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This year’s strangest tales involved a medic who won a lottery, providers treating family members, a heroic dispatcher, unfriendly animals and unique car crashes
The wildest calls of the year included an impaling, cicadas, a turtle, attempts to steal ambulances, and something you should not say to 911 dispatchers
Bizarre crimes, angry animals, a prank gone wrong, and more - these are the most mind-boggling EMS stories from the past year
Tulsa firefighters had to cut part of the flagpole off for the victim to fit into an ambulance
The driver in the Lake of the Ozarks crash was arrested on suspicion of boating under the influence
Photos from the Monmouth County crash show the guardrail coming out the back of the SUV
Family members saw the branch fall on the victim and called 911 when he did not come out from underneath it
Matthew W. Milburn told first responders the unconscious subject was ’10-4' and they could cancel their response
EMTs responded quickly and transported the girl to a Sarasota hospital
EMS providers transported the patient by air ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Cheney EMS providers transported the boy to a hospital, where he died
Wake County EMS says the imposter has shown up at multiple calls and once took a patient’s blood pressure
Knoxville EMS providers kept the rig’s siren off in an effort to quietly respond to a medical call
EMS providers with Northern Light Health and Northeast Mobile Health Services were not injured in the crashes
“We’ve got a car continually hitting us from the rear,” EMS providers told dispatchers
Austell Firefighter Bret Langston’s daughter didn’t have time to get to a birthing center – a bunk room would do
Taney County EMS providers treated and transported two occupants of a damaged “Dukes of Hazzard”-style orange Dodge Charger
Central Berkeley EMT Lacey Klein’s video of Barbara Gillespie, 72, touched many after Gillespie fell near Klein’s front door while delivering pizza
The vehicle made an 8-foot by 12-foot hole in the Cleveland building and caused heavy damage on the inside
John “Branch” Walton was in his last day of advanced training as a rescue swimmer when he made his first rescue
The patient was alert throughout the rescue
Oceanside firefighters found the man lying on the ground between two homes, and EMS providers transported the patient
First responders transported the seriously injured patient to a Topeka-area hospital
“She was possibly going to go off the road, hit another car, another person, or worse,” said Josh Milne with Gilbert Fire and Rescue
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and the Wellington EMS providers responded and performed CPR
Agata Sarkis was finishing her shift in Milton when she covered the bird with a blanket and transported it to a fire station
The 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene
The single-engine aircraft was ensnared about 100 feet off the ground, and the rescuers used a crane
“While I was taking the call, tears were coming down my face,” said Teri Clark, an assistant operations manager at the Orleans Parish Communications District