October 19, 2017

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan – Air ambulance service receives major donation

Sudbury, Ontario – Family, friends honor fallen combat medic

Bad Axe, Michigan – Soldier medic’s body returns home

Bristol, Tennessee – Paramedic writes book on faith

Lakewood, Washington – Army combat medics plan mission benefitting tornado victims

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire paramedics honored for lifesaving

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Dispatchers get bravery awards

Glasgow, Scotland – Health Secretary unveils new Scottish Ambulance Academy

Tayside, UK – Shocking number of attacks on ambulance crews

West Sussex, UK – Man feigning illness banned from ambulances/hospital

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics still most trusted

Victoria, Australia – Push for extended care paramedics

Tasmania, Australia – Government denies ambulance charges on the horizon

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedics get pay raise

Breckenridge Hills, Missouri – Police arrest driver in hit-and-run crash with ambulance

Honolulu, Hawaii – Paramedics hurt when car hits ambulance

Jackson County, Georgia – Ambulances now outfitted with lifesaving automatic CPR machines

London, UK – London ambulance service receives record calls due to hot weather

London, UK – London Ambulanc Service: a state of emergency?

Somerset, UK – Retirement changes endanger paramedics and patients

Monday, June 27, 2011

Toronto,Ontario – Paramedic honored by Toronto EMS

London, UK – Health and Safety straitjacket on 999 crews

Manchester, UK – Not acceptable:Stroke patient died after waiting 76 minutes for ambulance

Brierley Hill, UK – Police find getaway car used in raid on air ambulance HQ

Geelong, Australia – Ambos spat at, court told

Berlin, Germany – Military medics criticized in Afghan report, newspaper says

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oakland, California – Paramedics botched shooting:suit

Surrey, UK – Retired paramedic hits the jackpot with 25,000 pound win

Manchester, UK – Stroke man’s 999 delay due to insufficient resources

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service rated the worst

Beijing, China – China provides 88 ambulances to Armenia

Sofia, Bulgaria – Four people injured in ambulance crash

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reheboth Beach, Delaware – National safety program honors fallen EMTs

Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Man accused of stealing ambulance

Columbia, South Carolina – Firefighters gain permission to drive ambulances

Brierley Hill, UK – Ambulance headquarters raided

Mearfest, UK – Paramedic organizes two day festival in aid of hospice

Cork, Ireland – Ambulance transport service hit by cutbacks

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stillwater, Oklahoma – Police pull over ambulance to serve warrant

Daytona Beach, Florida – Incident raises questions about medical emergency transport

Anderson, South Carolina – Police say woman chased ambulance crew

Kansas City, Missouri – KC officials introduce pension plan for ex-ambulance employees

Free State, South Africa – Paramedics hurt in accident

Limpopo, South Africa – 30 EMS staff suspended

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

North Liberty, Iowa – Iowa combat medic receives Bronze Star before start of second tour in Afghanistan

Columbia, South Carolina – New policy to let firefighters drive ambulances

Waterloo, Iowa – Fake paramedic gets probation

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania – Woman spits on EMT and police officer

Clearwater, Florida – Pinellas EMS running out of money

Oxford, UK – Fine for long ambulance waiting times

Wolverhampton, UK – Sat-nav stolen from ambulance

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Los Angeles, California – Paramedic beating suspect’s lawyers search for client’s images

Shakopee, Minnesota – Telemedicine, midlevel practitioners start to fill physician gap

West Sussex, UK – EMS trial to detect infection earlier

Dorset, UK – Horse drawn ambulance set for 1,000 mile trek

Sunderland, UK – Drunken assault on paramedic sees man walk free from court

Victoria, Australia – Victorians hit hard with ambulance bills

Monday, June 20, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – NDP wants to drop ambulance fees

Naperville, Illinois – Nurse-EMT pleads guilty to drug theft

Durham, North Carolina – Ambulance damaged by gunfire in parking lot

St. Clair County, Illinois – EMS company claims it was right to fire EMT who allegedly punched patient

Jersey City, New Jersey – Medical center is target of Egyptian born EMT’s lawsuit

Middleboro, Massachusetts – Official says he was badgered by ambulance worker

Perthshire, UK – Paramedic defends staff amid tea break row

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bedford, Indiana – Police say paramedic shot himself in the hand during training exercise

Cromwell Island, Montana – Man who groped female paramedic is a reclusive millionaire

Birmingham, UK – Paramedic found not guilty in pensioner’s road death

Somerset, UK – Paramedic to help disabled children in Afghanistan

Cumbria, UK – Patients wait in ambulances due to bed shortages

Auckland, New Zealand – Volunteer medic gutted by theft

Friday, June 17, 2011

Beaufort, South Carolina – EMS allegations fuel debate over open records

Brevard County, Florida – Paramedic/firefighters receive steal beams from World Trade Center

Mount Vernon, Ohio – State won’t hear case on paramedic certification falsification by fire chief yet

Lichfield, UK – Crash medic closed eyes

London, UK – Inquiry as ambulance 999 system crashes

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics prepare for snow season

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fairmont, West Virginia – Ambulance services see their budgets strained hard

Oxford, UK – Hospitals charged 1.5 m pounds for ambulance delays

Queensland, Australia – Compulsory ambulance levy to be abolished

Queensland, Australia – Ambos lament loss of funding certainty

Dublin, Ireland – Nurses and paramedics may pronounce deaths

Timra, Sweden – Ambulance call denied: woman was still talking

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jersey City, New Jersey – Door of Jersey City ambulance comes off hinges while patient being taken to hospital

Austin, Texas – Families of EMT chopper crash victims say attorneys bribed judge to win case

Ramapo, New York – Ambulance head quarters raided

Amity Township, Pennsylvania – Paramedic loses job after exposing alleged hazards

Turangi, New Zealand – Man in court over ambulance hijack

Imphal, India – Accident victim dies as ambulance runs out of fuel on the way

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Brentwood, Pennsylvania – EMT charged with sexual assault on patient

Fayette County, Georgia – Widow’s lawsuit drops county, aims at liability of EMS medics

Nashville, Tennessee – Segways allow EMTs to reach patients quicker

Bolton, UK – Ambulance bosses welcome review

London, UK – Money wasted sending more than one London ambulance

Wales, UK – Prosecutions for violence against medics hit new peak

Victoria, Australia – Transfer times under fire

Monday, June 13, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – Patients better off in taxis than non-emergency medical transfer vehicles:ombudsman

Johnstown, Pennsylvania – Former paramedic sues ambulance service;claims sexual harassment

Washington, D.C. – Union calls on Gray to fix broken ambulances

London, UK – London ambulance 999 system suffers outage

London, UK – Ambulance services need better data systems, says NAO report

Perthshire, UK – Paramedic warns of enforced breaks threat to lifesaving work

New South Wales, Australia – Years of torture:paramedic suing over bullying

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – City’s emergency services faces crisis situation

Naples, Florida – Jury finds county retaliated against EMS whistleblower, $70,000 awarded

Los Angeles, California – National emergency network gets closer to reality

Jersey City, New Jersey – EMT files discrimination lawsuit against medical center

Bendigo, Australia – Paramedics:lives at risk

Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Polish paramedics provide care to Afghan partners

Friday, June 10, 2011

Framingham, Connecticut – EMT busted on drug charges

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Judge dismisses ambulance industry lawsuit against insurers

Burntwood, UK – Tragedy paramedic hit 77 mph, jury told

Leicestershire, UK – Woman, 79, waited one hour for ambulance

Sydney, Australia – Growing offload delays for casualty patients

Camp Taji, Iraq – Medevac training mission with American and Iraqi pilots builds rapport, partnerships

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon paramedics defend actions following fatal stabbing

Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo emergency workers support blood test bill

New York, New York – FDNY to honor EMTs who rescued man from mauling by raging pit bull

Haverhill, Massachusetts – EMT scam facilitator gets probation, $5,000 fine

Naples, Florida – EMS whistleblower says boss obsessed with destroying his career

Dallas, Texas – Dallas pays almost $2.5 million to resolve allegations of improper claims on ambulance runs

Dublin, Ireland – Mother told by paramedics to give tragic son 7-Up, court told

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Victoria, BC – Paramedics at risk from patients’ body fluids:BC union rep

Kingston, Ontario – Stretcher stolen during medical call

Barrie, Ontario – Suicide victim alive for 90 minutes after being struck by train;report finds paramedics didn’t follow protocols

Bartlett, Illinois – Firetrucks advertise paramedic abilities

Harleysville, Pennsylvania – EMT charged with child porn keeps his credentials

England, UK – 1 in 100 ambulance calls go unanswered in April 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bullhead City, Arizona – Unruly transient allegedly tries to assault paramedic

Indianpolis, Indiana – Medics call for change in ambulance practices

Providence, Rhode Island – Ambulance company owner admits fraud

Washington, D.C. – Patient endures 107′ heat inside ambulance

Hartlepool, UK – Town tops lead of 999 shame

Wester Ross, UK – Air ambulance temporarily grounded in field

Christchurch, New Zealand – Attack on ambulance officer admitted

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vancouver, BC – BC bodily fluids bill would force testing

Madison, Wisconsin – Elderly patient swipes ambulance to get home

Montogomery County, Pennsylvania – Former EMT charged with 68 counts of child porn

Watertown, New York – Senator introduces “Mark’s Law” to protect first responders

Wales, UK – Safety fears over new Welsh ambulance fleet

Teeside, UK – Figures show no-go areas for paramedics

Lancashire, UK – 10 million pound cuts to hit North West ambulance sites

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Twin Falls, Idaho – New hospital allows paramedics to spirit patients to faster care

Oxford, Connecticut – Oxford EMT, police earn state awards

East Midlands, UK – Increase in attacks on ambulance crews

Scotland, UK – Whistle-blower claims single man ambulance crews are putting lives at risk

Welwyn Hatfield, UK – Region’s ambulance numbers to be halved

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – US medics risk gunfire, rocket attacks to save lives in Afghan war

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flagler County, Florida – Flagler paramedic team takes back world title

Liverpool, UK – Man breaks hip inside hospital, but has to wait for ambulance to take him to A & E

Teesdale, UK – Non-emergency calls diverting ambulances

Perthshire, UK – Tot dies during ambulance crew’s 999 break

Wales, UK – Obese patients get special ambulance

Hanoi, Vietnam – High demand stokes rise of illicit ambulance services in Vietnam

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky police find missing ambulance at apartment

East Midlands, UK – East Midlands ambulance service fuel bill hits 6 million pounds

Isle of Man, UK – Department of Health Ambulance Service promotes crash cards

Headley Court, UK – Headley Court soldiers to drive horse drawn ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Ambos robbed during call-out

Ixopo, South Africa – Man tired of living throws himself in front of ambulance

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Greer, South Carolina – Man arrested again for abusing 911 line

Londonderry, UK – Man held after attack on paramedic

East Reading, UK – Thoughtless parking blocks emergency ambulance

East Midlands, UK – More paramedics on the way but 50 backroom jobs are at risk

Victoria, Australia – Triple 0 operator reprimanded for not being able to find accident

Victoria, Australia – Death sparks call for more paramedics

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Riverside, California – Trial date set for ambulance medic accused in DUI killing

Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland fire agency unveils 26 patient ambulance

New York, New York – Mother of EMT who perished on 9/11 sets up scholarship in honor of son

Detroit, Michigan – New fire commissioner already tackling slow EMS response times

Manchester, UK – Ambulance traffic jams are risking lives, union warns

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance ramping at major hospital chaotic, claim paramedics

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bloomington, Indiana – Homeland Security praises emergency responders for efforts during tornado aftermath

Kansas City, Missouri – City Council of Kansas City unanimously approved settlement in ambulance death

Meadway, UK – Ambulance delay anger

Dublin, Ireland – Woman jailed for stealing ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Calls to bolster ambulance station security after robbery

New Delhi, India – Ministry to set up air ambulance crash probe panel

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedic program reducing emergency room congestion

New York, New York – Ambulance company to pay $2.7 M to settle fraud allegations

Dunbar, West Virginia – Paramedic fired after incident

Saginaw County, Michigan – Ambulance involved in head-on crash

New Delhi, India – Crash exposes chinks in air ambulance services

New Delhi, India – Crashed ambulance pilot was married two months ago

Friday, May 27, 2011

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit mayor introduces new ambulance/fire commissioner

Cadiz, Ohio – Theft charges dropped against EMT

Houston, Texas – Houstonians racking up massive ambulance bill

Amity Twp, Pennsylvania – Paramedics say EMS station to hazardous, move to hotel

Leeds, UK – Paramedic panicked at scene of boy’s fatal injuries

Lanchashire, UK – North West air ambulance in plea for help with fuel costs

New South Wales, Australia – Top ambulance paramedics to consider their future

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lenox, Massachusetts – Motorist slams into ambulance, facing criminal and civil charges

Concord, New Hampshire – Former EMT sentenced in training scam

Knoxville, Tennessee – Zoo security stops EMS from reaching boy injured by camel in park

Providence, Rhode Island – Ambulance owner faces fraud charges

Oldham, UK – Two patients died after waiting in ambulance outside full hospital unit

Bristol, UK – Metropolitan Police refuses to escort ambulance

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beaufort County, South Carolina – Lawsuit alleges county concealed paramedics’ misconduct

Brattleboro, Vermont – Halifax EMT honored with scholarships

Macon, Georgia – Man charged with stealing ambulance

Gloucestershire, UK – Ambulance stations could be sold off

Colchester, UK – Paramedic struck off for relationship with teen

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedics in shift battle

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dawson City, Yukon – Yukon to take over rural emergency services

Joliet, Illinois – Arbitration puts paramedic back to work after firing

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Off-duty EMT, nurse help save bicyclist who suffered heart attack

Lexington, Kentucky – Police still searching for ambulance thief

New York, New York – U-haul collides with ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance trips for elderly set to rise

Stockholm, Sweden – Profit pressures rise for troubled ambulance firm

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Fire Paramedic Service to bill hospitals for excessive delays

New York, New York – FDNY holds EMS fair

Salt Lake City, Utah – EMTs honored for saving life of park ranger

Greencastle, Indiana – Ex-EMT’s charges dropped, pleads to conversion

West Chester, Pennsylvania – Woman gets jail for theft from ambulance fund

Dumfries, UK – Attack on paramedics from drunken youths on the rise

Friday, May 20, 2011

Atlantic City, New Jersey – First responders salute 9/11 flag

Birmingham, Alabama – Combat medic buried with full honors three decades after he disappeared in Vietnam

Arlington, Iowa – Arlingon Vietnam combat medic vet’s diary published

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Higher demand makes air ambulances viable

Sussex, UK – Paramedic claims discrimination

East Anglia, UK – New chief executive for air ambulance service

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cranberry, Pennsylvania – Ambulance exec held for court on sex charges

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Police investigating cruiser/ambulance crash

Sioux City, Iowa – Paramedics show heroics

Indianapolis, Indiana – Ambulance companies facing weighty problem

Boise, Idaho – EMT/firefighters to receive Idaho Medal of Honor

Otaki Beach, New Zealand – St. John defends response to shooting incident

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Barrie, Ontario – EMS Week rolling in Barrie

Quincy, Illinois – National EMS Week kicks off with demonstrations for the public

Worcester, Massachusetts – Former EMT/firefighter gets prison in child porn case

Washington, D.C. – Emergency responders vexed by drop in volunteers

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Fraudulent EMT scheme indicted

North Somerset, UK – Ambulance crew sickness levels disappointing

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Open house kicks off EMS Week

Dorchester, Massachusetts – Car crashes into ambulance

Weirton, West Virginia – EMS Week recognized

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance strike to go ahead as talks with union fail

Queensland, Australia – Government moves to privatize patient transport:union

Otaki Beach, New Zealand – No ambulance for dying woman

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – Paramedics issuing life-saving drug

Bossier City, Louisiana – EMS board accepts ambulance director’s resignation

London, UK – London’s Air Ambulance, saviour of the skies

London, UK – Paramedic who faked emergency calls to make his lover in control room look good is suspended

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance staff to strike

Victoria, Australia – Vic gov pledges better ambo response

New South Wales, Australia – $21 million for paramedics to sit around

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tignish, PEI – Paramedicine pilot program underway in western PEI

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedics train MLAs for emergencies

Barrie, Ontario – Emergency medical personnel celebrated with special events next week

Naples, Florida – Collier EMS, Naples leaders make good progress in improving communication

Sacramento, California – California poised to implement E911 regulations

West Chester, Ohio – Teen to reunite with EMTs who saved her after head-on crash

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rimbey, Alberta – Rimbey becomes first Alberta community to enter into private ambulance contract

Simcoe County, Ontario – Ambulance donated to Africa

Cornwall, Ontario – Emergency Medical Services Week May 15-25, 2011

Lake County, Florida – Former EMT arrested for posing as nurse

Bensalem, Pennsylvania – Bill would extend death benefits to EMS volunteers

London, UK – Coroner’s concern for air ambulance funds

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Ambulance service coping better with delays

Ontario, California – Paramedic killed in ambulance crash;preliminary investigation can’t determine accident cause

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Bone drills to replace IVs in certain emergency situations

Kansas City, Missouri – Troubled KC ambulance system must improve response times

Muncie, Indiana – Drunk Muncie teen tackled Delaware County paramedic

Brisbane, Australia – Flood inquiry hears ambulance carrying electric shock victims narrowly avoided landslide

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Washington, D.C. – DC ambulance damaged in arson

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Deputies capture man after ambulance escape

St. Louis, Missouri – Paramedics union foots bill for candidate’s campaign

Halifax, UK – Ambulance crew land in trap

Redcar, UK – Personal injury claim follows ambulance crash

Mangalore, India – Ambulance meets with accident – patient dies

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Charlottetown, PEI – PEI ambulance use up 27%

Benton, Louisiana – EMS Director asked to resign

Oldham County, Kentucky – EMS leaders asked to resign

Trenton, New Jersey – Ambulance rammed on Route 120 while carrying patients

London, UK – Concerns over ambulance cover for London Olympics

Victoria, Australia – Union takes cold comfort from paramedics pledge

Monday, May 9, 2011

Coronach, Saskatchewan – Couple waits an hour for ambulance

Mahwah, New Jersey – Volunteer ambulance worker arrested for arson

London, UK – Ambulances could have been better

London, UK – 7/7 victims’ relatives call for overhaul of emergency services

Bucks, UK – Paramedics braced for cuts

Eastleigh, UK- Valuable equipment stolen from ambulance

Saturday, May 7, 2011

St. Charles Co., Missouri – Paramedics help Alabama tornado victims

Greenwich Township, Pennsylvania – 9/11 memorial to be planned around piece of World Trade Center rubble

Zanesville, Ohio – Local paramedic receives national honor

Nebraska City, Nebraska – Paramedics revive baby after birth at home

Salford, UK- Paramedics save man stabbed on street

Cheshire, UK – Paramedic plan could save 100 lives a year

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio – Changes made to EMS

Norwich, Connecticut – Norwich Sept. 11 responders not cheering bin Laden’s death

Cranleigh, UK – Asthma death paramedics did not follow guidelines

Victoria, Australia – Union wants extra paramedics now

Orange, New South Wales – Paramedic shortage is hurting

Perth, Western Australia – Paramedics recruited

Taipei, Taiwan – Penalty stiffened for drivers who do not yield to ambulances

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Opposition leader promises fix for ambulance wait times

Austin, Texas – City asks public safety for budget cuts

Oldham County, Kentucky – Alleged scandal, fallout at EMS

New Orleans, Louisiana – New Orleans 911 calls languish for minutes because of short staffing , report says

Collier County, Florida – Collier seeks faster ambulance response

Kirkleatham, UK – Mum hit by ambulance awarded 6,000 pounds in compensation

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – EMS in Sask. lobby

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Animal control officer charged in crash with EMS vehicle on emergency call

Pierce County, Washington – Memorial unveiled honoring first responders in Pierce County

Billerica, Massachusetts – Former EMT instructor and four executives of ambulance company indicted

Arlington, Massachusetts – Former local EMTs indicted

Weslaco, Texas – Former ambulance company employee gets probation in fraud scheme

Victoria, Australia – Union airs fears over paramedic staffing shortages

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Old Bridge, New Jersey – Hospital celebrates EMS providers during National EMS Week

Norwich, Connecticut – Church mass pays tribute to paramedics, nurses, and doctors who heal

Bedfordshire, UK – Ambulance staff entitled to bonus

Bicester, UK – Paramedics off sick almost three times longer than private sector workers

Glasgow, UK – Tragic girl’s mum still fighting for inquiry after waited half an hour for an ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance times get worse as critically ill wait up to an hour

Stockholm, Sweden – Stabbed Green party politician denied ambulance:report

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics not called immediately

Los Angeles, California – LA plan would cut four ambulances, 18 fire companies

Northumberland, UK – Family in payout for paramedic blunder

Weston, UK – Ambulance dispute almost resolved

Portsmouth, UK – Ambulance service savings plan could affect patient care

Perth, Western Australia – Ambulance quick fix a joke

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria defends long weekend shifts

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cape May, New Jersey – Hospital transport EMTs may face layoffs

Henderson, Nevada – For paramedics, cadaver training a rare, welcome opportunity

Hamilton, Massachusetts – Judge won’t toss charge for Foley in EMT probe

El Paso, Texas – El Paso hospital offers new air ambulance service

London, UK – Survey confirms paramedics need user friendly body armour

Cumbria, UK – Man dials 999 to say he’s got stuck in bath

Friday, April 29, 2011

Louisville, Kentucky – Police responding to heart attack find murder victim instead

Wells, New York – Golf fundraiser planned to benefit paramedic battling lymphoma

Dorset, UK – Teenager hit by 999 ambulance

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance crews fear wedding drink problems

Sheffield, UK – Emergency baby helicopter service to be based in Sheffield

Edinburgh, UK – Reveller abused ambulance workers for helping brother

East Midlands, UK – Paramedics threatend by man with fake firearm

Thursday, April 28, 2011

San Diego, California – Whistle blower alleges ambulance partnership shortchanged San Diego

Lee County, Florida – Lee County to pay $200,000 to family of man medics declared dead but lived for 4 days

Kansas City, Missouri – KC ambulance response times are unacceptably slow

Enfield, Connecticut – Former Enfield EMS captain resigns following charges of overtime, ethics abuses

Bedfordshire, UK – Paramedics prepare for royal wedding celebrations

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance service to save 30 million pounds over five years

Victoria, Australia – Chinese restaurant food bill handed to man in ambulance

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Paramedics bring joy to special needs children on Easter

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Man accused of stealing stethoscope during ambulance run

Kalispell, Montana – Air ambulance legislation to ease financial burden

Bossier County, Louisiana – Sheriff’s Office now investigating Bossier EMS

Phoenix, Arizona – Arizona Guard air ambulance deploys to Afghanistan

Bolton, UK – Ambulance service cuts will hit frontline, union warns

Harrow, UK – Paramedic’s fear over ambulance cuts

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Waterloo, Ontario – Police looking for driver who targeted ambulances

Nashville, Tennesse – Driver calls 911 seven times while man dies

San Diego, California – Are city paramedics making too much?

Mahwah, New Jersey – EMTs say starter and batteries responsible for burning ambulance

Hamilton County, Indiana – Police investigate ambulance involved accident

Surrey, UK – Radio stolen from ambulance on 999 call

Telford, UK – Telford man loses appeal over paramedic assault sentence

Stockholm, Sweden – Ignored ambulance call fatality a tragedy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thousand Oaks, California – Statue sculpted in honor of EMS pioneer

Burlington, Vermont – Rescue squad sends ambulance to Nigeria

Tampa, Florida – Paramedic shares experiences working DWI wrecks

Wells, New Hampshire – Tournament will help longtime EMS employee

Dayton, Ohio – Dayton swears in new class of EMTs

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire Ambulance Service in Easter 999 plea

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Charlottetown, PEI – New ambulances improve safety

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Emergency medical services facing challenges

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit EMS:Tale of the Tape

Syracuse, New York – Ambulance services cost more

Cambridge, UK – Attack on paramedic leads to compensation

Yorkshire, UK – 999 warning for Bank Holiday

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance service fined for failing to hit emergency targets

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Langley, BC – Paramedics crash investigation

Azusa, California – Man attacks paramedics, nurse, police officers during violent rampage

Mesa, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance reports data breach

Rensselaer County, New York – Lawmakers go after chronic ambulance callers

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance bosses told to improve

Teesdale, UK – Paramedics in lucky escape as ambulance overturns

London, UK – Ambulance cuts will affect front line

Queensland, Australia – Residents urge better bush ambulance service

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Toronto, Ontario – Man flags down ambulance after being shot in head

San Francisco, California – Firefighters face new threat:private 911 service

Orangeburg County, South Carolina – One person killed after accident involving ambulance

New Albany, Indiana – New Albany man charged with stealing ambulance

Kent, UK – Warning over air ambulance recycling collection scam

Scotland, UK – Justice at last for teenager who died after waiting half hour for ambulance

London, UK – Paramedics quit NHS to join private sector

Mumbai, India – Fake number plates on most ambulances;terrorist use possibility high

Monday, April 18, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan – Corporate cash added to air ambulance plan

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulances must be faster, minister

Oakland, California – 2 leave dying man with paramedics, drive off

Republic, Pennsylvania – Man to stand trial in ambulance theft

London, UK – Police refute claims ambulance crew shot at following murder

Tasmania, Australia – Super-sized ambulances roll out

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Borden, Ontario – Training for emergency

Honolulu, Hawaii – Army medic convicted of murdering contractor gets 26 years in jail

Detroit, Michigan – Flags lowered to half-staff for Navy medic from southwest Michigan

San Diego, California – Miramar National Cemetery’s first casket burial salutes Army medic, vets advocate

Chelmsford, UK – Emotional homecoming for Army medics back from Afghan war

Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance theft accused now faces drink-drive charge

Friday, April 15, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan – Ambulance donated for neo-natal transfers

Reno, Nevada – Sierra Aviation handled medical flight that was involved in sleeping controller incident

Oswego, Illinois – EMT-nurse charged with stealing drugs

Hixton, Wisconsin – Unresponsive man pulls knife on EMTs

London, UK – London Air Ambulance collaborates with Norwegian Air Ambulance

East Midlands, UK – Thieves steal ambulance equipment

Enfield, UK – MP joins criticism of ambulance cuts

Bucks, UK – Paramedics did not take dying woman to hospital, inquest told

Co. Louth, Ronan Maguire, Ireland – Patient too large for ambulance dies of cardiac arrest

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Sault paramedics vote to strike

Oshawa, Ontario – Paramedics stuck in hospitals off-loading

Waverley, Iowa – No prison for man who said he was a paramedic

Knoxville, Tennessee – Ambulance sent for help needs help itself

Spring Valley, New York – EMT aids towns, shelter in Japan;praises country’s disaster response

Oxford, Massachusetts – Crash damages ambulance on run

Dahlonega, Georgia – Man faces fraud charges after calling ambulance 43 times

London, UK – Ambulance service unable to operate after fire at 999 HQ

London, UK – London Ambulance Servicing axing jobs in bid to cut 53 million pounds from budget

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB paramedics want more responsibility

Niagara Region, Ontario – Paramedics place first in national competition

London, Ontario – Ambulances on hold outside London ERs

Cincinnati, Ohio – Paramedics to go on all city fire runs

Evergreen Park, Illinois – Ambulance tips over in accident

Southwestern Pennsylvania – Funding for region’s EMS services becoming more problematic

Corpus Christi, Texas – HALO-Flight to honor paramedic who helped woman while off duty

London, UK – Ambulance service to axe 890 jobs

Adelaide, South Australia – Paramedics back down from threats

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Staten Island, New York – Heroic EMT/9/11 hero suing city

Saint Paul, Minnesota – Dayton signs Mack’s community paramedic bill

Wasilla, Alaska – Federal government suing Alaska air ambulance operator on behalf of Wasilla pilot

Staten Island, New York – Shampoo thief who hijacked cab at gunpoint is thwarted by hospital EMTs in ambulance

Clearview, Washington – Workers write paramedic guide for treating small kids

Surrey, UK – Oscar winner visits Surrey Air Ambulance base

Wales, UK – Motorbike ambulances are saving lifes in Africa

New South Wales, Australia – No justice for paramedics

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB paramedics working fewer overtime shifts

Raleigh, North Carolina – NC considers denying sex offenders EMS credentials

Dade County, Florida – SWAT paramedics benched as union deal expires

Charleston, West Virginia – Ambulance authority fuel costs 13 per cent over budget

Opelika, Alabama – Paramedic instructor rushes to the rescue at college shootings

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance waits piling up

Johannesburg, South Africa – Female paramedics will be safe, says EMS

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brantford, Ontario – Call of duty:ambulance service deals with spikes

Amerherstburg, Ontario – County welcomes new EMS chief

Shawnee, Oklahoma – Paramedic DUI case set for May hearing

Waldorf, Maryland – 2011 EMS for Children Day featuring an EMS Teddy Bear clinic

Middle River, Maryland – Family honors life saving paramedic

Lanarkshire, UK – Ambulance crew saved son’s life…so dad becomes 999 man

Friday, April 8, 2011

Brampton, Ontario – Peel paramedics go for skills competition glory

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Police:ambulance thief likely suffered seizure

Des Moines, Iowa – Driver deliberately blocked two lanes ahead of ambulance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Judge dismisses lawsuit over failed ambulance trips

Kent, UK – Paramedics claim lack of resources

Mold, UK – Agony of OAP left waiting in an ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Patients kept waiting in ambulances for hours

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics’ collective agreement in question

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics call for defibrillators in public places after hockey arena death

Rosthern, Saskatchewan – Another baby born on Saskatchewan highway

Santa Clara, California – Pizza fundraiser for beaten Giants fan and local paramedic

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance staff call for body armour to stay safe

Limpopo, South Africa – Paramedics down tools

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics’ safety paramount:letter

Athens, Greece – Ambulance staff back to normal working pattern

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics will rally in Tuncurry to protest ambulance service

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa based paramedic wins international award

Haliburton County, Ontario – EMS director hopes to build community paramedic program

Guelph, Ontario – Provincial input not needed on ambulance issue, Guelph officials say

Little Rock, Arkansas – Little Rock paramedics won’t appeal suspensions

Vincennes, Indiana – Emergency vehicle crash still open

Liverpool, UK – Health union, including paramedics, vows pension battle

Victoria, Australia – Private ambulance company hamstrung

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance hits cow, extensive damage

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Full time air ambulance could be in Manitoba’s future

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Marked improvement on ambulance services:Eastern Health

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Ambulance delays keep seriously ill waiting for care

Baldwin Park, California – Man hit by ambulance after accident on freeway

Vincennes, Indiana – Resuce Truck/ambulance collide injuring 5

Oxfordshire, UK – Ambulance help is on the cheap

Darlington, UK – New chairman appointed at Great Western Ambulance Service

Athens, Greece – EKAB ambulance service ambulance staff begin protest over unpaid overtime

Benghazi, Libya – Everyone has a horrific tale to tell on this ambulance ship

Monday, April 4, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Air ambulance arrives for flood

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance paramedics launch new campaign

Louisville, Kentucky – Federal investigation underway into ambulance service

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania – Ambulance service sees spike in drug overdose calls

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Ambulance stolen, wrecked

Cranberry, Pennsyvlania – Hearing postponed for suspended Cranberry EMS director accused of rape

East Midlands, UK – Service welcomes new ambulance targets

Manchester, UK – Lives will be put at risk as target for ambulance response times scrapped

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Redmond, Washington – Two injured when ambulance overturns on SR-520

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania – Family sues, says woman died months after medics dropped her

Connellsville, Pennsyvlania – Hearing continued for man accused of stealing ambulance

Monmouth, New Jersey – EPA bans disinfectant fogger in ambulances;some companies fighting order

Scottsdale, Arizona – Arizona firm purchasing Rural/Metro Ambulance

Workington, UK – Mean thief grabbing bags left for air ambulance charity

Friday, April 1, 2011

Peterborough, Ontario – Paramedics not welcome

Airdrie, Alberta – Firefighters to get EMT training

Pleasanton, California – Military medic slain while helping wounded colleague

Roanoke, Virginia – Inmate denied parole over death of medic

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs claim 999 changes will ensure patients get best possible care

Long Clawson, UK – Military medics muck in at horse sanctuary

Vilseck, Germany – Memorial service held for US combat medic killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton paramedics save up to 30 lives in an hour

Garner, North Carolina – Retired medic seeks answers to cancer questions

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Aging population, recession cited for increased ambulance calls

Newquay, UK – Paramedic threatened with large screwdriver  

London, UK – Network failure closed hospitals to ambulance admissions

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic makes signs of the times

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics make highway delivery

Staten Island, New York – Parents sue city after EMT posted pictures of daughter’s body on Facebook

Melbourne, Florida – Melbourne to buy Segways for paramedics, firefighters

New Albany, Indiana – Alleged ambulance thief facing felony charge

Northern Ireland, UK – Ambulance damaged by thieves withdrawn from service

Queensland, Australia – Gun shot victim lands on ambulance station doorstep

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Albany, Indiana – Ambulance stolen from KFC parking lot

Atlanta, Geogia – Red Cross proclaims EMT a hero

Oakley, California – Diabetic man threatens to shoot paramedics

Los Angeles, California – LA ambulance struck by hit-and-run driver

Mullica Twp, New Jersey – Police search for suspects after ambulance accident injures two

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City won’t increase ambulance workers’ 24-hour shifts

Kittery, Maine – Changes in works after death blamed on late ambulance

West Cumbria, UK – “I was pouring with blood and the paramedics stayed put”

West Cumbria, UK – Coroner urges review of ambulance policy

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lansing, Michigan – EMS in the red

Lancaster, South Carolina – Classes teach emergency workers about dangers of meth

Van Zandt County, Texas – EMT arrested for indecency with child

Suffolk County, New York – Widow takes first step in suing over 911 mix-up

San Francisco, California – Alleged drunken driver smashes van into ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – $100,000 bill to relieve ambulances stuck outside

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Woman helps paramedics and inner city residents, wins award

Wichita, Kansas – Quick-thinking EMTs save man’s life in crash

Staffordshire, UK – Unique award for air ambulance fundraiser

West Cumbria, UK – First responders in cash appeal

IndyCar signs air ambulance deal

Demand leads to the development of new underground ambulance

Friday, March 25, 2011

Calgary, AB – Ambulance response times slower under provincial regime

Santa Clarita, California – Combat medic shot and killed in Afghanistan

Greenville, South Carolina – Teen killed in jump from ambulance;lawsuit filed

Nassau County, New York – Medic’s death probed

Bristol, UK – Drunk man jumps in front of ambulance

Derbeyshire, UK – East Midlands Ambulance Service unlikely to hit its response targets

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bellmore, New York – Bellmore EMT shot, now honored

Merrillvile, Indiana – EMTs win trial for overtime pay

Peabody, Ohio – EMTs, paramedics to play hockey to help boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Woodland Park, New Jersey – Air ambulance service misrepresented cost of flying dying police chief home, officials claim

Triad, North Carolina – Not enough ambulances to go around;EMS directors concerned

East Sussex, UK – Paramedics wrongly diagnosed stroke victim who later died

West Midlands, UK – Ambulances delayed more than 5,000 hours

Brisbane, Australia – Medics on way to emergency stop to deliver baby on side of road

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cornwall, Ontario – Paramedics vote on recommended tentative agreement

Ashland, Oregon – Paramedics equipped to save pets

Niles, Indiana – Ambulance services pressed for money

Canton, Ohio – Ambulance service staffing a concern in Canton

North Charleston, South Carolina – Firefighters to train as EMTs:city cites medical related calls

London, UK – Front line ambulance jobs axed at London Ambulance Service

Co. Kildare, Ireland – Air ambulance service launched yesterday

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitoba secures air ambulance agreement

Hamilton, Ontario – Ambulance Code Zeroes frighteningly common

Chester, New York – Driver of ambulance cited for 21 traffic violations

Naples, Florida – Paramedics cleared of cheating

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Study finds 911 service challenges

Dovercourt, UK – Thieves steal from on call ambulance

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service staff surveyed

Co. Kildare, Ireland – Irish air ambulance service to be launched

Monday, March 21, 2011

Charlottetown, PEI – Canadian tourist charged $609 for ambulance ride

Abbeville County, South Carolina – Man charged with possession of ambulance

Kittery, Maine – Ambulance goes to wrong location for stroke call

Chestnuthill Township, Pennsylvania – Bullet holes in ambulance staff vehicles

East Syracuse, New York – Ambulance companies fear Medicaid cuts

Canberra, Australia – Death car driver spat at paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Hospitals shun bypasses yet turn away ambulances

Queensland, Australia – 35 new ACPs for Queensland

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – City on track for worst ambulance shortage ever

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton police pursue stolen ambulance

Oldham County, Kentucky – Jury rules against former paramedic in sexual harassment lawsuit

Torington, Wyoming – EMT serves area for 25 years

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Fox investigates ambulance fraud

Trenton, New Jersey – EMS services to improve under bill that cleared assembly

Friday, March 18, 2011

Daytona Beach, Florida – EMS program perfect

Boston, Massachusetts – Government turning ambulances into race cars

Bethel, Maine – Emergency personnel rally around injured EMT

London, UK – Relatives of 7/7 victims urge changes to emergency services

Sussex, UK – Ambulances waste hours outside of hospitals

Queensland, Australia – Dad threatened to attack paramedics treating his son

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Calgary, Alberta – Driver fined over crash with ambulance on exit ramp

Cumberland, Maryland – City’s ambulance service keeps getting busier

East Lansing, Michigan – Student allegedly assaults paramedic

Hillsborough, Florida – Former official touted as Father of Florida EMS

New York, New York – FDNY EMTs give Bronx parents training in CPR for children and infants

Sussex, UK – Inquiry over fake paramedic on 999 calls

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary shooting victim calls for cab instead of ambulance

Waterloo, Ontario – EMS to review ambulance calls, hospital delays

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic returns from New Zealand

Wells, UK – Local people help air ambulance crew in rescue

Alice Springs, Australia – Rocks thrown at ambulances

Tartu, Estonia – Tartu paramedics take blame for dismissing stroke as intoxication

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cornwall, Ontario – Cornwall paramedics reach tentative three year deal with city

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulance arrived nearly two hours later

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Plan to put paramedics at Main Street Project going ahead

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Fire lieutenant fired in EMT training scandal

Connellsville, Pennsylvania – Man arrested after stealing ambulance from hospital

Shrewsbury, UK – Ambulance chiefs want new super station

Monday, March 14, 2011

Waterloo, Ontario – Regional EMS report presented to council

Cherokee, Alabama – No more fuel for emergency vehicles

Fair Hill, Maryland – 911 responders rally around family

Detroit, Michigan – Responding to EMS mess

Kent, UK – New cleanup center for ambulances will reduce risk of infection while being transported to hospital and free up more patient time for crews

Queensland, Australia – Firefighters take strain off ambos

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Yield to the right:emergency officials

Trenton, New Jersey – Bills would improve EMS

Dennisport, Massachusetts – Man faces drug, assault charges after head-on collision, medic assault

Jefferson City, Missouri – WW2 medic shares story of combat service

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio EMS recognizes Red Cross Month

Queensland, Australia – Rescue of the Year award for EMQ

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedic not the retiring type

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta to build emergency radio network

St. Louis, Missouri – We have the coolest paramedic ever

Palo Alto, California – Palo Alto slated to spend $40 K on new EMS study

Wolverhampton, UK – Snow delayed 999 crew by 90 minutes

Dubai – Ambulances battle hold ups in traffic

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska – New oxygen device hailed by EMS officials

San Francisco, California – Paramedics ditch faulty narcotics tracking system

Valparaiso, Florida – EMTs provide cat with lifesaving oxygen at weekend fire

Hazard, Kentucky – Man accused of stealing ambulance arraigned

Detroit, Michigan – 4 month old dies waiting for ambulance

Christchurch, New Zealand – Paramedic waited for miracle

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hazard, Kentucky – Man steals ambulances;says he needed ride

Joshua Tree, California – Ambulance crew, stranger rescue horses

Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois – Paramedic injured after car hits ambulance

Fargo, North Dakota – Conrad bill bolsters rural ambulance service

London, UK – Ambulance chief defends paramedics over delay reaching 7/7 blast scene

Bangalore, India – Ambulance kills pillion rider

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Montreal, Quebec – Monster winter storm buries roads in Quebec, New Brunswick;snowmobiles aid ambulances

Georgetown, Delaware – Sussex paramedics take gold at competition

Utica, New York – Man tried to threaten EMTs with BB guns

Carmichael, California – Deputy, EMTs hurt in crash

Merced, California – Teen jumps from moving ambulance

Ocean Springs, Maryland – Ambulance hit on way to hospital

Monday, March 7, 2011

Newfoundland & Labrador – Red tape keeping defibrillators out of ambulances

Huntington Beach, California – Claim:Ambulance without siren ran red light, hit Jetta

Corpus Christi, Texas – Ambulance companies say Medicare bleeding them dry

Elbert County, Colorado – Volunteer shortage slows rural 911 response times

Cape Coral, Florida – Cape man arrested for calling 911 to take him home from hospital

Queensland, Australia – Red tape stops paramedics attending rescues

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Waterloo, Ontario – Hospital waits prompt shortage of ambulances

Corpus Christi, Texas – Halo Flight debuts awesome new ambulance

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA used GPS to track stolen ambulance

Pleasanton, Kansas – Help 4-states EMT win $10,000?

Sumner County, Tennessee – Sumner EMS wins prestigious award for excellence

Oxford, UK – Oxford’s St. John Ambulance appeal

Friday, March 4, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Family files wrongful death suit against DC over medics’ treatment

Daytona Beach, Florida – EVAC suit:Woman died from ambulance delay

Albany, Georgia – Area loses good paramedics because of low pay

Norfolk, UK – Rugby scrum shoves ambulance off muddy pitch after it gets stuck rescuing injured player

Camden, UK – Paramedics held up as anti-cuts protesters block traffic

London, UK – Ambulances were held back on 7/7

Armagh, Ireland – Paramedic threatened with knife

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fort Myers, Florida – EMS tries silent treatment

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Accused thief got sick, needed an ambulance minutes after bank robbery

East Chicago, Illinois – EC respnders blizzard work hailed

Wales, UK – Wales Air Ambulance celebrates 10th anniversary

Victoria, Australia – Husband takes action against ambos over wife’s death

Christchurch, New Zealand – Kiwis can go online to support ambulance service infrastructure work

Christchurch, New Zealand – Aussie paramedic happy to help

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian army team and medics join Malta military build-up

Seattle, Washington – Woman gives birth outside EMS building

London, UK – 7/7 medics in charity plea

Leisten, UK – Ambulance car crashes on way to 999 call

Victoria, Australia – More choice to help ambulance rookies

Queensland, Australia – Ambo service on road to recovery

Kreisverband Bitburg-Prüm, Germany – German Red Cross relies on TRAKA for home emergency service

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Labrador – Labrador air ambulance lacks specialists:Minister

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Medics vote for strike action

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA ambulance stolen

London, UK – Chaos in 7/7 ambulance control HQ

Belfast, Ireland – Fatal stabbing:police officer had to drive ambulance

Northern Territory, Australia – Paramedics begin industrial action

Christchurch, New Zealand – Christchurch earthquake:Hoax calls waste time

Monday, February 28, 2011

Durham, Ontario – Paramedics, Durham cop reflect on Haiti trip

Renfrew County, Ontario – Paramedics happy with new contract

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Superior North EMS medics vote for strike action

Nashville, Tennessee – Mom sues Nashville government over ambulance response

St. Louis, Missouri – Local paramedic’s jingle contest entry goes viral on Internet

Midway, Virginia – EMT worker flips rescue truck

Scotland, UK – Workers suspended over 999 delay

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics to help New Zealand quake recovery

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Los Angeles, California – Thousands mourn paramedic/firefighter

Corinth, New York – Death highlights ambulance issues

Greenwich, UK – Paramedic science degree in huge demand at university

Brockley, UK – Man jailed for threatening behaviour towards ambulance crew

Wimborne, UK – Medic to help earthquake victims in New Zealand

Adelaide, Australia – Teen struck by car after running from ambulance

Tripoli, Libya – Mercenaries in ambulance shot at my associate

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cornwall, Ontario – Cornwall paramedics vote to strike if talks with city fail

Niagara, Ontario – Call 911 for heart attacks in hospital, staff told

Renfrew County, Ontario – County paramedics ratify four year deal

Virginia Beach – Beach EMS worker faces impersonating officer charge

Tucker, Georgia – Tough questions:Did County waste $3 M on new ambulances

Christchurch, New Zealand – St. John Ambulance operating out of carpark

Christchurch, New Zealand – Ambulance officer tells of quake horror

Taif, Saudi Arabia – Patient dies after ambulance breakdown

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kalkaska, Michigan – Paramedic dies on the job

Bemidji, Minnesota – Northern Minnesota ambulance employee stole drug, used it to rape girl

Hartford, Connecticut – Study recommends overhaul of emergency ambulance services

Hampshire, UK – Saucy ambulance chats just intimate banter, claims paramedic

Ipswich, UK – 999 taxi trip to doctor to save on ambulance bill

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria downplays Ambicare closure impact

Christchurch, New Zealand – Psychologist called in to help front line EMS staff with post earthquake stress

Christchurch, New Zealand – Prison to house earthquake emergency workers

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Health workers, including paramedics, give union strike mandate

Raleigh, North Carolina – Bill: Sex offenders can`t be paramedics

Alva, Oklahoma – Alva combat medic to receive Bronze Star

Bay City Michigan – Woman who stole ambulance sentenced to maximum of 10 years imprisonment

Jersey City, New Jersey – Baby delivered in back of ambulance

Medford, Pennsylvania – Police:Boy injured in freak accident with ambulance

Austin, Texas – Woman in ambulance crash dies

Oxfordshire, UK – Anger over 999 response times

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calgary, Alberta – Shortage of EMS grads forecast

Springdale, Newfoundland – Ambulance overturns on highway

Haverhill, Massachusetts – 20 firefighters admit wrongdoing in EMT scandal

Portsmouth, UK – Paramedic faked emergency calls to boost response time targets of manager he was having affair with

Birmingham, UK – Three airport passengers have died since 24 hour paramedic service was axed

Biggleswade, UK – Highway closed after ambulance blaze

Norwich, UK – Air ambulance grounded over operator certificate loss

East Anglia, UK – Ambulance bosses forced to borrow helicopters after own grounded

New South Wales, Australia – NSW’s ambulance service diagnoses system virus

New South Wales, Australia – Australian medics want more heavy lift ambulances

Waikato, New Zealand – Coroner calls for more ambos

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Half of HSAS deemed essential in event of strike

Ottawa, Ontario – Committee approves new paramedic hires

Madison County, Kentucky – Kentucky State Trooper hit by ambulance while responding to crash

San Antonio, Texas – Gun threat to paramedics has some reflecting on job dangers

Collier County, Florida – Collier County’s Medflight adds new safety feature to air ambulance helicopters

Dublin, Ireland – Paramedic criticizes HSE over safety equipment

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic appeals indecent assault conviction

Ballarat, Australia – Ballarat left short of ambulance services

Auckland, New Zealand – Man arrested after climbing into ambulance

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Lives of emergency crews put at risk by careless drivers

Stephentown, New York – Mud halts ambulance, trooper’s car

Madison County, Georgia – County first responders get 10 cardiac machines through private grant

Irondequoit, New York – Police, fire, ambulance workers honored at Elks award ceremony

Hindsdale, Illinois – Hospital honors local paramedics for saving man’s life

Blackburn, UK – Mongolian rally in old ambulance

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedics on bikes for Rugby World Cup

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cornwall, Ontario – No lockout for paramedics

Dawson City, Yukon – Ambulance service restored for now;more volunteer ambulance attendants needed

Raleigh, North Carolina – EMT angered by actions of suspect in fatal wreck

San Antonio, Texas – Man accused of pulling gun on paramedics arrested

East Providence, Rhode Island – Ambulance company lays off workers

Lexington, Massachusetts – EMT training fraud scandal spurs changes

Akron, Ohio – Ambulance carrying patient flips over

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance service’s budget pressure over diesel price

Darwen, UK – Ambulance apology in Darwen fall drama

Victoria, Australia – Ambos stand by mouth to mouth advice

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Disclose bedbug sites:paramedics

Cornwall, Ontario – Paramedics set for vote for strike mandate

Greenville, North Carolina – Funeral for Eastern Pines EMS worker held

Fort Myers, Florida – Paramedics mistakenly declare live patient dead;man dies for real four days later

Houston, Texas – Confusion delays EMT response to crash

Austin, Texas – Ambulance crashes seconds away from hospital

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Union leaders, family speak after reinstatement of paramedic

Berkley, New Jersey – Grounded medevac helicopter back in service after run-in with bird

Wolverhampton, UK – Ambulance crashes on 999 call

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Windsor, Ontario – Paramedic’s career honoured

New York, New York – Senate passes bill allowing EMTs to carry AEDs in personal vehicles

Detroit, Michigan – Paramedic severely injured by hit-and-run driver

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Ruling reinstates Pittsburgh paramedic fired in man’s death

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Union praises arbitrator’s ruling reinstating paramedic

Salem, Massachusetts – Trooper told ex-cop not to worry about EMT probe

Orlando, Florida – Lives changed dramatically for 3 EMTs at Earnhardt accident scene

Rockford, Illlinois – City of Rockford a step closer to outsourcing ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic shortage can’t be tolerated

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Fired EMS director files wrongful termination claim

Queens, New York – Ambulance medic convicted in robbery

Salem, Massachusetts – Ex-cop says AG set trap in EMT training scandal

Chicago, Illinois – Provident hospital to turn away emergency ambulances

Glasgow, UK – Patient sexually assaulted female medic in ambulance

Bedfordshire, UK – Drugs pack taken from ambulance while crew were away

Derby, UK – Ambulance chiefs didn’t send paramedics because they were on a break

North Wales, UK – Laser shone at air ambulance crew

New South Wales, Australia – World focus on ambulance system failure

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedic service ranks high

Salem, Massachusettts – City council votes to name street after medic

Portland, Oregon – Congressman calls for probe after ambulance responds outside emergency room;man dies

Dalton, UK – Ambulance refused to disabled patient

Bristol, UK – Ambulance industrial action talks pledge

Tynemouth, UK – Shamed paramedic blasted by grieving husband

Amsterdam, Holland – Green light for ambulance helicopter night flights

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – Girl reunited with lifesaving paramedic team

San Antonio, Texas – Man being evaluated after pulling gun on paramedics

Jupiter, Florida – Funeral held for paramedic/firefigher killed while cycling Monday

Livingston County, Illinois – Volunteer helps Illinois paramedics

Kent, UK – Paramedic airlifted by own helicopter

Dorset, UK – Air ambulance shoe campaign off to flying start

Wickford, UK – Thieves steal ambulance equipment

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB rural response times excellent

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB CEO says teen’s death not forgotten

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan’s health bus staffed by paramedic and nurse paving way for unique medical care

New York, New York – Paramedics rescue toddler from Bronx fire

New York, New York – Ambulance GPS systems don’t provide directions

Portland, Oregon – Adventist Hospital:man hurt in parking lot must call ambulance

Shropshire, UK – Paramedic on 999 call drove at 25 mph

Derby and South Derbyshire, UK – Paramedic denies claims she refused to treat dying woman

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Paramedics, firefighters waging battle for their pensions

Billings, Montana – Billings man charged with DUI after crashing into ambulance

Waunakee, Wisconsin – Dane County uses snowbulance in trail rescue

Strathspey, UK – Ambulance staff appalled at treatment of colleague

Northern Territory, Australia – NT ambos vote for industrial action

Mount Buller, Ausstralia – Paramedic digs ledge in dramatic mountain rescue

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance officers most trusted

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Detroit, Michigan – Private ambulance filling the gaps

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Ambulance catches fire inside garage

Chillicothe, Ohio – Ambulance hits pole and fence before rollover

Rochester, New York – Paramedic ticketed by police after deadly crash

London, UK – London Air Ambulance secures 7 year funding deal

London, UK – Deliberate leap from ambulance injured mercy killing man

Bristol, UK – Bristol paramedic to face a competence hearing

Gloucestershire, UK – Talks continue in bid to resolve ambulance dispute

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Charlottetown, PEI – PEI EMS not comparable to NS, manager

Charlottetown, PEI – PEI to centralize 911 services centers

Toronto, Ontario – Ambulance for obese sees plenty of use

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Firefighters accused in Haverhill EMT training scandal cut deals

San Diego, California – Emergency response times slower with brownouts

Athens, Georgia – Wounded man punches EMT, runs from police

Brighton, New York – Ambulance rear-ended;leaves one dead

London, UK – Coroner:man jumped from ambulance deliberately

Derbeyshire, UK – Paramedic ‘refused to enter pub’

Cumbria, UK – Ambulances to carry overweight not a priority, say bosses

Monday, February 7, 2011

Avon, Illinois – First responder dies in the line of duty

Nottingham, UK – Ambulance man’s drink drive trial set for April

Strood, UK – Ambulance worker sacked for assault on female police officer

Jersey, UK – Ambulance service creates life saving booklet

Scotland, UK – Paramedic who treated President faces sack

Surrey, UK – Pay row could lead to ambulance staff strike

Grimsby, UK – Students at college face suspension after paramedic assaulted

Tasmania, Australia – Anonymous donor bails out struggling ambulance company

Queensland, Australia – Queensland fire rescue boats help paramedics reach patients

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Austin, Texas – Austin mom gives birth in ambulance during storm

Lenox, Georgia – Emergency workers injured in ambulance crash

Columbia, Missouri – Emergency crews improvise to rescue patient

Freeport, Illinois – Man accused of stealing syring from ambulance

Torquay, UK – Ambulance attacked as woman is hurt in assault

Leamington, UK – Donations will keep air ambulance flying

Armenia – Armenia to launch 911 emergency service

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dover, Delaware – Ambulance owner faces child porn charge

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Ambulance crews use technology to decrease emergency response times

Devon, UK – Plymouth ambulance paramedic in court on drug charges

Wakefield, UK – Ambulance upgrades for fat patients

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ambulance service has nine obese ambulances

London, UK – Every UK ambulance service forced to buy special kit to deal with obesity crisis

Berkshire, UK – Ambulance ‘attack home’ in Berkshire rise four fold

Tasmania, Australia – Private ambulance service set to fold

New South Wales, Australia – NSW Health told to talk to paramedics

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – EMS dispatcher honoured for helping save a life

Charlottetown, PEI – Wage offer falls short for paramedics

New York, New York – Demoted EMS chief slapped with ethics fine

Richmond, Virginia – Former Richmond Ambulance Authority dispatcher gets 6 months for child porn

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance rescued from snow filled entrance ramp

Wales, UK – Pensioner’s 12-hour wait for ambulance

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hygiene worries raised over paramedics on call

Belfast, Northern Ireland – 999 ambulance call outs double

Dublin, Ireland – Poll gives ambulance a stay of execution

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St. John’s, Newfoundland – NL ambulance operators say problems flagged by report government’s fault

Martinsburg, West Virginia – Medic terminated by ambulance authority for stealing medications

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedic seeks dismissal of charges of interfering with cops

Bristol, UK – Ambulance staff call off work-to-rule

London, UK – Inquiry into London Ambulance Service

London, UK – Ambulance delays slammed at inquest

Surrey, UK – Paramedics could not find asthma woman’s home

Valletta, Malta – Provoked ambulance employee faces 2 year probation for trying to kill boss

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Windsor, Ontario – Windsor area ambulances idle for hours at crowded ERs

Attleboro, Massachusetts – Man charged with assaulting paramedic

Torrington, Connecticut – Man who attacked paramedics headed to prison

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Fire union head, mayor trade barbs over EMT scandal

Scotland, UK – Ambulance chiefs grilled over ignored fatal 999 call

Moray, UK – Meal break ambulance man redeployed

London, UK – 7/7 ambulance delays unacceptable

Wales, UK – 90-minute ambulance wait for 3-year-old fit victim

Eastbourne, UK – Swearing at paramedics costs woman 40 pounds

Melbourne, Australia – First aid facilities overflowing at Big Day Out

New South Wales, Australia – Lives at risk over low ambo numbers

Monday, January 31, 2011

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – New CPR technique used by fire department part of national study

Monmouth, New Jersey – EPA orders ambulance service to stop using disinfectant

Las Vegas, Nevada – EMT enters city’s mayoral race

Kent, UK – Drunk man spat blood into mouth of cop after punching paramedic 

Moray, UK – Ambulance assurances after death

London, UK – Medic unaware of 7/7 bus victims

Leicester, UK – Ambulance crew leaves dying cancer woman waiting in pain for 12 hours

Scotland, UK – Rural ambulance services under scrutiny

Jerusalem, Israel – Health ministry moves to reduce red tape for immigrant doctors, paramedics

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Colbert County, Alabama – 18-wheeler collides with ambulance

Gardnerville, Nevada – Child, 3, calls 911 after mother’s seizure

Bristol, UK – Ambulance staff threaten full walk out

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Ambulance service denies profits before patients accusation

Tucson, Arizona – Tucson shuts down ambulance based telemedicine network

London, UK – Paramedics not adequately trained

Worcester, UK – Plan for paramedic on every truck

Bristol, UK – Ambulance staff strike action back on

South Wales, UK – Newport woman in agony…waited two and a half hours for ambulance

Dublin, Ireland – Dublin woman charged with stealing ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics to enter conciliation hearing

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics protest in Sydney for better working conditions

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – National standards announced to protect first responders

St. John’s, Newfoundland – N.L. Auditor General criticizes road ambulance service

Westchester, Pennsylvania – Prison for theft from ambulance company

Pinellas County, Florida – Errors fill preliminary report on EMS system

London, UK – 7/7 inquest, medic’s concern at wait for ambulances

Wiltshire, UK – Great West ambulance staff call off work to rule

Essex, UK – Ambulance workers refused to take dying student to hospital

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times sink to fresh low

New South Wales, Australia – New ambo pay deal will lead to errors

Sydney, Australia – Paramedics kept busy on Australia Day

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welland, Ontario – Cold and snow a concern for EMS

Greenville, South Carolina – Search continues for missing Eastern Pines EMS worker

Detroit, Michigan – Problems revealed with Detroit EMS

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ambulance wars heat up over not so funny video

Hartford, Connecticut – Facebook firing hearing at Conn. ambulance  firm

Kent, UK – South East Coast Ambulance Service will see pay fall

Wales, UK – Weather blamed for ambulance response times in December

Gold Coast, Australia – Local ambos to represent Australia at Paramedic Olympics

Warsaw, Poland – Fallen soldier and medic to arrive home from Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tofino, BC – Commemorative print dedicated to memory of EMS medics unveiled

New York, New York – 911 caller suing city after help came 90 minutes too late for wife during Christmas blizzard

Camas, Washington – Former paramedic sentenced for stealing, using painkiller

Edenville, Michigan – Man jailed for assaulting paramedic

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Firefighter suspension hearings dealing with EMT scandal to be public

Kent, UK – South East Coast ambulance staff in pay change row

Wales, UK – Ambulance crisis deepens

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance staff to start action

Brisbane, South Australia – Paramedics return home from Queensland floods

Bangalore, India – Medic killed along with three others as lorry rams ambulance

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tofino, BC – Vickers print dedicated to memory of BC paramedics sells out

Simcoe County, Ontario – Hospital, paramedics making do with little

McKinney, Texas – McKinney paramedics to receive two Segways, thanks to $16,000 donation from medical center

London, UK – London Ambulance Service on search for more volunteers

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance staff set to strike

Wales, UK – Couple’s fury at ambulance wait

Moscow, Russia – Ambulance vehicle knocks down man, drives off

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Miami Township, Ohio – Cruiser collides with ambulance

Amarillo, Texas – Ambulance service hits on time response goal

Downer’s Grove, Illinois – Paramedic credited with saving man’s life after trapped at Good Sam

Saginaw, Michigan – Time Magazine features army combat medic

Torbay, UK – Torbay police tackle ambulance service in charity football match

Victoria, Australia – Medics were late, inquest told

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Frontline medevac teams are lifesavers in Afghanistan

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lindsay, Ontario – Air ambulance move worries city

Lindsay, Ontario – EMS director criticizes air ambulance move

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedics bristle over firefighters’ wage increase

Grand Falls, New Brunswick – Ambulance bill in Walmart death sent in error

Portland, Oregon – SUV slams into parked ambulance

Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio – Thrown rock strikes ambulance, shatters windshield

Columbia, Washington – Department of Health suspends EMT’s licence

London, UK – Paramedics had to treat 7/7 victims using Sellotape

Fermanagh, Ireland – Doctor badly hurt in ambulance crash

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics revolt over pay cut

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB government plans to scrap ambulance fee

Petrolia, Ontario – Historic ambulance to tour

River Edge, New Jersey – EMT’s death hits hard

Tampa, Florida – Former army medic begins ‘Trek for Hope’ to raise funds for wounded vets

Poughkeepsie, New York – Ambulance service provides free transportation to cancer patients

Battle Creek, Michigan – Man in trouble for stealing ambulance, going to pizza restaurant

Banbury, UK – Ambulance staff given response time

Bristol, UK – Air ambulance services under threat

Auckland, New Zealand – Paramedics worry about new drug

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Laurelton, New York – In twist of fate, fire department EMS supervisor rescues coworker’s family without realizing it

Herndon, Pennsylvania – Two ambulance crew members become ill treating burn victim

St. Clair County, Illinois – Wrongful death suit claims paramedics, doctors, hospitals were negligent

Enfield, Connecticut – Enfield investigates paramedic’s complaint of racial harassment;claims EMS captain suggested he was a terrorist

Suffolk, UK – Roving GP to be linked to ambulance crews in pilot

Cornwall, UK – Paramedic withdraws claim against former employers

Norwich, UK – Norwich paramedics raise money to save lives

Queensland, Australia – NSW rescuers return from Queensland floods

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Regina, Saskatchean – Province considers doubling up on air ambulance pilots

River Edge, New Jersey – EMT dies after beingfound unresponsive in front of squad building

Lafayette, Indiana – Proposed bill would licence paramedics

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Blue tape will mark cars checked by Oklahoma City paramedics in ice storms

Goshen, Indiana – Ambulance manufacturing plant in northern Indiana closing

Wales, UK – Delays in Welsh ambulance transfers

Swindon, UK – No agreement in ambulance hours dispute

Cork, Ireland – Lift-off of air ambulance imminent

Queensland, Australia – Ambo to lend a hand in floods

Monday, January 17, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan – Wall government ignores air ambulance review recommendations?

Chatham, Ontario – Paramedics saving more lives

Abilene, Texas – Abilene paramedic percentages exceed national stats

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Paramedic and family moving to Haiti to devote year of their lives towards helping people

Cornwall, UK – Employment tribunal hears paramedic claim she didn’t lie over compensation

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance strike talks to continue

Scotland, UK – Thief stole keys of ambulance on call

Lincolnshire, UK – Private ambulances used to ease pressure on ambulance service

Tasmania, Australia – Reprieve for private ambulance

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Calgary, Alberta – STARS Lottery 2011 kicks off

Morganton, North Carolina – Former EMS major pleads guilty

Oakdale, California – Paramedic rescues brother in Sierra

McLaughlin, South Dakota – Paramedic receives $25 K from Jenny’s Heroes

Moreno Valley, California – Patient dies after ambulance accident

Milton Keynes, UK – Prime Minister calls to say thanks to ambulance staff

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Government still looking at scrapping ambulance fees

Peterborough, Ontario – Two local paramedics heading to Haiti to battle cholera epidemic

Hamilton, Ontario – Flu spike leads to cancelled surgeries, reduced ambulance coverage

Elyria, Ohio – Ambulance medic enters plea in fatal crash

Riverside, California – Ambulance patient dies, paramedics injured in crash

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Ambulance medic thanks officers following accident

Meridian, New York – Ambulance fire

Letchworth, UK – Ambulance depot cylinders full of entonox stolen

Londonderry, UK – Taxis used 15 times to get to heart patients because ambulances unavailable

Cornwall, UK – Tribunal hears claim experienced paramedic was forced out after rejecting sexual advances

Tasmania, Australia – Private ambulance closure inevitable

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto EMS needs cash

Toronto, Ontario – Ombudsman to probe unregulated medical transfers

Ottawa, Ontario – No change in ambulance response times

Wall, New Jersey – EPA says disinfectant used by NJ’s largest ambulance provider are too powerful

Buckhannon, West Virginia – Ambulances receive child restraint systems

Elyria, Ohio – Ambulance medic charged in crash that killed man

Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania – Man stole ambulance, jumped in front of coal truck

Lancaster County, South Carolina – Storm’s aftermath creates problems for emergency workers

Shetland, UK – Sex abuse trial of former ambulance worker begins

Belfast, Ireland – Coroner’s alarm over paramedics’ attitude to dying woman

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit changes emergency response for ambulances

East Windsor, New Jersey – PCP exposure sickens EMT, cop

Joliet, Illinois – Paramedics followed protocol before ambulance was stolen

Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company chairwoman admits stealing million

Austin, Texas – Possible EMS study worries union chief

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston ambulance modified for obese patients

Bangor Township, Michigan – Woman accused of stealing ambulance accepts plea offer

Oxford, UK – Ambulance boss on drunk driving charge

Ballarat, Australia – Paramedics hit new low

Victoria, Australia – Call for action to fix ambulance woes

Molln, Austria – Patient turns rifle on paramedics

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Regina, Saskatchewan – Union says paramedic staffing levels inadequate

Toronto, Ontario – Community paramedics helping those on the fringes

Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania – Man crashes into ambulance carrying daughter

Mason City, Iowa – Woman charged for running over fire hose, striking ambulance

Dublin, Ireland – Woman charged with stealing ambulance

Wiltshire, UK – Crisis talks to prevent ambulance strike

Scotland, UK – 4 x 4s boost for ambulance service

Tasmania, Australia – Ambo firm in critical condition

Sydney, Australia – Ambulance bottle attack

Western Australia – Ambulance ramping times up at hospitals as patients wait

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nashville, Tennessee – Man dies after 30 minute ambulance wait

Gainesville, Georgia – Inmate/former medic indicted again

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Stabbing hearing for soldier accused of killing female military medic delayed

Wiltshire, UK – Great West Ambulance staff vote in favour of industrial action

Scotland, UK – Ambulance service 999 calls cost an extra 15 million pounds

Elgin, UK – Paramedic was attacked by drunken patient

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Minister rejects ambulance night flight plan

Taipei, Taiwan – Student who blocked ambulance is charged

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Langley, BC – Paramedics honour fallen firefighter comrade

Antigonish, Nova Scotia – Faster heart attack treatment by paramedics

Regina, Saskatchewan – Paramedics set to resume bargaining

Comox, BC – At last, an ambulance station for Comox

Peoria, Illinois – Army medics depart for year long deployment to Iraq

Denver, Colorado – National Guard medics head to Afghanistan

New South Wales, Australia – Police and medical authorities issue warning following theft from ambulance

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan flight medics complete contingency aeromedical training

Friday, January 7, 2011

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedic raises alarm over ambulance shortage

Red Deer, Alberta – Ambulance problems avoided

Southbury, Connecticut – Arrest follows what police say was an attempt to drive at EMTs

Wokingham, UK – Man arrested after paramedic threatened at gunpoint

Wales, UK – Welsh Ambulance Service winter response concern

Derbeyshire, UK – Paramedic wins bravery award

Sydney, Australia – Ambulance dash for special stroke care

Wollongong, Australia – Woman hit female paramedic, court told

Taipei, Taiwan – Road bully sorry for blocking ambulance and causing death

Tokyo, Japan – Ambulance dispatches in Tokyo top 700,000 in a year for 1st time

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jackson, New Jersey – Jackson medic shot in Afghanistan;recovering in D.C.

Plymouth, UK – Experienced paramedic accused of failing to save dying baby avoids disciplinary action

Cumbria, UK – New year celebrations keep ambulances busy

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance crews to get new food and drink stops

Halton, UK – North West Ambulance Service record 57 untoward incidents in three years

Derbyshire, UK – Latest training will put paramedics at heart of action in water rescues

Derbyshire, UK – More training for paramedics after death of man in custody

Tallinn, Estonia – Medics survive elevator plummet

Contingent Operating Site Warrior, Iraq – Iraqi emergency units complete EMT training

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance to install mobile devices to improve patient care

Cariboo, BC – First responders seek funding for supplies

Denison, Texas – Paramedic/firefighter killed in New Year’s Eve car crash

Boone, Iowa – Ambulance medic sentenced in fatal crash

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh paramedics continue to work without a contract

Sandpoint, Idaho – Runaway Idaho EMS patient has February court date

Haslingden, UK – Complaint over paramedics’ treatment after student’s sudden death

Edinburgh, UK – Yob attacked police officers in ambulance

Rome, Italy – Rome orders armoured ambulances

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Obama signs 9/11 health compensation bill

Dallas, Texas – Council to discuss suit alleging fraud by Dallas fire officials and ambulance billing service

Lincoln, Nebraska – Neb. offers workshops for emergency med techs

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Firefighters in EMT scandal face losing 30 percent of pay, possibly jobs

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Struggling ambulance services turn to municipalities for funding

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit councilman seeks hearing on EMS response

Scotland, UK – Emergency ambulance call outs soar

Scotland, UK – Tea break ambulance man to keep his job

Lancashire, UK – Service receives call every nine seconds on New Year’s Eve

Sussex, UK – 999 call for ambulance every 20 seconds in Sussex

Victoria, Australia – EMS crisis set to worsen

Friday, December 31, 2010

Saskatoon, SK – Ambulance carrying pregnant woman collides with car

Millville, New Jersey – Family sues rescue squad for stretcher restraint death

Edison, New Jersey – Switch to EMTs expected to reduce salary costs

North Haven, Connecticut – Company donates ambulance to the needy

Flagstaff, Arizona – Paramedics and other medical personnel spend holidays helping Tibetan refugees

Riverina, Australia – Former paramedic rescued while competing in yacht race

Whitianga, New Zealand – Residents sign up to keep a watch on 2 rescue choppers

Tokyo, Japan – No. of calls for ambulances to keep increasing through 2030 +

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cobourg, Ontario – Local paramedic makes second mercy mission to Haiti

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit paramedics punished;is it the wrong move?

Cresskill, New Jersey – Second hearing is set for police officer accused of putting nude male photos on paramedic vehicle

Staten Island, New York – Fire truck serves as ambulance for infant whose heart has stopped

Omaha, Nebraska – Former paramedic/firefighter dies during hunting trip

Monmouth Ocean, New Jersey – Emergency squads struggling to answer calls

England, UK – South Central Ambulance Service must improve training

Bridlington, UK – North Sea dip to raise money for ambulance service and others

Forward Operating Base Caldwell, Eastern Iraq – Army says it was suicide;family of former combat medic not so sure

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Port Moody, BC – BC paramedics lose station, say public is at risk

New York, New York – FDNY, EMS response compromised during blizzard

Boston, Massachusetts – Stop ambulance fee rip offs

Rio, Wisconsin – Rural ambulance departments struggle with staffing

Burbank, California – Teddy bears donated for use by paramedics

Brattleboro, Vermont – Policy shift will affect emergency responders’ bottom lines

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance crews braced for 999 surge

Pendle, UK – Patients face longer waits for ambulances in bad weather

Ryedale, UK – Air ambulance fundraising damaged by bogus callers

Cornwall, UK – Air ambulance charity beer is launched in St. Angus

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Flint, Michigan – Ambulance service makes dying man’s wish come true Christmas weekend

St. Louis, Missouri – Paramedics make memorable Christmas reunion possible

Birmingham, Alabama – Nursing home patients make it home for Christmas thanks to ambulance service crews

Portsmouth, Virginia – Coast Guard medevacs 1 from cruise ship near Cape Fear River

Brusly, Louisiana – Ambulance in 2-vehicle wreck

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ambulance crashes on way to hospital

Sea Isle City, New Jersey – Ambulance corps deliver holiday cheer

Scotland, UK – Dedication of emergency workers praised

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics angry over pay deal rush

Huntley, New Zealand – Ambulance tagged on Christmas morning during call

Friday, December 24, 2010

Oakville, Ontario – Physician assistants and former paramedic help reduce ER wait times

Mississauga, Ontario – 100,000th patient transported by Ornge

Nanaimo, BC – EMS crews set for Christmas catastrophes

Springfield, Illinois – Most trauma patients not transported within mandated time frame in state

Jefferson City, Missouri – EMTs entrenched as execution team members for lethal injection administration

Washington County, North Carolina – Washington County turning off sirens, lights on some ambulance rides

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic attacked while treating drug addict

Tasmania, Australia – Blisters and pimples clog 000

Cos Warrior, Iraq – Thunderhorse Army medics train Iraqi EMT units

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Summerside, PEI – Ambulance filled with gifts instead of patients

Port Alberni, BC – Paramedics receive awards

Washington, D.C. – Schumer slams McCain’s over Zadroga 9/11 responder health bill remark

Trenton, New Jersey – Norcross bill to give laid off EMTs public job preference clears Senate

Edison, New Jersey – Mayor:Take EMT duties away from firefighters

Manchester, UK – Drunken thug slapped paramedic as he gave first aid

Peterborough, UK – Paramedic among staff at field hospital treating pre-Christmas revellers

Cambridge, UK – Army medics set up tent to aid late night revellers

Dublin, Ireland – Dublin firefighters consider strike over removal of ambulance service

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s senior paramedic hangs it up

McKees Rock, Pennsylvania – Officials: Ambulance accident didn’t kill Robinson woman

New Castle County, Delaware – Paramedics and charity group deliver toys to tots

London, UK – Patients to be at heart of A & E and ambulance care, health secretary

Cantebury, UK – Ambulance service will focus on patients who need it most during cold snap

Withington, UK – Diabolical delay:Family’s anger as stroke victim dies after 76 minute wait for ambulance

East of England, UK – EMS patients urged to be patient

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Duo does shopping with ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics often in firing line

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Salt Lake City, Utah – Ambulance service offers invisible bracelets to patients

Swansea, UK – Air ambulance landing stopped by snowballs

Banbury, UK – Teenagers help free ambulance

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service’s busiest day

Eastbourne, UK – Ambulance resuscitation bag stolen

Brisbane, Australia – Emergency doctors to time ER care start from ambulance arrival

Brisbane, Australia – Rescuers saved after flood mishap

New Delhi, India – PM’s security blamed for man’s death in ambulance

Topraisar Village, Romania – Baby boy died as ambulance stuck in snow

Monday, December 20, 2010

Peel Region, Ontario – Peel paramedics deliver toys to Peel Children’s Centre

Florence, Alabama – Colleagues reflect on fatal EMT accident

Melbourne, Florida – Man tased after punching EMT

London, UK – Navy medic loses appeal over objections to Afghan duty

London, UK – Government accused of shocking scaling back of ambulance services

London, UK – 999 ambulance response time scrapped

Wales, UK – Emergency medics to run triage units to deal with pre-Christmas revellers

Oxfordshire, UK – Heavy drinking hindering paramedics

Bucks, UK – Drunks using ambulances as glorified taxi service

Northern Territory, Australia – Paramedics file for protected industrial action

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – City medics helps stuff bus full of food for Food Bank

Montgomery, Alabama – Man could be charged in EMT’s death

Salem, Massachusetts – Somber homecoming for fallen combat medic

Salem, Massachusetts – Governor to attend medic’s funeral

Ayer, Massachusetts – Soldiers take the clothes off their backs, use medic training to save injured jumper

Newport Beach, California – NB paramedics, firefighters make sure Christmas comes..one family at a time

Wayne, New Jersey – Local EMT will head to Haiti

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire 999 staff ballot on strike action

Ghana – People can be jailed for assaulting paramedics

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Man calls 911 to see if he can buy marijuana

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics, firefighters approve new contract

St. Charles, Missouri – Paramedics save dogs after fire

Boise, Idaho – Boise paramedic/firefighter delivers presents

Lincolnshire, UK – Dirty ambulances are now clean, but bosses need to listen more

Reading, UK – Ambulance demand soars

Bolton, UK – Ambulance chief warns, ‘we are not a taxi service’

London, UK – Ambulance man sleeps in his car

Barking, UK – Paramedic gives chase after drunken driver

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saskatoon, SK – Ambulance fee increase justified, health minister

St. Louis, Missouri – Filling an ambulance with toys to honor a fallen marine

Boston, Massachusetts – EMTs save holiday for needy children

Wilmington, North Carolina – Paramedics help bring Christmas cheer to families in need

Clark County, Washington – State strengthens move over laws for emergency vehicles

Cincinnati, Ohio – Ambulance involved in hit and run

Sandpoint, Idaho – Combative patient flees in ambulance

London, UK – Forgotten ambulance crews watched 7/7 on TV

Avon, UK – Paramedics at Great Western Ambulance Service to vote on strike action

Victoria, Australia – Call for extra paramedics in holiday spots

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

North Bay, Ontario – EMS Transfer service to cut wait times

Saskatoon, SK – Province allows ambulance fees to rise

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Crash between car, ambulance kills 1

Sequoyah County – Suspect escapes from ambulance

Charleston, West Virginia – New child restraints in all W. Va ambulances

Austin, Texas – Theft case dismissed against medic

Bournemouth, UK – New student designed helmet enables easier removal by paramedics

Bristol, UK – Ambulance staff in strike ballot

England, UK – Ambulance response targets axed

Nassau, Bahamas – Two paramedics accused of extorting tourists back at work

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Austin, Texas – Ambulance restaffing causes stir

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics and firefighters agree to tentative contract with city

Portobello, UK – Man dies in 999 mix-up, family claims

Cotwolds, UK – Ambulance response times under fire

Scotland, UK – Army comes to the resuce and helps paramedics rescue victims of big chill

London, UK – London Ambulance booze bus back in action

Wandsworth, UK – Ambulance staff prepare for surge in 999 calls

Wales, UK – Car and on-call ambulance in road smash

Victoria, Australia – Ambos hurt lifting obese patient

Brisbane, Australia – Ambulance officer in stable condition after crash

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Advanced paramedics to hit the streets soon

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Driver of ambulance makes pit stop at Subway

New York, New York – Fees could force New York hospitals to halt ambulance services

Corpus Christi, Texas – Boyfriend interferes with paramedics

Wales, UK – AM Mick Bates fined over paramedic assaults

Weston, UK – Ambulance staff strike moves closer

Limerick, Ireland – Paramedics suffer assault

Hamilton, New Zealand – Man breaks police officer’s nose in ambulance

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Eastend, Saskatchewan – Innovative emergency medical services pilot project launched

New York, New York – Heroism runs in the family as some EMS grads join siblings in the FDNY

Melton, UK – Christmas comes early for air ambulance

Thorple-Soken, UK – Ambulance crew’s actions help save couple’s pets

Warrington, UK – Ambulance times still need to improve

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance station unsafe

Freeport, Bahamas – EMT sick out

Friday, December 10, 2010

Detroit, Michigan – Teens steal ambulance while EMS is responding to call

Marshfield, Massachusetts – EMTs attacked by patient

New York, New York – NYC to charge private hospitals for 911 ambulances

Rapid City, South Dakota – Dispute between paramedics, firefighters and city continues

Manchester, UK – Ambulance bosses declare major incident as freezing conditions cause chaos on roads

Wales, UK – AM Mick Bates was unaware of paramedic assaults, court told

New South Wales, Australia – Faith in human nature stolen as paramedic robbed

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Pilot project aims to free up paramedics more quickly after transporting patients to hospital

Montcalm County, Michigan – Driver of ambulance facing negligent homicide charges

Tacoma, Washington – Ambulance service reimbursed for toll booth ticket;law to change

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Family protests delayed ambulance response

Corpus Christi, Texas – Family says EMS refused treatment of burned baby boy

Wales, UK – Ambitious 5 year plan to improve ambulance service

Wales, UK – Lib. Dem AM Mick Bates paramedic assault trial to continue

New South Wales, Australia – Police appeal after handbag stolen from ambulance

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rochester, New York – Probation for paramedic who abused drugs

Austin, Texas – Staffing changes on Austin ambulances

Ipswich, UK – Thief escaped from ambulance

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance hoaxers will be prosecuted

Shropshire, UK – Safety worries over kits for paramedics

Romford, UK – 98-year-old man waited 90 minutes for ambulance after fall

Scotland, UK – Scottish Ambulance Service stretched to critical

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Non urgent ambulances cancelled due to weather

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance, hospital face flak over woman’s death

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Midland, Michigan – Project Blue Light remembers fallen heroes

Scranton, Pennsylvania – 911 community says goodbye to EMT who dies on duty

Lancashire, UK – Alcoholic who played dead in the street 73 times cost taxpayers thousands in ambulance call outs

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance service signs up for patient feedback site

London, UK – Land Rover Discovery 4 for London Ambulance Service

Birmingham, UK – Ambuance service inundated with calls as freeze continues

Belfast, Northern Ireland – New front line trade union to include paramedics, firefighters, and pysch nurses

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance inquiry after coin injury

Orissa, India – Maoists apologize for blowing up ambulance

Monday, December 6, 2010

Charlottetown, PEI – Paramedics’ right to strike being taken:union

Charlottetown, PEI – Paramedics upset bill tabled without consultation

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province to hire Alberta based helicopter ambulance for 2011 flood watch

Edmonton, Alberta – AHS waives couple’s ambulance bill

Orem, Utah – Paramedics decreasing diagnosis time with mobile EKGs

Yorkshire, UK – Uphill struggle as freeze hits petrol and food supplies

Bushey, UK – Paramedic commandeer home to treat injured girl

Derbeyshire, UK – Police accompanying paramedics on call outs

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Statford, Connecticut – Changes on way for ambulance service

Trenton, New Jersey – Legislation would ease hiring of laid off EMTs

Lexington, Kentucky – Ambulance crashes on icy bridge

Blackburn, UK – Man handed asbo banning 999 calls

Grimsby, UK – Paramedic defies the snow to help mother deliver baby

Isle of Wight, UK – 999 calls may not always get an ambulance in future

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – NS firm plans water ambulance

Kamloops, British Columbia – Paramedic honoured for going extra mile

Fredericksburg, Virginia – 2 soldiers charged with army medic’s death in Iraq

Washington, D.C. – FAA tests waters for helicopter EMS recording with mixed response

Charleston, South Carolina – Ambulance firm fined in alleged fraud case

London, UK – Ambulances struggling amid snow

Oxfordshire, UK – Paramedics attend spate of falls due to snow and ice

Cambridgeshire, UK – Gas stolen from ambulance station

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics collecting toys

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance slams into car, highway backed up

Boise, Idaho – Idaho looks to reform EMS mess

Reno, Nevada – Reno triage center reduces burden on EMS

Barnsley, UK – Ambulances battle on despite hazardous conditions

Wales, UK – Close shave for hairy Movember paramedics and nurses

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire take buses not ambulances warning

Auckland, New Zealand – Paramedics search for mystery lifesaver

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kelowna, BC – Paramedics honour lifesavers

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Pa EMT dies after on duty seizure

East Hampton, New York – LI town plans 911 changes after ambulance error

White Plains, New York – Woman charged in assault on EMT

Dorset, UK – Dorset paramedic guilty of misconduct

Epping Forest, UK – Ambulance service to bring in extra four-wheel drives

Sussex, UK – Ambulance service pledge to prosecute people who attack medics

Stockport, UK – Six months in jail for drunk who hit paramedic and boy

Cheshire, UK – Sat-nav sends ambulance to wrong home as husband tries to resuscitate wife after hanging

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Windsor, Ontario – Toy drive gets boost from St. John Ambulance

Chatham, Ontario – Paramedics play Santa during parade

Fayette County, Pennsyvlania – Ambulance flips, traps crew on icy road

Denver, Colorado – Colorado rural ambulance services in state of emergency

San Francisco, California – State emergency medical agency to honor Marin workers

Palmyra, New York – Ambulances sold online

Berkshire, UK – Ambulances given snow socks

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulances queue for hours at hospitals

Freeport, Bahamas – EMTs frustrated, looking for answers

Monday, November 29, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Slip-and-fall leads to Calgary EMS lawsuit

Regina, Saskatchewan – Teen pleads guilty to fake 911 calls reporting murders, stabbings, and shootings

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ambulance operations receive top honours

Belmont, Massachusetts – Firefighter arrested for harassing ambulance company employee

Dover, Delaware – Ex-EMT/firefighter sentenced for arson

Churchville, Pennsylvania – Police charge man with impersonating cop one week after he is charged with impersonating paramedic

Lee, UK – Medication stolen from ambulance as paramedics treat elderly woman

Isle of Wight, UK – Island paramedic struck off

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic/firefighter numbers on the rise in Queensland

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts – Thanksgiving dinner served to responders

Norfolk, Virignia – Norfolk paramedics send EKGs to give ERs a jump

St. Charles County, Missouri – Paramedics pull driver out of sinking car

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa paramedics deliver two babies

Cornwall, UK – Air ambulance compeltes 22,000 missions

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance row over fire tragedy

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Province will scrap ambulance fees

Charlottetown, PEI – Tory sounds the alarm on ambulance response times

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Woman who didn’t get ambulance job wins discrimination case

Fountain Hills, Arizona – 2 paramedics injured, 1 woman killed in head-on crash

Gloucester Twp, New Jersey – EMT certification of chief suspended after he’s accused of drunk driving

Moon, Pennsylvania – Man charged with shooting at ambulance, police car

Waynesboro, Virginia – Man charged for stealing morphine from ambulance cabinets

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis EMT attacked by pit bull

London, UK – Ambulance bosses refused request for more staff to bomb scenes:7/7 inquest

Victoria, Australia – Opposition pledges ambulance fee cuts

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Accidents spark plea from ambulance service

San Jose, California – DVD shows EMTs cruising for dates on the clock

Gainesville, Florida – Paramedic/firefighter killed in crash

Des Moines, Iowa – $546 K awarded to family in ambulance accident

Charleston, West Virginia – Family suing Putnam EMS in rescue attempt

Louisville, Kentucky – Woman attacks police officers, paramedics in topless bar

London, UK – 7/7 paramedics raided cupboards for supplies

Halstead, UK – Accident victim’s 90 minute wait for ambulance

Shropshire, UK – Warning over fake air ambulance charity collections

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Four paramedics injured responding to collisions during freezing rain

Austin, Texas – Austin ambulances going green

Atlanta, Georgia – Woman dead, several injured in ambulance crash

Mashpee, Massachusetts – EMTs investigated in choking death

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – EMTs get tool to assist the obese

Birmingham, UK – Birmingham airport plane crash:Heroic air ambulance pilot averted major disaster

Warwickshire, UK – Air ambulance charity shop opens

Ballarat, Australia – Ballarat tops unsafe list for ambos

Victoria, Australia – Ambos given no-go zones

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Taxi ambulance driver suspended

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Province prepares for advanced care paramedics

Amarillo, Texas – Ambulance staff reject union

Steubenville, Ohio – Ambulance safety questioned;crews stress need for greater protection

Seattle, Washington – Former King County EMS director dies

Manchester, UK – Ambulance crew lunch breaks could cost lives

Victoria, Australia – Ambulances lose more vital minutes

Landsdowne, New Zealand – Crisis after 111 failure

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS needs 3.39% hike

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Ambulances on municipal agendas

Silvis, Illinois – Ambulance service collects for shelter

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA paramedics deliver baby on highway

East Anglia, UK – Air ambulance chief to fly off to pastures new

Lincolnshire, UK – New air ambulance officially launched

Victoria, Australia – Ambos warn schoolies

Windhoek, Namibia – First ever air ambulance launched

Friday, November 19, 2010

Woodbridge, New Jersey – EMT supervisor’s prison record sets off stir

Plant City, Florida – Paramedic honored for disarming patient

Houston, Texas – Houston City Council votes to double ambulance fee

San Diego, California – Paramedics, firefighters welcome new technology onboard

Amarillo, Texas – Ambulance response times hit deadlines

Chelmsford, UK – Ambulances to respond to fewer needless calls

West Midlands, UK – Fewer patients to use ambulances under trust plans

London, UK – July 7 victims could have been saved if paramedics arrived sooner, rescuer says

Queensland, Australia – Ambos in new temp base after EMS station fire

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Belleville, Ontario – Human error behind ambulance delay

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Throne speech touches on plan for new air ambulance program

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit EMS workers say staffing complaint led to their suspensions

Fort Greene, New York – EMTs honored for courageous act

Barrowford, UK – Man tried to grope policewoman in back of ambulance

Cambridge, UK – Major upheavals in ambulance services

Scotland, UK – 118 homes put on paramedics’ blacklist

East of England, UK – East of England paramedic struck off for dishonesty

Queensland, Australia – Queensland Health working to resolve ramping problems

Northern Territory, Australia – Paramedics seek pay on par with interstate staff

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics kick off annual toy drive

Boston, Massachusetts – Many EMTs’ papers faked

Denver, Colorado – 911 operators reprimanded after 4 calls failed to bring aid to beating victim

St. Charles, Missouri – St. Charles paramedics collect bicycles

Shropshire, UK – Man dies after ambulance crash

Victoria, Australia – Regional ambulance fees highest in Australia

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance ramping times double

Western Australia – Paramedics ignored my pain

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Conference held to lower rate of paramedic injuries

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics report rise in school injuries

Tignish, Prince Edward Island – Paramedicine homecare services stalled

Belmont, Massachusetts – Town suspends six in EMT case

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA now has more paramedics to handle calls

Worthing, UK – Car driver attacks paramedic

Hertfordshire, UK – Paramedics star in Coronation Street trailer

Shropshire, UK – Man dies after ambulance/car collision

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance failings contributed to death

Perth, Western Australia – Ambulance service mistakes resulted in up to four deaths

Monday, November 15, 2010

St. John, Newfoundland – 911 feasibility plan sought

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic service meets criteria

Washington, D.C. – D.C. EMTs accused of lying about rescue

Grafton Township, Ohio – Charges possible against medic in ambulance crash

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Paramedics train side by side with police officers

Victoria, Australia – 110,000 left stuck in ambulances

Victoria, Australia – Calls to improve ambulance service

Victoria, Australia – Woman dies waiting 36 minutes for ambulance following collapse

Victoria, Australia – Ambos blame delays on huge workload

Tasmania, Australia – Outcry over ambulance staff shortages

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta reports worsening ER waits

York Region, Ontario  – York ambulances made more accessible

Peel Region, Ontario – Paramedics honoured

Valley Stream, New York – Man faces charges in ambulance crash

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Crash involving ambulance sends at least one to hospital

Boston, Massachusetts – EMTs cut the cord in special home delivery

Sag Harbor, New York – EMS instructors honored for more than 50 years of service

Vietnam – Call to improve paramedics

Friday, November 12, 2010

Orlando, Florida – Florida hospital unveils pediatric ambulance

Barrowford, UK – Family of nurse murdered by paramedic seek investigation of judge

Stafford, UK – Ambulance was target of attack

Huddersfield, UK – Ambulance union delivers broadside to meddling politicians

Thames Valley, UK – Air ambulance paramedics win skills challenge

Kingston, UK – Cycling paramedic set to start in Kingston

Victoria, Australia – Ambulances lying idle because of lack of staff

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedic raises concerns about airline oxygen masks for children

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Algoma, Ontario – Algoma EMS members honoured with Governor General’s Award

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia – Man steals paramedic’s wallet

New Orleans, Louisiana – Hacker accesses Louisiana EMT database

Hillsborough, North Carolina – Judge allows paramedic to be sued

Baltimore, Maryland – New technology connects info from ambulance to hospitals

Weare, New Hampshire – Man assaulted EMT after crash

Mount Airy, North Carolina – Paramedics win second international title

London, UK – Ambulance medics and firefighters could break away from national service under new plans

London, UK – North West paramedics diverted for Olympic Games

Victoria, Australia – Ambo shifts not filled 30 times in 10 months

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ocean City, Maryland –  Book closes language gap for patients, paramedics

Huntington Beach, California – Suspected drunk driver crashes into ambulance

Wichita, Kansas – Motorcyclist critically injured in crash with ambulance

Albany, Georgia – Church honors emergency services workers

West Midlands, UK – West Midlands ambulance staff failings revealed

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service criticized over preventable death

Victoria, Australia – Crisis time for ambulances

Queensland, Australia – Plan to hire out ambos to clubs

Medina, Saudi Arabia – Air ambulance service for Haj in place

Monday, November 8, 2010

Windsor, Ontario – Facebook photo leads to firing of paramedic

Newfoundland & Labrador – CUPE signs first private ambulance crew

Mississauga, Ontario – Hospital defends housing patients in retrofitted ambulance bay

Bruce County, Ontario – Paramedics honoured for bravery

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Paramedic bag stolen from ambulance

Fargo, North Dakota – Paramedics able to cut wait time in half for heart attack victims

Hartford, Connecticut – Labor Board: Ambulance medic wrongly fired for Facebooking

Scotland, UK – Grieving daughter hits out at rules that allow paramedics on breaks to ignore 999 calls

Scotland, UK – Questions raised on ambulance case death 

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics decry ambulance dispatch scheme

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Watchung, New Jersey – Teen EMTs assist in rescue of fellow student

Columbus, Ohio – Cadavers a learning tool for paramedics

London, UK – British oppose fire, rescue crew strikes

Northwich, UK – Ambulance service issues Bonfire Night warning

Yorkshire, UK – New Yorkhire ambulance boss named

Newcastle, UK – Mercy for thief who stole from ambulance

Moscow, Russia – Jewish first responders provide vital service to Moscow

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tofino, BC – Memorial arrangements for fallen paramedics

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh paramedics expect talks to soon begin

Havertown, Pennsylvania – Man takes ambulance to polls, votes on stretcher

Wayne County, Illinois – Out of gas ambulance sideswiped by semi

Glendale, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance collects Halloween candy to support troops overseas

Essex, UK – Paramedic found guilty of inappropriate behaviour with teenage volunteer 

Wales, UK – 5 million more pounds for Welsh Ambulance Service

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance in crisis, paramedics’ no confidence vote

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB puts priority on safety;hires safety coaches

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance staff face longer waits at city hospitals

Middlesbrough, UK – Inquiry call over ambulance service error

Scotland, UK – Family’s fury at ambulance man who refused to attending dying woman 800 yards from depot

Moray, UK – Death family seeks ambulance inquiry

Bristol, UK – Ambulance workers take strike ballot

Wiltshire, UK – Air ambulance will survive

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance officers discharged after crash

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance smash under investigation

Wellington, New Zealand – Joint funding for ambulance services considered

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Eight year air ambulance contract goes to Helijet

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics union not concerned about response times to crash?

Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton paramedics receive Governor General’s Award

Louisville, Kentucky – EMT asked judge to reconsider shock probation

San Diego, California – Man who admitted stealing ambulance sentenced

London, UK – Time may have been wasted, 7/7 paramedic

Scotland, UK – Woman died after ambulance medic refused 999 call while on tea break

Victoria, Australia – Union fears paramedics training shortfall

Auckland, New Zealand – Audi, ambulance in city crash

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tofino, BC – Thousands will remember two who helped many

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara EMS encourages the community to share a cup with a brave canuck

New York, New York – EMTs disarm psychiatric patient going for cop gun

Queens, New York – Queens EMTs hand off to volunteers

Gloucester Twp, New Jersey – EMS chief drunk at scene, police say

Duluth, Minnesota – Ambulance service cited in fatal snowstorm accident

Centerville, Ohio – EMS/firefighter memorial dedication is emotional

Scunthorpe, UK – Ambulance service puts plan in place to reach patients during winter months

Megiddo, Israel – Arab mob’s reaction to accident:hurl rocks at ambulance

Monday, November 1, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – EMS welcomes aircraft

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland EMS reviewing policies after elderly man’s death

Washington, D.C. – D.C. ambulance crew under investigation

Amarillo, Texas – Vote could unionize staff

North of Tyne, UK – EMS stroke trial will impove treatment

London, UK – 7/7 paramedics complained of lack of equipment

London, UK – Ambulance crews’ concern at cover for fire strikers

Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Airport paramedics replaced by first aiders

Preston, Australia – Paramedics urge caution with nail guns

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mount Laurel, New Jersey – EMS in Mount Laurel on mission to raise funds, encourage volunteerism

Kirksville, Missouri – Ambulance service swamped by calls after phone number show up on political calls

Madison, Wisconsin – Wounded medic returns to his home in Madison

Woodbridge, New Jersey – NJ Attorney General’s office to investigate rescue squad sexual harassment claim

Friday, October 29, 2010

Edmonton, Alberta – ER waits keep paramedics away from calls

Lexington, Massachusetts – Firefighters sue state to clear names in EMT scandal

Honolulu, Hawaii – Paramedics update procedures in response to bed bug problem

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Hacker got into EMT, first responder database

Scottsdale, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance keeps funding campaigns

Warwick, UK – Former ambulance association official jailed for stealing from agency

North Weald, UK – Herts Air Ambulance clocks up 500th mission in 2 years

ACT, Australia – Ambulance officers agree to headquarters move

Adelaide, South Australia – Thieves target ambulance in northern suburbs

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance rapist fired

Thursday October 28, 2010

Niagara Region, Ontario – Niagara emergency medical services to help keep kids safe on Halloween

Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Federal investigators release cause of medical helicopter crash in Pottsville

Boynton Beach, Florida – Grandmother bled to death after mishandled emergency call;ambulance service being sued

Nottingham, UK – Paramedics refuse to give oxygen to asthma attack woman, tribunal hears

Cardiff, UK – More nightclub paramedics needed, say A & E doctors

East Anglia, UK – Air ambulance drops volunteers

Chertsey, UK – Chertsey medics praised for their bravery

Brisbane, Australia – Community stung by ambo blaze

Victoria, Australia – Lost ambos told to find way by torchlight

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Regina, Saskatchewan – HSAS concerned about rural ambulance services

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedics plan Christmas dinner for needy

Walker County, Georgia – Safety of 24-hour shifts for emergency workers questioned

Myrtle Beach, Virginia – Rescue squad low on donations, selling ambulance

Benington, Vermont – Ambulance group honors Sen. Patrick Leahy

Wiltshire, UK – Air ambulance to be scrapped under new police plans

New South Wales, Australia – Rescue choppers in poor health

Canberra, Australia – Ambulance officers in stand-off over new home

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tofino, BC – Thousands expected to attend memorial service for fallen Tofino paramedics

New York, New York – FDNY to roll out organ preserving ambulance

Buffalo, New York – Frequent fliers misuse ambulances

Flagler County, Florida – Paramedics compete for 24 hours straight

Teeside, UK – Mum hits out after son refused ambulance

Berkshire, UK – Ambulance ran out of fuel on 999 call

Scotland, UK – Paramedic got high on gas used by mum’s to be

Monday, October 25, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Albertans continue to suffer substandard emergency care

Homosassa, Florida – Car dealer donates SUV to struggling paramedic-firefighter

Honolulu, Hawaii – City ambulance personnel protected against whooping cough

Whidbey, Washington – Driver hit by ambulance sues

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance services still missing targets

Wales, UK – Man attacks paramedics on 999 call

Oxfordshire, UK – St. John Ambulance medics saved girl’s finger

Waikato, New Zealand – Paramedic fills new role at hospital

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spring Hill, Florida – Paramedic/firefighters discliplined for attending party while on duty

Mount Laurel, New Jersey – Budget cuts leave Mt. Laurel EMS seeking help

Phoenix, Arizona – Paramedic students train for future trauma

Murray, Utah – Gold Cross Ambulance medic injured in crash

Wales, UK – Paramedic rewarded for saving man’s life

Friday, October 22, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Province mourns loss of paramedics

Goshen, New York – Lawyer:Paramedics ignored Pace player shot by cops

Annapolis, Maryland – State to buy 6 medevac helicopters

Vineland, New Jersey – Bridgeton man indicted, charged with crashing a stolen ambulance after high speed chase in which man died

Silver City, Arizona – Rescue unit paramedic found dead

Ilkley, UK – Church packed for paramedic’s funeral

Wales, UK – Boozed up Lib Dem Assembly member hit paramedics, court told

Wales, UK – Welsh Air Ambulance aircrew to be awarded for lifesaving mission

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Air ambulance move to Hamilton upsets union

Maple Ridge, BC – Family of man who died in police custody suing RCMP, paramedics

Key West, Florida – EMT accused of choking live-in girlfriend in home

Scottsdale, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance makes 2nd donation to candidates

Ellesmere, UK – Memorial garden at ambulance station for two paramedics

Warwick, UK – Ambulance workers hurt in thugs bottle attack

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance cuts spark safety fear

Tomsk Region, Siberia – Ambulance mows down girl hit by drunk policeman

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Paramedic Association asks candidates to support essential service

Greene County, Indiana – Ambulance suit filed by former employee settled out of court

Brooklyn, New York – EMTs save day by grabbing robbery suspect

London, UK – London bombing survivors waited an hour for ambulance

Scotland, UK – Paramedic cautioned for taking painkiller

London, UK – Safety protocols hampered 7/7 rescue teams

Warwick, UK – Two hurt after thugs smash ambulance window

Adelaide, Australia – Ambulance managers forced on to front line

Canberra, Australia – Overnight ambulance closures unacceptable

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prince George’s County, Maryland – EMT found grossly negligent in failure to transport man to hosptial after stroke

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Report on EMT scandal in hands of AG

Miami, Florida – 4 injured in ambulance rollover crash

Beaumont, Texas – Wanted man who jumped out of ambulance surrenders

Scotland, UK – Safety alert over Scottish air ambulances

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance staff morale on floor

South Australia – Whooping cough halts paramedic training

Canberra, Australia – Paramedics at breaking point

Waikato, New Zealand – Advanced paramedics summoned to solve problem of staff shortage

Monday, October 18, 2010

Burnaby, BC – Paramedic cuts raise fears

Huntsville, Ontario – Paramedics honored by Governor General

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Restraining order extended in paramedic benefits case

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Unions rally in support of unionization for Philly paramedics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Nutter administration, EMS union avoid court for now

Dallas, Texas – Ambulance company owner sentenced to 15 years for healthcare fraud scheme

Belleville, Wisconsin – Med Star and paramedics blamed for failing to provide proper help to gun shot victim

Dewitt, New York – Assault victim slashed, ambulance corps victimized while on call

Victoria, Australia – Heart patient’s ambulance drive from hell

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kapuskasing, Ontario – Paramedics hand out prizes for helmets

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Paramedics looking elsewhere for jobs

Fall River, Massachusetts – Fall River awards citations to 3 EMTs

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Bell Ambulance charges man for using oxygen mask at charity event

Cliffside Park, New Jersey – Council urges support for EMT fund

Franklin Township, New Jersey – Trial set in emergency services dispute

Boca Raton, Florida – 911 operator talks man through bathroom birth of daughter

Friday, October 15, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – EMS chief set to retire

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Helicopter ambulance studied

Milford, Virginia – EMTs rebuffed by judge in request for stalking order

Walker County, Georgia – Ambulance medic investigated

New York, New York – EMTs help capture hit-run driver

Cincinnati, Ohio – Officials eyeball ambulance study to reduce firefighting costs

Toowoomba, Australia – Firies, ambo revive pet cat

Kiev, Ukraine – 2 killed when train hits ambulance

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New York, New York – EMT is arraigned in case involving woman who died

St. Louis, Missouri – EMS Chief dies suddenly

Jackson County, Alabama – Paramedic arrested for false 911 calls

Beaumont, Texas – Man jumps out of ambulance

Boston, Massachusetts – Paramedic/firefighter could lose his job over Facebook postings

Scottsdale, Arizona – Ambulance rivalry grows over campaign gifts

Stourbridge, UK – Paramedic experiences 999 calls in Israel

Todmorden, UK – Drunk groped female paramedic and spat on her

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Melding EMS and firefighters a tough road

Winnipeg, Manitoba – 3 paramedics hurt in hit and run

West Union, Illinois – West Union mourns EMT death

New York, New York – EMT charged with doing nothing while pregnant woman died during asthma attack

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Paramedics plan to sue over health coverage

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance stolen with paramedics treating patient

Charlotte, North Carolina – SUV hits ambulance;1 dead

Dallas, Texas – Man beaten so badly, paramedics thought he’d been shot

London, UK – Fire at London Ambulance Service HQ in Waterloo Rd.

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance staff shortage dangerous:union

Monday, October 12, 2010

Niagara, Ontario – Top brass on ambulance offload delay committee

Niagara Region, Ontario – Chief of Niagara EMS and paramedic honoured at provincial conference

Comox, BC – Comox hoping for its very own ambulance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Paramedics plan suit over mayor’s plan to keep them out of union

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Councilman vs. mayor on paramedics

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance officer strike looming?

Melbourne, Australia – Man dies after three hour wait for ambulance

Victoria – Report slams Ambulance Victoria

Saturday, October 9, 2010

100 Mile House, BC – Ambulance callout ends in impoundment

Nashville, Tennessee – Parents want changes to 911 system after child’s death

West Midlands, UK – Medics aid thousands in Calcutta, world’s poorest city

Burnham, UK – St. John volunteer honored

Berwick, UK – Ambulance trust warns over cuts to services

Friday, October 8, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – Emergency workers step up to help fire victims

New York, New York – Tribute set for 9/11 EMTs, firefighters

Newark, New Jersey – FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

Miami, Florida – Police and paramedics prepare to protect pets

Arbroath, UK – Paramedic struck off over missing morphine doses

Belfast, Ireland – Parked cars stop ambulance from reach ill baby

Victoria, Australia – Union says more paramedics needed now

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beaufort, South Carolina – Beaufort moving to smaller emergency vehicles

Plymouth, UK – Paramedic could be struck off after shambolic and bizarre resuscitation

Edinburgh, UK – Technical glitch hits 999 centres

Ellesmere, UK – Tragic ambulance staff honoured with garden

Fallkirk, UK – Drunk claimed he put bomb in ambulance

Victoria, Australia – State ambulance response times hit six year low

Victoria, Australia – AG slams ambos who are starved of funds

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philadelphia paramedics booted from union

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Paramedics to appeal labor board ruling

Arlington County, Virginia – County has critical shortages of paramedics daily

Kansas City, Missouri – KC ambulance response times show improvement

Las Vegas, Nevada – Firefighter unions criticize EMT service;company accused of cutting corners

Victoria, Australia – Cuts to ambulance services put our lives at risk

Victoria, Australia – Three hour delay for queuing ambulances

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – STARS celebrates 25th anniversary

Ottawa, Ontario – Airbags pose risk to rescuers

Newberry, South Carolina – 2 killed when car collides with ambulance

Greensboro, North Carolina – Paramedics compete in intense competition

Bolton, UK – Drunks stretch ambulance staff to breaking point

Yorkshire, UK – Boy, 8, is struck by ambulance

Essex, UK – Emotional scenes as medics depart for Afghanistan

Dublin, Ireland – Union warning on ambulance safety fears

Victoria, Australia – Brumby pledges paramedic boost

Perth, Australia – Ambulance ramping peaks in September

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nashua, New Hampshire – Woman accused in EMT attack is arrested again

Midlands, UK – Ambulance crews being held by hospital delays

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service under review

Queensland, Australia – Queensland paramedics’ union slams state government

Queensland, Australia – Queensland paramedics’ fatigue issues

Victoria, Australia – Victorian ambulances called to tight pants, pimples and toothaches

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Louisville, Kentucky – Ambulance crash send three people to hospital

Dover, Delaware – Dover works to improve ambulance response times

Wye Mills, Maryland – Cordova woman killed in crash with ambulance

Cole County, Missouri – Sheriff says latest scam features call from paramedic

Clear Lake, Texas – Ambulance recovered after disappearing from ER

Adel, Georgia – Two paramedics return after working in gulf

Shawano County, Wisconsin – Ambulance hits deer while transporting crash victim

Friday, October 1, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg paramedics and firefighters worried for safety at work

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Family files lawsuit against medics and others in man’s death during snowstorm

Webster, Texas – Man gets booted from hospital for drinking, takes off in ambulance

Rome, Georgia – 4 injured in ambulanc wreck

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance workers take 19 days off sick

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service in volunteers plea

Melbourne, Australia – Woman in agony waited hours for ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics overwhelmed by delay chaos

Rotorua, New Zealand – Defibrillators stolen from ambulances

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Case of Canadian accused of killing US military medic won`t be heard urgently

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina EMS dealing with near daily gaps in ambulance service

St. Catherine`s, Ontario – EMS problem has festered in Niagara far too long

Carman, Manitoba – Tires fall off pickup truck and hit ambulance

Detroit, Michigan – Fire officials plan ambulance system overhaul

Yorkshire, UK – Man collapsed and died minutes after paramedics left

Claudy, UK – Ambulance overturns in traffic accident

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

San Diego, California – Man who stole ambulance, led police on chase to be sentenced

Fort Myers, Florida – Man allegedly punched paramedic responding to his brother’s death

Cornwall, UK – Undertaker finds patient declared dead by EMS alive

Wearside, UK – Paramedics left shaken as ambulance is shot at

Aberdeen, UK – Paramedic seriously ill after bike crash

Scotland, UK – Ambulance complaints on the rise

Victoria, Australia – Ambos on overtime to stop delays

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance delay times on the rise

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Barrie, Ontario – Advanced paramedics started rolling yesterday

Toronto, Ontario – Canadian medics bringing relief to Pakistan

Jackson, Mississippi – Paramedics back policy on perilous situations

Bay City, Michigan – Probationer accused of ambulance joyride

Jefferson City, Missouri – Officials concerned with ambulance cost

Shropshire, UK – Shock calls to 999 centre

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance chiefs in pledge over Cumbria services

Victoria, Australia – Poisoned man dies after three hour wait for ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Service defends slow EMS response

Monday, September 27, 2010

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Ambulance waits at ERs worry police, too

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS response time targets to stay at level set in 1996

Sacramento, California – Military medics would qualify for fast track EMT program under proposed bill

Kansas City, Missouri – Decision on ambulance workers’ pensions postponed

Exeter, Pennsylvania – Bicyclist using hand cycle killed after striking ambulance

Tyneside, UK – Army medic shocked to win Military Cross

Bury, UK – RAF medic helps change training

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hinsdale, Illinois – Hundreds pay tribute to former paramedic/firefighter

Jackson, Mississippi – Paramedics deliver baby on freeway

Kingman, Arizona – Combat medic injured in Afghanistan returns home

Plymouth, UK – Alcoholic woman admits hoax 999 calls to police and ambulance

McMurdo Base, Antartica – Crew of 12 with three medics fly to Antartica to rescue sick American

Friday, September 24, 2010

Toronto, Ontario – A new era for transport medicine takes flight in Ontario

Peterborough, Ontario – County sending ambulance to Haiti

Virginia, Minnesota – EMT/firefighter admits stealing painkillers

Forestville, Maryland – 3 killed in crash with ambulance

Jacksonville, Florida – Emergency unit overturns on I-95

Staffordshire, UK – More than 200 staff to train as paramedics across region

County Durham, UK – Shock as vandals aged 10 target ambulance station

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria ambulance control centre wins international award

Eastbourne, UK – Eastbourne man to run several marathons for Sussex Air Ambulance

Maryborough, Australia – Man with severed finger slams ambulance delay

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Detroit, Michigan – Ambulance stolen while medics on run

Benson, Arizona – Paramedic accused in child porn

Pittsfield, Massachusetts – Suicide prevention workshops set for first responders

Midlands, UK – Cash woe for Midlands Air Ambulance

Ealing, UK – Ealing paramedic braves Pakistan floods

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance worker harassed estranged wife

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance in crisis: Action promised after patient sent by taxi

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Mayoral candidate backs plea for more ambulances

Saint John, New Brunswick – NB Conservatives promise to provide free ambulance services

Albany, New York – Local EMS providers honored by state

Omaha, Nebraska – Union ads oppose privatizing ambulance service

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Man allegedly obstructs, threatens paramedics

Clayton County, Georgia – Man jumps out of ambulance, ends up in jail

Luton, UK – Female paramedic attacked on emergency call

East Anglia, UK – Concern raised over medics’ health and safety

Warrawong, Australia – Car crashes into ambulance station

Copenhagen, Denmark – Ambulance company to lay off dozens

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts – Emergency responders honored for their valor

Chicago, Illinois – Oak Lawn paramedics to use bicycles

Las Vegas, Nevada – Firefighter’s ambulance claim called untrue by operators

Missoula, Montana – Drug shortage affecting Missoula first responders

London, UK – Lone paramedics to be sent to 999 calls without ambulances

Burton, UK – Ambulance staff attacks could harm recruitment

West Sussex, UK – Three injured in ambulance collision

Hartlepool, UK – 999 operator left girl to suffer, dad says

Devon, UK – Devon ambulance patient runs off

Cairns, Australia – Ambulances forced to queue to off load patients

Monday, September 20, 2010

Deland, Florida – Volusia agrees to allow firefighters to transport medical patients

Fayette County, Georgia – Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fayette and 11 EMTs

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia – EMS under investigation

New York, New York- Off duty FDNY EMT saves man on tracks

New York, New York – Paramedics who were denied overtime may be able to file unpaid overtime lawsuits

North Devon, UK – Paramedics’ plea over toilet trouble

Stirling, UK – Ambulance gas thief jailed

Norfolk, UK – Paramedic delivers baby brothers one year apart

Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance team saves colleague

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Midway, Utah – Paramedic/firefighter remembered for dedicated service to community

King County, Washington – Court:Paramedic can press rights claim over dismissal

Santa Barbara, California – Medical backpacks donated to local emergency responders

Aurora, Colorado – Aurora medics perfecting the back-to-life cycle

North Devon, UK – Paramedic drops sex discrimination suit

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Air ambulance in Ireland still hopes to provide service

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Middle East paramedics and EMTs to practice latest resuscitation guidelines

Friday, September 17, 2010

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara ambulance offload delays up 68 per cent

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance crash kills three in District Heights

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit paramedics fear they’re losing battle to save lives

Haverhill, New Hampshire, – Mayor fires firefighter in EMT scandal

Grafton Township, Ohio – Man, 82, dies after being hit by ambulance

Queens, New York – Queens man killed after freak accident between van, ambulance

London, UK – Bicycle paramedics save lives and money for NHS

Perth, Western Australia – Understaffing and lack of beds blamed for ambulance ramping crisis

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – Ambulance officer kicked, bitten, spat on

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Eastern Cape acts 7 months later on ambulance sex claim

Thursday, September 16, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Kennedy, Drodge to be questioned under oath in air ambulance dispute

Spokane, Washington – Nationwide drug shortage means Spokane EMTs have to get creative

Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Alabama ambulance medic accused of leaving accident with other ambulance

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit EMS rig involved in accident

Benson, Arizona – Two Benson paramedics honored with Heroes Day Award

West Midlands, UK – Three West Midlands ambulance staff attacked each week

Scotland, UK – Paramedic struck off for risking patient to save partner time

Scotland, UK – Sturgeon grilled over 999 problem

Scotland, UK – Ambulance crews cut hospital cases with ‘See and Treat’ callout system

Perth, Western Australia – Ambulances queue outside overcrowded hospitals

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nassau County, New York – Supreme Court holds 9/11 memorial for three EMT/officers

Nashville, Tennessee – Ambulance catches fire on I-24

Tampa Bay, Florida – Facebook photos of ambulance trigger investigation

Woodland, California – Air ambulance’s collision with bird slows rescue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – More and more, paramedics pack cardiac arrest patients in ice

London, UK – Probe into ambulance after boat girl’s death

Scotland, UK – Medic accused of diverting ambulance to get girlfriend/medic home early

Poole, UK – Poole paramedics struggle to find home of chronic asthmatic

Brisbane, Australia – Union claims Brisbane hospitals often on ambulance bypass

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Abbotsford, BC – Paramedics struggle to keep up with growing demands

Columbus, Ohio – Some EMTs reluctant to draw blood for police

Kingston, New York – Hinchey rallies support for treatment funding for 9/11 responders

Asbury Park, New Jersey – Ground Zero responders recall Sept. 11 scenes, emotion

Tuscon, Arizona – Heroes Day celebration celebrates first responders

Bangor, Maine – Blue Mass honors Maine’s emergency responders

Boston, Massachusetts – Taxi crashes into ambulance

Atlanta, Georgia – 911 operator in address mix-up sues

Queensland, Australia – QAS honors fallen officers at memorial service

Christchurch, New Zealand – Quake closes city’s main ambulance station

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Northside paramedic presented with medal by province

Chetwynd, BC – RCMP investigating assault on female medic

Conway, Arkansas – Church service held for 3 killed in medical copter crash

Bridgewater, New Jersey – Somerville footbridge plaque honors military medic killed in Afghanistan

Stockton, California – Ambulance dispute gets a bit tense

Kansas City, Missouri – KC fire chief defends EMT response times

Wales, UK – Medics who revived dead man nominated for award

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs say care is priority despite defibrillator failure

Victoria, Australia – Ambos to take more industrial action

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vancouver, BC – BC first responders launch emergency contact program

Telluride, Colorado – Vacationing paramedic saves a life

Duluth, Minnesota – Fundraiser dispute may prevent flyover at 9/11 ceremony

Fernley, Nevada – 9-11 ceremony planned Saturday

Trenton, New Jersey – Struggle ahead for EMS squads

North Yorkshire, UK – TV show follows air ambulance’s work

Queensland, Australia – QAS honors top paramedic

Friday, September 10, 2010

Edmonton, Alberta – Air ambulance services study ordered

Dufferin County, Ontario – Dufferin ambulance comes out on top in stem cell challenge

Kansas City, Missouri – Plan to award full pension benefits to ex-MAST employees

Portsmouth, Virginia – Medic, state trooper get honors

Richmond, Virginia – Ex-ambulance dispatcher convicted of downloading child porn 

San Joaquin County, California – San Joaquin on paramedics dispute:Stockton needs to integrate

Rapid City, South Dakota – Rapid City trying to recruit more paramedics

Seven Oaks, UK – Yob who assaulted air ambulance pilot stabbed reveller with bottle

Christchurch, New Zealand – More St. John ambulance staff head for Christchurch after earthquake

Waikato, New Zealand – Aftershocks jolt area paramedic

Tokyo, Japan – Average ambulance arrival time in 2009 longest on record

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hagerstown, Maryland – Man found not guilty of impersonating emergency responder

Stockton, California – Stockton fire paramedics speak out against accident response policy

Odessa, Texas – Private ambulance service busier with larger patients

Scottsdale, Arizona – Air paramedic launches firm to fix shortcomings

Lubbock, Texas – Battle tested EMT is nominated as Red Cross hero

Weymouth, UK – Paramedic before tribunal

Denbighshire, UK – Paramedic awarded for rescuing man from River Dee

Christchurch, New Zealand – Ambulances running as normal following earthquake

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Memphis, Tennessee – Paramedics chill patients to prevent brain damage

Rockford, Illinois – Ambulance firm, fire department at odds over lifting obese patient

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania – All charges held against EMS embezzlement suspects

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Emergency dispatch center falling apart

Detroit, Michigan – Shorted Detroit EMS workers get paid

Stockton, California – Stockton paramedic dispute has city, county battling

Columbus, Ohio – Online guides help EMS pick right hospital

Belvidere, New Jersey – Counties may ask state to restore depleted EMT training fund

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster medics attacked while treating dying tot

Scotland, UK – Calls for unified 999 service

Queensland, Australia – Stranded for ambulance week

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Joliet, Illinois – Allegations lead to firing of paramedic

Logansport, Indiana – EMTs donate bullet proof vests to police K-9s

Monroe, New York – Officials:Ambulance corps volunteer crashed rig when he went to get cigarettes

Suffolk, UK – Boy racers blamed for theft of ‘rocket fuel’ from ambulances

Edinburgh, UK – Paramedics give new electric bikes a big volt of confidence

Weymouth, UK – On break birth paramedic refused to help

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic was bomb waiting to explode

New South Wales, Australia – Coroner slams ambulance service over killer paramedic

Johannesburg, South Africa – Pranksters beware, paramedics have had enough

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Comox, BC – Paramedic off to help in flood stricken Pakistan

Coquitlam, BC – Paramedics struggle to keep up with growing demands

Dayton, Ohio – EMS, firefighter memorial almost a reality

Wales, UK – Awards for River Dee rescue paramedic

Wokingham, UK – Lives could be at risk warn ambulance staff

Yorkshire, UK – Big improvement in response times

Sydney, Australia – Ambulance with its sirens on kills woman

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics wary of solo units push

Friday, September 3, 2010

Calgary, Alberta – Police help EMS subdue violent man in distress; investigation ensues

Charlo, New Brunswick – New Brunswick Liberals promise to aid air ambulance in province’s north

Miami, Florida – SWAT medics could get pink slip

St. Clair, Illinois – Ambulance company moves to dismiss suit by EMT fired after punching patient

North Plainfield, New Jersey – Rescue squad volunteers are accused of having marijuana on ambulance

Monroe County, West Virginia – Second woman says paramedics refused to transport her to hospital

Trenton, New Jersey – EMTs still wonder about lost funding

Middlesborough, UK – Paramedic hits out as girl denied ambulance

Powys, UK – Ambulance emergency times improve

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance lamp post crash investigated

Thursday, September 2, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Liberals continue to question air ambulance move

New York, New York – Muslim FDNY EMT and firefighter appear in new national ad supporting Ground Zero mosque

Indianapolis, Indiana – EMT/firefighter stole cash in second job

Stockton, California – Firefighters battle to be paramedics

Monroe, New York – Ambulance corps member charged with rolling ambulance

East Brunswick, New Jersey – Rescue squad member pens kids’ book on EMT work

Baltimore, Maryland – Medical volunteers get 3 new ambulances

Surrey, UK – Surrey ambulance complaints rise

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Polk County, Florida – Fallen EMT/firefighter honored

Bismarck, North Dakota – Paramedic bitten by woman

Waco, Texas – One confirmed dead in ambulance/minivan crash

Norman Park, Georgia – Wreck puts ambulance out of service for a while

Montgomery County, Tennessee – EMS overtime use violates federal law

Edinburgh, UK – Blue lights nabbed after paramedic’s vehicle is broken into

Wales, UK – Young farmers raise more than 7,000 pounds for Wales Air Ambulance

Worcester, UK – Paramedic was punched three times in the face

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

St. John, New Brunswick – Paramedics union pushing for deployment changes

Seymour, Connecticut – Police catch ambulance thief

Springfield, Massachusetts – Ambulance hit by car and knocked over

Fanwood, New Jersey – EMTs respond to proposed tightening of state regulations

Jackson, Mississippi – First responders honor fallen colleagues of 9/11

Ottumwa, Iowa – Flooded roads create obstacles for emergency crews

Brighton, UK – Ambulance crew stuck in lift

Dublin, Ireland – Cutbacks hit ambulances for the elderly

Monday, August 30, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Ontario paramedics recruited to NL

Kansas City, Missouri – Duck smashes into hospital helicopter

Stockton, California – Firefighters face ban as paramedics

Valley, Alabama – Man allegedly beats paramedic, stunned by police at Walmart

Chandler, Arizona – Hospital patient arrested after stealing ambulance

Jackson, Mississippi – AMR buys specialized ambulances for bigger people

Yorkshire, UK – Carer sacked for refusing to make 999 call

Leamington, UK – Leamington paramedic struck off after pestering patient’s mother

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Potomac, Maryland – 4 hurt as ambulance overturns

Moultrie, Georgia – Ambulance wrecks en route to med call

Boston, Massachusetts – Bain to lead recapitalization of air ambulance service

Bremen, Ohio – Bremen firefighters to honor late paramedic

Boscawen, New Hampshire – EMT injured dousing small electrical fire

Guernsey, UK – Guernsey beats UK to cheaper, greener, and better ambulances

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Non-emergency patient transport goes up for bid

Northumberland County, Ontario – County to hire second EMS deputy chief:controversy over expense

Dutton, Ontario – Paramedics compete in Israel

Monroe County, West Virginia – 71-year-old says paramedics didn’t take her to hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philly announces commitment from private ambulances to aid in mass casualty incidents

London, UK – Strike vote at London Ambulance

Berwickshire, UK – Rescue team’s ambulance is a UK first

Hampshire, UK – No point in calling ambulance for dying pensioner

Gold Coast, Australia – Hospital bypasses frustrate paramedics

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Surrey, BC – Ambulance transfer delays criticized

Lower Mainland, BC – Province’s cuts to ambulances have greatly reduced service, says NDP

Savannah, Georgia – Submerged vehicle owned by EMT

Nashua, New Hampshire – State attorney general to investigate disposition of EMT attack case

Stratford, Connecticut – Poor morale means revenue loss, restructuring for Stratford EMS

Bath County, Kentucky – Ambulance director charged with theft

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – LA Fitness shooting victims, paramedics reunite

London, UK – Man dies at party after paramedics say he’s OK

Westminster, UK – Rise in alcohol related 999 calls

Sydney, Australia – Ambulance attacked on way to emergency

Gold Coast, Australia – Ambulance flips in Oxnard crash

Otago, New Zealand – 100 more paramedics hired with new funding

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics looking for financial lifeline

Edmonton, Alberta – Paramedics too valuable to sit idle

Sarnia, Ontario – Paramedics to be honored

Toronto, Ontario – Off-duty paramedics credited for saving truck driver’s life on Hwy 401

Trenton, New Jersey – Assembly bill aims for more training, accountability in emergency services

London, UK – Middle class city workers blamed for massive surge in alcohol related calls

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics say strike puts golden hour under threat

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Brantford, Ontario – Deaf couple calls for 911 review

Saskatchewan – GPS boosts emergency response times in rural areas

Rolling Meadows, Illinois – Area ambulance in crash

Surrey, UK – Row over ambulance night flights continues

New Delhi, India – Commonwealth Games ambulances in need of emergency care

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Fire, paramedic services running deficits

Washington, D.C. – Medevac industry opposing upgrades wanted by NTSB

San Antonio, Texas – EMT/firefighter dies from single bee sting

Rochester, New York – First responders taking part in annual America’s 9/11 Ride

Manchester, UK – Ambulance man a benefits cheat, investigation finds

New South Wales, Australia – New laws get tough on violence against ambos

Johannesburg, South Africa – Strikers bring emergency ambulance to a halt

Sofia, Bulgaria – Paramedic unit arrives at crash scene, attacked by drunk louts

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Delmar, Delaware – Man accused of attacking paramedics

Avon, Ohio – Paramedic/firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

Chicago, Illinois – Former Illinois paramedic and youth soccer couch sentenced to 50 years for child sexual exploitation

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance crews and patients will be on same page with new phrasebook

Kent, UK – Traffic barrier blocks ambulance on 999 call

Dublin, Ireland – Air ambulance charity founder quits to set up rival operation 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Lawyer not hopeful of more talks in ambulance dispute

Kingfisher, Oklahoma – Cause still undetermined in recent EagleMed air ambulance crash

Riverside, California – Former ambulance medic accused of killing 18-year-old in DUI pleads not guilty

Chicago, Illinois – Westmont paramedic/firefighter accused of stealing morphine takes plea deal

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance staff warn of no confidence vote on chiefs

East Midlands, UK – Award winning ambulance volunteer axed over complaints about driving

Camden, UK – Ambulance medics to picket Camden over parking fines

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Longview, Texas – EMTs released following carbon monoxide leak

Longview, Texas – Funds set up for White Oak EMT family

Lexington, Kentucky – Event honors fallen EMT and paramedic

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Wrong call?Paramedics unahappy with new dispatching system

Boston, Massachusetts – Dispute over paramedics shows obstacles to broader reform

Dayton, Ohio – EMS, nursing home fight over funds

Scotland, UK – Cover-up claim after 999 service failed for five hours

Norfolk, UK – Man charged in paramedic attack

Portsmouth, UK – Thieves steal from ambulance on 999 call

Monday, August 16, 2010

Winter Haven, Florida – Memorial for fallen EMT set up in Winter Haven

Jacksonville, Florida – Woman who pulled trigger in paramedic/firefighter’s death pleads guilty

Honolulu, Hawaii – Man accused of punching female paramedic arraigned

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit EMTs forced to use Crown Victorias, sources say

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – City leaders eye plan for firefighter ambulance service

Scotland, UK – 999 glitch hits ambulance service

York, UK – Multiple sclerosis sufferer’s five hour wait for ambulance

Dunedin, New Zealand – Joyride in ambulance thief twice the legal limit

Reykjavik, Iceland – Firefighters and ambulance medics in Iceland strike again

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New York, New York – Susan Boyle picks ambulance medic for duet

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedic/firefighter funeral:He truly loved this city

West London, UK – Cycling paramedics clock up anniversary miles

Scotland, UK – Man attacked paramedic and policeman in Aberdeen

Kingston, Jamaica – Affordable air ambulance service for Jamaica

Queensland, Australia – Surprises for rookie paramedic

Taiwan – Medics use crane to rescue obese woman

Friday, August 13, 2010

Peterborough, Ontario – Local companies team up for air ambulance

Peel Region, Ontario – Paramedic cum fire stations the way ahead?

Montpelier, Vermont – Leahy bill would extend benefits for first responders’ families

Mount Vernon, New Hampshire – Accused EMT attacker released

Fort Myers, Florida – Man accused of spitting on EMS worker

Scotland, UK – Lost ambulance crews could be costing lives

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance staff threaten strike

Dunedin, New Zealand – Court appearance after ambulance theft

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Huntington Beach, California – US Army medic killed in Afghanistan

Mount Vernon, New Hampshire – Woman charged in EMT assault faces new charge 

Scotland, UK – Ambulance disaster teams created

Wales, UK – five hour wait for ambulance

Essex, UK – Essex Air Ambulance warns households over leaflet scam

Dunedin, New Zealand – Man charged with taking ambulance

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – Border violence keeps Juarez paramedics busy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – No resolution in ambulance dispute

Oviedo, Florida – 22-year veteran paramedic/firefighter dies

Grand Haven, Michigan – Local paramedics can now to off-road

Suffolk, UK – Laughing gas stolen from Suffolk ambulance station

Rollesby, UK – Cycling paramedic saves pensioner from choking

Otago, New Zealand – No stab proof vests for ambulance crews

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Ambulance dispute could be settled today

San Francisco, California – Emergency agencies drill for nuclear attack

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Intoxicated woman bites EMT

Boston, Massachusetts – Paramedics say new ambulance staffing law can cost lives

Birkenhead, UK – Paramedic is injured as he tried to stop vehicle being stolen

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance times are country’s third worst

Lancashire, UK – Highway closed after air ambulance lands

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedics say they need more protection, too

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mississauga, Ontario – Paramedics, firefighters under one roof

Stockton, California – Website provides EMT background information

Reading, UK – Paramedic saves premature baby’s life using rubbish bag as make-shift incubator

Worcester, UK – Paramedic attacker had a fit

Manchester, UK – Military medic in Afghan charity challenge

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – No deal yet in paramedic dispute

Lyndhurst, Ontario – Ambulance response questioned

Tucson, Arizona – Memorial service for air ambulance crash victims

Stamford, Connecticut – Man arrested for stealing ambulance

Sukkur, Pakistan – Relief choppers grounded in flood-ravaged Pakistan

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tucson, Arizona – Air ambulance fell 600 fot in 8 seconds, NTSB preliminary report says

Waipahu, Hawaii – Ambulance patient accused of punching female paramedic

Springfield, Ohio – Rail crossing gate falls on ambulance

Gainesville, Florida – Paramedic sentenced on child pornography charges

Lexington, Kentucky – Lexington gets ambulance bus

Merseyside, UK – Paramedic knocked down by car thief

Barrow, UK – Parent’s fury at ambulance delay as pregnant mum bled

Brisbane, Australia – Ambo delay forces mum to drive

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Ambulance service, paramedics to talk

Amarillo, Texas – State closes ambulance probe

Pinellas County, Florida – County seeks ways to lower EMS millage

Cumbria, UK – Mourners pay respects to army medic

Derbeyshire, UK – Ambulance pair quit over death of man

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service sorry about man’s death

Bristol, UK – Man released from prison attacked paramedics

Melbourne, Australia – Mid-East poaches ambos

Wellington, New Zealand – Facebook spat ends ambulance career

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics busy on hot August long weekend

Tucson, Arizona – Crash memorial for air ambulance crew scheduled

Louisville, Kentucky – Former EMT Tammy Brewer gets shock probation in manslaughter case

Haverhill, Massachusetts – Firefighter accused in EMT scandal has hearing

New York, New York – Police search for man in EMT killing

Los Angeles, California – Proposed electronic upgrades for LAFD paramedics debated

New South Wales, Australia – Back off!:Paramedics welcome extra protection

Victoria, Australia – Industrial action over pay dispute:ambos in crisis talks

Cape Town, South Africa – Ambulance staff take dangerous short cuts

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Changes to ambulance triage being considered

St. Petersburg, Florida – Homeless woman with stolen identity goes on ambulance

Sacramento, California – Report justifies shooting of mentally ill woman who stole ambulance

Millville, New Jersey – Community holds vigil for EMS worker with cancer

Seattle, Washington – New ambulance critical for infants at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Lincolnshire, UK – Technical glitch delays ambulance response times and puts lives at risk

Keighley, UK – Bench is tribute to special paramedic

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Arizona – Medevac firm halts AZ service for now after Tuscon copter crash that killed 3

Terre Haute, Indiana – EMT accused in ambulance assault turns himself in

Woodbridge, New York – Mayor, ambulance squad trade barbs after allegations of wild parties

Absecon, New Jersey – Ambulance squad chief’s dog trained to find missing persons

Wisconsin – EMS shortage in rural areas

Cabinteely, Ireland – Pensioner dies after ambulance collision

Harrow, UK – Medic chops his locks for charity

Friday, July 30, 2010

Woodbridge, New Jersey – NJ ambulance squad accused of hosting nude dancers

New York, New York – Slain EMT laid to rest

Blackpool, UK – Paramedic in court charged with nurse murder

Poplar, UK – Quad biker jailed over crash with paramedic

North Devon, UK – Assault victim knocked down and killed by car after stepping out of ambulance

Scotland, UK – Blairgowie heart attack victim’s fury after 30 minute wait for ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Thieves targeting Qld ambulances

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Bedford, Massachusetts – Paramedic who killed pedestrian fights to get his job back

Decatur, Illinois – Military medic’s body returns home to hero’s welcome

Skokie, Illinois – Dad compromises on medic’s grave

Waterloo, Iowa – Family’s focus:Bring military medic son home

Abilene, Texas – Council backs partial funding of paramedic request

Bristol, UK – Paramedics let train take strain of emergency

Yate, UK – Youngsters praised for helping medics reach patient

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance union airs radio black spot fears

New South Wales – Paramedic recognized for rescue effort

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Terre Haute, Indiana – Police on hunt for EMT Jason Jordan

Kingfisher, Oklahoma – Memorial services for pilot, nurse killed in air ambulance crash

Clearwater, Florida – Ambulance breaks down with patient inside

Atlanta, Georgia – Teen charged with stealing ambulance arrested

Macon, Georgia – Paramedics help in relief effort for Gulf

Neptune, New Jersey – Paramedics protest unsafe conditions, aging vehicles

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance service to employ more paramedics

Scotland, UK – Husband hits at 999 crew claiming swine-flu wife could have survived

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cambridge, Ontario – Pool tragedy sparks meeting over ambulance delays caused by trains

Abilene, Texas – Fire department paramedic program focus of city budget session

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh cruiser struck by ambulance

El Paso, Texas – Car crashes into ambulance transporting patient

Lansdale, Pennsylvania – Woman charged for harassing Plymouth ambulance squad

Harrow, UK – Paramedic claims self defence in road rage probe

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance service distances itself from senior brass who called staff lazy

New South Wales, Australia – Other concerns outweighed medic’s mental state, inquest told

Wollongong, New South Wales – Ambos in hospital crisis

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic to take burden off ambos

Monday, July 26, 2010

Brooklyn, New York – EMT accused of sex attacks will stay in jail

New York, New York – Mother relieved as EMT charged in daughter’s rape

Red Wing, Minnesota – After death, ambulance oxygen systems get upgrade

Terre Haute, Indiana – Ambulance technician accused of sexual battery

Redmond, Oregon – New tool will help Redmond paramedics

Memphis, Tennesse – Pit bull kills man and injures paramedic

Pickering, UK – Man jailed for causing death of paramedic by dangerous driving

Queensland, Australia – Decade on community remembers fallen air ambulance crew

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Red Deer, Alberta – Poppy fund upgrades ambulance equipment

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Medic awarded Silver Star

Coweta County, Georgia – Paramedics rescue family after crash

Richmond, Virginia – Heat wave brings another scorcher;EMS crews ready

Russellville, Arkansas – EMS rescues swimmer after accident

Derbeyshire, UK – Ambulance service must hit targets to avoid risk of fines

Friday, July 23, 2010

New York, New York – EMT awaits arraignment on rape charges

Houston, Texas – Woman says paramedics abused her

Upper Frederick, Pennsylvania – Man charged with assaulting EMT

Teeside, UK – Father jailed for attack on Teeside paramedics

York, UK – 999 delay agony of broken wrists boy

Victoria, Australia – Woman headbutts paramedic

New South Wales, Australia – Wife-killer medic Des Campbell was a greedy devil

Taupo, New Zealand – ‘Idiot’ steals ambulance keys

Thursday, July 22, 2010

South Kingston, Rhode Island – Suspended EMT back on the job

Kent, UK – Jury out on paramedic accused of murdering baby son

Lancashire, UK – Vandals damage ambulance station

New South Wales, Australia – Medic’s metal anguish overlooked, inquest told

New South Wales, Australia – Murder suicide involving medic could have been avoided

Kandahar City, Afghanistan – Fort Bragg medic dies from wounds

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Two wheeling paramedics

Sioux City, Iowa – Council endorses paramedic pay for firefighters

Long Island, New York – Alleged ambulance thief due in court

East Midlands, UK – East Midlands Ambulance Service response times must improve

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance service accused of undermining investigation into medic’s death

New South Wales, Australia – Medic voted ‘man most likely to take an AK-47 to work’

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – Bomb suspect tied to 2009 US Air Force medic’s slaying

Savannah, Georgia – $12,000 reward offered for tips in shooting of paramedic

Detroit, Michigan – EMT not required to report abuse suspicions

Columbus, Ohio – Fire department considers buying stretchers to carry morbidly obese people

Cumbria, UK – Military medic killed in Afghanistan

Wales, UK – Pembroke to have pioneering paramedic care

New South Wales, Australia – Questions over mental state of paramedic who killed mother and himself

New South Wales, Australia – Suicide note says ambulance service ‘bigoted towards redheads’

Auckland, New Zealand – Call for vests for ambo staff

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Call volume didn’t prompt province to add extra ambulance, CEO says

Vancouver, BC – BC Ambulance cuts 14 from its fleet, forcing longer waits for patients:union

Langley, BC – Ambulance woes magnified

Fairfax County, Virginia – Shooting victim blames police, paramedics

Rochester, New York – State investigating Thursday ambulance incident

Rochester, New York – Patient who jumped from ambulance in guarded condition

Lothian, UK – Safety call for ambulance staff to wear body armour

Wales, UK – Ambulance gridlock wreaks havoc at major city hospital

Queensland, Australia – Government apologizes for paramedics payroll error

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Manhattan, Kansas – EMRs get first look at hurdles facing them at Kansas State biosecurity lab

Des Moines, Iowa – Mercy to add air ambulance to help serve southern Iowa

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – State budget cuts to mean fewer EMTs

Ashford, UK – Paramedics trained for hazardous areas

St. Albans, UK – Schoolchildren get a behind the scenes look at life as a paramedic

Queensland, Australia – Off-duty hero paramedic saves woman

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedic Academy graduates ready to hit streets

Rochester, New York – Patient injured after jumping from ambulance

Hennepin County, Minnesota – New suicide method concerns emergency workers

Indianapolis, Indiana – Mayor unveils ambulance consolidation initiative

Indianapolis, Indiana – EMS consolidation would save city money:public safety director

San Diego, California – Governor signs Salas’ bill to clarify flight rules for air ambulances

Narvon, Pennsylvania – Two ex-ambulance division employees accused of stealing more than $127 K

Dumfries, UK – Ambulance hoax calls leave service boss frustrated

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Castlegar, BC – BC Ambulance Service said it never received staffing request for bull riding event

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulance response too slow, says councillor

Durham, Ontario – MPs honour Durham emergency workers at barbecue

Lincoln, Nebraska – Ambulance EKGs speed up care for heart attack victims

Austin, Texas – EMS delayed in drowning rescue by getting wrong information

Scotland, UK – Driver charged with attack on paramedic after smash

Cambridge, UK – Boys arrested after ambulance forced off road

Wales, UK – Ambulance service admits to call centre failings prior to woman’s death

New South Wales, Australia – NSW medics opt for Iridium sat phones

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Los Angeles, California – Plan to equip LAFD paramedics with high-tech information devices moving forward

Evansville, Indiana – Woman strikes paramedic, is arrested

East Lee County, Florida – Flight paramedics practice lifesaving measures

London, UK – London Ambulance radio system fails in heavy rain:report

West Midlands, UK – Fake charity masquerading as air ambulance organization

Edinburgh, UK – Dozens of ambulance staff attacked in last three years

Kent, UK – Paramedics based in Ashford start ‘hot zones’ work

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance officers pay raise decision falls short

Victoria, Australia – Coalition promises more paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Three ambulances, two kangaroos, one big delay

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance communication system improved in province

Castlegar, BC – Ambulance cuts and a cowboy’s death

Cambridge, Ontario – MP wants ambulance delay at train crossing

Oromocto, New Brunswick – New political party says it will abolish ambulance fees, if elected

Polk County, Florida – Donations raised for EMT family of teen killed in crash

Norwich, Connecticut – Flashy new ambulance patterned after Europe

Saginaw, Michigan – Stolen ambulance recovered;woman arrested

Co. Kilkenny, Ireland – Irishman fakes heart attack for free ride home in ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Ambos want respect and trust

Brisbane, Australia – Nurse led EMS trial aims to ease emergency ward crisis

Monday, July 12, 2010

New York, New York – 19 people injured when ambulance, bus collide in upper Manhattan

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Paramedics say their fatigue is a safety hazard

Wichita Falls, Texas – Air Evac team gets night vision training

Toledo, Ohio – EMS technology can’t stay stagnant

Richmonville, New York – Treasurer of ambulance squad charged with theft

Dekalb County, Georgia – Dekalb ambulance firm hires unemployed EMTs

Oswaldtwistle, UK – Man who attacked paramedic faces pubs ban

Chichester, UK – Paramedic praised for treatment of toddler

Victoria, Australia – Investigation needs paramedics’ evidence, union says

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kelowna, BC – Kelowna paramedic returns from Haiti

Oshawa, Ontario – Durham paramedics fought in vain to save overdosed prisoner

Hartford, Connecticut – Ambulance explosion taped

Tarpon Springs, Florida – Former paramedic opens Boot Hide Out

Rugby, UK – Paramedic holds onto his job despite patient death

Cape Town, South Africa – Paramedics sedate wild man

Friday, July 9, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba – New fire paramedic stations in the works for Winnipeg

Montreal, Quebec – Heatwave keeps Montreal paramedics busy

Lexington, Massachusetts – Lexington EMTs fight suspensions

Washington, D.C. – FAA denies liability for medevac crash injuries

Hartford, Connecticut – Ambulance catches fire

Clarksville, Tennessee – EMT regrets fighting burglar

Atlanta, Georgia – Stolen ambulance found in ditch

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Woman tries to flee authorities after hitting ambulance in a company car

Wales, UK – ‘Super-paramedics’ take to road in Wales

Clapham, UK – Medics on bikes hailed as heroes

Shropshire, UK – Powys ambulance response times improve

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance plan is code for secrecy

Peddie, New Zealand – Patient killed in ambulance accident

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Plainsboro, New Jersey – Beloved EMT dies at 24

Charleston County, South Carolina – Motorcycle paramedic involved in wreck

Denver, Colorado – Combat medic hailed as hero

Ventura, California – Former paramedic supervisor indicted

Princeton, Indiana – EMS may be first in nation to try new model

Fort Worth, Texas – New registry gives paramedics needed data fast

Austin, Texas – Paramedic candidate, 48, dies during practice drill

New York, New York – Paramedic surprise guest at graduation party

Santa Maria, California – Hancock EMT instructor turns tragedy into art

Pierre, South Dakota – Looking to boost SD’s emergency medical work force

Victoria, Australia – Watchdog to probe ambulance service

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

St. Anthony, Newfoundland – Minister planned to keep air ambulance in St. Anthony;then flip-flopped

Dayton, Ohio – Window pops out of Careflight helicopter while it’s in flight

Toms River, New Jersey – Husband and wife EMTs indicted on charges of stealing from patients

Quincy, Washington – Man steals ambulance, leads cops on chase

Manchester, UK – Drunken thug spat in face of paramedic trying to help him

Oldham, UK – Shame of assaults on our 999 crews

Bury, UK – Zero tolerance call for assaults on ambulance staff

Bolton, UK – Attacks on ambulance workers rise

Wales, UK – Plans for ambulance make-ready centres approved

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB CEO proud of system

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedics Klukie Memorial Award

St. John, New Brunswick – Paramedics looking at leaving CUPE ranks

Long Island, New York – Bay Shore Teen killed in crash with EMT

Carmi, Illinois – Air Evac deploys night vision gear

London, UK – GMB slams ambulance staff attacks

Scotland, UK – Ambulance staff suffer 117 assaults

Merseyside, UK – Ambulance bosses scrap compensation payments for paramedics sent out to patients during lunch breaks

Wales, UK – Car overturns in crash with 999 call ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Telstra investigates ambulance dispatch fault

Tasmania, Australia – Ambos under attack

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coffee County, Tennessee – One dies in wreck with ambulance

Woodbury, New York – Ambulance slams into pole while transporting patient

Sandusky, Ohio – Ambulance shot at

Dallas, Texas – Whistle blower’s suit alleges fraud by Dallas fire officials, ambulance billing service

Boston, Massachusetts – EMTs:Fake certification punishment unfair

Jersey City, New Jersey – EMTs attacked by man suspected to be high on PCP

Abingdon, Virginia – Ex. Va ambulance company manager convicted of fraud

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Man arrested for assaulting emergency workers

Birmingham, UK – First aiders replace paramedics at airport

Gwembe, Zambia – Can the Zambulance save African rural health?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario – Police, paramedics kept busy on Canada Day

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Four injured in ambulance accident

DeKalb County, Georgia – New ambulance service coming

Scotland, UK – Residents left with no ambulance

Malta – Air ambulance service launched

Manama, India – Ambulance driven by mentally sick man crashes into 24 cars

Friday, July 2, 2010

Edmonton, Alberta – Paramedics join fight to keep airport open

Fort Myers, Florida – Paramedics unhappy with call prediction software

San Antonio, Texas – Fire department responds after paramedics cleared of wrongdoing

Luton, UK – Yobs caught on CCTV hurling rocks at ambulance/cars

Wales, UK – Politician denies assaulting paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Brumby government promises 41 extra paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Volunteers called as ambulances all busy

New South Wales, Australia – Final horror broke paramedic’s heart