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PA EMT Charged with Illegally Recording Interactions with Patients

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Authorities said they filed a felony count of interception disclosure or use of wire or oral communications against Nathan G. Appel.

Mexico City says Hospitals Have Beds; Paramedics Can’t Find Them

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For three days last week, Mexico saw national deaths surge by more than 1,500 with the total past 150,000, making it the world’s fourth-highest mortality toll.

RI Bill Aims to Transport Wounded K-9s in Ambulances

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Legislation calls for law enforcement K9s injured on the job to get life-saving emergency medical services while in the ambulance.
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Panama City (FL) Ambulance Joyride Leads to Arrest

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Police arrested 51-year-old Paul Morello after he allegedly stole a Gulf County EMS ambulance from Ascension Sacred Heart Bay hospital.
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Medfield (MA) Faces Shortage of Paramedics, Firefighters

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The department is down two full-time paramedics. It needs at least 20 on-call staffers to meet state standards.
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San Diego (CA) Closer to Switching Ambulance Providers after City Rejects Protest by AMR

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San Diego's efforts to find a new ambulance provider come after years of complaints about service levels and response times.

Study: Philadelphia (PA) Police Save Lives by Taking Gunshot, Stabbing Victims to Hospital

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Philadelphia police officers took on a greater share of the job of transporting the wounded to hospital trauma centers. It saved lives.
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New Safety Rules Not Implemented Since Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

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Air ambulances are required to have a terrain awareness warning system while commercial helicopters do not.
FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. According to two new studies released on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, people who have antibodies from infection with the coronavirus seem less likely to get a second infection for several months and maybe longer.

MN Community Paramedics Help Homeless Facing COVID-19

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When an outbreak hit Rochester's homeless population, a group of paramedics stepped up to bring clinical care to unhoused people who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Bunting is placed around the ambulance bay of the Templeton Fire Department in memory of EMT Tracy Ferrazza.

Off-Duty Templeton (MA) EMT Dies in Crash

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EMT Tracy Ferrazza, 52, of Templeton, was killed when her car left the road, struck a utility pole and overturned, authorities said.