February 23, 2018

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Friday, February 23, 2018

** Pennsylvania EMT caught in child sex sting; charged

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Pennsylvania EMT from Warminster, who was nabbed in a police sting operation, has been tagged with multiple charges after allegedly arranging to meet an underage girl for sex. That is the word from 6 ABC (February 22) which said Charles Amer, 46, has been charged with luring, attempted sexual assault, attempted criminal sexual contact, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. According to the news service, Amer was still in his medic uniform when he drove to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old girl in South Jersey. The “child” however turned out to be an undercover cop. At the time of his arrest, Amer worked for 4 separate EMS agencies, including Belmed Ambulance, Healthfleet Ambulance, Keystone Quality Transport Company, and Warrington Community Ambulance. There is no word on his upcoming court date.

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02/23/2018

St. John’s, Newfoundand – NL paramedics to receive mental health training

Castlegar, BC – Head of medical advocacy group says ambulance service is in critical condition

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedics sign deal while other Urgences Sante workers launch strike

Saginaw County, Michigan – EMT driving Mobile Medical Response ambulance charged in October 16th fatal crash

Trenton, Missouri – Man arrested in theft of ambulance from hospital

Akron, Ohio – Officials consider merging EMS and fire departments

Lancashire, UK – Man fakes illness for free ambulance ride

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

** Urgences Sante medics in Quebec start 48 hour strike action

CANADA NEWS

** Paramedics with Urgences Sante in Quebec began a 48 hour strike action Wednesday night. CTV Montreal (February 21) said the initiative comes at a time when medics have been without a contract since March 31, 2015. According to the news station, paperwork bans and a refusal to do non emergent interfacility transfers is part of the protest. Several other non essential tasks will also be boycotted. The EMS union involved in the action represents 3,600 paramedics, dispatchers, and other EMS personnel in both Montreal and Laval.

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