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Ambulance Involved in Tennessee Crash

A Grainger County Ambulance Authority (Tennessee) rig was badly damaged in a wreck with two other vehicles last week. The Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department shared the photos to Facebook. No one inside the ambulance was hurt, WATE-TV reported. The service provides medical service to the communities of Bean Station, Blaine, Rutledge, Thorn Hill, Powder Springs, Washburn, Joppa, and surrounding areas ...

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New EMSA Ambulance Honors Victims, Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing

EMSA officials unveiled a new ambulance to honor the victims and survivors as the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing approaches. The color scheme is inspired by the 9:01 and 9:03 Memorial gates, KFOR-TV reported. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Survivor Tree logo is within the EMSA logo on both sides of the ambulance. “The Oklahoma City ...

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2 Medics Hurt in Connecticut Crash

Two medics with the New Haven (CT) Department Fire Department were among the four hurt Tuesday in a crash, according to a report. WTNH-TV reports the ambulance and another vehicle collided yesterday at the intersection of Howard and Columbus avenues. Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Video: Ambulance Flips Over after New York Collision

An ambulance flipped over on its side this weekend in New York City after it was hit in an intersection. The AMR ambulance is being used by FEMA for COVID-19 outbreak transportation, the New York Post reported. (Watch the video in the link). Two people with minor injures were taken to the scene by another private ambulance. Two others refused ...

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FDNY Deploys Rapid Response Vehicles

By FDNY Press Office In response to an unprecedented increase in EMS call volume, the FDNY has deployed Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV) to assist in addressing the emergency medical needs of New Yorkers during the city’s response to COVID-19. RRV units are in service between the hours of 7 a.m., and 10 p.m., and are staffed by two FDNY firefighters ...

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Four First Responders Hurt in Brooklyn Crash

Two FDNY paramedics and two police officers were hurt Sunday when their vehicles collided in Brooklyn, according to a report. One EMS worker was listed in serious condition at the hospital, AMNY reported. Law enforcement sources told the newspaper the other injuries were not considered life-threatening. Officers were responding to a 911 of a person armed with a gun. The ...

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Joke’s On You! Electric Ambulance Not Really Happening

A Faebook post from an Illinois fire department turned some heads yesterday when it announced the department was buying an electric ambulance. It turns out the joke’s on you. The Normal Fire Department played an April Fools’ Day joke on April 1st when announcing car maker Rivian would be delivering a full fleet of electric ambulances to the department by ...

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Reyco Granning Introduces TransportMaster

Mt. Vernon, MO – Reyco Granning announces the combination of two product lines to create a superior solution for Shuttle Bus, Ambulance, RV and Work Truck applications.  TransportMaster® combines the durable R-Series drive axle air suspension with the latest technology in air supply, the AirMaster®. TransportMaster® is a turn-key bolt-on upgrade to replace inferior factory leaf spring on Class 3-5 Ford, Ram, ...

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Turkish Ambulance Carrying Suspected Virus Patient Attacked

ISTANBUL – A Turkish ambulance carrying a person suspected of having coronavirus was damaged by a group of people, according to a report. A person stopped the ambulance on March 29 and questioned the crew on the patient’s identity and if the person inside had the virus, the Hurriyet Daily News reported. One suspect threw punches when the ambulance crew ...

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South Dakota Ambulance Services Use Ambulances Designed for Virus Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Medstar and Patient Care ambulances in South Dakota are now using specifically designated vehicles to transport COVID-19 patients. KELO-TV reports the two services have been selected by the state to help battle the virus. After transport, the truck is completely sterilized before going back in service. The pass-through from the driver’s seat to the back is ...

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