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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

The photo shows the Star or Life.

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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Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Implements RFID Tracking System for Meds

The department will roll the system out over time into 26 trucks that experience the highest call volume. If successful, it will investigate equipping the whole fleet.

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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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Person Seriously Hurt in Illinois Ambulance Crash

HOMER TOWNSHIP, Ill. – There people were hurt, one seriously, after an ambulance rollover in suburban Chicago. The crash involved a Superior ambulance and a Volkswagen Passat on Interstate 355 at 6 a.m., police told patch.com. The car was stopped in the shoulder when the ambulance crossed into the shoulder and hit the rear of the car. The collision caused ...

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Mobile Life Support Services Ambulance Involved in Wreck in New York

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Several people were hurt after an ambulance and a Lyft collided last week in New York, according to a report. The Daily Freeman reports the crash involved a Mobile Life Support Services ambulance that was transporting a person complaining of leg pain. The ambulance collided with the car while en route to the hospital with its lights ...

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