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  • Florida emergency medical teams frustrated over 'delay' in Parkland school shooting response

    02/26/2018 6:11:34 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-26-18 | Matt Finn
    Three high-ranking Florida officials close to the law enforcement response at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell Fox News there was a delay in Emergency Medical Service getting into the school in the critical moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire, killing 17 people and wounding at least 14 others. Two separate sources told Fox News some of the EMS teams who requested to enter the school were told they could not. One source said it was the Broward County Sheriff’s Office – which was the commanding office – that ordered some of the EMS crews not to go into...
  • Q Anon Post 02.11.2018

    02/11/2018 10:16:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 177 replies
    Q Anon ^ | 02.11.2018 | Q Anon
    Do people believe all recent resignations, plane crashes, plane re_routes, EMS/EBS activations, blackouts, etc are simply a coincidence? Why did Sessions [at the beginning] emphasize investigations/proceedings are kept confidential? Think magic. What you see ……. Do you really believe nothing is being done? Re_read past crumbs. Who has the power? Why was this emphasized in the beginning? You have more than you know. Q
  • This week, May 21-27, is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week

    05/21/2017 7:40:11 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 1 replies ^ | 21 May 2017 | EMS Strong
    EMS WEEK CELEBRATES both the EMS profession and professionals for the vital role they play in the healthcare continuum. Celebrating EMS Week, however, can be a daunting task that requires a lot of effort and resources to plan, but sometimes doesn’t do enough to honor the practitioners who provide care to their patients when they need it most. This year, each day of EMS Week is appointed a theme that represents the multi-faceted nature of EMS. The list below features the five daily themes, why they are important, and several ideas on how to celebrate each of them. MONDAY:...
  • AT&T customers can't call 911 throughout Florida, southeast U.S.

    03/08/2017 7:02:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2017 | C. Hayes
    AT&T wireless customers throughout large parts of the country and in the state of Florida are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. The cause of the problem is unknown but officials both locally and throughout the southeast are working to fix the issue with AT&T, which is one of the largest wireless carriers in the nation. Currently, AT&T says the problem is affecting customers in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, according to the Orange County officials. Each county has set up backup phone numbers so residents can reach first responders. In Orange County, residents needing...
  • 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...