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California Grand Jury Calls Sending Firefighters on EMS Calls Wasteful

Nearly 150 Hurt in Vancouver After Stanley Cup Rioting

Most of the rioting victims were treated at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver JEREMY HAINSWORTH, Associated Press | | Thursday, June 16, 2011 People watch a car burn following Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Howe)  VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Almost 150 people required hospital [...]

Another death at Bonnaroo draws attention to music festival safety

2011 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blogJune 14, 2011, 1:09 p.m. Heat, drugs and alcohol can be a deadly combination at large summer music festivals like the Bonnaroo Festival Music & Arts that just wrapped in Manchester, Tenn., where a second death was reported Tuesday. Entertainment Weekly reports that a [...]

Dozens of Md. children treated after exposure to heat at baseball stadium

WALDORF, Md. — Several dozen elementary school students in southern Maryland have been taken to hospitals after they reported feeling ill because of the heat. William Stephens, director of emergency services for Charles County, says the students were overcome by heat Thursday morning while attending an event at a semi-pro baseball stadium. County spokeswoman Crystal [...]

USA Swimming Open Water Commission Releases Recommendations In Wake Of Crippen Tragedy

Former EMT Instructor and Four Executives of Local Ambulance Company Indicted in Connection with Fraudulent EMT Recertification Scheme

BOSTON – A Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments against a former Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) instructor for allegedly creating and submitting training records that falsely showed dozens of emergency personnel attended courses they were required to complete in order to maintain their certification, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. Thomas Codair, Sr., age [...]

Mass. EMTs cash in on movie ‘set medic’ jobs


Boston EMS has filed a complaint with the state, claiming the set medics violate laws barring EMT freelancers   By Dave Wedge The Boston Herald BOSTON — A select club of firefighters and EMTs are monopolizing plum jobs on Massachusetts movie sets, cutting out jakes and medics statewide and raising questions about how the lucrative [...]

Police failures contributed to Love Parade crush: report


The Love Parade disaster in which 21 people were killed and hundreds injured in Duisburg last July was partly the result of serious police mistakes, media reported Monday. At a critical point in the operation, a change of police shifts prevented the co-ordination of officers from happening smoothly, news magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing investigations [...]

Runner in half-marathon dies, race shuts down


By John Byrne and Liam Ford, Tribune reporters10:31 p.m. CDT, June 4, 2011  An experienced long-distance runner, Tim Ragones made it through a Southeast Side half marathon Saturday in 1 hour and 50 minutes while gulping down lots of water on a stifling hot morning.  The fact that Ragones, 32, passed a handful of people [...]

New Jersey Ferris Wheel Accident

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