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The ambulance came to a stop on the lawn right in front of the entrance of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
The criminalization of medical errors has added a new layer to reducing harm
Four adults and two children were killed in severe storms that hit in Montgomery County and north of Nashville
Rural medics who rescued the rancher didn’t have much experience handling severe wounds, but a doctor was able to help via video inside the ambulance
The first university officer arrived within 78 seconds of the gunfire report, and university and city police swarmed the building
The man was rescued 4 miles from where he first called rescuers and spent over an hour in the water, Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue said
“Because of these first responders’ quick team efforts, the patient was revived — and after hospitalization, fully recovered,” Police Chief David said
“Because of their training, these public servants, these people, were all able to come together and coordinate their efforts to work as a team and save these boys,” the DA said
Clarksville received a $495,000 grant from the state, which will support the program for three years