An excellent article by the Atlantic’s Marion Renault. Emergency Medicine’s Original Sin
The misperception that paramedics are merely ambulance drivers is everyone’s problem.
Police Foundation: The National Police Foundation is pleased to announce the National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program. This program will allow first responders and survivors of first responders an opportunity to request a grant to reimburse select COVID-19 related expenses, such as mental health and wellness costs (i.e. counseling services, suicide prevention), unanticipated dependent care, disinfecting services, and similar costs. These microgrants may be awarded in an amount up to $1,000.
DC Fire and EMS confirmed that one of their own #DCsbravest firefighters was struck in the leg and survived while treating victims of a shooting.
A time after DC Fire and EMS arrived on scene of a convenience store parking lot to treat victims of a shooting, one firefighter EMT was shot when a vehicle passed by firing at the active scene. The firefighter was treated for a non-life threatening bullet wound and released.
More rescuers would have been shot if it hadn’t been for the fire apparatus that shielded others from the spray of gunfire, leaving the fire engine full of bullet holes.
See more on this local news story.
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