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Natalie Gage-Avila, 23, worked as an EMT with Acadian Ambulance Texas
“Everybody has a book title in them and we’re going to put everybody on the path of becoming authors.”
Paramedic Amanda King shares her story of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and overcoming EMS burnout
James Barghaan worked as an EMT for Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in West Brighton for 29 years and was named EMT of the year in 1997
Firefighter/paramedic Brian Herr joined the department in March 2023 after relocating to Florida from Chicago
R.I. Firefighter Anthony Colella and Mass. Firefighter Mark McCullough administered CPR for 10 minutes until the man regained consciousness
Palm Beach County Captain Eric Price and FF-Medic Sam Adler rendered aid until the flight made an emergency landing
The firefighter-medic and a nurse both separately stopped to assist the crash victims, all of whom had to be extricated from the vehicles
Scott County EMS Paramedic Deputy Chief Director Devonnia Tscheulin was known as “the biggest unsung hero” in the department
PrideStar Trinity EMS employee Robert Laflamme is remembered for his dedication to public safety and the lives he touched
Paramedic Mikey Ward was enjoying time at a lake in Fla. when he heard calls for help
Bell Ambulance EMT, FTO John Swanson was initially revived after being rescued from Lake Michigan
“He would give his life for anyone": Neighbors in the Brooklyn community are shocked over the death of Firefighter Mark Batista
Matthew Madigan was assisting a driver on the shoulder of the road when police say another driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the pair