June 24, 2017
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Detroit, Michigan – Police chief:Detroit ambulance dispatch outage won’t happen again
Mattoon, Illinois – EMTs coached on state malpractice law, liability
St. Louis, Missouri – Paramedic fired for mailing reporter
Cambridge, UK – OAP dies after long distance 999 wait
Crawley, UK – Ambulance crews could cool patients’ brains
Derby, UK – Hotline to medics will help cops decide whether to take the injured to hospital
Dublin, Ireland – Teen lying on the road for an hour in wait for ambulance
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics call for better protective clothing in cold weather
New South Wales, Australia – Ambo crisis goes critical
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Omaha, Nebraska – Alleged ambulance shooter released from hospital, jailed
Farmington, New Hampshire – First responders unite to help EMT with cancer
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Fire department introduces community paramedics
Titusville, Florida – Elderly man shoots paramedic in the hand
London, UK – London Ambulance in busiest day for 999 calls as heat hits
Victoria, Australia – Besieged paramedics run down angry man
Victoria, Australia – Commissioner looks into ambulance glitch
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics issue hoax call warning
Monday, July 8, 2013
Omaha, Nebraska – Ambulance shooting, questions still unanswered
Buffalo, New York – Union for Rural Metro EMTs & paramedics rejects contract offer
Washington, D.C. – D.C. sued over death of man who waited 30 minutes for ambulance
Waco, Texas – Paramedics threatened after responding to sick call
Detroit, Michigan – Emergency communications system returns to service after shutdown
Dayton, Ohio – Intoxicated man arrested for blocking ambulances
Wales, UK – Ambulance service only getting worse
West Midlands, UK – 100 new emergency vehicles for West Midlands Ambulance Service

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Province legislates binding arbitration for paramedics/EMC
York Region, Ontario – Paramedics face out of the box scenario
Ottawa County, Michigan – Police end major searches for drowned EMT;no body recovered
Huntington, Ohio – EMS employee cited in car wreck
Madison, Wisconsin – New mini-ambulance makes off road, event rescues faster
Essex, UK – Ambulance bosses out
Stevenage, UK – Mother’s agonizing 50 minute ambulance wait for ambulance for 2-year-old
Gaya, India – Ambulance with wailing sirens carries liquor

Friday, July 5, 2013

West, Texas – EMS struggles to recover in blast’s aftermath
Grand Haven, Michigan – Search continues for missing paramedic
New York, New York – Cuomo signs into law EMT recertification extension
Delta Township, Michigan – Paramedics/firefighters learn martial arts to protect themselves …. from people
Allentown, Pennsylvania – Man who grabbed paramedics gets fine
Charlotte, North Carolina – State investigators look into allegations against EMTs
East of England, UK – Ambulance bosses shamed into quitting by Commons attack
Cape Town, South Africa – EMS workers being targeted

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedics may observe jail detainees
Riverhead, New York – Riverfront drive dedicated to EMT Heidi Behr
Joplin, Missouri – Ambulance director arrested for DUI
Corpus Christi, Texas – City’s solution to ambulance shortage
Westchester, New York – Funeral set for emergency medicine leader
Chicago, Illinois – EMS triage to stroke centers doubles tPA use
Angus, UK – Ambulance bosses sent paramedics on 999 dash to change pensioner’s bandages
London, UK – Send firemen on 999 calls instead of ambulances, NHS chief

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Guelph, Ontario – Ambulance response times red flagged in report
Stockton, California – Crowd delays EMT response to murder scene
Los Angeles, California – LA Council extends LAFD plan to staff extra ambulances
Washington, D.C. – DC ambulance redeployment plan voted down at committee meeting
Union County, North Carolina – Ambulance strikes fallen tree in Union County with patient on board
Weston, UK – Paramedic left in tears after vile attack
East of England, UK – Second director in two days resigns from ambulance service board
East of England, UK – Five directors at ambulance board accused of culture of incompetence resign in three days

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics, company resume talks with conciliator in bid to avoid strike
Pasadena, California – Father alleges paramedics let his son die
Leicester, UK – Medics fled from home of crazed man
London, UK – Patients facing eight hour waits in ambulances outside A & E departments
London, UK – Ambulance deliveries put London hospitals under pressure
Cornwall, UK – Royal Cornwall paramedics assisted A & E staff at busy times
Victoria, Australia – Ambos reject government claims
New South Wales, Australia – High child scald rating a concern for paramedics

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – TV paramedic joins Toronto EMS, carries on family tradition
Capitola, California – Two years after beating, family of EMT Bryan Stow fights for care
Wausau, Wisconsin – Paramedics credit technology with saving lives
Norfolk, UK – Pedaling paramedics wheel into Norfolk
Cambridge, UK – Ambulance takes 46 minutes to get to teen hit by bus
Queensland, Australia – Poor pay forces paramedics, police, and firefighters to seek second jobs
New South Wales, Australia – Tribute to paramedics unveiled

Friday, June 28, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Report pans potential merger of fire services with EMS
San Diego, California – City extends ambulance contract;prices may rise
Goshen, New York – Autism awareness seminar for first responders offered
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City may increase EMS fees for first time since 2004
Norwich, UK – Ambulance control room installs solar panels
East of England, UK – Ambulance incompetence criticized
Nottingham, UK – Ambulance service lied to family while woman, 79, waited in agony
Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance service under pressure on call-outs

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia paramedics draw attention to contract dispute, demand higher pay
Hamilton, Ontario – New EMS chief headed to Hamilton
Niagara Falls, Ontario – EMS warns of lost medication
New York, New York – Charges dropped against EMT accused of ignoring dying pregnant woman
New York, New York – EMT who giggled as pregnant woman died skates on charges
Buffalo, New York – Paramedics and EMTs negotiate contract
Wales, UK – Ambulance target missed for 12th month in a row
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics forced to reuse dirty sheets on ambulance trolleys

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics considering next moves after rejecting tentative deal
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedic talks look bad for NDP
Victoria, BC – BC offers ambulances, medical supplies, responders to flood stricken Alberta
Toronto, Ontario – Ornge helicopter crash prompts safety concerns
Staten Island, New York – Off-duty EMT arrested for drunk driving
Scotland, UK – Call to cut heart attack deaths by using taxis as ambulances
Scotland, UK – Mother criticizes paramedic response
Perth, Australia – Paramedics called out to twice as many overdose cases;synthetic cannabis and over the counter drugs to blame

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – Ontario kicks in $38 million to fund city ambulances
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Woman hit by ambulance and car dies
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Air ambulance grants dying boy’s wish
Kansas City, Missouri – In-house nurse program lowers jailhouse ambulance calls at police headquarters
Scotland, UK – Busy first month for Scotland’s charity air ambulance
Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance for tragic baby arrived with elderly patient
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics continue wage campaign
Pretoria, South Africa – Ambulance breakdown did not compromise Mandela’s health, Zuma

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York, New York – City Council holding hearings on 911 system glitches, response times
New Bedford, Massachusetts – State commission rules New Bedford acted too harshly in firing paramedic, upholds termination of EMT
Scranton, Pennsylvania – DA:EMTs, medical contracted scabies from starvation victim
Essex, UK – Paramedic struck off after telling seizure patient to have a drink and a cigarette
County Antrim, UK – Teen in court over attack on paramedic
Victoria, Australia – Alarm sparked over Mercedes Benz ambulance engines

Saturday, June 22, 2013

St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador – Ambulance crash triggers warning to drivers
Pasco County, Florida – Woman crashes into ambulance, was trying to save dead cat
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company named in age discrimination suit
Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance flying high after lifting 5,000th patient
County Kerry, Ireland – Ambulance sent to wrong county after three-week-old baby died
East Anglia, UK – Ambulance trusts miss time target
Shanghai, China – Ambulance arrives 2 hours late to pick up injured
Cairo, Egypt – Egypt to deploy 2,000 ambulances during June 30 protests

Friday, June 21, 2013

Houston, Texas – 2 paramedics, baby injured in wreck with suspected drunken driver
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston’s chief technology officer to look into NYC’s 911 software
Danielson, Connecticut – Psychological training offered to rural first responders and EMTs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company named in age discrimination suit
North Hollywood, California – Private ambulance burns
Louth, UK – Fire tears through ambulance station
Wales, UK – Ambulance times are improving, says government
Wellington, New Zealand – Ambulance service appeals to small business

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Waynesboro, Virginia – Fallen local EMS worker to receive national recognition
Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland moving toward merging fire, EMS
Greenville, South Carolina – Paramedics’ mascot missing
Newtonabbey, UK – Man charged over meat cleaver threat to paramedics
Sydenham, UK – Care home mistook paramedics for lift engineers as man lay dying
Plymouth, UK – Ambulances to be run by hazardous waste firm
Dundee, UK – Man jailed for attacking paramedics who were trying to help him
Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance response times are being massaged by the HSE, TD claims

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Winnipeg, MB – Paralyzed paramedic inspires can-do project
Halifax, Nova Scotia – NDP’s meddling in paramedic deal reprehensible:negotiator
Aquebogue, New York – Ambulance barn to be dedicated to EMTs killed in crash
Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland EMS workers begin cross training with firefighters
Hampton, Virginia – VA jobs program helps former military medics
Dublin, Ireland – In a state of emergency:Ireland’s ambulance crisis
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance ramping concerns
Sydney, Australia – Ambos, firefighters are most trusted;journalists and talkback hosts least trusted

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New York, New York – Hero EMT dispatcher stays on phone with stroke victim for 8 hours
Fort Myers, Florida – Driver of ambulance won’t face criminal charges in fatal crash
Yorkshire, UK – Paramedic guilty of misconduct and banned from profession
Oxfordshire, UK – Plea for volunteers to drive ambulances after plunge in applicants
North Wales, UK – Ambulance took more than seven hours to respond to life threatening call
Wales, UK – Ambulance response times to priority calls disturbing
Gloucestershire, UK – Paramedics to lose out on training as ambulance contract lost to private contractor
Belfast, Ireland – Air ambulance need highlighted

Monday, June 17, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – NS defends decision to grant paramedics pension plan
Houston, Texas – Houston remembers EMT/firefighter who died in motel fire
Weeping Water, Nebraska – Driver of ambulance likely didn’t hear dispatchers warn of danger heading his way
Manhattan, New York – City to pay women $1M in gender bias settlement
Cass County, Nebraska – Official on ambulance crash:Help came when it could
Yorkshire, UK – Paramedic can no longer work
East of England, UK – Medics sign grievance over ambulance trust’s use of cars
Drogheda, Ireland – Pensioner (80) in agony during ambulance wait
Victoria, Australia – Watchdog to probe ambulance failures

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – PC leader questions health minister’s alleged talk with paramedics
New York, New York – Lawsuit planned over response to fatal crash
Exeter, UK – Man threatened paramedics
Swindon, UK – Head teacher hits out as drivers have a go at paramedics
Wales, UK – Ambulance crews must be flexible
Victoria, Australia – Ambulances decked out with union’s political messages
New South Wales, Australia – Rock attacks on ambulance, police, and fire vehicles
Gaborone, Botswana – Ambulances are not for corpses, ministry of health

Friday, June 14, 2013

Kentville, Nova Scotia – Paramedic charged with 3rd sexual assault
Hagerstown, Maryland – Man charged in death of EMS director was stopped for speeding the same night
New York, New York – EMT Hernandez, who disarmed a crazed gunman, is no stranger to heroics
New York, New York – Glitches galore with city’s emergency response system
Hamilton, Ohio – EMS patient tries to choke paramedic, pushed police down stairs
Clay County, Florida – County seeks to offset nationwide shortage of emergency medications
East of England, UK – Ambulance service recruited backroom staff when paramedics needed
Cambridge, UK – Ambulance crisis blamed on poor leadership
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic students learn to avoid danger

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Paramedics rush into apartment to rescue 5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulance catches fire
Boca Raton, Florida – Woman throws chair at EMT, now in jail
Scotland, UK – Paramedics called after corpse shows signs of life
Scotland, UK – Cardiac patient ambulance blood checks save lives
East Anglia, UK – Ambulance service slammed
Perth, Western Australia – Threat to WA’s ambos ramps up
Perth, Western Australia – St. John ambulance gets tick but concerns over ramping

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Hospital hires nurses to speed up EMS patient drop-offs
Huron County, Ontario – Huron may need to offer emergency defibrillator training;study says people don’t trust technology
Ladner, BC – Paramedic recognized with Exemplary Service Medal
Washington, Missouri – Ambulance board ends ‘phonegate’
Suffolk, UK – Ambulance consultants paid 14.5 K pounds;union says waste of money
South Wales, UK – Lotto luck as paramedic wins twice
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria reviews patient death
Perth, Western Australia – Lives lost due to ambulance bills

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia paramedics agree on tentative deal
Sudbury, Ontario – A last goodbye to Ornge air ambulance pilot
Corbin, Kentucky – 3 dead in air ambulance crash
Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance crew takes cover during shootout
Weston, Wisconsin – Early morning crash tips ambulance
Yorkshire, UK – New strike by ambulance workers
Byker, UK – Ambulance chiefs investigating after ambulance ends up on its side
Victoria, Australia – Doctors raise doubt on ambo plan

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wellington, Ontario – Two charged with assaulting paramedics, police
Easton, Maryland – Teen charged as adult in 2012 crash that killed Washington County EMS director
Washington, D.C. – Mechanical failure caused D.C. ambulance breakdown during gunshot victim transport
Polk County, North Carolina – Polk County EMS director fired
West Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs deny Labour claims that private firms respond to half of emergency calls
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance union warns of outsourcing trend after Victorian firm transports non-emergency patients
Perth, West Australia – Ambulance ramping hours increase
Queensland, Australia – Student paramedics get workout without wheels

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics enter mediation in stalled contract talks
Halifax, Nova Scotia – NS paramedics push strike deadline to Sunday
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics’ contract dispute concerns health minister
Truro, Nova Scotia – Efforts underway to develop contingency plan in case of strike by paramedics
Petersburg, Virginia – Area remembers fallen paramedics and firefighters
San Diego, California – New contract between San Diego and ambulance company increases charges to patients
Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance strike to hit 999 services
Letterkenny, Ireland – Donegal medic saves life during flight

Friday, June 7, 2013

Moosonee, Ontario – No mechanical problems in fatal Ornge crash:investigators
Moosonee, Ontario – Paramedic who died told father Ornge helicopters well maintained
Powder Springs, Georgia – Stunning rescue:EMTs push patient uphill to hospital
Santa Monica, California – Paramedics may soon decide if patients need to go to ER
Lander, Wyoming – Former EMTs lodge serious complaints against ambulance service management
Knightstown, Indiana – Worker sees flames coming from ambulance before fire destroyed c. Indiana emergency building
Bedfordshire, UK – Private ambulance staff putting patients at risk, paramedics say
Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedics help out in Samoa

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mississauga, Ontario – Air ambulances back to work after fatal crash
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Paramedic killed in air ambulance crash remembered in Cape Breton community
Houston, Texas – Area breweries honor fallen EMT/firefighters
Aspen, Colorado – Aspen paramedics are now certified wildland firefighters
Scotland, UK – Air ambulance aborts landing because of doctors’ BBQ near helipad
Derbyshire, UK – Patient’s 2 hour wait for ambulance
Oxfordshire, UK – 999 ambulance targets won’t be met
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics not muted by threats

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Calgary, Alberta – Community paramedics provide additional support to continuing care residents
Salem, Utah – Hero medic remembered as friend to all
Derby, Connecticut – Derby fire victim accused of assaulting EMT
East of England, UK – Ambulance service is 900 K pounds over budget
East Midlands, UK – Ambulance staff at breaking point
Sydney, Australia – Oz defence staff, paramedics, firefighter probed over alleged online race-hate posts
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics demand ambulance service fix
Paris, France – French doctor group:let paramedics fill second crewmember role

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Moosonee, Ontario – Voice recorder retrieved after deadly air ambulance crash
New York, New York – EMS workers’ union charges that shift in way response time statistics are calculated misrepresents efficiency of agency
Houston, Texas – Community mourns fallen firefighter/EMTs;3 remain hospitalized from motel fire
Decatur, Georgia – Patient hijacks ambulance, crashed into business
Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Judge:ambulance service must turn over records
County Cork, Ireland – Confidence in ambulance service shaken by string of controversies
London, UK – Ambulance diverts threaten lives, MP warns
West Midlands, UK – Ambulance trust returns after delay led to tragedy
Birmingham, UK – Ambulance worker gets running to say thanks to hospital

Monday, June 3, 2013

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Region hires staff to bolster ambulance service
Tempe, Arizona – Man who threw wine bottles at officer also bit paramedic in buttocks
Durham, North Carolina – Nationwide drug shortage causing problems for EMS
New Carlisle, Ohio – Former paramedic/firefighter pleads not guilty to selling service pagers on eBay
Nelson, New Hampshire – Man fined for impersonating EMT
Albany, Georgia – Woman arrested after allegedly calling ambulance for a ride at least 15 times
Roanoke County, Virginia – EMTs save woman three times
London, UK – Overcrowded A & E units forced to turn away ambulance calls on 350 occasions

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Medicine Hat, Alberta – EMS works hard to be calming force for kids
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Paramedic’s passion strong after 33 years on the job
Hamilton Twp, Ontario – Emergency services failed stroke victim
Jersey City, New Jersey – Bagel shop evacuated when EMS worker gets high CO reading
El Centro, California – Gold cross and EMS union making progress in negotiations
Mesa, Arizona – Southwest Ambulance celebrates EMS Week with 500th individual CPR-trained
Norwich, UK – Phone stolen from ambulance
Victoria, Australia – Outrage over four hour wait for ambulance

Friday, May 31, 2013

Winnipeg, MB – Family says boy left brain damaged after STARS air ambulance flight
Pittsfield, Massachusetts – EMT gets year’s probation, continuation in drug case
Washington, D.C. – Carjacking suspect dies after ambulance breaks down
Austin,Texas – Officials question why helicopter wasn’t used in recent EMS calls
Wales, UK – Welsh government under fire over ambulance times
Derbyshire, UK – Air ambulance paramedics given go-ahead to use advanced medication
New South Wales, Australia – Hunting down Tripe 0 hoaxers
Victoria, Australia – Victorians left waiting as ambulance crisis at choking point

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Edmonton, Alberta – Trauma clamp used on first patient, will be in Edmonton ambulances within weeks
Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedics recognized for outstanding actions
Newton, New Jersey – Tougher training, new costs strain EMT ranks
Derbeyshire, UK – Ambulance service at a breaking point
Bacchus Marsh, Australia – Paramedic fears repeat of taxi service tragedy
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria launches review
Auckland, New Zealand – Paramedics under stress
Durban, South Africa – Peeved paramedics prepare for paralysis

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Calgary, Alberta – EMS Week lets public get up close with medics
Grande Prairie, Alberta – Colouring book gives kids emergency medical know-how
Athlone, Ireland – No decision made on future of air ambulance service
Wales, UK – Ambulance service faces extra targets for performance
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance delay anger over mum’s death
Victoria, Australia – Ambos to rally this Friday
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics witness sharp rise in alcohol abuse
Wuhan, China – Workers fired after refusing to refuel ambulance

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New York, New York – FDNY promotes five new EMS captains
Camp Point, Illinois – Oldest active EMT in Illinois still on the job
Antioch, Illinois – More charges filed against former Antioch EMT
South Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance staff set for second strike
East Anglia, UK – Air ambulance night flights are set to begin
Cumbria, UK – Biker who hit parked ambulance awarded six figure sum
Victoria, Australia – Police won’t step in unless ambulance officers are under attack
Sofia, Bulgaria – Six people under arrest for assaulting ambulance service medics

Monday, May 27, 2013

Niagara Region, Ontario – Health system launches personal emergency information card
Calgary, Alberta – EMS open houses running as part of EMS Awareness Week
New York, New York – Wife found dead in fire;did EMT pull off the perfect crime?
Seattle, Washington – Man in 80s dies after hitting ambulance
Cleveland, Ohio – Paramedics, EMTs celebrate EMS Week
London, UK – Scandal of the 100 patients a day waiting an hour or more in ambulances outside hospitals because A & E wards are too busy
Scotland, UK – Paramedics blacklist 600 homes
Adelaide, South Australia – 34 new paramedics added to ambulance service

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Katy, Texas – Fire chief accused of stealing valium out of ambulances
Washington, D.C. – Vendor:Someone has tampered with DC ambulances
Long Beach, California – Paramedic plan will wait until July
East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service fined 3.5 million pounds for failing patient response target
Scotland, UK – Scotland’s charity ambulance goes operational
Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance service boss quits post after just two years
New South Wales, Australia – NSW paramedics allowed to form own union

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Regina, Saskatchewan – Study shows people trust paramedics in Saskatchewan
Cottonwood Heights, Utah – Two paramedics facing prescription drug fraud charges
Lexington, Kentucky – First responders to help with tornado relief
Wales, UK – Ambulance takes five hours to get pregnant woman to hospital
Prestonpans, UK – Woman swore at paramedic, assaulted her
Cheltenham, UK – Heaver, patients, equipment put eight paramedics out of action
Warrnamboul, Australia – Paramedics see red
Melton, Australia – Long shift jet lag stresses paramedics

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Man accused of kicking female paramedic in face
Sacramento, California – Paramedic assaulted at hospital
Vallejo, California – Paramedic preps for 545 mile charity bike ride
Elkhart, Indiana – Ambulance manufacturer to cease Elkhart operations
Bradenton, Florida – Ambulance manufacturer lays off 129 people
Montpelier, Vermont – EMS Day at Statehouse honors Vermont first responders Tuesday
Allentown, Pennsylvania – Pa. lawmaker celebrates EMS week with ambulance ride along
New South Wales, Australia – Air ambulance in near miss

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Augusta, Maine – EMS memorial groundbreaking honors first responders
London, UK – Paramedics that fail NHS
New South Wales, Australia – Ambos are losing patience
New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance stats:More drugs call-outs than alcohol
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance crews despair over call-out chaos
Victoria, Australia – Pending calls for ambulance lead to death of man after drinking a dose of disinfectant
Cape Town, South Africa – Paramedics in bid to keep training courses alive
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – Senators probe troubled EMS situation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Richmond, BC – BC paramedic’s going for gold at world competition
Washington, D.C. – DC paramedic departures causing major staffing problems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Deaf EMT excels at job
Kansas City, Missouri – Paramedics on fire pumpers help save KC lives
Northumberland, UK – Paramedic refused to give drugs that would have saved life of man who died from a heart attacks
County Cork, Ireland – Ambulance chief defends handling of response to incident where toddler was fatally incident
Adelaide, Australia – Call for free ambulances

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oroville, California – EMT burned in race kart fire;community responds
Fort Drum, New York – Civilian EMS providers to learn military trauma procedures
Las Cruces, New Mexico – EMT at Texas explosion worked in New Mexico
London, UK – How solar panels help paramedics save lives while also saving fuel
Baringo, Kenya – Bandits force paramedics out
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Emergency at high rise:paramedics climb 28 floors
Cypress – Four new ambulance stations shelved
Shanghai, China – Paramedics face a long hard road

Friday, May 17, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis EMS to make 125 years of service
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Ambulance companies feeling pinch from medication shortage
Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance deal to stem delays
Nottingham, UK – Ambulance crews taking too long to hand over patients
New South Wales, Australia – Miscommunication blamed for paramedic death
New South Wales, Australia – Michael’s legacy:helicopter paramedics seek better deal
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics decision is welcomed
Tasmania, Australia – Patient dies in ambulance involved in collision

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nashville, Tennessee – Push made for EMS retirement equality
Medina, New York – Fireman/EMT sentenced for preying on teens
Trenton, New Jersey – Governor sends back EMS overhaul bill for second time
Swansea, UK – Man found hitting his head with saucepan assaulted paramedics
Cork, Ireland – Ambulance services enhanced where toddler died
Adelaide, South Australia – Abused paramedics lodge formal complaints
New South Wales, Australia – Union says paramedic rosters to improve
New South Wales, Australia – Ambos get tough after abuse strike

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York, New York – Elite paramedics training and saving lives in New York

Cork, Ireland – Ambulance just 18 minutes away from dying toddler

Wokingham, UK – Ambulance service first to use solar panels on its vehicles

Belfast, Ireland – Teen spat blood in paramedic’s face during treatment

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics left to eat lunch as woman lay dying

Victoria, AustraliaAmbulance union members stand strong over pay and conditions

Victoria, Australia – Vic ambo transfer times a challenge, minister says

Victoria, AustraliaParamedics are treating four times the number of crystal meth users than three years ago

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Emergency service providers keep close eye on elevator strike
Boston, Massachusetts – Showcase Cinemas offer free movies to first responders
Salt Lake City, Utah – UFA reports missing controlled substance investigation underway
Salt Lake City, Utah – Phone app created to help first responders detect radioactivity
East Brunswick, New Jersey – EMT/firefighter set to compete on Survivor:Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites
Dover Air Force Base, Delaware – Medic receives rare award of combat action medal
Plymouth, UK – Combat medic picks up five jive medals in Poland

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cornwall, Ontario – Paramedics continue to teach students about safe grads
Waco, Texas – West EMT dismissed 2 days after blast
Chicago, Illinois – Van runs over, kills woman during ambulance call at her house
Chattanooga, Tennessee – Man arrested after stealing ambulance
Green Bay, Wisconsin – EMS training program helps paramedics better treat elderly
Victoria, Australia – Claim of phantom ambulance cover with empty vehicles left logged in
Auckland, New Zealand – New uniforms, livery for ambulance staff

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – Medic Monday to honour paramedics
Buffalo, New York – Paramedics help save burning home
Scotland, UK – Private ambulance in fatal crash
Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance faces 38 per cent increase in running costs
Eastbourne, UK – Ambulance service fails to meet emergency targets
Cork, Ireland – Sports star blasts HSE for not sending ambulance to aid of dying toddler
Cork, Ireland – Patient treated in ambulance as A & E was full
Queensland, Australia – Paramedic students angry as hands-on experience halved

Friday, May 10, 2013

Denver, Colorado – Court records:Paramedic suspect’s wife may have helped to stop mass murder plans
Coral Springs, Florida – Former Coral Springs paramedic accused of “Pain & Gain” role gets 15 years in prison
University Park, Texas – Former paramedic injured on the job suing to help pay for treatment
Madison, Wisconsin – State’s ambulance inspection program comes under scrutiny
Waterbury, Connecticut – EMTs and paramedics bike 500 miles for fallen EMS providers
Camp Pendleton, California – Navy corpsman receives Silver Star for risking life to save marines
Darlington, UK – Union and GPs say strain on services with one in ten calls to 111 resulting in ambulance callouts
Victoria, Australia – Ambo union queries crash response

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Los Angeles, California – LAFD gets overtime money for ambulances
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Man accused of biting EMT, officer
Norwich, UK – Ambulance chiefs leave hundreds of front line posts vacant for years while spending millions of pounds on private ambulances and staff overtime
Lincolnshire, UK – Catalogue of poor care revealed in ambulance report
London, UK – Husband dies of heart attack after 111 staff fail to spot emergency meaning ambulance took 3 hours to come
London, UK – Security is so tight at BBC’s new headquarters that paramedics were stopped from reaching man who was having heart attack
Wales, UK – Ambulance service report must be last
Perth, West Australia – Trial to ease ambulance ramping

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

 

Washington, D.C. – D.C. fire department’s much needed EMS reform is stalled
Los Angeles, California – LA councilman seeks delay on LAFD ambulance plan
Kalamazoo, Michigan – Family of EMT killed in crash outraged at charges
Washington, Missouri – Ambulance board, spouses get free phones
East of England, UK – Paramedics:Patients are killed by a shortage of ambulances and long delays
Flintshire, UK – Drunk joy rider drove off and crashed ambulance car while paramedic was saving patient’s life on emergency call
Wales, UK – Key work needs to be done in wake of ambulance service report, says health chief
New South Wales, Australia – Minister dismisses criticism of ambulance wait times

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Puxico, Missouri – Ambulance workers speak out after being threatened at gunpoint
Russell County, Alabama – EMT worker responds to unresponsive baby call to find out it’s her baby
Columbus, Ohio – State’s trauma system to be vetted
Oakland, California – Public helps police solve paramedic’s killing
Colchester, UK – Air ambulance paramedics’ zoo landing was unusual
Queensland, Australia – Ambulance staff furious that manager demoted for sexual harassment will return to work alongside complainants
Victoria, Australia – Missing ambulance triggers safety alert
Wellington, New Zealand – Lotto winning family funds ambulance buy

Monday, May 6, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge sells 2 helicopters for $20 million
Charlottetown, PEI – PEI ambulance response times debated in legislature
Kalamazoo, Michigan – Charges filed against drivers involved in death of two EMTs
Racine, Wisconsin – Charge reduced for EMT accused of sexual assault
Norfolk, UK – Baby girl died after driver of ambulance got lost twice, took three times as long to arrive, and went the wrong way to hospital
Worcester, UK – Ambulance plagued by number of wasted calls
Kirkcaldy, UK – 999 controllers refuse five pleas for ambulance
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics to focus on preventing falls at home

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Morristown, New Jersey – Delay in getting expert report may weaken case against EMT accused of injuring baby
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston EMT returns to marathon explosion site
Midland, Pennsylvania – Detoxing man threatened and spit on police, paramedics
Owasso, Oklahoma – Police search for thief who stole meds from ambulance
Aurora, Colorado – Fire department defends EMS response to theater shooting
Wales, UK – Arriving on time with a dead patient is better than turning up late and saving a life, medics told
North Wales, UK – Drunk joyrider who drove off in ambulance response car jailed
Dunsany, Ireland – Staff shortage leads to policeman driving injured child to hospital in ambulance

Friday, May 3, 2013

Regina, Saskatchewan – STARS air ambulance marks one year anniversary in Saskatchewan
Aberdeen, Maryland – EMS crew locks itself in ambulance during fight
Washington, D.C. – Fire and EMS delays under investigation
Southampton, UK – Ambulance staff pay tribute to medic killed in crash
Blackpool, UK – Ex-nurse hit out at medics after booze binge
Wales, UK – Welsh Ambulance Service in need of major overhaul, report finds
Yorkshire, UK – Air ambulance paramedics help design revolutionary kit bags
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance delay crisis, claim 000 call takers

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lauderdale County, Alabama – Shoals EMTs required to wear helmets
Aurora, Colorado – Theater shooting report shows delays in ambulance, fire response
Derbeyshire, UK – Man dies after paramedics refuse to take him to hospital because he’s too drunk
Victoria, Australia – Paramedics say ambulance response times too long
Victoria, Australia – Paramedic union calls for better pay
Victoria, Australia – Government funds rural ambulance blood clot trial
Auckland, New Zealand – St. John Ambulance advert is tenth most complained about
Manawatu, New Zealand – Man jailed for indecent act in ambulance

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

San Jose, California – Santa Clara threatens ambulance termination
Hastings, Nebraska – Ambulance fire forces evacuation at hospital
Wales, UK – Time for action on ambulances, say opposition parties
Wales, UK – Fear, flaws and low morale revealed by ambulance inquiry
Somerset, UK – Ambulance unions unhappy with new contracts
New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics tied up with growing number of calls for the elderly
Auckland, New Zealand – Pressure on ambulances

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics’ contract vote likely in May
Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedics endure decade of change
Manteca, California – 10 shots fired at ambulance
West, Texas – EMT recounts final moments with fallen first responders
Las Vegas, Nevada – BYU students working on Vegas EMT’s pill safe
Cape Town, South Africa – Emergency workers’ silent storm
Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance failed to turn up for stroke victim

Monday, April 29, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts – Drills that readied hospitals, EMS for bombings face funding cuts
Los Angeles, California – LAFD chief to shift firefighters from trucks to ambulances
Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth paramedics pull woman from burning truck just before it explodes
Somerset, UK – Baby given gas therapy in ambulance
East Anglia, UK – 25 extra ambulances still not enough to improve
Wales, UK – Parents have agonizing 45-minute ambulance wait on motorway hard shoulder as daughter seizures
Epsom, UK – Ambulance crews block bus stop for ’emergency’ snack break at McDonald’s
Canberra, Australia – Ambulance officers divided over mental health powers

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario – Local plan to cut chronic ER usage underway
Abbott, Texas – West’s neighboring town mourns loss of first responders
West, Texas – In wake of explosion at West, new scholarship honors first responders
Dorchester County, South Carolina – Woman accused of using ambulances for free rides
Vancouver, Oregon – City to contract out ambulance service
Suffolk, UK – Ambulance chiefs probe into five deaths in one month where delays were recorded
Cornwall, UK – Royal Cornwall Hospital ambulance waiting crisis over
East of England, UK – East of England Ambulance:Patient deaths discussed

Friday, April 26, 2013

Charlottesville, Virginia – Woman charged with stealing ambulance
Richfield, Minnesota – Medics awarded for saving colleague suffering hour long heart attack
Wichita, Kansas – Three emergency responders, driver out of hospital after accident at MVA scene
Staffordshire, UK – Speed conviction for ambulance man/convicted sex offender
Essex, UK – Ambulance worker knocked down and severely injured by quad biker won’t get payout because he didn’t do it on purpose
Wymondham, UK – Woman, 74, dies after waiting four hours for ambulance
Victoria, Australia – Paramedic roster crisis
Victoria, Australia – Hospital rejects ambulance ramping claims

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whitby, Ontario – Peel paramedics bring home the gold…again
San Jose, California – Off-duty EMT saves women, children from fire
Anderson, Indiana – Ambulance joyride causes pain
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Emergency ambulance coverage rates expected to rise
Yorkshire, UK – Helicopter paramedics given go ahead to treat patients with powerful painkiller
Wales, UK – Ambulance delays:Wales targets missed in every area
Surrey, UK – Ambulance crews say they are ready to take industrial action over plans
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance couple fight for better pay

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – New hangar for aim ambulance planes revealed
West, Texas – 10 medics, firefighters among 14 dead in blast
Staffordshire, UK – Why was sex offender allowed to drive ambulance? Minister orders probe after MOS reveals paramedic’s criminal record
London, UK – How London’s air ambulance harnesses 4G speed
Cambridgeshire, UK – Paramedic wins major prize
Perth, Australia – Drugs, drink, misery for Perth paramedics according to new St. John Ambulance figures
Western Cape, South Africa – Ambulance services to get big cash boost
Pohang, South Korea – Army, Navy medics conduct joint mass casualty exercise

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts – Tourniquets credited in Boston with saving lives
Gadsden, Alabama – Police find ambulance taken from Alabama hospital
London, UK – Failure to properly inspect private ambulance services puts vulnerable people in peril
Norwich, UK – Ambulance service pledges to recruit 350 extra front line staff
Limerick, Ireland – Air ambulance service has saved lives in Limerick
Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance protest over more ramping
Victoria, Australia – Hospital crisis in patient transfers
New South Wales, Australia – New ambo roster after IRC win

Monday, April 22, 2013

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Ambulance redesign research project talks to local EMTs
Terryville, New York – EMT saves fellow paramedic’s life
Denver, Colorado – Former Denver Health employee formally charged after threatening paramedic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Driver of ambulance charged with drunk driving on the job
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Another delay in getting electronic health records to first responders
Victoria, Australia – Wait too long, paramedics too few
Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service rejects unfilled paramedic shift figures
Victoria, Australia – Vic paramedics flag work bans in pay fight

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Frontenac County, Ontario – Paramedics protest proposed cuts
Toronto, Ontario – Four members of emergency services operations given Communicators of the Year awards
Boston, Massachusetts – True heroes of Boston Marathon were the EMT services say experts
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston EMS describes bravery, carnage after bombing
Coldwater, Michigan – People requesting ambulances are sicker
Queensland, Australia – Ambos want highway upgrade
Shanghai, China – Ambulances ran short as boy gravely hurt
Moscow, Russia – Assaults on paramedics worry officials

Friday, April 19, 2013

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Ambulance stolen during emergency call
Los Angeles, California – LAFD chief to reassign many firefighters to rescue ambulances
Charleston, West Virginia – New cardiac arrest protocol for paramedics
Martinsville, Indiana – Paramedic fired after being accused of stealing, tampering with emergency medication
Silver Lake, Wisconsin – Former paramedic/firefighter dies in motorcycle crash
Wales, UK – Wales ambulance waits massive problem

Bangalore, India – First helicopter EMS to be launched in India

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Evesham, New Jersey – EMT finds herself in middle of Boston bombing

Putnam, West Virginia – Woman says emergency workers dropped her

Salt Lake City, Utah Ambulances to U. hospitals now always face green lights

Memphis, Tennessee Police officers become EMTs to save their own

Wales, UK – Lives at risk because paramedics can not open gate

East of England, UK Ambulance trust spends 1 M pounds a month on overtime

London, UK – City and Hackney paramedics do skydive for London’s air ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service to change deployment model

Friday, April 5, 2013

Rome, Georgia – Paramedic calls 911 after ambulance crashes

Columbia County, Georgia – New ambulances are mobile treatment centers

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis adds new technology to ambulances

Yorkshire, UK – Union hints at more ambulance strikes after 24 hour stoppage

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance service boss:Bed shortages harming patients

East of England, UK – Ambulance service has deteriorated, official report rules

Dublin, Ireland – Fire ambulance fleet faces major HSE cuts

Queensland, Australia – Ambos in trouble for putting patients first

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Community program to see paramedics reduce ERs` workload

Indianapolis, Indiana – Bill counts military training towards EMS licence

Feasterville, Pennsylvania – Brothers plead to $2.6M ambulance fraud

Norfolk, UK – Giant major incident tent pitched outside hospital to look after patients who were trapped in queuing ambulances for up to three hours

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire ambulance workers hold 24-hour strike

Dublin, Ireland – Paramedics attacked while treating patient

Queensland, Australia – Widow feels sorry for QAS staffers

Victoria, Australia – Assaults on ambulance officers on the rise

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Drunk woman bites, breaks paramedic’s finger on way to hospital

Detroit, Michigan – Win an ambulance…for an overseas charity

Los Angeles, California – Pioneering air squad paramedic remembered

Harlow, UK – Ambulance trust chair quits after service criticism

Dublin, Ireland – Two paramedics assaulted

Queensland, Australia – Man dies after being left to treat himself when ambulance dispatchers wrongly classified his injuries as non life threatening

Queensland, Australia – Widow accuses Queensland Ambulance Service of covering up botched response

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics join fight for improved salaries

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Internal document shows DC ambulance fleet not what officials claim

Canton, Georgia – Patient ejected from ambulance in highway accident

Warrington, Pennsylvania – Former ambulance employee charged with theft waives hearing

Yorkshire, UK – Last minute attempt to avoid ambulance strike fails

Northumbria, UK – Ambulance delays force police to drive patients to hospital

Herts, UK – 97-year-old woman who had a suspected stroke had to wait two hours for ambulance

Melbourne, Australia – Exhausted paramedics warn system under stress

Queensland, Australia – Ambulance dispatchers angered over eating ban

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Grand Island, Nebraska – Translation tool helps bridge language barrier for paramedics

Hyde Park, Massachusetts – CEO of American Ambulance denies AMR’s claims of intellectual property theft

South Yorkshire, UK – Union offers talks on ambulance service strike

Cork, Ireland – Garda was forced to drive ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics bullied, exhausted

Victoria, Australia – Vic paramedic shortage risks lives: union

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Charlottetown, PEI – Oversight of ambulances outdated, says auditor general

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedics should review footage of cellblock injuries, inquiry recommends

Nanaimo, BC – Paramedics say report was fair

New York, New York – Organization representing black firefighters wants action against EMT Lt.

Mankato, Minnesota – Man accused of assaulting a Gold Cross EMT

Edina, Minnesota – Edina paramedics use ultrasound machines to save time, lives

Wales, UK – Ambulance targets missed for ninth month in a row

Derbeyshire, UK – New routine for 999 callers will get ambulances on their way quicker

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Frontenac County, Ontario Frontenac Paramedic Services cuts full time jobs

Washington, D.C. – Paramedics/firefighters have no confidence in chief

Cork, Ireland – HSE denies ambulance delay in boy’s death

Londonderry, Northern Ireland – 3 drink driver ambulance paramedics

West Midlands, UK – Staff shortage will see 999 calls ignored

Wiltshire, UK – Non-emergency 111 service stays under review

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance failures led to woman waiting 2 hours in the cold, FOI request shows

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics speak out over ambulance situation

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics warn EMS employers to stay out of controversial regulatory college fray

New York, New York – FDNY honchos slap EMT with suspension

Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana names EMS workers killed in accident lifetime paramedics

Detroit, Michigan – Donors give $8M for EMS units, police cars

Houston, Texas – Suspects flag down ambulance to treat dying victim

Yuma, Arizona – Yumans recount pain of dealing with data breach of ambulance records

Brighton, UK – Tributes paid to ambulance man who saved lives during bomb attack

Gavle, Sweden – Refugee row ambulance staff suspended

Monday, March 25, 2013

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Paramedic loss must be addressed, Liberal health critic urges

Washington, D.C. – Seven facing discipline for injured officer’s delayed ambulance

Chicago, Illinois – Off duty CTA worker suspected of DUI in crash with ambulance

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania – Senator proposes legislation for ALS and EMT-P training funding

Swansea, UK – North East paramedics awarded for work on sepsis

West Midlands, UK – Paramedics doing jobs of nurses because of staff shortages

Bristol, UK – Nuisance caller trapped paramedics in her home

Victoria, Australia – Opposition talks pay rates with paramedics

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Assaults and crashes keep paramedics busy

Chicago, Illinois – Illinois Medicaid backup impacts ambulance crews

Princeton, Minnesota – New device makes a difference for paramedics

Gloucestershire, UK – Paramedics see a 16 per cent increase in 999 calls following the cold weather

Wales, UK – Ambulance response times are a useless way to measure success, says union

London, UK – Son’s van bid to save his elderly mother during 50-minute wait for ambulance

Hunts, UK – Stretched ambulance service being pulled apart by incorrect 999 calls

Moscow, Russia – Russia’s rich hire ambulance taxis to beat city’s traffic jams

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hartford, Connecticut – Attorney for arrested EMT questions charges

Queens, New York – Center for 9/11 responders opens

Detroit, Michigan – Detroit EMS works to reduce frivolous calls

Worcester, Massachusetts – Fired paramedic now Worcester’s hospital coordinator

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Bill would provide funding for EMS training

Newtown, Connecticut – Newtown tragedy is reminder that police, first responders also suffer PTSD

East of England, UK – Survey highlights low morale at ambulance service

East Midlands, UK – Union criticizes staff policy

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Niagara Region, Ontario – Smith to become EMS chief

Austin, Texas – City auditor investigation finds EMS billing problems

Washington, D.C. – Report reveals new information about injured officer’s wait time for ambulance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics endorse Peduto for mayor

Los Angeles, California – LAFD could become sole provider of EMS at Dodger Stadium

Marion County, Kansas – County EMS to accept credit car payment for services

Watford, UK – Regulator demands improvement from East of England Ambulance Service

Surrey, UK – Man steals ambulance, jailed next day

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics responded to more calls in 2012, while police and fire saw a decline

Trenton, New Jersey – Governor nixes NJ-funded emergency responder yellow dot program

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania – EMTs receive self-defence training

South Tyneside, UK – Mum angry at broken back girl’s 999 delay

Newcastle, UK – Man attacked paramedics saving his life

Queensland, Australia – Teen fined for laser test on ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics, driver seriously injured in collision

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New York, New York – FDNY commissioner’s medic son apologizes, quits EMT job after offensive tweets

St. Louis, Missouri – Ambulance stolen at St. Louis hospital, recovered in East St. Louis

Sandersville, Georgia – New technology helps make ambulance service more efficient

Panama City Beach, Florida – Spring Break puts EMS to the test

Bloomington, Illinois – Illinois EMS operations face lack of money

Yorkshire, UK – Yorkshire ambulance paramedics vote for one day strike

Dublin, Ireland – Paramedics refuse to use own sat navs in cuts row

Victoria, Australia – New rules for paramedics put patients at risk

Monday, March 18, 2013

Niagara Region, Ontario – Niagara EMS names new chief

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – NTSB:Flash in the sky before air ambulance crash

La Crosse, Wisconsin – Online database for EMTs helps patients with special needs

Columbia, South Carolina – State board gives no second chances to paramedic

Norfolk, UK – Health minister defends decision to send troubleshooter into ambulance service

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance stopped for fuel while heart attack patient was on board

Dublin, Ireland – Ambulance medics can not guarantee patients will be unaffected by work to rule

New South Wales, Australia – 90-minute wait for ambulance

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Forrest City, Arkansas – Smart911 system coming to east Arkansas

Yorkshire, UK – Decision due on industrial action by ambulance staff

Surrey, UK – Two die after biker hits ambulance

Reading, UK – Woman lay in freezing ground for 90 minutes awaiting ambulance

Oldbury, UK – Ambulance refused for cancer victim, 62

Sunderland, UK – Man who punched EMS crew on way to hospital jailed

Northampton, UK – Schoolgirl presented with bravery award by paramedics after rescuing her dad

Friday, March 15, 2013

Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta politicians tour new medevac service at Edmonton International Airport

New York, New York – Ultra-Orthodox female EMT group approved in New York state

Charlotte, North Carolina – Medic unit side-swiped while carrying patient

Hartford, Connecticut – Fund approved for Sandy Hook responders and workers

Berlin, Maryland – Paramedic’s case against town officials dismissed

East Ham, UK – Paramedic fined for parking off-duty ambulance

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance officers, driver hurt in horror smash

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Windsor, Connecticut – Former EMT facing child porn charges

St. Petersburg, Florida – Paramedic accused of stealing pain medicine from medical center

Warrington, Pennsylvania – Philly-area ambulance worker stole $624 K

Sterling Heights, Michigan – Drunk stole ambulance, police say

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Ambulance crashes while transporting patient

Wales, UK – Welsh Ambulance Service very concerned

Dorset, UK – Air crew and paramedics taking on masters degrees to boost patient care

Victoria, Australia – Pay talks resume in dispute

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Private ambulance operators may strike

Washington, D.C. – Plan for two DC ambulances in reserve seen as too little, too late

Washington, D.C. – Creek County paramedic to receive highest honor

Aurora, Colorado – Red Cross honors first responders in theatre shooting

Jessup, Pennsylvania – Training preps responders for mental health calls

Norfolk, UK – Ambulance service downgrades 10% of life threatening calls

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance service works on volunteer boost

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – new thinking needed on EMS for Canada’s aging population

Edmonton, Alberta – Heart study may set world standard:paramedics can give clot busting drugs to open arteries

Lethbridge, Alberta – Sounding the alarm on ambulance dispatch

Marietta, West Virginia – Legally blind councilman trains to be EMT

Washington, D.C. – Ambulance debacle raises scrutiny on troubled fire department

Tipperary, Ireland – Ambulance paramedic hid iPhone in toilet to record female colleagues

Hertfordshire, UK – Private ambulances cost service millions

Tbilisi, Russia – Ambulance workers to go on strike

Monday, March 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Officer’s long wait for ambulance under investigation

Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania – Crash victim sues driver of ambulance, emergency squad, and town

Houston, Texas – Ambulance owner convicted in $1.7 million Medicare scheme

Huntington, West Virginia – Former paramedics sue over alleged wrongful termination

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedics sent out to treat hiccups under new calls system

Bath, UK – Boy hit by ambulance has significant head injuries

Islington, UK – Police are urged to step up hunt for airgun vandal who has fired shots at ambulances

Victoria, Australia – Basketball playing paramedic sacked from job for sick leave misconduct

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Medic shortage causes lapse in 911 response

Bangor, Maine – Benefit to help beloved paramedic battling cancer

Reading, UK – Man arrested in city ambulance theft

Sutton, UK – Wheelchair came loose in ambulance, inquest told

Surrey, UK – Award for coach crash paramedic

Norfolk, UK – Chaos as 17 ambulances stuck in the queue

Perth, Western Australia – Probe over paramedic sex texts

Friday, March 8, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge:Questions about life insurance policy and police investigation

Calgary, Alberta – Alberta told to fix EMS jumble

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta government will address ambulance issues following report

Ellensburg, Washington – Drunks, drug users may have to pay for ambulances

Belfast, Ireland – Firefighters strike threat as paramedics start pay deal action

Oldham, UK – 9-hour wait for hospital ambulance home

Victoria, Australia – Regional paramedics fight for pay equality

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Prno resigns as director of Waterloo Region EMS

Cornwall, Ontario – Cornwall & SD&G paramedics win in fund raising championship

Rapid City, South Dakota – Ambulance medic fell asleep at wheel before crash that injured EMT

Columbus, Ohio – CPR refusal in California spurs talk amongst EMTs, nurses

Lexington, Kentucky – Veteran needs help to pay ambulance service

Washington, D.C. – D.C. ambulance unavailable for injured cop

Bristol, UK – Man so savagely attacked paramedics could not tell colour of his skin, court

Coffs Harbour, Australia – North coast paramedics under attack

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Edmonton, Alberta – Doctor warns patients will die if air ambulances change air ports

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics set to meet with officials on contract impasse

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Police say man stole ambulance from university

Gary, Indiana – Stolen ambulance results in police chase

Reading, UK – Ambulance stolen as crew picked up patient

Norfolk, UK – Norfolk paramedics to meet health minister over ambulance concerns

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics consider quitting as industry morale falls

Paris, France – French Lobby:Second crew member regs will harm helicopter EMS industry

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fort Wayne, Indiana – 2nd man in ambulance shooting sentenced to 170 years

Rosemount, Minnesota – Man sentenced to 3 days for head butting EMT

Kansas City, Missouri – Fire chief wants an improvement in ambulance response times

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedics sent to treat sore throats

East of England, UK – Paramedics poorly managed, says whistleblower

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedics tell diabetic teenager he’s just drunk

New South Wales, Australia – HSU’s bid to block new ambulance union

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics bid for new union reps

Monday, March 4, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia’s health minister urges more talks in paramedics contract dispute

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics reject contract offer, prepared to walk off the job

Fort Myers, Florida – Ambulance crash now a homicide investigation

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics reject contract, will not strike

Prospect, Connecticut – Man accused of striking medic on ambulance trip to hospital

Washington, D.C. – Councilman wants probe into fire/ems overtime spending

Wiltshire, UK – Wiltshire paramedics’ fears over 999 calls rise after blunders with new phone service

Victoria, Australia – Vic ambos unhappy at work, survey finds

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kansas City, Missouri – 24-hour ambulance shifts may cause fatigue, audit says

Tampa, Florida – Ambulance company files suit in contract dispute

Lubbock, Texas – Medical community comes together to help flight paramedic

Brighton, UK – Driver dies in 999 ambulance crash

Wales, UK – Wales Air Ambulance to trial nighttime flights

Norfolk, UK – Ambulance service loses more than 5,000 staff hours because of handover delays at hospital

Halstead, UK – 40 more ambulances needed to reach targets, union claims

Bath, UK – Paramedics call helpline a disaster

Friday, March 1, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Scientists, paramedics team up in world’s largest clinical trials on cardiac arrest

Medina, Ohio – EMT pleads not guilty in custody case

Johnstown, New York – EMT, ambulance service face suit

Naples, Florida – EMT arrested for stealing from Walmart

Leicester, UK – Ambulance staff told injured OAP’s son: “stop being a nuisance”

Belfast, Ireland – Belfast paramedics describe hospital chaos

Wales, UK – Paramedics speak out on 999 service

Sunderland, UK – Spit, bricks and stiletto attacks – tide of violence against rescue crews

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics reject contract offer

Cooke County, Texas – Paramedics packing heat? One Texas lawmaker says yes

Salt Lake City, Utah – Bill aims to mandate driver safety training for Utah medics

Fort Myers, Florida – Ambulance crash sends six to hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Couple sue Bucks ambulance unit, alleging harassment

Waldo, Kansas – Neighbors come to the rescue when ambulance gets stuck in snow

Spokane, Washington – Senate panel OKs special licence plate designed to recognize volunteer EMTs

Palm Beach, Florida – National drug shortage spreads to local fire, EMS departments

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Police arrest 2nd paramedic for alleged drug theft

Washington, D.C. – Congress orders military to justify animal use in combat medic training

Jessamine County, Kentucky – Former EMT files lawsuit against fiscal court

Wales, UK – Paramedic dad gives daughter the gift of life by donating his kidney when she suffered renal failure

Oxfordshire, UK – Ambulance chiefs plead: “Don’t waste our time by calling 999 or lives will be lost.”

Suffolk, UK – Ambulance service in state of emergency as targets continue to be missed

Brentwood, UK – Air ambulance paramedic to trek to Nepal for charity

Cumbria, UK – Drunk-drive paramedic mum suspended

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frontenac County, Ontario – A new alert system for paramedics

York Region, Ontario – Project gives paramedics increased responsibility

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Paramedics welcome more defibrillators in hockey arenas

Coney Island, New York – Ambulances returning to Coney Island hospital for first time since Sandy

Castlebar, Ireland – Man died waiting for ambulance as two parked nearby

Kent, UK – Air ambulance blood transfusion service launched

New South Wales, Australia – Ambo cuts put pressure on paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Other agencies to handle non urgent triple-0 calls

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Ambulance fees still slated to be axed as promised in 2010

Windsor, Ontario – Paramedics, police, firefighters honoured

Ballston Spa, New York – Paramedics seek body armor

Clarksville, Tennessee – Ambulance fire burns Clarksville EMS facility

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance rates rising

Olympia, Washington – State Senate bill to reduce emergency services modeled after Kent program

Wales, UK – Dental nurse, 30, died after serious failings by paramedics

Wales, UK – Serious questions about ambulance service in Wales

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulances have a rough time in winter storm

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company owner pleads guilty to fraud

Washington, D.C. – D.C. fire department disputes ambulance bill claim

Surrey, UK – Ambulances queuing as hospitals struggle to cope

London, UK – The daftest calls the emergency services have ever had revealed in new book

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance officers set to renew industrial action

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos hit with $4 m cuts, opposition leader?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rochester, New York – Ambulance health care records now being shared online

Irondequoit, New York – EMS companies make cuts to offset high gas prices

Livingston County, Michigan – State investigates fatal fall at EMS facility

San Diego, California – Ambulance settlement a tangled web

Indianapolis, Indiana – Loss of EMTs weighing heavily on local responders

Norfolk, UK – Lack of paramedics hampers launch of new ambulances

London, UK – Message therapist collapses and dies after waiting three hours for paramedics

Adelaide, Australia – Elderly heart patient waited 40 minutes at ambulance ramp at Flinders Medical Centre in 40′ heat

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Charlottetown, PEI – Island paramedics beginning to feel the pinch

Indianapolis, Indiana – Public Safety Memorial Service for fallen EMTs held

Indianapolis, Indiana – Prosecutors await toxicology results in crash that killed 2 EMTs

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Paramedics are trained to handle being in an accident

Lebanon, Pennsylvania – Man calls EMS 50 times with false reports

Jacksonville, Florida – EMT worked for two years without certification

Pleasantville, New York – Driver treated by EMTs after crashing into ambulance

Martinsville, Virginia – New ambulance is one-of-a-kind

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New York, New York – Ex-FDNY EMT sentenced to 89 years to life in prison for 5 Brooklyn sex assaults

Derry, New Hampshire – Derry native helps invent new ambulance

Bartow, Florida – Two paramedics and battalion chief fired in sex scandal

Chicago, Illinois – City ambulances on life support?

Wausau, Wisconsin – Report:nearly 1 in 4 ambulances in Wisconsin have safety violations

Fort Worth, Texas – First responders honor MedStar veteran

Wiltshire, UK – Paramedics awarded for quick action after motorcyclist struck by car

Burnley, UK – Drunk teenager sexually assaulted paramedic

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Death of Toronto senior shows EMS needs more paramedics, editorial

Mosinee, Wisconsin – After crash, former EMT hopes for better ambulance safety

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Ambulance quality standards not updated for 14 years

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Three EMTs injured when responding to overdose call

Grandview, Kansas – Man charged after crash with ambulance

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Ambulance hit responding to call

Dayton, Ohio – Crowd stops EMTs from saving life

Tivon, Israel – MDA paramedics attacked while in midst of CPR

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fall River, Nova Scotia – NS women praise paramedics for care after crash

New York, New York – Serial rapist and former EMT sentenced to 89 years to life in prison

Naples, Florida – Collier ambulance delayed 40 minutes in 2010

Amarillo, Texas – Woman arrested after ambulance wreck

New York, New York – City emergency workers livid at wrist slap for drunken prosecutor who slapped EMT

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA leader defends ambulance service’s response times

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics to make stand

Cairo, Egypt – Egypt launches river ambulance service in capital

Friday, February 15, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax seniors only ambulance service eyed as solution to EHS woes

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia – Exodus is real, says paramedic

Cleveland, Ohio – EMS/fire merger begins

Long Beach, California – Rapid medic deployment model debate continues

Newtown, Connecticut – Lawmakers weigh response to first responders bill

West Midlands, UK – Paramedic under investigation for Facebook comments

Belfast, Ireland – Paramedic treats man who head butted him

Melbourne, Australia – Man hits paramedic, then is hit by car

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Woman dies after waiting 3 hours for ambulance

New York, New York – Assistant Brooklyn district attorney pleads guilty in EMT assault, avoids jail

Aurora, Colorado – Aurora to study ambulance, police response to theatre shootings

Old Saybrook, Connecticut – Ambulance carrying cardiac arrest patient run off snowy road by motorists

Richmond, Kentucky – Coroner, EMS see spike in heroin use

Naples, Florida – Sheriff’s office at odds with EMS over ambulance delay

Essex, UK – Shock as unconscious patient paramedics were called to help is actually a mannequin

Victoria, Australia – Vic paramedics reject pay offer

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario – Neighbours dig out ambulance taking liver transplant toddler to hospital

Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania – Man arrested, accused of assaulting paramedic, cop

Louisville, Kentucky – Kentucky guardsman/medic humble after receiving Silver Star

Boston, Massachusetts – Blizzard babies born in ambulances, parking lots

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Paramedic/firefighter to return to work after conduct accusation

Perth, West Australia – Medics ordered not to intubate

Northern Cape, South Africa – Ambulance dumps sick man at home

Baku, Azerbaijan – Helicopter that crashed in Azerbaijan turned out to be air ambulance helicopter

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. – DC man billed $781 after father dies waiting for ambulance

Naples, Florida – Collier ambulance delayed because radio didn’t work, crew vacuuming

Smyrna, Delaware – Firefighters asking for money for ambulance service

Everett, Washington – EMS services reduced in what some say was bait and switch

Lancaster, UK – A & E won’t be first call for ambulances

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance staff could go on strike over union recognition

Galway, Ireland – New ambulance campaign to reduce stroke deaths

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics take record number of sick days

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oshawa, Ontario – Paramedic responding to call charged after collision

Coral Springs, Florida – Former pediatric paramedic arrested for fracturing infant son’s skull

Wakulla County, Florida – Paramedic settles whistleblower lawsuit

Allen County, Indiana – Jury reaches guilty verdict in ambulance shooting trial

Carlisle, Pennsylvania – Extra treatment:Local chaplains ride along on ambulances

Detroit, Michigan – Report:Detroit Fire Department ambulance pathetic and criminal

Clark County, Indiana – Rural Metro Ambulance responds about not carrying meds on their vehicles

Wales, UK – Town councils’ support man’s 999 campaign

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Alexandria, Virginia – Fire department to honor late paramedic

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Bill to bar attack on health care workers advances

Cleveland, Ohio – Pothole stalls ambulance overnight

Hull, UK – Paramedics threaten strike over union row

Coventry, UK – Funeral of former Coventry air ambulance pilot killed in London helicopter crash

Norwich, UK – Paramedic describes lonely and stressful life on frontline of ambulance service

Hartlepool, UK – Great job takes medic all around the world

Norfolk, UK – Leading doctor speaks out over threatened 999 team

Friday, February 8, 2013

Welland, Ontario – Paramedic care not forgotten by benefactor

New Orleans, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance medic grants dream for “Captain Crayola”

Corpus Christi, Texas – City dealing with shortage of ambulances

Detroit, Michigan – Broken EMS system endangers Detroiters

King’s Lynn, UK – Paramedics and police assaulted by woman

Victoria, Australia – Opposition calls for ambulance fentanyl investigation

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Paramedics say they face tough times

Damascus, Syria – New problems in Syria: Ambulance shortages, closed hospitals, Hepatitis

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Union calls for more protection for paramedics

Horry County, South Carolina – Former EMT/fireman claims innocence in criminal sexual conduct case

Morgan County, Alabama – County EMS works to get repossessed ambulances back

Allen County, Indiana – Day two of a man on trial accused of shooting an ambulance

Indianapolis, Indiana – Proposed bill would help military paramedics transfer certification

Clark County, Indiana – Paramedics say area ambulances not carrying needed medicines

Joliet, Illinois – City requiring new firefighters to be paramedics

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics not as stretched under revamped rosters

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador – Waiting on air ambulance service ruling

Naples, Florida – Radio recording shows ambulance was notified in delay

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland takes first step in integrating EMS and fire

St. Charles County, Missouri – Ambulance district kicks off Paramedics with Pancakes program

Teesdale, UK – Often no ambulance to cover dale

Coventry, UK – Air ambulance service’s fundraising and spending criticized

Helsinki, Finland – Finland faces shortage of paramedics

Stockholm, Sweden – Swedish hospitals send ambulances too often

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Arbitrator sides with paramedics in wage dispute

Harper Woods, Michigan – Ambulance slams into salt truck on wintry roads

El Paso, Texas – Local ambulance company previously raided by FBI accused of not paying bills again

Gainesville, Florida – Man attacked fire truck, paramedics, police say

Auburn, New York – Former EMT accused of stealing $15,000 from fire department

London, UK – Stressed out ambulance medics take 43,680 sick days in England and Wales — a 40 % rise in two years

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria gagging paramedics:union

New South Wales, Australia – NSW paramedics considering strike

Monday, February 4, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Wilson:Number of departing paramedics not unusual

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Ornge hiring paramedics for Thunder Bay helicopter

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta paramedics want release of already long delayed ambulance report

New York, New York – DA convicts EMT for sexually assaulting 5 people, including 11-year-old girl

San Antonio, Texas – Prostitution sting catches EMT in ambulance, school teacher

Pueblo, Colorado – EMT bill passes House

Dorchester, Massachusetts – Tree topples onto ambulance

Centralia, Washington – Good Samaritan praised for racing to help paramedics

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Huron County, Ontario – Controversial rapid response units will stay on EMS fleet

Los Angeles, California – LAFD considers plan to beef up ambulance service for flu season

Cowlitz County, Washington – State suspends two paramedics

Gloversville, New York – EMT allegedly abuses patient inside ambulance

Naples, Florida – Family reacts to 911 call after ambulance delay

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – City graduates 148 new firefighters, 21 paramedics

East of England, UK – 200 more paramedics needed

Tasmania, Australia – Paramedics extend care to homes

Friday, February 1, 2013

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary ambulance crunch eases, but issues remain

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Paramedic, operator turned away from meeting

Romeoville, Illinois – Man runs over wife, stomps her face in front of paramedics

Hennepin, Illinois – EMTs, firefighters rush to aid of comrade

Wales, UK – Welsh ambulance response times getting worse, new figures show

Staffordshire, UK – Ex-soldier attacked paramedic on way to hospital

East Anglia, UK – Overstretched EMS staff afraid to speak out

Sydney, Australia – Firies say they can’t step in for medics

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia paramedics making exodus to Alberta:union

Cornell, Wisconsin – Ambulance slides off road striking trees, patient and EMTs injured

Newark, Ohio – Crash with ambulance kills driver

Rochester, New York – Paramedics see new role on horizon

Grand Strand, South Carolina – DHEC investigating possible scabies at ambulance service

Pinellas County, Florida – Lawmaker threatens legislation taking EMS from county

New York, New York – Jury skeptical of EMT’s claims of innocence at rape trial

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics prepare for crucial industrial action vote

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Collier County, Florida – Doctor says minutes mattered in ambulance delay

Manchester, New Hampshire – Ambulance service rates go up by 50 per cent

Wausaukee, Wisconsin – Plea deal in theft from ambulance service

Omaha, Nebraska – Ambulance receives triage bags

St. Albans, UK – Ambulance service response times going seriously wrong

Thetford, UK – Ambulance staff failed driver

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics union says hospitals still use emergency bypass

Durban, South Africa – Ambulances rusting away

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trenton, New Jersey – Legislature takes second look at regulating emergency services

Ellsworth, Maine – Ambulance runs over its driver

New Haven, Connecticut – Safety issues hound Tweed;air ambulance owner may sue over collision with deer

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA helps its paramedic provider avoid taxes, investigation shows

Devon, UK – Paramedics move into hot zone to speed up help

Wiltshire, UK – Air ambulance paramedics receive help to beat stress

Eglinton, UK – Pensioner assaulted two paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – NSW police and paramedics deal with alcohol fuelled stupidity

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fresno, California – Paramedic arrested for DUI after crash

Sun City West, Arizona – Paramedic, paramedic/firefighter honored for heroism

Flagler County, Florida – Sheriff changes 911 response policy

Mesa, Arizona – Unique EMS program garnering attention

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Chief, firefighter testify at disciplinary hearing for paramedic

Victoria, Australia – Remembering lost paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – Stroke protocol overhaul for medics, hospitals

Cape Town, South Africa – Probe paramedic’s arrest, MEC says

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Ambulance crews cope with cold

Princeton, New Jersey – Long beard contest to benefit fallen EMT’s family

St. Charles Co., Missouri – Man rings paramedics’ doorbell saying “My wife is having a baby now!”

Macon, Georgia – EMT saves a life in Hawaii

Norfolk, UK – Proposal to base paramedics in fire stations to improve 999 emergency response

Spalding, UK – Urgent review into 999 services

South Tyneside, UK – Patient, 98, waited five hours for ambulance

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Ambulance training for women paramedics 20 years overdue

Friday, January 25, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Correction of design flaw in Ornge air ambulances cost $419K

Kingston, Ontario – Ambulances to be replaced after 4.5 instead of 6 years

Naples, Florida – Did ambulance delay cause man’s death?

Allentown, Pennsylvania – Patient charged with fighting paramedics, squeezing their testicles

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA audit could place ambulance rate hike in jeopardy

Midland, Texas – Hospital program to send ambulances to real emergency calls

Snowdonia, UK – US paratrooper medics aid ice climber

Essex, UK – Thieves target air ambulance site

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Calgary, Alberta – Paramedic fears over disaster response

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto paramedic’s leg broken in fight with man in restaurant

Gaston County, North Carolina – Paramedic alleges sexual harassment by coworker

Knox County, Kentucky – Paramedic fights for laws against ‘battery by bodily waste’ attacks

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ten years after tragic accident, local medic still making strides

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Closing arguments set for former paramedic accused of child rape

Wales, UK – Hero neighbours dig out baby’s ambulance stuck in snow

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic returns to normal duties

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lewisbury, Pennsylvania – Former South Central EMS employee facing theft charge

Georgetown, Kentucky – EMS workers placed on state probation following 2012 death

Chicago, Illinois – State is crippling many ambulance operations

London, UK – Helicopter crash:Inquest into former air ambulance pilot’s death

Durham, UK – Air ambulance plans lasting memorial to fatal crash pilot

South Wales, UK – Gran lay in street for hour before ambulance arrived

New South Wales, Australia – Man brands triple-0 operators uneducated morons

Beijing, China – Staff recruitment a stumbling block to increasing capital’s ambulances

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics reached girl in 21 minutes, not 45 minutes:probe

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta Health says air ambulance service change won’t hurt patient care

Ashland, Kentucky – Boyd EMS first in state to use new life saving technique

Beckley, West Virginia – EMT Mark Kinder’s family and friends remember him

Beckley, West Virginia – EMT killed in crash laid to rest

Queens, New York – Ambulance collides with car, crashes into house

Chicago, Illinois – Deadbeat Illinois:Bills backlog pinches ambulance services

Victoria, Australia – Push for investigation into ambulance drug theft

Monday, January 21, 2013

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics end two week administrative strike

Washington, D.C. – Changes to fire/EMS sick leave following death

Detroit, Michigan – Lawlessness ensues as paramedics come under increasing attack

Folsom, California – Union president says ambulance policy endangers public

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Big ambulance bill shocks couple

Anglia, UK – Ambulance service failings contributed to student’s death

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics feel the heat

Victoria, Australia – Bed closures to cause ambulance delays

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kenora, Ontario – Paramedics welcome new base

Waddington, New York – Rescue squad needs EMTs;fears volunteer service could end

Flint, Michigan – Police capture man who stole ambulance

Des Moines, Iowa – Air ambulance pilot hopes new app takes flight

Derby, UK – Former London air ambulance pilot said saving lives was a buzz

London, UK – Daily Express continues to vilify paramedics

South Shields, UK – Woman, 71, in six hour ambulance wait

Moscow, Russia – Paid ambulances in state hospitals illegal, activist says

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ladson, South Carolina – EMT arrested after child porn found on laptop

New York, New York – New gun control law acknowledges dangers first responders face

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Paramedic/firefighter facing termination

Fort Bragg, North Carolina – Army will stop shooting, stabbing, and blowing up goats to train military medics’ following new legislation

Lumberton, New Jersey – Woman seeks match for sick EMT brother with bone marrow registry, blood drive

London, UK – Ambulance handover waiting times to A & E rising

London, UK – Sick to wait in cold for hospital bed as paramedics warn delays may be fatal

Stafford, UK – Running paramedic overwhelmed by by New Year accolade

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lafayette, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance says it will appeal defeat in lawsuit

Washington, D.C. – Son:Father died waiting for ambulance

Fort Worth, Texas – Flu taking toll on ambulance service

New York, New York – Hero EMT would’ve killed me if I didn’t fight him off:victim

Austin, Texas – Travis County backs off plan to expand EMS service

Houston, Texas – Party bus parked at ambulance dock creates major controversy:good time nurses and techs fired

Victoria, Australia – Defiant paramedics using social media

Victoria, Australia – New motorcycle for paramedics after brake failure

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

St. Catherine’s, Ontario – Niagara EMS chief to retire

Chicago, Illinois – Report:Funding vital to continue EMS, especially in rural areas

Pinellas County, Florida – Governments feuding over EMS dispatch policy

Middlesbrough, UK – Ambulance service forced to prioritize patients

Teeside, UK – Thieves are targeting ambulances

Shropshire, UK – Angry grandfather wins fight to increase ambulance cover after emergency call ordeal

Queensland, Australia – Newman’s ambulance sham

Victoria, Australia – Ambos investigate bleeding woman bungle

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Montreal, Quebec – Striking paramedics reach tentative agreement with government

Edmonton, Alberta – Man upset over ambulance wait

Gary, Indiana – EMTs say age, not job experience, led to firings

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Woman faked injury to get ride home in ambulance

Eau Claire, Wisconsin – Technical colleges help paramedics meet regulations

Santa Rosa, California – Young EMT out to prove deafness no obstacle

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Paramedics protect themselves from the flu

London, UK – 999 staff given bonuses not to send ambulances

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg to hire more paramedics, 911 operators

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Little progress in ambulance ER wait times

Charleston, South Carolina – Man claimed to be combat ranger, spit blood at paramedics while being arrested

Green Bay, Wisconsin – Police, paramedics wear masks to fight flu

Las Vegas, Nevada – September ambulance crash contributed to woman’s death, coroner says

Grand Rapids, Michigan – New ambulance equipped with mobile NICU soon will transport critically ill infants

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Mayor mulls in-sourcing ambulance service

Spalding, UK – OAP who waited eight hours for ambulance dies

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Provo, Utah – Cities looking at ambulance licence

Durham, Connecticut – Durham EMT will spend spring break in Haiti

Boston, Massachusetts – EMS dispatcher helps deliver baby

Odessa, Texas – Ambulance involved in rollover crash

Chicago, Illinois – Ambulance ride ends in billing headache

Beijing, China – An ambulance blocked in city traffic is “Chinese style” at its worst

Bangkok, Thailand – Paramedics refuse stroke victim

Rome, Italy – Crisis for Rome’s ambulance service

Friday, January 11, 2013

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Private paramedics call for better equipment, hours, wages

Denver, Colorado – Questions raised about lack of ambulances at theatre shooting

Washington, D.C. – Surge in flu cases diverts ambulances from packed ERs

Jackson, Tennessee – Ambulance catches fire

Austin, Texas – Commission:Austin-Travis County EMS should face audit

Longmont, Colorado – Man suspected in ambulance theft held without bond on parole violation

London, UK – Unprofessional paramedic swore, grope trainees and raced another ambulance, hearing told

Wellington, New Zealand – Pilot for ambulance priorities promising

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Budget committee suspends hiring freeze, hires 10 new full time paramedics

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec resumes talks with striking paramedics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Paramedics suspended after pregnant woman dies in ambulance

Lawrence Twp, New Jersey – EMT receives organ transplant

New York, New York – EMT thought prosecutor was going to kill her in alleged attack

Madison, Wisconsin – Family member sues Medstar and EMTs claiming patient was left in distress

Nelson, New Hampshire – Pair charged as fake EMTs

Queensland, Australia – Paramedics told to ignore orders

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario – Patients wait 90 minutes for an ambulance;flu season overwhelming

Washington, D.C. – Council member calls for action after large number of medics call out sick New Year’s Eve

Inver Hills, Minnesota – Program aims to certify paramedics for in-home care

Manchester, UK – Patients treated in ambulances as cases of norovirus surge to record levels

Yorkshire, UK – Shake-up for West Yorkshire ambulance service workers

Shipley, UK – Mum’s anger at ambulance delay after son is hit by car

Wales, UK – Waiting ambulances clock up 529 wasted days in a quarter

Scotland, UK – MBE for Crieff paramedic

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics plan to step up the pressure

Longmont, Colorado – Police say man stole ambulance to keep warm

Pittsford, Vermont – New law bears name of late EMT

Northumberland County, Virginia – EMT barely escapes house fire

Wolverhampton, UK – Ambulance crew on break took 41 minutes to attend baby suffering heart attack

Wales, UK – Police answer medical calls for unavailable ambulances, Conservatives say

Queensland, Australia – Hot swap ambulance shift changes leave patients in limbo

Queensland, Australia – Ambulances still diverting emergency patients from overstretched hospitals

Monday, January 7, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics claim elderly patient died during 3 hour ambulance wait

Vancouver, BC – New course teaches BC paramedics how to inform relatives loved ones have died

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedics no longer responding to West Quebec calls

Bennington, Vermont – Legislation named for EMT signed into law

New York, New York – FDNY sets new record for EMS response times

San Diego, California – Mercy Air Ambulance hit twice by laser

Nottinghamshire, UK – Bus driver takes passenger to hospital after ambulance no show

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance service makes call for more people to be first aid ready

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon paramedics overrun with calls

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – MD Ambulance short on manpower

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Paramedics deliver province’s first New Year’s baby

Seneca County, New York – President of volunteer ambulance company accused of stealing funds

Gary, Indiana – Fire department merges with EMS

Washington, D.C. – DC fire and EMS call out sick on New Year’s Eve

Hertfordshire, UK – Paramedic says service in state of collapse

Bexley, UK – Ambulance called 4 times a minute New Year’s Eve

Friday, January 4, 2013

Newhall, California – Alleged drugged driver accused of attacking paramedics, nurse after crash

St. Gabriel, Louisiana – Inmate who stole ambulance called warden

San Angelo, Texas – Air ambulance’s emergency landing injures one in Big Lake

Springfield, Missouri – Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

London, UK – Shock 37 % rise in blue light ambulances that take more than 30 minutes to reach casualty

Lancaster, UK – Man calls ambulance to take dog’s temperature

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics attacked

Beijing, China – Ambulance used to taxi hospital staff to dinner

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gary, Indiana – Mayor defends firing of 15 EMTs as a cost saving plan broached months ago

Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania – EMT driver arrested for DUI

Staffordshire, UK – New Year celebrations see paramedics answer five 999 calls a minute

Lancashire, UK – Busy night for ambulance crews

West Midlands, UK – New Year 999 ambulance calls rise by 15 per cent

Queensland, Australia – Patient dies after overworked paramedics opt for a shift change, delaying treatment

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria motorbikes taken off the road following crash as brakes failed

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics shun dilapidated ambulance station

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lubbock, Texas – A look inside UMC’s mass casualty ambulance

Chicago, Illinois – Violence against paramedics on the rise

Graham, North Carolina – Transmission falls from ambulance

Brandon, Oregon – Man calls for ambulance but is wounded after confronting officers

East Midlands, UK – Union calls on ambulance service to halt revamp

Scotland, UK – Ambulance staff threatened with knives

West Bronwich, UK – Paramedics rescue man who fell down 10ft deep manhole in pavement

Friday, December 28, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance Paramedics of BC ratify agreement

New Richmond, Ohio – Man attacked EMTs days after leading protest

Geneva, Illinois – Man hit by ambulance sues city

Van Buren, Arkansas – Former ambulance workers say they haven’t received their paychecks

Boise, Idaho – Paramedics, girl scouts deliver toys to kids at hospital

New South Wales, Australia – Six paramedics assaulted in two weeks

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics victims of assaults

Bnei Brak, Israel – EMT attacked by fellow EMT at call

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Concord, New Hampshire – Impersonating an EMT case remanded for jury trial

Montpelier, Vermont – US bill to help paramedics to become law after Vt. death

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ambulance company offers rides home for the holidays

Orem, Utah – Orem Fire Department to donate ambulance to hospital in Peru

Knoxville, Tennessee – Ambulance service helps transport loved ones for Christmas

Watford, UK – Paramedics receive record number of calls in December

Adelaide, South Australia – 3G network puts our ambulance officers in the picture

Queensland, Australia – Police and paramedics could demand blood tests from victims to cut infection risk

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Coroner who called for air ambulance review appointed new Ornge CEO

Brampton, Ontario – Paramedics deliver gift filled sleighs to Peel’s Children’s Centre

Old Lyme, Connecticut – EMS hosts “Fill the Boot” Saturday for Sandy Hook victims

San Francisco, California – Idling ambulances wearing out their stay

Worcestershire, UK – GPs follow ambulances on 999 calls to reduce admissions

Winchester, UK – Probe into ambulance delay that left OAP lying in the street for over an hour

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance bosses get 20 % pay raise

Adelaide, South Australia – South Australia dials into 3G data for ambulances

Friday, December 21, 2012

Chicago, Illinois – EMS alliance created

Tullytown, New Jersey – Man facing aggravated assault charges after fight with EMTs, police

Newtown, Connecticut – EMTs go into counseling

Newtown, Connecticut – For volunteer EMTs, work doesn’t stop

Bellin, Wisconsin – Bellin wants paramedics to check discharged patients

London, UK – Paramedics forced to call police after shameless thieves began looting man’s house while they attended body

Bedfordshire, UK – Paramedics braced for Black Friday

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria to investigate after man says paramedics left him to die

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dallas, Texas – Dallas Fire Rescue investigating handling of asthma patient

Salem, Massachusetts – Official guilty of blocking rescue personnel

Cambridge, UK – St. John Ambulance worker kept animal and child porn

Devon, UK – Plans for single ambulance crews reach final stage

Dublin, Ireland – Brave paramedic battled to reach dad of six in fire

Derbeyshire, UK – Police and paramedics join forces to keep Christmas revelers safe

Tasmania, Australia – Unauthorized $30,000 spent on ambulance petrol card

New South Wales, Australia – NSW ambos freed by new green fleets

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Police give paramedics a lesson in kindness?

Peel Region, Ontario – Peel paramedics deliver gifts to children’s centre

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Paramedics collecting winter clothing

Gatineau, Quebec – New ambulances ease response crunch

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Man accused of stealing ambulance

Houston, Texas – Woman charged in theft of ambulance

Lake County, Florida – EMS to reevaluate ambulances, paramedics following budget cuts

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulances delayed on average 36 minutes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gatineau, Quebec – Unconscious woman waits 34 minutes for ambulance

Mason City, Iowa – Driver of ambulance found not guilty in accident case

Stratford, Connecticut – EMS administrator wants EMS director immediately removed

Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin – Police snag old ambulance, turn it into command center

St. Charles County, Missouri – Paramedics fill three ambulances for Operation Food Search

London, UK – NHS cuts mean first aiders being sent on 999 calls

Northumbria, UK – 999 services gearing up for ‘Black Eye Friday’

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service in crisis as it waits for promised fix

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hastings-Quinte, Ontario – Ambulance investigation complete

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec ambulance technicians could strike over holiday season

Honolulu, Hawaii – EMTs, paramedics sue city for unpaid overtime

Bakersfield, California – Jury rules for BPD, Hall Ambulance in doctor’s negligence suit

Gallatin County, Kentucky – Driver arrested for deadly ambulance crash

Norfolk, UK – Ambulances lose over 500 hours waiting to hand over patients at hospital

Walsall, UK – 4 million pound claim after paramedic loses leg in motorbike accident

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulances forced to ramp for 10 hours

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Parkland Ambulance hiring new paramedics

Niagara, Ontario – EMS dispatchers singled out for service

Palm Beach, Florida – Blouin dismisses firefighter/paramedic over web site

Chicago, Illinois – Off duty paramedics, firefighters prepare for Saturday’s toy parade

Albany, Georgia – Obesity causes paramedics to use specialized equipment

Meredith, New Hampshire – Ambulance services really feeling the pinch

Los Angeles, California – Ambulance firm in trouble in LA, but fast tracked in OC

Hong Kong, China – Ambulance men’s union threatens protest over paramedics’ subsidy

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hopedale, Newfoundland & Labrador – Ambulance hits medevac plane

East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Lawsuit claims ambulance service injured woman during transport

Gaylord, Michigan – Driver of ambulance arrested for driving while intoxicated

Birmingham, Alabama – Paramedics honored for heroism

Mount Holly, Pennsylvania – Former EMS chief sentenced to probation in theft by deception case

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Twin Cities paramedics find job tougher after wintry blast

Skokie, Illinois – Family sues former EMT charged in fatal hit-and-run

Crete, Greece – Two die in burning ambulance

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics poised to strike

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Paramedics helping the hungry

Coquitlam, BC – Joint exercises with JIBC and nursing and healthcare support students enhance collaboration in the field

Waterloo, New York – Five injured after bus/ambulance crash

North Hampton, New Hampshire – Town improperly using ambulance fees on repairs

Lincolnshire, UK – Ambulance crash death:post-mortem tests due on victim

Scotland, UK – Scotland’s ambulance crews prepare for festive surge

New South Wales, Australia – Union slams ambulance proposal

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Palm Bay, Florida – Good Samaritan, paramedic hit by drunk driver

Scottsdale, Arizona – EMTs injured in ambulance crash

St. Louis, Missouri – Firefighters/paramedics, City Hall spar over overtime costs

Mobridge, South Dakota – Ambulance-pickup crash kills man

London, UK – 999 call ambulances fail to hit time targets

Worksop, UK – Ambulance never arrived

Shoebury, UK – Toddler waits 97 minutes for ambulance after falling down stairs

Yorkshire, UK – Non emergency call outs worrying, MP

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chicago, Illinois – Man dies after jumping out of ambulance

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Ambulance recovered after it was stolen from casino

Flint, Michigan – Laptop computer stolen from ambulance

Kansas City, Missouri – More medical oversight for fire/ambulance service approved

Lincolnshire, UK – 75-year-old woman dies after ambulance taking her to hospital crashes

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic to walk off job over job cuts

Victoria, Australia – No compulsion for paramedics to report domestic violence

Beijing, China – Man dies as motorists block ambulance

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Over 1,000 defibrillators to be provided to public places

Union County, North Carolina – Case delayed for EMT accused in deadly ambulance wreck near hospital

Kansas City, Missouri – Former ambulance district president is sentenced to jail;must pay restitution

Peterborough, New Hampshire – Fired EMT sues town

Bridgeport, Connecticut – Judge:mayor illegally hired EMS head

Darlington, UK – Drunken man damaged ambulance

Birmingham, UK – Paramedics cleared of blame for swine flu death of student

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance service defends performance

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – UNC developing civilian degree for Army medics

Rustburg, Virginia – First responders answer the call for young cancer patient’s Christmas

East Hampton, New York – Ambulance squads feel the pinch

Sutherland, UK – Lack of paramedics putting lives at risk

East Midlands, UK – Paramedic’s concern over station closures

Wales, UK – City centre first responders switch to pedal power

Leamington, UK – Cans packs two ambulances

Friday, December 7, 2012

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Fix emergency response system

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province praised for reducing speed limit when passing emergency crews

Cochranton, Pennsylvania – Woman charged with texting while driving after hitting ambulance

Houston, Texas – Decades old EMS rule may be changed after public hearing

Phoenix, Arizona – National drug shortage affecting EMS

Los Angeles, California – LA fire chief says more money needed to speed 911 responses

Victoria, Australia – Hospitals forcing ambulances to queue

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana – Man who booted ambulance faces charges

Salt Lake City, Utah – Hearing continues in ambulance battle

Centreville, Maryland – High speed police chase for stolen ambulance

Brooklyn, New York – EMT in ten round main event

Berkeley, California – Ambulance patients may be victims of tax fraud

Birmingham, UK – Swine flu victim died after paramedics left her at home three times in one night

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics say coverage a daily problem

Perth, Western Australia – Surge in ambulance callouts

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Pulling paramedics off shifts appears to be unique to D.C.

Howard County, Maryland – County begins autism awareness training for paramedics, firefighters

Litchfield County, Connecticut – Each time an ambulance transports a patient, it’s a gamble whether it will receive all the money owed

Chicago, Illinois – State seeks to improve rural EMS

Ostego, Michigan – Fire captain/paramedic dies while in New York helping Hurricane Sandy victims

Boston, Massachusetts – Woman becomes EMT after medics save brother from bullet wounds

Scotland, UK – Fake war hero caught impersonating paramedic

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Hire more full time paramedics, union says

New Orleans, Louisiana – Paramedics tending to patient at convenience store find ambulance booted

Crestview, Florida – Bulge under man’s shirt is EMT’s missing black bag, stethoscope

Atlanta, Georgia – Patient information stolen from Georgia ambulance service

Cambridge, UK – Pensioner with head wound forced to direct ambulance crew to local hospital after they got lost

Oxford, UK – Paramedics were right to take injured badger to vets

Leinster, Ireland – Gardai probe missing morphine at ambulance base

Wellington, New Zealand – Paramedic grants dying man’s wishes

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bennington, Vermont – Bill named for EMT LODD advances

Madison, Wisconsin – Woman dies after banging head in ambulance on way to hospice facility

Fitchburg, Massachusetts – Woman in custody assaulted EMTs

El Centro, California – 1,500 EMS patient records stolen

Wales, UK – GPs on ambulances idea to help out A & E

Scotland, UK – Paramedics went to shop

Peterborough, UK – Concern raised over ambulance proposals

Victoria, Australia – Motorcycle ambulances provide a rough ride for paramedics

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dallas, Texas – Dallas man died of drug overdose after 911 call was deemed a duplicate

Battle Creek, Michigan – Battle Creek paramedic laid to rest

Vernon Township, Pennsylvania – Driver who hit ambulance guilty of texting

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Life EMS Ambulance unveils new ambulance interior designed to improve patients’ experience

Madison, Illinois – I-55 crash involving ambulance and tractor cab is subject of suit

Lee County, Florida – Lee EMS wants 10 new ambulances

Shetland, UK – Plaque marks ambulance pilots’ service

Free State, South Africa – Patients wait hours for ambulances

Haifa, Israel – Volunteer paramedics hop from ambucycles to ERs

Friday, November 30, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Review into Ornge patient deaths taking longer than expected

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Man accused of assaulting EMT on way to hospital

Newark, New Jersey – EMT killed in crash laid to rest

Co. Donegal, Ireland – Lack of paramedic staff forces mum to drive her seriously ill son to A & E

Banbury, UK – Ambulance trip for sick badger

Coventry, UK – Ambulance boss hits out at drivers as flash floods hit

Victoria, Australia – Female paramedic menaced at gas station

Gurgaon, India – Ambulance owners end strike after cops vow to arrest killer

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto EMS parked in money wasting mode

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics cite critical staffing shortages

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics collecting new and unwrapped toys

Portland, Oregon – Portland EMTs saving more heart attack patients

Altona, New York – Driver of ambulance suffered heart attack

Bryan, Texas – Suspected ambulance thief also stole car, shoplifted too

Rancho Cucamonga, California – Dozens shave heads in support of paramedic and testicular cancer patient

Leicester, UK – Ambulance service heart attack delay prompts criticism

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – EMS senior managers make huge overtime claims

New Hamburg, Ontario – Paramedic shortage kept air ambulance from carrying patient

Kerhonkson, New York – Deputy, EMT attacked at hospital

Madison, Connecticut – Residents stockpile ambulance headed for community hit by hurricane

Nashville, Tennessee – Metro Nashville EMTs had no duty to summon outside aid, court says

White County, Illinois – Ambulance staff that quit tell us why

Wales, UK – Ambulance out of action in Gwent after parts stolen

Sydney, Australia – CareFlight treatment substandard, doctors say

Gurgaon, India – Ambulance owner, driver found dead in van

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Ambulance Paramedics of BC reach tentative agreement

Toronto, Ontario – Off-duty paramedic saves driver who just hit him

New York, New York – Paramedics’ Union: FDNY EMS Chief failed during Sandy

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Woman summonsed after grabbing EMT’s breasts

Virginia, Minnesota – Stuff the Ambulance exceeds expectations

Concord, New Hampshire – City, fire department must negotiate over EMS training requirement

Arlington, Texas – Cost of ambulance ride continues to rise

Melbourne, Australia – Ambulance delays worsen across metropolitan Melbourne

Monday, November 26, 2012

Goderich, Ontario – EMS staff receive top national honours

Fort Frances, Ontario – First responders laud METIman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Firefighter/paramedic raises from arbitration upheld

Arthur, Illinois – Rural EMS emergency

San Francisco, California – Bryan Stow case:San Francisco hospital seeks $1.2 million

Richland, Michigan – Trevor Stuck’s family says paramedic lived a life that made a difference

Cork, Ireland – Plans to modernize ambulance service

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA among employers seeking veterans

Henderson, Kentucky – Public safety agencies reprogramming radios

Palm Beach, Florida – Firefighter/paramedic files for city commission seat, but state law might prevent it

Aspen, Colorado – Area emergency vehicles to get makeover for good cause

Scotland, UK – Ambulance staff rewarded for their care

Milton Keynes, UK – Ambulance service road show educated youngsters

South Wales, UK – Mum injured in road smash unhappy at ambulance crew delay

Friday, November 23, 2012

San Antonio, Texas – Off-duty paramedic witnesses fiery crash, saves driver’s life

Los Angeles, California – LAFD looks at ways to speed up emergency response times

Newton, New Jersey – Former EMT charged with luring teenager discussed child cannibalism online, authorities say

Gloucestershire, UK – Fire service drafted 27 times in past year to aid paramedics with bariatric patients

Swindon, UK – Increase in attacks on ambulance crews

Nettlecombe, UK – Sat navs leading ambulances astray

Essex, UK – Paramedic suspended over failings in patient care

New South Wales, Australia – Health minister’s hollow thanks riles paramedics

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedics kick off 2012 Toy Drive

Springfield, Illinois – Task force looked at rural emergency services

Virginia, Minnesota – Stuff the Ambulance drive collects toys for kids

Panama City, Florida – Ambulance service offers help getting home

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance furor distills

Liverpool, UK – Former soccer star escapes jail for paramedic assault

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Strike in EC halts emergency services

New South Wales, Australia – Thank a Paramedic Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fredericksburg, Virginia – County targets ambulance narcotics thefts

Tucson, Arizona – Griggs works as paramedic when not cage fighting

Twentynine Palms, California – UK medics test battlefield skills in California desert

Lothians, UK – Councillor claims ambulance provision left bare

Berkshire, UK – Ambulances have solar panels fitted

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance checks to cut A & E patients

Grimsby, UK – More first aiders would help save lives, says ambulance chief

Christchurch, New Zealand – Frustrated medics call on drivers to pull over

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Brentwood, Missouri – Paramedic drives ambulance to daughter’s volleyball game;prompts public safety committee discussion

Falls Church, Virginia – Falls Church donates ambulance to hurricane hit Long Island town

Lodi, California – 84-year-old charged $3,000 for ambulance ride next door

Bozeman, Montana – Ambulance service offers to connect folks for holidays

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Paramedic honored for crash training

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa Fire Department adds advanced paramedics

London, UK – Paramedics pull ambulance 12 miles through central London for charity

Norfolk, UK – Ambulance trust to launch review of under fire service

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quadra Island, BC – Ambulance Service confirms birthing issue

Washington, D.C. – DC ambulances get new technology

Glynn County, Georgia – Wild police chase ends with fatal ambulance crash

Glynn County, Georgia – Liquor found in car that crashed into ambulance, killing 3

Georgetown, Tennessee – Survivor of fatal ambulance accident speaks out

New Orleans, Louisiana – Tulane EMS unveils new custom ambulance

Scotland, UK – Ambulance staff attacks soar 30 per cent

West Cork, Ireland – Ambulance plans criticized as unworkable and dangerous

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Peel Region, Ontario – Paramedics look to boost bystander CPR rate

Lander, Wyoming Air ambulance makes hard landing after hitting power lines

Dayton, Ohio – Disaster team heads home from New York

Chicago, Illinois – Car slams into standing ambulance outside medical center

Chicago, Illinois – Veteran paramedics reflect on 38 years of saving lives

Lincolnshire, UK – Plans for ambulance super station criticized

Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Paramedic holds crash boy’s shattered face together like a jigsaw

Arezzo, Italy – Ambulance answering call strikes and kills horse on road

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton ambulance responses down

Gatineau, Quebec – Paramedics insist they have a plan if Ottawa cuts off help

Niagara Region, Ontario – Paramedics become International Trauma Life Support champions

Skokie, Illinois – Service responds to story on employee charged in hit-and-run

Kansas City, Missouri – Emergency response times to be released following fierce scrutiny

Walton, UK – Conman jailed for air ambulance charity fraud

Hampshire, UK – Long serving paramedic honoured by Queen

Moscow, Russia – Ambulances attacked by patients and hooligans

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brunswick, Georgia – 3 killed in crash with ambulance

Big Rock, Illinois – Paramedic/firefighter dies in accident at home

Knoxville, Tennessee – Two women die after head-on collision with ambulance

Billings, Montana – City council sounds off on redistricting, ends EMS board

Washington, D.C. – DC ambulance plan draws opposition

Columbus, Ohio – Driver of ambulance guilty of licence offence

Honolulu, Hawaii – Alaska, Hawaii paramedics head to storm hit Manhattan

Wales, UK – Police take calls for busy ambulances

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Crash scene conduct probed

Gatineau, Quebec – Paramedics close to 50 mission cap for getting help from Ottawa

Billings, Montana – EMS debate clouded by union/management distrust

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance responses under fire after man dies of heart attacks

Boston, Massachusetts – Former EMT charged with stealing painkillers from ambulances

Sacramento, California – Paramedics join breakaway union in effort to get contract

Gwent, UK – Call for probe over ambulance staff’s hotel stay

Illawarra, Australia – Paramedics don red vests in protest

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Little known museum tells the story of medic’s war efforts

Newark, New Jersey – Unidentified man killed in ambulance crash

New York, New York – Governor signs executive order to allow paramedics, pharmacists, dentists to help administer tetanus shots in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy

Erie, Pennsylvania – National paramedic training study comes to Erie

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Florida paramedics and medical team head to NYC to help post Sandy

Billings, Montana – Billings criticized for ambulance exemptions

Liverpool, UK – Former footballer pleads guilty to attacking two female paramedics

Melbourne, Australia – Ambo rosters flawed

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Cash approved for fire/paramedic station replacement;cost overrun still unexplained

Peel Region, Ontario – Paramedics awarded for exemplary service

Renfrew County, Ontario – Chief paramedic honoured

Queens, New York – Queens emergency vols seeking help

McDowell County, North Carolina – EMS sees anniversary of cutting-edge procedure, increased survival rate

Wales, UK – Staff didn’t have enough time to clean ambulances

Perth, Western Australia – Ambulances spend thousands of hours waiting

Friday, November 9, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge whistleblower sues scandal plagued air ambulance

Burlington, Vermont – Vt. ambulance crews in NJ for storm

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OKC police clear paramedics in suspicious death

Camden, UK – Ambulance called to aid of collapsed police officer went to the wrong address

Wales, UK – New target plan for Welsh Ambulance Service

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos on alert over staff numbers

New South Wales, Australia – Understaffing blamed for 85km ambulance mission

Perth, Western Australia – Opposition slams soar in ambulance ramping

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hinton, Alberta – Air ambulance jeopardized

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia minister urges people to call 911 for medical emergencies

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Regional paramedics get cash infusion from Thunder Bay

Akron, Ohio – Resident’s complaint claims city paramedics caused heart attack

Wadsworth, Ohio – Cancer patient rides ambulance to polls

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics treat revelers at Obama party

Batavia, Ohio – Ambulance crew helps others after EMS wreck

Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago – Ambulance explodes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Edmonton, Alberta – Video teaches drivers to pull over for emergency vehicles

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Paramedics plan rally at city hall

Washington, D.C. – DC paramedic shortage

Seattle, Washington – Director of state funded EMS council misappropriated $390,000 to herself

Allentown, Pennsylvania – Woman faces no prison for allegedly attacking paramedics, hospital workers

Kansas City, Missouri – KDFD ambulance response times don’t meet national standards

West London, UK– Ex ambulance boss on trial for sexually abusing boy

Hertfordshire, UK – Shocking catalogue of attacks against ambulance personnel revealed

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Mother claims careless paramedics nearly left son to die

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Unpaid Ambulance NB bills jump 60 per cent

Los Angeles, California – Thieves burglarize ambulance, light up joint inside

Green Valley, Arizona – Local firefighter’s invention protects first responders and patients

East of England, UK – Paramedics attack 999 chiefs over rise in spending on their lease cars

London, UK – Is ambulance ad too shocking for TV?

Norfolk, UK – East Anglian MPs to grill ambulance bosses

Nelson, New Zealand – Books to dispel children’s fears of ambulances

Monday, November 5, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge air ambulance employees must declare conflicts

Montreal, Quebec – Urgences Sante investigates after friends cite ambulance delay in death

Fort Wayne, Indiana – 1 trial for pair in ambulance bullet barrage

Manteca, California – Vandals put pair of ambulances out of service

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Local ambulance crews help out New Jersey

Port Hope, Michigan – Man arrested in theft of ambulance

Inverclyde, UK – Mum’s agonizing wait for ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Backlog sparks ambulance alert

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics surprised by second victim at accident scene

Columbia, Missouri – University Hospital unveils new air ambulance

Charleston, West Virginia – Former employee sues ambulance service for wrongful termination

Coventry, UK – Children’s air ambulance service launched

Sheringham, UK – Man waited 3 hours for ambulance

Wales, UK – Ambulance budget delay could put patients at risk

Millom, UK – Warning issued over phone scammers

Wellington, New Zealand – Roving paramedic help clear patient clog

Friday, November 2, 2012

Surrey, BC – Ambulance in six car accident

St. John’s, Newfoundland – No wrongdoing in ambulance death, Eastern Health says

Winnipeg, Manitoba – No personal cell phones for emergency crews

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Hospital, ambulance service respond to suit

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – EMS strike teams head for storm hit New Jersey

Muskegon, Michigan – West Michigan ambulance crews help rescue New York hospital patients

Houston, Texas – Drivers create dangerous conditions for ambulances on calls

Augusta, Georgia – Fire chief sounds alarm on dangerous dispute with ambulance company

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Fire/Paramedic chief blames delays for bigger bill

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Local medics deploy to Sandy’s aftermath

Charleston, West Virginia – Kanawha County sends medical responders to New Jersey

St. Petersburg, Florida – Paramedics extricated after drunk driver hits and knocks over rescue rig

Cincinnati, Ohio – Closest ambulance or fire company not always sent

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Hospital, ambulance service deny wrongdoing in lawsuit filed by medical center

Shropshire, UK – Thieves take ambulance worker’s rucksack while her back was turned

Spalding, UK – Drunken woman stormed out of ambulance, swearing at crew

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prince George, BC – Course helps paramedics deal with death an dying

Honolulu, Hawaii – State could save millions from volunteer paramedics program

Charleston, West Virginia – EMT team headed to New Jersey to offer storm aid

Austin, Texas – With Proposition 11, paramedics seek civil service protection like police, firefighters

Titusville, Florida – Fire department tightens narcotics oversight after battalion chief’s firing

Gloucestershire, UK – Hundreds of patients forced to wait in ambulances

East Midlands, UK – Paramedic slams ambulance station closure

Melbourne, Australia – Frustrated patients leave ramped ambulances before being treated at hospital

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics beaten down by stress, Ambulance Victoria figures reveal

Monday, October 29, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics not required to speak English:Urgences Sante

Gatineau, Quebec – Gatineau to hit limit for help from Ottawa paramedics

Mississauga, Ontario – Paramedics offer Halloween safety tips

Cleveland, Ohio – Investigator:Private ambulances put patients at risk

Chillicothe, Ohio – Drugs stolen from ambulance and nursing home

St. Petersburg, Florida – Woman accused of stealing from ambulance company

Trenton, New Jersey – Senate approves controversial EMS regulation in narrow vote

Austin, Texas – Austin-Travis County EMS to test anti-idling system on ambulance

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Simcoe County, Ontario – Paramedic recognized for wilderness rescue

Pepperell, Massachusetts – Man saved by EMS becomes new EMT

Three Rivers, Indiana – Man in critical condition after being struck by ambulance authority vehicle

Hidalgo County, Texas – EMS company under investigation for ambulance violations

Dearborn, Michigan – Fire department improves EMS services with ALS

Nottingham, UK – Firefighters to the rescue to lift more and more obese people

Cornwall, UK – Hospitals 100 K pounds bill for ambulance delays

Friday, October 26, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec ambulance agency defends paramedic

Grand Manan, New Brunswick – Air ambulance service criticized once again

Deer Lake, Newfoundland – RCMP put ambulance rumours to rest

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics to test new power lift stretchers

Memphis, Tennessee – Driver shoots at ambulance on freeway

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA collects donations of winter clothing

Nazareth, Pennsylvania – Medic charged with theft after using ambulance credit card to purchase gas for his personal vehicle

Hampshire, UK – Ambulance carrying mother and baby bursts into flames

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Paramedics holds strike vote

Deer Lake, Newfoundland – Driver killed in crash with ambulance

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec parents say paramedic refused to speak English

Winnipeg, Manitoba – STARS expanding hours of flight

New York, New York – Initiative announced to protect EMTs and paramedics from assaults

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Prosecutor say woman increased her auto insurance while she was in the ambulance following a crash

Miami, Florida – Ambulance crashes into car

Mount Holly, New Jersey – Former ambulance chief pleads guilty to stealing funds

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec’s plan to standardize ambulances draws warnings

East Sparta, Ohio – Paramedics find abandoned baby

Rapid City, South Dakota – Brief ambulance joyride ends with arrest

Napa County, California – EMS says local death rate from cardiac arrest dropping

Chicago, Illinois – Nearly 600 veteran paramedics and firefighters may retire by end of year

Trenton, New Jersey – Proposed bill would put all EMTs under state control

Sydney, Australia – Air ambulance emergency landing drama at airport

Victoria, Australia – Medics’ drug pilfering rare but perilous

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Safety concerns beset new ambulances

Menasha, Wisconsin – New ambulance dispatch system predicts emergencies

Pocono, Pennsylvania – EMS workers learn about nuke attacks

Nottingham, UK – Paramedics look at bikes for 999 emergencies

Essex, UK – East of England Ambulance Service criticized for offering more pay to executive than frontline paramedics

Cumbria, UK – Fires in Cumbrian ambulances lead to safety work on fleet

Cork, Ireland – Health minister blames unions for ambulance shift reform

Canberra, Australia – Report into air ambulance ditching comes back seriously flawed

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedic recognized with award

Madison, Ohio – EMT/firefighter involved in fatal wreck had no driver’s licence

Ipswich, UK – Heart attack patient claims he could have died in his bed after paramedics said he could stay at home

Cambridgeshire, UK – Ambulance service asks team mates to wheel injured football player to hospital

Wales, UK – Paramedics work through breaks to answer 999 calls

Retford, UK – Hundreds pound the streets against ambulance cuts

Victoria, Australia – Powerful painkiller’s use reviewed by EMS as abuse soars

Perth, Western Australia – Paramedic admits diluting painkiller

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bedford County, Virginia – County pins hopes on new volunteer EMT/firefighter strategy

Albany, Georgia – Awards presented to life saving paramedics

Iowa City, Iowa – Police, paramedics, firefighters to hit the ice for burn victims

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance overhaul meets stiff opposition

Hartlepool, UK – Wounded OAP’s anger after 5 1/2 hour ambulance wait

Kent, UK – Air ambulances to fly at night

Sutton, UK – Former Army medic launches air travel service for disabled people

Singapore – Student pleads guilty to punching SCDF paramedic

Friday, October 19, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Fire-paramedic station expansion remains mystery

Worcester County, Maryland – Judge dismisses EMS supervisor’s case

Carrollton, Kentucky – Prank 911 call could lead to felony charges for boy

Austin, Texas – Rural medicine breakthrough:Sutton County EMS expands services to patients at home

Donegal, Ireland – Lives will be lost:paramedic

London, UK – London Ambulance Service confesses to 54 minute wait for hit-and-run victim

Victoria, Australia – Seven paramedics implicated in drug thefts in past four years

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Governor General awards for EMS staff

Austin, Texas – Powering ambulance with battery pack

Houston, Texas – Ambulance company administrator pleads guilty to fraud

Worcester, Massachusetts – Fire chief accused of stealing ambulance narcotics

Wales, UK – Paramedic shortage putting lives at risk

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics call off strike action after IRC steps in

Victoria, Australia – More Vic ambo drug theft cases emerge

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance funding cut reversed by health minister

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto’s fed up paramedics warned to shut up – or else

Lawrence, Indiana – Two dozen EMTs, paramedics officially laid off Monday

Lee County, Florida – Ambulance rolls over in crash;three taken to hospital

Oxford, UK – One in five ambulance service staff haven’t had CRB check

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance pain drug switch affected hundreds

Victoria, Australia – Second man arrested in ambulance drug switch

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance lag in requesting tamper proof bottles

Queensland, Australia – Queensland ambulances get patient management app

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

San Antonio, Texas – SAPD seeking thief who stole ambulance during medical call

Cherokee, North Carolina – Cherokee EMS worker charged with embezzlement

San Jose, California – SJPD emergency response times under fire

Cork, Ireland – Union calls for end to on-call system after ambulance crash

Suffolk, UK – Union claims ambulance staff are stretched to the breaking point

Victoria, Australia – Police investigate ambulance drug thefts

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics vote for work bans

Auckland, New Zealand – St. John Ambulance in bus lane victory

Monday, October 15, 2012

Barnum, Iowa – EMT pinned between fire truck, ambulance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh stands firm in bid to reassign rescue work from paramedics to firefighters

Worcester, Massachusetts – EMTs learn to defend themselves

Livingston, Montana – Dog shocked after hampering paramedics

Swinton, UK – Heart attack mum dies when ambulance is sent to wrong address

New South Wales, Australia – NSW paramedics to strike

Victoria, Australia – Vic ambulance boss defends response times

Canberra, Australia – Liberals offer more paramedic training

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg Fire-Paramedic chief taken off fire hall project

Yorkton, Saskatchewan – Yorkton hospital getting helipad for STARS helicopter

Kingston, Ontario – Frontenac paramedics encourage breast cancer discussion

San Francisco, California – Device for EMTS to transmit patient information from ambulances grabs venture prize

San Francisco, California – Support for beaten medic Bryan Stow still alive at AT & T Park

Cottonwood, California – Third psychological evaluation ordered for man accused of ramming ambulance

Tyler, Texas – Ambus available to East Texans in case of disasters, mass casualties

Chicago, Illinois – Man, 77, charged with stealing ambulance: “I needed a ride”

Friday, October 12, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – MPP announces bill to fast track benefits for workers suffering from PTSD

Mississauga, Ontario – Peel’s fallen paramedics honoured

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh paramedics’ union issues statement on rescue work

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Labor dispute could determine future of emergency care

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance response times get slower, audit finds

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance drove off after accident

Rotherham, UK – Paramedics in second bid for world record

Victoria, Australia – Vic emergency response times blowout

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto EMS personnel protesting lack of staff

Chicago, Illinois – 77-year-old accused of stealing ambulance from hospital

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh says paramedics put rescues in jeopardy

Westboro, Massachusetts – EMT charged in drug thefts

Norfolk, UK – Ambulance watch:hospitals warned over ambulances waiting in the car park

West Midlands, UK – Jailed – the man who spat on paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance reforms welcomed

Queensland, Australia – Firies, ambos will leave Queensland

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Medical transport service downed

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics say Toronto has bare minimum coverage

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic outreach project finds help for 911’s frequent flyers

Oxford, Connecticut – Paramedic apparently dies in his sleep;only 36-years-old

Charleston, West Virginia – Charges filed against woman accused of hit-and-run against ambulance

East of England, UK – Ambulance chief steps down amidst union row

Cornwall, UK – Paramedic stood on car bonnet to photograph female colleague showering at ambulance station;now banned from EMS

Queensland, Australia – Bypass ban to relieve ambulance ramping, but won’t wipe it out completely, chief says

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics issue warning

Toronto, Ontario – Councillors attack paramedics’ job action

Trenton, New Jersey – Legislation to overhaul state EMS approved by Senate budget committee

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City paramedics shoot down contract

Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas private ambulance company hopes to use changing traffic light technology

London, UK – British public at risk from private ambulance firms

Adelaide, South Australia – SA govt slammed for ambulance cuts

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Salem, Massachusetts – Junction City paramedic honored by Red Cross

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Paramedics vote on new contract

Ilkley, UK – Concern at ambulance wait for woman, 92

Melton, UK – Union to fight 999 station closures

Sheffield, UK – Army medic honoured

Cambridgeshire, UK – Ambulance procedure investigated after crew delayed

Wellington, New Zealand – Father furious over ambulance call

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sachigo Lake First Nation, Ontario – Specialized first aid training may help remote communities where paramedics are not available

Ballston Spa, New York – Molester of 3 boys, former EMT, pleads guilty

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Police investigate death of EMSA patient

Kanawha County, West Virginia – Deputies search for driver in ambulance hit-and-run

Las Vegas, Nevada – Suspected drunken driver hits ambulance

London, UK – Tories secretly privatizing healthcare, ambulances, police, Labour claims

Paignton, UK – Good deed turned into torrent of abuse at ambulance crew

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thunder Bay, Ontario – More help on the way for Thunder Bay Ornge

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge now a vastly different organization, interim president says

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Family sues ambulance company, driver over mother’s death

Antioch, California – Objects hurled from freeway overpass injure one, damage vehicles, ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Victoria adopts new rural ambulance system

Canberra, Australia – Liberals promise tougher penalties to protect front line ambulance and police

Berlin, Germany – Germany halts plan to shoot live pigs for paramedic training

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Log book shows not enough medics for Ornge helicopter

North Andover, Massachusetts– Fatal crash victim was responding paramedic’s brother

Houston, Texas – EMT/firefighter arrested on child porn charges

Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia EMT paralyzed in crash while on vacation in Tobago

Hemel, UK – Ex-paramedic attacks insulting first aid ad

Norwich, UK – Girl, two, died from meningitis after paramedic sent ambulance away saying she had swine flu

Simrisham, Sweden – Elderly woman dies after ambulance no-show

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston paramedic suspected of drug tampering may have affected 57 patients

Cuthbert, Georgia – Deputy, EMT indicted for child molestation

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Man arrested after stealing an EMSA ambulance

Lee County, Florida – High ranking paramedics say overtime pay denied

Co. Cork, Ireland – Ambulance took hour to attend emergency where man’s heart stopped

West London, UK – Scandal of the A & E;Ambulance crews on the brink of collapse as more and more patients need ferrying mile further

Victoria, Australia – Union demands paramedic shortage fix

Monday, October 1, 2012

** St. John’s, Newfoundland – Ambulance restraints could have saved patient:ex-paramedic

** St. John, New Brunswick – Ambulance NB under fire again for delay

** Vancouver, BC – Paramedic memorial wall will stay in Vancouver office

** Bismarck, North Dakota – ND ambulances and hospitals streamline equipment for heart attacks

** Bennington, Vermont – Medic loses licence over fatal crash

** Waterford, Pennsylvania – EMT serious after ambulance rollover

** Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA board signs off on 4 per cent raise for medics

Friday, September 28, 2012

** Vancouver, BC – Plans to remove memorials to fallen colleagues insulting:paramedics

** Mississauga, Ontario – Paramedics to honour their own

** St. John’s, Newfoundland – Newfoundland and Labrador only province where ambulance patients not allowed to be restrained:paramedic

** Waterford, Pennsylania – Ambulance rolls with patient inside

** Detroit, Michigan – Fire chief investigating EMS response after boy’s death

** Trenton, New Jersey – Program to help EMTs quickly learn driver’s medical history clear Assembly committee

** Wales, UK – Wales Ambulance Service fails to meet response times for third month

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Clearview, Washington – Lack of EMS drugs a risk for patients in emergencies

Honolulu, Hawaii – 9/11 victims honored in remembrance walk

New Canaan, Connecticut – Emergency workers honored at Blue Mass

Little Rock, Arkansas – Arkansas agencies installing Smart 911 for responders

Blackburn, UK – Hepatitis C patient spat blood in paramedic’s face

Scotland, UK – Medical services had 7,000 hoax calls

East Midlands, UK – Apology for two hour 999 wait

Monday, September 10, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge managers turned a blind eye to paramedics using unsafe equipment:ex-aide

Racine, Wisconsin – EMT charged with sexually assaulting patient pleads not guilty

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts – Police investigate drug theft from ambulance, paramedic resigns

Winona, Minnesota – Ambulance service uses teleconferencing to train EMTs

Warrington, Pennsylvania – Ambulance service under investigation;ex-chief files suit

Gloucestershire, UK – Ambulances tackling an increase in delays

Sydney, Australia – Poor resources blamed for emergency delays

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada – Madam Tussauds offering emergency service members free admission September 11

North York, UK – Paramedic’s foot saved by air ambulance

Galway, Ireland – Private ambulance to cater for later drinkers

Chiltern, UK – Air ambulance paramedics on their bikes to raise cash

New Delhi, India – India’s emergency medical system in tatters

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Ambulance medics upset over bad apples in their midst

Helsinki, Finland – Police suspect ambulance service company of financial crimes

Friday, September 7, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge turns to London hospital executive

Windsor, Ontario – Ornge air ambulance allowed in US air space

Toronto, Ontario – Tories slam McGuinty, Milloy for refusing Ornge committee

Brunswick County, North Carolina – Ambulance medic sentenced after pleading guilty to charge stemming from death of woman

Las Vegas, Nevada – Union questions cuts after ambulance rollover accident

Buckinghamshire, UK – Concerns over increasing use of junior ambulance staff

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics protest threat

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mississauga, Ontario – After 167 times, Peel paramedic continues to give blood

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ambulance rolls over in northwest

Danville, Illinois – Emergency workers to build Habitat home in honor of 9/11

Emerson, New Jersey – Ambulance corps ordered to remove cameras

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Study recommends $15.6 M EMS/911 update

Stanton, Michigan – Local group working to create Michigan EMS Memorial

Forest Town, UK – Woman denies attacking ambulance responder

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Low income Nova Scotians to get free ambulance service

San Antonio, Texas – SAFD adds giant ambulance to its fleet

Decatur, Alabama – Multiple ambulance services lead to quicker response in Decatur

Delaware, Ohio – EMS study to show who is paying the tab

Scotland, UK – Paramedic saves the life of child with rare condition

Gwent, UK – Ambulance crews deal with hundreds more 999 calls under new system

Liverpool, UK – Stroke victim waits almost two hours for ambulance while six are diverted to more serious cases

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge:Chris Mazza gave order to create illegal false documents, says ex-aide

Orem, Utah – Paramedic grandfather delivers his own granddaughter in ambulance

Hilton Head, South Carolina – Paramedics feel pressure of drug shortages, work to see patients don’t

Plainfield, New Jersey – New Jersey Supreme Court reinstates claim against rescue squad

Suffolk, UK – Complaints over ambulance service nearly double in just two years

Newcastle, UK – Ambulance bosses defend 1.4M pounds spent on support staff

Wales, UK – Ambulances take more than 30 minutes to reach emergency calls in some parts of Wales

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Some drivers of ambulances abusing sirens during heavy traffic

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Patient demands answers about paramedic wait times

Williamston, South Carolina – EMS squads could face fines for crossing lines

Manchester, New Hampshire – AMR faces criticism for ambulance fees

Western Fremont County, Colorado – Broken ambulances highlight need for steady funding

Berwick, UK – New ambulance to reduce fuel consumption

Cambridge, UK – Second paramedic raises service fears

Queensland, Australia – Long emergency department delays leave patients in agony

Friday, August 31, 2012

Maple Ridge, BC – Sex offender who assaulted paramedic loses appeal, stays in prison

Staten Island, New York – Neighbors of paramedic killed in crash mourn huge loss

Racine, Wisconsin – EMT appears in court on charges of fondling woman in ambulance

Cherokee County, Texas – Woman dies after jumping from moving ambulance

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends EMT licensing requirements

Sydney, Australia – Paramedics contradict police on shooting

Paisley, UK – 999 teams face thousands of booze related call-outs

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – McGuinty won’t appear before Ornge committee, PCs accuse him of hiding

Brandon, Manitoba – Ambulance crash blamed on overwork

London, Ontario – Ambulance service $400,000 short

Chicago, Illinois – Mayor wants more medical exams for paramedics, firefighters on disability

Honolulu, Hawaii – Paramedics undergo sex trafficking training

Perth, Australia – Family demands answers over alleged ambulance mistreatment

Queensland, Australia – Premier scrambles after ambulance levy stumble

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Austin-Travis County, Texas – EMS faces first spending overrun in years

Dublin, Ireland – Cost-cutting begins at ambulance service

London, UK – City lift for London Air Ambulance

Derbeyshire, UK – Emergency car scheme to be trialled by air ambulance charity

Perth, Australia – Paramedic injured in attack on ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Emergency services workers back drink regulations

Western Cape, South Africa – Armed on-duty paramedics a concern:community safety minister

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton emergency services prepared

Dallas, Texas – Man steals ambulance

Coweta County, Georgia – Woman wants answers from ambulance company over loss of wedding ring

Trenton, New Jersey – No background checks for NJ EMTs allow some responders to easily hide criminal past

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Emergency responses could be 2 minutes longer

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance paramedics at risk

Victoria, Australia – Call for clot buster drugs on ambulances

Monday, August 27, 2012

Antioch, Illinois – Two paramedics facing licence revocation

Fayette County, Pennsylvania – Proposed regulation could affect EMS workers

Clay County, Kansas – Clay County EMS seeing EMT shortage

Cumbria, UK – Crank 999 caller claimed he had been bitten by vampire

Wales, UK – Epic celebrity walk to keep Wales Air Ambulance flying

Christchurch, New Zealand – Death of female combat medic reignites debate on women in the front line

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Township mayors worried about ambulance response times

Lorain, Ohio – Man chases ambulance with son in it following crash

Dallas, Texas – Personalized 911 profiles help improved emergency response

Staffordshire, UK – Coroner to raise concerns after OAP waited an hour for ambulance after fall

Cambridge, UK – Dad’s anger at delay in sending out ambulance

Ayrshire, UK – Emergency workers attacked three times every day in South Ayrshire

Essex, UK – Medics to the rescue as booze takes its toll

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Camp urges kids to become paramedics

Tacoma, Washington – More than 30 medics, EMTs to be laid off

Berlin, Maryland – Harassment of EMS cited in fire company funding cut

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Increased assault calls put EMSA workers at risk

Birmingham, UK – Paramedic sacked after death of man outside hospital

Durban, South Africa – EMS official’s comments sexist, medics

Styria, Austria – Ambulance stolen while on call out

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lawrence, Indiana – Mayor proposes cutting EMS personnel to balance books

Tacoma, Washington – Former flight nurse forms support network for air ambulance crash survivors

New Orleans, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance launches new I.C.E. mobile app

Clearwater, Florida – Drunken man claiming to be EMT harassed paramedics, police say

Scotland, UK – Scottish ambulances responding faster

Queensland, Australia – Hundreds of emergency services staff march on Parliament

Queensland, Australia – Newman won’t rule out ambo cuts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hamilton, Ontario – Professional EMS man Tim Spence dies

Nanaimo, BC – Dispatchers play a crucial role as ambulance service deals with nearly 500,000 annual calls

Lehighton, Pennsylvania – Carbon Co. paramedic fighting for his life

Bedford, Kentucky – EMT/firefighter killed in crash laid to rest

Lancaster County, South Carolina – Former paramedic accused of taking drugs meant for patients

Missoula, Montana – Former EMT sues Missoula County

Kamloops, BC – Ambulance service recruiting dispatchers

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Birmingham, Alabama – Man shoots self at UAB hospital ambulance bay

Antioch, California – Man hit by ambulance after running onto highway believed to have committed suicide

Wales, UK – Paramedics recognized in first BBC 999 Awards

Scunthorpe, UK – Paramedic feared for his life after being punched by patient

Queensland, Australia – Government razor gang in bid to cut ambulance officers’ meal allowance

Frankston, Australia – Paintball shot from bridge strikes ambulance

Tasmania, Australia – Ambulance service funding injection

Monday, August 20, 2012

Racine, Wisconsin – Teen allgedly sexually assaulted in ambulance

Morehead, Kentucky – Man arrested for impersonating EMT

Washington, D.C. – DC Fire and EMS investigating ambulance response in emergency call for elderly woman

London, UK – Emergency 999 call held up because operator was not allowed to Google address

Wales, UK – NHS Wales sees summer rise in inappropriate calls

Brisbane, Australia – Flu epidemic delivers horror days of bypassing and ambulance ramping

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic apply for new union reps for first time in 30 years

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge welcomes coroner’s review

Attleboro, Massachusetts – Ex paramedic/firefighter in court on drug charges

Hamlin, West Virginia – Kids go fishing in memory of paramedic

College Station, Texas – After bullets fly, medic’s wartime training is needed at home

Surrey, UK – Lifesaving paramedic nominated for TV award

Perthshire, UK – Playing roulette with people’s lives:heart attack sufferer questions ambulance cover

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Ornge sends satisfaction survey to dead woman after delay getting her to hospital

Greensboro, North Carolina – High tech ambulance hits streets

Inman, South Carolina – Bond set for paramedic charity scammer

Scotland, UK – Sharp rise in alcohol related call outs

Essex, UK – Private ambulances used “in emergencies” to plug gaps

Melbourne, Australia – Man declared dead by paramedics holds no grudges

Victoria, Australia – Union condemns unsafe graduate paramedic plan

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Review to examine patient deaths involving Ornge air ambulance service

London, Ontario – Audit finds EMS funding shortfall nearly double original estimate

Clover, South Carolina – Deputies, paramedics fight off man with fists, stun gun

Princeton, New Jersey – Fallen EMT to be honored

Thornbury, UK – MP scandalized by ambulance queues

Plymouth, UK – Back our pensions battle, paramedics

St. John’s, Antigua – Reinstated EMS workers await probe findings

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Paramedic Association sounds alarm for need for increased EMS staffing levels

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Special on missing combat medic Kelli Bordeaux aired

Boyle County, Kentucky – Former EMT/firefighter may face 16 years in prison

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance bill impasse could affect patients

Cambridge, UK – Homes where paramedics could end up in hospital

Burnley, UK – Paramedic who molested boy is kicked out of profession

Victoria, Australia – Critical lack of personnel leaves ambulances idle

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa paramedics kept busy with five cardiac calls in 90 minutes

London, Ontario – Province chops local ambulance budget

San Francisco, California – Questions about FAA fixing emergency helicopter safety problems

Fredon, New Jersey – Former EMS squad member takes response dispute to court

Las Vegas, Nevada – In trying to prevent ambulance takeover, firefighters unions may have violated privacy laws

Bristol, UK – Ambulance wait fines shocking

Liverpool, UK – Ambulance service bungled collection of official records on missed callout times

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sudbury, Ontario – Nurses to ease strain on ER, paramedics

Boston, Massachusetts – Governor rejects ambulance payment legislation–again

Yorkshire, UK – Thieves steal from ambulance in North Yorkshire

Bury St. Edmunds, UK – Boy with breathing problems waited 30 minutes for ambulance

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance cut figures not yet final

Wanaka, New Zealand – Paramedic silenced

Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Ambulance medics attacked while treating patient

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Regina, SK – SK College of Paramedics increases member voting response by 56% and saves $2,480 in new case study

Lincoln, Nebraska – Medical supply vending machines help EMTs

Eureka-Wildwood, Missouri – EMS chief says essential medications may not be available in ambulances

Iredell County, North Carolina – Mistakes may be costing first responders time in responding to emergencies

London, UK – Sporting ambulance staff urge people to embrace the spirit of the Olympics

Crewe, UK – Starring role for ambulance volunteer

Adelaide, South Australia – Elderly woman waited two hours for ambulance after breaking hip

Friday, August 10, 2012

Gaston County, North Carolina – Paramedic accused of assaulting woman outside police station

Midland, UK – Motorist jailed after running over paramedic’s foot

Wales, UK – Heroic paramedic trio hailed after mine rescue

Burnley, UK – Heart attack man says he may sue over ambulance wait

Johannesburg, South Africa – Emergency vehicles snowed in

Durban, South Africa – Hospital ambulances in poor state

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Paramedics revive man 16 minutes after ‘dying’ in swimming pool

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Phoenix, Arizona – Mental health patient assaults EMT, flees into nearby neighborhood

Long Beach, California – New paramedic model draws fire, chief fires back

Jessamine County, Kentucky – Attorney general finds Jessamine E-911 violated open records law

New Orleans, Louisiana – La. Jury: Acadian owes $117M for ambulance wreck

Tullamore, UK – Air ambulance can’t land at newly constructed hospital

Cambridge, UK – Man admits charge after ambulance struggle

Victoria, Australia – Union takes issue with paramedics’ new roster

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Big questions remain as Ornge probe wraps up

Toronto, Ontario – MPP says Liberals mishandled Ornge situation

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Ornge investigation:Whistleblower suspended after testifying at probe

Richmond, Virginia – Ambulance authority hopes music video will save lives

Feasterville, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company charged in $2.5M fraud scheme

London, UK – Paramedics fear lives put at risk by private ambulance crews

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic delays disrupt helicopter flights

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – 5 injured in ambulance crash

Boise, Idaho – EMT/firefighter killed responding to medical call

Boston, Massachusetts – Ambulance billing shift in governor’s hands

Nashua, New Hampshire – Ambulance building fills with smoke from lightning strike

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics leaving in droves

New South Wales, Australia – Party goers smash ambulance windows, paramedics abused

Victoria, Australia – Push to protect paramedics and ER staff from patients

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Salem, Massachusetts – Officials pleads not guilty to obstructing paramedics

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania – Man arrested for DUI after head-on collision with ambulance

St. Helier, UK – Ambulance medic is Olympic ceremony drummer

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – Woman crashed into ambulance then ran over paramedic’s foot

Edgware, UK – Widow’s plea for justice after man was denied ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Union warns of paramedic shift changes

Mogadishu, Somalia – Drivers of ambulances navigate danger to save lives

Friday, August 3, 2012

Victoria, BC – First responder protection law clashes with privacy rights

Toronto, Ontario – Not unusual for agencies like Ornge to set up for-profits:ex bureaucrat

Melfort, Saskatchewan – Minister meets with local officials regarding Collaborative Emergency Centres

Portland, Maine – New EMS protocol increasing the chance of survival for patients in cardiac arrest

Wildomar, California – Army medic’s memorial service is Saturday

Spalding, UK – MP:Ambulance service proposal is preposterous

New South Wales, Australia – NSW eyes $250 emergency services tax

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Alarm was sounded early on Ornge, health minister says

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Air ambulance begins night flights

Baltimore, Maryland – Paramedic and patient injured after floor collapses

New Orleans, Louisiana – Acadian Ambulance implements annual EMT boot camp

Liverpool, UK – Student lay outside hospital A & E while ambulance was summoned, inquest hears

Romford, UK – Tributes for paramedic

Staffordshire, UK – Ambulance service launches a search for apprentices

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aurora, Colorado – Shooting:Police pleaded for ambulances

Barrington, Rhode Island – Health department pulls EMT licence from voyeurism suspect

Manchester, New Hampshire – City Hall to conduct audit of ambulance service on overbilling

Springfield, Ohio – EMS runs up even as population decreases

St. John’s, Antigua – EMS pair still on suspension despite being cleared

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics told not to wait with patients

New South Wales, Australia – Four die waiting for ambulances

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Health Minister Deb Matthews to testify again at Ornge hearings

Hurricane City, Utah – Ambulance crash injures 11

South Norfolk, UK – MP demands ambulance showdown

Scotland, UK – Sacked paramedic escapes ban from profession

Essex, UK – Insider claims ambulance cuts are putting lives at risk

Cape Town, South Africa – Paramedics slammed for carrying guns

New South Wales, Australia – Ambo:We want the violence to stop

Monday, July 30, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Help wanted, Ornge seeks new CEO

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Report reveals details of death on Ornge chopper

Victoria, BC – Emergency workers applaud blood test act

Wells County, Indiana – Wells EMS chief held in drug thefts

Columbia, South Carolina – Many firefighters now trained to drive ambulances

Mullingar, Ireland – Man jailed for assault on paramedics

Tasmania, Australlia – Ambo attacks revealed

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lennox, South Dakota – A need for rural EMTs

Iredell County, North Carolina – Paramedics say EMS may be putting lives at risk

Skegness, UK – Pedal powered paramedics raise thousands for charity

Nottingham, UK – Ambulance plans aimed at ending embarrassing delays

Wellington, New Zealand – Sick girl, 3, phones for own ambulance

Western Cape, South Africa – CT paramedic stabbed

Limpopo, South Africa – Ambulance staff deregistered, fired

Friday, July 27, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ex Ornge CEO being recalled by committee

Hoboken, New Jersey – Homeless man arrested after allegedly punching EMT in face

Jessamine County, Kentucky – Former EMS medic sued for February wreck

Titusville, Florida – Audit follows firing of EMS chief

Pinellas County, Florida – Closer look at emergency services needed

Warsaw, Kentucky – Patient dies after ambulance flipped in crash

Oneida, New York – Bath salts create chaos for first responders

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Health minister willing to answer more Ornge questions

Grand Manan, New Brunswick – Air ambulance service resumes

Chicago, Illinois – Basic ambulance delays treatment for wounded man

Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania – EMTs intervene in assault on rape victim

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance delay due to meal breaks sparks common sense call

Wales, UK – Woman, 91, could have brain damage after ambulance wait

Galway, Ireland – HSE defends crew in fatal ambulance trip

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Perryville, Missouri – Man accused of attacking paramedics with knife

Aurora, Colorado – Ambulance, police tapes reveal horror of Batman shooting

Aurora, Colorado – First responders risked lives in shooting

Amarillo, Texas – Air ambulance violations revealed

Plymouth, UK – Paramedics took cover in vehicle as man grabbed pole

South Essex, UK – Public getting more hostile to ambulance crews by the day

Bury, UK – Bosses deny 999 changes will put patients at risk

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hamilton, Ontario – Off-duty paramedic steps in to save life

Providence, Rhode Island – Non-emergencies clog ambulance use

Kansas City, Missouri – EMT who responded to 1981 Hyatt disaster retires

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Paramedics warn about heat

Sussex, UK – Paramedics forced to stand back as two dogs attack eight people

East Yorkshire, UK – Paramedics claim patients at risk as 999 overtime cut

New South Wales, Australia – Ambulance service denies cost cutting claims

Monday, July 23, 2012

Niagara, Ontario – Ambulance response times to be made public

Salt Lake City, Utah – Montana based air ambulance says air controllers liable for deadly 2007 crash outside Bozeman

Bangor, Maine Maine EMTs face challenges with new patient guidelines

Robertson County, Tennessee – Former EMS director sues county

Grantham, UK – Ambulance staff left brain injury man for 45 minutes due to lunch break

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance queuing ramping up

Johannesburg, South Africa – Raped paramedic not the same

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tiffin, Ohio – EMT rescues man from sinking car

Tinley Park, Illinois – Former paramedic steals medical equipment

Bloomfield, Indiana – Man punches paramedic

Greenville, South Carolina – Soldier-medic speaks after June bombing in Afghanistan

Park City, Utah – Local invention a paramedic back saver

Bristol, UK – New air ambulance chopper could enable night flights for first time

Johannesburg, South Africa – Lives of paramedics ruined after rape attack

Friday, July 20, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario had power over Ornge: Ex-CEO

Toronto, Ontario – Ousted Ornge CEO testifies at Ontario hearing

Plainfield, New Jersey – State Supreme Court rules couple can sue rescue squad

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Minnesota first in nation to certify community paramedics

Chicago, Illinois – 2 paramedics’ licences yanked for refusing to treat patient

Honolulu, Hawaii – State Health Department might quash Honolulu’s fire-ems merger

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service activates code orange health alarm

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blountville, Tennessee – State board revokes licence of EMT

Whiteville, North Carolina – EMT students forced to retake exam after error

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA finds 2,500 hours spent waiting with patients in just 5 months

Satellite Beach, Florida – Paramedics` program keeps eye on at risk seniors

Childwell, UK – Paramedic awarded Queen`s Ambulance Medal

Kent, UK – Hoax calls to ambulance soar

Perth, West Australia – Ambulances spent more than a month waiting last month

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicago, Illinois – Lifetime pay for paramedic trainee hurt in academy

Chicago, Illinois – Report:Paramedics, firefighters have collected over $27M in tax free disability

Hopewell, New Jersey – Fire company mourns loss of EMT/firefighter

Danbury, Connecticut – Ambulance medic chases down drunk driver

London, UK – Medics unveil Olympic centre

East Midlands, UK – Many ambulance stations to close in reorganization

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics on bikes for fast response

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Roanoke, Virginia – Porn star training as EMT has received public support despite media bias

Escambia County, Alabama – Late EMT Nathan Berry honored

Bangor, Maine – EMTS treating more cardiac arrests on scene

Derbeyshire, UK – Plan to shut ambulance stations and axe management posts is revealed

West Midlands, UK – Ambulance staff ready for Olympics challenge

Queensland, Australia – Paramedic uses Facebook to plead with premier for better pay deal

Queensland, Australia – Ambo strike talk scaremongering:government

Monday, July 16, 2012

Watertown, New York – Man with list of prior convictions arrested for forcible touching of EMT

Framingham, Massachusetts – Former Holliston EMT arrested for seventh time

Redding, California – Surgeon hurt in freak accident saves paramedic sent to rescue him

Clearwater, Florida – Paramedic keeps returning to relieve Haiti’s vast suffering

Norfolk, UK – Driver of ambulance denies causing death by careless driving

Portsmouth, UK – Paramedic struck off for sexually explicit messages

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulance ransacked by thieves

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Timmins, Ontario – Siren sounds call for blood donors

Missoula, Montana – Changes coming to air ambulance service

San Diego, California – Ambulance delayed, young boy dies

Essex, UK – Husband and daughter forced to give dying mother CPR as lone medic stood by

London, UK – London Ambulance Service ready for Games

Johannesburg, South Africa – Towtrucks block paramedics

Deir al-Zor, Syria – Red Crescent aid worker shot and killed

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grand Manan, New Brunswick – Family calls for return of air ambulance

Salem, Oregon – Paramedics turn to expired drugs due to shortages

Lynchburg, Virginia – Driver of ambulance convicted of improper driving in fatal wreck

Papillion, Nebraska – Driver of ambulance won’t be ticketed in crash

Washington, D.C. – Bill would encourage civilian EMT certification for veterans

Queensland, Australia – QAS helps spread anti-violence message

Manila, Philippines – 3 killed in bus, ambulance accident

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Paramedic/firefighter facing brain surgery

Naples, Florida – Inked:Naples men join national trend to tattoo medical wishes on body

Blackpool, UK – Paramedic hurt in stolen car collision

West Midlands, UK – Hospital and paramedics suspended after A & E death

Hebburn, UK – Woman fined for swearing at paramedics

Auckland, New Zealand – US medic wants to honour fallen soldier

Abu Dhabi, Dubai – Ambulance services follow Canada`s health regulations

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge operations to stay in Toronto;move to Oshawa airport not in the cards

South Ogden, Utah – Ambulance crashes into several cars, killing woman

Powder Springs, Georgia – Georgia investigates paramedics school

Honolulu, Hawaii – Ethics commission to investigate fire-EMS merger consultant selection

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Ambulance services, hospitals struggle with nationwide medication shortage

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania – Authorities investigating crash involving ambulance

Johannesburg, South Africa – Woman dies as locked gates keep medics out

Monday, July 9, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Former Ornge CEO wants to set the record straight

East of England, UK – Ambulance chiefs deny cuts safety risk

Whalley, UK – Man urinated in ambulance after collapse in street

Devonport, UK – Police hunt thief who stole from paramedic’s car during mercy 999 dash

Pretoria, South Africa – Ambulance turned away 6 times, man dies

Canberra, Australia – Paramedics angry over cramped stations

Victoria, Australia – MP pleads for more ambulance resources

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Logan, Utah – No 2 mission alike for Utah air ambulance

San Antonio, Texas – Texas National Guardsman, Tanzanian medics exchange best practices

Deeside, UK – Medic speaks out after being cleared

Cork, UK – War of words over ambulance coverage

Manchester, UK – Police slammed after Alzheimer’s man, 84, is handcuffed in ambulance on way to hospital

Lutterworth, UK – Air ambulance blog takes to the skies

Mogadishu, Somalia – Pair jailed for supplying ambulance

Friday, July 6, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedic wins WSIB case over off-duty injury

Oxford, Connecticut – Oxford Ambulance raises money for family of drowning victim

Austin, Texas – Austin-Travis County EMS suffering staffing shortage

Salisbury, North Carolina – Patient charged with assaulting paramedic, nurses

London, UK – EU plan for cars to call an ambulance after crashes

Sussex, UK – Specialized paramedic team starts

Galway, Ireland – Nightclub medics service launched

Thursday, July 5, 2012

San Antonio, Texas – SAFD paramedic dies in single car accident

Evansville, Indiana – Man accused of trying to splash EMT, police with blood

Stockton, California – Paramedics on bated breath

Hagerstown, Maryland – Funeral procession for slain EMS official

Greenville, South Carolina – New program aims to relieve ER headaches for ambulances

Tyneside, UK – Bride gets ride to wedding in ambulance

ACT, Australia – Ambo stations not big enough to accomodate staff

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Montreal, Quebec – Quebec’s paramedics reach tentative deal

Bennington, Vermont – EMT benefit bill held up in Senate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Pa. man charged with $5.4 million Medicare fraud in ambulance scheme

Peach County, Georgia – Ambulance overturns

Detroit, Michigan – Chasing the costs of ambulances

Hunts, UK – Ambulance resources stretched dealing with minor falls

Linyi, China – Naked woman blocked ambulance

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Fewer paramedic calls this Canada Day

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Elderly man reaches for gun when paramedics arrive–is then found dead

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Paramedics kept waiting at emergency rooms a growing problem

Akron, Ohio – Driver in ambulance crash that killed one pleads not guilty

Churchville, Pennsylvania – Man charged with fraud in ambulance scheme

Maghull, UK – Ambulance chiefs apologize after patient kept waiting 80 minutes in pool of blood

Warminster, UK – OAP waited 45 minutes for ambulance after fall

Saturday, June 30, 2012

San Francisco, California – A year after awful paramedic beating, Giants/Dodgers rivalry has a different feel

Palm Beach County, Florida – County reverses rescue crew cuts

Long Island, New York – Cadavers key to paramedics’ rescue training

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina – EMS lieutenant booked on DUI charges

Salisbury, UK – Teen footballer waits over an hour for ambulance

Queensland, Australia – Gold Coast paramedic on her way to Bollywood

Auckland, New Zealand – Paramedic clocks 2,000 rescues

Friday, June 29, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Senior bureaucrat accused of developing amnesia about Ornge red flags

San Antonio, Texas – Ambulance company target of raid by federal, state agents

Iredell, North Carolina – Former EMS workers take plea deals over stolen radios

Raleigh, North Carolina – EMS employees didn’t reimburse state for vehicle use

Flanders, New York – EMT tries to break up fight, hit with pipe

Wales, UK – Ambulanceman accused of misusing flashing blue lights to pull driver over

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics become patients after exposure to drug lab leak

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oshawa, Ontario – Mayor defends deal with Ornge

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina EMS preparing for wicked weather

Akron, Ohio – Woman charged in deadly crash with ambulance

Washington, D.C. – House adopts bill provision extending public safety officer benefits to nonprofit EMS personnel

Gloucester Twp, New Jersey- NJ town fires EMS service over registrations

Floyd County, Kentucky – Ambulance company under investigation for hot ambulances

London, UK – London Ambulance Service to save 200,000 pounds per annum

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peel Region, Ontario – Region and paramedics turn to conciliation

Seattle, Washington – Ranger who died on Mount Rainier came from a family of EMTs

Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania – Man attacked paramedic tending to his father, police say

Minneapolis, Minnesota – New law funds community paramedics

Sacramento, California – City may face hike in ambulance fees

Riverside County, California – Debate on over paramedic, firefighter services

Shropshire, UK – Ambulances fail to reach target

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chautauqua, New York – Man accused of spitting blood, trying to punch EMS

Morrisville, Pennsylvania – Bucks coroner:Autopsy inconclusive for EMT

West Midlands, UK – Olympic role for 999 crews

Stockholm, Sweden – Ambulance call outrage: “Are you black or white?”

New South Wales, Australia – Man accused of burgling ambulance

Mumbai, India – Ambulance chops off woman’s ear

Chengdu, China – Foreigner helps get ambulance out of traffic

Monday, June 25, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge scandal could have been avoided if oversight granted, ombud says

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Province prepares to let paramedics make the call

Regina, SK – Paramedics, police take part in bike training

Killeen, Texas – Man arrested after returning with stolen ambulance

Ulster County, New York – Emergency responders must pay tolls on thruways

Suffolk, UK – MPs to investigate paramedics’ wasted hours

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedics reject union

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Air ambulance gives patients a flying start

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg paramedics honoured for shelter program

Simcoe County, Ontario – Calls to paramedics soar as heat rises

Clarkston, Washington – Ambulance patient bites driver

Birmingham, Alabama – Ambulance company settles in case involving alleged fraudulent Medicare claims

Franklin County, Pennsylvania – Ambulances slow down to reduce crashes

Tshwane, South Africa – Metro ambulance hijacked

Friday, June 22, 2012

Staten Island, New York – 8 hospitalized after ambulance accident

Morrisville, New Jersey – Autopsy inconclusive in sudden death of EMT

LA County, California – Paramedics could lighten EMS load

Sunderland, UK – Widow claims husband’s life could have been saved if ambulance delay avoided

West Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance crews getting faster, report says

Limerick, Ireland – How did an air ambulance strike wires in daylight?

Adelaide, South Australia – Website to help paramedics avoid hospital bottlenecks

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic crews improve 2011 call times over a year earlier

Sechelt, BC – Memorial held for fallen search and rescue volunteers

Wayne County, Pennsylvania – Ambulance company needs help after fire

San Jose, California – Paramedics save 17-year-old from burning home

Chicago, Illinois – EMS bus unveiled by fire department

East Chicago, Indiana – Private medic suspended for performing procedures he was not certified to do

Perth, Western Australia – Ambos tell of trauma’s mental toll

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Morrisville, Pennsylvania – 26-year-old EMT dies from apparent heart attack while on duty

Los Angeles County, California – Paramedic injured in crash

Phoenix, Arizona – 911 dispatchers turn focus to cardiac arrest

Mill Hill, UK – Drunken thug jailed for breaking paramedic’s arm

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance kit stolen

Kent, UK – Man, 90, fights for life after ambulance crash

Hampshire, UK – Paramedics help cut number of falls

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Paramedics waiting longer to offload patients:Conservatives

Mississauga, Ontario – Ornge to launch new dedicated flights to better serve Northeastern Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic honoured with Legends of the Call

Austin, Texas – EMS wants $116 K to survey patients

Nottinghamshire, UK – Woman loses baby after ambulance wait

Hull, UK – 20 stone woman waited 11 hours for ambulance

Fishtoft, UK – Step-mum attacked in ambulance row

Monday, June 18, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Cut Ornge funding:Tories

Hudson’s Hope, BC – Woman dies waiting for ambulance

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Paramedics kicked, punched

Trenton, New Jersey – Bills would help vets and military spouses get work as EMTs, nurses, teachers

Carrizo Springs, Texas – Oilfield worker killed, ambulance medic shaken after crash

Norfolk, UK – Shock statistic on wasted paramedic time

Victoria, Australia – Claims ambulance ramping on the rise

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New York, New York – Confessions of a paramedic:The EMS system in NYC is breaking

Ypsilanti, Michigan – Ambulance’s free Camp 911 program offers fun

Gainesville, Florida – Speeding car misses ambulance, hits car and injures woman

Scotland, UK – Two new air ambulances set to enter service

Wiltshire, UK – Duchess of Cornwall becomes patron for air ambulance cause

Sussex, UK – Free 111 number hopes to ease pressure on 999

Brisbane, Australia – Man attacks paramedic at party

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota – Resident died after resuscitation order mix-up

Boca Raton, Florida – Union presidents react after mayor places paramedic/firefighter/police pensions back on table

Savannah, Georgia – Bizarre court appearance for alleged ambulance thief

South Bend, Indiana – Benefit set for injured Army medic

Ilford, UK – Decorated paramedic made no effort to save elderly woman in care home

South Wales, UK – Good Samaritans shield pensioner with umbrellas as he lay waiting four hours for ambulance

Gosport, UK – Ambulance service says sorry to boy impaled on bike

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Girl died after Ornge failed to log call

Albany, New York – Mark’s Law in memory of EMT could stall in the assembly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulance squad going pink to help cancer victims

Boston, Massachusetts – EMTs will bike to DC for memorial

Orlando, Florida – Schofield soldier medic saves stab victim

Greenville, Texas – Man pleads guilty to stealing ambulance

Plymouth, UK – Awards for paramedics’ exemplary service

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – iPhone app assists paramedics

Revelstoke, BC – BC Ambulance Autolaunch service comes to Revelstoke

Las Vegas, Nevada – Elderly man hospitalized after knocking ambulance onto its side

Savannah, Georgia – Mental health patient charged after attacking deputy, stealing ambulance

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedics being investigated in patient’s death

Frio County, Texas – Ambulance fatally strikes pedestrian

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ambulance service in crisis, says union

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina – Increasing population and decreased funding puts strain on emergency services

Houston, Texas – First lady of Lifeflight dies at 93

Renfrewshire, UK – New ambulance helicopters quicker

London, UK – New system causes fall in London Ambulance Service’s 999 response

Sussex, UK – Paramedics raise concerns over vehicle cuts

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic dodged gates at rail crossing

Khartum, Sudan – Armed men carjack ambulance abandoning pregnant woman

Monday, June 11, 2012

Oshawa, Ontario – Oshawa must drop Ornge air base plan

Toronto, Ontario – Time for full inquiry into Ornge scandal

Sudbury, Ontario – Ornge performance questioned in Northern Ontario deaths

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge’s ex CEO wanted too much, too fast:lawyer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – It would make more sense to hire more paramedics

Cincinnati, Ohio – Workers comp cheater/paramedic caught

Moscow, Russia – Duma speaker cleared in ambulance block

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Building the new Ornge team

Vancouver, BC – Ambulances not likely to install oxygen test kits – BCAS

Alden, New York – EMT charged with molesting 14-year-old

West Valley City, Missouri – Ambulance worker hospitalized after coming to aid of motorist

Hancock County, West Virginia – Hidden addresses hinder 911 response

Steveage, UK – Two hospitalized after ambulance overturns

Sydney, New South Wales – NSW not meeting ambo transfer target

Friday, June 8, 2012

Queen’s Park, Ontario – Northerners dying because of air ambulance issues, MPP says

Houston, Texas – Suspect arrested after allegedly firing on ambulance

Twin Cities, New Jersey – EMT arrested for child molestation

Rhosddu, UK – Shock after attack on paramedic’s vehicle

Kent, UK – Air ambulance crew awarded Jubilee medals

Canberra, ACT – Ambulance services receive funding boost

Johannesburg, South Africa – Man dies in 19-hour wait for ambulance

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge paramedic tells committee he quit in disgust

Toronto, Ontario – OPSEU paramedics stand with striking Peel CUPE members

New York, New York – System glitch shuts down city EMS 911 service

Lake Worth, Florida – Woman tried to rob ambulance during medical call

Lewes, Delaware – Ambulance responding to near drowning crashes but boy saved

Hertfordshire, UK – Ambulance callouts up 12 per cent over jubilee weekend

Auckland, New Zealand – Ambulances hope to get usage of bus lanes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Former paramedic jumps right into job as health and wellness minister

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge failed on helicopter interiors:former executive

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge scandal linked to Grey-Bruce

Kananaskis, Alberta – EMS showcases skills at Nakiska

Austin, Texas – Police:Man high on bath salts assault EMS medic

Staffordshire, UK – Heart operation world first for former paramedic

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – Paramedic charged with murder kills himself in jail cell

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – McGunity stands by minister amid revelations of patient deaths involving Ornge

Windsor, Ontario – Ornge mix-up cited in death of child

Newark, New Jersey – Ambulance in Newark struck by bullet on way to hospital

Flagler County, Florida – In Czech Republic Flagler paramedics are world champs again

Mason City, Iowa – Driver of ambulance cited in Mason City accident

Houston, Texas – Man dies when car hits parked ambulance

Little Rock, Arkansas – Arkansas becomes first state to deploy Smart911 to enhance public safety

Bourne, Massachusetts – Patient injures paramedic en route to hospital

Monday, June 4, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Health ministry investigated 26 deaths linked to Ornge since 2007

Parry Sound, Ontario – Three paramedics raise $8,800 for Ride for Heart

Hastings-Quinte, Ontario – Paramedics get 8 per cent pay raise

Tarrytown, New York – Four more ambulance corps members tender resignation, leaves of absence in wake of reinstatement

New Haven, Connecticut – Paramedic rejects plea deal in alleged ambulance assault case

Carthage, New York – Man allegedly struck EMT in face at hospital

London, UK – London Ambulance Service ready for Jubilee crowd

West Midlands, UK – Heat leads to 7,500 ambulance calls in three days

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – 80 paramedic staff recognized for their service

Herscher, Illinois – Firefighter/paramedic dies in motorcycle crash

Springfield, Oregon – Oregon medic injured by IED in Afghanistan

Owyhee County, Idaho – Firefighter/paramedic calls surviving plane crash ‘divine intervention’

Kingsport, Tennessee – Paramedic rescues dog stranded in cave 4 days

Knoxville, Tennessee – Rural Metro paramedics receive congressional recognition for military service

South Bend, Indiana – Paramedic/firefighter says his car was stolen at station

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kelowna, BC – MLA’s push for law to help emergency workers succeeds

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta first responders get presumptive PTSD coverage

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago fire/EMS union calls mayor’s plan ridiculous

Kennewick, Washington – New app alerts medical response helicopters

Fort Scott, Kansas – Civil war ambulance on display

Oxford, UK – Woman who attacked paramedic spared jail

Cork, Ireland – Major shake-up of ambulance service to begin

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge warnings:Premier says he never saw memo

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Paramedics respond to dozens of call during storms

Exeter, Pennsylvania – Ambulance catches fire

Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville start innovative ambulance program

Lincolnshire, UK – Hoax ambulance calls cost 62,000 pounds

Scotland, UK – Rural ambulance services criticized

Victoria, Australia – Dispute over 40 minute ambulance wait benchmark

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Richmond, BC – Paramedics show off skills at international competition

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Government looks outside for ambulance review

Leeds-Grenville, Ontario – Counties paramedics get 4 % wage hike

Mesa, Arizona – Paramedics respond to 2 drowning calls in seven minutes

London, UK – Concerns over London Air Ambulance funding

London, UK – Booze bus for drunken revellers to be rolled out as paramedics prepare for summer of chaos

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Brooklyn, New York – Frantic man punches EMT responding to his dying mother

Brooklyn, New York – Motorcyclist hit and killed by ambulance

Denver, Colorado – Denver ambulance subwoofers pound out noise to move motorists

New York, New York – Woman works to form all female Hasidic Jewish EMT service

Chicago, Illinois – Police:Chicago woman stole ambulance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Ambulances now being fitted for heft

ACT, Australia – New ambulances provide much needed boost for ACT

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Recognizing paramedics during EMS Week

Sudbury, Ontario – Paramedic honoured

Buffalo, New York – Harvard student in police chase after taking an ambulance for a drunken joyride

Antioch, Illinois – Female paramedics blast frat house rescue squad

West Midlands, UK – West Midlands ambulance staff attacks increase

Hertfordshire, UK – Paramedic given award on live television

Khost Province, Afghanistan – Afghan civilians flock to army medics with ailments new and old

Friday, May 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. – District investigating report of burning police, EMS personnel documents

Hauppauge, New York – EMS Opioid overdose prevention project announced

North Smithfield, Rhode Island – Man stole, crashed ambulance

Memphis, Tennessee – Emergency workers enjoy lunchtime treat

Pocono, Pennsylvania – Medicine shortages squeeze EMTs

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Medical residents join forces with EMTs, firefighters

Yorkshire, UK – Paramedics in non-stop footie match

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cornwall, Ontario – City of Cornwall marks EMS Week

Buffalo, New York – Tough questions regarding ambulance response

Washington, D.C. – Honoring EMS professionals during National EMS Week 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Philadelphians help celebrate EMS Week

Fort Worth, Texas – Alternative ambulance plan begins Monday

Midlands, UK – Midlands air ambulance faces rising fuel challenge

Warwickshire, UK – Ambulance volunteers get rapid response cars to save lives

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Port aux Basques, Newfoundland – Paramedics frustrated by ignorant drivers

Vancouver, BC – Honouring paramedics and dispatch staff

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Paramedics recognized for service

Allentown, Pennsylvania – EMS adapts to expansion of Hispanic community

Flagler County, Florida – Paramedics to defend world title in Prague

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Woman allegedly steals ambulance

Victoria, Australia – Gridlock snaring patients, paramedics

Adelaide, South Australia – Trainers act as stand-in medics

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Archer, Texas – Injured paramedic on the road to recovery

Culver, Indiana – Local community trying to fill dire need for ambulance medics

Knoxville, Tennessee – Ambulances prepare for hospital shut down

Rockford, Illinois – EMS abuse:unnecessary ambulance transportation

Spotsylvania, Virginia – Drug thefts reported from ambulances

Washington, D.C. – Army National Guard medics among first to attend revamped flight medic program

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance maintenance concerns raised by union

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ex-Ornge exec says former McGunity chief of staff contacted government

Summit County, Colorado – Blood drive next week in honor of National EMS Week

Aspen, Colorado – Aspen Ambulance cutback was right decision

Clinton, Arkansas – Clinton man’s death raises issue of state ambulance coverage

Phoenix, Arizona – Ambulance freeloaders impact Valley’s emergency services

Cork, Ireland – Sole ambulance assigned to serve population of 70,000

Manila, Philippines – Ambulance collides with SUV;2 hurt

Friday, May 18, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Liberals blocking work of Ornge commitee:opposition

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Safe roads campaign warning motorists to slow down around emergency vehicles underway

Haiku, Maui – Open houses set for medic stations across county

Boston, Massachusetts – Governor signs new EMS law

Wales, UK – Ambulances should respond to more life or death emergency calls within eight minutes

Waikato, New Zealand – Support for regulation for cowboy paramedics

Izhevsk, Russia – Russian steals ambulance, drives it around for two days

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stouffville, Ontario – Grieving family questions lack of Ornge response

Seattle, Washington – Paramedics dealing with drug shortage

Rayland, Ohio – Historic replica ambulance makes rounds

Victoria, Australia – First man to be rescued by Air Ambulance Victoria relives the memories 50 years on

Carlow, Ireland – Footballer’s agonizing 8 hour wait for an ambulance

Perth, Western Australia – Ambulance ramping highest in four years

Sofia, Bulgaria – Ambulance service investigated after patient death

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lincoln, Nebraska – Service tests use of medically equipped pickup to replace ambulance for minor emergencies

Fort Worth, Texas – Paramedics disapprove of converted ambulance

New Orleans, Louisiana – Are some ambulances dangerous to those inside?

Shawnee, Oklahoma – REACT paramedic honored in Washington D.C.

Norwich, Connecticut – Franklin man rebuilds Model T ambulance

Oceanside, California – City poised to hike ambulance fees by 40 per cent

Wellington, New Zealand – Ambulance chief tells how wife saved his life

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Shortage of paramedics late to answer call

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OK City fire and EMSA dispatch merger close to finish

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ambulances bring moms home in time for Mother’s Day

Sangamon County, Illinois – Ambulance crews struggling with larger patients

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance chiefs want trust status for more control

Bridgewater, UK – Paramedics alarmed at late retirement age

Stratford, UK – Paramedic was kicked in the face by drunken barmaid

Monday, May 14, 2012

Kitchener, Ontario – Some taking ambulances in the hopes of avoiding ER lineups

Brant County, Ontario – Potential risks not reason to deny paramedic modified duties

San Francisco, California – Man falsely accused in paramedic beating tells how it changed his life

Chicago, Illinois – Paramedic accused of Facebook sex talk

Jacksonville, Florida – Marine corpsman monument in the works for Jacksonville National Cemetery

Trimdon Station, UK – Medal honour for war medic

Shropshire, UK – Ambulance stations sold off in shake-up

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ousted Ornge CEO turned down $10 M discount on helicopter deal

Quebec City, Quebec – Former judge accused of murder told medics not to revive wife

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – City controller says Philadelphia failing to collect $$$ for ambulance services

Waco, Texas – Man arrested for DWI, assault on ambulance crew

Scotland, UK – 86 homes unsafe for paramedics

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Four die in air ambulance crash

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedics expected to be in high demand over next decade

Calgary, Alberta – STARS buying 3 more new helicopters

Boston, Massachusetts – House approves ambulance bill

East Midlands, UK – Staff to go and ambulance station to close

Chesterton, UK – Woman kicked paramedic as he treated her

Wales, UK – Paramedics struck off after misconduct hearing over falsified records

Johannesburg, South Africa – Health department condemns paramedic attacks

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg paramedics and firefighters collecting pennies for charity

Wichita, Kansas – Paramedic remains hospitalized after crash

Edgewater Park, Pennsylvania – Former EMS chief and mayor charged with theft

Washington, D.C. – DC paramedics, firefighters to be honored for bravery at awards ceremony

Johannesburg, South Africa – Woman dies as protesters blocks ambulance

Melbourne, Australia – Alcohol and prescription drug overdose led to massive ambulance callouts last year

Adelaide, South Australia – Probe into delays after paramedics protest over latest ramping

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vancouver, BC – BC paramedics could see radical job change with Bill 48

North Las Vegas, Nevada – Coroner:Nevada man hit by ambulance was a suicide

Decatur, Alabama – New ambulance service fuels competition

Norwich, Connecticut – WWI ambulance comes back to life after 100 years

San Diego, California – Protective dog keeps paramedics away from injured owner

Columbus, Indiana – Feds raid home of ambulance biz owner

Cambridge, UK – Air ambulances cleared to fly again

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – The lessons Ontario should learn from Ornge scandal

Fraser Valley, BC – BC Ambulance sets up critical care paramedic team

Stillwater, Minnesota – EMTs deal with chemical suicides

Suffolk, UK – Rural ambulance service second rate

Berwick, UK – Ambulance chiefs vote themselves hefty pay raises

Wales, UK – Paramedics` Everest Trek

Derbeyshire, UK – Change to ambulance practice after death

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nashua, New Hampshire – EMT died trying to save two women from attack

Princeton, New Jersey – EMT LODD Michael Kenwood honored with award

Ocean City, Maryland – EMS dispatcher surrenders licence after botched 911 call

Sandpoint, Idaho – Former paramedics file civil rights lawsuit

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – EMS paramedics joked about hog-tying death

Yorkshire, UK – Ambulance jobs under threat

Zirl, Austria – Paramedics lose child`s finger tip

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Hiring of ousted CEO`s girlfriend under scrutiny at Ornge committee

Atlanta, Georgia – Off-duty EMT helps save runner`s life

Houston, Texas – Paramedics find dead baby in refrigerator

Dallas, Texas – New air ambulance to transport expectant mothers to Dallas

Kansas City, Missouri – Ambulance response times will be audited

Bristol, UK – Mechanic fighting for his life after being crushed by ambulance

Sunderland, UK – Paramedic part of Olympics medical corps

Friday, May 4, 2012

Charlottetown, PEI – Province sets income bar for seniors’ ambulance fees

South River, Ontario – Paramedic returns from mission to Nicaragua

Eddyville, Kentucky – Former ambulance director files lawsuit

Bristol, UK – Warning for paramedic after online comments boasted of groping woman’s breasts

York, UK – Paramedic slams long A & E waits

Teeside, UK – Paramedic kicked as he treated patient

Kuantan, Malaysia – Driver of ambulance and in accident in Bentong

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – STARS air ambulance cleared for take-off

Natick, Massachusetts – Former EMT charged in break-in

Memphis, Tennessee – Non emergency 911 causes ambulance shortages

Stockton, California – Ambulance ride for a bloody nose?

Cheshire, UK – Air ambulance tweeting from the skies of Warrington

Inverness, UK – Pedalling paramedics prepare for epic journey

Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramedics attacked while aiding stab victim

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thunder Bay, Ontario – No fix for ambulance wait for rural patients

Whitby, Ontario – Paramedics shine at national competition

Houston, Texas – Houston hopes mileage fee boosts ambulance revenue

Kansas City, Missouri – KC ambulance worker attacked by PCP crazed patient

Grundy County, Iowa – Local EMS director charged with sexual abuse

Chessington, UK – Ambulance took 70 minutes to get to injured 85-year-old

Faridabad, India – Rough weather caused air ambulance crash:report

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge lawyer contradicts health ministry over ambulance authority

Toronto, Ontario – Ex-chair defends secrecy, high salaries at Ornge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Driver of ambulance arrested in firing/kidnap drama

Wichita Falls, Texas – Two paramedics still recovering from ambulance crash

Tarrytown, New York – Ambulance medic accused of sexual harassment sues therapist

Winfield, West Virginia – Another on-the-job injury leads to suit against Putnam EMS

Oliver Township, Michigan – 6 illegal immigrants arrested after ambulance call

West Hampstead, UK – Stroke victim waits 3 hours for ambulance

Monday, April 30, 2012

Charlottetown, PEI – Ambulance fees back for seniors

Charlottetown, PEI – Seniors group worries about ambulance costs

Toronto, Ontario – I only met ex-Ornge CEO once:McGunity

Sackville, New Brunswick – Firefighters no longer first responders

York County, Maine – Radio jamming worries rescue units

Leeds, UK – Driver of ambulance fined for speeding during liver transplant delivery

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance fleet grinds to a halt

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Corner Brook, Newfoundland – Paramedic accused of sexual assault granted access to investigation notes

Calgary, Alberta – Former paramedic turned politician eyes more collaboration after winning seat

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – Province announces $2.4 million for Tri-Star for ambulances

Freemont County, Wyoming – Rival air ambulance services vow to serve patients first

Lubbock, Texas – Mayor talks about transferring EMS to fire department

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service rejects response time criticism

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Dying man lay on Belfast street for one hour before ambulance arrived

Friday, April 27, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Former Ornge boss ordered to appear before MPPs

Peterborough, Ontario – Paramedic finishes second at national paramedic competition

Apple Valley, California – Man fight with deputy in ambulance after shooting

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA billing woes continue

O’Fallon, Missouri – Couple ticketted for calling 911 for ailing dog

Victoria, Australia – Ambos delayed by flat tire rule

Wellington, New Zealand – Motorcyclist dies at ambulance fundraiser

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge director says staff, equipment problems still persist

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge execs’ girlfriend, daughter did $6.7 M report using Google

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Paramedic not kidnapped;partner just without a ride home

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – City wants to cut unnecessary emergency responses

Whitney, Texas – Fundraiser held for injured paramedic

Bridgeport, Connecticut – EMT cares for dog while its owner recovers

Suffolk, UK – Woman in critical condition after ambulance crash

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – EMS chopper arrives in Regina

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City medics set record revival rate for cardiac arrest

Indianapolis, Indiana – Payment dispute lands ambulance in impound lot

Seattle, Washington – Speeding motorcyclist collides with ambulance

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance crew sick days reduced

West Belfast, Ireland – Vital equipment stolen from ambulance

Gloucestershire, UK – Paramedic boasted of groping patient on shift

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada – Pedestrian killed by ambulance while crossing street

Independence, Ohio – EMTs take a shot at changing medical protocol

Viera, Florida – To avoid ambulance fees, some veterans head to VA clinics first

Pinellas County, Florida – County may seek another EMS tax increase;says restructuring necessary

Derbeyshire, UK – Ambulance stations face axe to save cash

Maryborough, Australia – Man dies waiting for ambulance

Canberra, Australia – Ambos slowed by bed queues

Monday, April 23, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – McGuinty’s ex-chief of staff provided law firm advice on Ornge

Toronto, Ontario – Tories cause bill delays over Ornge

Clinton, North Carolina – Paramedic charged with stealing drugs

Roswell, New Mexico – 72-hour shifts for short staffed EMT service

Akron, Ohio – Power outage factor in fatal ambulance/SUV crash

Tasmania, Australia – Government rejects claims police step in for paramedics

Jerusalem, Israel – Paramedics authorized to stop hopeless resuscitations on site

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Ornge alert for former CEO

Fort Bragg, North Carolina – Sex offender questioned in missing military medic case

Columbus, Mississippi – Man arrested, accused of stealing ambulance

Essex, UK – Teen with appendicitis waits 90 minutes for ambulance

Cairo, Egypt – Fuel shortage threatening ambulance services

Istanbul, Turkey – Paramedic teams targeted in 2 attacks

Biratnagar, Nepal – Cops keeping close watch over ambulances

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sarnia, Ontario – DND, military medic sued for $1.3 M

Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania – EMS office manager charged with stealing $77,000

Boston, UK – Emergency call ambulance knocks down boy

Gloucestershire, UK – Medics at a loss to explain sudden surge in illness;numbers seeing ambulance and hospital staff rocket

London, UK – London’s Air Ambulance has 13 runners in London Marathon

Cumbria, UK – Air ambulance pilots given fly in the dark training

Bradford, UK – Anguished mom tells of 999 call nightmare

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Former Liberal president defends Ornge involvement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Ambulance, bus collide

Clarksville, Tennessee – Driver strikes ambulance with emergency lights on

Los Angeles, California – LAFD plan to add 6 ambulances is a band-aid, councilman says

Norfolk, UK – Woman goes home from hospital after six hour ambulance wait

New South Wales, Australia – Helicopter paramedics won’t risk their lives during strike

Adelaide, South Australia – Ambulance workers say pay errors rife

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta election 2012:PCs pledge more support for STARS air ambulance

San Francisco, California – Beaten California paramedic Bryan Stow makes special appearance at Giants home opener with son

Orlando, Florida – Rural/Metro Ambulance donates ambulances to Dominican Republic

West Midlands, UK – WM to get 100 extra paramedics this year

Victoria, Australia – Victorians urged to trust paramedics

New South Wales, Australia – Rescue medics sick of working without cover

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wichita Falls, Texas – Collision involving ambulance leaves one dead, injures three

Tarpon Springs, Florida – Man armed with potato steals ambulance after explosion

Aurora, Illinois – State officials introduce autism awareness training for first responders

Bordentown, New Jersey – Family honors fallen combat medic

Ely, UK – Embarassment as ambulance worker drops keys in water

Oxford, UK – Dedicated ambulance worker mourned

Bristol, UK – Air ambulance crews’ anger at VAT on fuel

Pescara, Italy – Policeman who caused ambulance delay after Morosini’s cardiac arrest has been suspended

Monday, April 16, 2012

Coquitlam, BC – Teen with rare illness fulfills dream to work as a paramedic

Bladen County, North Carolina – Man charged for impersonating a paramedic and molesting a child

St. Paul, Minnesota – Paramedics participate in national health study

Wales, UK – Ex-ambulance chief facing trial on sex grooming charge

East Midlands, UK – Future unclear for ambulance crews

West Midlands, UK – Paramedics to stage free lifesaving lessons

Melbourne, Australia – Paramedics flee as ambulance catches fire

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Paramedics’ defibrillator stolen at call

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Man charged with assaulting police, paramedics

Braintree, Massachusetts – Paramedics shock man back to life four times

Orange County, California – Paramedics get brunt of drunken woman’s wrath

Ipswich, Australia – Ambos fear ghost of old chief

Adelaide, South Australia – Work stress hits ambulance teams

Cebu, Philippines – Driver of truck that hit ambulance charged;nurse died

Friday, April 13, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – Ambulance helicopter will start as a daytime only service

Indianapolis, Indiana – Ambulance crashes into church garage

Hoboken, New Jersey – Woman arrested after she allegedly assaulted EMT taking her to hospital

Scappoose, Oregon – EMT/firefighter recovering from oxygen tank explosion

Winnsboro, Louisiana – Ambulance firm, Caldwell feud

Kansas City, Missouri – Woman continues fight against ambulance service

Brampton, UK – Ambulance fire causes delays

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Miltonvale, California – Driver of ambulance cited in crash

San Antonio, Texas – Man tased after flashing gun at paramedics

Chicago, Illinois – Man on cocaine rear-ends ambulance

Sumner County, Tennessee – EMS workers collect stuffed animals to provide comfort to kids

Athens, Georgia – Facing employee revolt over crumbling equipment, county EMS director quits

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service apologizes for delay to teen

Bromley, UK – Man jailed for spitting at paramedic after drunken train incident

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts – Medics hospitalized and decontaminated after suicide call

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Emergency use drug shortage could put patients at risk

Tulsa, Oklahoma – EMSA contractor pays for Tulsa CEO travel

Scotland, UK – Safety alert as crack found on ambulance copter’s rotor blade

Hartlepool, UK – Ambulance stolen as 999 medics treat attack victim

Lancashire, UK – Ambulance service shrinks as part of savings program

Cebu City, Philippines – Nurse killed, 8 injured as truck rams ambulance

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Former Ontario minister wades into Ornge debate

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Moose Jaw and district EMS workers ratify four year contract

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Alleged sex offender wasn’t an EMT

Austin, Texas – APD police officer suspended for crashing into ambulance

St. Louis, Missouri – Stairway collapse injures first responders

Liskeard, UK – Paramedic took pictures of female colleague in shower

Wales, UK – Fined for medics abuse

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina EMS workers celebrate 25 years of service

Savannah, Georgia – Groups donate ambulance to Nigeria

Oneonta, Alabama – Ambulance crashes into house

Northampton, UK – Police officer seriously injured after being pushed from ambulance

Wales, UK – Mechanic jailed for having sex with teenage girl at ambulance station

Kent, UK – Police to tackle paramedics in Easter charity match

York, UK – Husband’s moving tribute to well-known paramedic

Newcastle, UK – Ambulances waste a year waiting in emergency

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Windsor, Ontario – Longtime paramedic dies;devoted to community

Eckville, Alberta – Ambulance delay in baby death probed

Augusta, Maine – EMTs followed protocol in Sugarloaf accident

Coshockton, Ohio – EMS calls soar to help elderly who have fallen

East Midlands, UK – Ambulance service set for big changes

East of England, UK – Ambulance service wins award for obesity scheme

Bacchus March, Australia – Paramedics admit huge mistake in crash case

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Medical calls rise for many Iowa fire departments

San Diego, California – Paramedics see the same patients from the same streets

Tokyo, Japan – Site helps in decision on calling an ambulance

Jerusalem, Israel – Citation to paramedic who improvised saving lives

Ramallah, Israel – Red Crescent medic arrested for terror

Gaza Strip, Israel – Fuel shortage halts ambulance services

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beauval, Saskatchewan – Paramedics facing professional discipline

Columbus, Ohio – Paramedics allegedly attacked near OSU campus

Reading, UK – Thieves steal ambulance outside pub

Newport, UK – Teen’s agony after ambulance delayed

Wales, UK – Soaring air ambulance costs need state support

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance service investigating after dead crash victim comes back to life

Victoria, Australia – Paramedics defend dead man found alive

Hanoi, Vietnam – Son dies after ambulance carrying dead father crashes into sidewalk

Monday, April 2, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Province powerless to control Ornge:Health Minister

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Bond denied for police officer who shot at EMTs

Springfield, Illinois – Teens soon could start helping EMTs

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – City to discipline paramedic for disregarding Brookline man

London, UK – Drivers of ambulances are having fuel rationed

Plymouth, UK – Ambulance targets missed after big surge in 999 calls

Leamington, UK – Staff devastated at loss of 90 ambulance jobs

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Copley, Ohio – Navy medic deployed to Afghanistan makes surprise visit to daughter’s school

Honomalino, Hawaii – Medic truck rolls on highway

Fort Riley, Kansas – Medic awarded for bravery

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Medic saves child from choking

Woburn, Massachusetts – Two ambulance executives offering help in Haiti

West Midlands, UK – Paramedic called Tiny turned himself into a human ladder to save couple from blaze

London, UK – Paramedic answer the call from overseas

Friday, March 30, 2012

Toronto, Ontario – Health minister faces tough questions about heading of Ornge at committee

Simcoe County, Ontario – County paramedics set to ratify agreement

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Canadian police officers, firefighters and paramedics must have access to modern and reliable communications

Boston, Massachusetts – Paramedics face potentially deadly shortage of drugs

Skipton, UK – Car park calls ambulance for sick driver, then clamps him

Scotland, UK – Medical bag stolen from ambulance

New South Wales, Australia – Ambos under attack

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Austin, Texas – Paramedics poured blood on student during drunk driving program

Spring Valley, Minnesota – Ambulance service now equipped with rehabilitation tent

London, UK – Ambulance delay caused unnecessary suffering, report finds

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland – Two paramedics attacked in less than a week

New South Wales, Australia – Paramedic Michael Wilson, a hero remembered

New South Wales, Australia – Doctors slam drop and go ambulance protocol

Timra, Sweden – Woman died after being denied ambulance because she was still talking

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cornwall, UK – Cornwall ambulance service designs bikers’ crash card

Wales, UK – Man pinched sat-navs from ambulances parked at station

Burnley, UK – Abolish fuel tax for air ambulances, Euro MP’s petition plea

Victoria, Australia – Ambos’ call out system fails

Uman, Israel – Blast destroys ambulance

Afghanistan – Female UK medic shielded wounded soldier from fire

Timra, Sweden – Report slams denied a