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Our co-hosts discuss the mounting obstacles for EMS during the unprecedented winter weather with Chief Rodriguez and how they are preparing for the future
5 Texas EMS medical directors recount the operational and 911 triage challenges recent weather posed as power outages afflicted the region
Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics across the country brave freezing temperatures, face record call volumes and remind community members to stay safe in the cold
Two adults and a teenager were found outside the car, believed to be electrocuted, during the Portland storm
A Niles man lost control of his snowmobile causing it to roll over on him
Rescuers in Chaffee County were sent to rescue an ill-prepared hiker trapped by a snowstorm
Approximately $25,000 has been budgeted to give vehicle training to first responders
Pittsburgh Paramedic Jon Atkinson praised the EMS providers who responded amidst the challenging conditions
Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones reported that 10 people were injured, and three were transported to a hospital
“I kept thinking they’re going to die in this cold,” said Vania Masaya
The Acadian Ambulance crew was transporting a patient when the vehicle rolled over into icy water in front of them
Casper (Wyo.) Fire-EMS Department members highlighted how residents have helped first responders and neighbors during a historic storm
Denver Fire Capt. Greg Pixley said first responders didn’t even have to ask for help before the good Samaritans began clearing a path
Acadian crews in Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee faced operational challenges including stations without power and stranded rigs
Austin EMS Association President Selena Xie posted a letter on social media describing the “humanitarian crisis” she witnessed on the job