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EMS Assaults & Self Defense Articles


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EMS Assaults & Self Defense Articles

She was being transferred from one psychiatric facility to another when the assault occurred ...
Six men, some armed, forced them to lie on the ground and robbed them of their cell phones and wallets as they were trying to locate the address of a victim who had called for ...
He was recently arrested on a warrant for the 2013 incident ...
More than a month after the incident the alleged assailant agrees to blood testing as a condition of her release ...
The patient began repeatedly punching a medic while on the way to a hospital ...
The owner of a martial arts studio offered two classes to teach firefighters self-defense skills to better avoid injuries from combative people on the scene ...
The men threw punches at him after approaching the station gate saying one had trouble breathing; the medic met them in a garage because staff members can't bring subjects inside ...
The 27-year old man will likely be charged with aggravated assault ...
We need to be better prepared to handle violent patients and should always take legal action against assailants ...
One of the biggest problems in ensuring crew safety is a lack of empirical evidence to support policy or training changes ...
The medic was sent ahead of an ambulance; the attacker was angered by how he parked his first-response car and tried pushing him toward the highway ...
The patient bit a paramedic on the left calf and a firefighter also suffered minor injuries in the struggle ...
The woman refused and told her husband, who went to the station and the beat the medic to the point of brain damage ...
Fire Chief Mark Burdick apologized for language used by firefighters who appear in the video ...
There’s hardly a mobile phone out there that can’t capture video, but EMS providers must maintain professionalism regardless of if they’re being filmed ...
The footage appears to show them cursing and restraining the man after he hit two firefighters on a medical call ...
Dispatchers failed to inform medics of fighting on the scene ...
Police say he grabbed a female paramedic and began choking her during a transport, then jumped out of the ambulance and fled down the highway ...
He was treating a patient in the rig when a man allegedly made off with his personal property ...
The resident was charged with assault and didn't stop until restrained; the EMT has bruises and swelling to the left side of his head ...