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Video: Top 5 EMS saves of 2012

Check out footage of some amazing rescues and saves from the past 12 months

By EMS1 Staff

As with every year, responders and everyday heroes across the world have made some amazing rescues and saves.

As paramedics and EMTs, you can train all you want, but you never know when you'll have to put that training into action. We're lucky that this year cameras were around to catch some of these acts of bravery, courage and even the lighthearted moments!

Check out the top five EMS saves of 2012 below.

Wash. officer saves student with defibrillator 

Surveillance video captures an officer jumping into action with an AED when a student with a heart condition collapses.



'Ninja' firefighter kicks suicidal teen to safety

A stealthy Russian firefighter sneaks close enough to a girl threatening to jump from her balcony for a quick save. 


NY med. staff rescue sick babies during Sandy evacuation

After facility electricity went out, staff members carried sick babies down 9 flights of stairs to awaiting ambulances.


Bus driver gives choking student heimlich

A school bus driver becomes a hero when he gives a student choking on a fake ice cube the Heimlich.


Firefighter proposes to cop girlfriend after 'rescue'

Stuck in a meeting, a firefighter "saves" his girlfriend, climbing atop an aerial ladder to pop the question. 


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