EMS Agencies Wary of Pa. Law on Reimbursements

Lenoir County EMS, police, and the school staff changed the plans for a tabletop exercise to a live drill after the Parkland shooting to increase preparedness.
The legislation would require schools to work with local emergency management personnel to implement effective strategies to improve school safety.
Before law enforcement closed in on serial bomber Mark Conditt, paramedics knocked on his door in response to a call from dispatch, missing the order to stage instead.
A gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS has shot two people dead and taken others hostage inside a supermarket.
San Diego plans to merge emergency call centers in the region to save money and improve coordination between agencies during wildfires.
The Austin "serial" bombing suspect blew himself up on the side of a highway as a S.W.A.T. team closed in on him.
Thanks to the quick actions of school resource officer Deputy Blaine Gaskill, the 17-year-old gunman was stopped before he could hurt others.
When a teenager became stuck 350 feet below the earth's surface, San Antonio Fire Department's technical rescue team was well-prepared for the operation.
Nine others were injured and transported to hospitals, but authorities say they don't expect to find any other survivors.
Rescue crews are working to find victims trapped underneath a pedestrian bridge that has collapsed at Florida International University.
Separate radio systems and dispatch centers used by the two responding police departments caused miscommunications between officers.
Their data is useful in daily care but can be even more so when crisis occurs.
Daviess County police are now training to provide force protection for paramedics and firefighters in the event of an active shooter incident.
The form will help standardize definitions and data collection of patient overdoses and highlight first responders' safety.
A helpful tool from HHS uses Medicare data to help map these vulnerable citizens.