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Gwinnett County Captain Chris Bilik positioned his vehicle to block traffic and called 911; a second firefighter also rendered aid until EMS providers arrived
“Our guys did exactly what they were trained to do,” Vermilion Fire Chief Bill Brown said, describing how firefighters, officers and EMS providers responded
Officers began first aid, and EMS providers took over and transported the man to a hospital in an air ambulance
Lubbock officers found EMT John Karika at the victim’s side and charged him with aggravated assault
EMTs with the Border Patrol and the National Park Service transported the children
Chief Joe Schrage said 30+ firefighters responded, EMS providers transported 24 people, and the department made trauma counselors available
Mo. firefighter Todd Covington described the derailment and aftermath, saying, the scouts “probably saved 20 or 30 people’s lives”
The crew had been transporting a patient in Waukegan and rendered aid while other EMS providers were en route
All five people involved were injured, but the first responders treated the other vehicle’s occupants
The American College of Surgeons is also seeking donations to help send bleeding control supplies to the region
Some U.S. medics have deployed with Team Rubicon, and one started his own nonprofit