by Liz Keen, South Wales Echo Two paramedics were attacked while answering a 999 call to a 16-year-old thought to have collapsed after drinking at a teenage party. During an “ugly, intimidating and frightening” stand-off in a street in Grangetown, Cardiff, during which both paramedics had their glasses knocked off, their patient was snatched from...Read More
When this ambulance officer responds to a horror car accident or a violent assault, she will be doing it on her own. The paramedic works at one of three Hunter Valley stations forced to respond to jobs single-handedly because of critical staff shortages. One-person ambulance crews are all there is at Stroud, Merriwa and Murrurundi,...Read More
By Janice Gregorson Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN A Stewartville teenager has been ordered to complete a residential treatment program and be on probation until she’s 19 after pleading guilty to beating up her mother and assaulting a paramedic. Magen Kylee Atkins, 17, was charged with three felony counts and one petty misdemeanor. She pleaded guilty Wednesday...Read More
A 19-year-old Three Rivers driver was cited for running a stop sign after he struck a Palmer Ambulance this afternoon, sending two ambulance workers to the hospital with minor injuries. Officer John S. Melnick said Christopher J. Murphy of Baptist Hill Road was driving north on Fairview Street in a 1997 Saturn at about 2...Read More
Our Department has now encountered two SCBA failures within a week. Please see the attached documents for more details. The first one went right because, the crews recognized the problem, communicated a mayday to the Incident Commander and took appropriate steps to evacuate the Fire Fighter with the failure from the structure while maintaining crew...Read More
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