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EMT Critically Injured When Struck by Impaired Driver

EMT Critically Injured When Struck by Impaired Driver

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — An EMT was hurt Saturday morning when an impaired driver hit him, according to police.

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How To Be An Amazing EMS Mentor

How To Be An Amazing EMS Mentor

—And why you probably don’t have a choice.

Let’s be honest.

We all want an awesome mentor.

Someone to take us by the hand and show us a better way.

Someone to save us time, money and frustration. How awesome would that be, right?

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Off-duty EMT Saves Woman from Burning Car

Off-duty EMT Saves Woman from Burning Car

— After woman crashes car into back of propane truck.

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. — An off-duty EMT rescued a woman from a burning car after she crashed into the back of a propane truck.

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Ohio Firefighter Says He’d Save Dog from Fire Before a Black Man

Ohio Firefighter Says He'd Save Dog from Fire Before a Black Man

—A screenshot of the firefighter’s Facebook post was captured by a local news station.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH  –  A Franklin Township volunteer firefighter has been suspended indefinitely after appearing to make racist remarks on Facebook.

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Fatal Ambulance Crash Investigated as a Homicide

Fatal Ambulance Crash Investigated as a Homicide

-Witnesses said the driver of the ambulance was speeding and swerving like a drunk driver.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A fatal ambulance crash is now being investigated as a homicide.

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Remains of Duke Life Flight Crew Escorted Home

Remains of Duke Life Flight Crew Escorted Home

— The Duke Life Flight helicopter crashed in Perquimans County killing three crew members and a medical patient.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The remains of the Duke Life Flight crew members killed in a crash Friday are being escorted home Wednesday from eastern North Carolina.

Four people were killed Friday when a Duke Life Flight medical helicopter crashed in northeast North Carolina, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred in a grassy field near Amazon’s wind farm outside the town of Belvidere, south of the Perquimans-Gates county line.

The helicopter, which was based at Johnston Regional Airport in Smithfield, was en route to Duke University Hospital in Durham from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City when it went down, officials said. A pilot, two medical personnel and a patient were aboard at the time, officials said.

Law enforcement officers joined firefighters, EMTs and other first responders in a procession in honor of the victims.

More information is available here.


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Ambulance Causes NASCAR Crash

Ambulance Causes NASCAR Crash

—Driver Did Not Follow Directions

RICHMOND, Va. — An ambulance that caused a crash during a NASCAR race did not stop when told to do so, according to NASCAR officials.

Officials said the ambulance did not stop when it was told to do so, causing an incident that forced NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth out of the race.

According to NBC Sports, an ambulance at the entrance of pit road during a Cup race at Richmond Raceway caused NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth to crash into the back of Clint Bowyer’s car after several cars braked. Kenseth’s car was unable to finish the race due to a damaged radiator.

NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller said the EMS provider was ordered to stop.

“We had a situation where a directive was given from the tower and it wasn’t followed, and we’ll do our due diligence why it wasn’t followed and make sure that we’re prepared to never make that mistake again,” Miller said.

The track workers are usually very, very good at following the directives and tonight they didn’t.’’

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne said he experienced a close call trying to avoid the ambulance and the cars.

“Everybody is braking hard because what happens is the leaders go to the line and everybody speeds up to get there and it’s an accordion effect,” Kahne said. “It gets worse the further back. Usually you have a couple of lanes and you offset yourself. There was only basically one lane and everybody ran out of room.”


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Hospital Orders Firefighter to Remove 911 Memorial Flag from His Truck

Hospital Orders Firefighter to Remove 911 Memorial Flag from His Truck

LINCOLN, Nebraska  — A volunteer firefighter was told to remove a flag honoring fallen firefighters by his hospital employer.

Cody Meredith, an employee at Crete Area Medical Center, put this flag on his truck Monday to honor fallen firefighters. But he said his supervisors told him to remove it.

Mr. Meredith went to work on Sept. 11th with a mounted black and white U.S. flag with a single red stripe to pay tribute to fallen firefighters. The supervisors of Crete Area Medical Center allegedly told him to take the flag down, or remove his truck from hospital property.

”The guy said, ‘Just remove the flag and we’ll be done with it,’” Meredith’s wife Kristin, who witnessed the incident, said.

Kristin, who is also a volunteer firefighter, contacted a newspaper about the incident and wrote about it on Facebook before the hospital apologized, calling it a misunderstanding.

“It’s Sept. 11, Patriot Day,” she said. “We take fallen firefighters very seriously.”

Here’s why: She and her husband are both volunteer firefighters. Their fathers were firefighters. Cody Meredith recently lost a friend, a firefighter, to cancer.

“It’s just something that’s always been in both of our lives,” she said.

More details here in the Lincoln Journal Star.


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Woman Delivers Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma

Woman Delivers Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma

—Dispatcher Talks Her Through The Steps

MIAMI, FL  — Woman delivers own baby as paramedics unable to respond during brunt of hurricane Irma. Dispatcher talks to woman on phone and gives step-by-step instructions.

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EMS Stands Up To Hurricane IRMA

EMS Stands Up To Hurricane IRMA

TALLAHASSE, FL – Hundreds of ambulances from across the United States lined up in a staging area in Tallahassee, Florida ready to face hurricane Irma head on and help people wherever needed.

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