FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Fort Worth Fire Department Rescues Man after 8-Foot Fall


Fort Worth Fire Department respond to a report of a man who had fallen off a cliff around dusk in January. Initial reports indicated that a man had been walking his dog when he lost his footing and fell down the side of the a cliff in a wooded area. Six fire department units, including three with specialized technical rescue training and equipment, were dispatched to locate and rescue the patient. Firefighters found a 25-year-old male who had fallen off the cliff and landed on his back, sustaining neck and back injuries. They evaluated the patient’s condition, stabilized his injuries, started precautionary IV lines and carefully packaged him in a Stokes basket to transfer him safely up to level ground, where he was moved to an awaiting ALS ambulance for transport to a local specialty care facility. The patient, who was unaccompanied at the time of the accident, was able to reach his cell phone to call 9-1-1 for assistance.  If he had not been able to do so, his condition would have prevented him from receiving assistance overnight and subjected him to exposure complications in addition to the trauma he sustained in the fall.


Scorched Skin: A Guide to Prehospital Burn Management

Learn how to identify, assess and manage the different types of burns.

Tranexamic Acid's Potentially Bright Future Relies on Collaborative Data

EMS agencies using tranexamic acid (TXA) believe that TXA can improve survival as a part of an organized trauma system.

Which Came First, the Trauma or the STEMI?

Determine a root cause to enact the best patient care.

How Illinois' Trauma and EMS System of Care Helped Shape the Industry

The modern era of EMS systems has been formed in large thanks to policies first developed in Illinois.

Metro and D.C. Fire Department Responders Triage 200 Patients Evacuated from Smoke-Filled Metro Station

Among the patients, one was a firefighter.

Training, Practice, Research Lead to Successful Airway Management

Knowing how to correctly intubate a patient is only half the battle.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers