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New Orange County (Fla.) Ambulance Improves Care for Obese Patients

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and EMS providers are frequently faced with the challenge of lifting and transporting patients who can weigh more than 500 lbs.—which in turn can lead to injury. A new ambulance in Orange County, Fla., is making the task a little easier.

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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500 lb. Michigan Woman Dies After Rescue

Firefighters donned biohazard suits to remove bed-ridden woman.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012

600 lb. Pennsylvania Man Extricated from Home

Flatbed tow truck was used to transport patient to the hospital.

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Memphis Fire Dept. Supersizes Ambulance

The Memphis Fire Department has added an ambulance that can transport patients weighing up to 1,600 pounds.

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2012


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