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Putting traffic incident management into practice can help us influence high-frequency, high-risk environments we can’t control
MedStar’s Matt Zavadsky and NASEMSO’s Dia Gainor discuss traffic incident management and EMS’s role in multi-agency response after 133 vehicle pileup
Breaking down police, fire rescue, EMS roles in a traffic incident management system
Data shows Oregon has the highest rate of death per 100,000 people
Officials say the decline comes even as more people are driving
A driver is dead after hitting two emergency vehicles at crash scene in Rowan County
First responders in Lowndes County were on the scene of a crash when the car went flying up the ramp of the tow truck
More than 30 agencies responded to the scene, and EMS providers transported more than 30 people to area hospitals
Ross Comeaux told the treating paramedic he forgot something in his vehicle and was struck while crossing the highway
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 31,785 people were killed in crashes from January through September last year, down 0.2% from the same period of 2021
Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County fire rescue teams worked to put out the blaze, while EMS providers transported the injured
Officials with the St. Charles County Ambulance District and the Metro West Fire District said they hope the technology improves safety and response times
EMS providers were getting ready to unload the patient from the ambulance when he got into the driver’s seat and took off
“I kept thinking they’re going to die in this cold,” said Vania Masaya
“I fear we’ve adopted some really unsafe driving habits, and they’re going to persist,” said one researcher
Other bills still up for consideration include one increasing penalties for assaulting first responders and one that aims for more police accountability
The crew was transporting a patient with lights and sirens activated when the crash occurred
The ambulance had its lights and sirens on when the crash occurred
The driver of the vehicle that collided with the ambulance was given two traffic citations
In one incident, a fire captain’s helmet was knocked out of his arm by a vehicle that nearly hit him
Some highway travel officials suggested that emptier roads led to more opportunities to abuse speed
QuickRoute takes into account emergency vehicle-specific factors that aren’t included in other navigation apps
Officials say a vehicle ran a red light, colliding with another vehicle and then crashing into the ambulance
Fire/EMS and law enforcement personnel worked together to bring the organs and doctors to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital amid gridlocked traffic
The paramedics witnessed the dog being struck while returning to their station last week
Video shot by a bystander appears to show the parking enforcement officer refusing to move for the rig while leaving a ticket
Police say a Frito Lay Cheetos truck crashed into the ambulance, which had its lights and sirens activated, after driving through a green light
Officials said the bridge should improve response times and safety EMS personnel
The “safety band” spectrum used to keep first responders from getting caught in traffic en route to an emergency may be opened up for use by unlicensed Wi-Fi users