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Report: Person Killed after Friend Opens Fire Inside Ambulance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man was reportedly shot and killed Wednesday morning when someone opened fire inside an ambulance in North Carolina. Police responded to a motel on a disturbance call involving several people. A man told an officer he was having trouble breathing so a MEDIC ambulance responded, WSOC-TV reported. While the man was in the ambulance, he asked ...

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Stolen Ambulance Crashes in Illinois; Suspect Charged

STERLING, Ill. – Police say a man stole an ambulance from CGH Medical Center on Saturday and crashed it. KWQC-TV reports a patient ran away from the emergency department, stole the ambulance and drove off. He later lost control and hit another vehicle, causing the ambulance to roll on its side. Both drivers were taken to the medical center for ...

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Eugene Springfield Fire Department (OR), Arcimoto Begin Pilot Program For Rapid Responder

EUGENE, Ore., – Arcimoto, Inc. and the Eugene Springfield Fire Department announced today that they have begun the first pilot program for testing the Rapid Responder, an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed for first responders to more quickly and efficiently reach emergencies at a fraction of the economic and environmental costs of traditional diesel-powered vehicles. “In an emergency, every second counts, ...

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Two Ambulances Destroyed in N.Y. Fire

SALISBURY, N.Y. – Two Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps ambulances were destroyed after a fire at a storage facility. Monday’s fire happened at Station 3 on Route 29A in Salisbury. The building is used for storage of spare vehicles and records, the ambulance service said. Both ambulances were out of service at the time waiting to be repaired. The building suffered ...

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New York Ambulance Service Finally Getting Ambulance

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. – An Upstate New York ambulance service is finally in line to buy a new ambulance with grant money after six years of delays. Rotterdam EMS was awarded the $125,000 in 2014 but faced years of paperwork, fundraising and an audit by the state since then, WNYT-TV reports. Dean Romero, the director of the ambulance service, said he can’t ...

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Three Hurt in Pennsylvania Crash

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Three people were hurt after a collision between a Tri-Town ambulance from Ulysses and another vehicle. A neighboring ambulance from Sabinsville came across the crash scene yesterday returning from a different run and called it in, according to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department. The patient in the passenger vehicle was immediately extricated by ambulance crews and transported ...

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Driver Runs Red Light, Slams into Tampa Ambulance

A TransCare ambulance rolled on its side when a driver ran a red light and slammed into the rig, the Tampa Police Department reports. The 8:46 a.m. crash happened Sunday as the ambulance was heading west on East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Tampa Bay Times reports. No one in the ambulance, including the patient and their family ...

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LAFD Augments Fast Response Vehicle Deployment

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department’s Fast Response Vehicle (FRV) program is expanding. The department now has four FRV’s in service, providing a flexible, multi-mission resource to respond to fire and emergency medical service calls. The firefighter/paramedics assigned to the unit have an unique authorization from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to medically clear certain patients ...

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St. Louis Fire Department Ambulance Involved in Drive-by Shooting

ST. LOUIS – No one was hurt when a St. Louis Fire Department ambulance was hit during a drive-by-shooting this weekend, according to a report. It happened around 3:15 p.m. in the city’s Carr Square neighborhood, KSDK-TV reports. St. Louis police told the station a person inside an SUV began shooting at a pickup truck. The pickup then hit the ...

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A Better Way of Approaching the Hybrid Fire Apparatus/Ambulance

By Aditya Shekhar The advent of hybrid-style engine/ambulances or transport-capable apparatuses took the fire vehicle world by storm a few years ago, garnering a lot of positive and negative attention. Supporters of the concept of a hybrid engine/ambulance appreciated how the vehicle could perform two very important roles within the fire service: suppression and EMS transport. Despite this versatility, orders were ...

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