2005-08-25

emergency medical service news

Editorial for July 28, 2005
Middletown Journal - Middletown,OH,USA
... best examples of how local governments can work together to provide efficient and effective service has been the Joint Emergency Medical Service in northern ...

Firefighters battle blaze in Pittsburgh suburb's downtown
Penn Live - Harrisburg,PA,USA
... a dozen firefighters were treated for various injuries, including smoke inhalation and heat problems, said Kathy Roadman of Clairton Emergency Medical Service. ...

For fire departments the numbers are up and up
Laconia Citizen - Laconia,NH,USA
... received. But fire departments and emergency medical service providers know from past experience what it means to adapt with the times. ...

Man Dies After Being Shot With Taser in Holding Cell
New York Times - United States
... At least eight police officers and emergency medical service workers were present, as well as least one other prisoner in the cell that held Mr. Thomas in the ...

Westport EMS Launches New Driver Program
Westport Now - Westport,CT,USA
Ever been interested in volunteering at Westport's Volunteer Emergency Medical Service but don't have time to take the lengthy Emergency Medical Technician (EMT ...

ambulance news

Copperas Cove may raise ambulance fees
KCEN-TV - Eddy,TX,USA
... bit more in parts of Central Texas. The Copperas Cove Fire Department wants to increase ambulance fees. The basic rate would go up ...

Police probe death of boy, 5
Australian - Australia
Detectives have set-up Strike Force Varcoe to investigate the infant boy's death after an anonymous 000 call directed ambulance officers to the Rocket Street ...

The man saved by fate ... home with the family who love him
MyTown Bay of Plenty - Bay of Plenty,New Zealand
... At that precise time, Mr Knipe was crawling to the workshop, suffering from chest pains and urging workmates to call an ambulance. ...

Ambulance District looking for solution to staff shortage
KTVO - Kirksville,MO,USA
(Kirksville, Mo.) Paramedics at the Adair County Ambulance District have been working overtime lately. Some emergency relief came ...

Baby found dead in home
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
... boy had died. Ambulance officers took the boy to Bathurst Hospital but bids to revive him failed. Forensic investigators examined ...

EMS News

STAT EMS wins CBL-West title
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
STAT EMS scored six unearned runs to beat Sharky's Sports Bar 6-4 to win the playoff championship of the City Baseball League-West on Wednesday at Broome Park. ...

Residents urged to program emergency contact into cell phone
KCEN-TV - Eddy,TX,USA
... Texas. Waco fire, police and EMS are asking people to program their emergency contact information into their cell phones. Officials ...

Westport EMS Launches New Driver Program
Westport Now - Westport,CT,USA
Westport's EMS has launched a new category of volunteers --EMS Ambulance Driver, according to Deputy Police Chief David Heinmiller. ...

Fire Truck, Car Involved In Accident In Northwest
NBC 4.com - Washington,DC,USA
... Washington. DC Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter said two firefighter suffered minor injuries. One civilian was treated at the scene. ...

Don Boehly Update

Bismarck Tribune Online - Bismarck, ND
When Don Boehly, a handyman from Grayson, Ky., saw footage of the destruction at
ground zero after Sept. 11, 2001, like many Americans, he had to look away. ...

Kentucky News
When Don Boehly, a handyman from Grayson, Ky., saw footage of the destruction at
ground zero after Sept.3.1 · Fletcher tried to stop grand jury ...

{Regional} - Last news and articles about Kentucky (July 1, 2005)
Com - When Don Boehly, a handyman from Grayson, Ky., saw footage of the destruction
at ground zero after Sept. Published: July 26, 2005, 3:47 pm - Indexed: ...

cyclist news

Cyclist Amy Gillett's funeral to celebrate her life
ABC Online - Australia
The funeral of cyclist Amy Gillett, who died in a training accident in Germany last week, will be held at Ballarat in western Victoria today. ...

Cyclist killed in crash
San Antonio Express (subscription) - San Antonio,TX,USA
... The truck driver did not see the cyclist after making the stop and began his right turn into the Vulcan Materials Co. driveway, according to a police report. ...

Supreme Court returns case of cyclist's death
MLive.com - MI,USA
By Steven Hepker. The Michigan Supreme Court overruled a decision by a previous high court Wednesday and sided with Jackson County ...

Police duo praised after saving life of collapsed cyclist
ic Berkshire.co.uk - Reading,England,UK
Michael Davis, aged 71, had been on a 60-mile organised cycle ride when he collapsed in Maidenhead Road. He was discovered slumped ...

Cyclist's sister seeks information about hit and run
Blairsville Dispatch - PA, USA
BURRELL TOWNSHIP--Two weeks after a Burrell Township bicyclist was struck and fatally injured in an early morning hit-and-run crash, state police are no closer ...

bicycle news

Police asking for help finding bicycle riding bank robber
9NEWS.com - Denver,CO,USA
... further incident, according to police. The suspect left the bank on a bicycle heading southbound on E. Yale Avenue. He is described as ...

Commuting to Washington by Bicycle?
McLean Connection - VA,USA
... Vernon Bicycle trail across Dolley Madison Boulevard and out to the Beltway through McLean is grabbing the attention of bicyclists and environmentalists alike. ...

Bicycle patrol alerts deputies to suspect
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
... He was also booked on suspicion of resisting arrest after allegedly fleeing from a bicycle patrol officer who had tried to question him. ...

Family mourns for teen hit on bicycle
Quad City Times - Davenport,IA,USA
... She was riding her bicycle on West Kimberly Road near Pacific Street about 9:30 pm Friday with her best friend, Takeela Lathan, when an eastbound car driven by ...

From the Middle: Bicycle ride gets the wheels turning
Sturgis Journal - Sturgis,MI,USA
By R. Diane Moshier. Timothy J was sitting on the porch step when we arrived for an overnight visit last weekend. "You going to give us a hug?" Bompa asked. ...

emergency medical services news

Editorial for July 28, 2005
Middletown Journal - Middletown,OH,USA
That 24-year-old agency is a combined effort by the cities of Franklin and Carlisle and Franklin Township to provide emergency medical services to the ...

Excessive heat keeps Pee Dee emergency officials on toes
Florence Morning News - Florence,SC,USA
... Chip Culbertson, public information officer for Florence County Emergency Medical Services, said business the past couple of days had risen steadily with the ...

Showalter remembered
Winfield Daily Courier - Winfield,KS,USA
HONORS -- Showalter's casket was attended by members of Winfield Emergency Medical Services, with which she worked for almost 30 years. ...

Ferndale approves fire consolidation agreement
Berkley & Huntington Woods Mirror - MI,USA
... Only fire services are included in the proposal because Royal Oak Township contracts its Emergency Medical Services to a private company. ...

For fire departments the numbers are up and up
Laconia Citizen - Laconia,NH,USA
... It only makes sense, therefore, to examine how to provide firefighting and emergency medical services in an as efficient a way as possible. ...

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paramedic news

Fire Department needs chance to recover after fallout
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee,WI,USA
... Former Deputy Chief Todd A. Bluhm, the department's most experienced paramedic, resigned this month as part of a plea agreement in which he agreed to leave the ...

Your cell phone can direct your doctor
News 14 Charlotte - Charlotte,NC,USA
... How can family members be reached? A British paramedic has come up with an idea, however, that might help solve the problem. The ...

ICE could save your life
MSNBC - USA
... about medical history. The idea caught on after the bombings in Great Britain, where a paramedic conceived it. Word spread, and ...

Former paramedic talks about ICE
Daily News Transcript - Needham,MA,USA
... The ICE concept was created by British paramedic Bob Brotchie, who realized most accident victims carried no contact information but usually had a cell phone ...

Yeah it's flat alright.

Got a flat this morning after a long ride yesterday and a longer night last night! Story to follow.

2005-08-24

Fletcher's Failure


                                          Communique: 23 August 2005              [View this article online]
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FLETCHER'S FAILURE


Dear HonestReporting Subscriber,

Regardless of one's politics or particular perspective on recent events, the Gaza Disengagement is a historic time for Israel. These fateful days are filled with emotion and angst among both supporters and opposition to the Disengagement Plan. Media around the world have focused their pens and lenses on Israel. With all of this attention, one might think that respectable media outlets would be working overtime to get the story right. In this regard, it seems that the team at NBC News has failed.  
Martin Fletcher
 

In "Settlers believe evacuation betrays God's will", Martin Fletcher of NBC News describes the Disengagement:

But, the screaming, the shooting, and cursing, that's from everyone. All the settlers have been screaming and shooting at the army...

In fact, the Disengagement was remarkable in that neither side �C the evacuees nor the soldiers �C bore weapons. And certainly no evacuees fired guns.

Perhaps this NBC report was a typo: In an updated online version of this article, one (but not the other) of the references to "shooting" was changed to "shouting". But why such sloppy editing in the first version? And why only a partial correction in the second version?

Further into Fletcher's report:

These youngsters who are living by themselves in these small settlements �C playing the guitar, singing songs, half of them are probably smoking dope, praying, and they are violent.

"Dope"? "Half of them"? Fletcher brings no evidence for this characterization. If a similar baseless charge were leveled against another group, would it be stood for?

Fletcher appears absent from reality in describing Palestinian activity during this period:

How have the Palestinians helped ease the process?
So far they have helped... The fact that the Palestinian leadership promised calm, and so far has been the case, that is a major contribution by Palestinians to the smooth function of this process which so far has been very smooth indeed.

What about the multiple sets of mortars fired by the Palestinians at Gaza evacuation sites (on Monday and Thursday ), or the Palestinian shooting of an Israeli soldier? Or the attempted suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad of Israelis in Gaza? This is all in addition to the rhetoric of those like Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal who stated that the disengagement is "the beginning of the end for Israel."

At this very sensitive time, journalists have a duty to be extra-cautious in presenting this story in a fair and accurate manner. In this instance, Martin Fletcher and NBC News have failed.

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2005-08-23

Next Hartford Bike to Work event is August 26!

I'm planning to lead a ride from Ellington to the Manchester event even though I'm not working. It hardly matters anyway since because I work at night they've always been bike FROM work events from my perspective!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mario Marrero <mmarrero@crcog.org>

 

 

REMEMBER, PATRONIZE OUR BIKE TO WORK SPONSOR SHOPS,

see them listed at www.wecyclect.org.

 

Four Bike to Work Events August 26th, 7 to 9 AM.  Each includes free breakfast, a free gift, and an entry into our year-end raffle.  Can't attend an event?  You can still enter the raffle, go to www.wecyclect.org and download the raffle form.

Downtown Hartford, Old State House:  The Taking Care Center is hosting and offering all participants a free 2 week trial membership.   Jon Durham of the TCC will be on hand to give cyclists evaluations of their riding style.  Tune Up Demo at downtown event:  Newington Bicycle, Riding to See and be Seen.

Farmington:  UConn Health Center and Central Wheel hosting, at Central Wheel , Route 4

Glastonbury:  the Town is hosting this event at the Center Green

Manchester:  the Town is hosting this event at Charter Oak Park

Bike to Work Meet-ups:  The Central CT Bicycle Alliance (CCBA) has been putting together informal rides to the regional Bike to Work Events.   These rides are valuable for new riders that need a helping hand with traffic, and are a great social ride for experienced commuters.  And most importantly, the increased visual impact can help win over more bicycle commuters!   If you are interested in leading or finding a ride in, please e-mail Tony Cherolis ( webmaster@wecyclect.org).  He will be listing rides on the website CCBA Calendar ( www.wecyclect. org) under each Bike to Work event.  He is currently listing rides for August 26 events, September 9 event (East Hartford), and September 30 (downtown and Farmington events)  Note:  These rides are not meant to be fast!  This is to help out first time or tentative bicycle commuters.

The August Avon Ski Market Super Bike Commuter is Richard Raport of West Hartford.  Rich first tried biking to work three years ago and has now become so addicted to the pleasures of bicycling that he bikes to work 5 days a week, in all weather, rain and snow, only stopping when the temperature approaches zero.   Rich got started after a medical scare not very different from Lance Armstrong's.  After his treatment he found he was wiped out from walking one mile, which had been his regular lunchtime exercise.   A friend (current CCBA president David Ringquist) suggested that he try biking to rebuild his strength and biking to work would provide regular exercise.  The first attempt was a disaster – Rich was intimidated by traffic and late for work.   But he persevered, got a bike more suitable for commuting and tried different routes.  After a few months his commute time dropped from 45 minutes to 20 minutes, about the same as driving.   Rich felt a lot stronger with his commuting but he wondered if it really made a difference in his health.  He found the answer by joining in a research study that started when he began bike commuting.   That study showed a steady drop in weight, body fat percentage, and blood pressure over the three years of bike commuting.  Rich now commutes 10 miles a day, using a longer route that avoids the heaviest traffic and also uses his bike for most errands, including grocery shopping.   He encourages others to give it a try, "Try biking to work, stick with it for a couple of months and you will never go back to the 'I'm-stuck-in-traffic-rat-race.'  You will enjoy the fresh air and get a great work out at the same time.   My bike commute takes five minutes longer than driving and biking is even quicker than driving if traffic is heavy.  My commute keeps me healthy and happy and I don't have to worry about gas prices!" Rich will be awarded a bike jersey, courtesy of Avon Ski Market at the downtown Bike to Work event.  Send your nominations for Super Bike Commuter by replying to this email!

 

Bikes permitted on CTTRansit Buses:  New policy at CTTransit in Hartford , bikes may be carried onto CTTransit buses, if a wheelchair tie down is available and if the bus is not full.  If the bus fills or someone needs the tie down after the bike boards, the bike and rider will be asked to get off.   Some progress, and thanks to the bike advocate who pushed for this policy (we do not know who, if you can claim credit, let us know.)  Racks on buses coming soon, we hope.

 

IF YOU'RE CAR-FREE, THIS REPORTER WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU Chris Balish, a reporter with Gannett Co, Inc. ( www.Gannett.com), is doing research for a new book about transportation alternatives to the private automobile. "I'm looking for real-life success stories from people who do not own/lease a car in the United States or Canada," writes Chris. If you fit this description, Chris' questions are posted as an 18K .pdf at this link:

http://www.bikewalk.org/assets/no_car_questions.pdf

 

Bike to Work needs Corporate Links!  Bike to Work would like to have at least one biker representative at each large employer in the region.  The biker representative will work with us to try to get Bike to Work info onto intranet and other communication pieces, will help direct us to health and wellness staff within the organization, and in general, will help give bike to work an entrĂ©e at the company.   The goal will be to help every employer to become more bike friendly.  Interested?  Send an email to Sandy Fry, sfry@crcog.org.



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2005-08-22

emergency medical services news

ORHC responds to potential loss of Medicare funds
KTVO - Kirksville,MO,USA
... While the Act applies to all Medicare participating hospitals, it protects anyone coming to a hospital seeking emergency medical services, not just Medicare ...

State of emergency
San Francisco Bay Guardian - San Francisco,CA,USA
... and now this: A new report shows the San Francisco Fire Department is having some serious quality-control problems in its Emergency Medical Services Division. ...

Ambulance service back on normal review
Milford Daily News - Milford,MA,USA
... The Department of Public Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services came to the Mendon Fire Station last week for an unannounced inspection, the second ...

Change of guards at Sando hospital
Trinidad & Tobago Express - Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
... From October 1, Amalgamated, in partnership with Global Medical Response of Miami,will take over the Emergency Medical Services which is currently operated by ...

Non emergencies won't get response from fire department
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
... condition. During 2004, the department responded to about 12,500 service requests, 8,500 of which were for emergency medical services. ...

bicycle news

Bicycle Rider Killed By Drunk Driver
Bakersfield Channel.com - Bakersfield,CA,USA
BAKERSFIELD -- The Bakersfield Police Department has arrested a man for running over a bicycle rider in South Bakersfield on July 26. ...

Senior citizens' bicycle ride highlights wildlife protection
Xinhua - China
URUMQI, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- Fifteen senior citizens have just concluded a 5,700-kilometer bicycle ride to promote public awareness of wildlife protection. ...

Bicycle trail will be ready next year
Goldsboro News Argus - Goldsboro,NC,USA
Heavy traffic along a proposed route for a bike and pedestrian trail led city planners to reconsider its design, and they say it now it will be next year ...

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN PROMOTES BICYCLE USE IN CHILE
Santiago Times (subscription) - Santiago,Chile
... Now, after considering all the health and environmental benefits associated with bicycle use, Chile's National Commission for Traffic Safety (CONASET) has ...

Bicycle ride honors cystic fibrosis victim
Topeka Capital Journal (subscription) - Topeka,KS,USA
By Hal Lockard. The empty seat on Byron Linthicum's tandem bicycle is to honor the memory of a friend who died of cystic fibrosis. ...

EMT News

Man Dies After Being Shot With Taser in Holding Cell
New York Times - United States
... the police said. A Fire Department official said that the two EMT's were called to treat Mr. Thomas for an injury. When they arrived ...

EMT basic class to be offered in Rocky Ford starting Aug 22
Lamar Daily News - Lamar,CO,USA
Otero Junior College will be offering a 15-week course in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) training in Rocky Ford starting on August 22. ...

23 earn EMT-paramedic certification
San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
YUCAIPA - Twenty-three students received Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic certificates during the Crafton Hills College 63rd paramedic commencement ...

The Selma Times-Journal
Selma Times-Journal - Selma,AL,USA
... Heat also became a factor this weekend. According to Reece, there was 17 different occasions when the EMT's on hand had to look at cases of heat exhaustion. ...

paramedic news

Paramedic pleads innocent to selling town equipment on eBay
Eyewitness News - East Providence,RI,USA
PROVIDENCE , RI (AP) -- A paramedic accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of emergency equipment from the town of Cumberland and selling it on eBay ...

MDA Paramedic Ambulance Damaged in Rock-Throwing Attack
Arutz Sheva - Israel
(IsraelNN.com) A Magen David Adom emergency medical service paramedic ambulance was damaged in a rock-throwing attack during the night. ...

23 earn EMT-paramedic certification
San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
YUCAIPA - Twenty-three students received Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic certificates during the Crafton Hills College 63rd paramedic commencement ...

State police move delayed, Opening date for new Troop 5 barracks ...
Sussex Countian - Georgetown,DE,USA
... In addition to a new home for Troop 5 and Sussex County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Unit 107, the $3.5 million project will also feature a garage, a ...

Store ICE to keep yourself safe
News 14 Charlotte - Charlotte,NC,USA
... Just about everybody makes contact with their cell phones in their daily lives, so a British paramedic came up with the ICE idea. ...

emergency medical service news

Emergency Driving Course Slated Aug. 5
Sequoyah County Times - Sallisaw,OK,USA
Southwest Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will hold an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Aug. 5 in Roland. The class will ...

ambulance news

Royal Mail driver dies after collision with ambulance
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A ROYAL Mail driver was killed yesterday when his van was involved in a crash with an ambulance attending an emergency call and a petrol tanker. ...

Boulder thrown at Haifa ambulance injures paramedics
Jerusalem Post - Israel
A rock so big it was described as a "boulder," hurled at a Magen David Adom ambulance in Haifa on Tuesday night, lightly injured two paramedics and narrowly ...

Ambulance crews wanted: Emergency calls up 50 percent since 2000
Sussex Countian - Georgetown,DE,USA
... many of whom are near retirement age, the housing boom sweeping through the area hasn't brought new volunteers onto Carlisle Fire Co.'s ambulance crews. ...

Ambulance service is slowest in the country
ic Liverpool - Southport,England,UK
By Robert Merrick, Daily Post. THE Mersey Regional Ambulance Service is today labelled the worst for response times in the country in a damning official report. ...

EMS News

STAT EMS beats Sharky's, forces tonight's title game
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
Jason Meyers, Jeff Payton, Larry Jacques and Joel Schultz all drove in runs as STAT EMS beat Sharky's 5-2 in CBL-West playoff baseball on Tuesday. ...

Jennerstown features super late model '100' on ems Night
Auto Racing Daily - USA
... To honor area emergency workers all EMS personnel will be admitted free to the race event by showing their organization membership card and proof of ...

Scorching temps keep heat on EMS
Boston Herald - United States
... EMS workers have helped Boston residents who have collapsed from heat exhaustion - some of them while exercising - seniors living in steamy apartments and the ...

Don Boehly Update

Bismarck Tribune Online - Bismarck, ND
When Don Boehly, a handyman from Grayson, Ky., saw footage of the destruction at
ground zero after Sept. 11, 2001, like many Americans, he had to look away. ...

cyclist news

Cyclist dead following collision with car
KGET 17 - Bakersfield,CA,USA
BAKERSFIELD - One man is dead after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in southeast Bakersfield. It happened at the corner ...

Cyclist remains critical
The Post & Mail - Columbia City,IN,USA
A man injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday remains in critical condition in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Christopher ...

Pavement cyclist stabs student in back
Islington Gazette - London,England,UK
... The first cyclist is described as black, about 18 years old. The second man was black, about 18 years old and roughly 6ft 3ins tall.

Pedal problem robs cyclist of glory
Times 24 - Herts,UK
... day. # ' YOUNG cyclist Joseph Fry produced another superb performance in the National Youth Circuit Race Series at Hillingdon. Welwyn ...

Man With Revoked License Accused Of Running Down Cyclist
Boston Channel.com - MA, USA
-- A Kingston, Mass., man with a suspended license is accused of running down a cyclist in Duxbury Wednesday. ... "The cyclist was found unconscious, at the scene. ...

Magen David Adom News

Boulder thrown at Haifa ambulance injures paramedics
Jerusalem Post - Israel
A rock so big it was described as a "boulder," hurled at a Magen David Adom ambulance in Haifa on Tuesday night, lightly injured two paramedics and narrowly ...

emergency medical service news

Health officials offer tips on beating the hot weather
Okmulgee Daily Times - Okmulgee,OK,USA
... mental changes, breathing problems, or vomiting, please contact your health care provider immediately," said OSDH Emergency Medical Service Director Shawn ...

St. Lucie firefighters always at the ready
Fort Pierce Tribune (subscription) - Fort Pierce,FL,USA
... Tom Gladwin, "C" shift commander. "EMS (emergency medical service) is at least 80 percent of what we do. And it's that way everywhere, not just this station.". ...

Boro council renews 3-year EMS contract
Chambersburg Public Opinion - Chambersburg,PA,USA
... "We're in a box," he said, explaining that it would cost the borough about $300,000 to start its own emergency medical service, and most people would not want ...

Officials: Cherokee tax hike could save money
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA,USA
... "Firefighters on the fire truck is the backbone of our EMS [emergency medical service ] system," said Post 2 Commissioner Jim Hubbard, who was also a longtime ...

Members, outstanding citizens honored at Rotary awards
Ledger Independent - Maysville,KY,USA
... He works with law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical service during emergencies in the county, including fires, natural disasters or environmental ...

ambulance news

Ambulance district seeks levy increase
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
As a last resort, the Northland Regional Ambulance District is asking for some money in the August election. On Tuesday's ballot ...

County's ambulance trusts miss out in star rankings handout
Yorkshire Post Today - Leeds,Yorkshire,UK
AMBULANCE services in Yorkshire are continuing to perform worse than others across the country, according to the National Health Service star ratings. ...

Lawson residents to vote on ambulance funding
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
If Lawson residents want to sustain an ambulance service available 24 hours a day, they need to support an additional tax levy of not more than 40 cents per ...

Ghiz calls for central ambulance dispatch
CBC Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown,Prince Edward Island,Canada
... "The costs are not that great and if we can see improvements in our ambulance system here on Prince Edward Island, I think all Islanders will benefit from that ...

Kane was arrested last night for stealing an ambulance ! ?
Most Valuable Network - USA
WWE.com attempting these "real" storylines which are obviously fake is an absolute waste of their creative time and effort. ...

EMS News

City to grant Pafford EMS sole provider status
Claremore Daily Progress - Claremore,OK,USA
At a special meeting Monday evening, the council directed City Attorney Michele Schultz to draft a "sole source" contract with Pafford EMS. ...

ZOLL Launches E Series Defibrillator Designed for EMS ...
Westchester Wag - Larchmont,NY,USA
... the launch of the E Series(TM), ZOLL's newest defibrillator designed to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions of the EMS environment (temperature ...

FOI panel chides EMS board over lack of minutes, agenda
Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA
... A mid-December complaint was filed against an EMS Advisory Committee formed last fall by First Selectman Alice Hutchinson to discuss possible changes in ...

cyclist news

Cyclist following RAGBRAI ride killed
Keokuk Gate City Daily - Keokuk,IA,USA
SHELDON (AP) - A New York City cyclist and rural Donnellson native following the RAGBRAI route died early Monday morning in a weather-related accident, police ...

Cyclist's ride an inspiration
Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
... Brooklyn, Conn., resident and professional cyclist Don Dauphinais, 34, hopes the numbers -- 4,000 miles in nine weeks -- will grab a reporter's attention ...

NS cyclist flag bearer for Games
Ottawa Citizen - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
HALIFAX -- Cyclist Kate Scallion will be the flag bearer for Nova Scotia when the team marches at the opening ceremonies in Regina. ...

Retired judge sentenced to jail for driving drunk, hitting cyclist
San Jose Mercury News - United States
NORWALK, Calif. - A retired Superior Court judge was sentenced Monday to 75 days in jail and more than five months of house arrest ...

Olympic Cyclist Sacrifices Bike, Saves Driver
WPVI - Philadelphia,PA,USA
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND-July 26, 2005 -- Olympic cycling silver medallist Franco Marvulli isn't just a fast rider, he's a quick thinker, too. ...

Magen David Adom News

MDA Paramedic Ambulance Damaged in Rock-Throwing Attack
Arutz Sheva - Israel
(IsraelNN.com) A Magen David Adom emergency medical service paramedic ambulance was damaged in a rock-throwing attack during the night. ...

paramedic news

Paramedic tells of Aldgate carnage
This is Local London - UK
Alan Treacy, the first paramedic to reach the train which blew up outside Aldgate Station, has described the horrifying ordeal that he faced, but says life ...

Critical-care Flight Team Provides Life Saving Treatment
SitNews - Ketchikan,AK,USA
... able to reach into some of the smallest communities and bring the same level of care people in an urban center would expect," says Flight Paramedic and Station ...

Icing Your Cell Phone?
7Online.com - New York,NY,USA
... case of emergency". When Greenburgh paramedic Sally Peterson responds to an emergency she never knows what she might find. But now ...

Lakeville board appoints local man as deputy fire chief
Brockton Enterprise - MA, United States
... candidates were interviewed by the panel members, who said in a report that Goodfellow stood out because of his qualifications as a certified paramedic and his ...

Cashews cost diabetic woman, husband a day at Tropicana Field
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota,FL,USA
... food or drink.". Stadium staff consulted a paramedic, who told the Farinos that similar snacks were available for sale. While they ...

bicycle news

What a ride: Sale of former bicycle shop shifts into high gear
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Charleston,IL,USA
... A closing sale was recently concluded at the shop and many of the bicycle-related items that were left over were donated to the Charleston Civic Association. ...

VisionTech USA Bicycle Aero Bars
Consumer Affairs - USA
VisionTech USA is recalling about 280 bicycle aero bars. Models affected are the SuperMax, TriMax, TriMax Plus and Pro model integrated bars. ...

Area native dies on bicycle ride
Burlington Hawk Eye - IA, United States
... cycling. Burke was an unregistered participant in the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI. This ...

Cadillac Offers 'Luxury Bicycle '
All Headline News - USA
Detroit, MI (AHN) - Cadillac is offering an alternative to consumers who normally can't afford the luxury vehicle. Bike riding is ...

LA Bicycle rides into project in western Bangkok suburbs
Bangkok Post - Thailand
The bicycle manufacturer LA Bicycle (Thailand) Co Ltd has jumped into the property business, launching a detached-housing project worth 1.6 billion baht in the ...

emergency medical services news

Who will pay?
North Platte Telegraph - North Platte,NE,USA
... meeting Monday morning ended up with more questions than answers, leaving mainly unanswered the question of who will pay for rural emergency medical services. ...

Trainee lauds EMS and Fire Department
2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
... A requirement of our training was to spend two 12-hour shifts riding in an ambulance with East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services. ...

IMA proposes 'think-tank' to analyse fevers in Agency
Newindpress - Chennai,India
... remedial measures. It has also sent doctors to fever-affected agency mandals to extend emergency medical services. However, the ...

New stroke centers aim to save lives
San Francisco Examiner - San Francisco,CA,USA
... hours to receive clot-busting drugs that in many cases prevent permanent damage, said Barbara Pletz, San Mateo County emergency medical services administrator. ...

Monday night collision blocks I-95
Hilton Head Island Packet - Hilton Head Island,SC,USA
... Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services and Red Cross workers were assisting at the scene, and Citizens Emergency Response Team volunteers provided support.

EMT News

Capital Region offers EMT basic course
Jefferson City News Tribune - Jefferson City,MO,USA
Capital Region Medical Center will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course Aug. 1 to Dec. 7 from 6 - 10 pm at the ...

EMT News

Eager to meet 'miracle' - EMT
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
The heroic EMT who helped keep a pregnant gunshot victim alive long enough for doctors to deliver her child said yesterday that he wants to see the "miracle ...

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paramedic news

Paramedic To Undergo Extensive Training To Get Credentials ...
WRAL.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
RALEIGH, NC -- Another paramedic stripped of his license for mistakenly declaring a man dead is on track to get his credentials back. ...

Mom's quilt tells tales about troops
The Republican - Springfield,MA,USA
PALMER - Michelle L. Corbeil-Crawford decided to do a quilt project when her daughter Melissa D. Crawford was sent to Iraq in 2003 as an Army paramedic for 13 ...

emergency medical service news

Three from the area among the victims
Shamokin News Item - Shamokin,PA,USA
... Assisting police were fire departments and emergency medical service squads from Ashland and Girardville, and emergency personnel from Shenandoah. ...

Columbus man critical after wreck Sunday morning
Seymour Daily Tribune - Seymour,IN,USA
... A 17-year-old male passenger, also from Columbus, was treated by Jackson County Emergency Medical Service personnel and taken to Schneck Medical Center in ...

10 hurt at West Side drag race
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland,OH,USA
... MetroHealth Medical Center while five pedestrians were taken to either MetroHealth or Lakewood Hospital by the fire department and the emergency medical service ...

Angels fire, museum get grant
Union Democrat - Sonora,CA,USA
... cars, among others. Most of the calls responded to were emergency medical service and rescue calls, which totaled 208. Of those, 190 ...

ambulance news

Ambulance, truck crash on Harroun in Sylvania
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
An ambulance taking a patient to a hospital was hit by a truck in Sylvania yesterday afternoon, authorities said. A Lucas County ...

New ambulance on mainland shows great need to keep pace
Hilton Head Island Packet - Hilton Head Island,SC,USA
A new ambulance to serve the southern Beaufort County mainland seems like a no-brainer, but it has been a long time in coming. Comparing ...

Billing questions continue to follow private Toledo ambulance ...
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
The Ohio Department of Insurance has confirmed that it is investigating a Toledo ambulance company that has been repeatedly criticized for its billing practices ...

Ambulance to change
ic NorthWales - North Wales,UK
Notice of the wide ranging review is given by the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust chief executive Don Page in a report to this week's board meeting. ...

Need to save ambulance!
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WHAT will happen if the ambulance does not have the basic medical facilities to provide assistance to the patients? No telephone ...

EMS News

County offers EMS plans
Kerrville Daily Times - Kerrville,TX,USA
A $200,000 EMS payment is not an option for Kerr County Commissioners in the 2005-06 year. That was the consensus during Monday's ...

Valley EMS plan should go forward
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA
Mayor Marc Garofalo and Derby officials must find the necessary funding and participate in a planned expansion of the Valley Emergency Medical Services. ...

City May Lose EMS If Citizens Don't Pay
KLTV - Tyler,TX,USA
The Grand Saline EMS is in a financial crisis and may have to shut down. ... "And when I call 911, they're here.". They are the Grand Saline EMS paramedics. ...

Early morning accident claims life of Gonzales man
2theadvocate.com - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
... Jules Weil, 25, of Gonzales. Baton Rouge EMS transported Shaddinger and Weil to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with serious injuries.

cyclist news

Cyclist Armstrong ends career with seventh race win
Metro Toronto - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Discovery Channel team rider Lance Armstrong of the US celebrates his victory on the podium with his children Luke (centre) and twins Grace and Isabelle after ...

Husband sets up foundation in memory of late cyclist
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
SYDNEY: The husband of an Australian cyclist killed in a road accident in Germany last week has set up a foundation in her memory, Cycling Australia said ...

Cyclist following RAGBRAI route killed
Chicago Tribune - United States
SHELDON, Iowa -- A New York City cyclist following the RAGBRAI route died early Monday morning in a weather-related accident, police said. ...

Personal tribute to fallen cyclist
Shepparton News - Australia
... Prompted by that disaster, Shepparton champion cyclist Leigh Egan also talked last the week about the difficulties that face riders as they pursue their ...

The American cyclist tops off his career with his 82nd yellow ...
OhmyNews International - South Korea
... It was in the same year that the cyclist was diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his abdomen and then his brain, showing a less than 50 percent ...

Magen David Adom News

MDA: Risky swimming claimed 21 victims this year
Jerusalem Post - Israel
Nineteen more underwent resuscitation by Magen David Adom emergency teams and were rushed to hospital in serious condition, and about 30 incurred moderate or ...

bicycle news

Bicycle handlebars being recalled:-
Webindia123 - India
Labeled as VisionTech USA SuperMax, TriMax, TriMax Plus and Pro model Integrated Bicycle Aero Bars, the centerpiece of these bars can crack or break, causing ...

ITALY: Diadora Partners With Cannondale Bicycle
just-style.com - UK
Sports shoe maker Diadora Invicta SpA has signed a global partnership deal with Cannondale Bicycle Corporation. The deal gives Cannondale ...

Mayor signs charter for bicycle-friendly bodies
Chandigarh Newsline - Chandigarh,India
Chandigarh, July 25: MAYOR Anu Chatrath today signed the Velo Mondial (London, Amsterdam) Charter and Action Plan for Bicycle -Friendly Communities. ...

Police: Stroudsburg woman hit bicycle officer with car
Allentown Morning Call - Allentown,PA,USA
A Stroudsburg woman who allegedly hit a Stroud Area Regional bicycle police officer with her car Friday night has been charged with drunken driving and leaving ...

Cyclist following RAGBRAI route killed
Chicago Tribune - United States
... Burke was an unregistered participant in RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register. ...

emergency medical services news

Three from the area among the victims
Shamokin News Item - Shamokin,PA,USA
... Assisting at the scene were emergency medical services from Pottsville and Pine Grove, along with fire departments from Pine Grove, Summit Station and ...

State Contracts
Concord Monitor - Concord,NH,USA
... Repair of Penacook, $39,000, for the maintenance of gas-powered tools and equipment for the Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services ...

Rookie docs could be sent to deal with terror attacks
Life Style Extra - UK
... London Helicopter Emergency Medical Services medical director Gareth Davies, who played a key role on 7 July, is particularly concerned about the roles of MIOs ...

Warbelow's exec soars higher
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks,AK,USA
... Born and raised in Mississippi, Allen began saving lives 24 years ago, serving as an ambulance driver, paramedic and emergency medical services technician in ...

EMS News

Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Death
WLTX.com - Columbia,SC,USA
... on the 1700 block of Tremain Street. Around 3:30 am, police and EMS responded to a shooting. Upon arrival they found the victim, 58 ...

Drive to aid rescue specialist
Laconia Citizen - Laconia,NH,USA
By AARON SANBORN. FARMINGTON--Farmington Fire, Rescue and EMS conducted their annual boot drive on Saturday, but this year things were a little different. ...

Around & About
Skagit Valley Herald - Mount Vernon,WA,USA
MOUNT VERNON -- The Skagit County EMS Commission Executive Board will meet at 10 am Thursday, July 28, at the Consolidated Communication Center, 2911 E ...