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New Orleans EMS' new recruit class

New Orleans (LA) EMS Welcomes 12 New EMTs

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Twelve emergency medical technicians are now preparing to begin field training as they graduated the New Orleans EMS new hire academy on Thursday.
A New Orleans EMS crew training on a patient in a basket.

Should ‘Nightwatch’ Continue to Film New Orleans EMS?

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The city investigated claims made in a viral Facebook post that accused paramedics of slowing down their treatment to accommodate the TV crew.
Acadian Ambulance

Acadian Ambulance (LA) Finds New Ways to Find Workers

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The initial 14-week program will fund 40 full scholarships — estimated at $1,200 per student — along with testing fees and uniforms for students.

The EMS Today Show: ‘Nightwatch’ Returns to New Orleans

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A.J. Heightman is joined by New Orleans EMS Chief Bill Salmeron and two Nightwatch “cast” members.
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Acadian Ambulance (LA) Begins Offering an Alternative Delivery Model

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With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to surge, Acadian Ambulance is helping to relieve some of the strain on hospitals.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance.

LA Becomes 21st State to Join the EMS Compact

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Louisiana will formally enter the Compact after the law becomes effective on July 1, 2021, and the state is formally accepted by the EMS Compact Commission.

EMS Crews Around the Country Deploy to Assist in Hurricane Laura Response

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EMS crews from around the country are deploying throughout the hard-hit areas of Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday.

Fired Paramedic Says Posts Were Insensitive, Not Racist

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Jamie Bergeron said the memes he shared "may have been insensitive, but they were far from being racist."

New Orleans EMS Continues Work as COVID-19 Hits Department

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Nearly 100 New Orleans EMS employees are awaiting test results after being exposed to COVID-19 patients, according to officials.

Stolen Texas Ambulance Leads to High-Speed Pursuit in Louisiana

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Kendall Tyson, 19, was taken into custody without incident.