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I encourage EMS leaders to start local Be SMART Public Safety Task Forces to educate families about safe gun storage
Oscar Monterossa served in the U.S. Army for four years as a combat medic, but it was the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting where the paramedic felt most vulnerable
What are the potential public policy, legislation, social service and healthcare actions fire/EMS providers should advocate to prevent mass shootings?
Firefighters at Roseville Fire Department Station 5 heard gunfire and brought a wounded highway patrol officer into the station
“Our guys felt like they didn’t exist,” said Chief Matt Hallock. “I have several paramedics who aren’t back to work, and I don’t know if they will come back”
“While I was taking the call, tears were coming down my face,” said Teri Clark, an assistant operations manager at the Orleans Parish Communications District
Following the shots, the Med Express Ambulance employees noticed a man on a bicycle hit the ground, and made a U-turn to render aid
Bullets hit the EMS providers’ vehicle before police arrested the suspect and transported him to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation
An ACS panel’s recommendations include background checks, firearm education and training, safe storage, red flag laws, and addressing mental health issues
No one was hurt in the incident, and the ambulance was found afterward
Charges are pending against the suspect, who reportedly shot the 25-year-old EMT in the ambulance
“This guy was 1,000% about to shoot us. I’m still shocked that he didn’t,” one of the EMS providers said
Gaige Grosskreutz, trained as a paramedic, went to Kenosha, Wis. on the third night of 2020 protests to provide medical assistance to anyone injured in the demonstrations
Michael S. Spence, 28, is facing numerous charges in two cases, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment
An armed suspect pointed his gun at an EMT and forced a firefighter from the ambulance
Darryon Williams, 26, was booked on one count of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder; his bail was set at $11 million
As DC Fire and EMS assisted shooting victims, gun fire erupted, injuring one firefighter-EMT and damaging apparatus
A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Milwaukee’s Molson Coors brewery complex, killing five people before taking his own life
The suspects who fired into the crowded backyard are still unknown and at large, police say
The 16-year-old boy shot himself in the head after killing two classmates and wounding three others, and had been in critical condition since the shooting
Darion Bond, 19, stole the paramedic’s keys, wallet and phone at gunpoint before he got into the paramedic’s SUV and sped away
The LFD ambulance was in the area responding to a call when a woman and her children asked the firefighters for help after her car was hit by bullets
The prosecutor described a scene that quickly changed from a routine medical call to a chaotic, dangerous situation with multiple shots being fired by Houston and by officers trying to deal with the threat he posed
An employee of the University of Maryland Medical Center was wounded after shots were fired in the hospital ambulance bay
The 14-year-old shooter opened fire in the school cafeteria; none of the injuries were life-threatening
He later ran off a highway while being pursued hundreds of miles away and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, posted a recording of the killings on social media after fleeing the scene
The collection of audio and video paints a picture of moviegoers and police trying to make sense of a dangerous and chaotic scene that was swiftly unfolding