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Nurse pulls Calif. man with ALS from burning van

- 09/17/2014

By James Striplin Lodi News-Sentinel LODI, Calif. — Lodi resident Brad Clark has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the only noticeable ...


Ohio woman dies saving girl from rolling bus

- 09/17/2014

By Doug Livingston Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio — A 51-year-old woman was killed Tuesday morning when the private school bus she was operating rolled over her and dragged her several ...


Off-duty EMT honored for saving drowning boy at lake

- 09/12/2014

The News Gazette MONTICELLO, Ill. — Crystal Alexander was definitely the right person in the right place at the right time when she helped rescue a drowning boy at Clinton Lake this ...


Off-duty EMT, nurses save man with CPR

- 09/04/2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — An off-duty EMT and two nurses sprang to action when a 65-year-old man went into cardiac arrest on the Virginia Beach boardwalk on Friday. “I turned around ...


Off-duty EMT, nurses save man with CPR

- 09/03/2014

They sprang to action when he went into cardiac arrest on the Virginia Beach boardwalk



Pa. renames highway after combat medic who lost both legs

- 07/08/2014

By Casey McCracken Centre Daily Times CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. — Sgt. Adam Hartswick’s dedicated service to the nation will be honored with the renaming of a section of local highway, ...


Calif. flight medic finishes 3rd tour in Afghanistan

- 06/03/2014

Megan Hansen The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — San Rafael Firefighter/Paramedic Dave Cornell, 51, has dedicated his life to serving others and recently ...


EMT saves hockey fan having heart attack

- 05/22/2014

San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — As he has done countless other times, Sharks fan Brian Ragusa stood for the National Anthem at the late regular-season game. But this time ...


5-year-old gets funeral fit for a superhero

- 05/21/2014

Brayden Denton died after a battle with brain cancer; he was hopefully looking down thinking ‘This is so cool’


5-year-old gets funeral fit for a superhero

- 05/21/2014

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. — Spiderman, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk stood as pallbearers for the funeral of 5-year-old Brayden Denton, who died after a battle with brain cancer that was, ...


Dispatcher talks 8-year-old through helping mom deliver baby brother at home

- 05/20/2014

The girl remained calm, clearly relayed the dispatcher's instructions, got towels and other items and secured the baby's head before paramedics arrived


Dispatcher talks 8-year-old through helping mom deliver baby brother at home

- 05/20/2014

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Thanks to a 911 dispatcher, an 8-year-old girl helped her mother deliver a baby boy while waiting for paramedics to arrive at their Tampa Bay-area ...


Sisters stop burning school bus before it explodes

- 05/12/2014

The volunteer firefighter and nurse saw smoke and leaned out their car window yelling "Stop the bus!" called 911 when that didn't work, and finally pulled in front of it and slammed on their brakes


Sisters stop burning school bus before it explodes

- 05/12/2014

The Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Miss. — It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus. Windom said ...


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