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  • Ambulance Stopped by ATVs and Motorcycles while Transporting a Child

    04/07/2016 1:39:13 PM PDT · by jumpingcholla34 · 46 replies
    WTOP.COM ^ | April 7 2016 | Megan Cloherty
    A commercial ambulance crew told the Department of Health they were swarmed by about 30 ATV and motorcycle riders on March 23 on Michigan Avenue near North Capitol Street. The incident description said the group blocked the ambulance, which was carrying an intensive care patient being transported to a children's unit, and forced it to stop even though the ambulance used its lights and sirens in an attempt to get by. The crew reported one of the drivers opened the ambulance door and accused the ambulance driver of cutting the group off.
  • Germany-Netherlands game in Hannover has been cancelled following evacuation.

    11/17/2015 10:32:37 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 136 replies
    Twitter fox 46 Charlotte NC ^ | November 17. 2015
    Full: BREAKING UPDATE: A stadium announcement says the Germany-Netherlands game in Hannover has been cancelled following evacuation. It just happened, it's breaking on some Twitter accounts.
  • Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

    11/17/2015 11:14:57 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Ciaran Fahey
    The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice after a suspicious object was found at the stadium on Tuesday. Policeman Joerg Hoffmeister told The Associated Press that everyone inside had to be evacuated after the as-yet unidentified object was found. Announcements at the stadium in northern Germany advised people to go home in a calm manner, and that there was no danger to fear. Most fans were still waiting outside when the order to evacuate came about an hour and a half before kickoff.
  • Germany-Netherlands friendly in Hannover canceled (Possible truckbomb disguised as a ambulance)

    The international friendly between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover has been canceled over security concerns, German police have confirmed. A suspicious object had been found before the game. Less than two hours before kick-off in the international match between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover, the fixture has been canceled by German police. Police confirmed that an object had been found in the stadium, forcing all personel to be evacuated immediately. Earlier in the evening a "suspicious object" had been discovered by police forces around the stadium. Road blocks were set-up and no fans were allowed to enter the...
  • Paris repeat? Bomb attacks thwarted in Germany

    11/17/2015 1:40:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Potentially lethal bombings at two sites in Hanover, Germany were defused on Tuesday night, just days after Muslim terrorists carried out lethal coordinated attacks in Paris. The similar nature of targets selected in the attempted bombings Tuesday make it likely to have been an attempt by Islamists to repeat the carnage in Paris on Friday, in which 129 people were murdered. Shortly after the German national soccer stadium in Hanover was evacuated on Tuesday night, reports revealed the cause: an ambulance loaded with explosives was discovered parked outside. The discovery at the HDI Arena came just before an international friendly...
  • Report: German stadium evacuated after ambulance filled with explosives found

    11/17/2015 12:12:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/17/15 | Q13 Fox
    A German newspaper is reporting that a soccer match in Hannover was canceled because an ambulance full of explosives was found out front following a bomb threat. There was no immediate confirmation of that report, though the Hannover chief of police was quoted by multiple sources as saying "there was a device intended to be detonated inside the stadium."
  • Netanya terrorist was shouting 'Allahu Akhbar'

    11/02/2015 1:00:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Furious Netanya residents attempt to block terrorist's ambulance; details of attack revealed. Photo urther details about the Netanya attack have been released later Monday night, in the wake of the third stabbing of the day. Initial reports indicate that the stabber, a 22 year-old man from the northern Samaria town of Tulkarm, first attacked a couple, stabbing a 71 year-old man in the back; the victim was later transported to Laniado hospital in critical condition. Witnesses told Walla! News the terrorist was shouting 'Allahu Akhbar.' Traffic police officers of the Sharon region called for the terrorist to stop, but he...
  • Police: Woman stole ambulance from hospital ER entrance

    06/09/2015 1:56:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Allentown (PA) Morning Call ^ | June 9, 2015 | Pamela Lehman
    Fountain Hill police said video surveillance shows a woman stealing an ambulance Monday from the emergency room entrance at St. Luke's University Hospital-Fountain Hill. Christine Immacula Dejoie, 25, of Easton is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving under the influence. She was sent to Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail. According to court records: Shortly after midnight, police were called to the hospital because of a stolen ambulance.
  • Berkeley Man Dies After #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Delay Paramedics

    02/06/2015 10:00:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Berkeley, California man died last December after paramedics were delayed nearly an hour because of an unruly protest against police brutality, recently released records show. Berkleyside, a self-described “independent news site” serving the Berkeley area, reports that the 62-year-old Alvin Henry Jones Jr. would have normally received treatment in minutes. However, due to a nearby #BlackLivesMatters protest, paramedics were instead ordered to go to a local fire station and await a police escort before attempting to rescue Jones. It took 52 minutes to get Jones to a hospital, after which he died two days later. Paperwork filed by the...
  • Now Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives ambulances even longer to get to seriously ill patients (UK)

    01/16/2015 10:51:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:55 EST, 16 January 2015 | Sophie Borland
    Ambulances will be allowed to take longer to reach seriously ill patients, under controversial plans announced by the Health Secretary. Jeremy Hunt yesterday unveiled a pilot scheme that will give operators an extra two minutes to assess 999 calls before dispatching paramedics. He said the added time will enable staff to establish if an ambulance is really needed, over concerns they are being sent out too readily to patients who are not seriously ill. But unions warned that the move would cost lives and dismissed the scheme as a ploy to meet targets ahead of the election. The ambulance service...
  • 1 dies in Prince George's ambulance crash

    12/14/2014 7:11:27 PM PST · by FoxInSocks · 7 replies
    WTOP ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2014 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON -- One person was killed in a crash involving a stolen ambulance in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Sunday. Mark Brady, a spokesman with the Prince George's County Fire Department, says that an ambulance from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Station was coming back after dropping a patient off at a hospital in Montgomery County when they saw a vehicle run off the Capital Beltway near Interstate 95 at about 5:30 p.m. When they stopped to help, Brady says, the driver of the vehicle attacked two of the ambulance crew, kicked them out and stole the ambulance. The thief drove the ambulance...
  • Homeless Man Steals Ambulance, Says He Was Headed to Topless Bar

    12/06/2014 3:10:16 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 34 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Dec-5-2014 | unknown
    December 2nd, 2014, 6:44 AM A 51-year-old homeless man stole an unattended ambulance from a Pontiac hospital and told police he was headed to a topless bar, the Oakland Press reports. The keys were in the ignition. The man, who has mental health issues, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on car theft charges, the paper reported. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7dd_1417820886#IigS0m5ioYoiGcE7.99
  • Swedish Ambulance Workers Want Body Armor Against Machete Attacks

    11/19/2014 9:05:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Oddly enough Swedish ambulance workers didn’t need body armor or have to worry about machete attacks before the place became so very diversified. (via Religion of Peace) “‘- There have been so many incidents. There has been everything from shootings to people with machetes and people smashing ambulances or trying to attack the ambulance staff. We are not safe to the extent we have previously been,’ says Henrik Johansson, president of the Ambulance Association to Dagens Medicin.He explains that the organisation wants that the alarm center and ambulances should have access to the same information that police have on people...
  • Nurse quarantined at Newark airport after treating Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 1:22:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 October 2014 | Associated Press
    A woman who had been quarantined at Newark Airport due to stricter screening protocols on Friday after reporting contact with Ebola victims was seen exiting an ambulance in a hazmat suit later that evening as she made her way into an isolation unit at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the woman arrived at the airport on a flight on Friday from West Africa. He earlier announced that additional screening protocols were being implemented at JFK and Newark International Airports. The woman, who initially showed no symptoms of the deadly virus, just hours later...
  • Ambulance Work in Liberia is a Busy and Lonely Business

    10/17/2014 12:15:46 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ben C. Solomon
    This is an excerpt. Racing along cracked and bumpy roads here, Gordon Kamara shouted into his cellphone over the shrieking sirens of his ambulance. The phone had been ringing nonstop since 5 a.m. “Not today! Not today!” Mr. Kamara, an ambulance nurse, yelled later in the day. “We are on the opposite side of town!” The calls have all been the same in recent weeks: from friends, friends of friends, extended family, complete strangers. All of them have loved ones sick with Ebola and beg him to come quickly. Seven days a week, Mr. Kamara and his crew span...
  • Volunteer EMS Injured On Way To Call In Bellport When Ambulance Was Shot At (NY)

    01/15/2014 9:52:08 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 21 replies
    CBS News online ^ | January 15, 2014 | Unattributed
    All EMS Wear Bulletproof Vests Due To Increased Crime In Area BELLPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island volunteer emergency medical service worker was injured after the ambulance he was riding in was shot at. As WCBSs Sophia Hall reported, a bullet went through the back window of the South Country Ambulance as volunteers were responding to a call in Bellport Tuesday night. Broken glass sprayed through the back of the ambulance, officials said.
  • Feds stiff Arizona border town for ambulance costs for immigrants

    11/11/2013 6:48:09 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2013 | Sephen Dinan
    Many communities across the U.S. have problems getting reimbursed for sending ambulances to pick up patients, but for one community along the U.S.-Mexico border, the delinquent party is the federal government, which the city of Nogales says owes it hundreds of thousands of dollars for picking up immigrants. The Arizona city billed the federal government for hundreds of ambulance sorties dispatched to calls from federal agents when they find someone injured, but the government has paid less than 20 cents on the dollar — leaving Nogales to bear the burden of more than $250,000 in the past fiscal year alone.
  • (Healthcare in Afghanistan) 'Donkey Ambulance' Rides To The Rescue Of Afghan Women In Labor

    10/01/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | September 28, 2013 | Antoine Blua
    Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys. Enter the maternity saddle -- a new invention that promises to carry women in labor across Afghanistan's difficult terrain so they can get the medical care they need. The British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle developed the inflatable donkey saddle to ease the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. The lack of suitable transport in mountainous areas leads many pregnant women to opt against heading to health centers in favor of giving birth...
  • EPA mandated device forces ambulance to shut down on the way to the hospital

    06/03/2013 8:54:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 1:08 PM 05/31/2013 | n/a
    A vehicle emissions reduction device, which is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, forced an ambulance to shut down while carrying a suspect who was shot by Washington, D.C., police. The EPA mandated device is meant to reduce diesel emissions and is required to be placed on all newer model diesel vehicles. The device can burn off diesel toxins automatically or manually, but if neither of those happen during the “re-generating cycle,” warning lights pop on and the vehicle is eventually forced to shut down. Another ambulance came to pick up the suspect 7 minutes after the first one stopped,...
  • Women steals ambulance from paramedics on emergency call

    12/14/2012 12:54:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWK ^ | 12.14.2012 | WOWK
    According to a criminal complaint, a woman stole an ambulance that was on a call in the 4000 Block of MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston, W.Va on Dec 13. According EMS personnel who were responding to a call, Elizabeth Ann Lacy, 47, approached them and asked for a ride home. The EMS told her that they were on a call and couldn't take her home. The paramedics then entered the home of the patient and began treatment. According to witnesses, after the EMS's entered the home Lacy entered the ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights still on.
  • Cops: Drunk stole ambulance, crashed

    10/02/2011 12:26:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 2, 2011 | Peter Nickeas
    A 36-year-old intoxicated man stole an ambulance from Norwegian-American Hospital early Sunday before crashing and needing treatment from another ambulance for his injuries, according to Chicago police. Juan Hernandez, of the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue, was charged this morning with criminal damage to government property and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, both felonies, police said.
  • Declining an Ambulance No Easy Task (ABQ FD rules - can't just say no)

    07/15/2011 10:46:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 15, 2011 | Jeff Proctor
    Declining an ambulance ride is more complicated than just saying you don’t want one, according to the Albuquerque Fire Department protocols. Patients must meet a variety of standards before they are allowed to decline ambulance transport including alertness, ability to maintain coherent thought and speech, judgment that is not clouded by alcohol or drug use, normal vital signs and a neurologic exam that includes “coordination and gait that is normal or consistent with their past medical history.” A patient also must be “able to reference time/date/place/situation.” If all the criteria are met, the patient must sign a form indicating he...
  • Atlanta Hawks forward Powell arrested on traffic charges (refused to move his car for an ambulance)

    03/13/2011 3:15:13 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 3/13/11 | n/a
    ATLANTA (AP)—Atlanta Hawks reserve forward Josh Powell(notes) was arrested before Saturday’s game for refusing to move his car for an oncoming ambulance, according to a team official...
  • Wounded man hails taxi, goes to hospital

    12/08/2010 7:50:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
  • This Week in California... Flag on the Play, Idiot

    11/19/2010 9:23:23 AM PST · by patriotgal71 · 4 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/18/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    What is it about “following the rules” that makes some people’s brains seem to travel at light speed from 0 to stupid? The following true story should outrage you and is the absolute perfect example of when to downshift into ‘common sense’ gear. San Jose, CA – High school football player Keanu Gallardo got a serious head injury during a routine Saturday football game. The injury was so serious that the paramedics were called, and an ambulance arrived on the scene. But before the ambulance could drive onto the field to attend to him, the high school principal managed to...
  • Principal denied ambulance access to injured Del Mar football player

    11/17/2010 8:54:13 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/16/2010 | Sharon Noguchi
    Del Mar High School's principal is under fire after blocking an ambulance from driving onto the school's track to reach a 14-year-old who suffered a concussion during a football game. Emergency workers had to haul a gurney 75 yards downfield to where Keanu Gallardo lay after suffering a blow to his neck and helmet near the end of Del Mar's frosh-soph game on Oct. 29.
  • Florida Verdict May Threaten EMS Availability

    05/22/2010 7:45:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies · 829+ views
    « Dr. WhiteCoat Goes to Washington Florida Verdict May Threaten EMS Availability Ambulance service held liable for failing to “do what was necessary” before accepting emergency transport of pregnant patient. I mentioned this case in a previous Healthcare Update. A child was born at 25 weeks gestation – 15 weeks premature – and was not breathing. Babies born at this age have a viability of 50-70%. In other words, up to half of children born at this age of gestation die. The family called 911. The paramedics arrived, performed CPR on the child, and brought the child back to life....
  • Police Kill NorCal Woman In Stolen Ambulance

    03/29/2010 9:32:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,018+ views
    CBS5.com ^ | 3/29/10 | AP
    PLACERVILLE (CBS 5 / AP) ― Police shot and killed a woman who stole an ambulance and led them on a chase before ramming three patrol cars. Placerville Police Chief George Nielsen says she was posing a danger to officers because she was using the ambulance as a weapon. He says it began Sunday when the woman, who was about 40 and wearing hospital gown, left Marshall Hospital through an emergency room entrance and drove away in an ambulance.
  • The Ambulance Will Be Here In Four Years

    03/18/2010 7:57:34 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 344+ views
    3/18/10 | Reaganesque
    Mr. Obama and the Democrats have made the claim that people are dying for lack of Obamacare. Indeed, a few Dems have gone so far as to claim that Republicans want these people to die. They tell us that this is a national emergency and that lives are in the balance. Well, here's a thought, in a medical emergency, what is one of the first things most people do? Call an ambulance, right? So, let's say you call up the ambulance and tell them that you have a medical emergency and you need them to come and treat the victim...
  • Haiti Needs Ambulances (Vanity)

    01/15/2010 9:27:13 AM PST · by Hostage · 72 replies · 1,243+ views
    Self ^ | 1-15-2010 | Hostage
    Looking for idea help from Freepers. I have a dear friend who just spent the last year setting up a legitimate charity that was recently approved by the IRS. She started this charity 'A Gift For Life' as a result of her young daughter suddenly having Leukemia and going through bone marrow treatments to emerge free of cancer symptoms. The experience was so life-transforming to her that she wanted to bring the fantastic cancer fighting infrastructure of the USA to her family's country of origin, Ecuador. She is a beautiful honest person who resides in Florida with 3 chidren and...
  • Michael Moore's collapse attributed to post-surgical complications

    09/30/2009 7:26:58 PM PDT · by ShankZipwell · 35 replies · 2,950+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Ruehl | Bertha
    Washington (AP) -- Just moments after delivering a fiery address to the government watchdog group Public Citizen in Washington yesterday, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, director of three of the five highest-grossing documentaries of all time, clutched at his abdomen, groaned loudly, and steadied himself on a nearby railing. All of what followed is still unclear, although witnesses say...
  • Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home

    09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 256 replies · 12,454+ views
    Ambulances race to Byrd's home By: Manu Raju September 22, 2009 10:16 AM EST Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to the Northern Virginia home of Sen. Robert Byrd Tuesday morning. A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence in McLean, Va., and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home. An officer at the McLean Fire Department said that a unit was dispatched at 9:10 to the address where Byrd lives, but he declined to comment on the substance of the response. Byrd – the longest-serving senator in...
  • Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    08/17/2009 7:13:56 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 888+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 AUG 2009
    A young mother gave birth on a pavement outside a hospital after she was told to make her own way there. Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child. But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city's nearby Royal Infirmary. Carmen Blake with her daughter Mariah Senior physiotherapist Helen Ivers with Mariah, the baby she delivered in Havelock Street, Leicester, before mum Carmen Blake could get to the maternity unit Her daughter...
  • Uninsured Man takes 600 Free Ambulance Rides at Taxpayer expense...(Drudge Headline)

    07/31/2009 3:07:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 42 replies · 2,008+ views
    wgrz news via Drudge Report ^ | 7-3--09 | Andrew Pierrotti
    If it's a medical emergency, Erie County 911 will respond, but there is one address many of its dispatchers know by heart. They find Scott Graham usually waiting at that Buffalo address for his ambulance several times a week. "Sometimes two times a day," Graham told 2 On Your Side. He suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia, a blood disorder. If left untreated, it can block blood flow to limbs and organs. "It feels like somebody shooting me with battery acid, and I'm stepping on razor blades, and I'm having a heart attack at once," he said talking about the pain...
  • DUI suspect steals ambulance while awaiting blood test at hospital

    07/14/2009 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies · 775+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 07/13/09 | Staff
    Kansas City - A man suspected of drunken driving stole an ambulance late last night after he was taken to a hospital for a blood test. The man stole the ambulance about 10:55 p.m. from Research Medical Center, near Prospect Avenue and East Meyer Boulevard. Police pursued the ambulance and eventually used stop sticks, which caused the suspect to crash into a light pole at East 67th Terrace and Cleveland Avenue. The man was taken into custody.
  • 25 vehicles fitted with explosives enter major cities

    07/07/2009 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 2,915+ views
    DAILY TIMES.com.pk - DAILY TIMES MONITOR ^ | Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: LAHORE: Twenty-five explosive-laden vehicles have reportedly entered various major cities of the country, as the intelligence services launched search operations across all four provinces, a private TV channel reported on Monday. According to the channel, the vehicles could target sensitive government installments and other important buildings. The channel cited a notification issued by the Interior Ministry stating that suicide bombers along with the vehicles had entered Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi. The ministry ordered provincial authorities to immediately conduct search operations and impound the vehicles before any terrorist incident took place....
  • OHP Trooper Scuffle Caught On Videotape (Police Vs Paramedics)

    05/28/2009 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 120 replies · 3,213+ views
    NewsOn6.com ^ | 05/27/2009 | NewsOn6.com
    BOLEY, OK -- Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers get into a fight with a paramedic and it is all caught on videotape. The incident happened near Boley in Okfuskee County. In the video, you see OHP troopers pushing the paramedic and grabbing his neck. The fight happened during an emergency call when a patient waiting to be taken to the local hospital was in the back of the ambulance. Officials say OHP troopers became upset after the paramedic failed to yield while the troopers were rushing to a call of their own. The troopers claim the paramedic assaulted one of...
  • The Torture of American Soldiers

    05/07/2009 1:51:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,715+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2009 | By: Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dave Gaubatz, the first U.S. civilian (1811) Federal Agent deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is currently the Director of the Mapping Sharia Project and the Owner of DG Counter-terrorism Publishing..." SNIPPET: "Below is a sampling of the results of the interrogations agents and I obtained: I have the documents, photographs, and contact information of Iraqis and U.S. personnel who were also aware. Anything I write or speak about can be verified. Simply ask VP Biden and our President to release the complete intelligence reports my team and I wrote in 2003. 1. When...
  • Gaza War Crimes: Hamas Terrorists Tried To Hijack Ambulances

    01/26/2009 4:16:35 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 26 2006 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Hamas - and not Israel - was the reason ambulances could not reach victims, a Gaza ambulance driver told the Sydney Morning Herald. He said that Hamas terrorists tried to hijack an entire fleet of Al-Quds ambulances during Operation Cast Lead. Foreign media quoted Hamas officials and Gaza Arabs several times during the war that Israel blocked ambulances from reaching dying victims, but Mohammed Shriteh, a 30-year-old driver for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, told the Australian newspaper Monday that the Israel Defense Forces actually worked with the Red Crescent. "We would co-ordinate with the Israelis before we pick...
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Hamas Using Ambulances as Armed Troop Carriers

    01/04/2009 7:44:15 AM PST · by Bon mots · 32 replies · 1,618+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | January 4, 2009 | Liveleak
    Video evidence of Hamas using UN Ambulances as troop carriers when the Israelis shoot. Now we will see Israel having to blow up ambulances, but Hamas weaponized and militarized them! Expect the MSM to ignore this footage entirely, but come out criticizing Israel for blowing up an ambulance! Caught red-handed. Click on image to see video Go forward to 0:48 to see the armed terrorists being let into the ambulance.Save this video as I expect it to disappear from the web quickly and forever.
  • Rockets land east of Ashdod

    12/28/2008 12:55:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,687+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 12.28.08, 09:46 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Rocket range extended: Palestinian gunmen respond to IDF operation in Gaza by firing three rockets beyond Ashkelon area, some 40 km away from Strip. Building in moshav near Ashdod; air raid siren sounds in Yavne area" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "After a day which saw dozens of Qassam rockets fired at Israel, Palestinian gunmen resumed the fire on Sunday morning. Three rockets, believed to be Grad missiles, were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed east of the city of Ashdod. One of the rockets caused damage to the windows of a house in a moshav near Ashdod. Explosions were also...
  • Fake Ambulance Spotted at RNC

    11/13/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by BCW · 32 replies · 2,512+ views
    EMS Responder ^ | 31 OCT 2008 | DAVE LONG
    Numerous Minneapolis-Saint Paul area EMS agencies, headed by the U.S. Secret Service, undertook special preparations to handle EMS operations during the Republican National Convention held Sept 1-4, 2008. Following is an inside account of the experience along with some lessons to take away for future events. Fake Ambulance Spotted On Tuesday, the second day of the RNC, a Twin Cities Paramedic spotted an "ambulance" with unusual generic markings in the city of St. Paul. The medic had attended RNC briefings on the need for heightened awareness, and as an Iraq War Veteran, he was well-educated and possessed a keen eye...
  • Six killed in Pakistan ambulance attack

    03/27/2008 4:21:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | March 26 2008
    Parachinar - At least six people were killed in northwestern Pakistan earlier today, when an ambulance on its way to Peshawar was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade. The region has been the location for regular skirmishes between Sunnis and Shiites. Last year, an outburst of sectarian violence led to the deaths of 40 people.
  • A&E patients left in ambulances for up to FIVE hours 'so trusts can meet government targets'

    02/17/2008 4:48:09 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 20 replies · 256+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 17, 2008
    Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets. Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge. The hold-ups mean ambulances are not available to answer fresh 999 calls. Doctors warned last night that the practice of "patient-stacking" was putting patients' health at risk. Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show that last year 43,576 patients waited longer than one hour before...
  • A New MRAP is Born: Armored Ambulance Newest Addition to Family

    01/17/2008 3:29:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,623+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Angel D. Martinez, USA
    The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance is the newest vehicle in a new fleet of MRAP being fielded in Iraq. Photo by Spc. Angel Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. CAMP LIBERTY — Although attacks in Iraq have decreased significantly over the past six months, the Department of Defense has remained steadfast in improving the protection and capabilities of military vehicles in Iraq, keeping Soldiers’ safety the top priority. In keeping with this priority, the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has made its way to Iraq.The medical sections from 610th Brigade...
  • Gang attacks ambulance in Sundsvall (Sweden)

    08/06/2007 2:31:25 AM PDT · by Republicain · 64 replies · 1,900+ views
    The Local ^ | 08/05/2007
    A gang of youths are reported to have attacked an ambulance in Sundsvall in the early hours of Sunday morning. A number of other violent incidents were also reported in the town on a night police described as "very messy". At around 1.30am police were called to Ljusdalen, north of Sundsvall, where ambulance staff called out to help a woman with respiratory problems suddenly found themselves under siege. "The healthcare workers locked themselves into the ambulance when they were prevented from driving away," said police spokeswoman Eva Lindberg. "The youths smashed the windscreen and aimed kicks at the ambulance," she...
  • Autonomous Flying Ambulances Could Save Troops

    07/22/2007 12:54:42 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 763+ views
    Popular Science ^ | July 2007 | David Axe
    When there’s no safe escape, call in the Mules: These unmanned aerial vehicles could save lives on the battlefield—and off U.S. troops are pinned down in a crowded city center. Several are wounded and need immediate evacuation. There are miles of labyrinthine roads and thousands of enemy gunmen between them and the nearest base. The threat from rocket-propelled grenades has grounded the big helicopters. There's one, final hope for these soldiers: the Mule, a compact, fully autonomous medevac aircraft powered by ducted fans—fully enclosed spinning blades that are smaller and more efficient than conventional helicopter rotors. This concept, created by...
  • Palestinians claim man's death caused by ambulance delay at checkpoint [drown in vomit]

    07/06/2007 7:56:30 AM PDT · by Alouette · 30 replies · 584+ views
    YNut ^ | July 6, 2007 | Ali "Will Lie About Jews For Food" Waked
    Ambulance driver on way to drowning victim says 2 soldiers stopped him for 20 minutes; IDF sources: Ambulance passed through quickly Ali Waked Published: 07.05.07, 23:57 / Israel News A Palestinian who drowned in a swimming pool died Thursday because an ambulance coming to his aid was held up at a checkpoint, local Palestinians said. Medical staff at the Nablus hospital - where he died after 20 minutes of CPR - said Zaid Asiah (27) could have been resuscitated had he arrived sooner. Thursday at noon, ambulance driver Adnen Ghneimi received an urgent regarding a victim of drowning. "I arrived...
  • Iraqi Forces Thwart Terrorist; Insurgent Bomb Hits Ambulance

    04/19/2007 10:08:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 412+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2007 – A quick-thinking Iraqi soldier thwarted a would-be terrorist, U.S. soldiers found a weapons cache, and a terrorist bomb hit an ambulance, wounding three Iraqis during operations in Iraq April 17. An alert Iraqi army soldier from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division identified and engaged a driver attempting to attack an Iraqi combat outpost with a suicide car bomb near April 17, near Nablis. The driver was shot and killed by the soldier, causing his bomb to detonate prematurely. The blast, although missing its intended target, killed three Iraqi civilians and wounded four others. Soldiers...