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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

18-year-old EMT saves man from burning vehicle in Pennsylvania

VIDEO: A bang and a bright light woke up the quiet residential street. It was 1:30 a.m. in Carlisle, and a crashed car was burning. “We were the very first to be on scene,” said Grace Snyder, an EMT with Cumberland Goodwill EMS. Snyder is now being called a hero for her actions on the scene. The 18-year-old has only been at Cumberland Goodwill for six months.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV FOX 43 York
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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

Vertical take-off and landing aircraft preordered by New York-based EMS organization

PHOTOS: The CityHawk variant of Urban Aeronautics' Cormorant military VTOL aircraft has taken a step towards being used in emergency medical service (EMS) applications. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New York-based Hatzolah Air in August 2020, the non-profit medical transport organization has now preordered four of the aircraft.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Atlas
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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

2 injured, 7 displaced following house fire in Louisiana

VIDEO: A family of seven is without a home after flames engulfed their house Thursday morning. Crews say they arrived at the scene in the 7400 block of Greenwell Street around 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 to find a home and three vehicles ablaze. Four residents were home at the time of the fire and were evacuated from the home with the help of a neighbor, firefighters say.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAFB-TV CBS 9 Baton Rouge
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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

Non-Profit Founded By Retired California Paramedic Helping Other Medics Manage PTSD

A retired North Bay paramedic is helping other medics manage their work-related post-traumatic stress through a non-profit group she founded. Officers who respond to emergencies from fires to protests can literally bring their work home. Former paramedic Susan Farren says that stress built up over time can haunt them in forms like depression, stroke, even suicidal thoughts.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

35 years of saving lives: New Jersey township retires big yellow fire truck

A couple of years back, when a boat ran up on the rocks off Hess Pier in Atlantic Highlands, the borough’s fire department dispatched its ladder truck to the scene. The old 1985 Grumman Aerial Cat, with its 102-foot reach, came through. “We swung the bucket out across the water to pick people up who were stranded on the boat,” said firefighter Ed Cetron, who assisted in the rescue.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site
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