a) they're in QuickTime format. Most graphical browsers should automatically understand this, but you may have to manually click on the downloaded image to start the clip running
b) being video, they're _large_. Even with the tradeoff to low quality, they're still disk hogs. If you've got a (so-called) 56k modem connection, figure on four minutes per megabyte of transfer. So have a cup of coffee ready....
(0) *special*. not video, but scanned in images. The 2001 issue of "flatline", the unique NYC EMS newsletter.
(1) NYC's channel 7 (wabc-tv) ran a clip 25-May-2001 discussing NYC-EMS radio policy problems. Management has shut off the "mixer" (also called a repeater) meaning that EMS crews can no longer hear each other when they're talking. In most emergency agencies this is considered a *bad* idea since you usually *want* everyone to know where their coworkers are.
(2) NYC's channel 7 (wabc-tv) ran a clip 08-May-2001 asking why amiodarone (Cardarone [tm]) wasn't available on most NYC 911 ambulances. Includes ride along with private crew from MetroCare (hi Steve!) that carried it. (about 1/2 of NYC's EMS response is by municpal workers, the rest by contracters. The City doesn't use it, some of the others do).
(11) "Sixty Minutes" ran a piece 25-Feb-2001 looking at safety-needles. Includes demo clips and interviews with lots of good folk, including Dr. Trowers of Harlem Hospital.
(21) Continuing with the radio saga in FDNY land in NYC, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) called for Von Essen's resignation in a press conference Fri 30-March-2001.
!---> (22) ch 4 wnbc-tv NYC 23-Mar-2001. During an earlier report (soon to come to a web server near you) of *big* problems with the new FDNY (firefighting, not EMS) radios, Commissioner Von Essen claimed these radios had been used in Chicago and Boston. In this four minute clip on channel 4, the reporter interviewed reps from both cities who vehemently denied it.
(23) ch 4, wnbc, NYC 17-mar-2001. four minute report on FDNY/EMS billing delays. seems they wait over a year before sending them out, and insurance companies refuse to pay. incs interview with NYS Comptroller Carl McCall.
/!---> (59) FDNY unit stayed in firehouse during call... claims no vehicle operator. channel 7 clip...
(61) recently, the NYC Fire Dep't dropped subpoenas on AOL to get the real names of EMS folk posting to chat boards. Lots of nastiness about this.
(91) What's the name of the US's WW-II program to develop atomic weapons? Chances are you've got it wrong... For a movie clip showing the _correct_ name... (about 9 megs) click here !--> (99) a special treat. Trust me on this one...