Emergency Services Feel Pain at the Pump

Another day, another record high.

As gas prices continue to rise, the national average was up nearly 2 cents overnight, increasing to $4.02 a gallon.

In Colorado, prices are inching closer to $4 with Monday's average at $3.94.

These high prices don't just affect summer vacation plans. Many emergency response companies are struggling to provide necessary services.

— By Russel Haythorn, Read the story

Gas Prices Affecting Emergency Vehicles Save Email Print

From police departments to paramedics, the new emergency is the cost of fuel.

In Nashville, Tennessee, they're now pulling more than 10-percent of their patrol cars, fire engines and public works trucks off the roads.

"Anytime you have these kinds of rising fuel costs you have to look at measures on how you can stay within your budget," said Nancy Whittemore, Director of General Service.

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ZOLL Data Systems Adds Executive Track to User Conference

EMS Industry Thought Leaders and Operational Executives Offer Perspectives on Major Issues and Trends at Summit 2004.

Broomfield, CO — Monday, April 12, 2004 — ZOLL Data Systems™ (formerly Pinpoint Technologies), a subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), announced today that it has added an exclusive Executive Track to the company's annual users conference, April 20 - 23, 2004, in Westminster, Colorado. This premier track will include sessions on trends, issues, and best practices in the EMS industry and will be lead by top EMS executives and professionals.

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Teen remembered year later: Boemker's friends talk to her on MySpace page

Boulder High seniors Haley Sears, 18, facing the camera, and Panhia Xiong, 17, embrace after placing flowers at a memorial for Hannah Boemker last May. The 16-year-old student was killed one year ago today when an ambulance crashed into her Honda at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and 30th Street in Boulder.

A Boulder teen Sunday told her good friend Hannah Boemker that she needs a "Hannah-hug."

Another of Hannah's friends last month apologized for not writing more often.

Hannah was killed a year ago today after an ambulance hit her car at Euclid Avenue and 30th Street, as she pulled into the intersection from a stop sign. But friends of the 16-year-old Boulder High student continue to communicate with her regularly on

— By Vanessa Miller, Boulder Daily Camera Read the story


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