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Mecklenburg EMS Revamps How It Responds to 911 Calls

To help manage resources during COVID-19 and a shortage of health care providers, Mecklenburg EMS is changing how it responds to 911 calls.

TX Police: Discharged Hospital Patient Steals Ambulance Before 100 MPH Chase

A man discharged from the hospital stole an ambulance and led police on a 100 mph chase.
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Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatcher Hung Up on Spanish-Speaking Caller in Allentown (PA) Fire

An Allentown man and his 14-year-old nephew died in a fire in July 2020 because a Lehigh County 911 dispatcher did not understand his pleas for help in Spanish and hung up the call.
Orange County FL Fire-Rescue

FL Battalion Chief Opposed to Vaccine Mandate Loses Job

Battalion Chief Stephen Davis, a 14-year veteran of fire/rescue, “was terminated on the grounds of failure to follow a direct order,” OCFR spokesperson Lisa McDonald said.
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San Diego: Falck USA Now Meeting Expectations Prior to Launch

San Diego's new ambulance provider has made great progress meeting city expectations, a City Council committee was told Wednesday.
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North TX Ambulance Providers Adjusting Call Response

With staffing shortages, ambulances providers are rethinking the way they respond to calls.

Police Dispatcher Admits Stealing $5K from NJ Volunteer EMS Squad

A volunteer for an emergency medical services squad in Lacey who works as a full-time police dispatcher in town admitted this week to stealing $4,690 from the volunteer organization.

VIDEO: Dallas (TX) Paramedic Kicks Homeless Man at Least Nine Times

The video shows the physical force Brad Cox used on Kyle Vess was more violent and prolonged than previously known.
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San Luis Obispo (CA) Paramedics Forging Ahead with Union Vote

Ballots were mailed to all employees at San Luis Ambulance Services on Oct. 1.

Day After Vaccine Deadline, 170+ Seattle (WA) First Responders Off Duty; Most Seeking Exemptions

SFD says it does not expect the staffing to hobble first-response efforts.