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A carnival crisis, cliffhangers, underground escapes and fiery extractions: First responders answered the call in 2023
Magen David Adom paramedics and EMTs are being targeted as they assist the victims of the terrorist attack
Why EMS should use preparatory commands
Physicians from St. Mary’s Hospital have joined Waterbury SWAT to assist officers, patients in hostile incidents
The hiker was “very hypothermic” but alive when found by rescuers with the Chaffee County Search and Rescue North team
First responders faced difficult terrain while working together to reach, package and remove an unconscious, bleeding patient
The science of active shooter response is relatively new; is there a better model?
Nearly 100 Los Angeles County firefighters and structural engineers and a half-dozen specially trained dogs were sent to Turkey to help with rescue efforts
A woman was rescued after slipping on ice near the summit of California’s Cucamonga Peak and fell; another hiker found her and called for help
Following the dramatic rescue, paramedics treated the two patients for hypothermia
Jackson County Search and Rescue, Ashland Fire & Resue and Brim Aviation worked to get the patient from the ravine to a hospital
What to expect as task forces deploy to hurricane ravaged areas
Four members rappelled down to start providing medical care and others built rope systems to lower the patient to the ground
A John Hopkins Medicine team helped with the medical translation
The boy was conscious but in distress in a 20-acre pond south of Boston