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When Ryan Lopez went to paramedic school and struck up a friendship with classmate Brian Borland, he hardly envisioned the role his new friend would play in his life.
Because of the budget cut, one ambulance has been shut down 12 hours twice a week.
Now they're changing the lifesaving procedure to have a better chance of saving lives in an emergency.
The death at Fort Jackson, the Army's largest training camp and just outside Columbia, may be the first such loss among the nation's 1.4 million men and women in uniform.
"From the surface you would think a firefighter is equipped to drive an ambulance," said Coble. "If there is more we'll certainly be briefed on it."
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) announced today the recipients of its 2009 leadership awards.
This spring, contractor Southwest Ambulance issued a letter saying it is losing big money on the current deal and would have to renegotiate before renewing for four years this December. Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag says that could spell an additional $300,000 a year the city cannot afford.
Firefighters from Engine 13, meanwhile, were begging EMS workers to let one of them drive the ambulance to the hospital.
An elderly patient, with a severe COPD exacerbation, presented to the ED at Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona.
The crash occurred more than seven months after a four-day public hearing into the safety of air ambulance flights. One day before the crash, the NTSB issued 21 recommendations to help improve safety.