December 18, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2008

Kitchener, Ontario – EMS Workers reject deal

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Vancouver Island loses 911 service for hour

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Jumbo ambulance comes to Winnipeg

Birmingham, Alabama – Seminar seeks to raise Alabama paramedic exam scores

Houston, Texas – Air ambulance crash leads to safety questions

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh EMS, fire bureaus likely to face big changes

Maryland City, Virginia – Lawsuit filed in fatal ambulance crash

North East England, UK – First class service for ambulance patients

Aldford, UK – Heroic paramedic in car crash named

Wales, UK – MP Adam calls for overview of ambulance response times

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Brampton, Ontario – St. John Ambulance marks 125 years of saving lives

Bryan, Texas – Air ambulance service returns to skies after crash

Beaumont, Texas – EMT scarcity can affect 911 response time

Syracuse, New York – Volunteers needed for ambulance service

Arkadelphia, Arkansas – High gas costs affect hospital, ambulance budgets

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania – Area ambulance company fined by US Department of Labor

Bridlington, UK – Paramedics did not know the way

Essex, UK – Woman facing jail for attacking paramedic

Gaza Strip, Middle East – 3 female paramedics save lives in Gaza Strip

Friday, June 27, 2008

Lumberton, Pennsylvania – Man killed in crash was EMT in Evesham

Port Angeles, Washington – Businessman donates ambulance to county

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – Kansas EMT dies under mysterious circumstances in US Virgin Islands

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – EMSA takes steps to avoid paramedic shortage

Cheyenne, Wyoming – EMS system needs rehab, review finds

Exeter, UK – Trust makes apology to ambulance boss

Gloucestershire, UK – Patients face longer ambulance wait than anywhere else

Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia – Ambos lend support to Red Nose Day

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – New chief named for amalgamated service

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Timmins, Ontario – Paramedics top donors in blood drive

Evansville, Oklahoma – 3 year old uses song lyrics to call 911

Muncie, Indiana – Lower salaries for new paramedics

Cardiff, Wales – Four sentenced over 999 assault

Wales, UK – Health minister delivers ultimatum to ambulance service

Isle of Wight, UK – Big reward for ambulance excellence

Cheshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs investigating death of little Lewis

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance service jobs safe with merger, says chief Greg Sassella

Queensland, Australia – Queensland paramedics first to get go-ahead to use heart drugs

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Holland College offers online paramedic course

Dallas, Texas – Air med flights a necessary risk?

Hackensack, New Jersey – EMTs try forcing city to bargain

Utica, New York – Firefighters to earn more for ambulance duty, inspections

Newbury, UK – Fuel prices hit air ambulance

Peterborough, UK – 999 service assured despite fuel cost rise

Herefordshire, UK – Everest trek for air ambulance

Scotland, UK – Ambulance bosses not to be blamed for for loss of data disc

Wales, UK – Paramedics reject solo response

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – A sorry ambulance route yields apology

Windsor, Ontario – Efficiency key to EMS change

British Columbia – July 1-7 is Paramedic Appreciation Week

Garrard County, Kentucky – Paramedic killed in car crash

Angola, Delaware – Authorities to probe deadly ambulance crash

Wellsville, New York – Ambulance corps Jr. volunteer charged with rape

Ithaca, New York – Both houses of legislature pass volunteer insurance bill

Atlanta, Georgia – Funding cuts to delay emergency response

Essex, UK – Ambulance hit by high fuel costs

Monday, June 23, 2008

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Paramedics must guard against unique stresses on the job

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Ambulance workers, region reach labour deal

London, UK – Retrospective criminal checks anger paramedics

London, UK- Paramedics ‘failed death fall toddler’

Cheshire, UK – Father to sue ambulance service

Nethermill, UK – Medics sent wrong way by satnav on emergency call-out

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times worst in UK

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance system crash ‘put lives at risk’

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – St. John Ambulance celebrates 125 years of saving lives at work, home, and play

Tampa, Florida – Ambulance hits pedestrian

Martinsburg, West Virginia – WWI medic’s fame continues with bridge dedication

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance service hits tougher targets

Wiltshire, UK – Improvements in ambulance service

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Stressed ambulance worker sacked

Wodonga, Victoria, Australia – Opposition says Wodonga ambulance station a health risk

Friday, June 20, 2008

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulance dispatchers on strike in Montreal, Laval

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Province to honour emergency personnel who helped with fires

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ex:students:New paramedics rushed through training

Huntsville, Texas – Preliminary report issued on crash of medical helicopter

Queens, New York – Vandals graffiti ambulance

Boston, Massachusetts – Delayed ambulance never reached wounded baby girl

Punta Gorda, Florida – FAA revokes licence of air ambulance firm

London, UK – Ambulance service urges emergency care changes

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedics stress importance of CPR training

Trenton, Nova Scotia – Gas prices squeeze police, fire and EHS

Sydney, Nova Scotia – Cape Breton paramedics get green light to administer clot-busting drugs

Haliburton County, Ontario – County struggles to improve response times

Bridgeport, West Virginia – Emergency squads struggle with high fuel costs

Eastbourne, UK – Huge cheque handed over to Air Ambulance

Hastings, New Zealand – Ambulance thieves do the right thing

Calcutta, India – Ambulance worker dumps body of accident victim in ditch

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fredericton, New Brunswick – No more problem at Ambulance NB:minister

Muncie, Indiana – Wrong-way ambulance crashes with other vehicle

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Council gives Lauderdale the nod

Denver, Colorado – 3 taken to hospital after ambulance, lumber truck meet

Dorchester County, South Carolina – Ambulance carrying heart patient stopped

Frederick, Maryland – Hospital, EMS show off new ambulance technology

St. Petersburg, Florida – Irate father accused of threatening paramedics with gun

New York, New York – EMT grads answer call

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pembroke, Ontario – Paramedic service helps with national white paper

New York, New York – Report says ambulance wait times up five fold during heat wave

Chicago, Illinois – Trauma center will be sorely missed, EMTs say

San Francisco, California – Medical chopper night vision demand blindsided by Iraq war

Charlotte, North Carolina – Paramedics who care for others do triathalons to care for themselves

Newark, New Jersey – Man steals ambulance for ride home

Corpus Christi, Texas – Sunday’s ambulance crash has CCPD looking for answers

Hagerstown, Maryland – Ambulance chief on administrative leave pending sexual harassment investigation

Dorchester, UK – Ambulance staff anger at thieves

Northern Region, New Zealand – Soaring petrol bills hit emergency services

Monday, June 16, 2008

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon government keeping quiet about $10 million deal with US company for EMS radio services

Woodstock, New Brunswick – Paramedics are trying to shed a light on the problems

New York, New York – Teen’s online tip lead to arrest of NYC paramedic

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – Stolen ambulance costs man six years

Austin, Texas – State wants to punish 3 EMTs for Texas State student’s death

Baltimore, Maryland – Injured man flees ambulance

Lancashire, UK – Drugs among the items stolen from ambulance

Stevenage, UK – Friends take ambulance to Mongolia

Perth, Western Australia – New jet ambulance service to provide rapid response

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cedar Park, Texas – Ambulance procession honors fallen paramedic

Oil City, Pennsylvania – Community ambulance facing severe crunch, thanks to gas prices

Lincolnton, North Carolina – Investigators say love letters linked Lincoln County EMT, teen

Fort Worth, Texas – MedStar addresses slow response times

Jersey City, New Jersey – EMT needs some help after devastating fire

McCreary County, Kentucky – Ambulance service on two year probation

Essex, UK – Paramedic involved in serious crash

East Midlands, UK – Paramedics getting to accidents faster

Queensland, Australia – EMS feels pain of soaring fuel costs

Friday, June 13, 2008

Charlotte, North Carolina – EMT charged with sex offences

New York, New York – 911 foulup left woman in street for hour

Livonia, Michigan – Emergency heroes video game for Wii rolls into retail

San Antonio, Texas – EMTs face punishment for Erica Smith response

McConellsburg, Pennsylvania – Senate to consider tax credits for EMS and Fire volunteers

Kenansville, North Carolina – Duplin EMS leaders shave their heads in honour and memory of some of their own

Birmingham, UK – Air ambulance hit by spiralling fuel costs

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance funding boost

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Brunswick – Ambulance New Brunswick is open to feedback

Midland, Michigan – Crash kills EMT

Denver, Colorado – City pulls plug on ambulance study

New York, New York – Bill would increase medicare reimbursements for ambulance companies

Roswell, New Mexico – Hospital held liable for hiring incompetent air ambulance contractor

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Department borrows bulletproof vests for EMTs

Edinburgh, Scotland – Ambulance worker pleads guilty to defrauding the NHS

Jersey, Channel Island s- Paramedics honour fallen comrade who died scuba diving

Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia – Accident puts ambulance chopper out of action

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – War vets can hitch ride to Falls airshow with paramedic team

Sydney, Nova Scotia – Blood clot busting now part of paramedics arsenal

Huntsville, Texas – Officials gather wreckage from helicopter crash

New London, Connecticut – Why were ambulance personnel at party?

Denver, Colorado – Ambulance response to be resolved

Denver, Colorado – Ambulance company reviewing work of fake paramedic

Toledo, Ohio – Ambulance companies struggle with high gas prices

Barre, Vermont – New laws address exposure to bodily fluids

London, UK – UK government hasn’t invoked emergency fuel plan for emergency services

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fredericton, New Brunswick – NB paramedics say response time assertions not wrong, just misleading

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB CEO blasts system’s critics

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – 5-hour woods search leads to arrests in ambulance theft case

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics feel heatwave’s heat

New York, New York – New Yorkers uneasy over organ harvesting ambulance project

Guilford, Vermont – Tow drivers learn first response

Lewiston, Maine – EKG trained paramedics key to faster treatment

Prescott, Arizona – Area lacks a Level One trauma center

Swindon, UK – Air ambulance praised by minister

Maitland, New South Wales – Industrial action by ambulance officers justified

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cabell County, West Virginia – Paramedic injured during rescue

Boca Raton, Florida – The future is now for PBC 911

Denver, Colorado – Health center twists ambulance response times

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Diesel prices hurting ambulances

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Audit targets Pittsburgh 911 call glut

Pitt County, North Carolina – Rocky Mountain EMT/firefighter dies suddenly

Tyler, Texas – East Texas ambulances get high tech facelift

United Kingdom – Three year pay vote averts NHS strike threat

Leeds, UK – Private warning to ambulance bosses

Saturday, June 7, 2008New Brunswick – Ambulance NB chief blames ‘crazy people’ for criticism

Lindsay, Ontario – St. John Ambulance history in Canada

Peel Region, Ontario – Provincial cash injection aims to improve emergency care

Denver, Colorado – Clarification sough on ambulance responses

Savanna, Illinois – Ambulance involved in head-on crash

Sheffield,UK – Takeover threat to ailing ambulance and health services

East Midlands, UK – 999 target met

Newport, UK – Arrest in knife threat at medics

Rockhampton, Australia – Drunk teenager hits paramedics

Tasmania, Australia – Mersey decision cause for concern in ambulance service

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thunder Bay, Ontario – New EMS vehicles roll in

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Mock emergency used to break down barriers

Lake Havasu City, Arizona – Paramedic report draws mixed reviews

New York, New York – FDNY and city hail the very bravest

Martinsburg, West Virginia – Agency faces harassment claims from paramedic

Knox County, Tennessee – Improved camera system benefits E-911 dispatchers

Wales, UK – Pensioner in pain had to wait two hours for ambulance

Scotland, UK – Health minister puts faith in paramedic working alone scheme

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Cape Breton paramedics train to use lifesaving heart drug

Moncton, New Brunswick – Amalgamated ambulance system better than predecessor

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedics ‘gag’ order sick and sad

Calgary, Alberta – Union OK with new EMS deal

Charlotte, North Carolina – Iraq war creates shortage of night vision goggles for medical choppers

Ocala, Florida – Ambulance crew saves couple from a burning house

Scotland, UK – Single staffed ambulances to end

Barnoldswick, UK – Inquest opens into ambulance death man

Knighton, UK – Phones stolen from ambulances

Sydney, New South Wales – Ambulance service blocks use of heart saving system

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sarnia, Ontario – Paramedics complete more medical training

Lethbridge, Alberta – EMS savings don’t apply in Lethbridge

Mississauga, Ontario – Emergency workers duke it out for charity

Thunder Bay, Ontario – EMS equipment gets second life at college paramedic program

Barrie, Ontario – Chopper paramedics fly to the rescue

Pinellas County, Florida – Ambulance charge to be issued even if no one is taken

Wiltshire, UK – Air ambulance to be debated in Parliament

Wirral, UK – Ambulance sat nav thief spared jail

Australia – Ambos get world first mobile data app

New South Wales, Australia – Union takes ambulance crew campaign to IRC

Wellington, New Zealand – Fire medical emergency fears grow

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – Doctors cautious about ambulance diversion plan

Calgary, Alberta – Cities budget for EMS

High River, Alberta – Ambulance takeover good thing says FREMS head

New York, New York – EMTs drive home plea for more pay

Washington D.C. – 2 EMTs involved in delayed response incident not suspended

Phoenix, Arizona – Mexican firefighters to learn emergency medical services

Knoxville, Tennessee – 911 call from 911 center saves 911 supervisor’s life

Augusta, Georgia – Paramedic chief revamps agency

Gloucestershire, UK – Air ambulance service launched for Gloucestershire

Sydney, Australia – House prices push public service workers out of cities

Brisbane, Australia – Warning for 178 km/h paramedic

Monday, June 2, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – Ambulance takeover by Alberta Health wins cautious praise

Toronto, Ontario – $109 million program to tackle emergency wait times in Ontario

Mississauga, Ontario – Hospital delays put paramedics out of service

Halton, Ontario – Region sometimes left with no available ambulances

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Air ambulance crashes on roof of hospital

St. Louis, Missouri – Illinois state police take one person into custody in connection with EMT shooting

Lake Havasu City, Arizona – Paramedics, fire officials named in probe

Seattle, Washington – Air ambulance has new rules for moving people over 250 lbs.

Sunderland, UK – EMS workers reject pay deal

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Brockville, Ontario – Leeds Grenville ambulance services in jeopardy as lockout looms

Brockville, Ontario – Paramedics, counties heading to mediation

Edmonton, Alberta – City to save millions on ambulance deal with province

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Air ambulance disasters on rise in recent years

Austin, Texas – EMS subscription could save people money

St. Louis, Missouri – Paramedic shot while on the job thanks partner who saved his life

Pella, Iowa – Pastor brings spiritual touch to his EMT duties

Bristol, UK – Nine hour wait for ambulance

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vancouver, BC – Overcrowding forces hospital to add portables to its ER

Calgary, Alberta – Slaying of children takes toll on Calgary paramedics, police

Washington, D.C. – Cardiac response lags in D.C.

Thomasville, Georgia – Injured Thomas County EMT dies

Washington Park, Illinois – Wounded ambulance worker eager to get back to work

Lancashire, UK – Man dies in ambulance accident

Victoria, Australia – Interviews begin for paramedics

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Simonds, New Brunswick – Ambulance New Brunswick defends its service in Simonds

Sicamous, BC – BC Ambulance honours lifesavers

Punta Gorda, Florida – Feds ground Punta Gorda air ambulance

Longview, Texas – East Texas Medical Center EMS turns 40

West Valley, Arizona – New lifesaving device gives paramedics the edge

Dorchester, UK – Vandals damage cars owned by ambulance staff

Galashiels, Scotland – Number of volunteer ambulance workers set to fall dramatically as fuel crisis deepens

Townsville, Queensland – New helicopter to boost North Queensland emergency response

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance merger won’t disadvantage rural service:union

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario paramedics escalate equal pension rights campaign

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance’s 911 response time in question

Edinburgh, UK – Medical bicycle with drugs stolen

Lough, UK – Sat nav stolen from ambulance

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance service launches rural homes mapping campaign

Oxfordshire, UK – County gets new ambulance fleet

Auckland, New Zealand – Paramedics heroes to family

New Delhi, India – Ambulance kills ground handler at New Delhi

Lanzhou, China – Pakistani paramedics and doctors help quake relief effort

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – Paramedics raise money for beauty battling bone cancer

Halton, Ontario – Hospital holdups continue to keep EMS off the streets

St. Louis, Missouri – Medstar Ambulance officials call for community meeting on safety

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s trama system flawed, lacks oversight

Oxon, UK – Four hurt after ambulance crashes

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance chiefs in plea to cabbies

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance merger go-ahead

Tasmania, Australia – Key resignation shows more ambulance trouble looming

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic recruitment drive begins

Monday, May 26, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto and GTA medics off to China

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Parkland Ambulance gets an ATV

St. Louis, Missouri – Investigation into ambulance shooting grows

St. Louis, Missouri – Mayors say EMTs must be protected

Great Falls, Montana – Ambulance workers vote to affiliate with labour union

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – New legislation would update EMS Act

Gilchrist County, Florida – Paramedic accused of drug tampering

Malmesbury, UK – MP joins fight against air ambulance merger

Scotland, UK – Ambulance staff bullied and harassed, MSPs told

Cardiff, Wales – Charges dropped in 999 call violent disorder trial

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saint John, New Brunswick – Emergency medical technicians saluted

North Bay, Ontario – Defibrillator installed at airport;Among several events to mark EMS Week

Rochester, New York – Mayor to honor EMT, police officer

West Harrison, New York – Putnam County native added to EMS Memorial

Baltimore, Maryland – Ambulance hit by car at accident scene

Lawton, Oklahoma – EMTs used EKGs sized down for portability

Inverness, Scotland – Red Cross plugs gaps, claims ambulance union

Aberdeen, Scotland – Ambulance unions say rural areas suffering

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – Witnesses claim ambulance took too long to get to crash

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – SWRHA to pay damages to emergency medical technician

Friday, May 23, 2008

Winnipeg, Manitoba – ACPs to offer improved heart attack treatment

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedic wins third annual Leconce Seguin Memorial Award

Oshawa, Ontario – Paramedics recognized

Toronto, Ontario – Reporter plays medic for a day

Toronto, Ontario – OPSEU paramedics picket:rally for fair pensions for Ontario’s 5,000 paramedics

Vinton, Ohio – Jury convicts former EMT of drunk driving

Lewiston, Maine – New ambulance meant to protect EMTs, others

St. Louis, Missouri – As EMT recovers from shooting, MedStar president calls for meeting with metro-east mayors

Albany, New York – Fallen emergency medical technicians to be honored

Scotland, UK – Ambulance service shortage fears

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedic acquitted of sexual assault

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedic cleared of rape, but fighting to get job back

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Newfoundland and Labrador – NDP wants plan to keep paramedics in province

Washington Park, Ilinois – Police still seek suspects in shooting of ambulance worker

Charleston County, South Carolina – EMT not charged in death

Nashville, Tennessee – So called phony firefighter is also fake EMT, funeral emblamer

Lewistown, Pennsylvania – Emergency medical workers are recognized

St. Paul, Minnesota – St. Paul paramedics and EMTs honored for saving lives using experimental equipment

Swindon, UK – Air ambulance move could cost patient lives

Penal, Trinidad – EMT to get $$ for back injury

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedic restraining not raping, jury told

Maitland, Australia – Ban on free ambo rides to hospital

Jammu, India – Ambulance plunges into Chenab river, 2 soldiers washed away, 3 injured

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Canada – EMS honoured across Canada

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedics win contract and retro

St. Petersburg, Florida – Ambulance worker hurt in I-275 collision

Jefferson City, Missouri – Missouri recognizes National EMS Week

Providence, Rhode Island – Local ambulance employee accused of calling in fake emergencies

Brooklyn, New York – Ambulance hits 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn

Llantwit Major, Wales, UK – Paramedic struck off for inhaling laughing gas while on duty

Norwich, UK – Top award for caring ambulance worker

Wales, UK – Ambulance call that turned ugly

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedic accused of ambulance rape

New South Wales, Australia – NSW Ambulance Service rebuilds its comms systems

Israel – Flying car could become Israel’s robotic ambulance

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba – Paramedics honour deceased colleague

Madison, Wisconsin – Helicopter was filling in when crash killed three

New York, New York – Cops hunt hasidic EMT in attack on black college student

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – EMS hiring still a touchy subject in City Hall

Washington State – Paramedics, EMTs in Oregon, Washington State ratify first-ever Teamsters Contract

Santa Clara, California – EMTs request new supplies in case of disaster

North Bend, Oregon – Mishap ruins new chopper

Chicago, Illinois – New device to help perform CPR has paramedics talking

Worksop, UK – Man died after ambulance broke down

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Nova Scotia – MDs to aid in Lifelfight until clinical crew hired

Stanley, New Brunswick – Ambulance service escapes charges

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Heart program a first in Canada

Brampton, Ontario – Peel ambulances get new look

Mississauga, Ontario – Paramedics and firemen to become roommates

Madison, Wisconsin – Tears flow as Med Flight crash victims honored

Wirral, UK – Paramedic ignored 999 call-out for injured child

Derbyshire, UK – New ambulance flies out to over 100 missions in first six weeks of operation

Scotland, UK – Heart attack victims could be airlifted to key hospitals

Friday, May 16, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – Widow of fallen Calgary medic says public memorial chance to ‘talk about Mike’

Calgary, Alberta – EMS chief urges Calgarians to create ‘route of valour’

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Companies to develop reliable 911 emergency dispatch for VOIP phone users

York Region, Ontario – Mall display celebrates EMS Week

Madison, Wisconsin – Med Flight crash victims touched many lives

Los Angeles, California – LA measure to penalize EMS patient dumping advances

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics return to work after suspension

Bethel, Connecticut – State:emergency response poses no danger

Wiltshire, UK – New fears over 999 copter service

Stroud, New South Wales – Union maintains push for two person ambulance crews

Thursday, May 15, 2008

London, Ontario – System delays creating ambulance crisis

County of Renfrew, Ontario – Old ambulance goes to college

Trail, BC – Local paramedics shortage

Campbell River, BC – Father and daughter form paramedic team

Chicago, Illionois – Unprecedented suspension of paramedics for racial slur over radio

Rochester, New York – EMS bike ride honours fallen paramedics

Rexburg, Idaho – Rising fuel and supplies costs hike ambulance fees

McAllen, Texas – Questions persist on ambulance purchases

Missoula, Montana – Great Falls EMTs consider joining union

Sunshine Coast, Australia – S & R paramedics on standby to aid China

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – Widow of fallen Calgary medic supports Canadian mission in Afghanistan

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary medic would be embarrassed by attention his death has received:family

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton paramedics say thanks to bystander

East Hants, Nova Scotia – Paramedics have increased capabilities with new laptop

Daytona Beach, Florida – Fired ER physician sues EVAC paramedics

Madison, Wisconsin – Med Flight chopper lacked safety equipment;local pilots quiet after loss of colleague

Madison, Wisconsin – Med Flight loss highlights risk to health care workers

Tasmania, Australia – No decision yet on ambulance funding

Tasmania, Australia – Commitment to increase ambulance funds needed

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Man denied ambulance after severing finger

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – Crowds gather to mourn military medic

North Bay, Ontario – Paramedics offer condolences to family of fallen soldier

Anchorage, Alaska – Two medevac ambulance services to merge by this fall

Vienna, Virginia – Device gives sirens a rumble

New York, New York – New York’s Rapid Organ Recovery Ambulance faces criticism

Charleston, West Virginia – Pending disaster for ambulance crews?

Coventry, UK – Vandals damage ambulance on call

Mourne, Ireland – Wells urges Minister to look at aging ambulance fleet

Fraser Coast, Queensland – Union says Fraser Coast ambulance officers overworked

Monday, May 12, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary EMS blame free in child’s 911 death

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary refuses to issue VoIP 911 caution

Pasadena, California – Military medic honoured for valor

Boston, Massachusetts – Medics see drug deaths soar

Baltimore, Maryland – City looks at 911 system

Mason, Kentucky – Medics get new high tech EKG equipment

Nelsonville, Ohio – Active shooter drill aims to educate paramedic students

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Trenton, Ontario – Fallen paramedic saluted

Nova Scotia – NS issues warning to those making 911 calls via Internet

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Medic’s death hits fellow soldiers hard

Louisville, Kentucky – Records show driver in deadly EMS wreck had past job related incidents

Portland, Oregon – Special equipment helps paramedics treat larger patients

Hastings, Nebraska – Calls for ambulance service up in central Nebraska

Hialeah, Florida – Kids get eye-opening look at work of firefighters, paramedics

Old Working, UK – Friends head to Mongolia in an ambulance

Staffordshire, UK – EMS union calls in minister over NHS pay row

Hunter, Australia – Hunter paramedics threaten strike

Friday, May 9, 2008

Trenton, Ontario – Huge tribute planned for Calgary medic/soldier

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary medic in Taliban ambush was on second tour

Calgary, Alberta – Ambush that killed Canadian medic unfolded within sight of a forward base

Kirkland Lake, Ontario – EMS Week set for May 19

Austin, Texas – EMS workers embark on week long memorial ride

Glasgow, Scotland – Paramedics traumatized by Glasgow child killing scene

Highlands, UK – Ambulance workers could strike

Leeds, UK – Leeds paramedic attacked after responding to 999 call

North Somerset, UK – Emergency services concern over ambulance crews

Omagh, Northern Ireland – Concern as door falls off ambulance

Masterton, New Zealand – Emergency services mark 50 years of 111

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Windsor, Ontario – Fallen medic had ties to Windsor

Calgary, Alberta – Slain military medic begins final journey home

Trenton, Ontario – Repatriation ceremony for fallen Calgary medic set for Friday

Toronto, Ontario – New medical simulation centre to help health care professionals hone their skills

Edmonton, Alberta – Emergency officials issue phone warning

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Regionalizing ambulance services a possibility?

Westlaco, Texas – Mayor questions ambulance purchases

Chessington, UK – Emergency services accused of brutality on teen

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Red Deer, Alberta – EMS limbo

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Paramedics can ease pressure on health care

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Paramedic student accused of cheating on exam

Beds & Herts, UK – 60 new staff for ambulance service

Tasmania, Australia – Tassie emergency services eye new radio network

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Emergency Preparedness Week kicks off

Wausau, Wisconsin – Emergency responders get a crash course in training for terrorism

Wales, UK – New ambulance service director vows to give a voice to front-line 999 workers

Wales, UK – Fines for crank EMS callers

Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK – Man posed as paramedic with own ambulance

Worcester, UK – 999 nuisance accused to face trial

New South Wales, Australia – New look for NSW ambos

Monday, May 5, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – CRTC looks into botched 911 internet phone dispatch

Calgary, Alberta – Bills appear to show VOIP company had family’s address in fatal 911 call

Barrie, Ontario – Heart and Stroke Foundation officially announces placement of 2,000 AEDs in Ontario

Buckinghamshire, UK – Air ambulance to get new helicopter

Gloucestershier, UK – Paramedic didn’t reach me in time

Tbilsi, Russia – Georgia buys 130 ambulance vehicles for areas difficult to access from Russia

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – 911 tragedy in Calgary reveals perils of VOIP

Woodland, California – Helicopter EMTs killed man:autopsy

Morris, Illinois – Volunteers giving way to paid professionals on local ambulance runs

Bristol, UK – Ambulance over too thin

Victoria, Australia – Rural ambos will keep jobs

Dungannon, Northern Ireland – 300,000 miles on ambulance clock

Friday, May 2, 2008

Lancaster, California – American Medical Response reaches tentative agreement with employees

Sacramento, California – Leader chosen for emergency medical agency

Sacramento, California – Legislation would give firefighters/paramedics immunity

Bismarck, North Dakota – Trauma system reviewed

Havana, Cuba – Cuba to improve ambulance service

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Amarillo, Texas – Ambulance audit shows financial losses

Knoxville, Tennessee – Patient charged with assaulting ambulance worker

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis offers $10,000 signing bonus to Ohio paramedics

Western Australia – Pay offer to ambulance officers fair:St. John

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Netcare 911 to launch EMS helicopter

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philly ambulance response times improve slightly

Santa Clarita, California – Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

Escanaba, Missouri – Fatal ambulance suit underway

Scotland, UK – Ambulances cut 30 seconds off times despite rise in calls

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance trust criticized for safety failures

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – New paramedic training vehicle hits the streets of Calgary

Clarendon Hills, Illinois – Man admits abusing paramedic

San Bernadino, California – Funds requested for paramedics

Crookston, Minnesota – Dispatchers recognized on 40th anniversary of 911

Teeside, UK – Teeside’s emergency services unite to help the deaf

Askoy, Norway – Partymakers cause ambulance crash

Monday, April 28, 2008

Brooklyn, New York – Several people injured in ambulance accident

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis paramedics use new technique to stop heart attacks

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Volunteer EMT worker admits stealing morphine

Glasgow, Scotland – Mom’s fury after paramedic ordered not to help her dying son

Scotland, UK – Ambulance HQ forced to call petrol stations to avert fuel crisis

Saturday, April 26, 2008

London, Ontario – Paramedic attacks net 8 months

Brier Island, Nova Scotia – Paramedics ease rural MD’s load

Germantown, Maryland – More emergency rooms open away from hospitals

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Volunteer EMT arrested for stealing drugs from fire stations

Los Angeles, California – Local ambulance workers to strike Monday

Glasgow, Scotland – Fatal ambulance delay justified

Friday, April 25, 2008

Dunmore, Pennsylvania – Sparks between firefighters, EMTs ignite controversy

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance flips over

Limestone, Alabama – Medical chopper makes precautionary landing

Queensland, Australia – British ambo invasion on the way

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Denver, Colorado – Boulder inmate accused of stealing ambulance dies

Birmingham, UK – Ambulance crews hit top target

Scotland, UK – Union chiefs worried about ambulance plans

Scotland, UK – New ambulance plan defended

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance being used as taxi service

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – New plan to free up city ambulances

Lincolnshire, UK – Father demands ambulance answers

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance services to be merged

Victoria, Australia – Staff shortages wear down paramedics

Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – Bay facing ambulance crisis as protest staff suspended

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dover, Newfoundland – Ambulance service is having trouble finding people to work

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedic hailed after helping residents escape burning home

Springfield, Illinois – Boy dies after being struck by ambulance

Minneapolis, Minnesota – New legislation to ease veterans’ transition to paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Union website to track ambulance times

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Honours for MD Ambulance dispatcher

Santa Clarita, California – EMT union moves up strike date

Boulder, Colorado – Suspected ambulance thief tries to kill himself

Kansas City, Missouri – Former EMT admits making porn

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fredericksburg, Virginia – Change is in the air for medical copter services

Rothbury, UK – “I was a dead man” says horror smash paramedic

Middlesbrough, UK – Battle to save Tees ambulance control goes on

Queensland, Australia – Premier needs to solve western Queensland ambo crisis

Friday, April 18, 2008

Halifax, Nova Scotia – EMC set to take over air ambulance service

Louisville, Kentucky – Witness comes forward in ambulance wreck

West Des Moines, Iowa – Paramedics team places fourth in national EMS competition

Derbeyshire, UK – Medic told he must wait up to nine months for compensation

Basingstoke, UK – Hoax calls to ambulance service on the increase

Chester, UK – Guiding light for medics

West Australia – Pay negotiations for ambulance workers off to a rocky start

South Australia – Paramedic work bans likely

Queensland, Australia – Outback council consider ambulance levy legal fight

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Valhalla, New York – Injured Rockland EMT wakes from sedation after amputation

Scotland, UK – Ambulance service at breaking point

Winchester, UK – Teen to sue ambulance worker after horror crash

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia – Crash medics lauded

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – Two paramedics threatened by female patient with knife

South Australia – Drivers ignoring ambulances

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region considering ambulance geo-posts

New York, New York – Pope’s ambulance gets blessed

Antelope Valley, California – AMR will continue service during work stoppage

Jackson, Michigan – Sheriff covers medic’s $60 towing bill

Wales, UK – Paramedic saves best friend’s life

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance services fading in many of Oklahoma’s rural areas

Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. – Honduras, American medics gather to share skills

Perth, West Australia – Ambulance officers pay campaign

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Air ambos reveal all

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia – Bravery medals for Waterfall six

Monday, April 14, 2008

Chapel HIll, North Carolina – Director named for emergency services

San Francisco – SF emergency responses fail to meet goal

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai paramedics to use intravenous drill

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Vancouver, BC – BC team of paramedics wins big at Ontario competition

Hamilton, Ontario – Ambulance shortage worsens

Concord, Michigan – Good deed costs US Navy medic $60

Wythe County, Virginia – Sex charges against former ambulance service director to go ahead

Blackburn, UK – Semipro footballer attacked paramedic

New South Wales, Australia – NSW ambulance service ‘overworked’

New South Wales, Australia – NSW government defends ambo support

South Australia – SA Ambulance gains new vacuum mattress

Friday, April 11, 2008

Peel Region, Ontario – Off-duty Peel paramedics recognized for quick actions

Nova Scotia – New technology for ambulances

Welwyn Garden City, UK – Vomiting vandals trash ambulance base

Hertford, Herts, UK – Ambulance service needs more staff

Bedford, UK – Paramedics often threatened with violence

Thursday, April 10, 2008

North Bay, Ontario – Paramedics credited with reviving man

West Virginia – Obese patients injure paramedics and shrink budget

Bakersfield, California – Hall Ambulance shows off new night vision goggles

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Paramedic assaulted by patient

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance service risked safety

Staffordshire, UK – Ex-mercy chief slames commission’s report

Adelaide, South Australia – Mock terrorist attack tests emergency services

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Stewart named Hero of Emergency Medicine by American College of Emergency Physicians

Owen Sound, Ontario – Vial of Life in Owen Sound

United States – ERs buckle under patient load

Norwich, UK – Paramedic denies sexual advances to colleague

Lancashire, UK – New fears over ambulance times

Oslo, Norway – Ambulance worker: I’ve never had racist thoughts or views

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Los Angeles, California – 6 hurt as ambulance, vehicle collide

Worcestershire, UK – Stepping up safety of paramedics

Cornwall, UK – Air ambulance cash thief jailed

Queensland, Australia – Overweight woman fails to fit into ambulance

Prague, Czech Republic – Czech, German ministers agree on ambulance cooperation

Monday, April 7, 2008

Oshawa, Ontario – Paramedics test their skills at Durham College

Toronto, Ontario – Emergency workers put to test in dirty bomb mass casualty exercise

New Hartford, Connecticut – EMT injured in crash

Genesee County, Michigan – Probe to begin in delayed response

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Ambulance worker in crash denied right to drive to school

Manchester, UK – Hoax caller jailed for four years

Halifax, UK – Driver of ambulance suffers serious neck injuries in accident

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Ambo calls soar

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tuscon, Arizona – New CPR success gets major attention

Covington, Kentucky – Fire-EMT to offer kids class

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland hemorhaging EMS workers

Oxford, England – No confidence in ambulance service

Wakefield, UK – Patient threatened paramedics with chair

Belfast, Ireland – Ambulance strike averted after talks

Friday, March 28, 2008

Merritt, BC – Paramedics should have done more to help miner?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Pace of paramedic hiring annoys council

Austin, Texas – Off-duty paramedic saves man’s life

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance crews trial stab vests

Welshpool, Wales – Big problem for ambulance service is now solved

Belfast, Ireland – More talks planned in bid to avert ambulance strike

Tel Aviv, Israel – Biker killed by ambulance

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Atmore, Alabama – Ambulance goes up in flames

New York, New York – Knicks to honor paramedic from Tarrytown

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania – Spaghetti fundraiser for EMT

Windhoek, Namibia – Ambulance service needs intensive care

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – First batch of national paramedics graduate

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Grande Prairie, Alberta – EMS heading into year three of discovery project

New Haven, Connecticut – Paramedic/firefighter posts bail in attack on wife’s attorney

Louisville, Kentucky – Ambulance, firetruck involved in accident

Escondido, California – Hospitals hold paramedics hostage

Manchester, UK – Ambulance pair escape axe

Tasmania, Australia – $1.5 million funding boost for RHH and ambulance service

Christchurch, New Zealand – St. John pair may be expelled after crash

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia EHS deploys on board mobile gateway

San Mateo, California – Trial date set for victim hit by ambulance

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – Paramedics injured in hit-and-run

Queensland, Australia – QAS cases double in one year

Christchurch, New Zealand – Racing ambulance youth duo in fiery crash

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Drivers of ambulance charged with drunk driving

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Slow response risks lives

Toronto, Ontario – Councillor demands answers on EMS

Moncton, New Brunswick – Ambulance tire tests planned for next week

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – EMS takes on innovative program;Plan promises to reduce patient trauma and costs at same time

Chicago, Illinois – Man charged in Northwest Side ambulance crash

Chicago, Illinois – Medics in fair condition after ambulance crash

San Diego, California – New system for heart attack patients revealed

Shelton, Connecticut – EMS seeks first aid for fuel costs

Cairns, Queensland, Australia – Lifesavers for the lifesavers

Kuwait City, Kuwait – Benefits eyed for ambulance workers

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hackensack, New Jersey – EMTs protest $1 million payment from hospital

Hackensack, New Jersey – Hearing addresses need for paid EMTs

Knoxville, Tennessee – Ambulance service copes with high diesal prices

Oxford, UK – Hour long 999 delay led to cyclist’s death

Hampshire, UK – Driver of ambulance wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

South Tyneside, UK – Life-saving kit stolen in ambulance raid

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Daniel’s Harbour, Newfoundland – Ambulance service to physically test medics

Orlando, Florida – County forcing most paramedics to learn to fight fires

Austin, Texas – Rodriguez to lead EMS

Montgomery, Alabama – Governor awards $350,000 grant to EMS

Wales, UK – Obese get new ambulances

Pretoria, South Africa – SA to get single emergency number on track

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Simcoe County, Ontario – Sunnybrook new base hospital for county paramedics

Columbia, Missouri – Ambulance hits herd of deer, paramedic hurt

West Palm Beach, Florida – Vazquez family lovingly remembers workaholic paramedic

Scotland, UK – Row over ambulance complaints rise

Cairns, Queensland, Australia – Hour wait in ambulance

Molendinar, Queensland, Australia – Runaway ambulance gets hedged in

Iraq – Iraq sends paramedics to Beirut to train

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lake Louise, Alberta – EMS seeks staff at Lake Louise

Tuscon, Arizona – Tuscson emergency rooms in life-and-death crunch

Spalding, UK – 10,000th mission for air ambulance

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Stingy service won’t act

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedic sees red in South African Cup

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – City considers round the clock medics at airport

Newfoundland and Labrador – Medics angry about fitness tests

New York, New York – EMT pipers bag a spot in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta ambulances face cutbacks

Wales, UK – Wales air ambulance launches appeal to raise 4 million pounds

Romsey, Victoria, Australia – Tell us why paramedic Rod Moore died

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Medics tell of fears

Queensland, Australia – Drug trial rejected by ambulance service

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Eastern Cape welcomes new EMS provider

Friday, March 14, 2008

Rapid City, South Dakota – Former ambulance employee must repay stolen money

Bayonet Point, Florida – Firefighter accused of striking EMT wife over infant son

Lincolnshire, UK – Paramedic seeks damages over fall

Essex, UK – Ambulance boss pledges better service

Barrow, UK – Honours awarded to 999 heroes

Omagh, Northern Ireland – Ambulance staff suspended pending inquiry

South Australia – Paramedic uniform allergy still a mystery

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kapuskasing, Ontario – Governor-General was down to earth, awarded paramedic says

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedics honoured

New York, New York – Closure eludes EMT’s kin

Melbourne, Australia – Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate may be fastest ambulance on planet

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – Navy corpsman with Special Ops saves lives in combat zone

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Greenwood, Nova Scotia – Rescue chopper report says human error, lack of training led to crash

Austin, Texas – Blanco EMS director says drugs were for ailing wife

Indianapolis, Indiana – EMS workers injured in crash

Hartford, Connecticut – EMT gets 1 1/2 years in embezzlement

Salford, UK – Probe into 11-hour ambulance wait

Wales, UK – Appeal for new air ambulance fleet is ready for take-off

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Timmins, Ontario – Paramedics love thrill of saving lives

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Hospitals should have to abide by same standards as private ambulance operators:association president

Belleville, Illinois – Ambulance service sued for allowing back board to fall on patient

Granite Falls, Minnesota – Medics get a lift from flight care training

Scotland, UK – Scottish Ambulance Service to be given 25m pound boost

Monday, March 10, 2008

Timmins, Ontario – Paramedic on mission to make injuries more “bearable”

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedic, policeman and neighbour combine efforts to save family from fire

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics get new device to speed diagnosis for heart attacks

Miami, Florida – Miami-Dade rescue crew injured at crash scene

Charleston, South Carolina – Paramedic lobbies to get law changed

Sydney, NSW – Under resourced paramedics cause response times to lag

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Daniel’s Harbour, Newfoundland – Shape up, ambulance attendants told

New York, New York – EMT arrested for sex abuse

Hartford, Connecticut – New Fairfield man charged with forging EMT license

Suffolk County, New York – Dad accused of refusing treatment for daughter

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance death rates fall

Ipswich, UK – Patient wait misery at hospital

Ireland – Ambulance service workers set to strike in April

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – The clock is ticking;ambulance call stress

Friday, March 7, 2008

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Discovery Air Inc. announces NWT Stanton Territorial Health Authority air ambulance contract

United Kingdom – Ambulance managers least diverse in NHS

London, UK – Worldwide emergency care professionals invited to speak at AMBEX 2008

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance service responds to complaints

Lower Hutt, New Zealand – More police patrols after ambulance attack

Baku, Azerbaijan – Japan to assist Azerbaijan to improve ambulance services

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Brantford, Ontario – Paramedics will ride for cancer

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics aid beleaguered Barrie taxi driver

Bedfordshire/Oxfordshire, UK – Ambulance Sent to wrong county

West Palm Beach, Florida – 911 audio released in Wendy’s medic shooting

West Palm Beach, Florida – Story of slain paramedic moves people to give

San Antonio, Texas – Report details paramedic mistakes in crash

Madison, Wisconsin – Metronomes used in EMS cardiac care

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Overhaul in response system further improves EMS service

Washington, D.C. – Medics to have stronger narcotics

Sacramento, California – Local EMTs honored in Sacramento

Shropshire, UK – Lib Dem sorry for 999 error

New South Wales, Australia – No doctors available for heart attack paramedic

Parkes, New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance officers rewarded for long service and good conduct

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Brunswick – Ambulance tire issue is suspect?

Halifax, Nova Scotia – EMS patients diverted from busy ER

Lake Windermere, BC – Ambulance nabbed while medics treated accident victim on lake

Farmington, New Mexico – EMS bike team to honor medic killed in Turner

Wolverhampton, UK – Ambulance staff have two weeks ill

Illawarra, Australia – New name, new look for paramedics

Monday, March 3, 2008

New Brunswick – Transport Canada to overhaul tire rating after NB ambulance crashes

Frankfort, Ohio – Concord EMS official, woman face indictment

Basra, Iraq – Airman and first responder killed in base attack named

Bedford, UK – Man feels remorse for attacking paramedic

West Midlands, UK – Ambulances must be cleaned quicker, says health chief

Saturday, March 1, 2008

County of Lennox & Addington, Ontario – County to replace damaged ambulance

New Brunswick – Ambulance operator defends use of all-terrain tires

New York, New York – NY EMT accused of groping patient in ambulance

Copperas Cove, Texas – Cove paramedic fired for allegedly violating patient

Boston, Massachusetts – Police chase stolen ambulance

Washington, D.C. – Overturned ambulance sends seven to ER

Hawick, Scotland, UK – Drunken woman tried to bite paramedic

Worcester, UK – Ambulance service compromised by sickness

Belfast, UK – Ambulance call out times falsified

Pakistan – Air ambulance starts up in Pakistan

Friday, February 29, 2008

New Brunswick – Ambulance NB stands by tire choice

Alexis Creek, BC – BC Ambulance says trip time not a factor in death

Charlotte Harbor, Florida – Air ambulance company searched by federal agents

Osceola County, Florida – Emergency rooms crammed to capacity

Marco Island, Florida – Ambulance simulator makes students better drivers

Norwich, UK – Ambulance response times improving

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Espanola, Ontario – Link to life launched in North Shore

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics may improve transit delays

Concord, New Hampshire – Obesity taxes ambulance gear

Hazard, Kentucky – City Hall overhaul could reduce ambulance crews

Wemyss Bay, UK – Ambulance crew hurt in crash

Tawa, New Zealand – Driver crashes in ambulance slipstream

Queensland, Australia – Lives endangered by Queensland cost cutting

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Laval, Quebec – Car hits ambulance in Laval

Guelph, Ontario – Guelph accused of not meeting ambulance needs

Baltimore, Maryland – Grant to help paramedics

Athens, Georgia – Senate study shows EMS in crisis

Washington, D.C. – First Responders plan to rally on National Mall

Buckinghamshire, UK – Reporter’s wrangle with ambulance service over incitement accusation

Darlington, UK – Tributes paid to hero paramedic

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wigan, UK – 60,000 pounds to deep clean ambulances

Harlow, UK – Ambulance chiefs hit back at response time statistics

Newcastle, UK – 999 call ambulance in car crash

Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance workers vote in favour of strike action

Palermo, Sicily – Italian police bust ‘ambulance’ drug ring

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – Green EMS headquarters a hit with owners and occupants

Cochrane, Alberta – Emergency personnel sought across region

Oak Hill, West Virginia – Two charged with stealing from Fayette County Ambulance Service

Athens, Georgia – Limited options bring creative solutions for EMS

Dallas, Texas – Dispatch times spark internal Dallas investigation

United Kingdom – Ambulance postcode lottery anger

Krakow, Poland – Polish paramedics are taking to the streets on bicycles to combat traffic problems

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Guelph, Ontario – New provincial DNR form to help patients, emergency personnel

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics, police mount blood donor challenge

Silver Creek, New York – EMTs revive man who was dead for more than 30 minutes

Staten Island, New York – Staten Island EMT hospitalized after alleged assault

Torquay, UK – Paramedics praised for harbour rescue

Auckland, New Zealand – Government to investigate ambulance services

Chennai, India – Driver roams wtith body in ambulance for five days

Friday, February 22, 2008

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Paramedics robbed while saving St. John’s man’s life

Waco, Texas – Paramedic charged after patient claims she was fondled

Utica, New York – Ambulance competition in Utica

Washington, D.C. – Slain journalist’s family to drop $20 million lawsuit against district over EMS care

Cape Town, South Africa – Slow paramedics suspended

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – City council tops up emergency service priorities

Simcoe County, Ontario – Province not honouring paramedic funding deal

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – On anniversary of EMT’s death, family still waits for federal benefits

Houston, Texas – Ambulances equipped with chilled IVs to help save heart attack victims

Mesa, Arizona – Friends honor Mesa paramedic who died of cancer

Honolulu, Hawaii – Honolulu paramedics looking to recruit

Wales, UK – Ambulance responses below target

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Florence, Kentucky – Florence ambulance troubles lead to class action lawsuit

Blackheath, UK – Hoaxers 1,100 ambulance calls

Ludlow, UK – Air ambulance plea to former patients

York, UK – Paramedics must answer calls in six minutes

Lindsay, Queensland – Lindsay demands more protection for paramedics

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance companies owed millions by government

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Vancouver, BC – Shortage of paramedics at Olympics worries EMS union

Moncton, New Brunswick – Accident highlights EMTs’ concerns with winter tires

Chicago, Illinois – Firefighter injured in ambulance crash

San Diego, California – Ambulance flips on Interstate 94

New York, New York – Fallen 9/11 hero’s dad raises funds

Birmingham, Alabama – AirMed becomes first US air ambulance with base in Asia

Zaragoza, Spain – Teenage girl run over by ambulance

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kenora, Ontario – Health minister invited to meet on ambulance

Peterborough, Ontario – Air ambulance service to hire 11 full-time paramedics when critical care transport unit opens

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS budget rising 21.8 per cent his year

Anchorage, Alaska – Army plans will limit interior air ambulance service

Wrexham, Wales, UK – Alcoholic assaulted paramedics aiding him

Cardiff, Wales, UK – Family wins 1.8m ambulance ruling

Wales, UK – Ambulance workers kept in the dark

Friday, February 15, 2008

Miami, Florida – Jeep slams into ambulance carrying patient

Doylestown, Pennsylvania – 911 operators disciplined over delay

Rutherford County, Tennessee – Local EMT survives tornado

Bozeman, Montana – Montana lawmaker fighting for EMT tax credit

Bolton, UK – Thief took satnav from ambulance

Merseyside, UK – Children to be taught first aid

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS ID cards go missing

Kenora, Ontario – Family feels victim of ambulance transfer disaster

Simcoe County, Ontario – County says province must pay larger share;paramedic services cost not split evenly

Arp, Texas – Ambulance collides with 18-wheeler

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Wisconsin paramedics foil robbery, catch suspect

Stafford, Connecticut – Stolen Baltimore ambulance recovered

Granby, Connecticut – Ambulance catches fire

Galesburg, Illinois – Ambulance workers averts possible suicide attempt

Aylesbury, UK – Lives being put at risk in ambulances, says paramedic

Ipswich, Queensland, Australia – Overweight patients force ambos to supersize

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – Fire leads to ambulance shortage

Garson, Ontario – Hanging in there, says air ambulance crash medic

Washington, D.C. – DC EMS services to receive $3.7M for improvements

Bakersfield, California – Supervisors to examine rural paramedic service

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Green Bay ambulances equipped with new stair chair

Surrey, UK – Medics hailed by peer as “unsung heroes”

South Tyneside, UK – Ambulance workers attacked by yobs

Dublin, Ireland – Dublin ambulance service review still not published

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii wants copter medevac service back

Rosebud, South Dakota – Air ambulance gets initial OK to serve more reservations

Newquay, UK – Driver wins 430,000 pound payout from NHS after devestation death crash with ambulance

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia – Ambulance facility gutted in fire

Victoria, Australia – Computer dispatch moves rural ambulance into new era

Monday, February 11, 2008

Banff, Alberta – Banff to review ambulance service

Atlanta, Georgia – Motorcyclist killed after hitting ambulance

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Emergency Services appeal for upgrade to radio system

Surrey, UK – Heart attack peer thanks medics

New South Wales, Australia – Three more mega lift ambulances in NSW

Queensland, Australia – Fire hits ambo facility

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Hospital delays ‘critical’

Toronto, Ontario – Hospital, EMS deny death allegations

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – EMS workers were top earners on city payroll

Allina, Minnesota – New CPR device saves first victim

Newcastle, UK – Neck break missed by medics, claims fall woman

Liverpool, UK – Lives at risk as medics stop for meals

Barrow-in-Furness, UK – Paramedics suffer rise in attacks

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance crews can’t give drugs

Wakefield, UK – Ambulance staff ‘dump’ Alzheimer’s sufferer at wrong address

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Smallest ambulance in UAE soon

Friday, February 8, 2008

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Paramedics make special delivery

Moorseville, Indiana – Funeral set for firefighter killed in ambulance accident

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Paramedic to open urgent care center

Gaston County, North Carolina – Gaston County agrees to hire 8 more paramedics

Aberdare, UK – ‘Kiss of Life’ paramedic praised

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – Level Zero status for paramedics

Halton, Ontario – Halton paramedic negotiations reach impasse

Halton, Ontario – Halton paramedics returning to Central America on mission

Meridian, Mississippi – Ambulance Company employees still waiting

Edinburgh, Scotland – Teenager locked up for attacking ambulance crew

Sydney, Australia – Paramedics deny anaesthetic administered in methadone death case

Cleve, South Australia – Ambulance volunteers rise to the challenge

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

LaCombe, Alberta – Ambulance has record breaking year

Lindsay, Ontario – EMS aims to have 20 defibrillators at city venues by June

Twin City, New York – Twin City suing paramedics for defamation

Wales, UK – Shake up for Welsh emergency care service

Lancashire, UK – Woman who attacked paramedic avoids jail

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – SWAT medics out to save life and limb in line of fire

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – St. John Ambulance office closed due to strike

Kansas City, Missouri – MAST honors medics for lifesaving actions

Olympia, Washington – Scholarships available for new paramedics

Gastonia, North Carolina – Paramedic improving after students perform life-saving efforts

Northampton, UK – Woman too big to go home in ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – IP centre speeds ambulances

Tasmania, Australia – Aird confirms scrapping of ambulance fee

Monday, February 4, 2008

Alberta – Municipalities vie for more cop, medic cash

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Ambulance times score poorly

Vancouver, BC – Mayor taking credit for province wide change to sirens

North Andover, Massachusetts – EMT who died in the line of duty among heroes honored by Exchange Club

Charlotte, North Carolina – Emergency services recruit women

New York, New York – Grandmom forced to pay before getting in ambulance

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedics given permission to inject heart attack patients

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Millsboro, Mayland – Paramedics home from hospital after crash

Standish, Michigan – Former paramedic guilty of molesting girl in ambulance

Wales, UK – Wait for ambulance crash ruling

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance problems urgent

Hainan Province, China – Driver of ambulance stops and naps

Friday, February 1, 2008

Montreal, Quebec – John Abbott College to offer paramedic training

Hamilton, Ontario – Police, paramedics need better emergency communication:inquest

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance crew answers 999 call from Australia

Uttoxeter, UK – MP vows to help former ambulanceman

Dunbartonshire, UK – NHS spending 2,000 pounds a day on private ambulances

Thursday, January 31, 2008

United Sates – National Association of EMTs supports prehospital screening for carbon monoxide in blood

Boone County, West Virginia – Only misdemeanours being filed in wreck that killed paramedic

Raleigh, North Carolina – EMS loses laptop with sensitive info

East Midlands, UK – Top female paramedic forced to quit

Dursley, England – Ambulance Trust says sorry for poor service

Sussex, UK – Thieves target ambulance on call

Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Ambulance workers unpaid for months due to administrative bungle

Wakely, New South Wales – Ambulance director heads for the UN

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – Feds in dark on Ottawa’s emergency response plans

Hamilton, Ontario – Windsor blesses county’s plan to scrap private EMS

Standish, Michigan – Sexual misconduct trial of former paramedic begins

Austin, Minnesota – Patient bites paramedic, then claims Hep C

Johnson County, Kentucky – Funeral held for EMT killed in accident

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Scholarship set up in honour of EMT killed in accident

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland SWAT team trains paramedics

Altagracia De Orituco, Venezuela – Gunmen in Venezuelan bank standoff flee in ambulance with hostages

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Elgin, Ontario – Confusion over address cost paramedics critical time, inquest told

Angola, Delaware – 1 dead, 3 hurt in Sussex ambulance crash

Jackson, Michigan – Killed EMT was, as usual, helping

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance staff attacks rise

Shropshire, UK – Ambulance fails to meet its targets

Staffordshire, UK – Staffordshire’s former ambulance boss slams cheap deal award

Monday, January 28, 2008

Peoria, Illinois – Taxis cab driver killed in accident with ambulance

Morgan County, Alabama – Off-duty paramedic pulls family from burning house

US – Ambulance shutdown leaves many without jobs or pay

Austin, Texas – Mentally ill patients strain EMS resources

New Delhi, India – India plans motorcycle first aid team for clogged Delhi

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Vancouver, British Columbia – Paramedics get a lift

Great Falls, Montana – NTSB releases report on Mercy Flight crash

Trenton, New Jersey – Officials investigate duct taping of patient

Carroll County, Virginia – Ambulance worker accused of raping disabled patients

Chicago, Illinois – Two medics hurt in loop crash involving ambulance

East Midlands, UK – Paramedic lobbies for attack compensation

Friday, January 25, 2008

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec to announce air ambulance purchase

Calgary, Alberta – STARS air ambulance lottery off the ground

Essex, Ontario – Single, public EMS service favoured in Essex County

Jackson, Mississippi – Ambulance provider loses insurance, shuts down

Adelaide, Australia – South Australia spends $2.3 million to equip paramedics with new-generation life saving heart defibrillators

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kapuskasing, Ontario – Kap paramedic earns medal of bravery

Belleville, Ontario – Ambulance confusion on night of fatal accident

Austin, Texas – EMTs resuscitate chihuaha with oxygen mask

Kansas City, Missouri – Tree of Life National EMS Memorial to visit Kansas City

Rhinelander, Wisconsin – Oneida County Paramedics get pediatric kits

Darwin, Australia – Ambulance joyrider pleads guilty

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Amarillo, Texas – EMTs to get sharper radios

Attleboro, Massachusetts – City paramedic, firefighter dispute flares

Scotland, UK – Record number of emerency callouts

Great Yarmouth, UK – Medics ‘unaware man had fallen’

Belfast, Ireland – 2,000 attacks on emergency crews in space of one year

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – EMS, city service providers to assess performance

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – Paramedic survives ordeal

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics prevent bird blaze

Wales, UK – Welsh Ambulance Service backs violent crime crackdown

Rochdale, UK – Ambulance workers’s drink drive secret

New South Wales, Australia – Distressed ambos ‘fending for themselves’

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Red Crescent Society plans to expand air ambulance services

Monday, January 21, 2008

St. Louis, Missouri – Paramedic/firefighter dies while on duty

Columbus, Ohio – Police:man steals, crashes ambulance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – EMS dispatch protocol clarifiedKent, UK – Paramedic burglar jailed for bizarre offences

Australian Capital Territory, Australia – Ambulances not a taxi fleet:union

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monroeville, Alabama – Former EMT pleads guilty in child sex case

United States – Deadly delays plague ambulance services

Manchester, New Hampshire – Driver charged after sideswiping ambulance

Birmingham, Alabama – Children’s Hospital gets own pediatric transport helicopter

Newark, Ohio – Bus driver/EMT accused of unlawful sexual conduct

Odessa, Texas – Odessa paramedics to share techniques in Brazil

Friday, January 18, 2008

Peterborough, Ontario – Provincial air ambulance service plans land ambualnce base in Peterborough

Staten Island, New York – EMT downloaded child pornfrom LimeWire, cops say

Philadelphia – EMTs, firefighters raise money for MDA

Columbus, Ohio – Ambualnce struck in hit-skip crash

Lincolnshire, UK – Improved skills for ambulance staff

Truro, UK – Ambulance boss ‘bore a grudge’

Wales, UK – 5 hour ambulance wait apology

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance levy plan a fiasco

Townsville, Queensland – Pair accused of assaulting ambulance officer

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Madison, Wisconsin – Madison paramedics, EMTs have new emergency protocol

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Councilwoman wants hearing on ambulance mishap

Milton Keynes, UK – Ambulance is trashed as crew treats patient

Worcester, UK – MP praises heroic ambulance staff

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Outaouais, Quebec – Program aims to keep paramedics in the Outaouais

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulance rerouting may be deadly

San Antonio, Texas – EMT trainer connected to accident

Milton Keynes, UK – Vandalised ambulance may have to be written off

Cornwall, UK – Ambulance service taken to court

West Midlands, UK – Service funeral for ambulance man

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance pests clog system

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta – Delay in ambulance help for Edmonton’s first homicide victim

Salt Lake City, Utah – Air ambulance accident spurred big changes in AirMed safety

Massena, Vermont – Police finish investigation into ambulance crash that killed Massena woman

York, UK – Computer system blamed for fall in response times

Wales, UK – Rethink leads to urgent care ambulance fleet

Monday, January 14, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – EMS crews hit the scene in force after aircraft’s mid-air plunge

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Drug tests begin soon on paramedics, firefighters

Lancashire, UK – Drunken mom attacked paramedic

Wales, UK – Paramedic given bravery awards

Hexham, UK – Air ambulance pilot out of intensive care

Sydney, Australia – New South Wales patients waiting too long:ambos

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Alamosa, Colorado – EMT missing after avalanche

Temecula, California – Fire truck to have paramedics on board

San Antonio, Texas – Pulse training disputed

Kearney, Nebraska – Kicking EMT, cop may earn prison term

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulance stars on US TV

Osaka – Japan – 70-year-old man dies in ambulance after being rejected by 21 hospitals

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Family of woman who died while waiting for ambulance to sue city

Lockhart, Texas – City looking into hiring of sex offender EMT/firefighter

Ipwisch, UK – Couple stole laughing gas from ambulance

West Midlands, UK – Good response to ambulance staff recruitment drive

Wales, UK – Paramedics attacked out on call

West Yorkshire – Ambulance sat-nav raiders putting lives at risk

Bolton, UK – Female paramedic sexually assaulted in ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Government asked to heal ambo dispute

Waikato, New Zealand – Anguish in ambulance

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – More paramedics could be on way for city

Calgary, Alberta – Long hospital waits spark severe ambulance shortage

Arlington, Texas – Arlington tests new ambulance

San Antonio, Texas – Pulse of ‘dead’ San Antonio wreck victim wasn’t checked

Essex, UK – Man charged after ambulance crash

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Ambulance involved in collision

Toronto, Ontario – After 30 years, fabled EMS dispatcher retiring

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Former EMS worker loses his battle with cancer

St. Albans, UK – Paramedics survive fatal collision

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance shortage prompts city alerts

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Crazy weekend for paramedics

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Woman charged after spitting on paramedic

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance chief to retire

Monday, January 7, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota – Army combat medic killed in Iraq

Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Fellow rescue workers honor victims of helicopter accident

West Midlands, UK – 999 staff praised for excellent work

Osaka, Japan – Injured man denied by five hospitals dies

Saturday, January 5, 2008

York Region, Ontario – Paramedic seriously hurt in ambulance crash

Cumbria, UK – Air ambulance crew still in hospital

Peterborough, UK – Hundreds pay their last respects to paramedic

Braxton County, West Virginia – Ambulance worker fell asleep at wheel, causing crash

Sarasota, Florida – Woman upset over sirens chases paramedics with rolling pin

Belfast, Ireland – Fearless paramedic dives in

Friday, January 4, 2008

Windsor, Ontario – Emergency calls clog system

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Ambulances swamped on December 31

Payson, Utah – Ambulance worker allegedly drunk transporting patient

Sumner County, Tennesse – Sumner Co. EMS Director arrested

Plantation, Florida – EMT says he was fired for union activities, overtime lawsuit

Butler County, Pennsylvania – Ambulance, fire truck collide

Buffalo, New York – Ex ambulance company treasurer sentenced for stealing

Swansea, UK – Paramedic attack rise condemned

Yorkshire, UK – Crisis meeting over new meal break plans for ambulance workers

Middlesbrough, UK – Hoax emergency call may have cost life of murdered father

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cameron, Texas – Highway accident claims life of young EMT

New Orleans, Louisiana – NOLA medics wear combat helmets New Year’s Eve

Houston, Texas – Did officer and EMT scuffle?

Pratt County, Kansas – Wife accused of aiding EMT accused of rape

London, UK – Ambulance service receives emergency call every 8 seconds as Britain welcomes in 2008

Swansea, UK – Paramedics injured in week of attacks

Lancashire, UK – Busy New Year’s Eve for paramedics

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia to launch air ambulance

Monday, December 31, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – EMS pleads for 32 new paramedics

Pocatello, Idaho – Police searching for suspect who stole then crashed ambulance

Sacramento, California – State may tighten standards for EMTs

Sacramento, California – City to add 311 service for non-emergency calls

York, UK – Paramedics on party patrol

London, UK – Rapid response for London

Sydney, Australia – Trained paramedics join ambos in Sydney

Thursday Island, Queensland – Local paramedics graduate with Isolated Practice Paramedic qualifications

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Paramedics to turn counsellors on New Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Windsor, Ontario – Paramedic back from coma, back to work

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland EMS workers win ruling allowing some 12-hour shifts

Peterborough, UK – Ambulance service wins top award

Blackpool, UK – Mob attacks ambulance

Ilkeston, UK – Paramedic struck off Health Professions Council register

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Casino may need own paramedics

Reykjavik, Iceland – Physicians cease taking shifts on air ambulance

Friday, December 28, 2007

Vancouver, BC – Moody paramedics still searching for permanent home

Bedford, New York – Funeral set for Bedford EMS pioneer

Paint and Quemahoning Township, Pennsylvania – Ambulance, fire truck collide while responding to crash

Tasmania, Australia – Ambos brace for alcohol mayhem

Tokyo, Japan – Japanese woman dies being refused care

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Emerson, New Jersey – Paramedics nearly in head-on crash

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance slams into SUV

Shropshire, Worcesestershire and Herefordshire, UK – Ambulance service set to recruit 150

Edinburgh, UK – MSP calls for new number to ease pressure on 999 service

Bath, UK – High tech ‘copter for air ambulance

Tasmania, Australia – Ambo levy death knell

Baku, Azerbaijan – Ambulance kills one in Baku

Bangkok, Thailand – 30,000 EMS workers on full alert for New Year’s emergency

Monday, December 24, 2007

New York, New York – Grateful paramedic helps spread joy at Christmas

Jackson, Mississippi – Man stopped near Jackson in stolen ambulance

Rockford, Illinois – Ambulance workers earn save for toy drive

Portland, Oregon – EMT fondled me in 2006, woman says

Wimbledon, UK – Mentally ill woman attacked paramedic

Cardiff, Wales – Pedalling paramedic has bike stolen

Saturday, December 22, 2007

New York, New York – True holiday spirit lives in ‘Santa crew’ paramedic

Frederick County, Maryland – County donates used ambulance to sister city in Brazil

Houston, Texas – Ambulance responding to emergency hit by Mustang

Seymour, Connecticut – Ambulance suit could see trial in fall

London, UK – London Ambulance looks forward to 2008

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance staff action called off

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics agree to new 12-hour roster

Friday, December 21, 2007

Sudbury, Ontario – Barolucci announces $1 million in funding for emergency services centre

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics to gain building access

Multnomah County, Oregon – Paramedic indicted in sexual abuse case

Hanover Township, Pennsylvania – Ice from truck smashes ambulance, hurting 2 in crew

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – City paramedics response time too slow

Coventry, UK – Air ambulance voices concern over solo paramedics

North Wales, UK – Ambulance rage incident probe

Wigan, UK – Thug jailed for blocking path of ambulance carrying dying pensioner

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Peel Region, Ontario – Peel ambulance service receives cash boost

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Hockey player gets life saving shock with portable AED

Calhoun, Georgia – Local paramedic honoured

Miami, Florida – Rescuers use pet mask to resuscitate cat

Gloucestershire, UK – Medics get miracle drug

Bedford, UK – Thieves steal sat nav from ambulance

Mossel Bay, South Africa – Rescue helicopter plunges into the sea

Queensland, Australia – Two top ambo posts axed

Melbourne, Australia – New equipment tested to help heart patients

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics reject contract offer

Natick, Massachusetts – Natick EMT charged with DUI with kids in car

Bexhill, UK – Ambulance service defends its failure to aid dying man

West Midlands, UK – Jail threat over 999 crew attacks

Gisborne, New Zealand – Funds to double number of advanced paramedics

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta – Poor nation’s health care system stuns local paramedics

Toronto, Ontario – Emergency workers concerned about lack of communication:survey

Camrose, Alberta – Donation stuffed ambulance brings in plenty of food

San Antonio, Texas – Accident victim mistakenly declared dead

Minneapolis, Minnesota – New drill-like device provides a quick way of giving vital fluid

London, UK – UNISON paramedic wins top health campaign award

Scotland, UK – A target too far for Scotland’s overstretched paramedics

Wales, UK – Ban on working overtime by 999

Queensland, Australia – Bligh backs ambo boss

Monday, December 17, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Emergency! Who took our ambulance?

New York, New York- National 9/11 health care plan halted

Delray Beach, Florida – Paramedics assist family in financial need

Plano, Texas – Paramedic’s invention makes oxygen treatments more bearable for children

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance audit finds need for corporate staff cuts

Queensland, Australia – Union slams EMS bureaucracy cuts

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance levy will stay

Cardiff, Wales – Ambulance attacks not tolerated

York, UK – Crackdown on emergency service pranksters

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics rush to help hungry

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Province kicks in more on ambulance service

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics assist in busy ER

Montreal, Quebec – Montreal urged to speed training first responders

Denver, Colorado – Family sues over death of woman who jumped from ambulance

Portland, Oregon – Woman sues ambulance service

Northern Ireland – Ambulance staff suspended pending inquiry into doctoring

Northampton, UK – Paramedics’ concern at oxygen shortage

Scotland, UK – Ambulances missing 8-minute targets for ambulance patients

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance officers vent fury at leader

Friday, December 14, 2007

Portland, Oregon – More victims coming forward in paramedic sex assault case

Boston, Massachusetts – Emergency workers wrap holiday cheer for kids

New Hanover, North Carolina – Santa Claus comes to town in an ambulance

Cheshire, UK – Unions fear for solo paramedics’ safety

Swansea, Wales – Ambulance staff’s 1 million pound bond windfall
Bendigo, Victoria – Ambos raise alarm

Johannesburg, South Africa – Hoax calls clog emergency lines

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Riverton, Manitoba – Training requirements deter rural ambulance workers

New Jersey – Ambulance staff reject independent evaluation

Woodlands, UK – Female paramedic on 999 call seriously hurt in crash

Norwich, UK – 25 more ambulance vehicles for trust

Cardiff, Wales – Ambulance crews bitten by patient

Cardiff, Wales – Boy arrested after ambulance is attacked

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service honours heroes

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Emergency personnel and equipment added

Barrie, Ontario – County’s defibrillator program saves life

Long Island, New York – FDNY says new device saved allergy victim’s life

London, UK – Patients “at risk” under new ambulance plans

England, UK – The beginning of the end for ambulances?

Eastbourne, UK – Paramedics prepare for Christmas rush

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Coroner wants medics and other practitioners more aware of cultural barriers with patients

Albany, New York – Schumer to introduce ambulance funding bill

Newark, Ohio – Paramedics, firefighters collect toys for needy kids

Palm Beach, Florida – Ambulance vandal explains his motive

Bonham, Texas – City of Bonham hiring paramedic/firefighter

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance staff in work to rule

Monday, December 10, 2007

London, Ontario – Paramedic’s forgery case postponed

Calgary, Alberta – Personal CO detectors likely not feasible for Calgary emergency crews

Wheat Ridge, Colorado – Person steals ambulance

Chattanooga, TN – Faulty ambulance engines irk EMS crews

Lake County, Illinois – Kids’ DNRs prompt debate

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance agreement in New Brunswick clears way for new public sector provider

Chatham, Ontario – Long service honoured;paramedics recognized for their commitment

Barrie, Ontario – Defibrillator saves man

Mid-Wales, UK – Ambulance cars strike

Melbourne, Australia – Patients wait in ambulance line

Tasmania, Australia – Treasurer hits back at ambulance levy critics

Friday, December 7, 2007

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Provincial government to invest in new air ambulance

Kenai, Alaska – Missing medevac crew known for resourcefulness

Escanaba, Michigan – Off duty paramedic helps deliver baby

Leeds, UK – Teenage yob attacked ambulance man

Swindon, UK – Heavy ambulances are unsafe

Barkers Creek, Australia – Choking death: ambulance officers blamed

Kandahar, Afghanistan – After the explosion, medics go to work

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedic rescues cat trapped in dumpster

New Brunswick – NB ambulance operators upset with latest offer for their equipment

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ambulance overturns in accident

Queensland, Australia – Government boosts north coast ambulance services

New Zealand – One-man ambulance crews “dangerous”

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Nova Scotia – Health minister slams opposition to anti-strike bill

New Brunswick – Ambulance NB better for paramedics too:union

New York, New York – Legislation requiring details of 9/11 rescue worker deaths to be introduced

Newham, UK – Drunks a burden to 999 service

Wellington, New Zealand – Towns face ambulance ban

Melton, Australia – Outrage at ambulance arson

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Unpaid ambulance bills

Baltimore, Maryland – Paramedic suspended over threatening note, noose

Spokane, Washington – Spokane paramedic suspended for taking illegal drugs on the job

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance needs rural rethink

Coventry, UK – Santa’s out drumming up funds for air ambulanceWiltshire, UK – Ambulance assaults down

Worcester, UK – Paramedic saves couple

Monday, December 3, 2007

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulance service feels healthcare pinch

Flint, Michigan – Ambulance system may get an overhaul

Augustine, Florida – Off duty EMT helps little boy run over by parade float

Burlington, Vermont – Fatal ambulance crash highlights dangers

Surrey, UK – Fallen tree demolishes ambulance

Melton, Australia – Ambulance set alight

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Moncton, New Brunswick – Time running out for ambulance operators

Pahrump Valley, Nevada – EMT rode out his suspension

Lake City, Florida – Tasered Florida ambulance jumper dies

Colchester, Vermont – Ambulance investigation could take weeks

Providence, Rhode Island – Ex-EMT sentenced to prison for molesting son of coworker

Longview, Washington – Man crashes into ambulance office

Tyne, UK – Ambulance worker gets fine outside hospital

Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance grounded

Barrow-in-Furness, UK – Trust responds to dirty ambulance claims

South Wales, UK – Paramedic attacker sentence ‘a mockery’

Kolkata, India – Lack of oxygen kills kid

Friday, November 30, 2007

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Man charged after stealing ambulance

Long Island, New York – Wood thrown through LI ambulance window, injuring driver

Riverside, California – Man arrested on suspicion of slapping paramedic

Merrillville, Indiana – Paramedic faxed phony letter to EMS

Wales, UK – Fresh ambulance review criticized

Peebles, UK – Ambulance college staff suspended

Rome, Italy – Italian senator risks trial for misusing ambulance

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic family fights to keep daughter alive

Guilford County, North Carolina – EMS deploys In Motion’s Next Gen Wireless Network

Burlington, Vermont – Ambulance crash kills patient

West Midlands – Ambulance call centres to close

Sussex, UK – Critical care report highlights lack of consultation

Teeside, UK – Paramedic accused of failing to help stricken OAP

Durban, South Africa – Successful evacuation of clipper paramedic

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Brunswick – NB ambulance service ready to go despite dispute with private operators

New Jersey – Ambulance crews threaten no overtime

Richmond, Indiana – Ambulances will run without full time paramedics

Redditch, UK – Calendar aids air ambulance

Edinburgh, UK – Patient hijacks ambulance in joyride scare

Victoria, Australia – MP wants life limit on regional ambulances

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Camrose, Alberta – Fill the ambulance with food

Vancouver, BC – Call paramedics, then Taser:RCMP policy

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics launch toy drive

United Kingdom – Union survey finds ambulances need better cleaning to fight superbugs

Middlesbrough, UK – Paramedic car has tires slashed

Cape Town, South Africa – MEC to pay man thrown from ambulance

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance officers get new deal

Bendigo, Victoria – Ambos request forum

Monday, November 26, 2007

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic says BC aboriginal man may have had seizure before dying in alley

Leeds & Grenville, Ontario – Paramedics want arbitration

New York, New York – 9/11 suits in legal limbo

Elizabethtown, Kentucky – One dead in E’town ambulance crash

Honolulu, Hawaii – City offer:Get paid to be become a Honolulu EMT

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulances shot at in Auckland

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nashville, Tennessee – Statue honours Nashville’s fallen EMTs, firefighters

London, UK – Ambulance fails to show as child chokes on coin

Middlesbrough, UK – Teeside ambulance chiefs seek to reassure patients

Perth, West Australia – Ambulance delays may cause more deaths

Wellington, New Zealand – Then the ambulance crashed

La Hore, Punjab, Pakistan – 230 paramedics for Hajj pilgrims

Friday, November 23, 2007

Brockville, Ontario – Paramedics question councillors’ pay hike while EMS staff among lowest paid in Ontario

Concord, California – Hit and run accident overturns ambulance

Louisville, Georgia – Ambulance crash injures three emergency workers

Polk County, Florida – Patient to receive $75,000 after ambulance crash

Shropshire, UK – MP takes ambulance fight to Parliament

Anglesey, UK – Charity ambulance dash for Africa

Cardiff, Wales – Driver sought in ambulance attack

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Ambo work bans put in force today

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Trenton, Ontario – Body of military medic killed in Afghanistan returns home

New York, New York – Medic charged with drunken driving after hitting boy

Rutherford County, Georgia – Paramedic on duty despite criminal charges

Rochester, New York – Council overrides mayor on ambulance contract

Wales, UK – Five arrested over ambulance attack

London, England – Ambulance procedures improving after tragedy

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Canadian medic who perished in roadside bomb blast remembered as generous

Windsor, Ontario – Random computer selection delayed ambulance at border

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Two ambulance crew members hurt in wreck

Mission, Texas – Man steals ambulance, injures officers

Nashville, Tennessee – Fallen EMTs and firefighters to be honoured

Cardiff, Wales – Arrest over ambulance crew attack

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Windsor, Ontario – Border ambulance delays not uncommon

Windsor, Ontario – Ambulance delay triggers call for review

Merseyside, UK – Man admits blocking ambulance

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance boss says sorry for death

Wanganui, New Zealand – Ambulance ban on ice

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Air ambulances needed here

Monday, November 19, 2007

** Oak Cliff, Texas – Paramedic/firefighter killed in car accident

** Omaha, Nebraska – Paramedics compete to test skills

** Montvale, New Jersey – First responders get bar coded IDs for times of chaos

** Eastbourne, UK – Awards for paramedics

** Queensland, Australia – Ambo chief’s travel costs queried

** Baghdad, Iraq – As violences eases, Baghdad ambulance workers relax

Saturday, November 17, 2007
Afghanistan – Canadian 5th Field Ambulance member killedDawson, Yukon – Dawson volunteer ambulance crews back at work

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ambulance stopped at US border

Edmonton, Alberta – Ambulance crews seeing red too often

River Grove, Illinois – Army medic dies in Kuwait car crash

Victorville, California – Paramedic program imperiled

Honolulu, Hawaii – City accepting applications for EMT trainees
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Ambulance donated to poor town

Ipswich, UK – Stab vests could be given to paramedics

Wanganui, New Zealand – Rural ambulance coverage like Russian roulette
Friday, November 16, 2007

Guelph, Ontario – Core needs ambulance presence:report

Pahrump Valley, Nevada – EMTs regain licences

Allegheny County, Ohio – Drunk ambulance worker

Beaumont, Texas – East Texas ambulance company owner sentenced to federal prison

Sandefjord, Norway – Chaos after ambulance trouble

Reading, England – Air ambulance loses two key figures after major shuffle

Wiltshire, UK – MP slams ambulance service as rotten

Wanganui, New Zealand – Union staff say no to staffing single crew ambulance

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Burnaby, BC – City hurting for ambulances, union says

Norman, Oklahoma – Paramedics take a more active role in treating heart attacks

Augusta, Maine – Augusta EMS crew receive “Most Extraordinary Rescue Call” award

Newark, New Jersey – Fire director ‘accosted’ EMT at crash, union says

London, UK – Ambulance worker defends slow Diana journey

Sydney, Australia – Paramedics on hand for schoolies week

New Zealand – Ambulances forfeit fee if patient dies

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Canada – Heart and Stroke Foundation launches innovative new CPR course to overcome training barriers

Putnam, New York – Putnam EMT laid to rest

Detroit, Michigan – Patient dies in ambulance crash

Superior Township, Michigan – Escapees called for ambulance after being injured

Clitheroe, UK – Rescued rider’s thanks to ambulance heroes

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Butler County, Pennsylvania – Ambulance worker charged in fatal crash will be fired under zero tolerance policy

Toledo, Ohio – Ambulance runs will pay off for city, fire officials assert

Rockland, Maine – Rockland dispatcher receives award for gunshot case

Goldsboro, North Carolina – Paramedic units work to increase heart attack survival

United Kingdom – Stab vests urged by ambulance union

Liverpool, UK – University date for 999 crews

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mesa, Arizona – Paramedics now wirelessly send data to hospitals

Bakersfield, California – Team revisits paramedics in Mexico

Knoxville, Tennessee – Rural/Metro workers still without a contract

Montgomery County, Texas – Harvard interested in MCHD study of EMS

Lansing, Michigan – IRS won’t shut down ambulance firm

York, UK – Ambulance boost

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Carmel, New York – Funeral services set for Putnam EMT killed in ambulance crash

West Hartford, Connecticut – Man arrested after allegedlypulling knife on ambulance crew

Cambridge, UK – Yobs put ambulance off road for three days

Victoria, Australia – Industrial action by Rural Ambulance Victoria staff averted

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bradenton, Florida – Drownings spur new EMS training

Lincoln County, North Carolina – Deal withdrawn for accused paramedic

Norwich, UK – Ambulance staff prepare for the worst

Kent/Sussex/Surrey, UK – Attacks against paramedics rise

East Midlands, UK – Medics turn to new jumbo ambo

Wales, UK – Patients made to suffer by dire state of roads

Queensland, Australia – Long ambo shifts are rare, ambulance commissioner says

Wellington, New Zealand – Ambulance equipment returned

Shanghai, China – Ambulance fleet in Shanghai to hit 500 by 2010

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Urgences Sante paramedics to demonstrate

Essex County, Ontario – Ambulance poised to go entirely public

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance blunder may have cost life

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance trainee works 36 hours non-stop

Chennai, India – Ambulance brakes fail;two injured

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Chatanooga, Tennessee – Higher pay scale attracts more would-be paramedics

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance sat-nav screen stolen

Oxford, UK – Paramedic indicted in rape of acquaintance

Petone, New Zealand – Ambulance raided while out on call

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Marshall, Illinois – Prosecutor:drunken ambulance worker killed 2 in car crash

Sharpsburg, North Carolina – Paramedic raises Safe Surrender awareness

La Center, Washington – Former paramedic caught up in sex scandal

Grand Prairie, Texas – Ambulance service charged too much for evacuating hurricane victims

Wiltshire, UK – Grandmother dies after ambulance takes forty minutes to arrive

Monday, November 5, 2007

Behchoko, NWT – Lifesaving ambulance gear damaged by vandals

Simcoe County, Ontario – Changes to ambulance protocol in Simcoe County

Asbury Park, New Jersey – EMT injured in fracas

Colonie, New York – Local EMS personnel recognized by state

Merseyside, UK – Paramedics refused to run as boy lay dying

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance safety fears

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance waiting times have tripled

Tasmania, Australia – Union laments rock attack on ambulance

Friday, November 2, 2007

Concord, New Hampshire – Parked ambulance rolls into home

Rochester, Minnesota – Claim added to paramedic’s lawsuit

Hampshire, UK – Ambulanceman found guilty of of dangerous driving in crash that killed two teenagers

Coventry, UK – Ambulance crews under attack

Gibraltar, UK – Ambulance threatened with lockout as of Monday

Swindon, UK – Inquiry as patient dies waiting for ambulance

Yorkshire, UK – Medal for dedicated ambulanceman

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos claim patients waiting to die outside

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics test direct response project

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Ambulance diverted from QEH

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Patient OK after ambulance collides with moose

Culleoka, Tennessee – Man found dead in old ambulance

Shropshire, UK – Minister to receive 999 petition

West Sussex, UK – Ambulance worker trial to start

Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia – Ambos upgrade

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulances will return to Lachine Hospital

New York, New York – Cheney hunts down pheasants with ambulance in tow

East Cleveland, Ohio – Stolen ambulance leads to chase and crash

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Paramedic selected best in state

Gibraltar, UK – Ambulance problem appears poised to escalate

Canary Islands, Spain – Canaries ambulance strike called off

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics issue warning to hockey players

LaCrosse, Wisconsin – Ambulance teams up to do house calls for flu shots

Worcester, UK – Paramedics to be given safety advice

Queenscliff, Victoria – Emergency crews put to the test

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Air ambulance fleet gets a boost

Monday, October 29, 2007

Brampton, Ontario – Peel paramedics treat kids to safety on Halloween night

Haliburton County, Ontario – Defibrillators won’t automatically dial for help

Barnegat, New York – Outpouring of help for afflicted 9/11 EMT

Trenton, New Jersey – One paramedic or two? EMS study stirs debate

Blackpool, UK – Ambulance theft probe: two bailed

Russell Island, Queensland – Paramedics hit by violence

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Brisbane, Australia – Ambulance officer loses $500,000 payout

St. George, Utah – EMTs injured in ambulance accident

Bainbridge, Georgia – Medics recognized for restoring lives

Frankfort, Indiana – EMT/firefighter faces sex charges

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedic hurt by stray bullet

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedic injured in accident

North Bay, Ontario – Emergency workers rolls up sleeves to fill blood bank

San Diego, California – McDonald’s offering free meals to California emergency personnel

Houston, Texas – Truck hits ambulance with patient inside

Northhampton, UK – Police to patrol streets with paramedics

Scotland, UK – Concern growing over single staff ambulances

Portsmouth, UK – 999 crew rushed to hospital after crash

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brampton, Ontario – Governor General recognizes eight Peel paramedics

Yarmouth, Ontario – Nova Scotia offers ambulance system expertise to Panama

Oceanside, Florida – Ex-EMT amends suit against fire department

Washington, D.C. – D.C. paramedic suspended after man dies

Badenoch, Scotland – No ambulance cover as staff fatigue bites

London, UK – Cardiac arrest survival rate rise

Wales, UK – Staff shortage sees 999 calls diverted

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – Industrial action on hold

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

London, Ontario – Paramedics take four from school

Owen Sound Ontario – Simcoe County donates ambulance

Chicago, Illinois – Marathon emergency response meltdown

York, UK – Delays hit new air ambulance HQ

Wellington, New Zealand – Ambulance blown over in gale

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tillsonburg, Ontario – Oxford EMS scores high points with patients

Houston, Texas – Stolen ambulance found running in ditch

Lytham, UK – Night of shame as ambulance raided

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – Ambo officers in strike talks

Monday, October 22, 2007

Staten Island, New York – EMT transferred after some frisky business

Boone County, West Virginia – Husband of EMT wants closure in Boone County accident case

Carpentersville, Illinois – Paramedic not liable

Fort Worth, Texas – Air ambulance calls often didn’t go to nearest chopper

Rapid City, South Dakota – EMT conference set for Rapid City

London, UK – No more diabetes discrimination for ambulance workers

Cambridge, UK – Thieves raid ambulance office HQ

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedics seek staff to end ambulance delays

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics’ promptness has gone down the tubes

Memphis, Tennessee – EMT shortage prompts Memphis Fire Department to offer $10,000 sign-on bonus for recruits

Scotland, UK – Talks on ambulance staff concerns

Leeds, UK – Ambulance helps terminal patients

Mayo, Ireland – Ireland’s first air ambulance service to be based in the west

Carnegie, Australia – Man dies after ambulance breaks down

Tasmania, Australia – Ambo woes spur union fears

Mileszewy, Poland – Driver of ambulance dies in accident

Friday, October 19, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – All parties support mandatory blood testing bill for EMS, police, and fire

Denver, Colorado – Paramedic wounded in robbery

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics did not break law

Tinley Park, Illinois – Drunken drivers could pay for emergency crews

Middleton, UK – Woman’s 26-hour ambulance wait

London, UK – London Ambulance best in country

Gloucestershire, UK – Ambulance trust judged weak

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Paramedics file lawsuit alleging rights violations

Iowa – A new way to train paramedics

La Mesa, California – EMT is suspected of five DUIs in six-month period

Memphis, Tennessee – Shortages of paramedics and firefighters

Ludlow, UK – Fraudsters target air ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Call for ambulance volunteers

New Zealand – Plea for more ambulance funding

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics call on Ontario government to deal with ER waits

Sacramento, California – EMT bill too flawed, governor says in veto

Farmington, Connecticut – Paramedic dies in crash

Raleigh, North Carolina – WakeMed to start new air ambulance

North Carolina – Emergency workers strain to care for obese patients

LeHigh, Pennsylvania – Interest in EMS rises after recent campus violence

Worcester, UK – Fury as ambulance bosses publish staff details online

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Ambulance times worry victim’s kin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philly EMTs to soon use new breathing devices

Northhamptonshire, UK – Road closed for air ambulance

Maidstone, UK – Air ambulance resumes flights to superbug hospital

Dyfed, Powys, Wales – Bravery honour for Welsh paramedics

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Backlogs strand paramedic crews at hospital

Calgary, Alberta – Man concerned over EMS treatment

Greenville, South Carolina – Department may bar EMTs from airway procedure

New York, New York – Medical technician, FDNY candidates busted for fake degrees

Sacramento, California – Four injured in head-on ambulance crash

Townsville, Queensland, Australia – Medics given extra training to deal with bush doctor shortage

Perth, Australia – Staff shortages leave ambulance 000 unanswered

England – Review of 999 call centres needed

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg paramedics call for bullet proof vests

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Paramedic honoured with Governor General’s medal

Lexington, Kentucky – Ambulance worker jailed

Nova Scotia, Canada – Stratus disaster proofs Nova Scotia’s emergency medical services system

Charlotte, North Carolina – 1 killed in wreck with ambulance

Sydney, Australia – Thieves target ambulance

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance officers face using unroadworthy vehicles


Friday, October 12, 2007

Huntington, West Virginia – Ambulance company speaks out after EMT arrest

Maidstone, UK – Ambulance boycotts bug hospital

Bolton, UK – Paramedic suspended over woman’s death

Adelaide, Australia – Ambos hit by illness, exhaustion

Adelaide, Australia – $21 million ambulance service boost

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Goderich, Ontario – Huron paramedics receive Exemplary Service medals

Chenango County, New York – Ambulance shortage solution unveiled

Golconda, Illinois – Teen killed by ambulance

Hartford, Connecticut – Residents worry about EMT layoffs

Brandsford/Shrewsbury, UK – Ambulance consultation a whitewash

Helensville, New Zealand – Random vandalism leaves paramedics struggling

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Vallejo, California – Police:Ambulance worker partly to blame for crash

Turtlecreek Township, Ohio – Ambulance suspect indicted

Stafford, Connecticut – Lack of funds forces layoffs

Tayside, UK – New palliative care ambulance unveiled

Wigan, UK – Ambulance service under fire

Queensland, Australia – Details of Queensland ambulance audit announced

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulance technicians could strike

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hangs ‘help wanted’ sign

Bolton, England – Vandals damage paramedics’ cars while they are saving lives

Canberra, Australia – Overtime crisis hits ambulance service

Victoria, Australia – Cardiac victim had best care

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – A rare ambulance–resuscitated

Lodi California – Lodi newborn mistakenly pronounced dead by medics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – $400 goes to EMT injured on 9/11

Charlotte, North Carolina – Mecklenburg EMS Agency launches innovative program to pay future EMTs while they train

Worcester, UK – Ambulance chiefs consider petition

South Yorkshire, UK – Home emergency care is viable, study says

Friday, October 5, 2007

Goose Bay, Labrador – Air ambulance blows tire at Goose airport

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Change in paramedic procedure disputed

Fort Benning, Georgia – National Guard medics back from horrors of war

Scotland, UK – Ambulance service under strain

Liverpool, UK – Paramedics in 999 attack terror

South Australia – South Australia Ambulance assesses elderly call-outs

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Local medics grab awards

Bruce/Grey County, Ontario – Ambulance billing still an issue

Vancouver, BC – BC man claims ambulance arrived six hours after call

Huntsville, Alabama – Ambulance worker found not guilty in teen’s death

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Paramedic won’t be disciplined

Boston, Massachusetts – EMT aids in arrest of carjacking suspect

London, UK – Drugs stolen from ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Bureaucracy keeping interstate paramedics out

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kenora, Ontario – Paramedic union fears for-profit transfers

Kahului, Hawaii – NTSB:Air ambulance lost power

Asbury Park, New Jersey – EMS system on critical list

Surrey, UK – Danger drugs taken from ambulance

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Columbia County, Pennsylvania – Well-known paramedic killed in crash

Fresno, California – Ambulance crashes on its way to accident scene

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance crew suffers minor injuries in crash

Kansas City, Missouri – Missouri National Guard medics prepared for deployment

Wolverhampton, UK – Ambulance merger goes ahead

Durban, South Africa – Ambulances crashes

Monday, October 01, 2007

Camrose, Alberta – Emergency workers protected

San Diego, California – Chariots handle emergencies better than ambulances

Cleveland, Ohio – Ambulance, fire trucks destroyed in blaze at fire station

Illawarra, New South Wales – Ambulance workload concerns

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics stunned by arbitration ruling

Cypress Mountain, BC – Girl, 9, thanks ‘heroes’ who rescued her

Kenora, Ontario – Kenora District paramedics urge council not to contract out non-emergency services

Staten Island, New York – Drunk EMT rants to 911

Iowa City, Iowa – Iowa City chief suggests fire-ambulance service

Queensland, Australia – Conference told of paramedics’ bird flu protection

New Zealand – New Zealand ambulance officers head to South African competition

Friday, September 28, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Final EMS Task Force Report

Los Angeles, California – LAFD ambulance thief caught in Paso Robles

Cumbria, UK – Ambulance trust supports shake-up

Malvern, UK – Ambulance flood heroes commended

Christchurch, New Zealand – Ambo delay claims in fatal shooting

Kavaratti, India – Air ambulance crash

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Falcon Lake, Manitoba – Falcon Lake ambulance off the road

Baltimore, Maryland – Miscommunication blamed for ambulance delay

Delafield, Wisconsin – Ambulance, motorcycle collision investigated

Portland, Oregon – Union drops ambulance workers

Worcester, UK – Tories propose ambulance alternative

Essex, UK – Air ambulance chalks up a milestone

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Collision deaths spike in Ottawa

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara paramedics to be honoured

Huntsville, Alabama – Ambulance worker’s trial in crash begins

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance staff awarded honours

Bristol, UK – Stretcher push pays for ambulance for Romania

Melbourne, Australia – Tram crash sparks probes, ambo row

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province and college to partner on emergency services program

Delaware – EMS says new device, drugs will keep patients breathing

Katterbach, Germany – US Air ambulance soldiers return to Katterbach

Wandsworth, UK – Ambulance joyrider leaves trail of destruction

Kent, UK – Air ambulance founder is honoured

Monday, September 24, 2007

Greenville, South Carolina – EMS urged to use fewer paramedics

Cranberry, Pennsylvania – 2 killed in car, ambulance collision

Iowa, Iowa debuts first mobile emergency center

Northern Cape, South Africa – Northern Cape has not one paramedic

Melbourne, Australia – Tram crash puts spotlight on Melbourne paramedics

Melbourne, Australia – Ambos unable to save toddler in water trough

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Langford, British Columbia – Ambulance fees to help rural BC

Port Alberni, BC – Ukee ambulance crew wins award

Omaha, Nebraska – Misdiagnosis leads to changes

Chicago, Illinois – Woman said medics denied care to her baby

Fresno, California – Emergency responders will soon have chariots

Friday, September 21, 2007

Peterborough, Ontario – Air Ambulance services lacking

Peterborough, Ontario – County demands improvements from hospital on offload delays for ambulances

Athens, Georgia – Shortage of EMS workers poses risk, lawmakers told

Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg EMS introduces most advanced situational training in America for emergency personnel

Swindon, UK – We need stab vests, ambulance worker

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Victoria, BC – Paramedics slam ambulance stations

British Columbia – BC Ambulance rides now charged at flat rate

Syracuse, New York – EMS icon dies

Pretoria, South Africa – Pretoria’s ambulance service in shambles

Cape Town, South Africa – Man flung from ambulance sues province

Galveston County, Texas – Accused EMT stayed on duty after allegations

South Australia – Ambulance service defends patient care

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Southern Saskatchewan – Scotiabank funds new vehicle for EMS

Binghamton, New York – Woman charged after car strikes ambulance

New York, New York – Priest who ministered at Ground Zero recalls horrors of September 11

San Diego, California – Patient escapes from ambulance

Belfast, Northern Ireland – No ambulance was available for dying man

Wiltshire, UK – Badminton tribute to paramedic
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Victoria, BC – Paramedics want better pay

Hamden, Connecticut – Ambulance overturns en route to call

Stanford, California – India’s former president visits Stanford to discuss EMS project

Cleveland, Ohio – Union:EMS coverage not keeping city safe

New Orleans, Louisiana – EMT is found innocent of theft

Madison County, Georgia – Paramedics to get overtime pay

Melbourne, Australia – Family shocked by ambulance delay

Sunshine Coast, Australia – Ambos under attack

Monday, September 17, 2007

Westchester, New York – Nyack ambulance adds asthma, allergy medications to its rigs

Palm Springs, California – EMT regulations tightened

Bakersfield, California – Senate passes EMT bill

Salinas, California – Time running out for ambulance fix

Melbourne, Australia – Trauma as ambulances, paramedics queue up

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Victoria, BC – Problems at BC Ambulance

Kitimat, BC – Ambulance fee hike slammed

Niagara Falls, New York – Former ambulance volunteer set for trial

Paw Paw, Michigan – Fake paramedic gets 18 months probation

Decatur, Alabama – Ambulance service owner faces forged document charge

McKinney, Texas – Paramedic from McKinney receives Star of Texas award

London, UK – Millionaire gifts ambulance bikes

Friday, September 14, 2007

Victoria, BC – BC sets flat rate for ambulance service;cuts fees for the poor

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia based company secures ambulance contracts in Panama

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary, paramedics duke it out over labour

Hagerstown, Maryland – Several dismissed from alleged ambulance feud

Lincoln County, North Carolina – Pilfering paramedic pleads guilty

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Nova Scotia – NS Grits scuttle legislation to ban healthcare strikes

Calgary, Alberta – Emergency responders can force blood tests

Calgary, Alberta – City and Paramedics to resolve labour dispute

Central Texas – Central Texas paramedic honored for sacrifice

New York, New York – Relatives gather near Ground Zero on sixth anniversary

Seattle, Washington – Seattle medics taking to bikes

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance attack:paramedic’s reaction

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Ambulance Service changes

Princeton, New Jersey – Intoxicated Princeton student charged with felony assault on EMT

Fort Worth, Texas – Careflite offers stopgap ambulance plan

Wansbeck, UK – Hit and run on ambulance

Chorley, UK – Ambulance attacked by vandals

Queensland, Australia – Minister launches Ambulance Week

Canberra, ACT – Ambulance strike fears recede

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New York City, NY – Growing numbers of 9/11 workers have illnesses stemming from time at Ground Zero

Ridgefield, Connecticut – 9/11inspires annual luncheon to honour emergency responders

Hilton Head, South Carolina – Fundraiser for ailing paramedic/firefighter draws more than 500

Colbert, Oklahoma – Colbert ambulance involved in wreck

Fort Myers, Flordia – Airport firefighters, paramedics get raises

Monday, September 10, 2007

Owen Sound, Ontario – County honours paramedics;12 awards for saving lives

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance workers could strike

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance damaged in rock attack

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysian ambulances a health hazard

Tasmania, Australia – Govt dismisses details in leaked ambulance levy letter

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Kansas City, MO – Former EMT indicted for child pornography

Vienna, Austria- Man calls ambulance, attacks and tries to rob them on arrival

Norfolk, UK – Man jailed after sexual assaults on paramedics

Wales, UK – Paramedics shatter response time record

Lancashire, UK – Theft from ambulance at emergency

Tasmania, Australia – No decision yet on ambulance

Friday, September 7, 2007

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance involved in crash

Bayside, New York – 9/11 snubs Baysiders

Queens, New York – September 11 anniversary remembered in Queens

Gary, Indiana – 2 Gary paramedics honored as heroes

Shropshire, UK – Grilling for ambulance chief

Far North Coast, Australia – Lives at risk during chopper rescues, union says

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta – Paramedic sees suspect flee fatal attack outside city park

Port Richmond, Pennsylvania – Woman hit and killed by ambulance

New Jersey – Jersey ERs diverting ambulances

New Zealand – Ambulance union welcomes inquiry

New South Wales, Australia – Triple 0 calls from mobile phones double

Budapest, Hungary – Health minister imposes controls on ambulance service

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New York, New York – Urgent Reach-Out of 9/11 Workers Gets Boost from New Subway Poster Campaign

Pennsylvania – State to card emergency medical personnel

Medford, Oregon – Paramedics vote for strike

Surrey, UK – Ambulance called for 10 yrd trip

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Sydney emergency medical system unprepared for terrorist attack

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Plymouth, UK – More than 50 new paramedics will be in action in Plymouth

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance crew besieged by gang

Canberra, ACT, Australia – Ambulance officers seek industrial resolution

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Val Belair, Quebec – Military medic to be laid to rest

Desert Hot Springs, California – Driver of ambulance in critical condition after crash

Worcester, New York – EMT worker arrested on drug charges

Shropshire, UK – Ambulance theft bid arrest

New South Wales, Australia – NSW reaches deal with ambulance officers

Tasmania, Australia – Ambos’ plea to ditch fee

Cape Town, South Africa – Paramedic caught in the act

Friday, August 31, 2007

Belleville, Ontario – Paramedics have 100 per cent grad rate

London, UK – London Air Ambulance adds logo to fleet

Wigan, UK – Man denies delaying ambulance

Ulster, Northern Ireland – Ex businessman jailed for hitting Omagh paramedic

Queensland, Australia – Seeney calls for inquiry into ambulance service

Ulleval, Norway – Probe blasts ambulance service

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Belleville, Ontario – New defibrillators will increase survival rates in cardiac arrests

Providence, Rhode Island – EMT has license suspended for sending threatening emails

Boston, Massachusetts – Fielding more calls, city EMTs often attacked, injured

Norfolk, UK – Paramedics nominated for Heroes award

Lothians, UK – Pioneering in-ambulance treatment of heart attack victims saving lives

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai ambulance awareness program

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lindsay, Ontario – Paramedic helps organize “Biking for Bibles” event for soldiers

Desert Hot Springs, California – Two dead, four hurt in ambulance crash with car

Rowan County, Connecticut – Ambulance worker fired for causing accident

Cornwall, UK – Paramedic’s dire warning

Essex, UK – Ambulance service in Essex signals Airwave pilot success

Shropshire, UK – Public to quiz ambulance chiefs

Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance officers enforce paperwork ban

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vancouver, BC – An emergency system on high alert

Simcoe County, Ontario – County fine-tuning ambulance service

Comox, BC – Cycling paramedics access problems quickly

Kettering, UK – MP to get inside track on work of paramedics

Melbourne, Australia – Union says stressed Melbourne paramedics quitting

Adelaide, Australia – South Australia medics trek for youths at risk

Monday, August 27, 2007

Omaha, Nebraska – No need for captains on ambulances

North Wales, UK – Ambulance bosses’ plea to stop attacks on crews

London, UK – London’s air ambulance gets new identity

Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia – Young amobs working unsupervised, Opposition says

Tasmania, Australia – Tassie ambos move to electronic reporting

Victoria, Australia – Report exposes paramedic time target concerns

Srinigar, India – CRPF man shoots driver of ambulance in Sopur

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saint John, New Brunswick – NB ambulances to receive upgrades

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario air ambulance dispatch workers may strike September 11

McKenzie Bridge, Oregon – New air ambulance launched in Oregon

Columbus, Ohio – Officials probe ambulance dispatch delay

Lothian, UK – Electric stairlifts for ambulances after struggle to carry dying patient

London, UK – BBC show on Top Gear air ambulance

Friday, August 24, 2007

Kenora, Ontario – Strategy sought for non-emergent ambulance transfers

Canmore, Alberta – EMS looking at separate transfer service for Calgary patients

Golden, British Columbia – STARS calendar program comes to Golden

Wheeling, Ohio – Victim’s blood sprays into paramedic’s eye

Quincy, Illionois – Ambulance service awaits “paperless” system approval

Londonderry, Northern Ireland – Emergency ambulance loses wheel

Cambridge, UK – Crew refused to take overweight patient

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Seven local paramedics to receive medals

Hamilton, Ontario – Air support hospital helipad means quicker landings

New Port Richey, Florida – Raise pay for paramedics and firefighters, magistrate says

San Jose, California – Virtual practice for emergency workers

West Brighton, New York – 2 FDNY EMTs injured as ambulance is hit by tow truck

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dover, MA – EMTs to get insurance benefits

Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta becomes a template for improving EMS

Staten Island, New York – Two EMTs injured as ambulance is hit by tow truck

England – Longer ambulance journeys threaten patient survival

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedic hurt in crash

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Springfield, Missouri – EMTs from Springfield prepare for Hurricane Dean

Ogden, New York – Decorated paramedic back from Iraq

London, UK – New technology at heart of ambulance service operations

Akko, Israel – Paramedics attacked in Akko’s old city

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Paramedic faces mobile phone theft rap

Monday, August 20, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – Air ambulance employees may strike in September

British Columbia – BC ambulance union doubts new job claims

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Crash with ambulance cause I-69 traffic jam

Kapar, Malaysia – Ambulance attacked:villagers enraged over long wait at crash site

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Vancouver, British Columbia – Paramedics, dispatchers act on mine inquest sugggestions

Baltimore, Maryland – Hearing held in death during alleged ambulance feud

Phoenix, Arizona – EMTs under fire in home alone case

Victoria, Australia – Ambos welcome new fleet

Sydney, Australia – Bigger burden for ambulance teams

United Kingdom – Blood technique could cut heart damage

Friday, August 17, 2007

Vancouver, BC – ‘Confined space’ definition clarified for medics in wake of mine tragedy

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – City rolls out Public Access Defibrillator program

Albuquerque, New Mexico – NTSB issues preliminary report on doomed air ambulance flight

Rochester, New York – Motorcyclists honour 9/11 victims

Orlando, Florida – Orlando woman escapes after jumping out of moving ambulance

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance ‘leak’ worker resigns

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Austin, Texas – Local emergency crews preparing for storms

Biggleswade, UK – Ambulance crews refuse disabled pensioner transport

Wrexham, UK – Ambulance attacked as crew treated patient

Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne’s emergency services call system crashes

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – Universal medical ID launches in Canada

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Sault paramedic hopes his all-wood brush barbecue invention becomes a hot seller

Boston, Massachusetts – Off duty EMT saves woman after shooting

Maidencreek Township, Pennsylvania – Ambulance worker knocked unconscious after being hit by bottle

Sussex, UK – Paramedic makes lake rescue bid

Oslo, Norway – Victim of ambulance neglect still in coma

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Des Moines, Iowa – Heat keeping State Fair paramedics busy

Knoxville, TN – Slow ambulance response times cost Rural-Metro $81,500

Cumbria, UK – Thumbs up to ambulance services shake-up

South Wales – Hoax calls force major EMS scramble

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bruce County, Ontario – New ambulance transfer policy working

Portland, Oregon – Pact wards off strike by ambulance workers

San Diego, California – Man steals ambulance, and police chase is on

Wigan, UK – Man in court after ambulance attack

Burnham, UK – Devon Air Ambulance Trust appoints new Chief executive

Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa – Hit and run horrifies paramedics

Auckland Park, South Africa – Woman dies after waiting for ambulance

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Cabell County, West Virginia – Ambulance accident injures one

St. Petersburg, Florida – Paramedics cleared in death

Wolverhampton, UK – Crew hurt as ambulance overturns

Tasmania, Australia – Further talks on ambulance claims

Port Macquarrie, Australia – IRC rule ambulance officers to continue cleaning

Friday, August 10, 2007

Nanaimo, BC – Education effort earns paramedic recognition

Sault Ste. Marie – Provincial bucks slash city’s tab for emergency response centre

New York, New York – Death benefit is elusive for emergency workers’ families

Bankstown, New South Wales – NSW Ambulance under fire over choppers

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Montreal, Quebec – Better organization needed to improve ambulance service

Chatham-Kent, Ontario – Paramedic slams tiered response

Port Clements, BC – Regional paramedics challenged to support “Cops for Cancer” ride

Cary, North Carolina – Accident involving ambulance causes power outages

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance raided during 999 emergency

West Midlands, UK – Two ambulance workers reinstated

New Zealand – Ambulance officers call for inquiry into EMS crisis

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Peterborough County, Ontario – New manager of operations for County EMS

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance door ripped off on road

Yorkshire, UK – 999 worker in drug probe

Dorset, UK – All dogs should be muzzled, says ambulance chief

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – Team of Toronto paramedics head to Bangladesh

Quebec City, Quebec – Ambulance crashes

Kane County, Illinois – Chopper makes emergency landing while responding to accident

Buckinghamshire, UK – Paramedics bike around the towns

Sundsvall, UK – Gang attacks ambulance in Sundsvall

North Coast – Ambos in culture of fear and loathing

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Overtime dispute puts Eastern Cape ambulance in crisis

Israel – Brother and sister team develop new emergency collar

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Dedicated paramedics honoured with exemplary service medals

Dundas, Ontario – Response times addressed with more paramedics

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics kept busy during heat wave

Nashua, New Hampshire – Former medic going to jail on sex charge

LaCrosse, Wisconsin – New wireless technology helps Tri-State Ambulance in emergencies

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance uniform allergy

Illawarra, New South Wales – Fed-up ambos say lives are being risked

Perth, Western Australia – Paramedic shortages crippling ambulance services, union says

Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Emergency workers fearful after ambulance is shot at
Friday, August 3, 2007

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Former Louisville EMT helps rescue bridge victims

Kettering, Ohio – Paramedics summoned to Shakespearean swordfight

Queen Charlotte Islands, BC – New paramedics working here, minister announces

North Durham, Ontario – Ambulance services expand

Lausanne, Switzerland – Helicopter ambulance trials EGNOS satellite navigation system

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cochrane, Alberta – Cochrane Fire/EMS on lookout for staffing relief

Kenora, Ontario – Patient transfers a looming issue for ambulance service

Marysville, California – Paramedic pens non fiction novel

Washington, D.C. – City unprepared on paramedic and fire negotiations

Metaire, Louisiana – Crying mother gives baby to paramedics at fast-food restaurant

Port Macquarrie, Australia – Ambos mop and bucket row in court

Sydney, Australia – Essential workers ‘locked’ out of housing market

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Genesee Township, Michigan – Paramedic crashes SUV

Gloucester County, New Jersey – Gloucester needs EMTs by September 30

Franklin, Indiana – Termination of city EMT tied to lie on job application

Van Buren, Arkansas – EMS employees surrender to police

Dagenham, UK – Air ambulance duo awarded for life saving rescue

Monday, July 30, 2007

West Paris, Maine – EMT starts on long road to recovery

Mexico, Maine – Ambulance service starts relief fund for wounded EMT

Wigan, UK – Ambulance tragedy:three arrested

Canberra, ACT – Ambos call for greater recognition

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Antwerp, Ohio – Hundreds turn out for EMS workers’ funeral

Vancouver, BC – Paramedic accused of sexual assault

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulance crash injures four;medic in critical condition

Brattleboro, New York – EMT suspended after criticizing taser gun incident

Cambridge, UK – Ambulance crew attacked

Friday, July 27, 2007

Albany, New York – 9/11 responders appeal for equal benefits

London, UK – NHS urged to fund air ambulance

Leominster, UK – Flooding puts ambulance station out of action

Brigend, UK – Gamekeeper convicted of assaulting two paramedics

Edinburgh, Scotland – Yobs block ambulance

Melbourne, Australia – Super-size ambulance row

New South Wales, Australia – Hunter ambulance officers win staffing row

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hamilton, Ontario – Code Reds in Hamilton

Cornwall, Ontario – Councillors may testify at EMS arbitration hearing

Halifax, Nova Scotia – QEII’s expanded ER facility finally set to be built

Opportunities for VAN technology in EMS limitless

Stark County, Ohio – EMT sues city over 911 fight

Basingstoke, UK – Man killed in ambulance accident

Darlington, UK – Female paramedic in line for award

West Midlands, UK – Service orders Citroen Berlingo Multispaces

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance crisis risks lives

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Peterborough, Ontario – Ambulance Audit: still not public

Massachusetts – Towns brace for EMT, paramedic strike

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance shortage fears

Iraq – Armed ambulance proves its worth in Iraq

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Red Deer, Alberta – Paramedic/firefighter becomes lottery millionaire

Dawson, Yukon – No word from government on ambulance dispute:crews

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary paramedics issue strike notice

Calgary, Alberta – Strike plan legality questioned

Barrie, Ontario – Paramedic wins important human rights case

North Queensland, Australia – Man charged over ambo break-in

Monday, July 23, 2007

Gloucester County, New Jersey – Gloucester County to hire 100 new EMTs

New York, New YOrk – Top cellist, 59, becomes paramedic

London, UK – Ambulance service welcomes plan for longer journeys

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics hold off on strike

Dawson, Yukon – Ambulance backup plan should work for Dawson festival

Peterborough County, Ontario – City councillor praises provincial government for releasing ambulance service review

Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Maine – AMR Emergency workers vote to strike

LaCrosse, Wisconsin – Ambulance talks begin today

Lincolnshire, UK – Call for faster ambulance times

West Midlands, UK – Increase in drunken casualties

Lephalale, South Africa – Baby burnt in ambulance

Friday, July 20, 2007

Portlaoise, Ireland – Investigation into fire in ambulance in Portlaoise

Baltic, Pennsylvania – Baltic EMT reprimanded

Lackawanna, Pennsylvania – Prison probes 911 call blocking

New devices link 911 calls to porch light

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Victorville, California – City votes for paramedics on fire engines

Passaic, New Jersey – Jewish ambulance workers seek relief

Gloucester County, New Jersey – County looking for 100 EMTs

New Orleans, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance honors paramedics in New Orleans

Lubbock, Texas – Lubbock EMS staffing problems affect service

Bransford, UK – Ambulance control staff consider protest march

Kent, UK – Kent Air Ambulance chief executive guest at Tony Blair’s last reception as PM

Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Ambulance staff back at work

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Homeschool grad hired as EMT after brief struggle

Standish, Michigan – Paramedic in court on sexual assault charges

Macon, Georgia – Paramedics, EMT receive awards

Wausau, Wisconsin – Teen arrested after hit-and-run with ambulance

London, UK – Cash needed for vital London air ambulance

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Vancouver, British Columbia – NDP demands BC government implement inquest recommendations into paramedics’ deaths

Napanee, Ontario – Napanee paramedics encouraged to donate blood in summer campaign

Guernsey, UK – Further delays to fix ambulance

Solomon Islands – Solomons paramedics in IR dispute

Monday, July 16, 2007

Farmington, Maine – Alan Parsons’ last ride & photos from funeral

Salisbury, Pennsylvania – County’s first EMT dies

Wilmington, Delaware – Paramedics try to boost minority ranks

Pocatello, Idaho – Southeast Idaho faces EMS volunteer shortage

Skelmersdale, UK – Medics injured in ambulance crash

London, UK – Ambulance man at the mercy of the mobs

Norwich, UK – New ambulance depot to cut MRSA

Sydney, Australia – Former ambulance officer becomes crime writer

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Vancouver, British Columbia – Ambulance service investigating claims of sexual assault

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Two-wheelers help paramedics move through crowd

Winnipeg, Manitoba – New ambulance customized for obese patients

Farmington, Maine – Emergency workers mourn a fellow lifesaver

Honeygo, Maryland – Honeygo crash sends EMT to Shock Trauma

Aurora, Colorado – Cout date set for EMT accused of stealing drugs

Laois, Ireland – Ambulance bursts into flames on roadside

Friday, July 13, 2007

Windsor, Ontario – Backlogged ERs paralyze ambulances

Windsor, Ontario – Paramedic back from the brink

Greece, New York – Ambulance honors fallen state trooper

Anaconda, Montana – Former ambulance volunteer charged with embezzling

Chicago, Illinois – EMT given 30 months probation for ID theft

Knoxville, Tennessee – Rural Metro struggles to fill EMT positions

Cape Town, South Africa – Sailor ill, paramedics head out to sea

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Farmington, Maine – Hundreds expected for paramedic’s funeral

Toronto, ON – Paramedics rescue man from burning car

Comox, BC – Paramedics seek support to aid others

Portland, Oregon – Ready to strike ambulance workers extend pact

LaCrosse, Wisconsin – LaCrosse Ambulance Service mediation process begins

Baltimore, Maryland – City paramedics aid heat-stricken

Leeds, UK – Two wheeled ambulances make debut

Ipswich, UK – No apology for fatal ambulance delay

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicago, Illinois – Fast thinking paramedics save K-9 dog’s life

Nottinghamshire, UK – Ambulance crews call for more police help

Ankara, Turkey – Turkey sends ambulance planes to rescue injured Iraqi Turkomans

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Watson Lake, Yukon – Watson Lake ambulance volunteers all quit

Denver, Colorado – Nurse jumps to her death from moving ambulance

Spokane, Washington – Spokane paramedic’s alleged diversion of drugs prompts review

Missouri – Air ambulance fights proposed safety rules

Reading, UK – Police come to paramedics’ aid

Luton, UK – Four vehicles and ambulance crash

Monday, July 9, 2007

West Midlands, UK – West Midlands declared Ambulance Service of the Year

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance catches fire on motorway

Liverpool, UK – Paramedics to make treatment decisions

Denver, Colorado – Woman jumps from moving ambulance

Fallsburg, New York – Crash leads to EMT dispute

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance increases the last straw

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Federal Report: Doomed Air Ambulance had steering problems

Ottawa, Ontario – City and its paramedics can live with arbitrator’s ruling

Calgary, Alberta – EMS files for vote

Waterloo, Ontario – EMS workers race to give blood in friendly competition

Friday, July 6, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Donation ensures STARS ‘CANA spread its reach

Montreal, Quebec – Report raps casual ambulance attendants

Hudson Valley, New York – Paramedics pilot new device for heart patients

Worcester, UK – Man is jailed after trying to hit paramedics

Worcester, UK – New website to fight ambulance centre closure

UK – NHS lowers ambulance delays slightly

Thursday, July 5, 2007

New York, New York – NYC ready to overhaul 911 system

Seattle, Washington – $630 million to fund Medic One to be on the ballot

Victoria, Australia – Vic warned of ambulance delays

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Majority of ambulance staff in favour of strike action

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Ambulance service facing cuts

Lenox, Massachusetts – Sox donate Mass. Ambulance to Dominican Republic

East England, UK – Technology helping to save lives

Welshpool, Powys, UK – Paramedic gets 200 bikers to rally for air ambulance cause

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Cincinnati, Ohio – Truck hits ambulance

Muncie, Indiana – Paramedic twins offer twice the help

Hampshire, UK – New air ambulance takes to the skies

Queensland, Australia – Beattie backs heart probe paramedics

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – EMS says OT tactic may see city short

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Talks to avert paramedic strike (HSAS) break down

New York, New York – Paramedics and firefighters should ride rails free, union says

Portland, Oregon – Fluke rise in medical calls strains ambulance service

London, UK – Ambulance workers help police spot explosives packed car

Bromsgrove, UK – West Midlands Ambulance Service one of the best performing

Harrogate, UK – New handheld computer link to emergency medical data

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance tape crucial to investigation into man’s death

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance officers reject government contract offer

Southport, Gold Coast, Australia – Paramedics forced on the trolley trail

Friday, June 29, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Tense situation feared if EMS personnel strike

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Media blackout in place in conciliation talks to avert paramedic strike

Sacramento, California – Paramedic regulator chided on backlog

Worcester, UK – Local knowledge was crucial in floods

Gloucestershire, UK – Fears over ambulance shortages

Wanganui, Australia – Counselling for ambulance officer

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bridgeport, Connecticut – Injured man pulls knife on EMTs

Kathmandu, Nepal – Two killed in ambulance accident

New Zealand – Southern paramedics retain contest title

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – EMS may hold vote on strike

Nashville, Tennessee – Ambulance worker helps police catch bank robber

Collier County, Florida – Collier paramedics, firefighters honoured with Phoenix awards

Coventry, UK – Sat-nav system stolen from ambulance

Birmingham, UK – Ambulance staff in strike threat

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – EMS staff voting on latest contract offer

Orillia, Ontario – Emergency personnel lead way in annual blood donor campaign

Georgetown, Texas – Police investigate ambulance theft

Kent, UK – 500th patient receives clot-busting drugs from paramedics

Australia – Paramedics attend increasing number of prescription drug overdoses

Monday, June 25, 2007

Roanoke, Virginia – Greenbrier paramedic injured in ambulance fire

Cherry Hill, New Jersey – Senate should pass bill to shield first responders

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Driver of ambulance charged in wreck

Coventry, UK – Air medics in TV spotlight

Baqouba, Iraq – Suspected terrorists attempt to escape in ambulance

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – Ambulance for the obese a Calgary first

Calgary, Alberta – No immediate plan to declare paramedics essential service

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – Stolen ambulance caper investigation ends without arrest

Worcester, UK – Ambulance control centre threatened with closure

Yorkshire, UK – Ambex delegates have the opportunity to visit Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia – Ambulance service in critical condition

Adelaide, Australia – Ambo overtime tops $5 million

Portland, Washington – Ambulance workers extend talks

Benson, North Carolina – Four Injured after ambulance, jeep crash

Friday, June 22, 2007

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Upgrade to air ambulance fleet unveiled

Portland, Oregon – Ambulance crews authorize strike

Hazleton, Pennsylvania – Sugar Loaf EMT charged in Berwick child sex case

England – 999 ambulance calls at record high

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – First UAE paramedics pass USA exam

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New York, New York – 9/11’s lingering cloud

Boca Raton, Florida – Paramedic teams from Broward compete in EMS challenge

Winston-Salem, Massachusetts – EMS gets money to hire

Marion County, Florida – Paramedics and firefighters deliver baby in dangerous at home birth

Table View, South Africa – Rottweiler prevents medics from helping owner

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland – Health Minister supportive of air ambulance idea

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

United States – Loss of first responders to military service hurts communities

Bakersfield, California – Ambulance companies may soon undertake better EMS standards

German Township, Indiana – Two hurt as ambulance crashes on US 31

Swindon, UK – Dirty ambulances spreading superbug, says paramedic

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Comox, BC – Paramedic calls it a career with colleagues at luncheon

Comox, BC – Military graduates 11 SAR Techs

Sussex, UK – Ambulance knocks down bike ride cyclist

Bucharest, Romania – One dead, hundreds of emerency calls for ambulance due to heat

Monday, June 18, 2007

Halifax, Nova Scotia – New ambulance laptops will record patient info

Woodbridge, New Jersey – EMT dies after call on auto accident

Pensacola, Florida – Ambulance, two cars collide

New York, New York – Harley Davidson to donate motorcycles to EMS

Lisbon, Ohio – Man sues over ambulance crash

Lattimore, North Carolina – Ambulance flips en route to call

North East England – New ambulance trolleys to improve patient trips

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Calgary, Alberta – EMS expands zoo pilot project

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – Ambulance stolen while paramedics on call

Worcester, UK – Paramedics inundated with flood related calls

Teeside, UK – Son dies at mother’s funeral after ambulance crashes

Norfolk, Suffolk, UK – Numbers of paramedics increasing

Chicago, Illinois – Motorist talking on cellphone crashes into ambulance

Spencerport, New York – Second ambulance service volunteer charged in sex case

Londonderry, Massachusetts – EMT rushes to crash, then finds own mother

Friday, June 15, 2007

Regina, Saskatchewan – EMS workers honoured at Government House

Regina, Saskatchewan – Talks between Saskachewan paramedics union (HSAS) and government cease

Sacramento, California – Large ambulance popular for local obese patients

Georgetown, Texas – Georgetown adds cutting edge new helicopter to medical crew

Kansas City, Missouri – Paramedics to stand beside police in standoffs

Ogden, New York – Ambulance director faces sex charges

Ipswich, UK – Ambulance call rates double

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flagstaff County, Alberta – Ambulance workers accept proposal

Houston, Texas – Ambulance rolls over on freeway

Norwich, Connecticut – Mass-casualty triage system unveiled

Queensland, Australia – State government underspends on ambos, disability services

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Chicago, Illinois – 7 people injured in bus, ambulance crash

Los Angeles, CA – 911 Dispatchers refuse to help women dying in ER

Tasmania, Australia – Government says it had to introduce ambulance fee

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Measure to tighten flight ambulance rules honors nurse killed in crash

Houston, Texas – Medics walk away after ambulance wreck

Taranaki, New Zealand – Probe into bungled ambulance callouts

Rome, Italy – Senator resigns after using ambulance as taxi

Monday, June 11, 2007

LA County, California – LA County EMS purchases BLU-MED advanced portable hospital system

Liverpool, UK – Stroke victim waited 25 minutes in street for ambulance

Crawley, UK – Patient died on trip in ambulance without paramedic

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance professionals prefer levy option

New Zealand – Hi-tech ambulance gear goes to waste

Durban, South Africa – Strike grounds ambulances

Rome, Italy – Senator calls ambulance to beat Rome traffic jam

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Salmon Arm, BC – Ambulance gap called critical

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedics get specialized training

Ghent, West Virginia – Likely cause of blast that killed EMT found

Fairfield, California – Bay Area EMT accused of crimes is sidelined

West Lawn, Pennsylvania – Paramedics rescue ducklings

Wales, UK – Record breaking ambulance service hits new heights

Herfordshire, UK – Paramedics fundraise for missing Maddie

Durban, South Africa – Ambulances suspended in Durban

Tasmania, Australia – Tas government promises user-pays ambulance scheme will be equitable

Friday, June 8, 2007

Newport, UK – Paramedics delayed after break-in

Tasmania, Australia – Mixed reaction to ambulance fees

Hyderabad, India – EMRI course to train paramedics

High River, Alberta – Foothills Regional EMS gets new executive director

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tasmania, Australia – Opposition to ambulance charge

Hagerstown, Maryland - Wise cracking ambulance chief dropped from lawsuit

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ambulance crashes in West Charlotte (video available)

Cariboo, BC – No money for paramedics

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Auditor general calls ER crunches inefficient for EMS

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Alexis Creek, BC – Understaffed paramedics to cover after hours service at hospital

Decatur, Illinois – Decatur may scrap ambulance process

Kent, Surrey, Sussex, UK – Specialist paramedics trained up

Queensland, Australia – Lifesaving ambo officer branded a hero

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina to get three new ambulances

Port Colborne, Ontario – Paramedics take part in Safety Day

Bloomington, Illinois – Cities on schedule to provide paramedic service

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Hot Springs ambulances get striped for visibility

Monday, June 4, 2007

Lake-Sumter, Florida – Stretchers to ease load for EMS workers

Dorset, UK – 999 teams in terrorism drill

Johannesburg, South Africa – EMS workers search three hours for treatment facility

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Auckland Park, South Africa – Private emergency services called in amid strike

Waterford, Ireland – Three ambulancemen honoured for bravery

Friday, June 1, 2007

Eastbourne, UK - Ambulance worker fails to get driving ban shortened

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance service merger approved

Chicago, Illinois - Paramedics revive infant found in garbage bag

Chicago, Illinois – City emergency chief quits

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Los Angeles, CA – LA Fire Department takes steps to improve patient care

Doylestown, Pennsylvania – Woman to stand trial in ambulance theft

Worcester, UK – Latest on ambulance merge

Fairfield, New South Wales – Ambo roster row arises

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Toronto, Ontario – EMS bag stolen while paramedics on call

Calgary, Alberta – Donations have STARS flying high

Kimberley, Northern Cape – Paint helps paramedics save lives

Birmingham, UK – Two paramedics airlifted to hospital after bus crash

Barnegat Township, New Jersey – September 11 EMT forced to get new hip

Acadiana, Louisiana – Acadian steps up critical-care transport service

Collier County, Florida – Woman ejected during ambulance trip sues

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Haven, Connecticut – Two firefighters injured in ambulance crash

Acadiana Louisiana – Paramedic and trooper named as suspects in break-in

Monday, May 28, 2007

Collier County, Florida – Woman ejected during ambulance trip sues

Hoboken, New Jersey – Heart attack victim waits 21 minutes for ambulance

Washington, D.C. - Medical testing provokes ethics flap

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance officer on rape charge

Israel – Magen David Adom starts airborne EMS

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Regina, Saskatchewan – SK College of Paramedics to become regulatory body

Queensland, Australia – Staff talks broken down, union says

Chicago, Ilinois – Ambulance chief held on sex charges

Rockland, New York – Paramedics start trial run of drug used in ER

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City paramedics honoured for bravery, longevity

Largo, Florida – Army medic shot in Iraq recuperating

Wiltshire, UK – Ambulance crews could soon become a thing of the past

Friday, May 25, 2007

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company donates trauma kits to police

Woburn, Massachusetts – Chief still chilly to in-house EMS

Barrie, Ontario - Youngster picked as paramedic for a day

Bodington, Australia – Fake crash caller faces charges

Thursday, May 24, 2007

OntarioOrnge helipad expansion program increases access

Princess Anne, Maryland – EMT lauded for work

Oklahoma City, OK – EMS providers seek more state funds

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance Staffs 999 revamp fear

Devon, UK – Delayed ambulance investigated

Wymondham, UK – Bikers help net 3500 pounds for ambulance

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sandy, Utah – Emergency crews honoured for their efforts

Billings, Montana – Council nixes paramedic plan

Manitowoc, Wisconsin – A day in the life of a paramedic/firefighter

Montana – Jury to decide whether on-call time is compensable

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Peterborough, Ontario – EMS operating licence renewed for three years

London, England – Fresh ambulance delay claim inquiry

Devon, England – Devon air ambulance takes 10,000th patient

Sydney, Australia – Two arrested after Sydney ambulance attack

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance strikes pedestrian crossing the street

Washington, D.C. – Acadian Ambulance personnel visiting Washington for recognition ceremony

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh EMS response time below national standard

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 and Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Toronto, Canada – Paramedic week targets CPR

Ocala, Florida – Trees fall on ambulance responding to accident

Australia – Southwest NSW Ambulance Service now up and running

Wales, UK – Tony Blair’s tie helps Wales Air Ambulance

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance men in limbo three years after transfer

Monday, May 14, 2007

Winnipeg, Manitoba – $10 M in overdue tabs strain city coffers

Sacramento, California - EMT accused of lying on job application

Des Moines, Iowa – Ambulance, car collide

Muskogee, Oklahoma – Ambulance services cope with rising costs

Libya inaugurates air ambulance planes

Friday, May 11, 2007

Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Ambulance worker disciplined for fire station crash

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Counties study 911 call in death


Fresno, California – Injured jockey Pincay wins $2.7 million from ambulance company

Bronson, Florida – Needed:Paramedics

Taiwan – Wireless Access to Medical Records in Taiwan

Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Zealand – Ambulance crewing reaching crisis point

Mackay, Australia – Drunk pushes ambulance officer

Casper, Wyoming – EMT Responders rush to rescue their own dummy

Stanford signs deal to train paramedics in India

Ceres, California – Two firefighters hurt in crash of ambulance

London, England – RAF sweeps Ambulance Services Awards

United Kingdom – Ambulance firm investigated after warning medic applicant passengers

would be a bit mad

Scotland – End to ambulance waits in Scotland

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8 – 9, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Power lines fall on ambulance

Wales, UK – Paramedics’ bravery in train rescue hailed

Hertfordshire, UK – Call for air ambulance

Adelaide, South Australia – Workers to get heart attack training

Monday, May 7, 2007

Joliet, Illinois – One dead, five others injured in ambulance crash

New Braunfels, Texas – Local combat medic heads back to war

Indiana – Student EMT protected from suit

Honolulu, Hawaii – City to celebrate Emergency Services Week

Friday, May 4, 2007

Boston, Mass – Ambulance rolls over on car

Leeds, UK – Tree fall boy in one hour wait for ambulance

Wales, UK – Accolade for air ambulance crew

Runcorn, UK – Paramedic lauded for underage drinking work

Pakenham, Victoria, Australia – Crews respond to crisis

Thursday, May 3, 2007

St. Louis, Missouri – MedStar cuts back ambulance in East St. Louis area

Branson, Missouri – State lags in 911 service

South Africa – Paramedics warn of hypothermia as winter sets in

Victoria, BC – CREST emergency system fix to cost millions

Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan - Off duty paramedic resuscitates high school pitcher hit by baseball

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedic official will retire

Shepherdsville, Kentucky – EMT felt life was in danger in attack by men seeking drugs

Monroe, Louisiana – Nine ambulance companies sue over Ouachita ordinance

Vallejo, California – California camp gives students taste of life as medic, cop & firefighter

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg’s new fire and paramedic chief faces challenge

Airdrie, Alberta – Boom has Airdrie ambulances calling for help

United Kingdom – County Air Ambulance showing 40 per cent increase in activity in

first quarter of 2007

Dorset, UK – Inquiry after ambulance in head-on crash

Cape Town, South Africa – Agony on front line as city struggles to fill ambulance gap

Monday, April 30, 2007

Ontario – Ontario charges ahead with defibrillators

Colorado Springs, Colorado – New hospital means new options for paramedics

Oklahoma - Rural ambulance services seek government help

Stephens Point, Wisconsin – Ambulance crash prompts service to consider new rules

Spring Hill, Florida – Paramedic arrested for robbery

Merseyside, UK – Mersey Ambulance racial abuse probe

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand – Love tryst hits St. John Ambulance Service

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Dunstable, Mass – Ambulance crash kills driver, patient on way to hospital

Dunstable Mass – Victims identified in fatal ambulance crash

Tallahassee, Florida – EMS pioneer Marilyn Crook dies

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – EMT students help deliver baby in parking lot

Hertford, UK – Air ambulance campaign for Herts takes off

Glasgow, UK - New deal to cut wait for ambulance at surgeries

West Lothian, UK – 999 ambulance went to the wrong town

London, UK – Gear may have bene knocked in fatal ambulance accident

Westmeath, Ireland – Man head butts ambulance

Ottawa, Ontario – New protocol saves lives of cardiac victims

Thunder Bay, Ontario - Paramedics contract talks

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics deal with firefighters praised by mayor

Kimberley, BC – Medics and City say situation in Kimberley is not acceptable

Wellington County, Ontario – Ambulance service now equipped with latest computer technology for fast service

Wollongong, New South Wales – Ambulance forced to queue at hospital

Friday, April 27, 2007

Parry Sound, Ontario – PAB ambulance needs a home

Dunstable, Mass – Two dead in Dunstable ambulance crash

Bullitt County, Kentucky – EMT talks about assault

Miami, Florida – Local Navy paramedics practice for Iraq deployment

Fort Drum, NY – 10th Mountain Division tactical air ambulance detachment activated

Lahore, Pakistan – Services hospital ambulance stolen

Midlands, UK – Huge rise in air ambulance calls

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Canary Islands – Ambulance strike looms

Washington, D.C. – Does 911 know where you are? Maybe not if you’re on a cell

Morgan County, Indiana – EMTs trained with mock disaster drill

New Paltz, New York – Emergency crews up for state tax breaks

Bloomington, Illinois – City hires firefighters trained as paramedics, expects to hire more

Quincy, Illinois – Ambulance service going paperless on calls

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kimberley, BC – Two BC ambulance paramedics to be honoured during labour council’s day of mourning for those killed on the job

Peterborough, ON – Paramedic director’s work praised

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Oshkosh ambulance calls on the rise

Dudley, UK – Ambulance service causes complaints

Hertfordshire, UK – Ambulance trust dismisses complaints

Bedfordshire, UK – Bid to launch new air ambulance service

Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia – Trainee ambo left in charge of Gold Coast ambulance station

Northeastern New South Wales - Engine failure caused February 2 air ambulance crash

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bullitt County, Kentucky – EMT assaulted at fair grounds

Lincoln, North Carolina – Family questions care given by arrested paramedic

Skandia Township, Michigan – No charges in ambulance accident

Mahmudiyah, Iraq – East Texas soldier EMT credited with saving lives of people wounded in bombings in Iraq

Gold Coast, Australia – Angry ambos’ alarm

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Woman waited for ambulance for three hours

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cariboo, BC – Cariboo residents slam poor ambulance service

Nashville, TN – Former paramedic and Green Beret dies while training for marathon

Northwest England – TV advertising to boost air ambulance

Wales - NHS Direct link up speeds up ambulances

Northglen, Colorado – Paramedics and firefighters launch window safety program

Baghdad, Iraq – Emergency services lack capacity

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Durham County, North Carolina – Durham County faces EMS shortages

Northwest Arkansas – Company unveils ambulance for patients up to 1,200 pounds

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto EMS paramedics promote window and balcony safety

Edmonton, Alberta – Half of calls made to 911 in Edmonton last year were bogus

West Lothian,UK – Ambulance takes 30 minutes to arrive at call

Mukayshifah, Iraq – Insurgent bomb hits ambulance

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tijuana, Mexico – Ambulance shootings prompt Red Cross to discuss better security

Jefferson, Georgia – Woman dies after jumping from ambulance

Hagerstown, Maryland – Suit blames Smithburg EMS for victims’ deaths

Virginia Tech – Student EMTs react to VT tragedy

Virginia Tech – Paramedics struggle with shock

Chester County, Pennsylvania – Former paramedic faces charges of sex with minors

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance in rush hour collision

Mendip, UK – Drunken attack on ambulance woman

Devon, UK – Air Ambulance boss to leave for new challenge

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Ambulance worker could face fine for fire station crash

Putnam County, West Virginia – Misplaced sign delayed ambulance

United Kingdom – The 999 nightmare as ambulances battle against increased targets

Cardiff, UK – Volunteer ambulance groups improve targets

Persekutuan,Malaysia – Civil defence ambulance volunteer pleads not guilty to molestation in ambulance

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

British Columbia – Learjet added to BC air ambulance fleet

Blacksburg, Virginia - EMT finds scene of horror at Virginia Tech

New Port Richey, Florida – 2nd 911 Supervisor resigns over choking death call

Albany, Georgia - Dougherty EMS gives beds to Sumter first responders

Susquehanna Twp, Pennsylvania – EMS:Near misses common

Yorkshire, UK – Lack of medics no threat to lives

United Kingdom – NHS staff, including ambulance, back strikes over pay

Norwich, UK – Paramedics raise 1500 pounds for charity

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Oakley, California – Paramedic in critical condition after truck/ambulance accident

Cleveland, Ohio – Two face judge in attack on rescue crews

Asheboro, NC – Paramedic trained to talk about terrorism

North Wales air ambulance gets award

London, UK – Tonight program on ambulance dubbed inaccurate NHS bashing

Staffordshire, UK – New 999 boss attacks old regime

Cornwall, UK – Trust steps up 999 call handling

Monday, April 16, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta – Settlement delayed in Flagstaff ambulance dispute in Alberta

Plano, Texas – New heart attack solution to be tested by EMS

San Antonio, Texas – Paramedics’ log shows EMS abuse more out of control than reported

Sturbridge, UK - Paramedic panel unveils options to improve ambulance

Adelaide, Australia – Medical chaos if terror strikes

Bangkok, Thailand – More funding to boost emergency medical services

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ottawa, Ontario – Meal breaks bike into city budget

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Firefighters, not paramedics, to get their own memorial

Cornwall, Ontario – Province should make call on paramedics

Montreal, Quebec – Ambulance workers win human rights case over non-kosher lunch

Edmonton, Alberta – Ambulance wait times still a nagging problem

North Wales, UK – Air ambulance crew win UK title

Nottingham, UK – Ambulance defends hour long wait

Batesville, Arkansas – Nationwide EMT shortage affecting Arkansas

Naples, California – Week honors emergency dispatchers

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedics, Starbucks team up for Easter Seals

McKeesport, Pennsylvania – Baldwin EMS takes steps to make ambulance safer

Waukesha, Wisconsin – Ambulance company sued in crash

Quincy, Illinois – Ambulance company could go paperless

Lairg, UK – U turn on plans to scrap ambulance

Wigan, UK – Match day fans halt ambulance

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ontario, Canada - Funding for first responders;$1 million fund for hazmat training

Spartanburg, South Carolina - Beloved paramedic finds himself in need of aid

Galen, Montana – Mock mid-air collision tests area rescuers’ cooperation, skills

Wausau, Wisconsin – High speed, sharp corner led to Stevens Point Ambulance crash

Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Foreign substance found in ambulance brake fluid

Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance stretched to the limit

Guernsey, UK – Fears of ambulance funding crisis

Wirral, UK – Ambulance sat-nav thief claims he was drunk

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Parkland Ambulance wins again

Decatur could resolve ambulance dilemma in May

Ambulance service seeks longer contract

Mercy adds second chopper in Hesperia

KZN responds to over 1,000 accidents

Wi-fi access could have Texas paramedics plugged in

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ambulance crews attend two child deaths over weekend

Emergency workers bring back gold

Deceased medic’s mother talks of pain

Monday, April 9, 2007

Part-time ambulance workers to be fired June 1

CPR guidelines:Experts aim to get word out, save lives

Absence of ambulance raises questions

Bahrain health services geared up for Formual One

Chaos, gaps slow twister emergency response

Air ambulance safety stats set off GAO radar

Police say paramedics interfered with arrest

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Alberta boom hurts paramedic recruiting

Dutch association to donate ambulance to Keeling

Car hits ambulance, ambulance flips, crashes into apartments

Hooligan posed as 999 crew member

Paramedics honored for saving life of physician

Emergency care system to be revamped

BC union claim disputed

Friday, April 6, 2007

Unknown smell prevents ambulance admissions at Royal Free

Qatar awareness drive on emergency services begins

Defibrillator training saves lives

EMS rescues one of their own in crash

Navy medics get crash course in combat ahead of deployment

Investigation following death after 911 call

City offers teens junior paramedic program

Sarnia, Ontario paramedic appears in Vimy Ridge war film

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Ambulance anger vented at vandals

Queensland Minister pushes for more ambulance funding

Pregnant girl jumps from moving ambulance

Cambria EMT dies from motorcycle accident injuries

Paramedics armed with another tool

Northwest paramedics return to work

Drug overdose treatment removed

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Worker fired in ambulance scandal turns down payoff of 50,000 pounds

Minister opposes return to previous ambulance rosters

Rescue workers who can’t get obese woman out of house call for front end loader

Wiltshire ambulance bosses speak out over damning report

Ambulance cadets meet the Princess Royal

Fire crews to be sent on medical emergencies

California gets new Emergency Preparedness website

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Paramedic Supervisor on leave over racism claim

Ex-paramedic cleared of stealing drugs

Some hospitals call 911 to save their patients

Youngster is reunited with his life-savers

Ambulance service says station closures have no impact on response times

Canyon County Paramedics can’t find qualified candidates

Memorial Hospital presents ambulance to Chatanooga State

Monday, April 2, 2007

Mom gives birth in back of ambulance

Shock rise in attacks on medics

City MP praises ambulance service

EMS Director left his mark

Ambulance mop up mayhem

Dedicated ambo saves pet with kiss of life

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Queensland paramedics unhappy with roster system

Ambulance bosses welcome critical report

Hobart Hospital delays endangering lives, ambulance union says

City may face fine over unlicenced EMT

Family, friends and co-workers pray for missing dispatcher

Ambulance staff fiddled response times

Essex, Ontario medics take information picket to Essex Civic Centre

Friday, March 30, 2007

Army prepares all to act as medics on front lines

Doc 999 blunder

999 calls revamp a waste of money

A & E axe will kill, say ambulance crews

Appeal for Hertferdoshire air ambulance up and running

911 technology helps dispatcher find injured man

Brick thrown from overpass penetrates ambulance’s window

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Paramedic on trial in theft of morphine

Don’t mind me says paramedic in crash

Louisiana hospital adds fixed wing air ambulance service

Brownsville to purchase new ambulances;new policy developed for non emergency transports

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Houston Democrat closes in on emergency care goal

Chatham-Kent emergency services staff grateful

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

High tech ambulances computerize emergency services

Ambulance service hitting target

Paramedics worry as contract nears its end

Virginia Beach to pay $825,000 to settle lawsuit over ambulance crash

Ambulance deaths not recorded

Air Evac Lifeteam to expand services in Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Investigation launched into closure of ambulance centre

Life Link III rewards local ambulance crew’s dedication

Ambulance service levels increased, BC minister says

New ambulance service offers mobile ICU

Sprawl has ambulance workers using maps to find their way

Family of Corpus Christi fallen hero plays federal waiting game

Manatee paramedic creates construction toy

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wollongong ambos fight for rescue operations

Ambulance service warning over racial abuse

EMTs face staffing crunch as number of calls keeps growing

Teen jailed for drunken ambulance ride

South Wales gets new ambulance boss

Fentanyl overdoses on the rise

New generation ambulance set to hit Malaysian roads

Friends of ill New Zealand ambulance officer start appeal

Paramedics train in simulator

Missing street signs cause EMS trouble