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A cheap, life-saving drug is on its way to statewide use for EMTs

Aug. 13--NEW BEDFORD -- It was early in 2016 when tranexamic acid, referred to as TXA, was first administered in the SouthCoast. A New Bedford paramedic responded to a bar fight in the city that spiraled out of control. The male victim suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest. Dr. Matthew Bivens, an emergency room [...]

August 13th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Neighbors, firefighters save 3 babies from fire set by father

Aug. 13--RIVIERA BEACH -- Quick action by neighbors and firefighters -- and a little luck -- saved three infants trapped inside a burning apartment on Friday that police say was set on fire by their father after a domestic dispute with the children's 19-year-old mother. Using hammers, chairs and whatever they could grab to smash [...]

August 13th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fifteen firefighters accused of starting fires to get work in Sicily

Fifteen firefighters are suspected of deliberately starting blazes in Sicily that they were then called to extinguish, police have said. The group being investigated are auxiliary firefighters who received 10 euro ($12) an hour from the Italian government to help tackle blazes. Fire department officials alerted authorities after they noticed one team of auxiliaries was [...]

August 7th, 2017|Legal Issues, Wildfire News|0 Comments

2nd Dubai high-rise fire began from clothing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments on a high-rise tower fire in Dubai (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Firefighters say a blaze on a Dubai skyscraper began from clothing left on a balcony. Capt. Amer Abdulwahab al-Qahtani of the Dubai Civil Defense told The Associated Press that Sunday's blaze at the [...]

August 6th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Sentencing dates set for ‘selfie war’ medics

Aug. 05--FORT WALTON BEACH -- Two former Okaloosa County paramedics soon could go to jail because of their so-called "selfie war" that began in September 2015 and continued into the following spring. Kayla Renee Dubois, 25, of Navarre, will be sentenced Aug. 14 and Christopher Robert Wimmer, 34, of Crestview, will be sentenced Sept. 19 [...]

August 5th, 2017|Legal Issues|0 Comments

20,000 fans flee huge fire at music festival in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A huge fire at a music festival in Spain forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers and incinerated the event's stage in Barcelona, the regional government said Sunday. The fire Saturday night consumed the large outdoor stage at the "Tomorrowland" electronic music festival held at Barcelona's Parc de Can Zam. Twelve [...]

July 30th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Chief seeks help after overdose triggers $75,000 hazmat incident

July 30--LAWRENCE -- The discovery of three men who overdosed on illicit drugs in a Garden Street home earlier this month triggered an intense response from firefighters specially trained in handling hazardous-material incidents. Backed by local police, firefighters and paramedics, the investigation exceeded six hours and carried an estimated price tag of $75,000. Testing revealed [...]

July 30th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

LODD: Teen killed by falling tree snag while fighting wildfire

SEELEY LAKE, Montana — A 19-year-old Missoula man was killed July 19 by a falling tree snag while fighting a wildfire north of Seeley Lake. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Trenton M. Johnson. Johnson was a member of a 20-person Type II initial attack firefighting crew with Grayback Forestry, an Oregon-based [...]

July 23rd, 2017|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Update: Teens killed in wreck with Akron fire truck identified

Two teens killed Friday when an SUV they were riding in collided with an Akron fire truck have been identified. Briyana Hayes, 15, and Lashae Johnson, 16, died after the wreck, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's office. Three other teens were injured and taken to local hospitals, but authorities have not released either [...]

July 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Paramedic parents share the #1 Car Seat Rule that prevents tragedy

We all want the perfect, top-rated, safest car seat for our little ones, but if we fail to do one key step, then none of those fancy-pants bells and whistles really matter, says one paramedic couple. And they should know: Mom Krystal Kleidon and her husband have seen a lot of car accidents in their [...]

July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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