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Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Skating on Thin Ice

Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedic Ken Lee was playing goalie during an ice hockey game on June 9, 2004 when an opposing player collided into him, causing him to lose his balance and fall on the ice hard enough to leave a mark on his mask. Within hours, Lee was in the critical care unit (CCU) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) -- attached to a machine to assist his heart and on the list to receive a transplant.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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24-Hour Shifts May Endanger Patients and Employees

Austin/Travis County (Texas) EMS changed its work schedules after considering the eye-opening results of a study on its employees_ sleep/wake patterns while on duty.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Ambulance collision with vehicles clogs Cumberland Ave.

Four people were hospitalized Friday night after a Rural/Metro ambulance was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on Cumberland Avenue near the University of Tennessee campus, authorities said.

Posted Sunday, August 26, 2007

Violence victims shun ambulances

RICHMOND -- Sheriff's deputies thought they did the gunshot victim a favor, seating him in a patrol car while they called for an ambulance.

Posted Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Pool Drain Eviscerates 6-Year-Old Girl

On June 29, a 6-year-old girl was eviscerated via a suction drain in a wading pool in Minnesota. Read the details of the incident and find resources and facts on water-related injuries in children.

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007

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Forty Ounces of Love

The call went out for injuries from a fight, only a couple of blocks from the station on the edge of the blighted downtown. Police on scene, we arrived quiet and dark

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007


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