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Civilians in Tacoma (WA) Could Be Trained to Take Over Some Police Work

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Thousands of emergency calls made in Tacoma could be handled by trained civilians rather than sworn police officers.

Coeur d’Alene (WA) Wilderness Medicine Course Emphasizes Self-Reliance

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The Coeur d'Alene course, held at Camp Lutherhaven, went over the basics of wound care, how to apply a tourniquet, and how to improvise one, among many other emergency scenarios.
David Perkins at his discharge from the hospital.

WA Firefighter/Paramedic Faces ‘Fire Storm’ of Cancer Treatment

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David Perkins had a colorectal tumor pushing on his spine and spreading to his liver, pancreas and lungs.

Cowlitz County (WA) Commissioners Add EMS District No. 1 Levy to August Ballot

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Residents will vote in August on a special excess levy to help fund the Emergency Medical Service district.
The back of an ambulance.

WA Governor Signs Rural Ambulance Bill Into Law

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It updates a law that allows rural ambulance services to overcome personnel shortages by allowing ambulance drivers who don't have medical training.
Emergency responders rescued a man after he fell about 19 feet in a grain elevator at a local processing plant, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Crews Rescue Man Who Fell into WA Grain Elevator

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Emergency responders rescued a man after he fell about 19 feet in a grain elevator at a processing plant, according to authorities.
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Spokane (WA) Fire Department’s Social Work Team Works to Meet People’s Needs

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The Spokane Fire Department Community Assistance Response Team works to connect frequent 911 callers to much-needed resources.
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Walla Walla (WA) Police, Paramedics Save Baby from Choking

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The one-year-old was choking and bleeding from the nose and mouth.
Tacoma Police and other law enforcement officers stand in an intersection near the site of a car crash.

Two Hurt after Police Car Drives Through Crowd at WA Street Race

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At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd.
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Patient Arrested after WA AMR Ambulance is Destroyed in Fire

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An American Medical Response ambulance burst into flames in Federal Way (WA) after transporting a man experiencing a mental health crisis.