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Alberta Health Service Ambulances Receive a Safety Redesign

Ian Blanchard remembers his last day working in the back of an ambulance well. It was the day his career caring for patients one-on-one came to an early and unplanned end. “I was stepping over some cables that ran from the stretcher to a monitor on the side counter, and I grabbed onto the stretcher for support, but the mechanism ...

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Three Volunteers Hurt in Connecticut Ambulance Crash

ROCKY HILL, Conn. —  Three volunteer members of the Rocky Hill Volunteer Ambulance Association were hurt when their rig was involved in a crash Thursday night, authorities said. The ambulance was responding to a call when it was hit, Rocky Hill police said in a Facebook post. No patient was in the back. The police and fire department responded to ...

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Good Samaritans Step in after North Dakota Ambulance Crash

Good Samaritans helped rescue a 91-year-old patient inside a submerged Williston Fire Department ambulance in North Dakota on Thanksgiving night, according to a new report. The ambulance hit black ice on Highway 83, roughly 20 miles south of Minot, and landed in icy water. Three crew members were able to escape by breaking a side cab window with an ice ...

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Three Injured in D.C. Ambulance Crash

WJLA, with permission WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Three people were injured and taken to hospitals when a DC ambulance and a car crashed Monday afternoon. The crash happened at I-295 southbound and South Capitol SE at around 1:35 p.m., according to DC Police. DC Fire and EMS says a civilian and two DCFEMS personnel have non-life-threatening injuries. No patient was in ...

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Mayor of Chicago Says City Will Buy More Ambulances

  CHICACO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is addressing Chicago’s slow response times for ambulances, saying more units should be coming online soon, CBS 2 Chicago reports. This comes after a woman died while waiting for an ambulance to respond.

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American Emergency Vehicles Becomes the First Ambulance Manufacturer to be Awarded a Green Certification from TRA

JEFFERSON, N.C. – American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), part of the REV Group (REVG) and manufacturer of Type I, II, III and Medium-Duty ambulances, is proud to announce its vehicles are now Certified Green by TRA Certification, the first ambulance manufacturer to receive this certification. AEV earned the Gold Level of Certified Green following an evaluation in three categories: Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air ...

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Concrete Thrown Through Windshield of Cypress Creek EMS (Texas) Ambulance

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — First responders with Cypress Creek EMS were the target of an attack last week when a large piece of concrete was thrown through an ambulance’s windshield while traveling on the highway, officials said. Pictures shared by Harris County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Lee shows the ambulance with a large hole in the windshield and the large ...

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Pennsylvania Agency Reveals ‘Fallen Hero’ Ambulance

  By Julian P. Watras, NRP, CIT Commonwealth Health EMS headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania, revealed an ambulance with a special meaning on Tuesday, October 23. The “Fallen Hero” ambulance pays tribute to members of the emergency services and military community from Northeastern Pennsylvania who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The families and friends of many ...

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REV Ambulance Group Introduces Exclusive Emergency Responder Seat Belt Innovation in its Ambulances

MILWAUKEE, WI – REV Ambulance Group showcased Per4Max, an innovative, game-changing seat belt system, in all its ambulances at EMS World Expo 2019, including AEV, Horton, McCoy Miller, Road Rescue and Wheeled Coach. Designed by IMMI, Per4Max is the new seat belt technology with four-point restraints which allows emergency responders the flexibility to do their jobs while buckled in. Per4Max ...

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Cypress Creek EMS in Texas Deploys Axon Fleet In-Car Video System

Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, a 911 EMS provider in North Harris County, Texas, will deploy 37 Axon Fleet 2 in-car video systems across the agency’s emergency service vehicles. Each in-car video system includes a forward-facing and rear-facing camera and is backed by the digital evidence management system, Axon Evidence. “We look forward to furthering our partnership with Axon by rolling ...

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