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Duty to act: What does your SOP say?

- 06/19/2014

By Anthony Mangeri, American Military University InPublicSafety.com There have been several stories of public safety personnel, on and off duty, failing to meet the response expectations ...


Firefighters, EMTs grant dying hospice patient's last wish

- 06/17/2014

HLNtv.com KIRKLAND, Wash. — A man in Kirkland, Washington, got his last wish, thanks to the compassion of the local fire district and caregivers at his hospice care center. The patient, ...


Community rallies around recovery of injured EMT

- 05/24/2014

By Jesse Leavenworth The Hartford Courant MANCHESTER, Conn. — Friends, coworkers and teammates are rallying in support of Carolyn Edwards, a beloved emergency medical technician who ...


10 steps for starting a CERT program in your area

- 05/07/2014

By Shana Nicholson, American Military University InPublicSafety.com For almost 20 years, I have been an active member of the emergency medical services (EMS), fire science, and public safety ...


EMS community rallies around medic facing third kidney transplant

- 04/25/2014

By Chelsey Stark Times-News BURLINGTON, N.C. — Kyle Buckner has spent 16 years saving lives of Alamance County citizens as an EMS worker. Now, he’s getting help from the community ...


EMT with brain aneurysm making miraculous recovery

- 04/09/2014

Lehigh Valley Live SNYDERSVILLE, Pa. — Rob Kramer said he's too stubborn to be a vegetable. The former Wind Gap EMT and volunteer firefighter suffered a brain aneurysm in January ...


Tenn. cracks down on 911 misuse with clever campaign

- 03/21/2014

The Tennessean NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a call to 911, the little girl said she was trapped in the trunk of a car, sending Nashville police into a scramble to find her on the highway. When ...


Man who died in 'mishandled' drowning leaves $400K to responders

- 03/20/2014

By Sally Ho Chicago Tribune ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — His last call for help might have been mishandled, but Henry Laseke left $400,000 for local emergency responders in his will after ...


'Burger King baby,' now EMT, seeks birth mom

- 03/11/2014

The Associated Press ALLENTOWN, Pa. — In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby ...


'Tyler's Troops' go to R.I. for birthday celebration

- 03/07/2014

Responders from around the world have sent Tyler Seddon, 7, birthday cards, gifts and cheer


'Tyler's Troops' go to R.I. for birthday celebration

- 03/07/2014

The Associated Press BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — A Rhode Island boy with cancer has received the surprise birthday party of a lifetime. Tyler Seddon turned 7 on Thursday and has been named ...


Neighbors rescue 3 buried by Mont. avalanche

- 03/03/2014

By Keith Ridler The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Rescue officials say about 100 neighbors converged to help find three people buried Friday when an avalanche swept down a mountain ...


Drivers rush to revive baby in dramatic roadside rescue

- 02/21/2014

A mother jumped out of her car on a Fla. highway and called for help; strangers sprang into action, giving him CPR and calling for more assistance


Watch: Drivers revive baby in dramatic roadside rescue

- 02/21/2014

By John Glionna Los Angeles Times MIAMI, Fla. — A 5-month-old baby was saved from suffocation on a Miami highway thanks to the quick thinking of a group of highway Good Samaritans. Traffic ...


Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from responders

- 02/19/2014

PASCOAG, R.I. — A boy who has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time is about to celebrate his seventh birthday, and wants to receive cards from his favorite heroes: police and ...


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