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A busy roadway is hands-down the most dangerous environment where we routinely work
The Independence Day holiday can increase the number of intoxicated patients and bystanders you’re likely to encounter on your shift so be careful out there
Insufficient sleep impacts decision-making, wellness and risk-taking, putting providers and patients at risk
The 2008 Ford ambulance had a new engine installed in 2019
No one was inside the ambulance when it began to burn at Queen’s Medical Center in the most recent incident
The Duplin County EMS ambulance had been struck by a tractor-trailer after it failed to stop at a stop sign while on a non-emergency transport
Two Prince George’s County Fire and EMS personnel and a civilian were injured in a multi-vehicle crash
The Mehlville Fire Protection District practitioners were turning at an intersection when they were struck by a passenger vehicle
The White Lake Ambulance Authority crew was responding to an unresponsive person when a driver pulled in front of the ambulance, causing a collision
The Day County EMT driving the ambulance heard a loud bang from underneath the patient compartment during transport
AMR rig and a fire department vehicle collide when responding to a call
Mountable on either side and in straight or angled versions, it provides lots of options for caregivers
A driver ran a red light while fleeing a traffic stop and collided with a Med Fleet ambulance injuring four people
EMS providers “embody the best of our Nation — bravery, honor and respect, never failing to answer the call to help others,” President Joe Biden said
The Elyria woman was riding a motorized scooter when she was struck by an ambulance
EMT Julia Fatum said she’s speaking about her attack to fight for better protections for first responders and call for an increase in penalties for assaults
Tuesday’s theme aims to foster a culture of safety, collaboration and preparedness within the EMS industry and in local communities
This year marks the 50th recognition of EMS Week, established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford
Proponents claim autonomous trucks are safe and cannot be affected by driver distraction, fatigue and impairment
Cabell County medics were inside a house treating a patient when the man jumped into their rig and drove off
EMT Chastian McWhorter, 26, was killed on April 1 after the ambulance he was in crashed into a semi-truck
A man led police on a pursuit across two counties before crashing after a PIT maneuver
Firefighters had to extricate the private ambulance crew
A Trans Care ambulance was stopped in the zone when it was struck from behind
Data shows Oregon has the highest rate of death per 100,000 people
Syracuse firefighters were transporting a child to a hospital when they collided with an SUV
Officials say the decline comes even as more people are driving
High winds and dust made visibility difficult at a highway intersection south of Midland