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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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Transport of COVID-19 Patients

If a patient with an exposure history and signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 requires transport to a healthcare facility for further evaluation and management (subject to EMS medical direction), the following actions should occur during transport: EMS clinicians should notify the receiving healthcare facility that the patient has an exposure history and signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 so ...

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Photos: REV Group Ambulances at EMS Today

  Some of our favorite photos of REV Group ambulances at EMS Today. The pictures advance on their own or you can click them to advance faster. Photos by Adam Mason.

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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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Five Sent to Hospital after Ohio Ambulance Crash

CANTON, Ohio – A Stark Summit Ambulance was involved in a crash Wednesday morning, sending five people to the hospital, according to a report. One of the victims was a child. The ambulance was on its way to Aultman Hospital when it was hit, according to cantonrep.com. The collision caused the airbags on the car to deploy and the bottom ...

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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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