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TUCSON, Ariz. For the fourth straight summer, the humanitarian organization No More Deaths will have volunteers patrolling near Arivaca in southern Arizona hoping to prevent illegal immigrants from dying as they cross the desert.Organizers expect about 600 volunteers including physicians, nurses and other health professionals to participate over the summer, like last year, with a permanent desert camp east of the small community of Arivaca. But they've added a few new wrinkles in their latest campaign to keep migrants alive.
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Emergency officials join forces via federally financed software NEW ORLEANS The architects of a new emergency response plan that links computers in four parishes and creates a problem-solving "fusion center," a mutual-aid pact and a central evacuation command post expect regionalism to trump parochialism if a major hurricane strikes the New Orleans area this year.
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RIDGEFIELD Ridgefield is gearing up for the possibility of future natural disasters such as the microburst series of thunderstorms that hit May 16. The town learned where its weaknesses were in emergency response. And its strengths. "We ve sent out a letter to residents to have their names and numbers put on the reverse 911 (phone calling) system if they have medical problems that will require emergency response," said Fire Marshal Dave Lathrop.
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PARKER, Colo. Little Leia Ryan Baum had a message for the father she never got to meet: "I'm here, Daddy, now sleep in peace. You're my hero and I'll forever love you." Those were the words written on a card with the picture of the 8-day-old girl, a tribute to her father, Sgt. Ryan Baum, who died in Iraq on May 18, 11 days before she was born. Several hundred people gathered Tuesday at Southeast Christian Church in Parker to honor the 27-year-old Army Ranger medic who was killed by a sniper.
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Each year, the National EMS Memorial Service honors members of services throughout the U.S. who have lost their lives while responding to, or participating in, an EMS mission. As part of the service, an engraved bronze oak leaf is added to the Tree of Life in remembrance of each honoree. The Tree of Life is a representation of an oak tree, which symbolizes strength.
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Each year, the National EMS Memorial Service honors members of services throughout the U.S. who have lost their lives while responding to, or participating in, an EMS mission. As part of the service, an engraved bronze oak leaf is added to the Tree of Life in remembrance of each honoree. The Tree of Life is a representation of an oak tree, which symbolizes strength.
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Injuries are non-life threatening, suspect shot by police after two-hour stand-offASHLAND, Neb. A Horseshoe Lake man shot and injured an Ashland firefighter and was shot by a State Patrol SWAT team after a two hour standoff on Wednesday.Rodger Alley, a longtime member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department, was shot in the arm by Stanley Bjorkman, a resident of Horseshoe Lake. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center where he was treated and released.
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LONGMONT, Colo. Jesse Hodgson was uneasy as the ambulance sped to a motorcycle wreck at Weld County roads 13 and 32 on Mother s Day.He didn t know why.Hodgson, a paramedic and firefighter with the Mountain View Fire Protection District, had responded to countless calls like this one during his 13 years with the department.He never felt uneasy.Full Story: First responders face worst fear
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. For the children at Guatemala's Hospicio San Jose de la Monta a, finding transportation is no small accomplishment. The children are HIV-positive, and offers of assistance can be hard to come by. But with the help of Louisville Metro EMS and local volunteers, the orphanage in Santa Lucia Milpas Altas will receive one of three retired ambulances that will be driven to Guatemala next week. The vehicle will take the children to medical appointments and be used for other outings.
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BASS LAKE, Calif. If you get lost in the foothills of Madera County, Sgt. Chuck Bump will be out looking for you.If your boat starts sinking on Bass Lake, he's the one who will lead efforts to save you.When it comes to rescue missions in this area popular for its recreational attractions, nobody has been closer to the action than Bump, who coordinates the Sheriff's Department's lake patrol, dive team and mountain search efforts.