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Emergency Medical Services

Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Whether it’s within the walls or out in communities, health care facilities strive to be ready for emergencies from power outages to extreme weather with preparation, practice and partnerships.

August 22, 2014 11:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

As we begin 2014, we will all experience changes in our health care due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. All areas of health care will strive for an increased focus on preventative care as well as outcome based medicine. EMS and pre-hospital care will be experiencing some dr…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Portage approves new EMS charting system

PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week approved the purchase of new emergency medical services software that will improve patient charting.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am

LS council gives initial OK to ambulance fee hikes

LAKE STATION | The City Council gave initial approval Thursday to an ordinance increasing the city's ambulance service fees.

September 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Lake Station officials still studying ambulance fee hike

LAKE STATION | The possibility of the city raising its ambulance fees remains under discussion.

August 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake Station City Council tables action on ambulance fee hike

LAKE STATION | The City Council took a pass Thursday on voting on an ordinance increasing ambulance service fees in every category.

August 01, 2013 10:15 pm

Area EMS officials consider ambulance fee hikes

The revenue generated by Lake Station's ambulance service isn't as healthy as the city's emergency medical services director would like.

July 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Four Hobart firefighters recognized for lifesaving efforts

HOBART | Acting Fire Chief Brian Kerr recognized the lifesaving skills of four firefighters at a recent Board of Public Works meeting.

July 09, 2013 8:30 pm

Lowell seeks solution to volunteer firefighter shortage

LOWELL | Some councilmen are hoping a planned meeting between the town and the trustees of West Creek, Cedar Creek and Eagle Creek will find answers for an increasingly strapped Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance service.

June 30, 2013 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Gather, analyze, act on health data

Doctors and nurses examine patients carefully, listening to voiced complaints but also studying data before making suggestions to help these individuals. The same process should be followed to improve public health.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart officials ponder ambulance service cost cuts, including pay

HOBART | The Hobart City Council is considering what some believe is a cost-effective move for compensating the city's cross-trained firefighters.

April 15, 2013 8:01 pm
Hobart residents question fire station closure, ambulance service

Hobart residents question fire station closure, ambulance service

HOBART | Nick Skomac moved to his house in Hillman Heights 14 years ago because it was near a fire station and he wanted to keep his son safe.

April 11, 2013 10:45 pm

Private or fire-based ambulance services? It's a hot issue

Merrillville turned its emergency medical services over to a private ambulance company in 2008 as a way to cut costs, Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga said.

March 10, 2013 10:47 pm

Ambulance at Station No. 2 available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

HOBART | The city's Fire Department has returned an ambulance and two cross-trained firefighters to staff it to Fire Station No. 2, city officials said Friday.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
Congressman Visclosky salutes Franciscan St. Anthony paramedics who assisted in Superstorm Sandy efforts

Congressman Visclosky salutes Franciscan St. Anthony paramedics who assisted in Superstorm Sandy efforts

U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Merrillville, congratulated, presented letters of commendation and spent about 45 minutes hearing the experiences of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-affiliated paramedics, who volunteered to travel to New Jersey to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief operations.

March 08, 2013 2:45 pm Photos

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Portage Fire Department answers more than 3,900 calls in 2012

Portage Fire Department answers more than 3,900 calls in 2012

PORTAGE | Portage firefighters had another busy year in 2012, answering a total of 3,924 calls.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am Related

Hobart fire officials to remove ambulance from station

HOBART | Fire officials starting Monday are removing the ambulance from Fire Station No. 1, 400 E. 10th St., Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.

February 24, 2013 7:20 pm

Hobart mayor to hire consultant to study EMS changes

HOBART | The status of Hobart's emergency medical services continued to be a hot-button issue at the City Council meeting Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 10:30 pm
Heart Health: Quick emergency tips

Heart Health: Quick emergency tips

Every year, about 935,000 Americans experience a heart attack.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am
Heart Health: Quick emergency tips

Heart Health: Quick emergency tips

While physicians say prevention, a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to prevent a heart attack what do you do if you start to feel chest discomfort or pain?

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
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