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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.

Seattle Councilman Wants to Defund the Police for EMS

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A Seattle (WA) councilmember said he wants the city to create and fund a new mental health and substance addiction first-responder program with unarmed medics and crisis workers.

Seattle Fire (WA) Responds to Protest Shooting Response

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The Seattle Fire Department is responding to allegations it did not treat an injured gunshot victim who later died at the so-called "police-free zone."
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AMR Contract in Spokane (WA) Under Review

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AMR, the city's ambulance service provider, could soon be able to charge patients 20 percent more, The Spokesman-Review reports.

COVID-19: What the Seattle Fire Department is Doing

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PPE training during the virus pandemic.

Friday Roundup: EMS Staff Exposed to COVID-19

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In Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, 22 fire and EMS personnel were placed in quarantine status after it was determined they had contact with person who tested positive for COVID-19
The back of an ambulance.

Report: Seattle AMR EMTs Not Warned about Possible Coronavirus Patient

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EMTs with American Medical Response Seattle are reportedly upset they were not notified they were transporting someone who was possibly infected with coronavirus.

AMR Paramedics Hurt in Deadly Washington Head-on Crash

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A Washington State driver was killed in a head-on crash involving an AMR ambulance Tuesday afternoon. The paramedics inside the ambulance were not hurt, KPTV reports.