September 23, 2018

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09/19/2018

Kelowna, BC – More paramedics, ambulance coming to Central Okanagan

St. John’s. Newfoundland and Labrador – Government seeks ideas on new ambulance and community paramedicine legislation

Cornwall, Ontario – Council backs off asking for EMS to be declared essential service

Ottawa, Ontario – Paramedic Ride raises awareness, funds for national memorial

Hadley, Massachusetts – Officer allegedly assaulted by patient in ambulance

Salt Lake City, Utah – Police and EMTs try a new tactic for active shootings

Victoria, Australia – Paramedic assault laws to dominate final week of parliament

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

** Louisiana paramedic pleads not guilty to stealing patient’s bank card

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A former Louisiana paramedic from Rapides Parrish appeared in court Monday to plead not guilty to stealing and using the bank card of a patient. That is the word from KALB (September 17) which said Cheryl Bell, who was indicted in May on the tag of theft $1,000-$5,000, will now go to trial on the charge. According to the news station, December 13th has been set for a pre-trial hearing. Bell was arrested after the patient said his card went missing during an ambulance transport. Following the theft, $1,523.03 in charges was added to the card between October 6th to October 9th of last year. The thief also attempted to add a further $2,512.92, but the amount was rejected due to a lack of funds. Police identified Bell as the alleged culprit by viewing surveillance video from the exact time one of the transactions was made. Bell has since been fired from her job as medic at Acadian Ambulance.

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09/18/2018

Belleville, Ontario – Dispatch study ends with promising results

Roseburg, Oregon – Ambulance stolen; police chase ensues

Madison, Wisconsin – State Supreme Court refuses to hear fired paramedics’ case

Lancaster, Ohio – Asst. Fire Chief found not guilty of assault against disabled man during medical run

London, UK – NHS tries to poach back British paramedics from UAE

Queensland, Australia – Police and paramedics attacked, spat upon outside pub

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