Republic

Albany, New York – Fallen EMT to be honored in Albany

Manchester, UK – Binge-drinking university student jailed for assault on female paramedic

Hastings, UK – Hastings paramedics raise hundreds for charity

Benalmadena, Spain - Ambulance incident taken up with Spanish authorities

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – New ambulances cheaper but less safe, union says

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance protesters not giving up

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics bike to raise funds for Manitoba Down Syndrome Society

Charlottetown, PEI – CUPE national president slams speed limits for paramedics

Wayne, New Jersey – Wandering bear traps ambulance inside garage

Rogers, Arkansas – Ambulance service introduces chilling protocol

Rochester, New York – Local emergency workers to shave heads for charity

Jefferson City, Missouri – Patient safety program to improve Missouri ambulance services

Shropshire, UK – Ash cloud grounds air ambulance

Ballarat, Australia – Ballarat high risk for ambulance black spots

Victoria, Australia – Victoria minister denies ambulance crisis

Johannesburg, South Africa – Government plans to scrap EMS training system

Monday, May 17, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Injunction pondered in air ambulance dispute

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province outfitting ambulances with automated location system

Hazelton, Pennsylvania – EMT charged with robbery

Lowell, Massachusetts – Some Trinity EMTs off job amid probe

Baltimore, Maryland – Paramedics to transmit EKGs to hospitals

Memphis, Tennessee – Judge allows DNA sampling of some EMTs

Liverpool, UK – Two paramedics attacked by youths in Liverpool

Queensland, Australia – Inquiry flagged over ambulance delay death

Auckland, New Zealand – Kiwi ambulance officer caught up in Bangkok clashes

Benalmadena, Spain – Guardia Civil put fine before patient safety in ambulance case

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vancouver, BC – New paramedics join infant transport team

Welland, Ontario – Mock disaster tests emergency crews

Chillicothe, Iowa – Children’s Hospital ambulance invovled in crash

Clark County, Indiana – Tentative deal reached in EMS suit

Summit County, Colorado – National EMS Week May 16-22 brings local events

Arlington Heights, Illinois – Last call for one of area’s first paramedics

Seattle, Washington – Key peninsula in danger of losing only ambulance

Athy, Ireland – Stab death victim refused ambulance before attack

Friday, May 14, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics trained to spot early warnings on terrorism

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Labrador board reports 2 air ambulance incidents

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Fired paramedic loses appeal in Pittsuburgh death

Duluth, Minnesota – Ambulance service defends procedures in wake of fatal crash

Atlanta, Georgia – Grady EMS sending less urgent cases to clinics

Lymington, UK – Vital machinery stolen from ambulance

Berkeley, UK – Parents warn others after paramedics fail to spot killer disease

Fife, UK – Ambulance crew flee burning vehicle

Queensland, Australia – Australian man dies as ambulance gets lost

Queensland, Australia – Ambos defend response system after death

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ambulances key to health woes

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Government continues denial that air ambulance decision was political

Portland, Oregon – Paramedic accused of stealing painkiller

Duluth, Minnesota – Medical examiner says man’s death caused by ambulance crash

Columbia, South Carolina – Governor signs law that opens EMS records to public view

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa fire department audit reveals paramedics have proper training

Lyme, UK – Struck off paramedic vows to fight to clear his name

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service could do better:Minister

Queensland, Australia – Man dies waiting over an hour for ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Opposition questions ambulance delay for heart attack victim

Victoria, Australia – Dad wants ambulance answers

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoudland – Air ambulance transfer speeded up

San Antonio, Texas – New EMS system automates EMS dispatches

Colorado Springs, Colorado – ACEP kicks off 37th annual National EMS Week May 16-22

New London, Connecticut – Volunteer says ambulance VP molested him

Cleveland, Ohio – EMS & fire to merge?

Vancouver, Washington – Vancouver may cut non-emergency medical responses

Endicott, New York – Friends of late EMT give back to family

West Midlands, UK – NHS apology for 10,000 pound Hitler questionnaire

West Midlands, UK – Paramedic found guilty of misconduct

Kilkivan, Australia – Drinker called 000 to hitch a ride

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Niagara, Ontario – ER closures up budget for ambulances

Lower Mainland, BC – Paramedics call decision devastating

Newburyport, Massachusetts – EMT to challenge Berry for Senate

Duluth, Minnesota – 76-year-old man dead in ambulance crash

Little Rock, Arkansas – EMS training exercise targets farm accidents

Dallas, Texas – Ambulance exec guilty on 14 counts

Suffolk, UK – East of England Ambulance hazard crews unveiled

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service hits back at claims by unionSalisbury, UK – Cycling paramedic begins trial

Bloemfontain, South Africa – Hunt on for ambulance medic

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance accidents down

Washington, D.C. – DC fire department makes changes as criminal probe of paramedics continues in girl’s death

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Mayor considers veto of paramedic bill

Richland County, South Carolina – Deputy, EMT save baby’s life at Walmart

Scottsdale, Arizona – New Southwest Ambulance an ICU on wheels

Hilton Head, South Carolina – Bill to open EMS response-time records head to governor’s desk

Devon, UK – Boy, 14, charged after ambulance hit by lager can

Ipswich, UK – Regional ambulance plan to be studied

Western Australia – New ambulance for obese patients

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lexington, Kentucky – Ambulance involved in injury crash

Saginaw, Michigan – Ambulance company expansion to bring 20 new jobs

Yazoo County, Mississippi – Mental health seminar for storm victims and first responders

Oxford County, Ontario – Oxford County EMS grilling for Heart & Stroke

Isle of Wight, UK – New air ambulance for charity

Charlton, UK – Police called to overturned ambulance

Southport, UK – Action taken after paramedics took baby past nearest hospital

Wellington, New Zealand – Kiwis driving to Mongolia to deliver ambulance

Kampala, Uganda – Red Cross recommends highway ambulance service

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Fire chief touts one stop training site for paramedics, police, and fire

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – More bad blood on air ambulance situation

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Air ambulance group keeping cards close to its chest

Syracuse, New York – 2 Edgemont grads accused of taking upstate ambulance for joyride

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Off-duty EMT at right place, right time to help assault victim

Columbus, Ohio – Bond set for man accused of stealing ambulance during emergency call

Wales, UK – Major improvement in ambulance responses

Belfast, Northern Ireland – NI air ambulance grounded

Western Cape, South Africa – EMS chief angry at being turned away

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Ambulance rolls, but paramedics keep on rolling

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Premier won’t meet with groups on air ambulance issue

Dysart, Ontario – Cellphone, laptops cause 911 problems

Lexington, Kentucky – Firefighter under investigation for handing out bogus EMT certificates

Pace, Florida – Man rubs blood on himself, bites paramedic

White Bear Lake, Minnesota – College EMT student helps save teacher’s life

Nottingham, UK – Murder trial hears ambulance was blocked by mob

Bolton, UK – Pensioner died after waiting nearly eight hours for ambulance to take him to hospital

Gold Coast, Australia – Paramedics at risk on our streets

Sydney, Australia – Paramedic spun a web of lies

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Ambulance heading to crash rolls on highway

Columbus, Ohio – Paramedics’ van taken while they’re on a call

St. John, Washington – Wind grounds medical chopper in field

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Help for paramedic/firefighter battling cancer comes from around the world

Pasco County, Florida – Lawsuit blames paramedics for broken hip

Runcorn, UK – Family of toddler slams decision to allow bungling paramedic to keep working

New South Wales, Australia – Man ‘rammed’ paramedic

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic on trial for murdering wife made X Factor call from dead spouse’s phone

Odessa, Ukraine – One injured, one killed in ambulance crash in Odessa

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario kicks off Emergency Preparedness Week

Syracuse, New York – Two men take Syracuse ambulance for a joyride

Denver, Colorado – Farewell ceremony for air ambulance soldiers

Sacramento, California – State agency investigating hospital where woman escaped, stole ambulance

Manchester, UK – Prisoner in cuts off ear in escape bid from ambulance

Sydney, Australia – Solo ambo crews too risky:union

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic could have tripped:defence

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics ‘stressed, undervalued and overworked”

Victoria, Australia – Child’s death prompts call for paramedics boost

Monday, May 3, 2010

Niagara, Ontario – National competition takes the pulse of Niagara paramedics

Vancouver, BC – Dozens of paramedics on the chopping block:union

Richmond, BC – Fewer ambulances, paramedics

Nashville, Tennessee – Ambulance runs into guardrail

Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania – Paramedic has heart attack, but partner saves his life

Miami, Florida – Time honors paramedic/asst. fire chief

Manchester, UK – Abusive shop worker dialled 999 because she felt cold

Surrey, UK – Court hears of attack on paramedic

Edlington, UK – Medics’ award in torture case

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vermillion, Ontario – Prairie EMS marks milestone with events

St. Louis, Missouri – Ambulance involved in wreck

Los Angeles, California – County of Los Angeles Fire Museum presents Pioneers of Paramedicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Spokane, Washington – EMS levy passing in Spokane

Bentonia, Mississippi – Emergency responder a national star

Johnston, Pennsylvania – MedStar marks 20th anniversary

Friday, April 30, 2010

Montreal, Quebec – Efforts underway to provide Labarador West with easier access to Quebec air ambulance services

Charlottetown, PEI – PEI paramedics to train for homecare

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto medic named one of Time’s 100

Cape Vincent, New York – Cape Vincent mom files suit in death of EMT son

Mount Dora, Florida – Paramedics to take part in charity ride

Deptford, New Jersey – Man pulls gun on EMT

Worthing, UK – Ambulance overturned in Worthing

Lincolnshire, UK – First-class travel ruled out for ambulance workers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics’ actions after stadium fall defended

Newington, Connecticut – Ambulance Corps treasurer accused of stealing $100K

Escanaba, Michigan - Driver of ambulance cited for careless driving

Bakersfield, California – No ambulance bribes, report finds

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Jury deliberating in case of paramedic accused of molesting girl

Scunthorpe, UK – Man guilty of attacking ambulance workers

Derbeyshire, UK – Air ambulance man wrestled with thief taking charity bags

Victoria, Australia – Crashing e-records leave paramedics stricken

Sydney, Australia – Paramedic hugged wife’s body after cliff fall

Wellington, New Zealand – Home-treatment ambulance saves 700 trips to hospital

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics prepared to come to the aid of injured police dogs

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Protest over relocation of air ambulance forces NL legislature to recess

Cold Lake, Alberta – Ambulance service under financial pressure

Anaheim, California – Ambulance hits live wire from power pole

Bennington, Vermont – National EMS Memorial Bike Ride set

Goshen, New York – Police arrest man for fight in ambulance

Kidderminster, UK – Purse snatched while pensioner treated in ambulance

Derby, UK – Ambulance service escapes fine for missing 999 target

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance officer awarded for courage and compassion

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Air ambulance, plane just missed colliding

Ottawa, Ontario – Off duty paramedic, arena staff save man

Peace River, Alberta – Peace River air ambulance paramedics still waiting for contract

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Myrtle Beach EMT assaulted on medical call

Coatesville, New York – Prison after attack on EMT

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Fire Department merges with MAST

LeRay, New York – Ambulance, truck crash in New York leaves 1 woman dead

Hastings, Minnesota – Red Wing firefighters won’t say what failed in ambulance death

Louisville, Kentucky – Stimulus money helps train EMTs

Scotland, UK – Ambulance crews run up 70k pound repair bill after 128 crashes in a year

Flintshire, UK – Flintshire paramedic was punched by injured woman

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Advanced care paramedics could take strain off of health care system

Toronto, Ontario – Minister can broker ambulance deal

Peterborough, Ontario – Local paramedic to deliver donations to Nicaragua

Hobe Sound, Florida – Man disputes arrest for allegedly touching ambulance

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance rear-ended on way to wreck

Essex, UK – Ambulance meets obese demand

Manchester, UK – No ambulance, you’re not ill enough

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance crew in lucky escape

Queensland, Australia – Long-serving ambos mentor youths

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vancouver, BC – EMS personnel deliver gold medal care at 2010 Winter Olympics

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Paramedic seeking support

Richmond, BC – Paramedic felt diagnosis was like kick in the face

Holly Township, Michigan – EMT has delivered 13 babies in his career

Goodhue County, Minnesota – Equipment failure suspected in woman’s death

Kansas City, Missouri – 911 dispatchers receive honors

Weston & Somerset, UK – Ambulance patients forced to wait outside hospital

Victoria, Australia – Teamwork on display at Emergency Services Expo

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics assaulted while trying to treat cliff fall victims

Madison, Connecticut – Madison EMT/firefighter laid to rest

Streetsboro, Ohio – Public asked to help honor late paramedic/firefighter

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston EMS calls on attorney general to join flick gig flap

Cambridge, UK – Crew locked out of park on 999 call

London, UK – London Air Ambulance back in the skies

Victoria, Australia – Police union airs paramedic shortage worries

Eastern Cape, South Africa – 309 ambulance medics suspended

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance off load times drop

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics must be part of disaster planning

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics shine in paramedic competition

Windsor, Ontario – Dispatch system draws concern

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – FEMA paid for imaginary ambulances after Hurricane Katrina, Feds say

Boston, Massachusetts – Firefighters, EMTs cash in on movie set gigs

Syracuse, New York – Emergency responders switch to new digital radios

Grimsby, UK – Paramedics’ attacker is spared jail

Leicester, UK – Ambulance trust ridiculed over meeting etiquette guide

Victoria, Australia – Police called to cover for resting paramedics

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wake County, North Carolina – Wake EMS featured for improved cardiac arrest survival rates

Bensalem, Pennsylvania – Bucks SVU detective busted for alleged molestation of EMT at squad building

Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania – Ambulance worker’s past raises concerns

Devon, UK – Paramedic cleared of 999 grope

Bristol, UK – The paramedics told me my son wasn’t old enough to have a stroke

Manchester, UK – 999 boss admits complete failings over boy’s death

Queensland, Australia – Ambulances, Queensland Health will not be integrated

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Eastern Cape Health department cracks whip on ambulance drivers

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kamloops, BC – Ambulance Service pulls one advanced paramedic unit for transfers

Regina/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – SIAST chops Intermediate care paramedic applied certificate in Regina and Saskatoon

Madison, Connecticut – Ambulance, fire department honor medic LODD

Kalispell, Montana – Woman sentenced for theft from ambulance service

Louisville, Kentucky – EMS system to shift low priority calls

Portsmouth, Virginia – Emergency crews struggle to help 1,000 pound man

South Wales, UK – Thieves target ambulance hall for 5th time

Dorchester, UK – Dorchester paramedic leads campaign against high blood pressure

Sydney, Australia – Accused pararmedic had a lot of girlfriends

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chatham, Ontario – Emergency personnel improve fitness

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Paramedic hit by car

Suffolk, Virginia – Virginia EMS investigating several firefighters for allegedly falsifying qualifications

Knox County, Indiana – Ambulance involved in fatal accident

Old Trafford, UK – Paramedic said boy was not priority hours before he died

Exeter, UK – Paramedic denies ‘ridiculous’ claim

Sydney, Australia – Engaged paramedic told other woman he loved her:court

Victoria, Australia – Unattended ambulance station alarms paramedics’ union

Victoria, Australia – Inquest hears of ambulance dispatch changes

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance called for blood tests?

Mount Kisco, New York – Paramedic enters burning home to help residents escape

Arlington, Virginia – Valor awards celebration of public safety exceptionality

Merced, California – Two Riggs emergency personnel to be honored at state capitol

Manchester, UK – Police shot epileptic with Tazer for biting paramedics during it, inquiry

London, UK – Multipart backs Mongolian ambulance journey

Northern Ireland – NI ambulance charity grounded

New Plymouth, New Zealand – Air ambulance pilots distracted by engine trouble

Friday, April 16, 2010

Decatur, Alabama – Bloody-mouthed doberman turned on owner, then paramedics

Denver, Colorado – EMTs using supersized equipment for overweight patients

Huddersfield, UK – Paramedic accused of thefts

Dumferline, UK – Navy flies critically ill patient to London, after air ambulances grounded

Denilquin, Australia – Accused ambulance officer denied he was engaged, court hears

Shepparton, Australia – Ambulance delays lead to death of pregnant women

New Plymouth, New Zealand – Air ambulance crash report released

Stavanger, Norway – Iceland volcano eruption affects emergency services

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gladstone, Missouri – Ambulance accident probe continues

Phoenix, Arizona – Suit by ambulance firm over new contract dismissed

Chicago, Illinois – Man allegedly struck paramedic in ambulance

Norfolk, UK – Patient safety concerns as ambulance service misses targets in Norfolk

Staffordshire, UK – Paramedics stopped from helping man by his out of control dog

Melton, UK – Paramedics to combat strokes with free tests

Victoria, Australia – Ambos union ponders strike

Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand – Ambulance faulted in drunk woman’s death

Freeport, Bahamas – Ambulance ‘arson’ caught on tape

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oshawa, Ontario – Paramedics converge on Oshawa for competition

Cincinnati, Ohio – Two visiting fraternity brothers try to rob ambulance

Utica, New York – New program targets improved continuity between ambulance, emergency department

New Milford, Connecticut – More towns using paid EMTs

Deltona, Florida – Paramedic from Deltona lends a hand in Haiti

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis first responders picket against privatizing services

Exeter, UK – Paramedic’s ambulance sex attack on patient

Worcester, UK – Off-duty medics save biker’s life

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance called five times before sick woman died

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Province to continue to fund half of city ambulance costs

Simcoe County, Ontario – Emergency care boosted

Buffalo, New York – Woman who reported rape jumps from ambulance

Springfield, Massachusetts – Funeral services held for slain paramedic

Oxford, UK – Breaking and entering ambulance leads to arrests

Cambridgeshire, UK – Call for return of surgery based paramedics

Cirencester, UK – Paramedics attacked

Bristol, UK – Paramedics at risk at more than 110 homes

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance service withdraws volunteer driver plans

Sydney, Australia – Thief escapes with paramedic’s bag

Monday, April 12, 2010

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance delays decline

Stratford, Ontario – EMS looks for ways to cut ambulance accidents

San Diego, California – Memorial last Friday for EMT struck and killed on 163

San Diego, California – Procession of emergency vehicles to EMT’s funeral

New York, New York – FDNY to start diverting ambulances from St. Vincent’s

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis considers privatizing ambulance services

Petersburgh, Virginia – Charge against medic dropped

New York, New York – WTC responders hope lung study leads to legislation

Fort Smith, Arkansas – State secures $2 M for EMT trauma training

Surrey, UK – Couple forced to drive after ambulance no-show

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Union fears worsening EMS recruitment problems

Palm Beach, Florida – Class reunites paramedic with instructor with person she helped save as 8-year-old boy

Oneida, New York – Annual recruitment day for EMTs and firefighters

Portland, Oregon – Portland ambulance damaged in accident

Portsmouth, UK – Man in court over theft from ambulance

Scotland, UK – Highland ambulance crews fear they could spread MRSA

Cork, Ireland – Fears new super paramedics will replace A & E

ACT, Australia – Pay rise for ACT paramedics

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Medavie EMS awarded $2.5 M DND contract for French advanced emergency care

San Diego, California – EMT Facebooks “love my job” hours before death

San Diego, California – Man pleads not guilty to stealing ambulance

Nashville, Tennessee – New drug in ambulances after boy’s seizure

Colchester, Vermont – Vermont Guard air ambulance unit headed to Iraq

Washington, D.C. – More 911 calls prompt ambulance shortage

Bedfordshire, UK – Paramedics answer 2,500 emergency Easter calls in Beds

Redcar, UK – Charity worker stole bags from air ambulance

Worcester, UK – Ambulance staff dump drugs worth 100,000 pounds every year

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province purchases new jet for Lifeflight program

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA ambulances equipped with teddy bears to help kids

Boca Raton, Florida – Firefighter-paramedic preys on young neighbour, arrested

Alamance County, North Carolina – 911 dispatcher/EMT fired and charged with crime

Columbia, South Carolina – EMS bicyclists to honor compatriots in ride from Columbia to Myrtle Beach

Toledo, Ohio – Paramedic gets new lease on life with heart

San Diego, California – Drunk guy stole ambulance, say cops

Stuart, Florida – Arrests in stolen ambulance supply boxes

Martin County, Florida – Ex-firefighter accused of stealing from ambulance

Oxfordshire, UK – Ambulance trust chairman steps down

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Columbus, Ohio – Hundreds remember Columbus paramedic

Brooklyn, New York – Cellphone static for bumbling Brooklyn hospital EMT

Deland, Florida – Jury awards $10 million in ambulance birth

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Former EMT’s lawsuit claims sexual harassment

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – EMS dispatcher involved in domestic violence incident

Dorset, UK – Hit-and-run driver sought after ambulance crash

Victoria, Australia – Hospitals overflowing and ambulances turned away

Brisbane, Australia – Heart attack victim died after ambulance lost

Samovodone, Bulgaria – 2 policemen die after ambulance crash

Tanda Village, Pakistan – Doctor takes cow home in ambulance

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Victoria, BC – Province sends paramedics to health sector

Calgary, AB – Paramedics offer specialized care downtown

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – New device will help EMS breathe new life into patients

Leadville, California – Firefighters fuming after deputy cites EMT trying to aid woman

Prince George County, Maryland – Paramedics cleared after man mistakenly declared dead

St. Louis, Missouri – Woman naming child after medic who saved her

New Orleans, Louisiana – EMTs take exception to exemption

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Firefighters union fights to keep paramedics

North Devon, UK – Paramedic’s bag stolen while helping a patient

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Brant, Ontario – More advanced care paramedics in Brant

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Medics participate in Habitat for Humanity project

Council Bluffs, Iowa – Group plans dinner for firefighters, EMTs

New York, New York – Bed-Stuy medical volunteers step up in Haiti

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii 911 planning to handle data streams

Essex, UK – Ambulance service urges people not to strain 999 during Easter

Canberra, Australia – Ambo debate simplistic:paramedics

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Placerville, California – Ambulance carjacker had history of mental issues

Placerville, California – Police reveal details of deadly ambulance pursuit

Granby, Massachusetts – Police investigate death of paramedic

Los Angeles, California – LAFD ambulance catches fire in Northridge

Vancouver, Washington – Man arrested for allegedly taking ambulance for a spin

Jersey City, New Jersey – Fired for military status, EMT says

Hillsboro, Missouri – Paramedic sues district that fired him

Wales, UK – Attacker’s punch has taken my life away, medic says

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics defend dad’s walk to ambulance

Lexington, Kentucky – Ambulance knocked over in crash

Maui, Hawaii – Maui may eliminate helicopter ambulance

Trenton, New Jersey – N.J. bill aims to improve emergency medical services

Dayton, Ohio – Dayton studies Cleveland’s policy on medical service calls

Washington, D.C. – D.C. emergency radio communication system shuts down

Cambridgeshire, UK – Paramedic morphine errors investigated 

Penrith, UK – Cumbrian medic who kissed patient had no sexual motive, court told

Yorkshire, UK – Yorks ambulance bosses deny ‘pay to train’ claim

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mississauga, Ontario – Air ambulance hits wires during flight

Glenarden, Maryland – Paramedics declare man dead who was still alive

Little Rock, Arkansas – Two EMS crew members suspended;’dead’ woman wasn’t

Placerville, California – Woman shot after stealing ambulance

Greenville, South Carolina – Ambulance carrying patient crashes into car wash

London, UK – Adverts on ambulances spell out 999 message

Lanchashire, UK – Paramedics in ambulance pull for charity

Coventry, UK – Man who attacked paramedics had brain tumour

Portsmouth, UK – Ambulances freed up by new hi-tech system

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria:No shortage of waiting time

Canberra, Australia – Stressed paramedics resort to ‘sickies’

Monday, March 29, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary co-operative sponsors EMS Foundation “Project Smile”

Plymouth, UK – Nine months for ambulance manager found with child porn

Lancashire, UK – North West paramedics show pulling power for Haiti fundraiser

Watford, UK – East of England Ambulance Service launches CRASH card

Yorkshire, UK – Hospitals and ambulance trusts making improvements

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire ambulance response times must improve

Donegal, Ireland – Ambulance service boss quits after petrol cash probe

Illawarra, New South Wales – Ambulance workers bashed, court hears

New South Wales, Australia – Union seeks compromise in ambulance volunteer row

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance kills pedestrian

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Obese need special ambulance gear

Waynesville, Missouri – Paramedic pulls two from burning building

Williamstown, Massachusetts – EMT trainees get an online option

Wigan, UK – First responder died of a heart attack

Kent, UK – Emergency light stolen from paramedic’s vehicle

Glasgow, UK – Glasgow sets Emergency Services Day

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance service members awarded

Friday, March 26, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – Leading academic says most lethal vehicle on road is ambulance;supports speed restrictions

Goose Bay, Labrador – Air ambulance moving to Labrador

Richmond, BC – Helijet extended for $9-million Learjet air ambulance contract

Fort Pierce, Florida – EMT released from hospital after crash

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City’s loss in EMS pension case could spur others

Houston, Texas – Guilty plea in Texas ambulance health care fraud

Estill County, Kentucky – Man who died from crash injuries was onboard medical helicopter that made emergency landing

Maryland Heights, Missouri – New ambulance just for kids

Western Cape, South Africa – Cape medic law may change

Roodeport, South Africa – Police wait for forensic tests before linking man to paramedic’s rape

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – End to ambulance speed limits sought

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara paramedics heading to Cambodia

Hamilton, Ontario – New protocol diverts heart patients to one specific hospital

Trenton, New Jersey – Capital Health fires four paramedics because of falsified certifications

Memphis, Tennessee – Rural/Metro Ambulance Service improves response times

Kansas City, Missouri – Severance paid to MAST managers infuriates Kansas City officials

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Changes could be on the way for emergency workers

Charlotte County, Florida – Charlotte EMS dispatcher back on the job after investigation

London, UK – Paramedic failed to do CPR on heart attack patient and left his dead body in doorway

Dorset, UK – Paramedic cut free in Dorset ambulance crash

Christchurch, New Zealand – Accused ambulance smasher in court

Roodeport, South Africa – Police to guard paramedics

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Must fix NL air ambulance system:health minister

Charlottetown, PEI – CUPE to meet with Health Minister on ambulance speed cap

Barrington, Rhode Island – Police charge EMT impersonator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics protest expected punishment for colleagues

Boise, Idaho – Legislative watchdog will study emergency services

Peterborough, UK – Ambulance system backed despite woman’s death

Stoke Newington, UK – Motorcycle paramedic injured in crash

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic reveals extent of our ambulance crisis

Waikato, New Zealand – Ambulance hit by vehicle that fled

Roodeport, South Africa – Paramedic rape suspect linked to other cases

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Labrador City, Labrador – Air ambulance delay unacceptable:Labrador Health

Montreal, Quebec – Off-island concerns

Fredericton, New Brunswick – PEI paramedic revives NB woman on plane

Louisville, Kentucky – Woman arrested in crash with ambulance

Flagstaff, Arizona – Ariz. air ambulance companies agree to changes after deaths

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – As obesity increases, so does challenge to EMS

Suffolk, UK – Woman left to die after 999 ambulance blunder

London, UK – Hundreds may have died in 999 ambulance blunder

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs face rewards flak

Wales, UK – Super paramedics to take more control of patient care

Huddersfield, UK – Three fire engines, eight firemen and paramedic team needed to hoist 30-stone man from Taylor Hill home

Monday, March 22, 2010

Greene, New York – EMS captain accused of rape

Atlanta, Georgia – 1 EMT indicted

West Palm Beach, Florida – Judge dismisses lawsuit against paramedics, police

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – State clears EMS workers in snow death

Amarillo, Texas – New emergency medical services chief wants pieces brought together

Yateley, UK – Paramedic denies misconduct over woman’s death

Shropshire, UK – Ambulances not meeting targets

Sussex, UK – Cross Channel swim planned for air ambulance charity

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Columnist’s attacks on paramedics irksome

Kapuskasing, Ontario – EMS, police, and firefighters honour fallen police officer

Winnipeg, MB – First responders concerned about drivers who don’t move over

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio EMS launches awards program

Las Vegas, Nevada – Tension between public, private emergency responders disturbing

South Wales, UK – Footballer with broken leg waited 1 hour 40 minutes for ambulance

Hampshire, UK – Fun in aid of air ambulance

Lublin, Poland – Teddy bears join ambulance service

Friday, March 19, 2010

Windsor, Ontario – Overtime sends some paramedic salaries over $100,000

Peace River, Alberta – Air ambulance workers in Peace River may be locked out, says union

Fort Worth, Texas – MedStar using high-tech call forecasting device to speed ambulances to people who need them

Washington, D.C. – Conduct of DC Fire and EMS department probed

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Judge pushes lawyer to step it up in case involving falsifying EMT records

Linn, Missouri – Father and son EMTs deliver baby in living room

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire Air Ambulance warning over bogus door to door collectors

Yorkshire, UK – Union concern over workload of paramedics

Derby, UK – Ambulance failings laid bare in staff survey

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vancouver, BC – New ambulance service model to benefit patients

North Brunswick, New Jersey – Cops looking for ambulance stolen from garage

Fort Pierce, Florida – Fundraiser to help paramedic who suffered amputation after accident

Coal City, Illinois – Paramedic who is admitted sex offender aims to reverse guilty plea

Cheshire, UK – Paramedic missed fractured skull

North Wales, UK – North-Wales super paramedics are first in UK

New South Wales – Ambo protest calls for friends on Facebook

Roodeport, South Africa – Cops closing in on paramedic rape suspects

Roodeport, South Africa – Radio station facilitates meetings to discuss paramedic security

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kamloops, BC – Family bewildered by paramedics’ indifference

Edmonton, Alberta – Zwozdesky freezes Alberta ambulance centralization

Durham, Ontario – Durham EMS using magnetic life saver

Bensalem, Pennsylvania – Hundreds gather for fallen EMS hero

St. Louis, Missouri – Access boxes hold key to fast EMS response

Tampa Bay, Florida – Combining EMS, fire would save millions of dollars

Tulsa, Oklahoma – New dispatch system launches in Oklahoma

Bristol, UK – Warm reception for donation to Bristol Air Ambulance

Roodeport, South Africa – Health Professions Council appalled at paramedics attack

Roodeport, South Africa – Possible link between attack on medics and hijacking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Essex, Ontario – County of Essex pays tribute to retired paramedic

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics fear job privatization

Fort Pierce, Florida – EMT who had legs crushed in crash has long recovery

Washington, D.C. – DC fire chief:EMS not broken despite total failures

Long Island, New York – LI teacher grateful to ex EMT who buried his relatives after Haiti earthquake

Norfolk, UK – 3.5 million pounds needed to fund air ambulance for this year

Victoria, Australia – Sick of waiting on ambulance service

Melbourne, Australia – Ambo emergency

Christchurch, New Zealand – Man used car to ram ambulance

Roodeport, South Africa – Shocked Zuma acts on paramedic’s rape

Johannesburg, South Africa – Fifth paramedic injured in accident

Monday, March 15, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulance union head upset with rules

Vancouver, BC – New ambulance service model to benefit patients

Vancouver, BC – Government reorganizing BC Ambulance Service

Kansas City, Missouri – Top MAST officials resign

Washington, D.C. – Ex-chief regrets DC fire merger with EMS

Yorkshire, UK – Creaking ambulance fleet puts patients in danger

Dunmow, UK – Paramedic praised for tackling drunk driver

Norfolk, UK – Paramedic who failed to treat critically injured biker escapes being struck off

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics’ attackers are dogs

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rutland, Vermont – Ambulance service lays off 22 workers

Punta Gorda, Florida – 911 worker transferred after ambulance delay

Imperial, Nebraska – Apparent scam involving EMS car circulating in area

Amarillo, Texas – AMR corrects ambulance deficiencies

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis looks at private ambulances to save money

Berlin, Delaware – Woman charged after throwing purse at ambulance, police

Rotherhithe, UK – Suspended sentence for paramedic attack

Friday, March 12, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Government backs away after BC ambulance union says it will roll over deal

Peterborough, Ontario – Paid leave not uncommon during investigations of paramedics

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulance speed limits ensure patient safety, says Health Minister

Washington, D.C. – Serious flaws in DC’s paramedic system

Washington, D.C. – DC Council upset over EMS complaints

Punta Gorda, Florida – Punta Gorda 911 investigation

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Central Pennsylvania’s emergency responders learn how to save farm animals

Plantation, Florida – Plantatioin pays $385,000 to fired EMT who tried to form union

Cumbria, UK – Two ambulance workers sacked for refusing to carry elderly woman

Queensland, Australia – Widow sues government over faulty ambulance equipment

Adelaide, South Australia – Hospital took 30 minutes to call ambulance

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Woman who called 911 for medical issue says she was denied aid

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh officials shift blame for steelworker’s death to paramedics

College Park, Georgia – Paramedics on leave after College Park death

Brownsville, Texas – Paramedics, police, firefighters learn basic sign language

Tahlequah, Oklahoma – Attack on EMT, cop lands man in trouble

DeKalb County, Georgia – Expired medications found on board two DeKalb County EMS vehicles

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulance chief to step down

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service to miss target

Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Stoke baby find alert to paramedics delayed by an hour

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – An ambulance for very obese ordered

New York, New York – 9/11 organization leaders respond to Ahmadinejad claim that 9/11 was a big lie

Charlottetown, PEI – Health minister to meet EMS about speed restrictions

Bensalem, Pennsylvania – Colleagues remember dead paramedic

Los Angeles, California – LA City Council considers further reducing ambulance coverage

Covington, Kentucky – Northern Kentucky hospital company sells ambulances

Dover, Delaware – Delaware paramedics seek more state aid

Almena Township, Michigan – Man dies after crashing into ambulance, three cars, then a house

Johannesburg, South Africa – Hunt for gunmen following medics’ ordeal

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – Health and Wellness Minister presents paramedic bursary awards

Coral Gables, Florida – Florida couple accused of stealing ambulance records

Baltimore, Maryland – Sussex paramedics earn silver at competition

Sacaton, Arizona – Paramedic hail hero boy from Arizona bus crash

Durham, North Carolina – Two injured after ambulance overturns responding to call

Amarillo, Texas – State investigating ambulance service

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Local paramedics recognized for their work in Haiti

College Park, Georgia – Investigation clears College Park paramedics

Cumbria, UK – Two awards for Cumbria floods ambulance worker

Hillarys, West Australia – Ambos injured in crash

Monday, March 8, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Paralyzed paramedic gets working dog to assist him

Somerside, PEI – Paramedics await word on speed policy

Cornwall, Ontario – Rapid response saves lives

Martinsburg, West Virginia – EMT case moves ahead

West Palm Beach, Florida – EMT talks about crash that took his leg

Springfield, Missouri – Rural ambulance service may depend on passage of health care reform

Dublin, Ireland – Attacks driving medics, firefighters abroad

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Elgin, Ontario – Paramedic visits school to talk about Haiti

Grande Prairie, Alberta – EMS Foundation finding success

Nashville, Tennessee – Off-duty paramedics rush to help woman injured in tire explosion

Grand Island, Nebraska – City to repay for ambulance fees

Stonington, Connecticut – Bill that would restore ambulance services advances

Alameda, California – City examining private ambulance alternatives

Oxford, Florida – Student faces felony assault charges for allegedly attacking a paramedic

Baku, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan funds extra 7 million manats to buy ambulance cars

Friday, March 5, 2010

Windsor, Ontario – EMS chief set to retire

Toronto, Ontario/Vancouver, BC – BC medics with Canadian Medical Assistance Team deployed to Chile

Washington, D.C. – Child dies;family questions ambulance response

Providence, Rhode Island – Police beat victim;ambulance records go missing

Bolton, UK – Clean ambulance plan to be shared with other trusts

Pendle, UK – MP calls for action over poor ambulance times

Great Melton, UK – Paramedic’s epic bike ride across UK to help work of Samaritans

Glasgow, UK – Medic stopped from helping mine fall mum

Portslade, UK – Jury in paramedic trial out for second day

Thursday, March 4, 2010

St. Petersburg, Florida – Florida emergency responders worry about suicides by caustic brews

Fort Pierce, Florida – SUV crashes into ambulance, injuring medics

Orange County, Florida – Woman who caused crash that injured paramedic was on cell phone

St. Charles, Missouri – St. Charles paramedics finding rapid access

Scotland, UK – Scottish Ambulance Service looking for mobile data solution

York, UK – Yorkshire ambulance chiefs hit back over safety claims

Sussex, UK – Jury retires in paramedic trial

Wiltshire, UK – Off duty Wiltshire Air Ambulance paramedic helps rescue man in river

ACT, Australia – Ambulance response times improving

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance sector in crisis

Tampico, Mexico – Gunmen help suspect escape from ambulance

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Provincial budget allocates $52 million extra for ambulance

Denver, Colorado – Ambulance firm reportedly seeking $550 million in loans

Los Angeles, California – City cuts hit ambulances;fee hikes to follow?

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Mother whose son jumped from ambulance speaks out

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Witness who saw teen jump from ambulance comments

College Park, Georgia – Paramedics under investigation

East Sussex, UK – Lie accused paramedic — ‘impossible to move dying man’

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Tories want to empower ambulance committee

Simcoe County, Ontario – Advanced paramedics get green light

Vernon, BC – BC air ambulances inadequate?

Clearwater River, Saskatchewan – Chief critical of northern air ambulance

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Man allegedly rams into ambulance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Man dies during storm when 911 calls unheeded

Paducah, Kentucky – Regional EMS changes policies to ensure safety, prevent drug tampering

San Francisco, California – Fire department reaches ambulance response goal

Dayton, Ohio – County rallies for EMS volunteer struggling with cancer

Plymouth, UK – Paramedic fit to practice – panel

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics’ battle loses steam

Kamloops, BC – Emergency transport helicopter fails to get off the ground

Charlottetown, PEI – Speed limit rules for paramedics don’t apply to firefighters, police

Denver, Colorado – Fire departments take action in ambulance thefts

McCracken County, Kentucky – Former EMT testifies in his own defence

El Paso, Texas – NTSB eyes Texas air ambulance crash

Sacramento, California – Metro fire district plans to staff all fire engines with paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics volunteer plan draws backlash

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance staff concern over 111 fiasco

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulances being used to jump queue

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Columbus, Ohio – EMTs to gain accreditation

Indianapolis, Indiana – Man meets paramedics who rescued him

Georgetown, Delaware – Sussex paramedics vocal in opposition to possible cuts

Austin County, Texas – Austin County EMS uses latest equipment to save lives

Bristol, UK – Paramedic flirted with waitress during emergency call out

Hampshire, UK – Politicians pay a visit to air ambulance base

Edinburgh, UK – Pensioner left out in the cold by ambulance

Tokoroa, New Zealand – St. John emergency error pitiful

Doha, Qatar – Court acquits ambulance medic in crash case

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – New Brunswick loosens speed restrictions on ambulance making calls

Charlottetown, PEI – Island EMS, government officials meet with paramedics union over ambulance speed concerns

Pontypool, Ontario – Local paramedic helps in Haiti

Lincoln, Nebraska – Judge sends former Lincoln EMT/firefighter to prison

McCracken County, Kentucky – Former EMT under fire for taking drugs 

Denver, Colorado – Thieves take narcotics from ambulances

Queens, New York – EMS to restore 911 access for city VACs

Brighton, UK – Brighton paramedic did not resuscitate dying man

Hartlepool, UK – Paramedics sniff out drugs farm

ACT, Australia – Union concerns about private operators

Norfolk, Island, Australia – Air ambulance crash pilot suspended despite heroic landing

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto volunteers driving ambulances to El Salvador

Butte, Montana – New technology saving paramedics’ backs

Summit County, Colorado – Local ambulance service supports heart health

St. Louis, Missouri – Ambulance flips on busy street

Duluth, Minnesota – City Council receives task force EMS recommendations

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City emergency services reacts to criticism

Albany, New York – Concerned citizens:County pays too much in overtime

New Haven, Connecticut – EMT makes good on promise to quake survivor

Eastbourne, UK – Ambulance paramedics in warning over staff

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fargo, North Dakota – Jamestown area ambulance loses half its fleet

York, Pennsylvania – Wife/EMT first to respond in husband’s death

Spartanburg, South Carolina – EMS crews require heftier lifts to load obese patients

Tullahoma, Tennessee – City’s mayor demands change in emergency response protocol

Annapolis, Maryland – County loses thousands of ambulance reports

New York, New York – NY boy dies after ambulance goes to wrong address

New Haven, Connecticut – EMS crew takes on tactical training

Spokane, Washington – Paramedics use pig parts for training

Hilton Head, South Carolina – SC Senate panel advances EMS data disclosure bill

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vancouver, BC – BC Ambulance OK as is

Waterloo, Ontario – Several ambulances spend afternoon parked

Middle Twp, New Jersey – Ambulance medic and other driver cited in collision

Shrewsbury, Missouri – EMTs deliver baby in driveway

Torrington, Connecticut – City man allegedly spits on EMTs, assaults cops

Hartford, Connecticut – EMT suffers minor injuries after crash

Columbus, Ohio – Suspected drunk driver t-bones medic

Longford, Ireland – Sentencing adjourned for man who assaulted medics

Waikato, New Zealand – Ambulance delay may have cost my son’s life, father says

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nipawin, Saskatchewan – Paramedic program a welcome addition

Wynnefield, Pennsylvania – Stolen ambulance recovered after chase

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City may discipline EMS workers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh reevaluates 911 dispatch after man’s death

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Woman says crews told her to walk uphill for ambulance

Las Vegas, Nevada – Firefighters battle with ambulance firms

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Ambulance struck at fire station

Peterborough, UK – Ambulances are easy targets for attacks

Queensland, Australia – QAS investigation over address bungle after boy drowned

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Probe into R10M air ambulance scam

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Okotoks, Alberta – Problems plague EMS dispatch after provincial takeover

Amherst, Nova Scotia – Paramedics rescue ailing woman from smoke-filled home

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics, police to seek more money in 2010 budget

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Man dies waiting 30 hours for ambulance

Washington Heights, New York – Man barricades himself in ambulance

Newburgh, New York – Man charged after spitting blood at EMTs, cops

Poplar Bluff, Missouri – Cutbacks lead to budget crisis for SEMO ambulance services

El Paso, Texas – New provider will increase number of paramedics

Springfield, Missouri – EMTs need bigger equipment for patients

Scotland, UK – More patients may be treated at home by paramedics

Brisbane, Queensland – Ambulance an hour late to boy’s drowning

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Region, family mourn loss of paramedic soldier

Racine, Wisconsin – People putting off calling for an ambulance, emergency officials say

Beaufort, South Carolina – Emergency medical workers should be held accountable

Tullahoma, Tennessee – Dispute continues over first responder policy

Effingham, Illinois – Paramedic copes with Haiti devastation firsthand

Kent, UK – Air ambulance celebrates 20th anniversary

Bradford, UK – Grieving family’s dismay over paramedic’s legal fate in road crash

Antrim, Ireland – Lucky escape as ambulance destroyed in motorway blaze

Antrim, Ireland – Report into ambulance fire due

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Indianpolis, Indiana – Ambulance falls into hole at water main break

Denver, Colorado – Flight For Life now operates 24/7 in high country

Orlando, Florida – Car veers into paramedics working crash scene

Binghampton, New York – Ambulance addicts abuse 911 system

Miami, Florida – Chicago and Miami team up to donate ambulances to Haiti

Reading, UK – Mental health patient sets herself on fire in ambulance

Powys, UK – Hour wait for an ambulance causes mother to speak out

Wellingsborough, UK – Firefighter will launch air ambulance walk for heroes

Monday, February 15, 2010

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon paramedic files written complaint against RCMP after cell choking

Vancouver, BC – Street medics prepare for the unexpected

Erin, Ontario – Chapman pushes province for better ambulance service in Erin

Duluth, Minnesota – Duluth EMS panel member held in contempt of court

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs vow to improve

Romford, UK – Pervert sentenced in back of ambulance

Belfast, UK – Faulty ambulance sat navs that left ambulance crews all at sea

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Air ambulance used for soccer match

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Milton, Massachusetts – Drive of ambulance cited in crash

Kiowa County, Oklahoma – Former ambulance service director faces embezzlement charge

Fargo, North Dakota – Patient in ambulance crash dies

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Benefit set for injured paramedic

Detroit, Michigan – Even on vacation, paramedic is a hero

Whitstable, UK – Air ambulance paramedic to raise money by cycling around Cuba

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vancouver, BC – BC looks at privatizing ambulances

Pierre, South Dakota – SD gets $5.6 M grant to help train rural EMTs

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Snowbanks squeezing city streets, ambulances

St. Louis, Missouri – City budget cut proposal calls for outsourcing non-emergency calls to private ambulance companies

Broomfield, Colorado – Broomfield paramedic invents better lifesaving tool

Cardiff, UK – AM says he cannot remember assaulting paramedic

West Midlands, UK – Private 999 crews used in shortage

Cheltenham, UK – Gang attacks St. John Ambulance volunteer

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulances still lack GPS:NSW hearing

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sherwood Park, Alberta – Government of Canada taking action to increase labour mobility for paramedics

Dallas, Texas – Air ambulance firm has five crashes in six months

Madison, Wisconsin – Suspected ambulance joy rider to face charges

Washington, D.C. – D.C. ambulance crews struggle to get to calls

St. Helier, New Jersey – Paramedic attacked while treating drunk

Denbighshire, UK – Paramedic’s Afghanistan rescue bravery

Wealdon District, UK – Paramedics can’t find houses at night — because numbers are hidden

Lincolnshire, UK – Paramedics get silly sock warning

Queensland, Australia – Union seeks ambulance queuing fix

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chicago, Illinois – Drunken man steals ambulance with patient inside

Beaverton, Oregon – Woman sues after claiming medics dropped her on her head

Pulaski County, Arkansas – National Guard offers ambulances in winter weather

Fargo, North Dakota – Icy roads cause ambulance rollover near Fargo

Columbia, North Carolina – Bill to open EMS records is sidetracked

Houston, Texas – Cost of an ambulance ride could be going up

Loveland, Colorado – Lifesaving device honors paramedic

Buckinghamshire, UK – Targets damaging ambulance response times, probe finds

Swindon, UK – Ambulance service defends staff plan

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Scrap NB ambulance fees:health critic

Syracuse, New York – Ambulance abuse on the rise

Suffolk County, New York – Cops:Nerd stole emergency radios with great frequency

Washington, D.C. – Super-size equipment helps D.C. area EMTs move the obese

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance crashes into presidential motorcade

Raleigh, North Carolina – Parents file wrongful death suit against county, EMT

Baltimore, Maryland – Emergency personnel battle clogged streets, balky walkers

Sussex, UK – Sussex ambulance staff threaten to strike

Cardiff, UK – Paramedic claims politician assaulted him

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Man charged for pointing gun at paramedics

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto EMS to take policy suggestions from public

Erin, Ontario – Lying for EMS service symptom of deeper ambulance problem

Preston, UK – No sacking for speeding ambulance medics

Ipswich, UK – Speed warning to ambulance medics

Scotland, UK – Paramedics win innovation award

Grafton, New South Wales – Ambos want abuse of system to stop

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba - A fix for fire-paramedic stations

Avondale, Arizona – Police car, ambulance involved in wreck en route to crash

Mansfield, Missouri – Steps taken to replace ambulances

Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania – Man accused of biting paramedic, trying to bite police officer

Bakersfield, California – State rule threatens local ambulance monopoly

South Wales, UK – Bad weather hits ambulance times

Karachi, Pakistan – Security prevents ambulances from reaching Civil hospital

Friday, February 5, 2010

Niagara, Ontario – Province asked to cover EMS bill

Simcoe County, Ontario – Extra paramedic care in slow lane

Peterborough, Ontario – Peterborough EMS donates supplies to Haiti

Ventura County, California – County paramedic finds scale of suffering in Haiti unparalleled

New York, New York – FDNY uses mobile kits to train citizens in CPR

London, UK – London’s Air Ambulance to be on duty around the clock

Liverpool, UK – Paramedics slam NHS ban on novelty socks

Dudley, UK – MP hails role of 999 crews

Peterborough, UK – Thug launched attack on lone paramedic

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – New ambulance gets great review

Fulton, New York – Lawsuit:woman claims ambulance company caused mother to suffocate

Daytona Beach, Florida – Paramedic injured in ambulance crash

Jefferson City, Missouri – Gov cuts $74 million;broadband EMT radio system hit hardest

Boca Raton, Florida – Residents give gifts to Boca paramedics, firefighters

Kirkbymoorside, UK – Paramedic dies aged 47

Lancashire, UK – Lancashire people told not to make frivolous 999 calls

Cheshire, UK – MP introduces ambulance response bill

York, UK – Ambulance bosses deny drivers could be discliplined for breaking speed limit

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedic jailed for rushing to help critical pensioner

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedic students heading to NJ for lectures and training

Calgary, Alberta – Ads aim to improve safety for emergency responders

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada still without planned network of emergency teams

Daytona Beach, Florida – Vehicle hits ambulance leaving accident scene

Portland, Oregon – Paramedics sound warnings about safety seats

Denver, Colorado – Former firefighter admits making fake 911 ambulance calls

East Lancashire, UK – Ambulance chiefs too cautious

London, UK – Drive your ambulance too fast and you’re fired

London, UK – Ambulance man seeks pardon, father seeks help

Victoria, Australia – Driver, paramedics in hospital after acid spills from truck

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dornoch, Ontario – One dead as car, ambulance collide

Ocala, Florida – Report says ambulance service more efficient, cheaper

Troup County, Georgia – Paramedic accused of rape;held without bond

Lancashire, UK – East Lancashire 999 ambulance response times go up

Hertfordshire, UK – Paramedics attend very high number of road crashes as ice hits

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance staff to be balloted on industrial action

Adelaide, South Australia – Binge drinkers put pressure on stretched ambos

Johannessburg, South Africa – Paramedic remembered after fatal fall

Jerusalem, Israel – Israel testing UAV ambulance

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic inquiry bogus

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Young paramedic returns from Haiti

Houston, Texas – Paramedic raped and drugged while in Iraq, lawsuit claims

Buena, New Jersey – Man jumps from burning building to ambulance

Martinsburg, West Virginia – EMT’s hearing delayed

Cockermouth, UK – Devoted paramedic played pivotal role in floods aftermath

Wiltshire, UK – Industrial action threat from ambulance staff

Kimberley, Australia – Ambulance volunteers threaten to strike

Brisbane, Australia – Pit bull attacks elderly woman, ambos

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic shortage a huge problem, warns whistleblowers

Saturday, January 30, 2010

St. Paul, New Brunswick – Ambulance worries NB community

Louisville, Kentucky – Local man faces charges after allegedly punching girlfriend, EMT

West Plains, Missouri – Air Evac director assists with quake aftermath 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Bash to help EMT help in Haiti

Monteagle, Tennessee – New system streamlines ambulance discharge process

Cleveland, Ohio – Callling all medical professionals;help needed in Haiti

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics treat 1,600 at Big Day Out 

Guam – Only 3 ambulances for entire island

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hamilton, Ontario – Haitian ‘war zone’ floored local paramedics

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics need new union

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Driver wakes up, rams ambulance

Middle Township, New Jersey – Ambulance crashes en route to deadly NJ fire;medic’s father fire victim

Scotland, UK – Wife’s fury as police escape charges over crash that left paramedic husband seriously hurt

Rowley Regis, UK – One crew member injured as ambulance crashes

Weardale, UK – Paramedics in the driving seat

Mpumalanga, South Africa – Shock at medics’ copper theft

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Victoria, BC – Ambulance service needs major surgery

Norfolk, Virginia – Paramedics are heroes in Haiti

Tishomingo, Texas – Volunteer EMT remains hospitalized after wreck

Des Moines, Iowa – Woman found dead 4 days after falling, said ambulance too expensive

Cleveland, Ohio – Officials, paramedics union disagree on how cutbacks are going

Kansas City, Missouri – KC fire chief stands to become CEO of MAST ambulance service

Drogheda, Ireland – Paramedic threatened with knife

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics seek ban on pool cues at pubs and clubs

Victoria, Australia – Emergency care workers needed in Victoria

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Rules get tougher for paramedics

Hamilton, Ohio – Device to help paramedics communicate with Hispanics/Latinos

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston EMS gets names new chief

Conyers, Georgia – Former EMT pleads guilty to sex crime

Oroville, California – 100 pounds of marijuana found in ambulance

Dowagiac, Michigan – Ambulance service merger expected to add jobs in southwestern Michigan

Wales, UK – Woman in excruciating pain waited almost seven hours for ambulance

West Midlands, UK – Paramedic attack figures revealed

Hertfordshire, UK – Historic bank note sale supports Hertfordshire air ambulance

Reading, UK – Hoax 999 calls putting lives at risk

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Comox, BC – BC paramedics confront Haiti quake chaos

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto paramedics to start receiving enhanced training

Granite City, Illinois – EMT worker claims he was wrongfully fired after punching patient

Kansas City, Missouri – Missouri considers letting EMTs report dangerous drivers

Glassboro, New Jersey – Rowan student faces assault, drinking charges in attack on EMT

Detroit, Michigan – New proposed state rules for 911 dispatchers lacks medical training

Seattle, Washington – Local medics return from Haiti

Henley, UK – Paramedic flies to Caribbean to help victims of earthquake

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance response times reviewed

Northampton, UK – Ambulance staff praised for daring rescue attempt

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics issued tough new rules on handling drugs

Monday, January 25, 2010

Comox, BC – BC paramedics help in birth of baby boy amid death and destruction in Haiti

Prince George, BC – Paramedics rally at MLA’s office

Justin, Texas – Justin man dies after jumping from ambulance, officials say

Oceana County, Michigan – EMS starts patient follow-ups

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance crashes into store

Brooklyn, New York – Fury as EMT duo returns

Charleston, West Virginia – Bill aims to crack down on non-emergency 911 medical calls

Leicester, UK – 2 Leicester paramedics due in Haiti to care for survivors

Victoria, Australia – Victoria gets new ambo, more paramedics

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian military adds medical technicians to air force helicopter crews

New York, New York – New Yorkers use wiles to get medical aid to Haiti

Queens, New York – City shuts out ambulance corps

Douglas, Massachusetts – State pulled EMT licence for assault and battery

Rapid City, South Dakota – Medical calls comprise most of fire department’s calls

Kingston, Massachusetts – Ambulance flips on slick road

Acushnet, Massachusetts – Fire causes damage, dog revived by paramedics

Bury, UK – Paramedic’s fears over ambulance delays

Tottenham, UK – Paramedic mistook Tube suicide man for his brother

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sarnia, Ontario – Adult student punched paramedic

Truro, Nova Scotia – Generosity of paramedics help sisters attend mother’s funeral

Nanaimo, BC – Medics slam report

New York, New York – EMTs off suspension, deny accusation in pregnant woman’s death

Monroe, North Carolina – Ambulance broken into at repair shop

Augusta, Georgia – Ambulance, bus in wreck

Miami, Florida – Paramedics travel to quake’s epicenter

Oswego, New York – State suspends licences of 2 Oswego medics

Wales, UK – Ceredigion’s ambulance response times lowest in Wales

Victoria, Australia – Union attacks ambulance delays

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Widow thanks four paramedics who intervened and tried to save officer

Penticton, BC – Protest targets paramedics’ dispute

Oswego, New York – State suspends EMTs’ certifications after ambulance probe

Overland Park, Kansas – EMS crews using therapeutic hypothermia

Leavenworth, Kansas – EMS worker extinguishes ambulance fire

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics and other personnel land in Haiti

Burlington, Vermont – Vermont’s largest hospitals sends paramedics and medical team to Haiti

Colchester, UK – Cycling paramedics hope to bypass jams

Victoria, Australia – GP slams ambulance shortage

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Victoria, BC – Report makes recommendations on future of BC Ambulance Service

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance service dispute not being felt by public

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Drop sick time benefit for paramedics, firefighters

Midland, Ontario – Paramedics collected more than 5,700 toys

Guelph, Ontario – Halton paramedics head to Haiti

Sumner County, Tennessee – Former EMS workers take plea deal

Keene, New Hampshire – EMT injured in ambulance crash

Keene, New Hampshire – Ambulance crash under investigation

Jacksonville, Florida – Jacksonville medics in Haiti plead for helicopters

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Fire Department to work together with ambulance service

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – GTA paramedics, doctors prepare for Haiti mission

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Province accused of dragging its heels on ambulance committee

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics try reviving dead woman

Landover Hills, Maryland – Paramedics hold stuff-a-truck relief effort for Haiti

Sussex County, Delaware – Sussex EMS honors outstanding paramedics

Covington, Kentucky – Covington installs cameras in ambulance

Keene, New Hampshire – Ambulance skids off road with patient inside

Bristol, UK – Red faces as MP spends day with ambulance crew

Tasmania, Australia – New $6m ambulance centre for Hobart

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics donate their own blood to save boy’s life

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics need to remain silent

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics who tried to  save Czapnik identified

Carman, Manitoba – Paramedic fears for kin while hoping to help

Castlegar, British Columbia – Town Hall addresses ambulance concerns

Charlotte, North Carolina – Physicians, paramedics prepare for disaster

Ann Arbor, Michigan – UM Health System offers medical supplies, air ambulance to Haiti

Indianapolis, Indiana – Trauma medics to help quake victims

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria pensioner’s 24 hour ambulance journey nightmare

Port au Prince, Haitia – Ontario paramedic in Haiti says hospitals are overwhelmed

Saturday, January 16, 2010

White Township, New Jersey – Ambulance crashes into pole, leaves one dead

Providence, Rhode Island – Providence EMT worries about friends in Haiti

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida EMT responds to Haiti earthquake

Natick, Massachusetts – Natick EMT could be headed to Haiti

New York, New York – Clues sought in search for hero EMTs

Sheldon, Iowa – Retired EMT survives Haiti earthquake on roof

Lynn, UK – Paramedic cycle vandals put lives at risk

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tioga, New York – Medic died while responding to an emergency

Memphis, Tennessee – New tool being used to track EMS patients

Los Angeles, California – LA search-rescue team arrives in Haiti

Dayton, Ohio – Ohio paramedics with Task Force one waiting to fly to Haiti to help out

Dallas, Texas – Nurses, paramedics needed in Haiti

Highland, UK – Ambulance called to find lost bank card!

Surrey, UK – Cyclist in ambulance crash dies

Reading, UK – Paramedics hit out at non emergency callers

North Yorkshire, UK – 999 driver loses control on black ice

Tswane, South Africa – SA medics and rescuers to Haiti

Jerusalem, Israel – Israel dispatches rescue team to Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ambulance dispatchers may strike this month: union

Toronto, Ontario – GlobalMedic team head to Haiti

Des Moine, Iowa – Police seek driver who struck ambulance

Martinsburg, West Virginia – EMT charged with stealing patients’ drugs

Los Angeles, California – Rescue crew prepares for trip to Haiti

Heanor, UK – Paramedics assaulted by patient’s boyfriend

Nottingham, UK – Ambulance service passed final hygiene inspection

Wandsworth, UK – CCTV helps police, paramedics, council claims

West Sussex – Motorist tows ambulance to hospital to save kidney transplant patient

New South Wales, Australia – Police officer publicly thanks paramedics who came to her aid

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cariboo, BC – Paramedics draw attention to Bill 21

Columbia, South Carolina – Ambulance involved in fatal accident

Lauderdale County, Mississippi – Pair of medics attacked by sword wielding patient

Penn Township, Pennsylvania – Driver of ambulance who killed man not reckless:attorney

Bay County, Michigan – Man pleads guilty to impersonating EMT

Beaufort County, South Carolina – Lessons learned in WWII help EMTs today

Bradenton, Florida – Ambulance involved serious Manatee crash

Carlisle, UK – Snowy weather worst ever in Cumbria, says paramedic

Belfast, Ireland – Sat nav stolen from ambulance

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – EMS team cuts unnecessary trips to Calgary ERs

Ottawa, Ontario – Dying officer thanked paramedic rescuers

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics, firefighters pay tribute to Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan

Superior, Wisconsin – Rollover sends paramedics to hospital

New York, New York – Caring EMT tried to help in tragedy

Gadsden, Alabama – Ambulance service employees protest repeated paycheck bounces

Iron River, Wisconsin – Paramedics, patient injured in ambulance rollover near Iron River

Glendale, California – 911 calls tougher to pinpoint

London, UK – Ambulance services closes to breaking point amid treacherous conditions

Isle of Wight, UK – Coastguards help ambulance crews

Monday, January 11, 2010

Red Deer, Alberta – City saves on medics

Jackson, Michigan – Paramedic injured in crash

Washington, D.C. – EMT illegally removed from job, court rules

Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston County consolidated 911 to address problems faster

New York, New York – Asthma blamed in death of pregnant woman allegedly ignored by EMTs

Hertfordshire, UK – Ambulance crews pushed to their limits

Scotland, UK – Ambulance crews struggle in snow

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance chief praises staff

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos hit back at critics

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Belle Fourche, South Dakota – Ambulance plans major changes

Morgan County, Kentucky – Ambulance in wreck

Yucaipa, California – Man arrested for threatening EMT crew

Weston, UK – Agony ambulance wait for OAP

Saffron Waldon, UK – Ambulance service prepares for weekend’s ongoing adverse weather

Rampurhat, India – Four killed in ambulance-van collision

Beijing, China – 999 motor bike ambulances get through bad traffic

Friday, January 8, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Ambulance stolen from paramedics

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance offload delays unacceptable, warden says

Stanley, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB apologizes, scraps bill

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics planning to picket sliding centre

Wayne, West Virginia – Former paramedic sues after tractor trailer hits ambulance

Yorkshire, UK – Non-urgent ambulances remain cancelled

Northampton, UK – Ambulance in six vehicle pile-up

Wales, UK – Ambulance rural response times questioned by report

Nottinghamshire, UK – Paramedic swore at driver in road rage incident

Blackburn, UK – Blackburn paramedic cautioned for attacking boy, 13

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rockport, Massachusetts – EMT and purported Intel expert vows to fight weapons, larceny charges

Phoenix, Arizona – Experts on ambulance safety meet at Phoenix event

Topeka, Kansas – Ambulances start charging extra for obese patients

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – EMSA cools down cardiac arrest patients

Amarillo, Texas – AMR new ambulance for Amarillo

London, UK – Ambulance crews prioritize cases and hospital cancel routine operations

Worcester, UK – Ambulance volunteers help in big freeze

Shetland, UK – Ambulance man appears in court on sex charges

Stanthorpe, Australia – Injured man assaults paramedic

Victoria, Australia – Single responders start in regional Victoria

Rome, Italy – Elderly Italian who fell out of ambulance dies from injury

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Service is going to deteriorate until paramedics get the proper respect

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – Former paramedic expresses remorse over drinking, driving

Washington Township, New Jersey – Paramedic’s funeral

New York, New York – Autopsy for woman who died after EMTs balked

New York, New York – EMS poster boy Keith Rock’s career may be over due to clunky boots

Georgetown Township, Michigan – Ambulance flips on black ice

Brandon, Florida – Fire paramedic charged with DUI after crash

Coral Gables, Florida – Gables uses life saving heart attack treatment

Cumbria, UK – Paramedics will respond to only life threatening incidents

South Wales, UK – Ambulance services hit by bad weather

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Woman charged with stealing ambulance

Elgin, Ontario – Paramedics remain fearful of water contamination at station

Welland, Ontario – Gun sezied at paramedic call

Lithia Springs, Georgia – Fallen paramedic recalled as professional, caring for family and patients

Salt Lake City, Utah – Bill could move EMTs into state’s public safety division

Vineland, New Jersey – Man charged with kicking EMT after he himself had been attacked

Amarillo, Texas – Who will run city’s ambulance service?

Piqua, Ohio – Ambulance rolls over on I-75, closes one lane

Columbus, Ohio – City to get new 911 system

Lincolnshire, UK – Hi-tech ambulances give staff the edge

West Midlands, UK – Record New Year for ambulance call outs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Helijet to provide air ambulances for Olympics

North Delta, BC – BC Ambulance says sorry to Dad for 911 call gone wrong

Belmont, North Carolina – Belmont EMT/firefighter collapses, dies

Blufton, South Carolina – County EMS, five others named in lawsuit over Blufton man’s death

Uttoxeter, UK – Injured ambulance driver turns inspirational author

West Midlands, UK – Paramedics go live on hi-tech radio system

Hertfordshire, UK – Huge rise in Christmas ambulance service call-outs

Leicestershire, UK – Paramedic hurt when car crashes

New South Wales, Australia – New smart car ambulance on hand

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit paramedic mourned after fatal crash

Eureka, Missouri – Funeral scheduled for paramedic/state trooper killed in Christmas accident

Nashville, Tennessee – Report links medical condition to fatal ambulance crash

Bloomington, Illinois – Bloomington hires agency to collect unpaid ambulance bills

Denver, Colorado – 911 non emergencies a growing problem nationwide

Jersey City, New Jersey – Six EMTs at Med Center honored for heroic actions

West Midlands, UK – Plea over unnecessary 999 calls

Plymouth, UK – Long service awards for ambulance staff

Aberdeen, UK – Man admits assaulting paramedic

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Applegate, California – Ambulance nearly goes off cliff during ATV rescue

Dallas, Texas – Three injured in helicopter ambulance hard landing

Westchester, New York – Corrections officer charged with DWI after hitting ambulance

Lehighton, Pennsylvania – Driver of minivan killed in crash with ambulance

Johnson County, North Carolina – Emergency crew injured when ambulance struck by car

Kettering, Ohio – Ambulance involved in collision

Gloucestershire, UK – Ambulance calls at all time high

Duloe, UK – Ambulance in icy sat-nav error

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance officers fed up with violence

South Australia – Pushbike peril of paramedics

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB wins award for safety

McLean, Virginia – American Ambulance Association introduces First National Emergency Health Registry

Scott County, Mississippi – Paramedics spread joy to nursing homes, hospitals

New York, New York – EMTs who neglected dying pregnant woman could face jail time

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Internal strife still dogs ambulance

Kirkbymoorside, UK – Man charged with causing death of paramedic

Rothbury, UK – Ambulance service spends 10,800 pounds on IPods for staff

Kent, UK – Ambulance crashes during 999 call

Brisbane, Australia – Cover-up claimed over theft of morphine by paramedic

Kigali, Rwanda – Rwandan government acquires 67 modern ambulances

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Warren, Michigan – Man with knife in chest orders coffee, calls paramedics

New York, New York – Accused EMTs’ lawyer decries rush to judgement

San Antonio, Texas – Chopper 5 HD video used to clear paramedics

Laconia, New Hampshire – Person in custody after ambulance taken outside hospital

Kent, UK – Weather doubles ambulance calls

Orkney, UK – Two injured in Orkney ambulance crash

Rochdale, UK – Public get stuck in snow ambulance moving again

Sydney, Australia – Paramedic charged over drugs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Island EMS paramedics jump at chance to give at Christmas

Prince George, BC – Paramedics fill ambulances with food donations

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge reaches agreement with paramedics’ union

Washington, D.C. – Invisible bracelet for emergency health alerts

Orlando, Florida – Free ambulance rides for elderly

Salt Lake City, Utah – Southwest Ambulance leaves Utah;dozens out of work

Texas City, Texas – Friend slashes friend, attacks ambulance attendant

Sussex, UK – Ambulance service sees calls nearly double

Birmingham, UK – Ambulances to promote 999 appeal

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service goes digital

Manchester, UK – Too slow ambulance crews putting lives at risk

Monday, December 21, 2009

Elgin, Ontario – Paramedics advised to seek medical testing

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Ambulance operators puzzled, as contracts signed, but money not released

Louisville, Kentucky – Victim’s family reacts to EMT’s plea deal in crash death

Saint Paul, Minnesota – St. Paul honours underprivileged EMTs

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria medic denies patient sex assault

Wales, UK – Drunk woman bit paramedic’s thumb

Queensland, Australia – Queensland paramedics win wage increase

Victoria, Australia – Union claims ambulance shifts not being filled

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – 90-year-old’s ambulance bill a mistake

Sioux City, Iowa – Siouxland paramedics receive honor

Atlanta, Georgia – Veteran paramedic weights in on Atlanta Fire Response

Olean, New York – Congressman turns EMTs to help Olean driver

Hertfordshire, UK – Abandonned cars delay 999 crew

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire Ambulance Service warns about misuse of 999 number

Lincolnshire, UK – Logjam delays Lincolnshire ambulances

Coventry, UK – Ambulance staff to the rescue in Coventry hostel blaze

Wisbech, UK – Ambulance service calls for common sense over 999 calls

Friday, December 18, 2009

Elgin, Ontario – Testing begins at ambulance station

Maritimes, Canada – Provinces plan Maritime wide emergency radio system

North Battleford, Saskatchewan – WPD Ambulance crams ambulance full of toys for needy children

Warwickshire, UK – Laser blinds air ambulance crew

Lincolnshire, UK – Woman dies after ambulance crash

Yorkshire, UK – Lives at risk from abuse of 999 service

Scotland, UK – 999 crews set for busy time

London, UK – Call for 999 ambulance response targets rethink

Victoria, Australia – Govt, ambulance service apologize to impaled woman

Northland, New Zealand – Holidaying paramedic from Britain saves motorcyclist

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elgin, Ontario – Preliminary tests of drinking water at ambulance station uncover possible diesel or furnace oil contamination

Montreal, Quebec – Overcrowding slows ambulance staff:union

Campbellton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB employees feted

Schertz, Texas – Former EMT challenges firing

Tyler, Texas – EMT’s heroism leads to award, new family

Sparta, Tennessee – Injured paramedic helps driver who caused crash

New York, New York – Claim:EMTs working with worn out defibrillators

Harlington, UK – Paramedic commended for tackling a crazed attacker

Cardiff, Wales, UK – Success could lead to more pedalling paramedics

Wales, UK – Prosecutions call after CCTV put in hospitals, ambulances

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Newfoundland & Labrador – Complaints prompt medical flight review

Parksville, BC – Paramedics rally in support of pink-wearing co-worker

Susanville, California – Fundraiser for families of Mountain LifeFlight crash victims

Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta City Council probes paramedics’ actions

Boston, Massachusetts – Patient flees ambulance, leads police on chase

Lebanon, Tennessee – New goggles light the night for LifeFlight

Kent, UK – Apology over ambulance wait death of boy aged 10

North Yorkshire, UK – Paramedic says monkeys could be trained to perform medical procedures

London, UK – Ambulance service celebrates accolade

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hastings-Quinte, Ontario – Local paramedics research transporting stroke victims

Charleston, South Carolina – Ambulance flips over after accident

Weston, Wisconsin – Former EMT hit by car in four vehicle crash on highway

New York, New York – Blood Center, FDNY announce joint effort

Pensacola, Florida – Ambulance service to offer special holiday transportation

Norwich, Connecticut – Norwich givers stuff ambulance with toys

Staffordshire, UK – Bosses to pay after ambulance dispute

Warwickshire, UK – Ambulance will not be grounded

Kent, UK – Ambulance attacked on 999 mission

Melbourne, Australia – Casino incidents keeping paramedics busy

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics – new talks for a new deal

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Woman arrested after theft of ambulance

Hackensack, New Jersey – Laid off EMTs finding new jobs

Lakewood, New Jersey – Lakewood looks to eliminate EMS

Freeman, Missouri – Freeman paramedic honored for saving lives of two children

Torbay, UK – Ambulance workers notch up 130 years of service

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – Heavier EMS patients add weight to chopper upgrade

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Peel Region, Ontairo – Peel honours emergency communicators of the year

Sedona, Arizona – Paramedics mistook sweat lodge for mass suicide

Allegan County, Michigan – Ambulance overturns near Allegan, patient has to be extricated

Chicago, Illinois – Virtual paramedic training saves real lives

Rochester, New York – Car crash victim meets and honors EMT who saved her

Silver Creek, Georgia – Floyd EMS to provide breakfast and holiday festivities to area foster children on Saturday

St. Louis, Missouri – Several injured in crash with ambulance

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – State director of EMS retires

Westminster, UK – Ambulance staff call for responsible drinking in Westminster

Friday, December 11, 2009

Barrie, Ontario – Paramedics packed with toys for needy

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB CEO wants to improve system

Surrey, BC – Paramedics protest health minister’s speech

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Family protests ambulance bill

Kerhonkson, New York – Paramedics say goodbye to one of their own

Rochester, New York -  6 Rural Metro paramedics, EMTs to be honored

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance medic injured, ticketed in crash

Duluth, Minnesota – Amendment could ease local paramedic shortages

Essex, UK – Crews working in ambulances top sick table

Wales, UK – Ambulance efficiency savings halted

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Burnaby, BC – Support strong for paramedics:poll

Midland, Ontario – Paramedic toy drive

Stanley, New Brunswick – Woman fights hefty ambulance bill

Rockport, Massachusetts – Intel expert? Armed offender? EMT’s background shows contrasts

Madison, Wisconsin – Hospitals face stuck ambulances, short staff

Wales, UK – Nurse lied on application form to get job as an ambulance first responder

London, UK – Air ambulance board allows sacked CEO to appeal

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance crashes in North Yorks

Somerset, UK – Casualties sought by air ambulance

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance boss admits shortage in Hampshire

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rockport, Massachusetts – EMT armed to the teeth;police find cache of weapons

Campbelltown, Pennsylania – Ambulance crash injures 7

Brooklyn, New York – EMT files race discrimination suit

Middlesex County, New Jersey – Man accused of jumping out of ambulance, fighting with cops

Shropshire, UK – Patients saved trip to A & E by new EMS service

London, UK – Ambulance workers take one day off a month sick

Bristol, UK – Police investigate Bristol ambulance crash

Plymouth, UK – Yobs damage ambulance as patient treated

Hobart, Australia – Teen on ambulance damage charge

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambo bikes for use in SA

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chatham-Kent, Ontario – Paramedics recognized for work

Duncan, BC – Ambulance chopper can’t land due to chopper hazard

Birmingham, Alabama – Woman killed in crash as she tried to follow ambulance carrying husband

Torrington, Connecticut – Police say patient bit EMT’s ear during ER brawl

Wausau, Wisconsin – EMTs, firefighters hold “shop along” to buy presents for less fortunate

Wales, UK – Ambulance mission answers third world’s emergency call

Hampshire, UK – Rural ambulance response times too slow

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire 999 service worst in UK for response times

Yorkshire, UK – Challenging winter as ambulance bosses pledge improvement

Tasmania, Australia – Police recover stolen ambulance drugs

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance officers shaken by overnight attack on vehicle

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – City considers cuts to number of new paramedics

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedic services toy drive still going strong

Bennington, Vermont – US Senate mulls bill for VT ambulance medic

Prescott, Arizona – Police make arrest in assault on paramedic

Salt Lake County, Utah – Medics use hypothermia to cool bodies in cardiac arrest

Fort Worth, Texas – Medical helicopter bill is a tough pill to swallow

Boston, Massachusetts – EMS under fire for heart attack call

London, UK – Paramedic stopped resuscitating newborn baby too soon, hearing told

Bristol, UK – Salvation Army chorus keeps air ambulance flying

Hawick, UK – Drunk man tried to kiss paramedic

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Middleton, Nova Scotia – Hospital staff called 911 to assist heart attack victim from car into ER

Union, Michigan – Help pack an ambulance with food in Union

Portland, Oregon – Oregon launches state wide emergency care registry

Boca Raton, Florida – Medics to honor good Samaritan who helped deliver a baby at gas station

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philadelphia runs through a major disaster exercise

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – First female mayor fills rolls as EMT, trainer, clown

Richland, Washington – Richland test driving CPR device

Amarillo, Texas – Consultant to study EMS issue

Flintshire, UK – Paramedics save baby in dramatic helicopter mission

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedic ready to step up for city

Saginaw, Michigan – Ambulance company executive charged with drug, weapons felonies

Duluth, Michigan – Duluth Ambulance Task Force convenes

Davenport, Iowa – Rural towns struggle to find volunteer EMTs

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance chief forced to apologize for poor hygiene…again

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance crew unable to find place for suicidal girl

Hounslow, UK – Police and paramedics team up for weekends

Cambridgeshire, UK – Paramedic injured in road crash

Queensland, Australia – Union slams QAS over alarm debriefing

Auckland, New Zealand – Intensive supervision for ambulance medic after sexual assaults

Taranaki, New Zealand – Significant error by ambulance criticized

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg man sues over 911 wait

Belleville, Ontario – Emergency services officials await provincial report

Calgary, AB – Saskatchewan medic’s foundation sends juvenile cancer patients to Grey Cup

Mayerthorpe, Alberta – Ambulance flips on way to collision

Washington, D.C. – Head of D.C.’s ambulance service calls it quits

Jacksonville, Florida – Paramedic/firefighter killed in shooting was beginning a lifesaving career

Long Island, New York – Ex-ambulance chief pleads guilty to government fraud

Washington Township, Ohio – Ambulance wrecks on way to hospital

Lansing, Michigan – $6.5 M award upheld in ambulance-trash truck crash

Rockport, Massachusetts – EMT accused of bilking firm of $32 K

Kent, UK – Former Kent Air Ambulance chief sacked after raising cash concerns

Queensland, Australia – Rejected from hospital, mum gives birth in ambulance bay

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sudbury, Ontario – Sudbury paramedic receives governor general’s medal

Kamloops, BC – Statistics tell true story of paramedics

London, Ontario – Paramedic cycling to help clear landmines

Susanville, California – NTSB report yields little insight about air ambulance crash

Harris, New York – Patient accused of stealing ambulance at hospital

Leicester, UK – Ambulance badly damaged in crash

Inverness, UK – Injured woman waited more than an hour for ambulance

Wales, UK – Welsh farmers union to raise air ambulance funding

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics protest being legislated back to work

Vancouver, BC – MLA criticizes paramedics union

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon ambulance operator needs cash infusion

Prince George, BC – Coroner to decide if inquest needed after paramedics complaint

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago woman accused of punching paramedic

Jacksonville, Florida – Teen killed:ambulance and truck collide

Lake Sumter, Florida – Designed to limit 911 abuse

San Antonio, Texas – Paramedics now have rules on strokes

Kent, UK – Thieves swipe sat-nav from on-call ambulance

Wales, UK – Ambulance teams clean up their act

New South Wales, Australia – Woman demands tapes over lost ambo crew

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics promise escalating protests to strike-ending law

Regina, Saskatchewan – Ambulance computer system needs emergency help

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – MD Ambulance welcomes EMS review

Seminole, Oklahoma – EMS Director fired amid narcotics probe

Lansing, Michigan – Ambulance goes up in flames

Ocean City, Maryland – Judge dismisses lawsuit against paramedics

Edinburgh, UK – Thieves target ambulance

Worcester, UK – Rise in number of complaints against ambulance service

New South Wales, Australia – Man died as ambo got lost

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos deny getting lost

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Northumberland County, Ontario – Paramedics helping to brighten holidays for kids

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston EMTs help deliver baby on Thanksgiving

Washington Township, New Jersey – NJ woman continues to work as EMT helping ill, injured for 35 years

Lubbock, Texas – Black Friday really black for EMS crews

Birmingham, UK – No further action after ambulance inquiry

Devon, UK – Paramedic 200,000 pound injury cash

Bexhill, UK – Hero paramedic tells of professional pride

Sunshine Coast, Australia – Elderly donor gives ambos $19,000

Friday, November 27, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics’ plan to use cars stalls

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics deserve support of government

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS costs up 10.9%

Victoria, BC – A death grip on paramedic jobs

Riverside, California – Ambulance for large patients get more use than expected

Valrico, Florida – Paramedic is thankful for his second chance at life

Peterborough, UK – Inquiry as Long Causeway bollards block paramedics

Northamptonshire, UK – Paramedics got lost on way to emergency call

Scarborough, UK – Scarborough ambulance crew attacked on call

Somerset, UK – Biker injured in paramedic crash

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics and physicians urging mandatory CPR course in schools and large companies

Osoyoos, BC – Paramedics sound alarm about new local ambulance directive 

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics launch 2009 toy drive

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Mercedes ambulance tested in Manitoba

Detroit, Michigan – Ticket Man gives ambulance a ticket

Aurora, Colorado – Several hurt in crash involving RTD bus, ambulance

London, UK – London’s Air Ambulance chief executive sacked by trustees

Portland, UK – Award for Portland blaze paramedic

Ealing, UK – Drunken clubbers try to steal ambulance

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Mob attacks ambulance crew in city

New South Wales, Australia – Triple-0 fails to address blunders after tragic David Iredale case

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance system will get better

Vancouver, BC – From on strike to unstrike

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics’ labour problem may affect emergency services in 2010 Winter Olympics

Duquesne, Pennsylvania – Duquesne EMS chief recalled as city leader

Duluth, Minnesota – Duluth Ambulance task force approved

Phoenix, Arizona – Valley medics concerned over lack of sleep

Hoghton, UK – Paramedic attack victim:we suffer daily

Sussex, UK – Ambulance sat nav bungles are putting lives at risk

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics plan rowdy reception for minister

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary police chief says new law lets EMS share info is necessary

Edmonton, Alberta – Privacy boss wary about cops, paramedics sharing info

Duquesne, Pennsylvania – EMS chief, 77, dies at crash scene near Pittsburgh

San Francisco, California – San Francisco to relax ambulance restrictions

Owensboro, Kentucky – EMT arrested for theft

Gloucestershire, UK – Shocking figures reveal assaults on paramedics

Hertfordshire, UK – Attacks on Hertford 999 crews worst in region

Exmouth, UK – Exmouth ambulance worker gears up for Rotary Club exchange to Brazil

Tauranga, New Zealand – Shooting in ambulance bay

Monday, November 23, 2009

Victoria, BC – BC names commissioner to probe paramedics’ labour structure following strike

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance union to boycott inquiry

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMS employees volunteer for drug testing

New York, New York – Man sues alleging ambulance staff threw his ear in trash

Amarillo, Texas – Man posed as paramedic, police say

Edinburgh, UK – Patients’ confidential records on stolen ambulance laptop

Worcester, UK – Cash boost means ambulance trust has no excuse

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance trust making progress

Bolton, UK – Ambulance vandalized in vendetta

Reading, UK – Gang that shone lasers at ambulance released without charge

Victoria, Australia – Risk as ambulance access denied

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Crash between ambulance and bus snarls downtown traffic

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Shoebox recipient comes full circle;helps EMS in Operation Christmas Child pick-ups

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Local dealer donates cars for paramedics

Tampa, Florida – Tampa paramedics at right place at right time to save teen

Plymouth, UK – Medals for ambulance staff

Manchester, UK – Thug who stoned ambulance spared jail

Friday, November 20, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta easing paramedic witness rules

Vancouver, BC – VANOC to use medical volunteers if events threatened by paramedics

Seminole, Oklahoma – Missing drugs spark Medicus ambulance inquiry

Lancaster, Kentucky – Garrard EMS employee charged with theft of morphine

Flint, Michigan – Paramedic charged with stealing pain drugs from ambulance company, replacing with saline

Honolulu, Hawaii – Makaha man arrested for allegedly punching female paramedic

Columbus, Ohio – Move to stop 911 call illegal

Colchester, UK – Paramedic struck off after leaving father to try to resuscitate dying son on his own

Colchester, UK – Ambulance bosses apologize over boy’s death

Queensland, Australia – Emergency services in blood chase

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics refuse part in farce

Victoria, BC – Overtime central to paramedic dispute

Halifax, Nova Scotia – MedicAlert health records now available to paramedics

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedics expecting record numbers for dinner

Wales, UK – Good Samaritan helps crash victims escape stricken ambulance

London, UK – 1 in 10 paramedics attacked

Hartlepool, UK – Fall in attacks on ambulance crews

Cumbria, UK – Clean-up after ambulance report

Devon/Cornwall, UK -  Ambulance crews scoop top awards

Yorkshire, UK – Millions poured in, but service still shows drop in performance

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics’ tough tactics are a sign of renewed militancy

Midhurst, Ontario – Paramedics kick off annual toy drive

Los Angeles, California – LA County paramedics start using stroke centers

Louisville, Kentucky – EMS overtime impacting public safety?

Wyandot County, Ohio – Paramedic arrives on scene to save parents

London, UK – Knifeman who threatened ambulance staff avoids jail

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire paramedic speaks out over rise in assaults on staff

Suffolk, UK – Attacks on ambulance crews continue to rise

Weston & Somerset, UK – Paramedics attacked at work

Otago, New Zealand – Medics struggle to lift the obese

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedics certainly upset;50 turn down overtime shifts as government ends strike

Vancouver, BC – Union slams transfer of ambulances

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon medics deliver another baby roadside

St. John, Newfoundland – Ambulance operators accepts deal

Kansas City, Missouri – Area ambulances help heart attack patients by chilling their bodies

Preston, UK – Paramedic beaten by patient speaks of daily abuse

Belfast, UK – Two killed in ambulance crash

Essex, UK – Paramedic left father to resuscitate his dying son

Western Australia – Ambo union seeks probe into St. John

Queensland, Australia – Female ambo sues government

Monday, November 16, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Mrs. Santa Claus works for Toronto EMS

Vancouver, BC – Answers hard to come by in paramedic strike

Peel Region, Ontario – Peel paramedic receives award

Twin Falls, Idaho – Ambulance catches fire in Twin Falls

Boise, Idaho – Dispatch tied up with bogus 911 calls

Leesburg, Connecticut – EMS captain laid to rest

Rural Oklahoma – Oklahoma’s rural ambulance services call for help to stay afloat

Colchester, UK – Paramedic faces misconduct charge

Devon, UK – Death threat to paramedic trying to save teenager

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Buckley, California – Memorial service honors firefighter killed in accident

Fort Worth, Texas – Marine veteran honors paramedic who saved his life

Atlanta, Georgia – Ambulance breakdowns happen often

Glenfield, UK – Vandals attack two ambulances

Cork, UK – Advanced paramedic team to serve north Cork

Teeside, UK – Row over ambulance control room’s closure

York, UK – York group to drive ambulance thousands of miles to Gaza

Illawarra, Australia – Hoax triple-0 caller off to rehab

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic legislation ‘brutal’:MLA

Bates City, Missouri – Local paramedic arrested, charged with child molestation

Tulsa, Oklahoma – New sirens cut ambulance crashes in Oklahoma

Baltimore, Maryland – Orthodox Jewish medics say beard ban discriminates

Nacogdoches, Texas – Man arrested after jumping out of ambulance

St. Louis, Missouri – Nurse eyes upgrades in ambulances in the city

Shoebury, UK – Man suffers head injuries in ambulance crash

Colchester, UK – Paramedic facing misconduct hearing

Airdrie, UK – Medical kit is stolen from ambulance as medics attend emergency call

Western Australia – Volunteer paramedics sick of begging for resources

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nakusp, BC – Paramedic says legislation may mean some will leave town

Vancouver, BC – Contract imposed on paramedics is indeed very heavy handed

Revelstoke, BC – Local paramedic outraged over back-to-work legislation

Jacksonville, Florida – Ambulance rolls, several injured

Dania Beach, Florida – Tire flies off ambulance during call

Palm Bay, Florida – Palm Bay, county reach ambulance pact

Bolton, UK – Man charged after ambulance vandalised

Nottinghamshire, UK – Family to sue over ambulance delay

Western Australia – Ambulance system in crisis:Opposition

Queensland, Australia – Rescuers plunge 16 feet from helicopter onto ship as winch breaks

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC ambulance boss responds to paramedics

Newfoundland & Labrador – Dispute sidelines private NL ambulances

Wagoner, Oklahoma – Crash kills EMT

Mount Dora, Florida – EMS official dies on job

Los Angeles, California – 20 paramedics respond to cruise ship injuries

Bolton, UK – Yobs threaten to shoot paramedics

Lancashire, UK – Mum calls ambulance — and asks for a lager

Manchester, UK – Gang slashes tires on paramedic car

Bristol, UK – Volunteers relied on as 999 crews

Western Australia – Inquiry finds private ambulance service flawed

Tasmania, Australia – Fears training change will cut paramedic numbers

Monday, November 9, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta – Ambulance workers feeling H1N1 stress

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta ambulance transfer has kinks to be cured

Vancouver, BC – Unions angered over back-to-work legislation

San Carlos, Arizona – 2 hurst in AZ medical chopper crash recovering

Baltimore, Maryland – Man’s hour long ambulance wait prompts concern

Benton, Illinois – EMS personnel among first to be vaccinated

Savannah, Georgia – EMTs and paramedics get H1N1 vaccine

Sharon, Pennsylvania – Sharon Regional putting EKG machines in local ambulances

Devon, UK – Air ambulance pilot jailed for speed trap lie

Sheffield, UK – Pensioner died after wheelchair tipped over in back of ambulance

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Victoria, BC – BC MLAs work overtime on paramedics bill

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics hold protest rally

Toronto, Ontario – Less than 1 in 3 Toronto bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest try to help:study

Charleston, West Virginia – EMS workers honor former EMS worker

Baltimore, Maryland – Governor’s emergency order allows paramedics to give Swine Flu vaccine

Oxford, UK – Student delivers ambulance to Mongolia

Yorkshire, UK – 2,000 pounds raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

West Midlands, UK – New radios allow paramedics to communicate in hazardous areas

Friday, November 6, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedic bill will pass, BC Liberals say

Vancouver, BC – Gold foiled by paramedics

Revelstoke, BC – Revelstoke paramedics outraged over back to work legislation

New York, New York – Free Swine Flu vaccine for EMTs, fire in order to keep them safe

Gatesville, Texas – Jury acquits paramedic accused of fondling female patient

Creighton, Iowa – Helicopter ambulance grounded after rear rotor clips power line

Lihu’e, Hawaii – Former nurse with Hawaii Air Ambulance alleges sexual harassment

Topeka, Kansas – Wrong way driver hits ambulance

Bristol, UK – Bristol Ambulance Trust warned:improve or face merger

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Victoria, BC – MLAs battle over paramedic strike

Vancouver, BC – VANOC edict behind repressive legislation

Victoria, BC – Province of BC:Commission to review ambulance service bargaining

Elkins, West Virginia – New ambulance car seat laws to take effect

Ocala, Florida – Medics on a mission

Newark, New Jersey – Former paramedic reunites with family he helped with 1983 birth

Cumbria, UK – Paramedic accused of failing to give patients proper care

Wales, UK – 999 call improvements maintained

Highland, UK – Highland paramedic’s claims of unfair dismissal rejected

Wollongong, New South Wales – Ambulance officer injured in crash

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC to end ambulance strike, citing H1N1

Victoria, BC – Paramedic legislation a shameful first

Victoria, BC – Paramedic strike’s forced end inevitable

Kansas City, Missouri – Many first responders still waiting on H1N1 vaccine

Tampa, Florida – Paramedic arrested, another investigation for child porn

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit man faces charge in ambulance theft case

Portsmouth, Virginia – Crews need heavy duty gear for obese patients

Amarillo, Texas – Firefighters want city owned EMS

Isle of Wight, UK – Ambulance crash driver named

Sydney, Australia – City patients at risk as motorbike paramedic cuts flagged

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Whistler, BC – Striking ambulance medics set up a legal picket line outside Olympic Sliding Centre

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Tough to pinpoint first responder vaccinations

Tuscon, Arizona – Rural Metro Fire and Southwest Ambulance to hold H1N1 clinics for employees

Cleveland, Ohio – Family says paramedics covering up why woman suffered brain damage

Syracuse, New York – Mercy Flight accuses police helicopters of stealing emergency calls for publicity

Rochester, New York – Rural Metro ambulance stolen

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance hits taxi, injuring one

Wichita Falls, Texas – First responders get vaccinated

Western Australia – Mandatory jail charge downgraded for paramedic assault

Monday, November 2, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary essential workers waiting to get vaccine

Baltimore, Maryland – State to roll out new online service for paramedics, hospitals

Winfield, West Virginia – Misplaced street sign delayed ambulance, lawsuit says

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis students win scholarships named after fallen paramedic

St. Petersburg, Florida – City’s unhelpful end run on EMS

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulances to be given 5 million pounds

Bury, UK – Air ambulance crew abused

Hampshire, UK – Paramedic appeal over 999 calls

Western Australia – Ambulance inquiry finds service is understaffed

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Niagara Region, Ontario – Niagara EMS help keep kids safe on Halloween night

Niagara Region, Ontario – First responders getting flu shots

New York, New York – City gets partial win over FDNY paramedics, EMTs

Roscoe, Illinois – Roscoe EMT judges contest in Germany

Eastern Tennessee – Inside look at Lifestar helicopter service

Whipps Cross, UK – Hospital ambulance worker receives award for bravery

Hampshire, UK – More ambulances needed across country

Sussex, UK – Three marathons in six months for air ambulance charity

Nassau, Bahamas – Lawmaker in Travolta paramedic mistrial mess blames rumour

Friday, October 30, 2009

Vancouver, Washington – Police search for suspect in stolen ambulance case

Charleston, West Virginia – City paramedic, firefighter honored

Houston, Texas – Ambulance carrying patient involved in accident

London, UK – Ambulance crews protected with GPS tracking and panic buttons

West Midlands, UK – Warning over hoax 999 calls

Dublin, Ireland – Fatality inevitable in attacks on EMS/fire crews

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance officers at risk as alcohol fuelled violence continues

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Laser attack grounds ambulance pilot

Calgary, Alberta – Front line medics to back of line when it comes to H1N1 vaccinations

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa Fire Department paramedics to administer H1N1 vaccinations starting Thursday

Norwich, UK – Ambulance bosses issue Halloween tips

Epping Forrest, UK – Emergency services brace themselves for Halloween

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia – Ambo says sorry to dead man’s family

Northern Territory, Australia – Worker feared for ambulance crew’s safety

Western Australia – Give priority to ambulance funding:Opposition

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Quality of Ontario’s emergency services providers exemplary

Labrador City, Labrador – Death triggers medical flight concerns

Whistler, BC – Paramedics point to Olympic disparity

Duluth, Minnesota – Duluth task force will consider city-run ambulance service

Huddersfield, UK – Paramedic ‘bullied over naturism’

Norfolk, UK – Bottles thrown at ambulance crew

Darwin, Australia – Man died after hour-long ambulance wait

Jerusalem, Israel – Israeli ambulance medic pelted with stones as he treats Arab

Pitale, Malawi – Ambulance bike saves lives in Malawi

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Spike in laser attacks rattles air ambulance pilots

Kedgwick, New Brunswick – Paramedic honoured for saving ill neighbour

Nashville, Tennessee – Investigation into fatal ambulance crash continues

Wales, UK – Award for boy rescue paramedics

Reigate, UK – MP meets paramedics in frontline visit

Yorkshire, UK – Paramedic stole from patients

Londonderry, UK – Paramedic suspended from duty

Coventry, UK – Sat nav mistakes nearly cost ambulance medic his job

St. Helens, UK – Man held in custody over crashed ambulance

Darwin, Australia – Ambulances, hospital beds in short supply in Darwin:paramedic

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB wants to improve service

Hamilton, Ontario – 57 times in past six months, no ambulances were available in the city

New York, New York – DOJ denies medic’s family 9/11 benefits

Detroit, Michigan – Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Alpena

Louisville, Indiana – EMT suspended after child molestation charges

Dover, Delaware – Ambulance medic cited after Dover crash

Berkshire, UK – Ambulance times are improving

Hyndburn, UK – Paramedic tells hearing he did not bully patient

Reading, UK – Councillors demand to know why 999 crews weak

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wenatchee, Washington – Valley’s only Hispanic EMT speaks the language of the crisis

Painesville, Ohio – Knowing the signs and taking quick action saved Painesville EMT from heart attack

Allegany County, Maryland – City’s EMS cutbacks may come at extreme cost for citizens

Cambridgeshire, UK – Paramedics rush to help Wisbech man who amputated part of his own arm with saw

Carlisle, UK – Boss’ apology at ambulance delay for man who died in hospital

Cardiff, Wales, UK – Disabled woman claims ambulance service won’t do single trips

St. Helens, UK – Man in court over stolen ambulance

Suffolk, UK – 27 stone woman too heavy for paramedics

Friday, October 23, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario coroner probing Toronto EMS delay

Richmond, BC – Paramedics support executive, return incumbents

Multnomah County, Oregon – An eighth woman sues ambulance company over paramedic’s alleged groping

Dayton, Ohio – Autopsy to shed light on woman who died in ambulance crash

Lexington, Kentucky – Lexington ambulance calls increase, Swine Flu culprit

Kearney, Omaha – Paramedics also wearing pink

Derbeyshire, UK – Dirty ambulance staged by staff

Victoria, Australia – Inaction shocks paramedic

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – 25 extra seconds to dispatch paramedics under new system

New York, New York – Ex-NYPD cop shoots wife, hits ambulance as he flees

New York, New York – NYC’s mismanaged plan to upgrade emergency system 2 years late, $700 M over budget

Queens, New York – EMTs bailed as ambulance burned

St. Albans, UK – Drunk nuisance 999 caller who claimed ambulance medic exposed himself given conditional discharge

Wales, UK – Ambulance travels 120 miles in 10 hours, with no patients

Bayswater, UK – Man threatened ambulance crew with a knife

Nassau, Bahamas – Jury set to decide in Travolta paramedic extortion case

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Boston, Massachusetts – Former EMS Chief joins FEMA

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Paramedic arrested

Tampa, Florida – Man dies after head-on crash with ambulance

Columbia, Kentucky – Ambulance taking woman to hospital hits cow

Saratoga Springs, New York – Hospital host second yearly EMS recognition event

Staffordshire, UK – Paramedic high on laughing gas banned

Enfield, UK – Ambulance for 91-year-old took 2 hours

Mansfield, UK – Thieves target ambulance on 999 call

Northern Ireland, UK – Assaults on ambulance staff increase

Wellington, New Zealand – Litany of ambulance dispatch errors identified in man’s death

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coolidge, Arizona – Memorial dedicated to pregnant EMT killed in collision

Augusta, Georgia – New ambulances continue trend to improved care

Rochester, New York – Rochester officials to study EMS changes

Lawrence Township, New Jersey – Roll call for Cumberland County’s fallen EMTs and firefighters

Sutton, UK – Ambulance crews refuse to enter homes without police

Otterburn, UK – Air ambulance cover set to resume after grounding

Norwich, UK – Pioneering paramedics seek public support

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedics put down pit bull

Melbourne, Australia – Terror and fear:paramedic tells of frenzied dog attack

Jerusalem, Israel – Ambulance of Wishes makes dreams come true

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Rapid response rolled out

Ottawa, Ontairo – Response time goals elude paramedics

Ottawa, Ontario – Rising call volumes keep Ottawa paramedics from meeting response time targets

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta paramedics and other health care unions reject Stelmach’s wage freeze call

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sedans may replace some ambulances in Winnipeg

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon paramedics go pink

Hamilton, Ontario – Ministry won’t be reviewing ambulance dispatch

Georgetown, South Carolina – Preliminary report released on fatal air ambulance crash

Syracuse, New York – Ambulance service turning to high schools for new recruits

Reading, UK – Ambulance service weak, hospitals good

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Port Colborne, Ontario – Ambulances rolling back to Port Colborne hospital

Rockford, Illinois – Man dies after fatal ambulance crash

Las Vegas, Nevada – First 20 paramedics graduate from UMC program

Morganton, North Carolina – Ex-EMS major indicted for embezzlement

Wirral, UK – Ex paramedic slams ambulance wait

Nassau, Bahamas – Defence rests in paramedic extortion case

Conakry, Guinea – Save by motorbike ambulance

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan – Pilots in fatal medevac crash didn’t get along:TSBC

Baltimore, Maryland – Ambulance lands on its side after collision

Mississippi – Mississippi State Department of Health announces AmbuBus Program

Louisville, Kentucky – No criminal charges in ambulance crash

East Fork, Nevada – Teen arrested in burglary of paramedics’ vehicles

Hartlepool, UK – Air ambulance is grounded due to mechanical failures

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance trust judged weak

Aberdeen, UK – Paramedic shocked to find mother-in-law is call-out victim

Saffron-Walden, UK – New Chief Operation Officer for East of England Ambulance Service

Nassau, Bahamas – Paramedic:Jett Travolta dead before ambulance called

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Grande Prairie, Alberta – STARS air ambulance asks city to triple annual donation 

Memphis, Tennessee – Ambulance medic cited for licence

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis signs new EMS contract

Boise, Idaho – EMS personnel will be among first to get H1N1 vaccinations

Auburn, New York – Obese drug dealer transported to prison in ambulance

Glasgow, Scotland, UK – Air ambulance missions soar

East Midlands, UK – Paramedics may get powers to give drugs to patients

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance crews receiving private health care

London, UK – Report reveals growing pressure on emergency services in England

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics honoured for safe stinger strategy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic service responding to AG report

Memphis, Tennessee – Ambulance medic cited in crash

Cleveland, Ohio – Hundreds show up at benefit for sick paramedic

Topeka, Kansas – Man jailed after stealing ambulance

Tyler, Texas – Man jumps from moving ambulance and dies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Outspoken city EMS chief retiring

Peterborough, UK – Plea for action at junction after paramedic hits wall

West Australia – Ambulance officer, cop bashed

Melbourne, Australia – Long trolley wait for ambo patients

Auckland, New Zealand – St. John hosts international ambulance gathering

Wellington, New Zealand – Wellington Free Ambulance fundraiser for Samoa

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics want to hire 63 people

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics lower response times

Sechelt, BC – Paramedics to vote on government offer

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – NDP leader questions government on air ambulance situation in Sault

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – EMS worker charged for propositioning daughter online

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland EMT fights for his life

Fort Worth, Texas – MedStar program sends paramedics to homes of some repeat callers before they call 911

Sunderland, UK – Paramedic hurt in ambulance crash

London, UK – 999 medics probed over Swine Flu death

Shropshire, UK – Ambulance emergency times worst in 10 years

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance costs on the rise to reduce response times in northern county

Barrie, Ontario – Defibrillator milestone

Bruce, Ontario – Bruce paramedics receive medal

Charleston, West Virginia – First responders get H1N1 vaccine

Charlotte, North Carolina – Family reunites with paramedics who delivered baby

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Cedar Rapids woman faces assault charge for attacking emergency workers

Floyd County, Indiana – Police search for woman who stole EMT’s wallet

Essex, UK – Essex ambulance chiefs make plea for people to use NHS services wisely

Chorley, UK – Brave Katie meets paramedic one year on

Friday, October 9, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Province’s findings into death of man and EMS response during Toronto strike to be released

Toronto, Ontario – Systematic failure of emergency services led to Toronto’s man’s death

Ottawa, Ontario – Ambulance camera in hazy legal area:expert

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Sault air ambulance patients abandoned by McGuinty government

Mount Airy, North Carolina – Paramedics win EMS competition

Springfield, Missouri – Paramedics to help give flu shots

Toledo, Ohio – Medical transport ambulance involved in minor crash

Bristol, UK – Bristol ambulance took 30 minutes to travel 3 miles

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Canyon County, Idaho – Former paramedic who was crushed by door made fake 911 call

Boston, Massachusetts – Outgoing EMS Chief reflects on three decades of service to city

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – EMS workers wearing pink for cancer awareness

Des Moines, Iowa – Custom ambulance geared towards kids

Jobsworth, UK – Jobsworth ambulance boss refuses to let crew treat man with broken back because he was lying in six inches of water

Yorkshire, UK – Paramedic conman strikes again

Scotland, UK – Ambulance crash probe underway

St. Albans, UK – Stalking paramedic struck off

Merseyside, UK – Merseyside paramedics fear winter crisis as ambulances sit empty

Tasmania, Australia – New high tech patient simulator for ambos

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wilmington, Delaware – Man accused in EMT death was drinking, prosecutors say

Jeffersonville, Illinois – Family of EMT accused of murder say he is not guilty

Elizabethton, Tennessee – Woman charged in ambulance accident death

Albany, New York – Group jumped gun on tribute to slain EMT

Des Moines, Iowa – Central Iowa’s largest hospital system unveils faster and bigger Life Flight

Scotland, UK – 2 in 3 ambulance call outs linked to alcohol

Dorset, UK – Digital radio for air ambulances

Queensland, Australia – Probe into ambulance diversion death

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance ramping blamed for man’s death

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – Paramedics hurt in accident

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hamilton, Ontario – Ambulance times improve

Caldwell, Idaho – Woman dies in paramedic garage door accident

St. Louis, Missouri – Air Evac cleared in federal investigation

Dale City, Virginia – Fallen EMT honored at Maryland memorial

Cape Vincent, New York – Slain Cape Vincent EMT to be named on memorial

Torrington, Connecticut – Ambulance struck by speeding motorist as medics load victim

New Castle County, Delaware – Paramedics equipped with carbon monoxide detectors

Suffolk, UK – Sat navs send ambulances to Paris

Merseyside, UK – Shortages leave ambulances idle

Scotland, UK – Drink drain on ambulance response

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vancouver, BC – CUPE BC president slams ambulance boss

Sudbury, Ontairo – Paramedic students ace exams

Fort Hood, Texas – Vermont soldier/medic killed in Texas crash

Bethesda, Maryland – Helicopter heroism award goes to Maryland state trooper EMS crew

Jeffersonville, Indiana – EMT tried to treat ill wife but killed her, police say

Louisville, Kentucky – Former EMT arraigned last Friday in wife’s death

Chester, New York – Cops charge Chester EMS official with child endangerment

San Diego, California – Less ambulance service, more deadbeats

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire anger over 999 crews

East of England, UK – Warning over dirty ambulances

Saturday, October 3, 2009

North Bay, Ontario – Governor General honours local paramedics

Niagara, Ontario – Ambulance service to resume at hospital

Qualicum Beach, BC – A medic no longer

Welland, Ontario – Mock disaster puts future EMTs to the test

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Learning never ends for STARS crews

New Castle County, Delaware – NCCo signs labour deal with paramedics

London, UK – NHS medics prepare for Afghan mission

Friday, October 2, 2009

San Diego, California – Paramedic saves mother of friend and colleague

Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston seeks ambulance medics

Shrewsbury Township, Pennsylvania – Ambulance medic cleared of suspicion of DUI

Terre Haute, Indiana – Man faces charge after allegedly urinating on EMT

Norfolk, UK – Ambulance crews faced sat nav blunders

Wesham, UK – Paramedics become Green Monkeys

Leicestershire, UK – Inspection finds dirty ambulances

Cambridge, UK – No ambulance claim as man loses finger

Queensland, Australia – Ramping ambulance officers can’t save lives

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Canadian medics flying high saving lives

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Critical information withheld by paramedics’ new bureaucracy

Gimli, Manitoba – Gimli raised paramedic embarks for Afghanistan war zone

Greenville, North Carolina – EMT charged with embezzling controlled substances

Teller County, Colorado – EMT instructor accused of molesting children

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta – City doctors win award for drug training that has paramedics treating heart patients sooner

Picton, Ontario – Picton paramedics honoured for bravery

Revelstoke, BC – Paramedics hopeful for deal to end six month strike

Columbia, South Carolina – Coroner:Ambulance delay not factor in flu death

Greenville, South Carolina – Samaritan sought in ambulance fatality

Salt Lake City, Utah – SLC may launch own ambulance service

Liverpool, UK – Abusive paramedic failed patient

Chase Farm, UK – Paramedic delayed care to dying 90-year-old

Wales, UK – Hero paramedic nominated for police commendation

Wales, UK – Stones thrown at ambulance crew

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – GlobalMedic sends team to Philippines

Charlotte, South Carolina – Medical flights:Are they safe?

Charlotte, South Carolina – Man dies after ambulance crashes into car

Las Vegas, Nevada – One killed in crash involving ambulance

Columbia, South Carolina – Child’s death raises questions over ambulance driving rules

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland agrees to get EMS union approval before expanding paramedic/firefighter program

London, UK – Paramedic accused of being abusive

Chichester, UK – Ambulance medic fined for causing pileup

Wales, UK – Paramedic tells of dramatic river rescue

Queensland, Australia – Ambos fear confusion over emergency calls may cost lives

Jalpatagua, Guatemala – Maltese missionary appeals for help as hospital loses ambulance

Monday, September 28, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Report complete on EMS delay before man’s death

Toronto, Ontario – EMS chief reviews death probe

St. Petersburg, Florida – Fire Rescue paramedics run over victim

Sheffield Township, Ohio – Man attacks ambulance worker, deputy

West Midlands, UK – West Midlands Ambulance Service secures its portable data

ACT, Australia – Ambulance support workers end strike

Queensland, Australia – Driver attacked after man flagged down ambulance

Freeport, Bahamas – Ex ambulance medic continues to maintain his innocence

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Grand Rapids, Wisconsin – Ambulance service set to begin new era

Boston, Massachusetts – April inicdent linked to EMT shooter case in Abington?

New York, New York – EMT left on operating table is suing

Ingleside, Illinois – Off-duty paramedic helps save child

Wales, UK – St. John Ambulance appeal for support

West Midlands, UK – One third of West Midlands paramedics attacked last year

Ipswich, UK – Fury over ambulance run

Nassau, Bahamas – Court told paramedic who treated John Travolta’s son demanded $25 million

Friday, September 25, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Talks ongoing with paramedics

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedic talks down to dollars as mediator assists

West Brighton, New York – Staten Island EMT arraigned on charges she made bogus 911 call

Little Rock, Arkansas – Preventing Swine Flu for EMTs and paramedics

Shropshire, UK – Anger at 999 staff suffering violence

Bolton, UK – Ambulance keys thief locked up

Isle of Wight, UK – Runaway ambulance hit cars

Wales, UK – Frustration at pensioner’s 7.5 hour wait for ambulance

Sleaford, UK – Paramedic in court on child porn charges

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance shortage hits response times

Nassau, Bahamas – Ambulance took 40 minutes to get to Travolta’s son

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedics return to table

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina’s emergency service workers prepared for H1N1

Nipawin, Saskatchewan – EMS in Nipawin recognized for bravery

Amarillo, Texas – Ambulance service may sell

Staten Island, New York – Staten Island EMT accused of making false 911 call

Kent, UK – Ambulance stations facing closure in shakeup

Stockton, UK – Police probe after OAP ambulance smash

Peterborough, UK – Ambulance sat nav theft put lives at risk

Cumberland, UK – Boost for air ambulances

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics soften demands, province still not interested

Columbus, Ohio – Paramedics amputate bus driver’s leg at scene of crash

Erie County, New York – Four EMTs injured in ambulance crash

Fort Pierce, Florida – Patient attacks ambulance medic in Fort Pierce, police say

Wayne, New Jersey – Three hurt fighting fire that guts ambulance

Teeside, UK – Elderly woman struck by ambulance

Portslade, UK – Paramedic nominated for award

Cumbria, UK – Hero pilot dropped by Cumbria’s air ambulance

Nassau, Bahamas – Jury selected in Travolta extortion trial involving paramedic

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa fire paramedics assist with flu vaccinations

Macclesfield, North Carolina – Paramedics injured when ambulance flips

Oakland, Michigan – EMT training tosses paper tests in favour of computers

Fort Worth, Texas – Ambulance group works to improve service

Yorkshire, UK – Yorks ambulances still too slow

Hertfordshire, UK – Hertfordshire goes red for National Air Ambulance Week

Weston & Somerset – Paramedic struck off

Victoria, Australia – No end in sight on ambo bans

Nassau, Bahamas – Jury selection begins in trial of Travolta extortion trial paramedic

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Striking BC paramedics slash pay demand

Simcoe County, Ontario – Simcoe paramedics circulating pension petition

Montreal, Quebec – First responders ready to roll

Detroit, Michigan- Appeals court:Ambulance company not responsible for employee’s acts

Hunterdon County, New Jersey – Firetruck forces ambulance off road, official says

Beaufort County, South Carolina – AG rules that public isn’t privy to EMS response times

Clario, Iowa – Former paramedic charged in missing meds case

Stirling, UK – Man faces jail for assaulting paramedics

Auckland, New Zealand – Diabetic’s death sparks EMS investigation

Ngatea, New Zealand – Ambulance officers cut up over thefts

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedics still on strike

Kansas City, Missouri – City puts ambulance service under fire department control

Bastrop, Louisiana – Paramedic recognized for service

Wahpeton, North Dakota – Wahpeton cuts ambulance subsidy

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance bill introduced in Senate

Northumberland, UK – 999 cover failure in parts of rural Northumberland

Colindale, UK – Paramedic pleased after drunk attacker is convicted of abuse

Cumbria, UK – New sat nav systems for ambulance crews

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Talks to end paramedics’ strike fail

Zanesville, Ohio – Grand jury indicts woman charged with EMT assaults

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Paramedic charged with assaulting girl

Kansas City, Missouri – Combing ambulance, fire department proves a volatile topic

Norman, Oklahoma – Museum to honor military and first responders

Bolton, UK – Dirty ambulance scandal:999 chiefs clean up

Northumberland, UK – Ambulance response failings are putting lives at risk

Sussex, UK – Sussex residents can call for ambulance by text

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Hopes high for deal to end paramedics strike

Ottawa, Ontario – Medical transfer strike looms

Butler, Tennessee – Ambulance passenger killed in wreck

Acushnet, Massachusetts – 3 paramedics cited in flawed emergency call

Tavares, Florida – Local paramedics reduce body temps of heart attack patients to prevent brain damage

Adams County, Illinois – Program to encourage more people to become paramedics studied

Hamden, Connecticut – EMT, firefighter, war veteran was family protector early on

Kansas City, Missouri – MAST takeover vote coming Thursday

Feniton, UK – Paramedic Terry aims to survive Arctic

Abbots Langley, UK – Mental breakdown caused ambulance medic to mislead police after crash

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Selkirk, Manitoba – Woman swears off 911 after August call

Eleanor, West Virginia – Eleanor couple builds memorial to 9/11 victims

Eugene, Oregon – Ideas sought for funding ambulance service

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis Fire Department reaches to Ohio to beef up paramedic staff

Weston and Somerset, UK – Ambulance staff rewarded

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service slammed for new pay plan for drivers

Londonderry, UK – Ambulance cuts could risk lives

Wales, UK – Pubwatch bans for ambulance staff abuse

Bahrain – 40 % slam Bahrain paramedics’ Swine Flu demands

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Essential ambulances

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics fry pancakes to raise cash

San Antonio, Texas – Elderly man being helped by EMS team threatens to pull gun on paramedics

Wales, UK – Failing Welsh Ambulance Service must be broken up into regions

Devon, UK – Paramedics aim to raise money for vulnerable children

Devon, UK – Woman dies from burst ulcer after paramedic told her to stop being drama queen

Powys, UK – No call-outs for ambulance crews during breaks

Gold Coast, Australia – Paramedics swamped by trivial calls

Queensland, Australia – Queensland government defends ambos’ recreation rooms

Wellington, New Zealand – Deaths after 111 priority errors

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Striking paramedics ask for mediator to revive negotiations

Peterborough, Ontario – Special attention to puncture wounds urged

Belleville, Ontario – Ambulance donation deferred

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City moves towards combining ambulance service with fire department

Taft, California – Ambulance with burn victim involved in crash

Essex, UK – Essex Air Ambulance under threat

Lincolnshire, UK – Paramedics aim for faster response

Queensland, Australia – Ambos get TVs instead of lifesaving gear

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Nashville, Tennessee – Friday events honor heroes, victims of 9/11

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics and firefighters mark 9/11

Richmond, Virginia – Richmond remembers 9/11

Boise, Idaho – Idahoans gather to mark 9/11 anniversary

Austin, Texas – 9/11 memorial luncheon held Thursday

Amesbury, Massachusetts – Town thinks outside the box for new ambulance

Norfolk, UK – Two ambulance medics hurt in fire

Yorkshire, UK – Apprentices sought by Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Mogadishu, Somalia – Ambulance worker killed

Friday, September 11, 2009

Peterborough, Ontario – Man showed no signs of fatal injury, paramedic said

Washington, D.C. – Republicans deliver protest petitions by ambulance

Los Angeles, California – Autopsy pending on man who jumped from ambulance

Eugene, Oregon – Solutions needed for ambulance funding problems

Fargo, North Dakota – ND EMS Association trouble

Birmingham, UK – Only 10 per cent of 999 ambulance calls a real emergency

Manchester, UK – Hoax 999 call ‘riot hero’ jailed

Northern Ireland, UK – Minister approves ambulance plans

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance union sells out MICA paramedics campaign

Bahrain – Paramedics demand H1N1 danger money

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vancouver, BC – No end in sight for paramedic strike

Courtenay, BC – Paramedic presses public safety issues in bid for seat on Courtenay council

New York, New York – Haunting 9/11 remnants to become memorials around the world

Merrillville, Indiana – Fire engulfs ambulance

Pinellas Park, Florida – St. Petersburg man arrested after crash injures two paramedics, police officer

London, UK – Ambulance service remembers 999 emergency on 09-09-09

Cardiff, UK – Wrong ambulance gangrene fears

Dargaville, New Zealand – Paramedic used drip to cure his hangover

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – Airborne EMTs shave seconds to save likes

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics, labour union plan to meet

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics make special delivery

Calgary, AB – Telus investigating Calgary’s 911 failure

Greenup, Kentucky – Bullets miss paramedics in Greenup

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance gurney collapse blamed in woman’s death

Cleveland, Ohio – Ohio drafts plan to train EMTs, paramedics to give Swine Flu vaccine

Miami, Florida – Officer, paramedics avoid serious injury in crash

Scotland, UK – Ambulance journey ends in arrest

Victoria, Australia – Opposition demands paramedics report release

Warsaw, Poland – Polish ambulance used to traffic cigarettes from Lithuania

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sechelt, BC – Ambulance shortage continues despite pay incentives

Anchorage, Alaska – Medical jet blows tires, aborts takeoff

Letcher County, Kentucky – Man arrested, accused of trying to stab EMT

Naples, Florida – Tober pulls advanced life support certification for 18 more firefighters

Wales, UK – Ambulances are failing targets

Manchester, UK – Super-paramedics on the scene to save lives

Norwich, UK – Ambulance bosses learn lessons after toddler’s death

Lancashire, UK – Air ambulance boost for Lancashire

Ballarat, Australia – Ambos claim dismissal threat

Queensland, Australia – Roster shows up Minister on paramedic numbers

Saturday, September 5, 2009

County of Renfrew, Ontario – Off-duty but on-the-ball medics honoured

Colchester County, Nova Scotia – Paramedic honoured

Cincinnati, Ohio – Former EMT indicted in attack

Mount Kisco, New York – Sex misconduct charge dropped against ambulance worker

Birmingham, Alabama – NorthStar EMS to provide ride-alongs for Jeff State students

Kanawha County, West Virginia – Ambulance involved in crash

Derby, UK – Pub death paramedic faces probe

Devon, UK – A day in the life of a paramedic

Yorkshire, UK – Inspection confirms Yorkshire Ambulance Service have met hygiene targets

Friday, September 4, 2009

White Plains, New York – Former EMT back in jail in hit-and-run death

Corpus Christi, Texas – Ambulance catches fire;company loses everything on it

New Haven, Connecticut – Budget cut debate over EMTs

Clark Mills, New York – Area soldiers use leave time to sharpen emergency medical skills

Oolagah, Oklahoma – Ambulance crew rescues hummingbird

Kansas City, Missouri – KC Council panel backs plans for separate city department

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Paramedics see spike in youth football injuries

Staffordshire, UK – Paramedic got high on laughing gas in ambulance

Colchester, UK – Second chance for man behind 999 hoax calls

Hertfordshire, UK – Off duty paramedic in right place at right time to help at road crash

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics to receive medals

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago ‘behind the times’ in heart attack response

Sterling, Colorado – Ambulance service adding more protection from flu viruses

Newark, New Jersey – Ambulance service director charged

Sioux City, Iowa – Long term solution needed for volunteer EMT shortage

Cumbria, UK – Paramedics saved man injected by doctor

Somerset, UK – Paramedic who used racist language suspended

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance delay forces heart victim to take taxi

Queensland, Australia – Blaze destroys QAS facility

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Woman says paramedics ‘treated her like garbage’

Gaston County, North Carolina – New LIFEPAK 15 enhances ability to treat cardiac emergencies

Baraboo, Wisconsin – Ambulance director, 60, dies:Wise served Baraboo for 27 years

Multnomah County, Oregon – Woman says 18 other women stepped forward after she complained about paramedic’s abuse

Bonita Springs, Florida – Bonita Springs’ Fire-Rescue paramedics to offer flu shots

Syracuse, New York – Paramedics respond to growing obesity problem

Stafford, Virginia – Stafford paramedics, firefighters preparing their boots

East Midlands, UK – Medic’s delays over dying woman

Western Australia – WA’s ambulance service in crisis

Victoria, Australia – Jail the only option for man who bashed paramedics, police officers

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Toronto, Ontairo – Report on paramedic delay postponed

Brooklyn, New York – Former EMT and current cop died from Swine Flu

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Oklahoma City woman surrenders hours after shots fired at ambulance

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Should paramedics be armed on the job?

Indianapolis, Indiana – Motorcyclist collides with ambulance in Indy

Denver, Colorado – Car emergency cards for autistic kids:paramedic approved!

Detroit, Michigan – Drunken Detroiters attack paramedics on duty

Harlan, Kentucky – Kentucky College offering free paramedic training

Palm Beach, Florida – Palm Beach paramedics to learn to give flu shots

Wales, UK – Rescue delay probe

Tonga – Ambulance located on ocean floor

Monday, August 31, 2009

Chilliwack, BC – Paramedics pitching a tent for the cause

Pawcatuck, Connecticut – Ambulance subscription service deemed illegal

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Paramedic charged with stealing drugs

Staffordshire, UK – No sanction for bungling paramedic

Flintshire, UK – Ambulance technician committed suicide under Saltney bridge inquest told

Suffolk, UK – Trials to test ambulance journey times due to begin

Glasgow, UK – Celtic supporter stuns paramedics with big match plea

Queensland, Australia – 20 new advanced care paramedics for Queensland

Illawarra, Australia – Teens deny assaults on paramedics

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Moncton, New Brunswick – Should province’s paramedics volunteer at concerts?

Victoria, BC – Losing paramedics before they even start training

Rochester, New York – Judge hears paramedic’s discrimination claim

Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville paramedic blazes new trails on bike to improve service

Hazelwood, Missouri – City honors paramedics who saved woman’s life

Saugus, Massachusetts – Saugus man arrested for assaulting EMTs helping him

Nottingham, UK – Paramedics’ wedding date of 999

New Zealand – St. John reviewing EMS call out procedures

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC Ambulance paramedics hopeful

Washington, D.C. – NTSB recommendations on helicopter EMS

Baltimore, Maryland – Paramedics and firefighters raising money for muscular dystrophy

Portland, Oregon – Lawyer:complaints on groping paramedic ignored

Louisville, Kentucky – High schoolers being trained as EMTs

Knoxville, Tennessee – Man sues over ambulance response time

Miami, Florida – Woman arrested for allegedly stealing ambulance

Cornwall, UK – EMTs blame adrenaline craze ‘tombstoning’ for 12 deaths, injuries

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance delays blamed on high demand

Queensland, Australia – Ambos admit call bungle in response to stroke victim

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Collier County, Florida – Collier EMS director pulls certification of 25 paramedics

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Paramedic arrested for allegedly stealing drugs

Burnley, UK – Paramedic struck off over painkilling gas

Lancashire, UK – Lancashire 999 centre ‘risk to patients’ fear

Tipperary, UK – Talks on ambulance dispute get underway

Queensland, Australia – QAS fine could have been better handled

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance commissioner says bullying and harassment are not rife within the service

Victoria, Australia – Ambos hold to threat

Taranaki, New Zealand – Call for more ambulance officers

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Belleville, Ontario – Dolan wants answers on EMS vehicle use

Boise, Idaho – Boise plan to offer ambulance service meets resistance

Scunthorpe, UK – Drug addict kneed paramedic in head

London, UK – Paramedic crashes on way to emergency

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics operate in culture of fear

Queensland, Australia – Part of Queensland ambulance levy fails to reach paramedics

Queensland, Australia – Queensland among the worst cardiac survival rates in Australia

Queensland, Australia – Ex-paramedics warn lives may be put at risk

Victoria, Australia – Growing opposition among paramedics to Brumby union sell out deal

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic shortage weighing down air ambulance

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sacramento, California – Ambulance runs over homeless man’s foot

Waco, Texas – Ambulance stolen from hospital

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance supporters rally

Kansas City, Missouri – CEO of MAST Ambulance Service resigns

Queensland, Australia – Ambos’ on grog run ignore seizure patient

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic quits after being sent to wrong city

Queensland, Australia – Queensland minister defends ambulance service

Queensland, Australia – Queensland Ambulance Service blames Triple 0 overload for death

Queensland, Australia – Queensland ambulances off the road with paramedics off sick

Queensland, Australia – Girl, 8, died after life saving defibrillator removed from ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Queensland ambulance crisis ‘ignored’ by Neil Roberts

Monday, August 24, 2009

Orlando, Florida – Invention disinfects ambulances, but is it worth the price

Bristol, Tennessee – EMT seriously injured in freak accident

Brooklyn, New York – 2 EMTs enter bank and ‘save’

Boise, Idaho – Boise pushes to run its own ambulance

Lexington, Kentucky – Man robbed, assaulted while waiting for ambulance

New Haven, Connecticut – Pediatric medical equipment to be donated to EMS providers across the state

Leeds, UK – Ambulance staff froze as Selby boy ‘fitted’

Norfolk, UK – Sex case paramedic struck off

Queensland, Australia - Ambulance response bungle exposes flaws

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics kept hopping

Atmore, Florida – Police officer husband saves choking paramedic wife;she taught him how

Mansfield, Louisiana – Desoto E-911 dispatcher resigns after criminal background revealed

Powys, UK – Tribute after paramedic, 43, dies

Stirling, UK – Assaulted paramedic on way to hospital

Brighton, UK – Ambulance man cleared

Weston, UK – New ambulance chief praises ambulance staff

Victoria, Australia – Ballarat paramedics ready to quit over pay agreement

Friday, August 21, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta’s plan to remove paramedics from ERs worries staff

Castlegar, BC – Paramedics picket outside health office

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance reform slips into a political coma at City Hall

Suffolk County, New York – Suffolk probes false claims of death in ambulance

New Bedford, Massachusetts – DPH says case closed on New Bedford EMTs

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s former executioner relied on EMT experience

Huyton, UK – Gun gang who shot a Huyton paramedic switched registration plates to fool police

Nottingham, UK – Apology for ambulance error

Brisbane, Australia – Crane used to lift man into ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Ambo talks to continue

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Union says jury still out on decision to cut in-hospital paramedics in ERs

Fort Francis, Ontario – New ambulance with unique features joins district fleet

Northumberland County, Ontario – Paramedics to address sick time through union

Port Coquitlam, BC – Paramedic rides with cops for charity

Boston, Massachusetts – Heat’s on for Boston EMTs

Trenton, New Jersey – Device decreases amount of time people have to be intubated

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – EMS truck hits wires;girl injured when pole falls

Bristol, UK – Ambulance wait ‘not acceptable’

Tipperary, UK – Ambulance workers to begin industrial action

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics stand firm

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics outraged at employer’s call to take critical care ambulance out of service

Montreal, Quebec – Montreal heat triggers spike in 911 calls

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Governor signs new EMS law

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Deputy DA attacks EMS worker

Boston, Massachusetts – EMTs, firefighters sickened inside abandoned building

Boise, Idaho – Community ponies up to restore a ’69 Mustang for an ailing paramedic

Shelbyville, Tennessee – Needles stolen from ambulance

Macon, Georgia – Medical Center won’t sell ambulance service

Coventry, UK – Hoax caller hits air ambulance in the pocket

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Northumberland, Ontario – Unauthorized EMS sick days put lives at risk:CAO

Kootenay, BC – Paramedics picket to ensure public safety

Los Angeles, California – Paramedic report disputes physician’s account on Michael Jackson’s death

Huyton, UK – Mistaken identity over paramedic shooting

Harrogate, UK – Drunken swearing at paramedics

Leicester, UK – Woman in labour refused ambulance

Cornwall, UK – Paramedic tried to save his own son’s victim, murder trial told

Tipperary, Ireland – Ambulance workers to strike

Adelaide, Australia – Driver hits parked ambulance with sirens blaring

Monday, August 17, 2009

Altona, Manitoba – Advocating body armour for paramedics

Williams Lake, BC – Paramedic negotiations non-existent, council told

Erin, Ontario – Area councillors pushing hard for faster, better ambulance service

Indianapolis, Indiana – Car hits ambulance, shooting victim later dies

Toledo, Ohio – Toledo ambulance firm gets Green Fleets Award

Maywood, Illinois – Statewide program to improve emergency care for children

Westmont, Illinois – Firefighter accused of stealing morphine from ambulance

Sutherland, UK – Ambulance was left unmanned for 14 days

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Campbell River, BC – Paramedic extend a big thank you

New York, New York – FDNY honors boy for saving mom’s life

Boston, Massachusetts – Cops plead not guilty in EMT training scandal

London, UK – Cycling paramedics patrol Heathrow

Soweto, South Africa – “I waited two hours for ambulance to arrive.”

Putten, Netherlands – Man dies as ambulance navigation aid fails

Singapore – Significant drop in abusing emergency ambulance calls

Culcheth, UK – Man’s seven hour wait for ambulance

Friday, August 14, 2009

Welland, Ontario – Paramedics honoured for CO poisoning response

Portland, Oregon – Local paramedic honoured with EMS Medal of Valor

San Diego, California – SD ambulances to be cleaned with fog machine

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Four men plead not guilty in EMT training scheme

Burke, North Carolina – Ex-Burke EMS officer charged with embezzlement

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance service told to clean up vehicles

Lincolnshire, UK – Funeral donations boost air ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics warned against industrial action sick leave

ACT, Australia – Welfare program to support ambulance officers

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – EMS probe has yet to interview witnesses

Chester, New Jersey – Chester man charged with striking ambulance, fleeing

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Bill to revamp Emergency Services law goes to the governor

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania EMS official charged with raping conference speaker

Lancashire, UK – Dirty ambulances shock

Norfolk, UK – Tributes to Norfolk ambulance boss

Western Australia – Bigger ambulances, stretchers needed

Manawatu, New Zealand – Ambulance admits mishandling response

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Amherst, Nova Scotia – Amherst police to communicate with paramedics before taser use

Southern Alberta – Ambulance service in the air for dozens of Alberta communities

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance workers say the public’s on their side

Salem, Massachusetts – EMT training difficult to monitor

Haddam, Connecticut – 3 sent to hospital after ambulance rolls over

Dundee, UK – Severe ambulance shortage leaving units unmanned

Worcester, UK – Ambulances running late to emergencies

Newton Abbot, UK – Paramedic in misconduct probe

Victoria, Australia – Ambos call on Brumby for resolution

Victoria, Australia – Ambos dig in on demands

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic strike drags into fifth month

Haddam, Connecticut – Ambulance roll over in Haddam

Lancaster, Ohio – Medical technician charged with forging EMT licence

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Milwaukee County could cut paramedic funding

Pickens, South Carolina – Wrongful death lawsuit against county/EMS settled

Stirlingshire, UK – Bottle thrown in ambulance window

Wollongong, Australia – Hard-hit paramedic suffers new blow

Tasmania, Australia – Abuse risk for Tasmanian paramedics

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Paramedics call in sick

Jerusalem, Israel – Award for paramedic who jumped into well

Monday, August 10, 2009

Comox, BC – Paramedics amp up job action with Big Rock rally

Annapolis, Maryland – City emergency crews ready with latest heart device

McAlester, Texas – Claims, lawsuit filed in ambulance wreck 

Edinburgh, UK – Paramedics resort to pedal power

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service has hefty overtime bill

Kent, UK – Air ambulance chief flies into the sunset

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria fears strike impact

Greymouth, New Zealand – Air ambulance narrowly avoids rocks dumped on runway

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic students in support of striking paramedics

Houston, Texas – Cardiac arrest survivors meet rescuers

Cyprus/Turkey – Cypress ambulances cross too and from the Turkish occupied areas

Kancheepuram, India – Gang pursues assaulted man in ambulance

Friday, August 7, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary 911 operators hold strike vote

Port Colborne, Ontario – Coroner investigating man`s death, ambulance incident

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance New Brunswick slow to react to report

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Support for STARS grows

Paonia, Colorado – Garage fire destroys 2 ambulances in western Colorado

Ravena, Ohio – Ravena ambulance worker accused of sexting teen

Indianapolis, Indiana – CPR devices pulled due to lack of funding

Newport Beach, California – Paramedics’ runaway gurney caused $2,500 in damage:claim

Merseyside, UK – 70 per cent of ambulances fail hygiene inspection

Melbourne, Australia – Man denied ambulance trip after severing finger

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland – Wrongly declaring person dead not unheard of, NAEMT rep says

Tampa, Florida – Off-duty paramedic revives a Tampa toddler who nearly drowned

Albany, New York – Ambulance care for ambulance medic after he’s charged with sex offence

Hamilton, Massachusetts – AG hands indictments in EMT training scandal

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hospital donates ambulance to literacy program

West Midlands, UK – 999 crews in calls failure

Croydon, UK – Ambulance paramedic to compete in transplant games in Oz

Swindon, UK – Swindon paramedics are beating targets

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brevard County, Florida – Brevard ambulances sport decontamination device

Los Angeles, California – LA Fire Department begins cutting rescue, paramedic services

Gloucester, Massachusetts – Ambulance takes groom to wedding

St. Louis, Missouri – Ambulance crashes into traffic signal

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Officers who faked EMT certifications must pay heavy forfeits, fines

New City, New York – Paramedics, boy saved 13 years ago bond

Malvern, UK – Sheep dog trials raise money for air ambulance

Northern Ireland, UK – Concerns over ambulance cover

Illawarra, Australia – 17 ambulance officers assaulted in just two months

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics’ troubled residence list grows

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance wait times could rise

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Paramedics rally for longer rest breaks

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Port Colborne, Ontario – Ambulance in crash, man dies

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland considers exclusive ambulance service

New Orleans, Louisiana – Emergency medical services fees will increase

Marengo, Illinois – Pre-trial hearing set for ex-paramedics’ lawsuits

Nebraska/Iowa – Patients as large as 800 pounds forcing paramedics to get creative

San Antonio, Texas – EMS scanner traffic blocked

Newburry, South Carolina – Midlands EMT moonlights as Elvis impersonator

Lincolnshire, UK – Health and safety row over man who died in water ditch as 999 services stood by and waited

Hertfordshire, UK – Ambulance staff reflect on massive challenge

Canberra, Australia – New ambulance to help move obese patients

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Surrey, BC – Paramedics essential to our well being

Littleton, Colorado – New medical technologies save teen swimmer

Indian River, Florida – Paramedic/fire union to consider giving up raise to prevent cost saving demotions

Naples, Florida – Free zoo admission to emergency workers

Spenser, New York – Volunteer EMTs needed

Oxford, UK – Ambulance workers treated after vehicle catches fire

Wales, UK – Police raise another 1,200 pounds for Wales Air Ambulance

Geelong, Australia – Ambos tell of a flawed system that’s leaving them exhausted

Sydney, Australia – Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service asks Victoria to rethink air ambulance choice

Friday, July 31, 2009

Oakville, Ontario – Emergency workers answer Sirens for Life

Roslindale, Massachusetts – Off-duty EMT saves man’s life

Utica, New York – EMS competition has international appeal

New York, New York – 9/11 responder program in limbo

Austin, Texas – Austin EMS, police argue lack of funds

Amarillo, Texas – New system leads to faster callouts

Warminster, UK – Paramedic jailed for child sex offences

Belfast, UK – Tragic 999 call rang for an eternity

Kent, UK – Paramedic reveals binge drinking concerns

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics win victory in court

Toronto, Ontario – Family can sue province over air ambulance delay

Ottawa, Ontario – New guidelines coming to protect emergency workers from pandemic

Peterborough, Ontario – Paramedics arrived in ten minutes:EMS official

Greensburg, Pennsylvania – Ambulance medic charged in Murrysville man’s crash death

Dayton, Ohio – Emergency crews transporting more obese patients

East Yorkshire, UK – Four injured in ambulance crash

Notts, UK – No comment on ambulance Swine Flu demand

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics aren’t paranoid

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vancouver, BC – BC’s ambulance paramedics in court yesterday

Orillia, Ontario – Off-duty paramedic saves man

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics feeling pinched

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS checking response time in fatal crash

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Paramedics launch bike unit for public events

New Port Richey, Florida – 911 worker fired after refusing to send ambulance

Westmont, Illinois – Paramedic accused of stealing morphine

Warminster, UK – Paramedic on trial for sex abuse

Huntingdon, UK – Inquiry demand after students used as paramedics in Huntingdon

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance service bid to break free from government control

Western Cape, South Africa – Paramedic students save fellow student

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – EMS strike over, pending ratification?

Victoria, BC – Paramedics’ frustration growing

Louisville, Kentucky – Paramedic accused of false report called wife to tell of stabbing, recording shows

San Bernadino, California – Former paramedic assistant injured in crash learns to live without dream career

Kidderminster, UK – 999 ambulance rolls into house

Wetherby, UK – Business sponsors Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s new uniform

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – Sick paramedics force ambulances off road

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stamford, Connecticut – Ex-paramedic faces new stalking charges

Louisville, Kentucky – EMT stabbed himself to get more time off work

Nashville, Tennessee – Family of man who died after EMS incident receives settlement

Dover, New Hampshire – Ambulance medics seeing more uninsured

Escondido, California – Union criticizes ambulance cuts, but chief defends them

Haverfordwest, UK – Ambulance attack man is saved by paramedics

Worthing, UK – Paramedic seriously injured in collision

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria air ambulance crew’s efforts to save woman praised

Otago, New Zealand – Fatal delay in sending ambulance

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – Helicopter ambulance crews..Making sure everyone makes it home

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fort Walton Beach, Florida – Ambulance causes chain reaction crash

Aspinwall, Pennsylvania – Paramedic response teams part of a vanishing breed

Reynoldsburg, Ohio – Paramedics train to give support to SWAT teams

Milan, Indiana – State honors former Milan EMT

Oxford, UK – Intrepid trio hit road to deliver ambulance

Tewksbury, UK – Paramedic makes a difference

Victoria, Australia – New paramedic delivers baby in kitchen

Ghana – Eight-year-old boy dies due to lack of ambulance

Friday, July 24, 2009

Victoria, BC – BC paramedics’ pay packages are competitive, says COO

Vancouver, BC – Fireworks shine light on understaffing problem

Okemah, Oklahoma – Ambulance medic:Trooper should be reassigned

Weslaco, Texas – Inflatable tents new emergency responder tool

Cambridgeshire, UK – Bosses defend student paramedics

Merseyside, UK – Paramedic to face health panel on swearing allegations

Nailsworth, UK – Nailsworth mother assaults paramedic and police officer

Airdrie, UK – Drunk threatened to use martial arts skill on two paramedics

Thursday, July 23, 2009

West Nipissing, Ontario – Private company loses bid to take over ambulance service

Indianapolis, Indiana – First responders to be equipped with groundbreaking technology

Lexington, Kentucky – Lexington EMT places in competition

Jersey City, New Jersey – Cops:Drunk man groped paramedic

Oxford, UK – Selectman outraged over ambulance chief’s arrest

Thurrock, UK – Accountant prepares for Great Wall of China trek for Essex Air Ambulance

Western Australia – St. John paramedics fear sackings

Western Australia – Guarantee for paramedics who give evidence at inquiry

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics make a stand

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedics threatened with legal action

Paulding, Ohio – EMTs’ spouses file suit against driver

Houston, Texas – Helping patients who don’t need 911

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Couple raises red flags over emergency

Bedford, UK – Kids thrilled by paramedics’ first book

Weston, UK – Latest ambulance performance figures revealed

Swindon, UK – Anger at 999 target times

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hoax emergency calls putting lives at risk

Queensland, Australia – Ambo bitten and spat on by patient

Quezon, Philippines – Medic gets life in prison for using ambulance to transport drugs

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedics frustrated by government

Toronto, Ontario – EMS probe welcomed by mayor

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedic, Esquire?

Austin, Texas – Paramedics vote overwhelmingly to give up raises

Connellsville, Pennsylvania – Man sues, claiming EMTs dropped him on head

Galesburg, Illinois EMT/soldier laid to rest

Schertz, Texas – EMT charged with child porn possession

Sackets Harbor, New York – Ambulance hits spreader;emergency workers hurt

New South Wales, Australia – No need for air ambulance change

Monday, July 20, 2009

Halton Region, Ontario – Paramedic, family bring hope to Haiti

Toronto, Ontario – Transcript excerpt recounts anguished all for an ambulance

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics’ wait for police policy should be examined:Mayor

Victoria, BC – Lack of paramedics forces ambulance off road

West Nipissing, Ontario – Paramedics want councillors’ support

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance thief has been charged

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Relative of September 11 medic urges Obama to keep Gitmo open

Scotland, UK – Air ambulance called out for 1 mile trip

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sudbury, Ontario – MP wants to recognize emergency response workers

Emporia, Kansas – Public Safety workers in friendly battle for blood

Jersey City, New Jersey – Jersey City Medical Center EMTs tell of blood, hurt cops

Batrop, Louisiana – Ambulance chase leads to arrest

Hartlepool, UK – Ambulance in road accident

Bristol, UK – 999 ambulance hits cyclist

Victoria, Australia – Gov’t seeks to stop paramedic strike

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance paramedics toughen over work conditions, wages, breaks

Ceylon, Sri Lanka – Paramedics call off strike

Friday, July 17, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Safety League wants new 911 system

West Nipissing, Ontario – Paramedics worried about their jobs

Warrenton, North Carolina – EMT suspended without pay after break and enter arrest

New Orleans, Louisiana – One third of EMS ambulances out of service

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis paramedic nearly drowns in apartment pool

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Man arrested for impersonating paramedic

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Paramedics caught in middle of brawl in back of med unit

Kansas City, Missouri – Man accused of stealing MAST ambulance

Minot, North Dakota – Minot in need of EMS employees

Runcorn, UK – Runcorn paramedic resigns after attack on Warrington mom

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – EMS delay in death due to threat, chief says

Toronto, Ontario – No mention of heart led to slow medic response

Houston, Texas – Houstan man shoots self while paramedics treat wife

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics help raise money after baby dies during colleague’s emergency delivery

Boston, Massachusetts – Police officer seeks jail time for impersonating an EMT

Bucks, UK – Paramedic struck off after telling dying woman to drink gin and orange

Newcastle on Tyne, UK – Two ambulance staff disciplined over shift detour

Portsmouth, UK – Paramedics blaze a new trail at university

Merseyside, UK – Southport baby dies as paramedics forced to bypass nearest A & E

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

North Bay, Ontairo – Union will ask town council to vote against privatization

Woodbine, New Jersey – Ambulance crashes into house, injures woman

Orlando, Florida – Orlando budget cuts might lead to fewer ambulances

North Tees, UK – Stockton EMT quits before disciplinary hearing

Crawley, UK – Man answers a 999 call to Mongolia

North Wales, UK – North Wales ambulance complaints soar

Western Australia – Paramedics outline concerns to Health Minister

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Mobile medics turn up the heat

Palm Beach, Florida – Police:drunken man jumped out of back of ambulance

Indianapolis, Indiana – Laptops in ambulances boost emergency care

Wales, UK – Paramedics ‘piggies in the middle’

Kidderminster, UK – Virtual control for ambulance service

London, UK – London Ambulance appoints new chair

Plymouth, UK – Paramedic attacked by yob

Portsmouth, UK – 999 calls held back so ambulance crews can have their tea breaks

Northern Ireland, UK – Brutal paramedic faces investigation by service

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics consider work bans

Monday, July 13, 2009

Charlottetown, PEI – PEI considers consolidating 911 service

Ottawa, Ontairo – History of paramedics featured at Cumberland museum

Toronto, Ontario – City presents new offer to striking paramedic/outdoor workers union

Calgary, Alberta – Baby delivered in ambulance highlights Alberta hospital woes

Toronto, Ontario – Striking Toronto workers to turn up heat

Boston, Massachusetts – Hero EMT, cops nab city’s thanks

Fayette, Ohio – Fayette EMT charged with assault

North Tees, UK – Paramedic posted picture of nails in skull on Facebook

Victoria, Australia – Telestra warned government about 000 calls

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Woodstock, Ontario – Mock disaster tests rescue workers

Richfield Springs,  New York – Freak accident disables ambulance

Athens, Georgia – Hospital’s old ambulances need homes

Putnam, Connecticut – Emergency vehicles get new look

Rexburg, Idaho – Medical trailer to assist in case of national crisis

Skipton, UK – Romanian trip for an ambulance from eBay

Isle of Wight, UK – Countess backs ambulance appeal

Shanghai, China – Ambulance crew sacked for playing mahjong

Friday, July 10, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics prep for swine flu surge

Toronto, Ontario – Union ends private ambulance blockade

Montreal, Quebec – Man with apendicitis waits six hours for ambulance

Kenton County, Kentucky – EMT/firefighter charged with attempted murder

Wausau, Wisconsin – EMS workers may not recognize certain medical bracelets

Detroit, Michigan – 911 operator who neglected call back at work

Westmoreland, UK – Ambulance bosses failed to keep promise claim

Cumbria, UK – New boss for ambulance service

Ampthill, UK – Ambulance crew injured en route to emergency

Western Australia – St. John Ambulance Ambulance review to be completed within 3 months

Thursday, July 9, 2009

St. John’s, Newfoundland – NAPE and Eastern Health at odds over ambulances

Powell River, BC – Ambulance strike drags on

Victoria, BC – Paramedics, province at a stalemate

Whitley City, Kentucky – EMT jailed for sex abuse

Warrenton, North Carolina – EMT charged with breaking and entering

Honolulu, Hawaii – Woman sentenced in hijack of ambulance

Surrey, UK – Pensioner jailed for 999 calls over sore throat

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance involved in road crash

Western Australia – St. John management told us to drop death logs, say paramedics

ACT, Australia – Ambulance union welcomes funding overhaul plans

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedics refuse overtime

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Eastern Health says union wrong on shortage of ambulances

Ansonia, Connecticut – Ambulance exec charged with DUI offers explanation

Northern Ireland, UK – Minister worried by ambulance plans

London, UK – Probe into medic’s 16-minute wait

Clifton, UK – Ambulances too heavy for bridge

Wales, UK – Ambulance flaws costing lives

Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance boosted by recycling

Victoria, Australia – Stress takes toll on state’s paramedics

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Victoria, BC – Strike curbs ambulances in Victoria, Esquimalt this weekend

Raleigh, North Carolina – As obesity spreads, paramedics brace for heavy lifting

Norwich, UK – Paramedics suspended after declaring road crash victim dead when he was still alive

London, UK – Grandfather left dying as paramedic carried out 16 minute risk assessment outside

Northern Ireland, UK – Anger at ambulance cuts

Edinburgh, UK – Attacks force paramedics to blacklist 54 danger addresses

Western Australia – Dying left to wait for ambulances

Sydney, Australia – City paramedics being abused by cafe set

Alice Springs, Australia – Rocks thrown at ambulance

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kelowna, BC – Ambulance in four vehicle crash

Mount Kisco, New York – Mount Kisco ambulance corps member accused of sexual misconduct

Memphis, Tennessee – Thieves target ambulance GPS units

Ocean City, Maryland – Pennsylvania family alleges EMTs acted negligently in 911 call mishap

Hampshire, UK – Vibrating siren tested by doctors

Ireland, UK – Helicopter charity boss resigns

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – Region trials new method to free trapped crash victims

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Battle Creek, Michigan – Michigan paramedic given the ride of his life

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Car sought after ambulance hit and run

Indianapolis, Indiana – Wishard paramedics participate in cardiac arrest study

Maplewood, Minnesota – Maplewood man charged in ambulance crash

North Adams, Massachusetts – Suicidal patient flees ambulance, missing

Berwick, UK – Berwick paramedic honoured for 30 years service

Highland, UK – Highland paramedic dies following heart attack

Bury, UK – Paramedics rescue teenager from weir

Swindon, UK – Paramedics face up to rising danger

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Provincial ambulance fee now in effect

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance fees decried by seniors group

Peterborough, Ontario – Paramedics accept blood challenge

Roswell, New Mexico – New Mexico Supreme Court ruling enhances air ambulance safety

San Diego, California – City cuts include 12 EMTs

Bristol, UK – Paramedics plea to rubberneckers

Torquay, UK – Paramedic feels the heat after 300 yard trek to treat casualty

Chester, UK – Paramedic assault man told he could be jailed

Pearth, Australia – Rock throwers target paramedics

Perth, West Australia – Paramedics reveal WA ambulances poorly equipped

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Wait times normal:ambulances responding quickly to emergencies, but strike delaying low-priority calls

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Barriers hinder paramedics from using best CPR practices

Edison, New Jersey – Edison EMT challenges suspension issued over military status misrepresentation

Topeka, Kansas – Overweight, critical care patients to pay more for ambulance ride

Los Angeles, California – Paramedics not called in Jackson case for 1/2 an hour

Bakersfield, California – Ambulance rides will cost more

Elizabethton, Tennessee – Boy charged with stealing ambulance

Wollongong, Australia – Year-long bed block ahead for ambulances

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics to blame

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Posturing must end in paramedic strike

Vancouver, BC – Striking paramedics should scale back demands, seek one-year deal, newspaper says

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic charged with sexual assault

Sarnia, Ontario – Ambulance last of its kind

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – EMT SWAT:Paramedics get new SWAT training

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio SWAT team adds paramedics

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Oklahoma grant comes to rural ambulances’ aid

Louisville, Kentucky – Teens ran ambulance off the road

Victoria, Australia – Warrnambool paramedics speak up to highlight industrial campaign

Metro, Australia – Paramedics named most trustworthy

Monday, June 29, 2009

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics prepare for strike

Vancouver, BC – Health Minister rejects plea to place paramedics’ contract dispute before arbitrator

Vancouver, BC – No end to paramedics’ strike in sight

Washington, D.C. – NTSB posts executive summary of the public hearing on helicopter EMS

Austin, Texas – Paramedics to give up raises, pending vote

Buffalo, New York – Ambulance worker charged with 2 arsons

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Leahy: Expand dath benefits for EMTs

Bennington, Vermont – Traffic safety board investigating ambulance crash

Queensland, Australia – $1.2 million delivers six new ambulances

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance kitted out to carry very obese patients

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sarnia, Ontario – Fake local paramedic sentenced

Pocatello, Idaho – Paramedics program at Idaho State University in danger of being cut

Avondale, Kentucky – Ambulance hits sanitation worker

Gastonia, North Carolina – Emergency room patient charged with assault after allegedly spitting on EMT

Hartford, Connecticut – Bill protecting first responders exposed to infectious diseases signed

Gastonia, North Carolina – Paramedic helps save partner’s life

Gainesville, Florida – Paramedic arrested for child porn

London, UK – Ambulance of the future unveiled

Edinburgh, UK – Paramedics get on their bikes to treat injured in big crowds

Penrith, UK – MP turns up for Commons vote in ambulance with paramedics

Friday, June 19, 2009

Welland, Ontario – Patients could be at risk:paramedics

Toronto, Ontairo – Plans to close ERs absurd:paramedics

Bennington, Vermont – Northeast mourns EMT

Wilmington, Delaware – Paramedic in fatal crash honored

Arlington, Texas – Paramedic, woman involved in ambulance crash in Arlington

London, UK – Paramedics cycle to emergency patients

London, UK – Busiest year in decade for the ambulance service

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Paramedics begin industrial action

Geelong, Australia – Geelong paramedics will take enforced 10-hour rest breaks

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Creek Nation, Oklahoma – Paramedic’s record gets good rating

Paden, Oklahoma – Ambulance dash cam analysis

San Antonio, Texas – Schertz EMT charged with child porn

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland, union chief seek answers to slow weekend ambulance response

Reno, Nevada – Reno man faces DUI charges in ambulance crash

Surrey, UK – Crash victim’s mountainous effort for air ambulance

Ellesmere Port, UK – OAP slapped paramedic who tried to help him

Oxfordshire, UK – Downturn hits air ambulance funds

County Armagh, Ireland – Family wants ambulance money back

Wellington, New Zealand – Wellington paramedics don face masks

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Victoria, BC – Striking paramedics launch tour

Victoria, BC – Paramedics take down picket lines

Victoria, BC – Union sees little progress in recent paramedic talks

Ottawa, Ontario – Medal highlights city paramedics years of devotion and caring

Wallkill, New York – EMT charged with attacking restrained person

San Antonio, Texas – Paramedic attacked while responding to call

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Patient’s family:we stand behind EMT

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Trooper’s lawyer says EMT escalated situation

Greer, South Carolina – Stolen North Carolina ambulance found in Greer

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – HINI sparks hundreds of emergency calls

Charleston County, South Carolina – Charleston County EMS using new procedure to help heart attack victims

West Chester, Pennsylvania – Chesco EMT twice suffers at hands of drunken drivers

Danville, Pennsylvania – Couple work as EMT team

Kansas City, Missouri – Man crashes stolen ambulance

Weston-super-Mare, UK – Patients wait in parked ambulances

Leicester, UK – ‘Stupid’ driver blocked ambulance

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Air charity spends $500 K pounds on admin

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics’ strike looms

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance funding boost

Monday, June 15, 2009

Niagara Region, Ontario – More paramedics needed

Niagara Region, Ontario – Niagara EMS awarded reaccreditation as an EMS dispatch centre of excellence

Fredericton, New Brunswick – All car crashes to be a priority for NB 911

South Portland, Maine – Maine paramedic/firefighter dies after collapsing at station

Hartland, New York – Ex medic probed in 2nd theft

Louisville, Kentucky – EMS may add non-transport fee

Youngstown, Ohio – Ambulance destroyed in explosion

Staten Island, New York – Overstretched EMS forces hiring of private ambulances

Hampshire, UK – Sat nav twice sends ambulance the wrong way

Wiltshire, UK – Walking feat to boost Wiltshire’s air ambulance

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Peace River, BC – Paramedics present report on Peace Region

Vancouver, BC – Treatment of paramedics called appalling

Orlando, Florida – Ambulance transporting patient involved in accident

Boca Raton, Florida – A day at the beach became heroic for Boca Raton paramedic

San Francisco, California – San Francisco paramedics revive cats with respirators

Bethany Beach, Delaware – County EMS making effort to be eco friendly

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire Air Ambulance to get its own lottery

Scotland, UK – Ambulance worker demoted

Friday, June 12, 2009

Regina, Saskatchewan – EMS personnel presented service medals

Niagara Region, Ontairo – Emergency room closures will cost Niagara EMS:report

Port Colbourne, Ontario – Ontario Health Coalition to release paramedics report on rural hospitals

Washington, D.C. – DC fire chief defends paramedics’ failed tests

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Ambulance service files Chapter 11

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Bill would revamp EMS law

Niagara Falls, New York – EMT fired for thefts

Bristol, UK – Ambulance medic disqualified for alcohol offence

Johannesburg, South Africa – EMS strikers charged

Ballarat, Australia – Ambulance service paramedics gearing up for action

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta – Alcohol played role in stolen ambulance chase, say RCMP

Edmonton, Alberta – More charges laid in ambulance theft

Timmins, Ontario – Growing ambulance costs annoy council

Washington, D.C. – Stolen ambulance blocked by DC fire truck

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Paramedics’ hearings concluded;Mayor to review report

Key Largo, Florida – Ambulance chief resigns in wake of critical audit

Wales, UK – Call for answers over paramedics’ training scheme

North Wales, UK – Six North Wales ambulance stations crumbling

Yorkshire, UK – Man died after 999 staff refused to send ambulance

Johannesburg, South Africa – Air ambulance makes shaky landing

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brantford, Ontario – Medic recalls hardships of war

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Rural EMS need to go off road

Huntington Beach, California – Woman claims husband died from paramedic’s negligence

Washington, D.C. – DC paramedics take courses after failing exams

New Orleans, Louisiana – Ambulance medics, firefighters upset over paying tolls

Denver, Colorado – Local organizations donate ambulance to Mexico

York, UK – Ambulance bosses apologize for death of York man

Scotland, UK – Paramedic staff are on Swine Flu alert

Scotland, UK – Paramedic faces boot after refusing 999 calls to heart victim

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rothesay, New Brunswick – NB man raises concern after emergency call to ambulance leads to long delay

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics, BCAS undertook staffing study

Detroit, Michigan – Two killed in crash with ambulance

Santa Clarita Valley, California – Progam converts paramedics to nurses

Kansas City, Missouri – Mast Ambulance medic hits cyclist

Albany, New York – Medic charged after stealing medication during a call

Scotland, UK – Ambulance station swine flu alert

Teeside, UK – Stroke victim dies after medic clocks off instead of taking him to hospital

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance medic confirmed as robbery suspect

Sunshine Coast, Australia – Memo reveals ambo shortage

Monday, June 8, 2009

Niagara Falls, Ontario – EMS Chiefs of Canada announce new board

Campbell River, BC – No end in sight for paramedics strike

Revelstoke, BC – Macdonald says rural paramedic issues need to be addressed

North Bay, Ontario – Privatizing ambulances. What’s Next?

Saint John, New Brunswick – Saint John area man upset over ambulance delay

Wales, UK – Britain’s oldest Territorial Army medic dies at 105

Highbury, UK – Couple shocked after paramedics leave needles and bandages in dining room

Adelaide, South Australia – Higher fees for ambulance trips

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Niagara Falls, Ontario – EMS staff in city for two day conference

Louisville, Kentucky – GPS should speed EMS response

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Disciplinary hearing held for New Bedford paramedics

Surrey, UK – Music band barred from air ambulance open day

Yorkshire, UK – Hopes high for new ambulance base

Johannesburg, South Africa – More emergency workers join strike

Lagos, Nigeria – State to clamp down on fake ambulances

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedic academy receives accreditation

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia turns ambulances into hotspots

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Paramedics’ punishment will be announced after hearing

Boone County, West Virginia – Ambulance flips on its side, no injuries

Weston & Somerset, UK – Ambulances delayed as overrun hospital falters

Coventry, UK – Coventry University first in UK to appoint Australian paramedic as visiting professor in pre-hospital care

Fulham Gardens, South Australia – Body dumped at ambulance station

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance workers threaten strike over pay dispute

Wellington, New Zealand – $48 million ambulance boost to add 100 paramedics

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Halton, Ontario – Region’s paramedics honoured

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Paramedic dedicated life to helping others

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Two New Bedford paramedics suspended after baby dies

Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin – EMT upset over theft probe

Yakima, Washington – Yakima council says no to paramedics

Atlanta, Georgia – Paramedics track down alleged attackers

Thomasville, Georgia – Fallen paramedic honored with blood drive

Washington, D.C. – LifeForce paramedic honoured by Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Coal City, Illinois – Paramedic charged with receiving child pornography

Tasmania, Australia – Paramedic put life on the line for Royal Staff

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saanichton, BC – Paramedic strike leaves service staff bloodied

Nanaimo, BC – Many paramedics underemployed

New Bedford, Massachusetts – State recommends 2 paramedics be suspended

Seattle, Washington – Helmet saved man who hit ambulance

Solon, Ohio – Solon paramedics prepare for new computer technology

Yakima, Washington – Long-running paramedic debate could end

New Gloucester, Maine – New Gloucester considers buying used ambulance

Cincinnati, Ohio – City tries to ease ambulance shortage

Newcastle, UK – Air ambulance pilot back at work after horrific accident

Netivot, Israel – Magen David Adom Ambulance Service forbids staffers to drive rival ambulances

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Ambulance operators negotiating new contract

Seattle, Washington – Cyclist rams back of ambulance

Raleigh, North Carolina – Paramedic cleared in Chapel Hill player’s death

New Castle County, Delaware – NCCo paramedics cry foul over layoffs

Yakima, Washington – City council prepares to discuss paramedic staffing today

DeRidder, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance deploying new communications technology

London, UK – Patients forced to wait hours in ambulances parked outside A & E departments

Lowestoft, UK – Concerns about ambulance staff morale

Wales, UK – Ambulance crews should not be faced with such appalling behaviour

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics threaten strike

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB ambulance service promises action on report sparked by delay in boy’s death

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB paramedics union raised concerns before report

Collingwood, Ontario – County paramedics deserve a full pension:MPP

Altona, Manitoba – Medical chopper invaluable during flood

Washington, D.C. – DC EMS claims major improvements

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Trooper’s dash claim will clarify everything

Sarasota, Florida – Sarasota County EMT faces sex charges

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Man, 28, to stand trial for head-butting paramedic

Devon, UK – Paramedic sacked after being caught at wheel of the ambulance while twice over the drink-drive limit

Victoria, Australia – Full protection for ambo crews

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Broadalbin,  New York – Who stole the ambulance? Officials coming up empty

San Antonio, Texas – Former Austin medic could face court-marital, possible prison sentence

Madison, Wisconsin – Several injured in multi-vehicle crash involving ambulance

Rochester, New York – Beware of ambulance phone scam

Berks County, Pennsylvania – Swine Flu makes EMS extra cautious in responses

St. Petersburg, Florida – Increased ambulance use reduces EMS deficit, but cuts will come

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Trooper involved in scuffle identified

Cumbria, UK – West Cumbrian paramedic calls it a day

Chichester, UK – Ambulance service will investigate crash

Komatipoort, South Africa – Heroic paramedic nominated for award

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fort Macleod, Alberta – Fort Macleod ambulance workers get huge wage settlement

Picton, Ontario – Air ambulance leaves burn victim waiting

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics shop for new vehicles

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Paramedics, OHP Troopers defend themselves after fight

Macon, Georgia – Macon man shot, flees ambulance

Surry, UK – Police and medics in hospital after poison death at Surrey farm

Wales, UK – Elderly patients wait hours for ambulances to arrive

St. Albans, UK – Hertfordshire to get special paramedic teams

Teeside, UK – Doctor thanks Teesiders as African ambulance goes to work

Barwick, UK – Paramedic sexually assaulted

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Okmulgee, Oklahoma – EMT in confrontation with trooper speaks out

San Antonio, Texas – Former EMT and current Air Force nurse charged with murder in court

Manchester, New Hampshire – Ambulance workers leap to escape sidewalk driver

Parkersburg, West Virginia – Ex-paramedic files suit against hospital

Indianpolis, Indiana – Deal or no deal for EMTs?

Bayville, New Jersey – Area EMTs decry proposed funding cuts

Dorset, UK – Paramedic rescued from flat fire

London, UK – Enormous pressure call on failing ambulance bosses

Wellington, UK – Zero tolerance warning after ambulance assault

Bournemouth, UK – Ambulance boss furious as crews fend off attacks

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics may wear masks on calls

San Luis Obispo, California – Search and Rescue worker killed in collision with ambulance identified

Riverside, California – Riverside County paramedics can no longer use breathing tubes on children

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Will EMT law protect paramedics?

Roanoke, Virginia – Maryland Medevac crew honored at memorial

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Two Bethlehem ambulances damaged after alleged drunken driving accident

Staten Island, New York – The evolving role of EMTs and paramedics

Darlington, UK – Street paramedic plan to treat binge drinkers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Emergency services see red over traffic tickets

MacGregor, Manitoba – MacGregor paramedic wins Gov-Gen medal

Genesee County, Michigan – EMTs honored as everyday heroes

San Luis Obispo, California – Search and rescue volunteer struck by ambulance, killed at Oceano Dunes

Galveston, Texas – 9-year-old boy rescued by EMT from near drowning

Sussex, UK – Sussex ambulance crews being attacked and abused

Cumbria, UK – Pay frozen as recession takes toll on air ambulance service

Yorkshire, UK – New boss at Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Durban, South Africa – Emergency Medical Rescue Services head suspended after probe

Monday, May 25, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Injury doesn’t stop paramedic

Grande Prairie, Alberta – EMS Cadets going strong

Palm Desert, California – Natural gas ambulances get OK

Orlando, Florida – Funding cuts, increased emergency calls leave EMS agencies on limb

White Bear Lake, Minnesota – New state-of-the-art EMS training unit unveiled

Boise, Idaho – Boise medic/firefighters raise money for colleague injured base jumping

Topeka, Kansas – Charity event held to help EMT fighting cancer

Collier County, Florida – Firefighters respond to allegations of cheating on medication test

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Barrie, Ontario – County paramedics given crash course

San Diego, California – Just in Time for National Emergency Services Week – IPhone applications assists first responders and emergency personnel

Mount Dora, Florida – Caller in scam claiming to be EMT seeking billing information

Omaha, Nebraska – New devices to increase the odds of saving a life

Aberdeenshire, UK – Paramedic injured in police/ambulance crash

Worcester, UK – Air ambulance insider claims not all public donations go directly to charity

Chelmsford, UK – Thug bit out at paramedic

Dubai – Dubai unveils longest ambulance in the world

Friday, May 22, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto medics preparing for strike?

Halton, Ontario – Paramedics to be honoured

Peel Region, Ontario – This is Peel Region Paramedic Week

Washington, D.C. – EMS chief promoted despite suit over death

Tyler, Texas – ETMC, 911 Dispatch, medics sued in death of toddler

Albany, New York – Dispatchers question ambulance’s route to dying boy

Albany, New York – Mayor calls for task force to investigate Mohawk Ambulance’s response time to accident

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago paramedic honoured

Palmerston, Australia – Paramedics man clinic as doc calls in sick

Victoria, Australia – Thousands left to wait in parked ambulances

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics say it’s about service, not cash

Sudbury, Ontario – Celebrating excellence in emergency care

Peace Hills, AB – Transition of ambulance services going smooth so far

Erie County, New York – EMS Week spotlights courage of WNY emergency responders

Austin, Texas – EMS officials looking into ambulance crash with toll booth

Honolulu, Hawaii – Residents warned about paramedic phone scam

Syracuse, New York – EMS workers honoured during memorial service

New York, New York – FDNY Second Chance brunch reunites EMT with drowning tot he saved

Marshall, Texas – National EMS Week is celebrated

Worcester, UK – 999 crew ask for hospital directions

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto medics kick off EMS Week

New York, New York – Emergency drill staged at WTC site in New York

District Heights, Maryland – Officials remember September 2008 air ambulance crash victims

Wilmington, Delaware – Man spit in face of EMT who responded to crash

Albany, New York – Reaction to Medicare Ambulance Access Preservation Act

Gwinnett County, Georgia – Ambulances will carry CPAP breathing treatments

Spartanburg, North Carolina – Non-emergency calls a headache for EMS

Dorset, UK – Accolade for South Western Ambulance Service

Sunderland, UK – Paramedic tells of abuse terror

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedics take strain off hospitals

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sudbury, Ontario – Sudbury selected for prehospital care program

Tallahassee, Florida – EMS chief places paramedic arrested by police on leave

Jefferson County, New  York – Judge recuses himself from EMT murder case

Perth Amboy, New Jersey – 10 EMTs facing layoffs

Newcastle, UK – Ambulances delayed by lorries

Oxfordshire, UK – 999 response must improve

Oldham, UK – Praise for 999 crews

Cairo, Egypt – Ambulance medics call off strike after negotiations

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Clute, Texas – EMS Week to promote safety, knowledge

Newburgh, New York – County EMS workers honored for exceptional service

Honolulu, Hawaii – Reviving Hawaii Air Ambulance

New York, New York – EMS bikers on memorial ride from NYC to Virginia

Port Austin, Michigan – Coordinator, nearly all Port Austin EMTs resign

Cambridge, UK – Paramedic hero takes drink driver’s keys

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedic service takes off

Friday, May 15, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Blackberry being used by Winnipeg paramedics to help save lives

Jefferson City, Missouri – Missouri lawmakers approve first-responder benefit

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Political fight breaks out at EMT rally

Cleveland, Ohio – EMS paramedic cleared of sexual accusations

Washington, D.C. – Former paramedic confirmed as FEMA Administrator

Westbury, New York – Deceased jogger identified as EMT

Omaha, Nebraska – Some local paramedics will soon begin training with police

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedics take the strain off hospitals

Cairo, Egypt – Ambulance responders strike for better work conditions

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Service down by 24 ambulances

Middlesex County, Ontario – ALS paramedic training halted by county

Bemidji, Minnesota – EMT on motorcycle saves woman from burning house

Albany, New York – Woman sentenced for thefts from NY ambulance squad

Albany, Georgia – EMS pioneer honoured

Rotherham, UK – Anger over 10 hour ambulance wait

Shetland, UK – More ambulance cover for Shetland

Cheshire, UK – Use of taxis sent ambulance service budget over limits

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedic graduates get healthy does of job offers

Fraser Valley, BC – Fraser Valley ambulance service faces staffing crunch in strike

Abbotsford, BC – No ambulances in Abbotsford Monday night

Chicago, Illinois – Workouts too tough, says trainee medic

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Ambulance medic cited after crash

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Ambulance overturns, PR man later dies in hospital

Cleveland, Ohio – Ambulance leaves US home of suspected Nazi guard

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics give evidence over long hours

Dublin, Ireland – Call for urgent ambulance regulations

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Campbell River, BC – Premier’s Island stops disrupted by striking paramedics

Selkirk, Manitoba – IRHA selected to test new ambulance

New York, New York – Ride to honour EMTs

Dayton, Ohio – Woman shoves paramedic responding to unconscious person

Baltimore, Maryland – Former paramedic and current city cop charged in connection with road rage incident

Stevenage, UK – Paramedic’s song hits the big time

Liverpool, UK – Lives are being saved by paramedics on cycles

Bristol, UK – Paramedic caught inhaling gas handed caution

Victoria, Australia – Victoria paramedics apply to hold strike

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Striking paramedics claim Campbell insulted them

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Ambulance involved in hit and run

Georgetown, Delaware – Fallen paramedic honoured at annual awards

Flagstaff, Arizona – NTSB determines cause of EMS helicopter midair collision in Arizona

Madison, Wisconsin – Requests for Med Flight down after fatal crash last year

Washington, D.C. – Controversy continues over donated DC ambulance, fire truck

Omaha, Nebraska – Nebraska Guard ambulance being called up again

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – Pay raises for paramedics under consideration here

Victoria, Australia – Budget fails to address paramedics staffing woes

New South Wales, Australia – Australia reviews emergency calls after teen dies

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Newburgh, New York – EMS providers to be honoured

New York, New York – FDNY helps make special delivery for Harlem mom

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedic candidate who suffered kidney damage suing Chicago

New Jersey – Hundreds of ambulance squad volunteers protest budget cuts

Glasgow, Kentucky – Paramedic faces nearly 900 charges

Derbeyshire, UK – Son is angry over ambulance wait

Diss, UK – Businessman’s ambulance trek for charity

Friday, May 8, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Airport paramedics saddle up on Segways 

Essex, UK – Blast killed ambulance hero

Wales, UK – Inquiry launched into ambulance queues at hospitals

Shropshire, UK – Welsh ambulance response times improve

New South Wales, Australia – Sorry for Iredale hurt, says ambulance service

New South Wales, Australia – Inquest recommends 000 review

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics continue case for 10-hour breaks

Victoria, Australia – Call centre plan angers paramedics

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vernon, BC – Abbott calls Premier’s behaviour a joke

Houston, BC – Paramedics take dispute to the streets of Houston

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii set to tighten EMS precautions on swine flu

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics’ union endorses Ravenstahl for mayor

Montgomery, Alabama – Angel One Ambulance for children damaged in crash

Lincoln Park, New Jersey – Government urged to leave EMT training fund alone

York, UK – York 999 chiefs hit back

Kimberley, UK – Paramedics give charity a boost

New South Wales, Australia  – Double paramedic crews may be lost

Victoria, Australia – Victorian ambulance union moves toward first strike in 36 years

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Ambulance service departs

Nebraska City, Nebraska – City adjusts paramedic pay to bolster medical transfers

Canton, New York – Family of Massena woman sues ambulance responder, company over woman’s death

Smithsburg, Maryland – EMS wrongful death suit ends in settlement

Scotland, UK – Over 2,000 sign ambulance petition

Lancashire, UK – Hoaxer tied up 999 crews for hours

Henley, UK – Paramedic spared jail after child porn charge

Lahore, Pakistan – Another Edhi Foundation ambulance stolen

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jacksonville, Florida – Florida paramedics and deputies exposed to cyanide

Parma Heights, Ohio – City is first to curb diesel emissions on ambulances

Fort Wayne, Indiana – 116 emergency workers fired, then rehired

Clearfield, Pennsylvania – EMS agencies take precautions in case flu virus hits area

Indianapolis, Indiana – Frequent flyers clog 911 with bogus calls

Birmingham, UK – Birmingham ambulance medic sacked for being MRSA whistleblower

Scotland, UK – Crash a day for ambulance service

Scotland, UK – Alleged assault on ambulance crew

Scotland, UK – Scots firm makes Malawi ambulance

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB preparing for pandemic

Kelowna, BC – Striking paramedics not welcome at rally

Montreal, Quebec – Upgrade needed to find 911 callers

Omaha, Nebraska – Local emergency response tweaked for swine flu

Washington, D.C. – FAA Fact Sheet: Helicopter EMS safety

White County, Illinois – Illinois ambulance service fights refusals with fee

Jackson, Mississippi – New UMC chopper helps save lives

Gold Coast, Australia – Bio-suit ambos in Coast call-out mystery

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Collingwood, Ontario – Elmvale girl becomes paramedic for a day

Powell River, BC – Medics optimistic after discussion

Hillsboro, Oregon – Paramedic honored for actions while off duty

Jackson, Mississippi – Suspect jumps from ambulance

Phoenix, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance paramedics named Stars of Life

Norwalk, Connecticut – Norwalk Hospital EMS staff visit local schools with ambulance

Hunter, Australia – Hunter ambulances to get GPS

Moscow, Russia – Hatzollah ambulance service launched in Moscow

Friday, May 1, 2009

Parksville/Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics set up pickets after alleged violation of essential services order

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Part-time paramedics required to handle demand in Winnipeg

Meredith, New Hampshire – Paramedics take swine flu precautions

Seattle, Washington  – Medical responders preparing for flu pandemic

Cincinnatti, Ohio – Emergency crews prep for flu dangers

Wausau, Wisconsin – Hospital adds paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – NSW 000 system needs review

Calcutta, India – Paramedics at Delhi airport start screening passengers for swine flu

Hiyala, Sudan – South Sudan bike ambulance lifeline

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Computer software part of Winnipeg paramedics’ arsenal against swine flu

Powell River, BC – CUPE 873 paramedics optimistic after discussion

Lincoln, Nebraska – Ex Nebraska firefighter gets 60 days for drug theft from ambulance

Hawthorne, New York – FDNY EMT sentenced for leaving the scene of auto fatality

Trenton, New Jersey – Ambulance destroyed in fire caused by fuel leak

Grimsby, UK – Ambulance responders told to forget sat nav and use maps instead

Manchester, UK – Paramedic told heart attack patient to be quiet and clean up his own vomit

Lancashire, UK – Strike vote scuppers ambulance overhaul

Geelong, Australia – Geelong ambos meet today to discuss strike threat

Victoria, Australia – We’re sick, tired:ambo

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance incident investigator granted more time

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance stolen at Lutheran General

Kalamazoo, Michign – Emergency workers shaken by fire that killed four children

Buffalo, New York – Emergency medical workers reach deal

Victorville, California – Report critical of air ambulance safety

Lake Charles, Louisiana – Paramedic plan for potential Swine Flu victims

Newton, Massachusetts – Ambulance time looked into after fatal shooting

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Frederticton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB review should be complete this week

Washington, D.C. – EMS report outrages families

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Jail inmate head butts paramedic

Oxford, UK – Report criticizes ambulance service

Oxfordshire, UK – Cabinet backs ambulance review

Wisbech, UK – Thieves put lives at risk by breaking into ambulance

Aberdeen, UK – Isles ambulance service deplorable

Jerusalem, Israel – Ambulance service to be on high alert for holidays

Sydney, Australia – Maiden voyage cat dismasted in Bass Strait;rescue paramedic injured

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic helps prop up failing health system

Monday, April 27, 2009

Abbotsford, BC – Candidates respond to paramedics’ plight

Ottawa, Ontario – Councillor gives used ambulance to Ethiopia

Washington, D.C. – FAA to tighten rules on medical helicopters

Washington, D.C. – Fire chief fires back over paramedic performance

Wales, UK – Wales NHS staff faced 8,000 acts of violence

Halifax, UK – Death-crash ambulance driver appeals against careless driving conviction

Surrey, UK – Police mount ground and air search after medics abused

Surrey, UK – Angry paramedic strips off in Addlestone Tesco

Gold Coast, Australia – Coast ambo’s fantastic rescue

Victoria, Australia – Ambo strike looms

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dekalb County, Georgia – Stolen Grady ambulance found in DeKalb

Salisbury, North Carolina – Rowan to honor law enforcement, medical responders in May

Watertown, New York – Rescue squads shorts on staff

Memphis, Tennessee – Man accused of stealing medical bags from ambulance outside Ocean Springs ER

South Devon, UK – Big top arrives for circus tricks in aid of ambulance

Kilkenny, UK – Two injured as ambulance and lorry collide

Weston, UK – Ambulance service improving – MP

Victoria, Australia – Sleeping ambos claim refuted

Friday, April 24, 2009

Salmon Arm, BC – BC Health Minister fails to meet with striking paramedics

Kelowna, BC – Paramedics circulate petitions

Charlottetown, PEI – Vehicle for collection of dead will free ambulance service

Monticello, Georgia – Paramedic receives Medal of Valor

Washington, D.C. – FAA plan would require alarms on air ambulances

Ocean Springs, Mississippi – Miss. Coast man accused of stealing from ambulance

Gary, Indiana – New vehicles expand emergency services’ capabilities

Houston, Texas – Stolen ambulance taken for joyride

Palm Beach, Florida – Budget cuts may eliminate paramedics at Palm Beach International Airport

Yakima, Washington – Paramedic stalemate

Victoria, Australia – Ambos warn of strike action

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics still fighting for parity

Charlottetown, PEI – New ambulance equipment not enough, say paramedics

Las Vegas, Nevada – It pays EMTs to dot I’s and cross T’s

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Phila. controller proposes 911 by phone

Palo Alto, California – Driver charged in Palo Alto fatal ambulance crash

Washington, D.C. – President signs legislation to establish anniversary of 9/11 as National Day of Service and Remembrance

New South Wales, Australia – Triple-0 fiasco dominates bushwalking inquest

Maryborough, Australia – Football death sparks ambulance communications rethink

New South Wales, Australia – Time up for ambulance inquiry response

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Revelstoke, BC – Striking paramedics seek public support

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics want wage parity

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Hospital staff call ambulance for man outside ER

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedics to rally at Campbell fundraiser

Evansville, Indiana – EMT starts association in Indiana

Yakima, Washington – Yakima grapples again with paramedic issue

Thames Valley, UK – Air ambulance paramedic who watched child porn spared jail

Copford, UK – Phoney cop had dressed as a paramedic

Devon, UK – Twitter promotes Devon Air Ambulance

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – CRTC calls for 911 system upgrades for Internet calls

New York, New York – Big ‘F’ on EMT advancement exam

Alexandria, Virginia – AAMS launches medevac helicopter safety public education program

New Castle County, Delaware – Paramedics seek more minorities

Birmingham, Alabama – Birmingham teen earns paramedic licence

Mattoon, Illinois – New ambulance unit a ‘mobile emergency room’

Horry County, South Carolina – Horry County paramedic accused of stealing methadone

Scotland, UK – Volunteers aid emergency response

Victoria, Australia – Fatigued paramedics ‘nodding off’ on the job

Waikato, New Zealand – Speed and alcohol factors in car/ambulance crash

Monday, April 20, 2009

Charlottetown, PEI – Health minister commits to adding ambulances

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Tories seek expanded investigation into Ambulance NB

Frederticton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB orientation program slows hiring – paramedic group

Sumter, South Carolina – 75-year-old woman assaults EMT

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Paramedic slams Chooka case ambos review

New South Wales, Australia – Opposition calls for Triple-0 inquiry

Sydney, Australia – Ambos defend handling of 000 calls

New South Wales, Australia – Triple 0 sarcasm a disease

Nassau, Bahamas – Prosecutors ready to go in Travolta extortion case involving EMT

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Prescott-Russell, Ontario – Paramedics start job action

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago eyes ambulance bus;could hold 12

Orange County, North Carolina – Former medic ‘a rotten apple’

Denver, Colorado – Denver 911 rated best in state for 2008 work

Norwich, UK – Mother stuns medics by giving birth to twins moments after suffering heart failure

Hampshire, UK – Fury over wait for ambulance

Hampshire, UK – Itchen Bridge prankster criticized by emergency services after fall

Dunton Bassett – Paramedic Keith says farewell after 45 years on job

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics still walking the line

Parry Sound, Ontario – Town hires EMS consultant to review EMS

Pahrump, Nevada – Paramedic files suit over ’06 suicide incident

Cheyenne, Wyoming – New contract strengthens ambulance service, city says

Goochland, Virginia – Goochland man gets jail term for posing as paramedic

Essex, UK – How many paramedics does it take to help the BBC change a wheel?

Derrynoid, Northern Ireland – Paramedics suspended over brawl

Valletta, Malta – Ambulance service faces disruption

Blue Mountains, Australia – 000 staff ‘unresponsive’ to lost teen’s pleas

New South Wales, Australia – Changes made to 000 services after teen’s death, inquiry told

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – State-of-the-art ambulances included in boost to fleet

Calgary, Alberta – Actions of EMS over dog lauded by readers

Carrington, North Dakota – Benefit planned for paramedic

Shelton, Connecticut – VEMS paramedic resigns after suspension for sleeping on the job

Fort Mill, South Carolina – 16-year-old killed in crash with ambulance

Norwich, UK – Man abused paramedics saving his life

Abergele, Conwy, UK – Surprise for 105-year-old ambulance veteran

George Town, Cayman Islands – Ambulance situation is risky business

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance roster error delayed heart attack response

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics behind

Quincy, Illinois – Ambulance art will help patient anxiety

Palm Springs, California – Man pulls gun on paramedics in Thousand Palms

Ebensburg, Pennsylvania – Measles linked to EMS conference

Albany, New York – Dispatch job cuts reviewed

Plattsburgh, New York – EMT crisis looms in Essex County

York, Pennsylvania – Ambulance workers divided on weather emergency procedure

Dorset, UK – Ambulance staff meal breaks row

Wales, UK – Paramedics need more protection

New South Wales, Australia – NSW Ambulance Service apologizes over death of bushwalker

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Millville, New Brunswick – Fire chief offers solution to Ambulance NB

Montreal, Quebec – Docs question urgent care resources

St. Petersburg, Florida – Florida firefighters want to transport victims

Yakima, Washington – Training paramedics to be nurses

South Salt Lake, Utah – S. Salt Lake council votes to have own ambulance system

Palo, Alto, California – Former paramedic/firefighter pleads no contest over work injury

Hopkins County, Kentucky – Former paramedic accused of rape still working with local government

Oldham, UK – Medic’s kill threat

Bournemouth, UK – Murderers who buried paramedic’s body in suitcase jailed for 24 years

Bingley, UK – 999 hoaxer sparked 3,500 pound river hunt alert

Saturday, April 10, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedics’ pressure brings response

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Cumberland County Ambulance Service closes

Baraboo, Wisconsin – Local paramedic is a ‘star of life’

Norwalk, Connecticut – Colleagues help Norwalk paramedic hurt in motorcycle crash

Beaumont, Texas – EMT hurts wrist on stretcher, sues ambulance company

Bedford, UK – Easter 999 plea from ambulance crews

Lancashire, UK – Paramedic students at Edge Hill University may get to treat virtual patients on the way to qualifying

Ghana – Ambulance service in Ghana not the best, says health minister

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trail, BC – Ambulance paramedics demonstrate outside Nelson City Hall

Burnaby, BC – Paramedics need support

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB calls for better road condition updates after confusion

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Paramedics showcase skills

Airdrie, Alberta – Provincial ambulance transition causes no problem in Airdrie

Sacramento, California – Unpaid ambulance bills boost Sacramento’s budget deficit

Scotland, UK – Emergency crews in chemical scare after poison victim dies

London, UK – Ejector seat for paramedics perfect for new ambulances

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitoba flood officials getting a lift from Alberta air ambulance 

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedics unaware of road closures;patient dies after delay

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara paramedics place first in national competition

Las Vegas, Nevada – Medics avoid strike, sign contracts

Lexington, Kentucky – Ambulance involved crash sends five to hospital

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Ambulance service should not be run by cops 

Yakima, Washington – Politics over paramedics

London, UK – Seizure patients at risk because 999 crews can’t give vital drug

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire’s new ambulance boss makes response times pledge

Maryborough, Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service investigates heart attack response

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Salt Spring, BC – Salt Spring ambulance rocked by fire

Oologah, Oklahoma – Fire destroys ambulance in Oologah

Cumberland County, North Carolina – Officials look to improve EMS response time

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Ambulance waits should be cut by 2015, group says

Columbus, Ohio – Debate swirls around offering paramedic care

Edgewater, Illinois – Drunken bar patron charged with punching paramedic

Teddington, UK – The ambulance of the future

Wales, UK – North Wales paramedics’ abuse and violence ordeal

Huntingdon, UK – Ambulance service’s 1.6 million pound investment in new fleet

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance delay anger after player dies in Marlborough

Monday, April 6, 2009

Penticton, BC – Paramedics sound alarm over faulty radios

Los Angeles, California – Ambulance driver runs over sleeping man

Denver, Colorado  – Denver Health pledges to fix response times by adding paramedics

New York, New York – All NYC ambulance workers to carry EpiPens

Kansas City, Missouri – Plan to make MAST a city department advances

Indianapolis, Indiana – City to study ambulance response time, quality of care

Washington, D.C. – DC Council members seek investigation of gift of ambulance, fire truck to Dominican Republic

London, UK – Give me my job back, paramedic tells bosses who sacked him for fighting off road-rage attacker

Burton, UK – Air ambulance boycott threat

ACT, Australia – Forced ambulance shutdowns in ACT

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedics pound pavement

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance service maintained despite strike

Indianapolis, Indiana – SUV driver dies in collision with ambulance

College Station, Texas – Local cities will be without ambulance service next week

Wiggins, Connecticut – Long time EMT volunteer prepares to retire

Mansfield, Connecticut – Life Star needs rescuing

Dublin, Ireland – Paramedics misled by friends over fatal car fall, inquest told

Luton, UK – Britain’s paramedics show Aussies their expertise

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Health minister says BC ambulance strike won’t impact patients

Edmonton, Alberta – Ambulance dispatch still unclear

Charlottetown, PEI – Lifting seniors’ ambulance fees will cause strain

Montreal, Quebec – MDs call for air ambulance

Jersey City, New Jersey – Man tried to stab Jersey City EMT responding to call to help him

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis paramedic hopes to reinvent CPR training

Kansas City, Missouri – Deeper study needed before changing MAST

Fraley, North Carolina – Fraley paramedic up for review today

Scotland, UK – Ambulances beat 999 calls target

Bristol, UK – Five hoax calls a day putting lives in danger say 999 teams

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Montreal, Quebec – Leading MD calls for air ambulances

Halifax, Nova Scotia – LifeFlight pay takes a plunge

Edmonton, Alberta – Province takes over ambulance services, changes still to come

Kansas City, Missouri – MAST executive resigns

Wheeling, West Virginia – Air ambulance service starting to use night goggles

San Antonio, Texas – Paramedics won’t respond to every call

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance morale at all time low

Wales, UK – Air ambulance helicopter unveiled

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics union rejects government’s latest effort to avert strike

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Four injured in ambulance collision

Mont Tremblant, Quebec – 911 calls show urgency of Richardson fall

Jamestown, North Dakota – Area ambulances head to flood expectant Fargo

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ambulance company owes state $13K

Rochester, New York – Former ambulance leader accused of spending spree

Nashville, Tennessee – Ambulance transporting patient flips

New York, New York – City graduates latest class of paramedics

Dorset, UK – Woman, 50, blocked ambulance crew

Sutton, UK – Sutton paramedic found with drugs struck off

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toronto, Ontario – How robots teach flight paramedics to save lives

Sioux Lookout, Ontario – Air ambulances a lifeline for the North

Baltimore, Maryland – Paramedic teams compete in Baltimore

Springfield, Missouri – Ambulance medic leads police to Hampden man arrested for drunken driving

Wales, UK – Ambulance crews in Wales have suffered more than 500 incidents of physical violence

Blacktown, Australia – Paramedics ease the emergencies

Wellington, New Zealand – Lives at risk due to ambulance service gaps

Auckland, New Zealand – Govt plan to improve ambulance services

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulances call for more money

Hyderabad, India – Emergency medical system makes strides in India

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Is ambulance use abused?

Buffalo, New York – EMT says purse was stolen from ambulance at hospital

Washington, D.C. – US Senate joins House of Representatives in passing legislation to establish September 11 as National Day of Service

Austin, Texas – 5 patient deaths triggered case against former paramedic

Fulton County, Georgia – Ex-911 staffer tells her side of phone call

Reading, UK – Air ambulance man guilty of child porn

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulance crews waste 30,000 hours at A & E

Grimsby, UK – Drug addict finally jailed for ambulance hijack drama

Pretoria, South Africa – Paramedics treat school students for hysteria

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Victoria, BC – Deputy labour minister to look into BC paramedics contract dispute

Vancouver, BC – Health minister denounces paramedics’ wage demands

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic says Taser claims conflicted

Chicago, Illinois – Man charged with DUI in ambulance crash

Whitley City, Kentucky – Ambulance billing causing serious concern

Louisville, Kentucky – Changing 911 to save money

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Charges are pending against kids making bogus 911 calls

Rochester, New York – Ambulance wait times long;not enough hospital beds

West Midlands, UK – 999 callers urged to give right details

Slough, UK – Quarter century milestone for paramedic

Friday, March 27, 2009

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Paramedic and firefighter suspended after posting video

Fulton County, Georgia – Fired 911 operator appeals firing after mishandling call

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Paramedics don’t need field supervisors

New Bedford, Massachusetts – EMS supervisors provided city with critical services

Amarillo, Texas – EMS to change

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Ambulance delay cost mother’s life:family

Madisonville, Kentucky – Former paramedic charged with rape, sodomy

Gloucestershire, UK – Staff at ambulance trust would not recommend it as place of work

Medway, UK – Guard of honour for ambulance hero

North East England – 999 scheme reaches million mark

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Parry Sound, Ontario – Mighty gift:paramedic gives 70 per cent of liver to teen

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Private Winnipeg stretcher service singled out by inspectors for litany of problems

Baltimore, Maryland – Medevac oversight bill gets preliminary approval

Marquette, Michigan – Final lawsuit settled in ambulance case

Evanston, Illinois – Stolen ambulance involved in six car crash

Kansas City, Missouri – KC committee endorses MAST change

Blanco County, Texas – EMS paging tower crashes into roadway

Washington, D.C. – Pararmedic might not have followed EMS rules

Ocala, Florida – Another ex-EMSA employee accused of theft

York, UK – Ambulance staff earn accolades over turnaround times

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lacombe, Alberta – Transfer of ambulance services pending

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – MD Ambulance kept busy

Hamilton, Ontario – Family devastated by court ruling in paramedic student’s death

San Antonio, Texas – Ambulance hits, kills illegal immigrant

Twin Falls, Idaho – Twin Falls man dies in wreck with paramedic’s SUV

Anchorage, Alaska – Emergency trauma care needs improvement in Alaska

Scotland, UK – 999 changes long overdue

Essex, UK – Health bosses used NHS ambulance to go on booze cruise holiday to France

Durban, South Africa – Paramedic disarms gunman

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Montreal, Quebec – Helicopter ambulance not a priority for Quebec

Airdrie, Alberta – City to keep its integrated fire and ambulance service

Fairview, Alberta – Patient dies of injuries after ambulance hits ditch

Mesa, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance promotes drowning prevention

Columbus, Ohio – Are paramedics necessary?

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Repercussions of laying off paramedic supervisors debated

Scotland, UK – 25 million pound ambulance injection unveiled

Leicester, UK – Ambulance left patient stranded for hours

Westmead, New South Wales – Air ambulance pilot had to abort landing attempt

Brisbane, Queensland – Rocks thrown at ambulances

Monday, March 23, 2009

Montreal, Quebec – Richardson’s death highlights air ambulance woes

Toronto, Ontario – More paramedics on TTC

Chicago, Illinois – City ambulance users at risk for ID theft

Pinellas County, Florida – Emergency responses too fast, so Pinellas plans cutbacks

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Paramedic who treated Fraley later resigned

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Orange County EMS needs more employees

Maui, Hawaii – EKG devices set in Maui ambulances

Fort-Worth, Texas – Struggling MedStar seeking more money from cities or will raise costs for patients

Kansas City, Missouri – Panel recommends that MAST ambulance service become a city department

New Orleans, Louisiana – Mini ambulance joins the party

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Timmins, Ontario – Too many ambulances used for non emergencies

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Ambulance services set to transfer

Boston, Massachusetts – Researchers stress fitness for EMTs, firefighters

Cypress, California – Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side vehicle popular among first responders

New York, New York – Fire Department budget cuts hearing heating up;EMS chops proposed

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance chief to be quizzed on response times

Nottingham, UK – Storm over ambulance delays

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Army medic finesses medevac recordkeeping system

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics eye faster vehicles

Dallas, Texas – Ambulance service seeks higher fees for faster response

Little Falls, New Jersey – Obesity winning out against paramedics, firefighters

Salem, Massachusetts – Will EMT probe taint cops’ court testimony

Bismarck, North Dakota – Documents question ND ambulance group spending

Kansas City, Missouri – Don’t merge ambulance into fire now, advisory panel says

Oxford, UK – Rural 999 calls missing target

Cumbria, UK – Unions fear part-time ambulance cover for remote areas

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kamloops, BC – Doctor calls for more paramedics

Welland, Ontario – Patient transfers an area for savings

Daytona Beach, Florida – Longtime EMT, 38, dies after sudden illness

Denver, Colorado – Denver TV station investigates slow ambulance response

Greenville, North Carolina – Firefighter EMT arrested and fired

Pinner, UK – Police hunt Pinner paramedic attackers

Scotland, UK – Midwife delayed calling an ambulance;baby dies

Lancashire, UK – East Lancashire paramedic tells of anger at attacks by patients

London, UK – Overweight 999 patient winched out of home

Hertfordshire, UK – Hertfordshire ambulance pilot scheme put on hold

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Victoria, BC – Paramedic must shave beard in order to work

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer’s ambulance service is growing

Melbourne, Florida – First Flight helicopter damaged by bird strike

Denver, Colorado – Denver Health changes emergency response policy

Peekskill, New York- Ambulance worker apologizing for smoking

Clearwater, Florida – Pinellas County plan to cut paramedics worries Clearwater

Teeside, UK – Ambulance control room errors shock

Bolton, UK – Crackdown on abuse of ambulance staff

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wakaw, Saskatchewan – Area residents give gift of ambulance to poor African nation

New York, New York – City slap at 9/11 uniformed heroes

Annapolis, Maryland – Medevac privatization could cost patients thousands

Jackson Township, Ohio – Students teach Spanish to paramedics, firefighters

Swindon, UK – Ambulance crews tell MPs their frustrations

Scotland, UK – Fireworks stop medic saving life

Wiltshire, UK – New boss for Wiltshire’s ambulance staff

New South Wales, Australia – Special ambulance to get babies to hospital

Monday, March 16, 2009

Annapolis, Maryland – Bill would honor state police flight paramedic who died

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – More than 1,000 attend funeral for Martin County paramedic/firefighter

St. Petersburg, Florida – Budget cuts threaten EMS response times

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Baton Rouge deploys telemedicine program to link ambulances, ED

Independence, Ohio – Cities are increasing fees for ambulance runs

Gainesville, Florida – Air ambulance pilot goes from ‘new guy’ to hero in an instant

Cleveland, Ohio – Project AED:City of Cleveland has big commitment to AEDs

Edinburg, Texas – Investigators shed light on cold case involving paramedic

Teeside, UK – Puzzle over paramedic’s death

Kirkbymoorside, UK – Tributes paid to crash paramedic

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lakewood, New Jersey – Video shows horseplay in EMT vehicle

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA ambulance hits car on I-44

Washington, D.C. – WWII ambulance medic forged career as journalist

Bayonne, New Jersey – 2 hero EMTs in running for award

Cornwall, UK – Major 999 alert caused by..seagull

Solihull, UK – Cadets pack bags to help air ambulance

KwaZulu Natal – KZN paramedic dies

New Delhi, India – Delhi cops set to play paramedics too

Victoria, Australia – New ambulance chopper to provide statewide service

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Fireman transforms pickup paramedics

Friday, March 13, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Maryland state copter service faulted, defended at legislative hearing

El Paso, Texas – Man who allegedly posed as EMT arrested

Espanola, New Mexico – Paramedics delayed the first day of ambulance cut

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance crashes on Tulsa highway

Honolulu, Hawaii – Paramedic describes ambulance hijacking

Maui, Hawaii – Maui’s ambulances get wireless EKG systems

Wales, UK – Ministers must bang heads together over ambulance times

Oxfordshire, UK – Ambulance responses miss target

New South Wales, Australia – Emergency helpers to give 000 lesson

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics helpless in cement truck crash that killed five, court hears

Toledo, Ohio – Last call for Toledo paramedic/firefighter

Sandpoint, Idaho – Former EMT accused of stealing from patient

Lafayette, West Virginia – Ambulance involved in head-on crash

Surrey, UK – Tragic tot’s birth missed by medics

Essex, UK – Paramedics missed Fred’s stroke despite three visits

London, UK – Vulnerable patients put at risk during hospital transfers, warn leading doctors

Herefordshire, UK – Ambulance service worst funded in Britain

Herefordshire, UK – Midlands Air Ambulance Service is launched

Norfolk, UK – Fears over ambulance crew changes

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – City’s fire paramedic service eyes ‘virtual waiting room’ plan

Fargo, North Dakota – Patient killed in ND ambulance crash

Baltimore, Maryland – Legislative panel endorses state police control of medevac fleet

Honolulu, Hawaii – Supect charged in ambulance hijacking

Elko, Nevada – Elko commission oks more paramedics

Kansas City, Missouri – Some ambulance workers resist consolidation

Mount Dora, Florida – Lake Sumter EMS gets Autopulse to treat sudden cardiac arrest

Essex, UK – 999 service hit by staffing problems

Vienna, Austria – One killed, two injured in rescue helicopter crash in Austria

Cape Town, South Africa – South African government confident country will have enough paramedics for 2010

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulances need more resources, say PEI paramedics

Casselton, North Dakota – Ambulance crash leaves one dead and two others injured

Tuscon, Arizona – Popular roller derby EMT found dead on Saturday

Honolulu, Hawaii – City ambulance hijacked with patient inside

Barrow-in-Furness, UK – Rescue service gets flying paramedics

Sussex, UK – Ambulance man in court over death

Worcester, UK – Paramedic in half marathon challenge to raise money for air ambulance

Torquay, UK – MP calls for protective gear for paramedics

Wales, UK – Pontypool medic heading for Zambia

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance jobs to be slashed by National Party

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Paramedic raises $8,268

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto ambulances lead Caravan of Hope

Alberta – University of Alberta transfers three EMS programs to Lakeland College

Honolulu, Hawaii – Woman briefly carjacks ambulance

Washington, D.C. – Court:DC Paramedics, firefighters can keep whiskers

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance call review recommended

Oxford, UK – Air paramedic had child porn

Norwich, UK – Air ambulance to fly at night?

Dundalk, UK – Ambulance hit by brick

Auckland, New Zealand – Costs crisis hits ambulances

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Parry Sound, Ontario – Townships questions EMS spending

Florida – Profile of former paramedic and new FEMA chief W. Craig Fugate

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedic talks woman out of jumping from building

Charles City, Iowa – Old ambulance to become city’s new sewer camera truck

Chichester, UK – Critical care paramedics launch at Shoreham Airport

Cheshire, UK – Ambulance staff report drink call outs rise

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service workplace hailed

Warwick, Queensland, Australia – Ambos’ hard work recognized

Illawarra, Australia – Ambos deliver baby beside freeway

Baghdad, Iraq – Florida Guard medics teach Iraqi police lifesaving skills

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedic weeps recalling fight to save little boy

Albany, New York – Gov. Patterson’s EMS plan will slow response

Annapolis, Maryland – Opponents to medevac changes mobilize

Omaha, Nebraska – Omaha pays ambulance crash victims $470,000

Lynnwood, Washington – Super speed ambulances

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance 999 review recommended

Lancashire, UK – Paramedics dread binge drinking payday

Knuzden, UK – 999 worker attacked on call out

Scotland, UK – Ambulance chiefs hypocritical

Wales, UK – Paramedics slam cash injection

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB scores high in survey

Gainesville, Florida – Former paramedic to be named director of FEMA

Lawrence, Kansas – City rolls out solar panels on ambulances in order to save a few bucks

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times improve

Scotland, UK – Paramedic says he had to resign after years of strife

Shetland, UK – Ambulance slow to get to crash

Tasmania, Australia – Ambo levy abandoned

Queensland, Australia – Queensland Ambulance Service pays tribute to dedicated workers

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland’s medivac wants terrain awareness warning system

Chicago, Illinois – More powerful 2010 Ford E-Series Super Duty ambulance unveiled today at trade show

St. Petersburg, Florida – Time to streamline Pinellas’ 911 service

Kansas City, Missouri – Conditions for ambulance crews disputed

Morganton, North Carolina – Paramedics honored for rescue

Batavia, New York – Leaflet campaign seeks to save paramedic jobs

Sussex, UK – Medic injured in ambulance crash

Bourne, UK – Paramedics rewarded for their efforts

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB’s ambulance service leading the way

Moncton, New Brunswick – Province’s association says problem is with students, not testing

Peel Region, Ontario – Ambulance response times need improvement

Albany, New York – Podcasts offer EMT training on the go

Portland, Oregon – Boom times for high-tech medic

Essex, UK – Ambulance worker caught sending texts sacked

Lancashire, UK – Paramedic help for air ambulance

Edinburgh, UK – Council sorry for three hour ambulance wait

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance boss misconduct charge

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Paramedics demand police back-up to problem properties

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hastings County, Ontario – EMS administrators among top earners

Oshawa, Ontario – 2009 National Paramedic Competition dates set

McAlester, Okahoma – EMT no longer allowed to drive city ambulances

Edinburg, Texas – Task force votes to require paramedics

Eureka, California – Wreck victim steals ambulance prompting pursuit

Washington, D.C. – Schumer renews Medal of Valor push for 9/11 rescuer

Rockland, New York – Rockland paramedics vehicles getting a facelift

Boston, Massachusetts – EMT union blasts Sam Yoon over ‘host’ gaffe

Scunthorpe, UK – Stolen ambulance equipment returned to hospital

Brighton, UK – Court hearing for paramedic

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Sirens for Life blood donor challenge kicks off Sunday

Steubenville, Ohio – Driver becomes combative with ambulance crew after crash

Salem, New Jersey – EMS paramedic awarded medal for actions

Hollywood, Florida – Three Seminole paramedics honored for saving Haitian baby’s life

Manchester, UK – Award for 999 tot

Norwich, UK – Should paramedics get better protection?

Bristol, UK – Bristol air ambulance crew praised for saving baby’s life

Osaka, Japan – 30 per cent of ambulance HQs lack stroke facility info

Surabaya, Indonesia – Hospitalized paramedics raise pandemic concerns

Friday, February 27, 2009

Batavia, New York – Union leader cites audit as proof that city ambulance makes money

Annapolis, Maryland – Panel makes last medevac recommendations

Lexington Park, Maryland – Maryland may lose trooper medevac program

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – EMSA ambulances get new howler sirens

Brighton, UK – Ambulance man charged over 999 call death

Bristol, UK – Paramedics get awards

Rochdale, UK – Ambulance staff facing safety threat

Oxford, UK – Man lashed out in ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Obesity epidemic forces Ambulance Victoria to buy bigger ambulances

Helmond, Afghanistan – Scottish ambulance staff spot bombing gear

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon’s top doctor questions proposed blood testing legislation

Hamilton, Ontario – New paramedic support system kicks in April 1

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Stolen paramedic vehicle rams cop car

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Paramedics fighting back

St. Petersburg, Florida – Paramedics prevent jump from Skyway

Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Fire Department wants its own EMT training program

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service creates jobs

Staffordshire, UK – 999 ambulance bid to win back troubled service

Wellington, New Zealand – Emergency helicopters warned on landing sites

Athens, Greece – Ambulance workers strike alongside others

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics ramp up union campaign with TV ads

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics seeking most effective deal

Edmonton, Alberta – Paramedics want inclusion in ambulance service plan

Lethbridge, Alberta – April 1st no joke;paramedic worries

Sudbury, Ontario – New ambulance for College Boreal Paramedic Program

Chatanooga, Tennessee – Firefighters to begin Level-4 EMT care

London, UK – Attack threat to ambulance staff

London, UK – Infectious ambulances expected to treat patients

Oxfordshire, UK – Air ambulance seeks more money

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire paramedic is honoured

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Peel Region, Ontario – Peel paramedics to participate in ‘Cops for Cancer’

Calgary, Alberta – Charges laid in STARS incident

Edmonton, Alberta – Union changes alarm paramedics

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics union sounds alarm

Portland, Oregon – Portland-area paramedics spend snowy night before rescue

Boston, Massachusetts – Cops vs. EMS in restraint flap

Tuscon, Arizona – Three die in accident involving ambulance

Calais, Maine – Ambulance service split a messy divorce

Cleveland, Ohio – Ambulance stolen from hospital

Bellingen, New South Wales – Ambulance paramedics busy during local floods

Monday, February 23, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics vehicle goes up in flames

Calgary, Alberta – Champion of EMS gone

Calgary, Alberta – Sudden resignation of EMS boss worries union

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – City police honour good work of paramedic, citizens

Mississauga, Ontario – Heart program pays off for paramedics, patients

Peel & Halton, Ontario – Slow dispatch times based on logistics

Dallas, Texas – ACEP issues statement about improving medical helicopter safety

St. Albans, UK – Paramedics, police cleared in fit victim’s death

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Belleville, Ontario – Ambulance service concerns quieted by revised options

Stamford, Connecticut – Medics describe horror of Conn. chimp attack

Pittsfield, Massachsetts – Emergency responders prepared for the worst

Jasper, Texas – Child hit by ambulance

Denver, Colorado – $1 could be added to registrations for ambulances

Southampton, UK – Six hour wait for ambulance for 38-stone man

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire paramedic to be honoured

England, UK – Scheme launched to reduce unnecessary ambulance call outs

England, UK – Rise in trivial 999 calls

Wales, UK – 999 anger as pensioner waits 3 hours for ambulance

Northern Sri Lanka – US funded emergency medical services launched in Sri Lanka’s war hit north

Friday, February 20, 2009

Windsor, Ontario – Ambulance calls reflect job slump, county told

Peterborough, Ontario – New EMS epaulette unveiled

Miami, Florida – 3 injured in ambulance rollover

Pocatello, Idaho – Idaho needs volunteer EMTs

South Yorkshire, UK – Warning over cash con ‘paramedic’

Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Running paramedic sets off again

Dartmouth, UK – Ambulance crew hitch lift to patient

Devon, UK – 999 abuse risking lives

Northamptonshire, UK – Paramedic suspended over detour to pick up specs

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Only 19 Metro paramedics

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Windsor, Ontario – EMS, fire trucks collide

Hillsborough, New Jersey – Club sued for not using defibrillator in NJ EMT’s death

Edmond, Oklahoma – House passes legislation to protect EMTs

Fall River, Massachusetts – Laid off paramedic warns employees 

Colchester, UK – A & E patients had to wait for hours in 13 ambulances

New Holland, UK – Youths raid ambulance and threaten crew

Gloucester, UK – Ambulance staff in Gloucester abused 150 times last year

Jersey, UK – Medic on a mission

Wales, UK – Sat nav to speed up Wales ambulances

Wales, UK – Man in agony forced to wait 90 minutes for ambulance

Queensland, Australia – New paramedics join the ranks

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sarnia, Ontario – Paramedics diverted, study finds

Guelph, Ontario – Ambulance wait times decreasing

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Emergency crews getting lost finding homes in new subdivisions

Las Vegas, Nevada – Paramedic’s leg broken after ambulance rear ended

Bald Head Island, North Carolina – Bald Head Island ambulance catches fire

Chicago, Illinois – State accreditation urged for EMS flight services

Queensland, Australia – Union backs million-dollar ambulance GPS scheme

Gold Coast, Queensland – Ambulance officers to be taught verbal judo

New South Wales, Australia – Sacked ambulance officers prepare to strike

Sydney, Australia – Five new ambulances for the obese

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Peel Region, Ontario – Province and region to tackle EMS problems separately and together

Cape Vincent, New York – Slain EMT’s 2 colleagues don’t want ‘hero’ label

Charlotte, North Carolina – Language barrier won’t hinder medic response

Plantation, Florida – Fired Plantation paramedic wins first round in retaliation case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Man tries to steal medication from EMSA ambulance

Kansas City, Missouri – Panel to study possible ambulance/fire merger

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – New emergency team recruiting members

Albany, Georgia – Paramedics bring Valentine’s cheer to pediatrics

Tenby, Wales, UK – Half of ambulances fail to reach patients within eight minutes

Ramstein Air Base, Germany – EMTs in Europe brush up on their training

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Solon:City to increase ambulance transport charges to health insurance companies

Denver, Colorado – Ambulance now stationed at DIA

Westminster, Colorado – Just graduated paramedic delivers baby

Ledyard, Connecticut – Veteran EMT honored for community education efforts

Lowell, Massachusetts – Lowell paramedics honored

Clinton, Tennessee – EMS rushes one of their own to hospital

Gwent, UK – New concern at ambulance delays

Worthing, UK – Pioneering paramedic help stroke victims

Scotland, UK – Fears over rural emergency cover

Waikato, New Zealand – Drunk woman tries to steal ambulance

Friday, February 13, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Minister turns up heat over ambulance contracts

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Moose Jaw ambulance workers vote in favour of strike action

Owen Sound, Ontario – Arbitration for Grey County medic dispute

Toronto, Ontario – Belly dancing paramedic

Bend, Oregon – Cash strapped Crescent RFPD cuts paramedics

Cabarrus County, North Carolina – Cabarrus EMS to begin cooling hearts en route to hospital

Uttoxeter, UK – Brick crash medic receives 100 K pounds

Welshpool, UK – Wales air ambulance flies its 10,000th mission

Lincolnshire, UK – Lincolnshire paramedics warning to NHS chairman

Victoria, Australia – SA ambulance volunteers head to Victoria

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Orazietti congratulates Sault EMS workers for fastest response time in Ontario

Dayton, Ohio – City’s EMT plan faces union suit

Spartanburg, South Carolina – No bond for former paramedic after third charge

Sarasota, Florida – Charlotte air ambulance fighting to continue flights

Jersey City, New Jersey – EMS tribute for ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ responders

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh EMTs, firefighters earn six figure salaries because of overtime

Scottsdale, Arizona – Scottsdale hospital’s ambulance stolen

Cambridge, UK – Paramedic row councillor guilty

Gloucestershire, UK – Computer system is putting paramedics at risk

Manawatu, New Zealand – Teens charged after air ambulance drained of fuel

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Close call for paramedics and firefighters

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics-come-mentors encourage EMTs

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary gets call to serve as 911 hub

Sarnia, Ontario – Ambulance to be restored

Lincoln, Nebraska – Ex-firefighter pleads no contest to stealing drugs from ambulance

Spartanburg, North Carolina – Upstate paramedics gets third arrest for molesting children

Greenboro, North Carolina – Paramedics wanted in Rockingham County

St. Albans, UK – Pararmedics and police accused of manhandling patient

Jersey, UK – Paramedics lift ‘working to rule’

Essex, UK – Callous thieves steal ambulance’s sat nav as paramedics treat pensioner in house

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Municipalities doubt province’s ability to run ambulances

Cape Vincent, New York – Cape mourns slain EMT

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Procession of honor for Mechanicsburg ambulance responder

Beaufort County, South Carolina – Questions surround paramedics’ response to head trauma victim

Omaha, Nebraska – Paramedic who captured pit bull during attack shares story

New Albany, Indiana – New Albany cuts ambulance service to save money

Lowestoft, UK – Ambulance boss to step down

Kendal, UK – Trust defends paramedic numbers

Belfast, UK – Paramedic’s car is stolen from station

Adelaide, South Australia – South Australia sends ambulance volunteers to Victoria

Monday, February 9, 2009

Newfoundland & Labrador – New air ambulance unveiled

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Two cops regain EMT status;Danvers officer drops appeal

Los Angeles, California – LA unveils new $250,000 armored ambulance

New York, New York – Costs hurt helicopter ambulance safety

Alameda, California – Alameda EMS brownouts will have minimal impact on service

Mentor, Ohio – Elderly man aims shotgun at paramedics, police

Torquay, UK – Paramedics in the line of fire

Maghull & Aintree, UK – NW Ambulance paramedic struck off for lying about qualifications

Wales, UK – Complaints soar at shocking ambulance service

Southeast England, UK – Ambulance stroke care ‘a beacon’

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance transfer in doubt

Cape Vincent, New York – Thousands expected at funeral for slain NY EMT

Hartford, Connecticut – Woman killed in crash with ambulance

Sumter, South Carolina – Paramedic of the Year an asset to Sumter EMS

Bradley County, Tennessee – EMS, hospital complete radiation drill

London, UK – Warning over struggling ambulance services

Somerset, UK – Ambulance crew tackle 10 crashes in three hours

Swindon, UK – Medics come in on days off

Yorkshire, UK – Cyclist plans air ambulance charity trek across Jordan

Dunstable Downs, UK – Big freeze:ambulance crews call for sledging care

Friday, February 6, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics seek self representation

Thunder Bay, Ontario – College benefits from Superior North EMS donation

Whistler, BC – Victim’s parents slam ambulance response time

Denver, Colorado – Denver Health acts to improve ambulance response times

Whitchurch, UK – Community mourns death of Whitchurch paramedic

Northampton, UK  – Emergency services hit by weather

Banbury, UK – Snow:999 crews hire 4 x 4s

Ashford, UK – Ashford army medic reveals life in Afghanistan

New South Wales, Australia – Mini ambulances take heat off struggling hospitals

Tokyo, Japan – Man dies as paramedics plead for a hospital

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Agassiz, BC – Paramedics work hard with little gain

Washington, D.C. – Expert:air ambulance crews amongst most likely to die

Washington, D.C. – Families of medevac helicopter crash victims push for fixes

Jefferson County, New York – Policy change for EMT’s safety?

Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania – Driver of ambulance dies, causing crash

Lexington, South Carolina – Patient killed in SC ambulance wreck

Yakima, Washington – EMS levy flames out

Wales, UK – Virus blamed for ambulance delays

Cambridge, UK – Councillor accused over ambulance

Auckland, New Zealand – State’s air ambulances ill-equipped

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Surrey, BC – People think paramedics’ $2/hour pay just a joke

Woodstock, Ontario – Oxford EMS paramedics sound alarm for boy

Orillia, Ontario – Paramedic union demands snow tires on ambulances

Ottawa, Ontario – CRTC gives 911 deadline

Petawawa, Ontario – Off-duty paramedics save life at rink

Glasgow, Montana – Glasgow recoups in wake of EMT shooting

Kansas City, Missouri – Firefighters union again asks to run KC’s ambulance service

Washington, D.C. – Hearing begins to investigate medical helicopter crashes

Cape Vincent, New York – Fire auxiliary asking for donations to help with funeral for slain EMT

Washington, D.C. – DC EMS and fire commit to change

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Niagara ambulance response times tops again

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Ambulance stuck in sinkhole with critical patient

Baltimore, Maryland – MD EMS is pressed to share triage study

Andover, Massachusetts – Electronic ambulance reporting increases revenue, accuracy

Madison, Wisconsin – Physiological dummy to help teach paramedics

Washington, D.C. – DC emergency rescue boat damaged in crash

Scotland, UK – Ambulance overturns on 999 call

Lancashire, UK – Road humps plan despite ambulance fears

Nassau, Bahamas – Travolta may testify in EMT extortion case

Hunter Valley, Australia – Paramedic pleads guilty to attempted murder

Monday, February 2, 2009

Brampton, Ontario – Peel ambulance problems cause alarm

Halton-Peel, Ontario – Halton-Peel ambulance dispatch Ontario’s slowest

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Ambulance response faster, could be better

Simcoe County, Ontario – Union fighting county’s tire stance

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Police continue to investigate ambulance crash

Alameda, California – Emergency vehicle brown-outs take effect

Niskayuna, New York – Ambulance driver had texted on run

Queensland, Australia – Widow sues after partner dies as paramedics search

Melbourne, Australia – Firies rescue ambulance crew

Masterton, New Zealand – Ambulance crew abused at shooting

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hamilton, Ontario – Man signs paramedic waiver refusing treatment;fine one moment, dead five days later

Calgary, Alberta – Newest member of STARS team is soon set for lift off

Louisville, Kentucky – Ambulance with no patient inside flips over;crew unhurt

Mankato, Minnesota – Air ambulance saves lives

Dayton, Ohio – Ambulance involved in weather related crash

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Woman makes restitution to ambulance association

Teaneack, New Jersey – Ambulance bound for Israel to be dedicated Sunday

New York, New York – Mayor Bloomberg plans ambulance cuts

Wiltshire, UK – Air ambulance boss confident of cash boost

Friday, January 30, 2009

Simcoe County, Ontario – Simcoe paramedic services shifted

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – First Responders conference hitting Moose Jaw

Richmond, Virginia – DUI crash into ambulance building

Boston, Massachusetts – Off-duty EMT comes to aid of beaten man

New Orleans, Louisiana – Acadian ambulances get airway devices

Leominster, UK – Leominster to test need for more EMTs

Retford, UK – Old ambulance earns its keep as TV extra

East Midlands, UK – East Midlands Ambulance Service criticized over death of baby girl

Sunshine Coast, Australia – Ambulance officer allegedly assaulted

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics risk their lives often in profession

Vancouver, BC – RCMP ‘obstructed’ paramedics, firefighter tells Taser inquiry

Baltimore, Maryland – MD House speaker creates workgroup to review medevac system

Washington, D.C. – Ice problems include slips, falls, and stuck ambulance crews

Eugene, Oregon – Ambulance service in central Lane County in financial trouble

Dahlonega, Georgia – EMS workers and firefighters protest overtime cuts

London, UK  – One paramedic crew attacked every month

Norwich, UK – Ambulance delays risking lives, MP

Somerset, UK – Teenage girl who attacked paramedics walks free from court

Nassau, Bahamas – EMT tired to extort John Travolta with document, not photos, police say

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB CEO resigning to take up Quebec post

Toronto, Ontario – Two Toronto ambulances headed south to El Salvador

Sleepy Hollow, New York – Ambulance volunteer has licence suspended after DWI charge

Idaho Falls, Idaho – New rescue aircraft for Air Idaho

Lebanon, Ohio – Man leaps from ambulance, found passed out in street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Airport cuts round-the-clock paramedics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Jury finds EMT unit negligent

West Harrison, New York – Ambulance corps plans to offer CPR training in Spanish

Guernsey, UK – Ambulance boss probed after ‘bully’ claim by PA

Freeport, Bahamas – $25 million extortion claim involving paramedic confirmed

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Brockville, Onario – Paramedics pay tribute to Dave Hone

Alexandria, Virginia – Air Medical Service Industry offers safety recommendations to NTSB

Buffalo, New York – Wanted:Buffalo ambulance volunteers

Yakima, Washington – Private ambulance companies react to Yakima’s EMS levy

Dunnellon, Florida – CT man dies in Florida ambulance crash

Wausau, Wisconsin – Aging population increases demand for ambulances

Norwich, UK – Sat-navs send ambulances on bum steer

New South Wales, Australia – Hot choppers risking air paramedics’ lives

Istanbul, Turkey – Ambulance in the sky saves lives in Istanbul

Gaza, Middle East – Hamas tried to hijack ambulances during Gaza war

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics seek wage parity

Baltimore, Maryland – Medevac debate gets emotional at Senate hearing

Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland issues bid for new state medevacs

Sumner County, Tennessee – Third paramedic investigated for possible drug wrongdoing

Bradley County, Tennessee – Emergency workers dispute investigated

Portland, Oregon – Paramedics deliver Big Macs to Seattle bound jet passengers stuck on Portland tarmac

Weston-super-Mare, UK – Paramedics struggled to get to burning MS sufferer

London, UK – Drink-driving paramedic struck off

Lincolnshire, UK – Overtime cash incentives for 999 crews

Parameta, New Zealand – Parents query ambulance delay

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – STARS lottery already halfway to goal

Sharon, Pennsylvania – Former ambulance executive mull plea offer in theft case

Springfield, Vermont  – Ambulance crashes en route to hospital

Yakima, Washington – Opponents of Yakima’s EMS levy speak

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Fort Lauderdale paramedics save drowning baby

Idaho Falls, Idaho – Omniflight Helicopters intros fixed wing air medical services

Leeds, UK – Leeds ambulance staff rescued in Lake District

Leamington, UK – Ambulance warning:999 is only for emergencies

Cumbria, UK – Retirement for Cumbrian man who responded to 999 calls for 40 years

Arran, UK – Paramedics support ICE

Friday, January 23, 2009

Prince George, BC – Emergency workers given help dealing with mental health cases

Gallatin, Tennessee – Paramedics accused of drug theft

Greeley, Colorado – Crowd, colorful tribute bid paramedic farewell

Minneapolis, Minnesota – EMTs, retired firefighter receive award for saving man

Hazelton, Pennsylvania – Woman charged in ambulance association theft

Denver, Colorado – City improves ambulance service

Madison, Wisconsin – Man arrested, allegedly pushed EMT who was helping dad

Jersey, UK – States HR chief:’Ambulance staff action is illegal’

Dagenham, UK – Jailed for threatening paramedic with gun

Norfolk, UK – Stationery and overtime are cut back as ambulance tries to save money

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics call for bargaining changes

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics get stuck waiting for patients

Glasgow, Montana – Investigation into EMT shooting death continues

Denver, Colorado – Paramedic leaders see no easy fix at DIA

Honolulu, Hawaii – Honolulu Emergency Services is hiring

Two Rivers, Wisconsin – Two Rivers investigating 3 off duty paramedics/firefighters’ conduct

Atlantic City, New Jersey – Ocean City wants paramedic services in ambulances

Sleepy Hollow, New York – Ambulance corps worker charged with DWI

Scotland, UK – Police want ambulance staff to deal with drunks

Burnley, UK – Inquest provides no real answers in ambulance death tragedy

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mississauga, Ontario – Paramedics taking longer to get to patients

Toronto, Ontario – Second ambulance rushes to scene after paramedic involved in accident

Genoa Township, Michigan – Paramedic has a knack for inventing

Montgomery County, Tennessee – Fallen paramedic honored at ceremony

Mason City, Iowa – Ambulances to carry IV pumps

Brighton, UK – Paramedics rebailed as police continue investigation

Cheshire, UK – Toddler died after paramedics missed injury, inquest hears

Lancashire, UK – 999 rescue stalled by locked gates

London, UK – London Air Ambulance sets up donation by text message

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service reviews pregnancy death findings

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Baie Verte, Newfoundland – Ambulance takeover a scary move, private operators say

Toronto, Ontario – Ambulance waits get longer

Hancock, Maine – Five injured in car and ambulance collision

Bath, UK – 13 per cent rise in ambulance calls

Jersey, UK – Ambulance staff take action over pay

Manchester, UK – Ambulance’s 42 minutes to reach girl

Chipping, Norton – Sat Nav stolen from ambulance

Tasmania, Australia – Compensation deal settled with ambulance officer

Brisbane, Australia – Fatmobile to save ambos backs

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance staff mull use of body armour

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg Fire Department cited as model for lifesaving

Dover, Alaska – Dispatch, flight flaws cited in Medevac crash

Campbell County, Virginia – Campbell County to provide ambulance support for inauguration

Clearwater, Florida – Sunstar ambulance catches fire with patient inside

Lockport, New York – New firefighters must be paramedics

Denver, Colorado – Questions surround ambulance response to DIA crash

Middlesborough, UK – Drugs vanish during 999 call

Inverness, UK – Air ambulance sacks medic recovering after crash

Exmouth, UK – 999 man’s assailant says sorry

Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance smell not due to fire, says HSE

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vancouver, Washington – Car driver ticketed in ambulance crash

New York, New York – NTSB reports on causes of medical helicopter crashes

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Paramedics work in freezing temperatures

Omaha, Nebraska – Paramedics get new way to inject medication

Newport, North Carolina – Fire chief, paramedic under investigation

Lincoln County, Missouri – Paramedic/firefighter and dog honoured for rescue

Bernama, Malaysia – Patient dies in ambulance-trailer accident

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Male paramedics must keep away from female patients

Cairns, Queensland, Australia  – Off duty paramedic and doctor hailed as heroes

Northern Territory, Australia – NT paramedics flex muscle on bodybuilding circuit

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brockville, Ontario – ICE puts emergency services in quick contact

Timmins, Ontario – Ambulance costs upset Timmins council

Bedford, Quebec – Ambulance shift too dangerous

Mahopac, New York – Paramedic from Mahopac to be laid to rest in Kingston

United States – NTSB to release public dockets on nine fatal helicopter EMS accidents

Salem, Arkansas – Air Evac paramedic completes 1,000 flights

Wigan, UK – Teenage girl hit, kicked and headbutted paramedics

Dublin, Ireland – HSE insists ambulance fire risk has been removed

New South Wales, Australia – Jobsless from economic downturn look to emergency services

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Loveland, Colorado – Crowds turn out to pay tribute to the memory of paramedic Todd Seek and his wife

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Medicare revokes town’s right to bill for ambulance runs

Phoenix, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance donates 7 vehicles to Mexican cities

Reading, UK – Reward for information on ambulance attack

Norwich, UK – Paramedic admits sexual assault charge

Blackpool, UK – Couple’s terror in 7-hour ambulance wait

Somerset, UK – Girl admits assault on paramedics

Caerphilly, Wales, UK – End of an era for family of paramedics

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times are falling way short of the target

Tasmania, Australia – Compensation process ruined my life, says injured paramedic

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Surrey, BC – More ambulances needed

Orlando, Florida – 2 ambulance collide, injuring 4

Gary, Indiana – Federal Suit:Gary EMT hiring biased against whites

Huntington County, Indiana – Local EMT requests free vaccinations for firefighters

Santa Clara County, California – Paramedics, firefighters sickened after 911 call

Fremont, Nebraska – Paramedics caught in multi-vehicle pile-up

Berkshire, UK – Ambulance vandalized on 999 call

Hampshire, UK – Insider speaks out over problems facing paramedics

Surrey, UK – Rescue delayed after air ambulance ordered off Sheikh’s estate

Adelaide, Australia – Australian air ambulance pioneer dies

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia – Paramedic ticketed for fatal crash

St. John’s, Newfoundland – 911 dispatchers say they need relief on the job

St. John’s, Newfoundland – NDP want province to get a move on with 911 service

Niagara, Ontario – Paramedics caught in waiting game

Chatham-Kent, Ontario – Award for paramedic bravery being sought

Shenandoah, New York – EMT dies on Taconic while helping at crash

Whitewood, South Dakota – Whitewood in need of ambulance crew members

Wake County, North Carolina – Budget cuts could impact Wake EMS

Birmingham, UK – Paramedics in Birmingham to get extra training in how to treat stroke patients

Adelaide, South Australia – Increase in attacks on paramedics

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hubbards, Nova Scotia – RCMP unable to establish cause of fatal ambulance crash

Dallas, Texas – Texas House bill would allow EMTs to take blood samples at roadside DWI stops

Indianapolis, Indiana – Man calls medics for himself while girls’ burns untreated

Vicksburg, Mississippi – Prank calls on old cells tying up E911 workers

USA – Flight Safety Foundation to research helicopter emergency services safety

London, UK – Suspended death quiz paramedic leaves UK

Wales, UK – Ambulance volunteer fined for patient death

Wales, UK – Woman could have died after agonizing ambulance wait

Ireland, UK – HSE orders recall of ambulances

Mumbai, India – Patients struggle for ambulances

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Calgary, Alberta – EMS always seem to be on duty

Jeffersonville, Indiana – Ivy Tech to offer further training for paramedics in the fall

Long Island, New York – Harrowing premature birth ends in smiles thanks to EMT

Moriah, New York – Ambulance treasurer admits to stealing money

El Paso, Texas – Crash witnesses say paramedics couldn’t find them

Weardale, UK – Pledge to end shortage of paramedics in Weardale

Scotland, UK – Far north ambulances move rejected

Blackburn, UK – Queue of 11 ambulances outside Blackburn A & E

Paisley, UK – Paramedics get on their bikes

Gaza, Middle East – Gaza medics dodge mortars, battle stress

Friday, January 9, 2009

Chatham, Ontario – Paramedic found guilty of assaulting wife and friend

Summit County, Ohio – EMS squads updating cardiac arrest protocol

Sacramento, California – Medical helicopter pilots urge hospitals to help improve safety

Wilmington, Massachusetts – Ambulance service now carries poison antidote

El Paso, Texas – Association blames paramedic burnout on shortage

Pontypridd, Wales – Man killed by ambulance was lying in road 

Wales, UK – Worsening ambulance responses could cost lives, fear politicians

Bournemouth, UK – Stolen lifesaving ambulance equipment recovered in Bournemouth

Crosby, UK – North West Ambulance Service launches biggest ever campaign to stop violence and aggression towards paramedics

Hunter, New South Wales – Rescue helicopter service confident of night vision approval

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton paramedics help nab stabbing suspects

Yorkton, Saskatchewan – Ambulance crashes into Yorkton building

Surrey, BC – Too few ambulances in snow:union

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance stolen, taken for joyride

Moody County, South Dakota – Search for full time paramedic expands

Danvers, Massachusetts – Probe of police EMT training begins

Tallahassee, Florida – Tallahassee’s LifeNet air ambulance crew to disband

North Devon, UK – Paramedics search for donors

Killineer, Ireland – Ambulance bursts into flames on road

Victoria, Australia – Vic Government confident of ambulance dispute’s resolution

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Red Deer, Alberta – Decision on ambulance dispatch kept mum

Owen Sound, Ontario – Paramedics head for arbitration

Edmonton, Alberta – Non-profit offers foreign doctors free paramedic classes

Cleveland, Ohio – Police arrest man accused of attacking paramedics

Wake County, North Carolina – Chargers muscle way into NC Ambulance fleet

Scotland, UK – Ambulance responder arrested for drunk driving

Plymouth, UK – Fears over plan for ambulances

Northern Ireland, UK – Medics take refuge from assailant

Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – 18 paramedics off sick on same day

Gaza City, Middle East – Egypt sends ambulances into Gaza

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunwsick – Air ambulance service facing increased use

Amherstburg, Ontario – Six local paramedics terminated — call it a “disappointing end to an era”

Raleigh, North Carolina – Wake launches advanced practice paramedics

Belleville, Missouri – EMT/firefighter sues police officer

Cincinnati, Ohio – City explores plan to reduce ambulance rides

Perth, UK – Man jailed for paramedic assault

Wales, UK – Icy conditions delay ambulances

Reading, UK – Ambulance crew anger at yobs’ attack

New South Wales, Australia – New South Wales orders extra-large ambulances for fat Aussies

Perth, Western Australia – Patient pelts ambulance officers with rocks

Monday, January 5, 2009

Red Deer, Alberta – Ambulance dispatch out of city’s hands

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Proposed bill targets rural EMS

East Lancashire, UK – Ambulance service is on red alert

Ipswich, UK – Paramedics attacked in brawl

West Midlands, UK – A 999 call every 12 seconds

Newcastle, UK – No festive break for 999 crews

Wexford, UK – Mix-up delayed ambulance to injured rider for nearly an hour

Pontypridd, Wales, UK – Man killed by ambulance

Melbourne, Victoria – Ambos at loss after Summadayze drug overdoses

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Quiet New Year’s Eve night in city for paramedics, police

Defiance, Ohio – Ohio gets high marks in disaster preparedness

Portsmouth, Virginia – Police:woman drives off with ambulance

Rutland, Vermont – Ambulance chief to lead national group

Brighton, UK – Squalor found by paramedics

Brighton, UK – Family of paramedic death man tell of their grief

North East England, UK – Busy new year for ambulance crews

Liverpool, UK – Ambulance crews handle 1,500 New Year’s Eve calls

Kent, UK – 1,000 ambulance calls as 2009 arrives

Lisbon, Portugal – World’s oldest person dies at age 115 in ambulance on way to hospital