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2009-09-24 14:29:00

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The invisibleBracelet.org (iB) Emergency Health Registry is expanding its service area across Oklahoma by partnering with several EMS providers that will begin actively supporting the new Web service on November 1st, 2009. Since the commercial debut in April, the iB service area has nearly doubled from 1.3 million people served by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and Grove EMS to approximately 2.5 million people that live, work and...

2009-09-17 15:01:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- From October 5-30, 2009, State of Oklahoma employees will be in the annual open enrollment process for selecting benefits through the Employees Benefits Council. One of the options will be a new Web service called invisibleBracelet.org (iB) that helps people communicate during medical emergencies. By registering in advance of ever needing an ambulance, 37,000 State of Oklahoma employees and their family members can protect themselves when seconds...

2008-07-30 12:01:16

By Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 30--SAND SPRINGS -- The Sand Springs Fire Department has received the Emergency Medical Response Agency of the Year award from the Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technicians Association. The award recognizes a three-year strategic goal to improve the department's emergency medical response services to the community, Fire Chief Mark Joslin said. The result, he said, is a better capability to save lives in the critical moments after a serious injury or illness....

2008-07-12 09:00:53

By Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 12--EMSA has called the first Heat Alert of the year for Saturday, and Tulsa-area residents are urged to take extra precautions against heat illness this weekend. When Emergency Medical Services Authority ambulance crews respond to five or more heat-related medical calls in a 24-hour period and dangerously hot weather is expected to continue, an EMSA Heat Alert is issued to advise the public of the severity of the situation. Rainy weather on Saturday could...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 1--Jerome Gilley timed his paramedic training just right. Under a new Emergency Medical Services Authority program, Gilley is getting paid for nearly two years of training at Tulsa Technology Center to become a paramedic. "They actually pay me to go to school," he said. "You can't beat that." While working as an emergency medical technician for EMSA for nearly a year, Gilley saw co-workers struggle to work full time while fitting in paramedic...

2008-06-26 12:03:20

By Debbie Blossom, The Oklahoman Jun. 26--Concerns that Oklahoma could face the same shortage of skilled emergency medical services personnel seen in other parts of the country have prompted the state's largest emergency medical services employer to boost its pay and benefits. Earlier this month, Texas-based Paramedics Plus Inc. increased salaries, provided retention bonuses and implemented a revamped paramedic training program to help recruit and retain paramedics, emergency medical...


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