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San Francisco (CA) Proposal Would Allow Paramedics to Order Mental Health Holds

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Paramedics — not just police officers — could impose mental health holds on disturbed people in San Francisco under legislation introduced Tuesday.
This combo of undated photos provided by the San Luis Obispo, Calif., Police Department shows San Luis Obispo Police Det. Luca Benedetti, left, and Det. Steve Orozco. Benedetti was shot and killed while serving a search warrant, Monday, May 10, 2021, in a shootout in the Central Coast city.

Two CA Police Officers Fatally Shot Within 24 Hours

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Two California police officers were shot and killed and a third was wounded within 24 hours this week in two separate incidents.
The photo shows Marc Trujillo.

Riggs Ambulance Service (CA) Paramedic Killed in Crash Headed to Work

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Staff members at Merced County’s Riggs Ambulance Service are in mourning after one of the service's paramedics was killed in a solo vehicle crash.
Falck San Diego

San Diego’s Provider Switch Makes Excessively Slow Response Times Less Likely

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A key element in San Diego's contract with its new ambulance provider is a set of stiff penalties for excessively slow emergency responses.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance.

Driver Killed in Collision with AMR Ambulance in Moorpark (CA)

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One person was killed after a crash involving an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance in Moorpark, California, Tuesday night.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over boats searching the area where a boat capsized just off the San Diego coast.

Three Killed, 27 Hospitalized after Boat Capsizes Off San Diego (CA)

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Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized after a boat capsized during a suspected human smuggling operation.
Los Angeles Police Department investigates the scene of a drive-by shooting at 7th and Figueroa Streets where an Uber driver was shot and killed Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in downtown Los Angeles.

Suspect in Deadly LA Shooting Rampage Shot, Killed by Police

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Los Angeles police fatally shot a man early Tuesday suspected of going on a violent rampage in the city's downtown — seemingly at random.
Falck San Diego

It’s Official: San Diego (CA) To Switch from AMR to Falck

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San Diego will have a new ambulance provider for the first time in 23 years after the City Council voted 9-0 Tuesday to switch from American Medical Response to Falck.
The photo shows an AMR ambulance.

San Diego (CA) Fire Chief Urges Switch to Falck

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Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell says switching from current provider American Medical Response to Falck would bring long-needed technology and equipment upgrades.
Orange County Fire Authority

Kid Sisters Honored for Giving First Aid after Rollover Crash

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Ashley or Stephanie had ever been at the scene of a crisis. But they didn't panic, didn't hesitate, and likely saved two people's lives.