Eastern Snowstorm 2016
Full list of Eastern Snowstorm 2016 results
Medics beat blizzard to make transplant happen–
A combination of daring and improvisation allowed a diabetes patient to undergo a kidney transplant despite a blizzard raging on the East Coast
Mother, 1-year-old son killed by carbon monoxide during blizzard–
The mother was inside the car with her children as the father cleared the snow around the car
EMT, cop wed during massive blizzard–
The EMT and cop’s wedding didn’t go as planned but ended up being a 'perfect day'
Ambulances get stuck on way to baby deliveries across East Coast–
Several babies were delivered under unusual circumstances during the record-breaking snowstorm
Pregnant teen dies after shoveling snow–
The 18-year-old from Pennsylvania suffered from several heart defects, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Capitol police officer dies after shoveling snow–
Officer Vernon Alston, 44, died of a massive heart attack; it took an ambulance about 30 minutes to reach him
Dozens of NYC ambulances reported stuck in snow–
The ambulances were allegedly not properly equipped for driving in the snow
911 dispatcher helps snowbound father deliver baby–
While the county's fire and rescue was sent to the residence, the dispatcher talked the father through the delivery of a healthy baby boy
DC ambulances stuck in snow, paramedic walks to patient–
After two DC Fire and EMS ambulances became stuck, paramedic Kenneth Lyons walked through the deep snow to reach the patient
What Would You Do? EMS obligation to access a snowbound patient–
What is the obligation of EMS providers to reach a patient when severe weather strikes? Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an incident when heavy snow made it nearly impossible to reach a patient that had called 911 several times for help.
Read about the 2010 Pittsburgh incident where a man died after waiting 30 hours for an ambulance. And view the photo of the firefighters who carried a patient 10 blocks during a November 2014 snowstorm.