August 14, 2018


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

** New Jersey man punches female medic in the chest; arrested, charged


** A New Jersey man from Hoboken is facing aggravated assault and resisting arrest charges after he allegedly attacked a female EMT at an area hospital Saturday. That is the word from The Patch (Eric Kiefer/August 13) which said the incident at Hoboken University Medical Center played out with the man punching the EMT in the chest around 3:35 a.m. He also hit a police officer in the face who tried to intervene. Several other police officers then subdued him. Juan Flores, 29, who had been transported to hospital after being found passed out in Union City, was taken into custody shortly afterwards. There is no word on his first court date.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba – Newcomer youth learn firefighter, paramedic skills at week long camp

Albuquerque, New Mexico – City Council approves pay raise for paramedics

Mentor, Ohio – Woman creates cards to help first responders communicate with autistic patients

Chicago, Illinois – Black fire brigade gives $30,000 to train 30 young adults as EMTs

East of England, UK – “First opportunity and I am outta here,”….Paramedics anger at winter holiday restrictions and rota changes

Lincolnshire, UK – Baby who stopped breathing brought back to life after he was refrigerated in cooling blanket

Timaru, New Zealand – Ambulance theft reprehensible

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Monday, August 13, 2018

** Narcan saves 58 lives in Mississippi over last year


** Use of Narcan to combat drug overdoses has saved 58 people’s lives in the last year in Mississippi. That is the word from the Associated Press (August 9) which said both law enforcement and first responders have employed naloxone. According to the news service, seven state and federal agencies teamed up in August 2017 to distribute the drug anti-dote to front line public safety workers. Some 10,000 doses were put into circulation, while 6,000 people at 200 first responder agencies were trained on how to administer the med.

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