While responding on a lifeline medical call we gained entry to the residence via the keys in the possession of our department. The house was dark and quiet. We called loudly to the known occupant of the home, receiving no answer, we proceeded to check the house for the … [Read more...]
Recently, I responded to a call in the rural Adirondack community where I volunteer on the Ambulance Corps that involved a pickup truck and an 8 year old on a State Highway. I'm somewhat of seasonal on the squad and most of my calls are miles away in "suburbia" outside a city … [Read more...]
Reported by: 9NewsWeb produced by: Neil RelyeaPhotographedby: 9News8/28/2005 12:03:48 PM Four Tri-state teens are facing seriouscharges after authorities say they fired pellet guns at paramedics. Themedics were shot in the shoulder while on the job on Newtown Road … [Read more...]
CLOSE CALL AT AN AUTO ACCIDENT!….
"....its not the door pops and the cuts that kill rescuers on the scene, its the hazards associated with the accident that causes tragedy...." Well Chief, I never thought I would have to write you about a personal close call, but I just finished the call and its eating on me … [Read more...]
PARAMEDIC STRUCK WITH PIPE WHILE AIDING VICTIM
Story by nbc5.com CHICAGO -- A 15-year veteran Chicago Fire Department paramedic was doing her job tending to a beating victim Saturday night when she became a victim herself. Images: Paramedic Attacked Images: More NBC5.com Slideshows She spoke with NBC5's Natalie … [Read more...]
ANOTHER PATIENT…..WITH A WEAPON!
Our reader sent in: Fellow Fire Fighters Please read this email closely and see how important it is to remain diligent in ensuring our safety on all calls. Over the course of my career I now of at least 3 other times this exact same scenario has occurred. One of those times I was … [Read more...]
Firefighters were dispatched for a dog stuck in a creek. Several firefighters became trapped in the water. Command requested additional rescue companies along with a helicopter and US Coast Guard Helicopters. The firefighter managed get to an island, however suffered from … [Read more...]