National Safety Council publishes report on preventable deaths, accidents

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:28:36 GMT
The report ranked each state based on how they were preventing things like distracted driving, prescription painkillers and falls

Former paramedic dies after being dragged by father's trailer

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:19:36 GMT
The father said he was unaware that Carlton Utley was between the trailer and truck when he started driving

2 railroad workers struck, killed on tracks near DC

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:54:37 GMT
A train was approaching Washington Central Station when the two workers were struck

Keeping control by letting it go

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:58:18 GMT
The calm, quiet professionalism of EMS roars like thunder when chaos rules

Should EMS let opioid overdose patients die?

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:40:30 GMT
A proposal to withhold treatment from opioid overdose patients shows the epidemic's continuing stress on EMS providers and its strain on municipal budgets

Drunk man kicks paramedic, police officer after arrest

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:17:37 GMT
According to police, William Shimmel was asked several times to leave a Wendy's restaurant

Why fire, EMS agencies should make the opioid epidemic their top priority

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:31:23 GMT
Fire-Rescue International conference speakers discuss the magnitude of the epidemic and the challenges it presents for the fire and EMS service

Teens raise money for family of fallen Fla. paramedics

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:23:38 GMT
The Fire Explorers raised $1,760 for the families of Lahiri Garcia and Paul Besaw

5 kids sickened by 'cloud of chlorine gas' at Fla. pool

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:45:44 GMT
A hazmat crew helped ventilate the building; the pool owner called it a "freak accident"

Father of star pitcher revives man during College World Series game

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:33:02 GMT
Dr. Jerry Poche' began doing chest compressions while a firefighter performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Woman jailed for giving woman in labor heroin

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:30:32 GMT
Responders arrived after the woman's boyfriend called 911 and the baby was born in the driveway

Woman, 77, survives 18 hours pinned under her SUV

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:28:51 GMT
A hospital spokesman said the woman is recovering in the surgical intensive care unit

Paramedic awarded after saving son of wife's manager

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:57:06 GMT
Don Lynch said he had to break the window on the passenger side of the pickup to aid the man

34 injured after NYC subway train derails

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:35:03 GMT
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the emergency braking system on the train triggered, but it was unclear why

'Incredible Hulk' actor helps Comic Con fan having seizure

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:10:23 GMT
Lou Ferrigno, who volunteers as a sheriff's deputy, said he immediately began thinking of what could be going on when the fan collapsed

NH city may sue state over ambulance coverage reimbursement

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:29:04 GMT
State park officials gave no response to their request for assistance in funding an ambulance service at Hampton Beach

Daycare workers’ quick actions save infant’s life

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:16:10 GMT
The staff performed CPR for eight minutes before an ambulance arrived

Colo. EMS agency dispute at a negotiation stalemate

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:55:56 GMT
The county is fighting with the agency over services like out-of-county patient transports

Mo. county may use portable disaster morgue for OD victims

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:54:30 GMT
A census sheet of the body count shows 24 days in May when more than 20 bodies were stored at the morgue

Opioid overdoses on track to kill more Americans than in Vietnam War

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:37:40 GMT
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sued three top U.S. opioid drugmakers for consumer fraud