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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 - 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 ^ | 05/27/2009 |
    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 ^ | 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
    ( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Army's Storied 57th Medical Company Air Ambulance Unit Disbands (founder - "Combat" Kelly)

    01/30/2007 5:25:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 600+ views
    WRAL ^ | 1/27/07
    Army's Storied Air Ambulance Unit DisbandsPosted: Jan. 27, 2007 FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army's 57th Medical Company, which helped save hundreds of thousands of lives in wars and hurricanes, is being disbanded and spread among other units as part of the Pentagon's military reorganization plan. The company's Huey helicopters evacuated more than 100,000 casualties in Vietnam alone. In Iraq, the 57th evacuated more than 4,500 troops, Iraqi civilians and U.S. contractors. The unit also played a major role after devastating hurricanes Fran, Floyd and Katrina. **SNIP** "See, we couldn't have that," Allen said. "We had those Hueys loaded so...
  • EU rule: Ambulance crews take break while man dies

    01/06/2007 7:05:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,572+ views
    wnd ^ | January 6, 2007 | staff
    When a 73-year-old Londoner collapsed at a betting shop on New Year's Eve afternoon, his luck had run out – thanks to European Union rules that required two nearby ambulance crews to be kept on their 30-minute breaks. A paramedic arrived by rapid-response car in a matter of minutes to the shopping center where the unnamed senior was stricken and began caring for the man. Witnesses say he made desperate calls on his cell phone in an attempt to have an ambulance dispatched. The London Ambulance Service, which has launched an investigation of the incident, confirmed that two crews were...
  • Patient Makes Off With Ambulance

    01/01/2007 5:42:44 PM PST · by Loyalist · 11 replies · 244+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | January 1, 2007 | Ryan Cormier
    A 45-year-old man celebrated the arrival of 2007 by stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase for nearly 100 blocks through north Edmonton early today. Shortly before 1 a.m., paramedics responded to the Shaw Convention Centre at Jasper Avenue and 97th Street to treat a patient for a drug overdose. While the ambulance idled, the man jumped inside and took off. With sirens waling and lights flashing, the man sped through north Edmonton. Police said he raced through red lights without stopping. Officers followed in cruisers as the police helicopter kept a spotlight trained on the vehicle from...
  • Ambulance attack victim's anger at hoax allegations [MSM in hysterics after "Zombie" bust]

    09/01/2006 9:13:34 AM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 1,319+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Sarah Smiles
    AHMED FAWAZ sits in a wheelchair in a sweat-stained hospital gown, smoking a cigarette in the sweltering heat. He was discharged from a Beirut hospital this week, after losing his leg when a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance he was in with his family came under an Israeli air attack in south Lebanon on July 23. The incident near the village of Qana left his son Mohammed, 12, scarred by shrapnel. The attack on two ambulances ferrying the injured between Tibnin and Tyre was widely reported by the international media. Yet the Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, has condemned press coverage of...
  • Red Cross slams Downer hoax claim [Zombie's Ambulance Fraud Expose]

    08/29/2006 1:09:33 PM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 1,652+ views
    TheAustralian ^ | Aug, 29, 2006 | Mark Dodd and Martin Chulov
    THE International Committee of the Red Cross has rebuked Foreign Minister Alexander Downer for relying on an unverified internet blog to claim an Israeli missile strike on one of its ambulances in southern Lebanon was a hoax. A spokeswoman for the ICRC in Geneva said yesterday there was no evidence to support Mr Downer's assertion that the international media had been duped in reporting that Israel had deliberately targeted the ambulance. An image of the roof of the ambulance showed what was purportedly an entry hole allegedly made by an Israeli rocket which had pierced the centre of the red...
  • Air Ambulance soar to aid service members at Al Asad

    06/26/2006 10:16:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 381+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 26, 2006) -- The thumping of helicopter blades beats over the noise made by service members scrambling to help a wounded person, and as the sound becomes clearer, they look up and see the dark silhouettes of two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters drifting in to land. Smoke is popped and the 'Angels of Mercy' with the Army's 82nd Medical Company descend from the sky to take the injured to a hospital located safely inside the perimeter of Al Asad. The mission of the soldiers with the 82nd Medical Company is to provide aero medical evacuation operations throughout...
  • Ambulance With Israeli Markings Spotted in the PA [Palestinian Authority]

    10/21/2005 8:34:05 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 463+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Oct. 21, 2005
    An ambulance bearing Israeli markings has reportedly been sold to elements in the Palestinian Authority. Concerned the vehicle may be used as cover in a terrorist bombing, police are investigating. The vehicle, belonging to the HaGalil Ambulance company - a private Galilee area ambulance service - was spotted by Samaria District police officers on Wednesday. Subsequently, Afif Zaied, affiliated with HaGalil Ambulance, was picked up by police for questioning in connection with the transfer of the ambulance to Arabs from the PA. Zaied told investigators that the ambulance was sent for service to a garage in the PA-controlled city of...
  • Ambulance driver aids service members, extends tour

    10/19/2005 5:04:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 343+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Josh Cox
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2005) -- One country boy from Hilmar, Calif., ensures service members receive medical attention here, while on his third deployment since joining the Corps three years ago. Cpl. Daniel W. Phipps, ambulance driver, Battalion Aid Station, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Force Service Support Group (FWD), works with Navy corpsmen to aid service members here. “I work with the CLB-8 BAS...[we] support all medical coverage on and off base for the unit,” he said. Like many Marines deployed here, the 21-year-old has a huge responsibility resting on his shoulders at a very young age. “I...
  • China: An Ambulance Runs Over and Kills a Victim It Was Sent to Save (Mega Bad Luck)

    10/05/2005 5:15:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 386+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/05/05
    /begin my translation   An Ambulance Runs Over and Kills a Victim It Was Sent to Save A Chinese man, who was injured in a traffic accident,  was run over by an ambulance which was coming to his rescue, and killed, according to Oct. 5th edition of South China Morning Post, an English language daily in Hong Kong. The report says that, on the evening of Sept. 30,  in Tai-an, Sandong Province, Song Xu-zhong(age:29) was going home in a motorcycle with his wife  when he ran into a minibus. He was injured and lay on the roadside, but '120 Ambulance' ran over him, killing him...
  • But the dead deer with an IV made it weird (Stolen ambulance with deer as a patient alert)

    09/29/2005 4:32:50 AM PDT · by Cowman · 66 replies · 2,098+ views
    Jacksonville .com ^ | September 28, 2005 | By DANA TREEN
    Cops in North Carolina thought it was odd enough a Jacksonville man was driving an ambulance reported stolen hours earlier. Odder still was that he was wearing a makeshift doctor's uniform consisting of a stethoscope, a pager-like gadget and latex gloves stuffed in his back pocket. But then things started getting really strange when they saw a dead deer, fully stretched out and wedged in the back. Some said there was an intravenous line attached to the animal and there was evidence a defibrillator had been used. ... "I don't know how the man got it up in there," said...
  • Van rescue (Norway)

    08/24/2005 4:28:59 AM PDT · by franksolich · 13 replies · 431+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | August 23, 2005 | tr. Jonathan Tisdall
    Two simultaneous accidents were too much for the ambulance service at Blefjell Hospital Kongsberg, but a resourceful bystander helped out with a delivery van.An unlucky motocross driver took a nasty spill during training at Basserudĺsen last Thursday, and a call to emergency services only resulted in learning that another accident was occupying the available ambulance, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports.Although Torgeir Lande could not tell how badly hurt the motocross driver was, he could see that the man's arm was dislocated, as was a finger, and one foot was badly injured.Lande said the victim was in great pain and decided the...
  • Man calls ambulance 50 times a year, demands ride home

    07/05/2005 1:34:14 PM PDT · by Cowman · 14 replies · 880+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | July 5, 2005 | no byline
    Man calls ambulance 50 times a year, demands ride home TAKAMATSU -- An unemployed man who often called for an ambulance to take him home after he went drinking has been found guilty of obstruction of duties and sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Judge Hidenaga Manabe at the Takamatsu District Court called the wrongdoing of Satoshi Nakagawa "selfish." "He committed a selfish crime by obstructing the highly urgent duties of ambulances," the judge said when he handed down the ruling on Monday. On the night of June 8 last year, Nakagawa, 55, was sitting down on...
  • What ems found at Schaivo house

    04/04/2005 8:20:20 AM PDT · by PA BOOKEND · 5 replies · 658+ views
    4/4/05 | self
    Help. Some days/weeks before Terri died, there were posts re the conditon of the Schaivo house the night Terri collapsed. The ems folks were concerned enough to call police. There was also a post about a police officer who began an investigation & was told to shut it down. I've spent the better part of an hour looking for these threads, but can't find them. Can anyone help?
  • Irish fury over ambulance clamp

    02/15/2005 9:49:39 PM PST · by fishhound · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb 15, 2005 | BBC
    he Dublin Airport Authority has voiced regret after an ambulance waiting for a seriously injured patient was clamped by airport police. The privately-run ambulance was clamped on Saturday despite being parked in a section reserved for emergency crews. An airport spokeswoman said the incident was "deeply regrettable" and promised a policy review. Paramedics had to use a cash machine to pay for the clamp's removal. Their boss said the clamping was "mind-blowing". The airport said it would refund the clamping charge of 63 euros (Ł43; $82). Spokeswoman Siobhan Moore said police had clamped the ambulance because it had remained for...
  • UN employs terrorist--Hamas on payroll!

    10/07/2004 6:30:10 PM PDT · by hope · 11 replies · 393+ views
    JERUSALEM - The international media this week buzzed with the news that Israel had accused the UN of allowing its ambulances in Gaza to participate in terrorist activities, only to back down when local representatives of the world body fought back. But far less attention was given to the fact that the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) in the Gaza Strip openly admitted Monday to having Hamas members on the payroll.