Monday, August 29, 2011

Missouri Medevac Crash Victims Identified

Missouri Medevac Crash Victims Identified
St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. (via

Aug. 28--The four victims of a fatal LifeNet helicopter crash were identified Saturday while investigators combed the scene looking for clues of what brought down the aircraft.
All four people on board the LifeNet helicopter, which was carrying a patient from Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany, Mo., to Liberty Hospital, were killed in the crash at about 6:45 p.m. Friday.
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Final survivor of south tower collapse struggles with scars of 9/11

Remembering 9/11 - An amazing account of escape from the South Tower of the WTC 10 years ago:
Final survivor of south tower collapse struggles with scars of 9/11

Ron DiFrancesco's voice softens and trails off. He barely finishes his sentences as he recalls his experience on Sept. 11, 2001. He speaks as if it happened yesterday.
"It was a living hell," he says. "I was mere seconds from death. ... I didn't know I was going to get out."
DiFrancesco is believed to be the last person out of the South Tower of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. According to some reports, he was one of only four people to escape from above the 81st floor. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Hurricane Irene: The aftermath

Hurricane Irene aftermath on Sunday  Source:
From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known..."I think it's a little strong to say we dodged a bullet. However, it certainly could have turned out worse..."
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Hurricane Irene leads to at least 25 deaths

Monday, August 22, 2011

EMS TIP: Infectious disease precautions medics must remember

Infectious disease precautions medics must remember
Are people within your agency planning for every day and common diseases?
EMS1.COM, By Jim Love

We live in globetrotting world that allows disease to spread at the speed of air travel. A contagious person could board a plane overseas and depart to any continent — in any country. The risk potential is of global significance. People do need to think about and plan for such outbreaks.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ambulance crashes into home

Ambulance crashes into home in Randallstown

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - One person was hurt after an ambulance crashed into a home...The private ambulance was involved in a crash with another car. The force of the crash sent the ambulance into the nearby home. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Indiana EMT Collapses, Dies on EMS Call

Indiana EMT Collapses, Dies on EMS Call
An Indiana EMT suffered an apparent heart attack Wednesday while assisting on a call.
EMT Charles Black, 54 and his partner were assisting another ambulance crew who were transporting a patient home from a hospital, according to a Facebook post.
The original crew was having difficulty getting the patient into his apartment due to his size, and requested Black and his partner to help.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Wis. program will study whether in-home medics lower ER visits

Wis. program will study whether in-home medics lower ER visits
The pilot program is aimed at people not sick enough to go to a nursing home or have home health care
By Ed Zagorski
Wisconsin State Journal 

BARABOO, Wis. — A new pilot program in Baraboo will examine whether paramedics trained specifically to perform in-home health care can lower the number of people coming into the emergency room and also reduce re-admissions to the hospital. CONTINUE READING

Indiana State Fair reopens with memorial honoring the victims of the stage colapse

Indiana State Fair: We thought we had more time

"The fair was reopening Monday but was pausing first to honor and remember the five people killed in the accident. Daniels and others were set to attend the memorial Monday morning at the state fairgrounds. The fair was to reopen afterward."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

On tape: Frantic rescue of teen buried in sand

 On tape: Frantic rescue of teen buried in sand

August 4, 2011, CBS/AP 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A fire spokeswoman says a teenage boy is in good condition after he was pulled from under about five feet of sand that collapsed on him at Newport Beach.
The dramatic rescue was captured on amateur video.

Discontinued Products

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Monday, August 1, 2011

10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching

New York City Mayor Bloomberg recently unveiled the events that will take place September 11th in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. September 11, 2011 marks 10 years since the tragedies occurred. In the past, commemorations held at ground zero have not included the names of those lost during the attack on the Pentagon and aboard United flight 93, but these names will be read along with the names of those killed in NYC at this years event. Careful consideration has been made in regards to the involvement of political figures during the ceremony, as well as those in attendance, paying special attention to family members of the victims.

Read More: Mayor Bloomberg outlines plans for 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks