While conducting a extrication training class and cutting relief cuts above the front tire/fender area to prepare for a dash roll. The student made a cut above the passenger side front fender on an older vehicle and cut through the hood pressurized cylinder causing the flood to … [Read more...]
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUND YOUR CALL
One routine afternoon my partner and I, along with our engine company responded to an injured person call right across the street from the station. We found the patient to have minor injures and the police officers on scene apologized for calling us but she had some blood from … [Read more...]
"....the patient screamed, and my partner hung on for dear life...! ! !"Our ambulance service was called out for a diabetic emergency which turned out to be a BLS call. I was driving our 2001 PL Custom Ford ambulance without lights or sirens to the hospital. While proceeding down … [Read more...]
EMS RUN TURNS INTO HAZ-MAT WITH THE CHIEF DOWN!
On 09/09/2006 @ 12:12 P.M. our Fire Department was dispatched to a man having shortness of Breathe from opening a chlorine container for his pool and inhaling to much product. The Medic went enroute with a Paramedic and Fire Chief / EMT who happened to be working the ambulance … [Read more...]
WATER RESCUE TRAINING…RESCUE!
"...one hour into the training, the scenario turned into a rescue..." Swift Water Rescue Tech I class, (DRI curriculum). After a full day of classroom instruction, day 2 was on the White River, just south of Indianapolis, with the water at about normal level. 20 … [Read more...]
STAY AWAY…FAR AWAY UNTIL THE COPS ADVISE IT IS SAFE!
...and in this case-maybe the BEST solution is to give THEM the tools?? Approx 2345 on 7 February 2006 Engine 4 was Dispatched to assist Police by Forcing-entry on a residence where "shots were reportedly fired." Call location was a Condo complex consisting of long … [Read more...]
WHY IS NO ONE LISTENING?
This isn't my close call but I wanted to make you aware of an incident involving an ALS ambulance returning from a call in poor weather conditions. The EMS unit staffed with 1 EMT-Paramedic and 1 EMT-B lost control rolling over on interstate 81 in Hanover Twp., … [Read more...]