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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
Paramedic training is intense and rigorous, but the rewards of serving others can be tremendous
Investigators and experts say despite warnings about the dangers of lying face down, Ellinger stayed on his stomach for several minutes
The Prospect Park fire chief apologized to the department and residents, saying he was sorry for putting the borough fire company in a negative light
Helen Comperatore says she has no ill will towards Biden, but her husband would not want her to take a call from the president
The North Kingsville Fire Department ended it’s part-time EMS staffing after trial period
The lawsuit alleges women were barred from becoming paramedics by unnecessary physical tests
Flocks of birds have been swarming drones causing the FDNY and NYPD to adjust flight plans
League City EMS plans to be carrying whole blood on all of its ambulances in two years
The Fire Grants and Safety Act reauthorizes SAFER and AFG grant programs through FY2028
Millions are without power after Hurricane Beryl swept into Texas
St. Paul police said the car struck a tree and a light pole before starting to burn
Kansas City firefighters entered the sewer and found the worker face down in six to eight inches of water
Three patients were flown to mainland hospitals after the boat they were in crashed into a Florida Keys bridge
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
Mend the Line counselors held an awareness program for first responders in London
Leaders in Wallingford will have a review done to look at inefficiencies and problems in the fire department
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
It took first responders 30 minutes to locate the victim in the Lafayette explosion
Braintree and Canton firefighters and medics started the whole blood transfusion on the crash victim during transport to the hospital
Wind and current made it difficult for Suffolk and Newport News first responders to recover the vehicle in the James River
Lee County EMS’s “rescue branch” personnel will provide basic care and transport to help response times
Deer Park Assistant Fire Chief Dominic Albanese said the crash was horrible and will be tough for the community
Patients complained of respiratory issues after an accidental release of the repellent inside the Lower Nazareth Township Walmart
Syracuse firefighters said they saw so many people on the scene that it was tough to tell who was a victim
Shelton firefighters discovered a large number of “firework displays” in the garage and basement during the earlier house fire
Chicago firefighter leaders said paramedics worked nearly 230,000 overtime hours to staff the city’s 80 ambulances last year, and they are on track to do the same in 2024