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The death of a firefighter attendee and the wounding of three others, including former President Trump, is a tragic reminder of gunshot wound assessment and treatment challenges
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Firefighters and EMS providers face barriers in seeking workers’ compensation, such as latency periods and pre-existing health conditions, FIRST Center research shows
Corey Comperatore, a former Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company chief, used his body as a shield to protect his wife and daughter as bullets rang out, loved ones say
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Over 142 million people across the U.S. have been under heat alerts
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea responded negatively to the proposal of having lifeguards on duty following the death of a 7-year-old girl buried in the sand
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Beryl came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane causing damaging winds and flash flooding
The high temperature prevented a medical helicopter from transporting a patient in Nevada
Sizzling sidewalks and unshaded playgrounds pose risks for surface burns as air temperatures soar
The man “ignited a large firework device” and put the lit firework on his head, leaving him with “massive head injuries,” Dorchester County deputies said
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Marathon Petroleum presented a $15K check to Boyd County EMS for helmets, vests and masks
The 2008 Ford ambulance had a new engine installed in 2019
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Kate Boyd Dernocoeur contemplates the art and science of prehospital care, and how streetsense enhances the skills learned in EMS training
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
Cozer Health EMTs recall the violence they experience and the emotional toll
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Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children 5 and younger
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