Shots Fired At Ambulance in North Carolina

Senseless!  What the heck?  Nobody was hurt, but two shots were fired, shattering the rear window of the ambulance. Police investigate shots fired into Guilford County ambulance GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after shots were fired into a Guilford County ambulance Sunday night. Chris Wilson, with Guilford County Emergency Services, said paramedics responded to a […]

England Study: Majority of Emergency Service Workers Suffer Alcohol Fuelled Abuse On The Job

Alcohol’s impact on emergency services This film is presenting the key findings from the IAS report ‘Alcohol’s impact on emergency services’, launched 26 October 2015. To download the report, have a look at our webpage http://www.ias.org.uk/What-we-do/IAS-reports.aspx A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Alcohol’s Impact on Emergency Services, reveals the full extent of the […]

Fire department ambulance involved in crash; 2 injured

By Jesse Granger Two people, one of them a firefighter, suffered minor injuries in an accident involving a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue ambulance, fire department officials said. The ambulance collided with another vehicle about 9:25 a.m. at the intersection of Bonneville Avenue and Fourth Street. The ambulance was returning to its station after a call […]

San Diego EMT Killed While On Scene of Accident on 163 Freeway – Fund Established

San Diego Medical Services is deeply saddened by the loss of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Esteban Bahena who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday . At 0659 hours Thursday, a San Diego Medical Services ambulance happened upon a single vehicle traffic accident. After assessing the patients and initiating a response, the crew […]

Texas: Off-duty paramedic killed in two-car crash

Julio Alvarado Jr. had seen the damage speeding cars inflict. He’d pulled people from crushed metal, revived some of them and helped extinguish blazing wrecks. It was his job as a Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic for the last three years, and he loved it. Early Saturday morning, Mr. Alvarado was killed when a suspected drunken driver […]

Emotional Support for Line of Duty Death Survivors

The headlines report the grim news of yet another “fallen hero”. The death of an emergency response or public safety professional who has died “in the line of duty”. Most civilians half-heartedly acknowledge the event while searching for more significant information relating to their personal lives; a baseball score, stock market figures, want ads, or […]

Hepatitis C Disease Hits Home At Philadelphia FD

Related Links  Philly.com: Hepatitis cases noted by fire union Philly.com: Virus draws fire-union ire. Leaders see city neglect on testing of firefighters MSNBC.com: A story by MSBNC Philadelphia local NEWS 10 about the company that has donated hepatitis C test kits MSNBC.com: Hepatitis C “epidemic” strikes fear : A story by MSBNC Philadelphia local NEWS 10 highlighting the story […]