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Stabilizing a patient in despair suffering from tracheostomy bleeding
The killing of three first responders in Burnsville highlights the unacceptable level of danger EMS providers face
After “numerous poor decisions” and a lengthy rescue, Cole Matthes drove himself to the hospital
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
Christopher Ward began vomiting, passing out and stopped breathing
Emergency response requires increased focus; this is a balancing act when approaching a scene with numerous factors in play
Warren city council voted to have an ordinance written billing the residential facilities for lift assists and other non-emergency calls
Burnsville Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth was part of the SWAT team and one of three first responders killed on Feb. 18
Kenji Inaba’s training helps officers on the field treat gunshot wounds and other injuries; officers in the metropolitan division undergo medical training drills every four weeks