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EMS Assaults & Self Defense Articles


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EMS Assaults & Self Defense Articles

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 ...
He attacked a medic and EMT after they administered the drug, then fled into the West Virginia woods ...
When firefighters arrived she said her foot hurt; when EMS arrived she kicked and spit on a medic as she was being loaded into a gurney ...
A mental health call to a woman's home went violently wrong, and ended with a 90-minute siege as EMS and police were backed into a corridor behind a glass door ...
The medic was able to call for police after he negotiated with the allegedly drunk suspect who threatened him with a kitchen knife during a medical call ...
She emailed a groveling apology to US Embassy staff; a $2 million lawsuit filed by the EMTs claims she has a history of becoming intoxicated and abusive ...