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  • Teen inspires new law Buena High School graduate, local fire chief help pass SB 1201

    05/24/2017 7:24:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    PALOMINAS — A Sierra Vista teen is the face of a new law that will help ease the scare of helping others. Jennifer Fonseca’s journey began in 2015 while hiking at Ramsey Canyon with two family members. During the trek, they encountered an injured person who was not breathing. Each person in Fonseca’s group performed CPR on the individual until first responders — including the Palominas Fire District — arrived. Unfortunately though, the injured hiker succumbed to his injuries. “For a 16-year-old, that is a lot to take in,” Fonseca, 18, said. “We tried to help him, regardless of how...
  • Ranger Roll to lift an Unconscious Person in Seconds

    05/05/2017 8:55:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/5/2017 | W Willis
    Are you into lifting weights? Then picking up a 200 pound person is no problem right?, But what if this person was unconscious? Now we’re talking dead weight which is totally different. Due to the awkward distribution of weight and flexible nature of the human body, it's nothing like dead lifting barbells in a gym. There have been methods that was developed to rectify this challenge. However, none have come close to being effective as this Ranger Roll method by Wil Willis. Wil Willis is a former Ranger and Pararescue specialized in tactical trauma emergency care. Wil came up with...
  • 'EMT killer' who stole an ambulance and ran over and murdered mom-of-three medic is...

    03/19/2017 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 19, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For
    FULL TITLE: 'EMT killer' who stole an ambulance and ran over and murdered mom-of-three medic is 'mentally ill' and was inducted into the Bloods street gang as a boy, says his dad The father of Bronx 'EMT killer' Jose Gonzalez has said his son was targeted by gangs and was mentally ill, while explosive footage has emerged showing his violent reaction during a previous arrest. Jose Gonzalez Sr told police of his 25-year-old son's history with 'Bloods' street gang who sought him out at a young age after his mother died. Gonzalez Jr's most recent arrested was captured on film...
  • EMT killed in the Bronx after man steals ambulance, runs her over as partner watches (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

    03/17/2017 12:47:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    NY daily news ^ | march 17, 2017 | John Annese
    An FDNY emergency medical technician and mother of five was killed and her partner was injured in the Bronx Thursday when a man stole their ambulance and ran over one of the first responders, officials said. EMT Yadira Arroyo, 44, a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, died at Jacobi Medical Center, where her partner, EMT Monique Williams, 31, was treated for minor injuries, sources said. “They were acting very bravely, they certainly wanted to continue on their way to the call,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said after meeting with Williams and Arroyo’s families at Jacobi. The nightmare unfolded in Soundview...
  • This Town’s EMT Services Are Run Entirely by High School Students

    10/26/2016 5:19:31 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    Babble ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Samantha Wood
    Darien, Connecticut is a quaint little town that you could easily drive past on I-95 without noticing. And while it seems like a quiet place where nothing notable happens … every siren that goes off in the middle of the night disturbing the peaceful, tree-lined streets tells a different story. Every first responder in the town’s three fire departments and emergency medical services is a volunteer. All medical emergencies, from a fiery motor vehicle rollover on I-95 to a woman going into labor at home, brings the Post 53 ambulances wailing down the streets. And the EMTs who will treat...
  • EMT says he was suspended without pay for trying to save choking girl

    10/28/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Edmund DeMarche
    A heroic New York EMT who tried in vain last week to save a 7-year-old school girl choking on her lunch said he was suspended because it is against company policy to make a stop without being called. Qwasi Reid, who works for Assist Ambulance, was transporting a nursing home patient last Wednesday with his partner when he said they were flagged down at a red light by a frantic man who told them that a student was choking. Reid said his partner, who was not reprimanded by the company, told the man they already had a patient and there...
  • Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    06/28/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | June 26 2015 | : Shawn Ley, Local 4 Reporter,
    DETROIT - The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.
  • CERT Training Session 4

    05/02/2015 12:42:40 PM PDT · by flamberge · 2 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 4 This session was a practical test in which the CERT Volunteers were called to the location of a simulated disaster. In contrast to previous sessions, the practical test was held outdoors in the downtown parking lot of a metropolitan convention facility. Groups from a number of different cities participated in the event as well as teams sponsored by the national FEMA organization. The event was organized by professional staff of the participating cities. The organizers had decades-long experience with Fire and Rescue operations. There were approximately 50 CERT volunteers plus 50 role-player “disaster victim” volunteers attending...
  • CERT Training Session 3

    05/02/2015 12:34:54 PM PDT · by flamberge · 1 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 3 As before, this session was held in a city facility and lasted for most of the day. This session went over “Unit 3” and “Unit 4” of the training materials – “Disaster Medical Operations”. The instructors reviewed information from the previous session on Triage procedures and basic First Aid. “Triage is not treatment. It is sorting”. This point was emphasized by the instructors. In a mass-casualty event the first thing the responders want to do is identify victims who are uninjured, or do not need immediate medical attention, and get them away from the incident site...
  • CERT Training Session 2

    05/02/2015 12:30:23 PM PDT · by flamberge · 1 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 2 As before, this session was held in a city facility and lasted for most of the day. Almost all of the previous attendees from session 1 returned for session 2. There were a small number of new students as well. The morning portion went over Government responses to terrorist incidents; “Unit 8” of the training documents. This material comes straight from FEMA, and is mainly concerned with Chemical, Radiological, Biological, and Nuclear attacks. The FEMA managers seem to be obsessed with such possibilities. This is rather curious, since even the training materials mention that 80% of...
  • CERT Training Session 1

    05/02/2015 12:26:02 PM PDT · by flamberge · 4 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training, Session 1 A posting on another blog suggested that “preppers” should learn about the Incident Command System used by FEMA and that this might best be done by taking some of the courses offered by that agency. See your tax dollars at work, so to speak. A CERT course was available and scheduled nearby. I decided to attend. “CERT” stands for “Community Emergency Response Teams”. This program is sponsored on a national level by FEMA and is based on volunteer organizations first created about thirty years ago by the Los Angles Fire Department. CERT makes explicit use of...
  • Firefighters Refuse to Help Man, He Dies

    01/30/2014 10:40:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    77-year-old collapsed across street from DC firehouse (Newser) – Marie Mills' father collapsed Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot across the street from a Washington, DC, firehouse—but firefighters didn't rush to his aid, despite repeated pleas for help, and Medric "Cecil" Mills, 77, died of a heart attack. Marie Mills tells WTTG that bystanders were "screaming and hollering" at a firefighter across the street, and three people even ran over to Engine 26, but they were told rescuers could not respond until 911 was called, the Washington Post reports. Sources say that when 911 was called, an...
  • False alarm: First responders exempt from Obamacare employer calculations, Treasury says

    01/11/2014 2:05:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Treasury said Friday it will not count “nominally compensated” volunteer firefighters or emergency medical services personnel as full-time employees when the employer mandate tied to Obamacare takes effect next year. In a blog post, the department said it reviewed the tax code and concluded it would not be reasonable to count first-responder volunteers against the law’s threshold of 50 employees. [Snip] The Treasury made its latest decision after accepting feedback from local fire and EMS departments.
  • Did Anyone Watch American Blackout on NatGeo last night? (vanity)

    10/28/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 150 replies
    What happens when major portions of the United States loses power? How will people cope? How will people die? From this forum, I heard of this docudrama and set the DVR. I only made it 40 minutes in until I started hiding my head under the couch pillows and at the one hour mark, I fled the room where my husband was watching. He put it on hold for tonight, because he wants to know what happens. I will hear it second hand from him. At first, from the timeline, 2006, I thought this was previously aired six years ago....
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • 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.
  • Man Arrested for Breaking EMT's Leg at Occupy Wall Street

    11/10/2011 12:19:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | Melissa Russo and Shimon Prokupecz
    A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night. Police say paramedics were called to Zuccotti Park for a man who was acting irrationally. When they arrived, the man in question appeared to be in emotional distress and police decided he needed to be taken to the hospital. But he refused to be placed in the ambulance and pushed one of the EMTs into a ladder, fracturing the EMT's leg. The man is being charged with assault. Earlier in the day, Mayor Bloomberg defended the protesters as...
  • Everyday Heroes: Paying Homage To 1st Responders

    10/04/2010 6:46:43 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 7 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | October 4, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Who are “First Responders?” They are the men and women of our local communities who put their lives on the line for each of us on a daily basis by responding to emergency (911) calls. They are Firemen, Police, EMTs and others who have promised each of us that no matter what the emergency, they will be there for us. And it’s a promise they keep every day of their (and our) lives. Dave Carroll knows a lot about this from first-hand experience. He’s been a volunteer fireman in his home town of Waverly, Nova Scotia while building his musical...
  • Sow, Reap

    07/20/2010 5:50:03 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-19-10 | Stoutcat
    What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. No good deed goes unrewarded. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That’s pretty much the sum total “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” version of how people should treat each other. While I certainly don’t rejoice in what is described in the article below, I can’t help but wonder if the cosmic scales are sometimes adjusted in ways that even we mere mortals can understand and should heed...
  • Midlands ambulance crews strain to help obese patients

    07/30/2009 12:25:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 38 replies · 777+ views
    Four-hundred-, 600- and even 800-pound patients are presenting ambulance crews with some big challenges. As obesity rates rise, paramedics in Nebraska and Iowa are faced with carrying more obese patients. In turn, paramedics find creative ways to move them, and some fire departments are looking to borrow or buy specialized equipment. Lincoln Fire & Rescue, for example, is considering putting a construction crane and a forklift on call for patients who are too big to get out a door or down steps. Firefighters had to use a tarp to haul an 800-pound patient a few years ago. It's another example...