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The fatal incidents topic deals with a range of articles, news and exclusives surrounding the unfortunate side of a responders’ job.

A busy roadway is hands-down the most dangerous environment where we routinely work
Regardless of pushback, providers have a responsibility to put the safety of the patient above all else when on scene
New proposed standards may require significant action to improve safe practices
Three victims were initially pronounced dead at the scene and several others were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a group celebrating July Fourth in Manhattan
Over 142 million people across the U.S. have been under heat alerts
Julio Cervantes Suarez recalls calling out for his companions while holding onto a piece of concrete
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea responded negatively to the proposal of having lifeguards on duty following the death of a 7-year-old girl buried in the sand
Orangeburg County EMS and the sheriff’s office will go to court after a judge ruled earlier that Paul Tarashuk’s death did not fall under qualified immunity
St. Paul police said the car struck a tree and a light pole before starting to burn
Authorities said no one was in custody following a violent holiday weekend
The high temperature prevented a medical helicopter from transporting a patient in Nevada
A Long Beach Fire Department captain said speed was a factor in the Alamitos Bay crash
A mother and son are among the dead after a pickup truck struck a group celebrating July Fourth in a Manhattan park
Decatur Morgan EMS personnel continued on foot with the 2-year-old patient after their rig broke down a quarter of a mile away from the hospital
Burnsville Firefighter-Paramedic Adam Finseth and police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and were killed trying to protect seven children inside the shooter’s home
Court finds judge was wrong to dismiss lawsuit against Southfield paramedics
Wind and current made it difficult for Suffolk and Newport News first responders to recover the vehicle in the James River
Video showed Rochester police and AMR leaving the man on a bench where he fell over and was unattended for more than two minutes, the lawsuit claims
Deer Park Assistant Fire Chief Dominic Albanese said the crash was horrible and will be tough for the community
Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children 5 and younger
Three motorcyclists were killed in the crash on I-5 near Camp Pendelton
Honolulu Emergency Services Department said Lifeguard Tamayo Perry died while surfing off the island of Oahu
Former Aurora Paramedic Peter Cichuniec was sentenced to the mandatory minimum of five years in prison
Four were killed when the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crashed while fighting a wildfire in 2022
Victims’ families have different views about the demolition of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Survivors of the Newtown school shooting shared how the tragedy has shaped them and their future
Newport News first responders had not followed protocols and incorrectly declared Quandrell Williams dead
The effort to build a multimillion-dollar memorial to the 49 people killed in the Orlando shooting was disbanded last year
A chain reaction crash on I-5 killed one person and overturned an AMR vehicle