EMS World

Crews ran 271 flu calls between December and January compared to 54 in November.
Onslow County Emergency Medical Services was allotted $600K to purchase new cardiac monitors for every ambulance and quick-response vehicle.
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Demers will manufacture 60 ambulances over a 5-year period for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, located in Fort Worth, Tex.
Police believe the man was trying to drive himself to the hospital when he crashed into the ambulance.
North Country Regional EMS Program Director Ann Smith told legislators that 40 minute response times are due to volunteer shortages and lack of service reimbursements.
LAFD's Sobriety Emergency Response Unit includes an EMT, nurse, and case worker who transport frequently publicly intoxicated people to a new detox center instead of the ER.
Braun Industries will deliver 49 new ambulances to the city of Detroit over the next 5 years.
The Wabasha City Council voted to cut paid staff positions and add volunteer members, who will be paid $6 an hour, to improve service coverage.
An increase in cold-weather related accidents and flu cases caused three filled emergency departments to send patients to other hospitals.
MECCA Paramedics has not been able to find replacement coverage for the 155-mile area they provide services for.
The 9,000 square-foot Lincoln County EMS building will house 19 full-time paramedics and 18 volunteers.
Swoyersville Ambulance is out of service with the county 9-1-1 system due to insufficient staffing.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s neonatal pediatric transport team stays on the leading edge of care for its littlest patients.
Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees made one of their ambulances pink to show their support for community members affected by breast cancer.