Firefighters Attend Wash. Stair Climb to Support Cancer Research

Randy Nichols serves as an AMR paramedic, director of education, and fleet mechanic in LaGrange, Georgia.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that sudden cardiac death accounts for about 45 percent of firefighter deaths in comparison to 15 percent in conventional jobs.
Specialized washers for turnout gear, better quality protective hoods, and education are some of the ways fire departments are trying to keep their members cancer-free.
The landscape of EMS is changing to an integrative and preventive model. The Virginia OEMS wants to help lead it there.
Our rates are high, but a new web intervention may help. 
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Residents and businesses can create profiles providing medical information, emergency contacts, floor plans and more so dispatchers can relay vital information to responding agencies.
Johnson County first responders have developed a regional UAS response team of drone pilots to improve emergency response efforts.
A Consumer Reports investigation in 2017 revealed 68% of air ambulance crashes were connected to four of the largest air medical companies.
Augusta dispatchers receive so many unnecessary calls that Gold Cross EMS writes off $1 million per year for non-reimbursable calls.
Four of the victims are in critical condition, including a 13-year-old, and one of the suspected gunmen is dead.
Bay Medical Sacred Heart received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for its quality and timely treatment of heart attacks and strokes.
Eight passengers were pulled from the derailed cars and two others fell 34 feet to the ground.
Miami-Dade County's United Badges of Honor are assisting in recovery efforts and providing medical care to residents affected by the volcano eruption and ensuing mudslides.
A gunman is believed to have fired shots at cars on Highway 509 from the tree line near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.