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Venice (FL) Paramedics Administer Vaccines to Homebound Residents

Venice Fire Rescue Chief Shawn Carvey told the Venice City Council that paramedics have been administering between 10 and 20 doses per day.
Thomas Elmore Jr.

FL Paramedic Who Staged Girlfriend’s Death as Suicide Found Guilty of Murder

Thomas Elmore Jr. tried to frame the shooting death of his girlfriend as a suicide in 2016, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office.

FBI Agents Killed in Shootout with Suspect in FL

Agents were serving a federal search warrant in a child exploitation case.

FL Fire Captain Accused of Stealing COVID-19 Vaccine Turns Himself In

A Florida fire captain accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders turned himself in.
Joshua Colon

Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Paramedic Charged with Stealing Coronavirus Vaccines

Joshua Colon, 31, forged the vaccine screening and consent forms for missing vaccines, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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Panama City (FL) Ambulance Joyride Leads to Arrest

Police arrested 51-year-old Paul Morello after he allegedly stole a Gulf County EMS ambulance from Ascension Sacred Heart Bay hospital.
Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Sanford (FL) Firefighter-Paramedic on Leave after Taking Part in Siege on Capitol

The City of Sanford says it is aware of the situation involving Sanford Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Williams.
Steven Neher

FL Flight Nurse Dies after Contracting COVID-19

Steven Neher, a flight nurse and nurse practitioner, died last Tuesday in Florida after contracting the virus.

Pinellas County (FL) Implements Model Vaccination Programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Emergency Personnel

Join JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman and Pinellas County, Florida, EMS/medical direction officials as they discuss model COVID vaccination programs implemented for emergency responders, skilled nursing home facility residents and staff.
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Tampa Bay’s First Responders Get Early Vaccine Access. Will They Take It?

Among Pinellas County's paramedics and emergency medical technicians — about 40 percent of the 1,380 respondents — said they don’t want to get vaccinated.