Wis. ambulance hit by gunfire

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015 11:58:35 UTC
Two EMTs were inside the ambulance on the way to a call when a single bullet struck the vehicle

Volunteer medic charged with inappropriate contact with a minor

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015 11:36:33 UTC
Investigators are withholding details to protect the identity of the female victim

Student saves life after learning CPR at airport kiosk

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015 11:06:11 UTC
He learned and practiced hands-only CPR just days before he resuscitated a student that had been struck by lightning

Colo. medic responds to own brother's fatal shooting

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:53:37 UTC
The FBI is investigating after he was shot twice while riding his bicycle and left the die on the side of the road

Okla. FF killed during flood-water rescue

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2015 12:00:30 UTC
The firefighter was killed attempting to rescue another firefighter who had fallen into a flooded storm drain

Hands-only CPR leads to 10 times more cardiac arrest saves

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2015 11:00:09 UTC
Ore. dispatchers give 911 callers hands-only CPR instructions leading to a dramatic increase in CPR saves

Casino revenue used to buy new ambulance, AEDs

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2015 10:28:58 UTC
Pa. township awarded $245,000 to purchase a new ambulance, police cars, and defibrillators

Maine responders train on activating an air ambulance

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2015 08:43:02 UTC
Ground crews learned how to pick out an appropriate landing zone and talk the pilot in during a class designed to improve communication with medical flight crews

REACH Air Medical acquires Summit Air Ambulance

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:26:36 UTC
Acquisition expands REACH to 570 employees operating a fleet of 18 medical helicopters, 9 airplanes, and 9 ground ambulances

Minn. man celebrates 36 years as an EMT

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015 10:35:16 UTC
Buckwheat Johnson continues as an EMT because of his compassion for friends and neighbors

Mo. agency adds ambulance bus to its fleet

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:35 UTC
The new vehicle is a faster and easier way to get multiple patients to the hospital

Ohio considers law allowing EMTs to treat injured pets at emergency scenes

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015 09:51:52 UTC
The bill would give responders authority to provide stabilizing treatment to hurt animals before they are transported to a veterinarian

Medics pronounce man dead; an hour later he moves

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 18:17:53 UTC
The paramedics documented the unresponsive man was "cold to the touch and in rigor" and did not attempt resuscitation; man taken to hospital instead of morgue

Dr. Oz helps helps woman who fainted at the mall

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:09:12 UTC
The television host and physician rushed to help a woman when she collapsed during a promotional event at a Fla. mall

Medics drive mental health patients hundreds of miles for care

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:23 UTC
Psychiatric patient transfers take ambulance crews out of the communities they are supposed to serve for hours at a time

EMS personnel hear from Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 14:29:56 UTC
Robert O’Neill shared lessons from combat at an awards and EMS Week luncheon for Acadian Ambulance personnel

Ind. medics prepare for new fitness evaluation

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 13:19:02 UTC
The EMS-specific fitness test takes into account moving equipment, lifting people, and other mechanics of the job

Minn. man rescued after 2 hours in grain bin

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 12:48:30 UTC
The 65-year-old sank into the corn up to his neck after the crust-layered corn he was standing on collapsed

Off-duty EMT/FF saves drowning child

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 12:24:54 UTC
While on vacation in Orlando he found a 4-year-old at bottom of the swimming pool and resuscitated her with CPR

Idaho paramedics cope with tragedy of two medic suicides

Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 09:06:34 UTC
The Idaho EMS agency continues to look into and provide resources to keep their personnel healthy and well