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What You Need to Know About Crash Responder Safety Week

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS encourages the EMS community to recognize Crash Responder Safety Week, observed this year November 8-14.

Man Accused of Pointing Gun at EMSA (OK) Paramedics During Welfare Check

An Oklahoma man is under arrest after police say he pointed a gun at EMSA paramedics. A dispatcher later coaxed him to surrender.
Street racers gather the evening of Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in the parking lot of the Goodwill on Northeast Marine Drive and 122nd Avenue in Portland, Ore.

U.S. Cities See Surge in Deadly Street Racing

Experts say TV shows and movies glorifying street racing had already fueled interest in recent years.
Grand Prairie Fire Department has retrofitted its engines with crash attenuators.

Grand Prairie (TX) Retrofits Engines with Crash Attenuators

The Grand Prairie (TX) Fire Department has retrofitted two reserve engines with TrafFix Devices Scorpion Crash Attenuators to protect personnel working at incident scenes.
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‘Despicable:’ FDNY EMT Assaulted at Fire Scene

The female EMT was inappropriately grabbed and held at the scene of a fire in the Bronx on Thursday, according to the FDNY.
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Safety First or Safety Third: Considering Practitioner Safety in EMS

Radu Venter takes a critical look at what scene safety really means to EMS professionals.
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‘Move Over’ Law Heads to PA Governor’s Desk

Legislation aimed at protecting the lives of first responders and tow truck operators at emergency scenes on roadways is heading to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.

PA Lawmakers Want Stiffer Fines for Drivers Who Don’t Move Over

Two Pennsylvania State Senators are proposing revisions to the state's Steer Clear Law in an effort to protect emergency service responders.
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FL EMT Hit by Car at Crash Scene

Dawson Rice, a 21-year-old EMT from Florida, is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Sunday while he was helping victims of a crash.