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  • Two EMS Workers Attacked, Stabbed With Box Cutter In Detroit; Suspect Arrested

    10/20/2015 9:44:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Unknown
    The suspect first went for the Rojas, who has been working with the department for about two years. When Adams, a 13-year department veteran, stepped in to help her partner, the suspect turned his attention — and his weapon — to her. Both paramedics were stabbed and slashed repeatedly before making it back to their vehicle. Adams then drove she and her partner to Detroit Receiving Hospital where both remain in serious condition. “It was a horrific scene. The EMS rig, the scene inside of the rig is horrific. Their injuries are horrific,” Jones said, adding that both paramedics will...
  • 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...
  • Feds Urge Paramedics, Firefighters To Help Find “Extremists”

    07/25/2014 4:54:12 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7-25-2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Paul Joseph Watson July 24th, 2014 The federal government is asking paramedics and firefighters to be on the lookout for “extremists” as part of a program that aims to uncover “suspicious activity.” A bulletin released in March 2014 by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center, obtained this week by Public Intelligence, contains details of a program entitled “Emergency Medical Treatment Presents Opportunity for Discovery of Violent Extremist Activities.” The bulletin, which was sent out to firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and other first responders nationwide, encourages these groups to watch for “indicators of violent extremist...
  • 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.
  • "Mass Casualty Event" Guru coordinating plans at FEMA

    06/16/2013 8:33:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/16/13 | George Spelvin
    While Director of Boston’s EMS, Richard Serino (now the Obama Deputy FEMA Director) developed and authored a 39 page PDF publication entitled “A Tale of Two Cities and the Running of a Planned Mass Casualty Event.” (1) In 2009, Serino retired from his Boston post to serve under FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. Prior to his promotion, Serino created Course 18 which contains the following seven chapters: “Presentation Overview, Planned Disaster Concept, Groundwork, Collaboration , Planning, Execution, and Evaluation and Analysis.” Florida Atlantic University Professor James F. Tracy is being credited for bringing this important publication to our attention in...
  • The unseen wounds and warriors of war

    04/21/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Exclusive: Chuck Norris prays for bombing victims, applauds heroes' valiant acts As with others across the nation, my wife, Gena, and I are so proud of the first responders and host of rescuers, medical personnel, law enforcement, firemen, military, crisis counselors and good Samaritans who immediately were called into action and undoubtedly saved lives, limbs and souls because of their heroic efforts. Truly, America’s best shine brightest during our country’s most difficult and darkest moments. At the same time, however, my wife, Gena, and I join the rest of the nation in offering our most heartfelt condolences and prayers for...
  • UPDATE: EMS Director Says 60 To 70 Dead In West Explosion

    04/17/2013 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    kwtx ^ | 4/17/13 | staff
    WACO (April 17, 2013)--West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and at least 100 were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West. A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths. West Mayor Tommy Muska said at a news conference however, that he doesn't yet know how many people were hurt or killed in the blast explosion. He said there was a fire at the West Fertilizer plant before the explosion.
  • Brandon Darby: Anarchists (Occupy) Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC

    08/27/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 31 replies ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | JOHN SEXTON
    Yesterday, I interviewed my co-worker Brandon Darby as he was traveling toward the Republican National Convention in Florida. The interview focused on strategies used by anarchist protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention and how those strategies will be used once again next week by the Occupy movement. In addition to trying to shut down bridges to prevent delegates from reaching the convention center next week, Brandon has learned that a subgroup of Occupy is looking to shut down EMS communications throughout the city. The video that goes along with this interview is one Brandon took at the RNC convention...
  • Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

    12/10/2010 3:01:53 AM PST · by Enchante · 52 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/09/10 | Raymond Hernandez
    WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation on Thursday that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001. The 9/11 health bill, a version of which was approved by the House of Representatives in September, was among several initiatives that Senate Democrats had hoped to approve before the close of the 111th Congress.
  • EMS units treat 36 people Thursday at Obama's Bowie State rally (Fainting is back)

    10/09/2010 7:58:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 10+ views ^ | 10/08/10 | Ken Sain
    EMS units treat 36 people Thursday at Obama's Bowie State rallyTwo sent to hospital at daytime political event meant to energize Democratic voters by Ken Sain | Staff Writer Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department treated 36 people who attended President Obama's political rally at Bowie State University Thursday afternoon, including two who had illnesses not considered life-threatening and needed to be transported to a hospital, said Denise L. Dickens, the battalion chief at the department. Most of those treated suffered from dizziness, but there was one confirmed case of fainting, said Tammi L. Thomas, director...
  • Cessation of Program Agency Services [EMS program potentially unfunded; New York can't afford paper]

    11/13/2009 12:17:58 PM PST · by Styria · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Susquehanna Regional EMS, Inc. ^ | November 13, 2009 | Michael F. Washington
    This memorandum is to inform you that effective November 30, 2009 Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (SREMS) will no longer be able to continue operations. We were notified our contract is currently pending Office of State Comptroller approval contingent upon New York State Division of Budget (DOB) allocating funds to support it. The Department of Health does not know when DOB will make funds available and SREMS was asked to forward a continuity of operations plan related to the effects of no funding. SREMS conducted a fiscal and operational analysis which concluded that SREMS’s Program Agency funds would be...

    04/06/2009 1:27:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 511+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 2, 2009 REMARKS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT AT THE 21ST ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER Hilton Washington Washington, DC 7:12 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, thank you. (Applause.) It's an honor to be back with you. (Applause.) It's a genuine honor to be back with you. (Applause.) Ladies and gentlemen, please -- please sit down. I'm not used to these standing ovations, I'm a Vice President. (Laughter.) Anyone from Delaware in the...
  • Now let's honor pilot who saved Flight 1549: Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger

    01/16/2009 12:21:31 AM PST · by malkee · 89 replies · 3,705+ views
    New York Daily Newis ^ | Jan 16 2009 | Michael Daly
    Just when we really needed a miracle, we got one. "Miracle on the Hudson," Gov. Paterson rightly called it. Paterson was standing with the mayor and the police commissioner and the fire commissioner and other faces that have become too familiar to us in moments of tragedy. They must have all been stricken with the same dread when word came that a passenger plane had gone down in the icy Hudson River on a day of killing cold. The dread was shared by all the cops and firefighters and paramedics who raced to the scene, emergency lights garish in the...
  • 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...
  • EMS Helicopter Crashes Blamed on War (Defcon 4 Barf Alert)

    09/30/2008 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 15 replies · 471+ views
    But because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a shortage of the (night-vision) goggles. In the United States, the military gets first access to the goggles, and only a couple of companies manufacture the complex, and classified, equipment. Less than a third of about 800 EMS helicopters in the United States have night-vision technology. A lot more would like it, according to a survey of 382 active helicopter EMS pilots by the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).
  • High-risk EMS procedure gets a low level of oversight

    04/20/2008 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Dysart · 40 replies · 996+ views
    FWST ^ | 4-20-08 | DANNY ROBBINS
    Not long after complaining of shortness of breath at her Quinlan home, Patricia Cannon was in a Hunt County ambulance heading north toward Greenville with a drug dripping into her veins capable of paralyzing every muscle in her body.The drug, succinylcholine, was administered by a paramedic. The intent was for Cannon, thought to be suffering from a blood clot in the lung, to be immobilized while a breathing tube was placed in her windpipe.But something happened along the way that prevented the tube from being inserted correctly. The job wasn't done until the ambulance delivered Cannon, 41, to the emergency...
  • Investigation: D[allas] PD Arrives Hours After Some Crimes [From The "Dial 911 And Die" File]

    07/25/2007 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 26 replies · 928+ views
    CBS 11 TV (DFW, Texas) ^ | 23 Jul 2007 | Brooke Richie
    (CBS 11 News) DALLAS When you dial 9-1-1, how quickly do you expect a police officer to respond? Some crime victims in Dallas have waited for hours for police to arrive on scene. A CBS 11 investigation found that the problem is widespread. When a crime has been committed against you, there's usually a sinking feeling. "I opened the door, and the first thing I see was the T.V. was missing," said Dallas resident Jonathan Cardenas. "When I pulled my drapes back, the door was wide open," said another victim, a 94-year-old woman. Then there's usually an instinct to seek...
  • Look me in the eye & save WTC heroes

    01/26/2007 8:50:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 1,079+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 25, 2007 | ADAM LISBERG, NICOLE BODE and DAVID SALTONSTALL
    The grieving son of a dead city cop is waiting to hear from you, Mr. President. His message: Please help the ailing heroes of 9/11 so that no more have to die. "I just want the President to look in my face and see how important it is that we get help," 21-year-old Ceasar Borja Jr. told the Daily News yesterday, a day after his cop father succumbed to lung disease after spending 16-hour days atop the smoldering wreckage of Ground Zero. "I want him to hear how my father died a hero," added Borja, "and how there are many...
  • 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...
  • UK: Elderly woman forced to drag herself up steps into her own home (Medics refused to help)

    10/23/2006 9:49:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 29 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 23, 2006
    Elderly woman forced to drag herself up steps into her own homeLast updated at 22:00pm on 23rd October 2006  Pensioner Ellen Summers was left unaided by paramedics because of health and safety rules A frail 82-year-old woman was forced to shuffle up a set of steps on her bum after paramedics refused to help because of health and safety regulations. Ambulance bosses are to carry out an investigation after Ellen Summers claimed she was forced to pull herself backwards up steps and along a corridor to get into her house. The angry pensioner from Bradford, West Yorks., said the...
  • A duet served in the raw(MN moonbats dance on their roof and call it "art")

    05/31/2006 6:59:01 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 56 replies · 1,519+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-31-06 | MATT PEIKEN
    On a mild and clear night in September, their bodies covered only in blankets, Judith Howard and April Sellers climbed out of their upstairs window onto the roof of their home in St. Paul's Merriam Park. About 40 people watched from the backyard lawn, nearly all of them fellow artists — dancers, actors, singers and poets. There was a lot of laughter, a lot of wine, a lot of flirty energy. Many had been here before, for one or both of the women's previous performance parties, and some were still talking about what they did with strawberries. So nobody flinched...
  • Victim of gay bar attack files complaint

    02/15/2006 10:54:58 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 728+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/15/2006
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- One victim of the hatchet attack Feb. 1 at a Massachusetts gay bar said he was treated badly in the ambulance because he was gay. Robert Perry, himself a paramedic supervisor with Mercy-General Ambulance in Boston, said the New Bedford EMS ambulance personnel ignored his complaints, were rough with him and slammed an oxygen mask on his face where the gash was. Teenager Jacob D. Robida was eventually killed by police after swinging a hatchet in the bar Puzzles. Perry said he is filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Health's Office...
  • The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (Not for the weak of stomach)

    09/15/2005 4:19:43 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 26 replies · 503+ views
    Socialist Worker Online ^ | September 9, 2005 | LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY
    Trapped in New Orleans by the flood--and martial law The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans September 9, 2005 | Pages 4 and 5 LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY are emergency medical services (EMS) workers from San Francisco and contributors to Socialist Worker. They were attending an EMS conference in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. They spent most of the next week trapped by the flooding--and the martial law cordon around the city. Here, they tell their story. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TWO DAYS after...
  • Airport chapel serves evacuees, relief workers

    09/13/2005 4:24:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | sep 13, 2005 | Lt. Col. Mike Pierson
    NEW ORLEANS (AFPN) -- Chaplain (Capt.) Dan Thompson admits he has never preached from an airline podium before. Then again, many aspects about the massive relief effort going on at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are a first. The Air Force chaplain from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., was joined by Army chaplains to conduct the first chapel service held at the airport since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on Aug. 29. “It’s kind of like a holy huddle at the end of a rough week,” said Army Sgt. Carlos Ignacio, a military policeman from the California National Guard...
  • EMS Command - Hilton New Orleans (Account of Hurricane Survival in the Hilton)

    09/09/2005 8:28:36 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 11 replies · 1,083+ views
    EMS Network News ^ | Sept 07, 2005 | John R. Brophy, EMT
    Reprinted from EMS news EMS Command -- Hilton New Orleans Riverside By John R. Brophy, EMT On the morning before Katrina hit New Orleans I had made contact with Hilton Security Captain Lucien Fortone to offer my assistance as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), little did I know that a few days later I would have been part of a team of guests and staff that would come together like a family and do so much for so many. As others came forward to help, we organized into a cohesive unit, developed a plan, and established our own Incident...
  • 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?
  • Behind the Mask [SARS]

    06/13/2003 5:19:55 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2003-06-13 | Rob Granatstein
    For two hours on Monday, an ambulance sat in the parking lot of Sunnybrook hospital's emergency department with a suspected SARS case on board. In the back of the ambulance, two paramedics kept a close eye on the deteriorating and contagious patient, all within the tiny 1.5-by-2.5-metre isolation unit on wheels. The paramedics had called ahead to tell the hospital to prepare a negative pressure room and be ready for this patient. It didn't matter. They were forced to sit and wait. "There's a lot running through your mind," said paramedic Marty Bulai, who had a similar incident at Scarborough...
  • Nation's Capital Waiting for DCFD Chief Few to Resign (In Disgrace)

    05/19/2002 9:08:44 AM PDT · by MarshMan · 225+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/15/02 | Kearny
    <p>The D.C. inspector general is investigating Fire Chief Ronnie Few for errors in his resume, while Assistant Fire Chief Gary L. Garland, who was disciplined for false information in his resume, has said he will resign.</p> <p>Inspector General Charles Maddox has added Chief Few's resume to an ongoing inquiry of the fire chief's hiring of a friend as a consultant without disclosing his ties to the contractor, city officials said. Since last week, investigators have interviewed city officials and members of the selection committee that recruited and interviewed Chief Few in 1999. They have asked if Chief Few corrected errors in his resume or made any untrue claims. Stephen Harlan, former D.C. financial control board member and chairman of the fire chief search committee in 1999, yesterday said he has been questioned by the inspector general about Chief Few's resume and the selection process. "They were checking out what was said to the committee," he said. "What I can remember was he held an associate's degree, and we had checked it out." Mr. Harlan would not disclose more information. Lt. Raymond Sneed, president of the D.C. Fire Fighters Association Local 36 and a member of the selection committee, said he also has been interviewed by the inspector general's office about Chief Few's resume. "I think they are going back and double-checking the resume issue. They wanted to know at the time who dealt with the resume in the selection committee. They wanted to verify the resume issue," Lt. Sneed said yesterday. Gloria Johnson, chief of staff and spokeswoman for the inspector general, said she could not comment. Lisa Bass, spokeswoman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, said she was not aware of the inspector general's investigation. Miss Bass also said Chief Garland has decided to resign effective May 26. The Washington Times first reported March 13 that Chief Garland, Assistant Chief Marcus R. Anderson and Deputy Chief Bruce A. Cowan lied in their resumes about having held the rank of chief in their previous jobs in the East Point, Ga., Fire Department. The firefighters, whose resumes also had errors about their educational achievements, were friends and subordinates of Chief Few when he led the East Point Fire Department in the 1990s. The Washington Post reported April 12 that Chief Few's resume erroneously stated that he had received a bachelor's degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta and received the "1998 Fire Chief of the Year" award from the International Association of Fire Fighters, which does not bestow such awards. City Administrator John Koskinen, who investigated the resume scandal for six weeks, said all four chiefs were disciplined in the matter on April 26. Chief Garland's resignation comes one month after he was suspended for falsely claiming on his job application that he held an associate's degree from Dillard University in New Orleans. The university has no record of his enrollment or attendance. Chief Garland claimed a secretary made the error in his job application and his resume. Chief Anderson returned to work last week and Chief Cowan was back at work yesterday. Neither would comment. Chief Garland would not comment, and his attorney, Vandy L. Jamison Jr., did not return telephone calls. Lt. Sneed yesterday said investigators also questioned him about how the city law was changed to allow Chief Few to appoint Chiefs Garland, Anderson and Cowan without competition. At the request of Mayor Anthony A. Williams, the D.C. Council approved the creation of three jobs — fire marshal, EMS chief and safety chief — that Chief Few could fill without competition. In return for the carte blanche appointments, Chief Few promised not to hire his cronies. Mr. Koskinen, who is conducting his own investigation of Chief Few, said last week he had not asked the inspector general to investigate the fire chief. A city government source said Mr. Koskinen is searching the files of other cities for other resumes sent by Chief Few when he applied for jobs. Chief Few originally said a secretary made the errors on his resume, but last week he said the mayor's office made the errors. Tony Bullock, spokesman for Mr. Williams, said yesterday that he does not think the mayor's staff made any changes in Chief Few's resume, and that all biographical information was provided by Chief Few. "One of the things we do with school board appointments and other new hires is make a press release from resumes we get from personnel and rewrite them to make more of a bio, not just bullets and dates," Mr. Bullock said. "Few is saying we essentially took the resume and were sloppy about converting. But I don't think anyone rewrote it." Mr. Bullock said he doubts that Mr. Williams will say anything about Chief Few's resume until Mr. Koskinen has completed his investigation. Sources within the mayor's office said Chief Few has not taken hints from Mr. Williams and others who have suggested that he resign. They said they couldn't guess the reaction of Mr. Williams, who returned to the District yesterday from a trip to Europe. A city source said the mayor's staffers are furious with Chief Few for trying to place blame on them for putting errors in his resume. "They are livid that he would blame them for his errors," the source said. The inspector general began investigating Chief Few in December about no-bid contracts awarded to Carl Holmes, a former Oklahoma City assistant fire chief and a friend of Chief Few's for more than 20 years. The investigation began after The Times reported Dec. 11 that Chiefs Few and Garland had awarded sole-source contracts worth $23,500 to Carl Holmes and Associates since October 2000. Mr. Holmes worked 13 days for the department, earning a daily fee of about $1,800. Chiefs Few and Garland both worked as instructors and lecturers for Mr. Holmes at the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute, but neither disclosed their ties to the contractor on their city financial disclosure reports. City disclosure laws require than any affiliation and payments of more than $100 from city contractors be identified. Filing a false financial disclosure statement can bring a fine of up to $5,000 and up to five years in jail, according to the D.C. Code. Chiefs Garland and Anderson both claimed they attended Dillard University but actually attended Mr. Holmes' conference at the university. The institute is not affiliated with the university, which only rents space to Mr. Holmes. The confusion in Chief Few's resume also involves the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute, which gave him the fire chief award — not the International Association of Fire Fighters. The institute's curriculum includes classes in fire management, resume writing and creative writing courses. • Jabeen Bhatti contributed to this report.</p>
  • Union: Separate EMS not needed.

    04/03/2002 11:14:06 AM PST · by Jonx6 · 13 replies · 417+ views
    American-Statesman ^ | Wednesday, April 3, 2002 | By Alex Taylor
    Austin firefighter group wants all rescue operations to be placed within Fire Department. As large urban fires have yielded to the challenge of medical rescues, some Austin firefighters fear that their stomping grounds will be trampled by paramedics. Sept. 11 images of firefighters rescuing and caring for victims of terror in New York showed the public what many firefighters already knew: Medical and rescue missions are more common today than putting out fires. Now, the Austin firefighters union wants to do away with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services and assume all rescue and medical operations within the city. EMS would...