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A study  shows that EMTs and Paramedics are almost twice as likely to be involved in fatal driving accidents when compared to overall traffic accident fatalities involving workers. A cause seems to be rollovers due to the top-heavy construction of most ambulances.

The study used data from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the CDC & the National Institute for Safety & Occupational Health.

Read full article:  Study: EMT’s face greatest risk on road

Sources: WishTV, ParamedicTV

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These firefighters responding to this horrible accident knew they had little time to treat & transport the patient, & There was no time to get a jack. So they tried the brute force approach. They lifted the car off the pinned cyclist themselves. Sometimes teamwork & a sense of urgency can do the job.

Thu Jan 05 09:12:13 PST 2012

Portland firefighters lift car off pinned bicyclist

Eight Portland firefighters lifted a 3,200-pound car off a fallen bicyclist who had gotten pinned underneath. View full article.

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Live Feed during report shows firetrucks leaving & traffic from an accident clearing up. Then it wasn’t.   » » » 
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A few quick safety tips to keep in mind when using a power or conventional stretcher.

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Ambulance rollovers are still a major cause of on-duty injuries and deaths.

Article by Sarah M. Smart from EMS1.com   » » » 

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