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updated 01-21-97

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You think you had "A bad day"

Choking cat calls 911 for help!!!

URGENT RECALL:LSP Oxygen Regulator failures

Viagra AlertPfizer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Viagra, recomends that any patient who has taken Viagra within the past 24 hours NOT receive Nitroglycerin for a cardiac event!!!

National & International News and Commentary

Global Pulse "International" Emergency Services News and Commentary

E.M.S. Com
The Internet Source for News in E.M.S. communications systems worldwide.


Body left on driveway.

Houston fire chief resigns

Los Angeles Paramedics at risk of STRESS RELATED job disabilities

E.M.S. Media Relations: The time is now to promote our profession of paramedicine.

System Status Management & Ambulance Design: Negative Effects on Paramedics.

Stroke Alert
The FDA approves t-PA for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Toxix Fumes creates a lawsuit following an internal Disaster
A Riverside California hospital suffers a strange and yet nondifed toxin emitted from a patient.

Under Staffed
A San Jose California hospital is under investigation for the death of a patient caused by under staffing and cost saving practices.

FireSafe Whats NEWS
National & Local News Forum for Fire agencies and EMS providers.

Latex Allergies: A retired San Diego Navy Officer dies: What happened here, and links to sites that can give you more information

Standing order Epinephrine and the death of a patient. Two medics make a decission to use subcutaneous epineprine, but something goes wrong...

Dial 511??? The constant abuse and misuse of 911 and the system shortfalls.
President Clinton urges for a "new alternative number" for non-emergencies.

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Paramedic

311???It is already in operation at Arcadian Ambulance!!!

New Auto Defibrillators approved by the F.D.A. New lightweight and affordable units.

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Paramedic

New approved uses for two drugs and a device by the F.D.A.


Current San Diego County Paramedic NewsLetter

Recertification Politics
The Local E.M.S. Agency and Dr. Ochs disagree with the State E.M.S. Authority over paramedic recertifications.

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Paramedic

Q.A. Net
The San Diego County Quality Assurance Network; more than just Q.A. This is like a mini WEB!!!

by Lisa Howel E.M.T. Paramedic

Paralytic Study
Paralytic Study for the aggressive treatment of respiratory distress patients with a compromised airway management.

by Todd Klingensmith E.M.T. Paramedic

R.S.I. (Rapid Sequence Intubation)

Skill approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Service

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Paramedic

San Diego County Aeromedical Service
Two new Air-E-Vac services now operating in San Diego County.

by Steve Duffy E.M.T. Paramedic

Other Local Medic and Public Information Topics:

Please note: If you live in this city or plan to visit, the following information is critical and is directly related to Public Safety and Service and your TAX DOLLARS!

San Diego City Contract Information:

For more info or ????????? Please send E-Mail.

San Diego City Paramedic Contract Update
The San Diego City Council directed the City Manager to negotiate a contract with the San Diego Fire and Life Safety Services (S.D. Fire Department) and Rural Metro for the service to provide treatment and transportation of ill or injured citizens or visitors to our city.

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Paramedic

San Diego EMS System History / Propositions C & G
Proposition C & G voted in by San Diego citizens implementing and designing the ground work for the current paramedic program. (Recreated for this medium by FireSafe). Hosted on FIRESAFE.com.

San Diego EMS System Design Project/City Manager's Report
The City Mangers report on the New Proposal form Fitch & Associates (Recreated for this medium by FireSafe). Hosted on FIRESAFE.com.

San Diego EMS System Design Update
An informational Newsletter for those serving in San Diego (reprinted from a Newsletter by Fitch & Associates Incorporated; recreated by FireSafe). Hosted on FIRESAFE.com.

More information related to this important issue: The San Diego Fire Department-Emergency Medical Services (EMS) "First Responder Paramedic A.L.S. Engine Companies." Hosted on FIRESAFE.com.

The Real San Diego Paramedics
The "Real San Diego Paramedics:" Who are they???

by Mitch Mendler E.M.T. Fire Fighter Paramedic

For more information on "Who we are and what we do," go to "Meet your Local Paramedic."

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