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Driver charged in police chase crash that killed EMT
Bail has been set at $30,000 for the driver of a minivan that crashed into a N.J. ambulance, killing an EMT and injuring two others. James Sterling, 29, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, aggravated assault, driving with a suspended license and eluding. Family members of the victim, Keith Chipepo, say he had become an EMT knowing he'd never get rich doing it, but knowing also he could help others. "A very big heart"
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Man, 84, charged $3,000 for ambulance ride next door
Tom Kosta complained of dizziness when he went to see the doctors at his local medical center. But his head really started spinning when he was sent an eye-popping ambulance bill of more than $3,000. (Image CBS) Hospital policy
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News Analysis:
A Thanksgiving message: Be close to those you hold dear
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor
The crash in Newark, N.J., Monday, which took the life of a fellow EMT, comes on the heels of another horrific crash involving a police chase. In both instances, the ambulances were not involved other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's just sad, especially during the week where families come together to be thankful for what they have. Hearts and prayers are with you
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Behind the Patient: Street Portraits
A dignified death and the day I wish I smoked
By Michael Morse, EMS1 Columnist
He was dead. His eyes were open. He looked peaceful. Two friends paced the room, smoking cigarettes, and sneaking glances at their fallen comrade. We stood by in comfortable silence until the police came. After a few minutes, an officer showed up. But he was a new guy, one I didn't know. Instantly transformed
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Insights on Innovation
A virtual plague could be coming to EMS
By Dan White, EMS1 Columnist
The facts are undeniable: EMS providers have a high rate of back injuries. The statistics are disturbing. One in four suffer a career-ending injury in their first four years on the job. If we don't react effectively to the causes of back pain and injury, we will soon have a virtual plague on our hands. How to stop it
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A little boy is honored for keeping cool and helping his family after a car accident.
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