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Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by a Car, Ambulance

A pedestrian died early Saturday after being struck by a pair of vehicles, including a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District ambulance.
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Fallen 100,000-Pound Tree Crushes CA Man in Home

An enormous oak tree toppled onto an Encino, California, home in the dead of night, crushing a 64-year-old man in a second-story bedroom.
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Falck Takes Over San Diego’s Ambulance Service

San Diego switched the company than runs the city's ambulance service on Saturday from American Medical Response to Falck USA.
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With Hospitals Full, Central CA Pleading to Send COVID-19 Patients to LA

Hospitals are consistently operating above capacity, and emergency rooms are still so packed that ambulances are stuck waiting outside hospitals.
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Water, Drownings and Paramedics

Learn how Napa County (CA) EMS adapted to a sudden surge in water-related emergencies in a remote location of the county.
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Kern County (CA) Responders Hold Mass Casualty Drill

Kern County first responder agencies held a training exercise Thursday to prepare for an emergency that calls for multi-agency collaboration.
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Los Angeles (CA) Firefighters Union Sues City Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The Los Angeles' firefighters union is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction halting the city’s COVID-19 vaccine policy.
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COVID-19 Has Cost the Los Angeles Fire Department $22.5 Million in Overtime

The department needed to backfill the shifts of employees who fell ill or had to quarantine after an exposure to the virus.

Vanessa Bryant Said LA Sheriff Promised to Secure Crash Site

Kobe Bryant's widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured.
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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.