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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

UPDATE: Ambulance involved in South Bend crash

A vehicle hit the ambulance while it was taking a patient in critical condition to Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

The patient reportedly was safely secured in the ambulance, which prevented him from sustaining further injuries.

All those involved in the collision were transported to Memorial for treatment.

Fire officials say the ambulance had its lights and sirens on as it came to the intersection.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Ribbon Cutting Held Friday For New Rowan County Ems Station In Rockwell

Station 89 will provide ALS (Advanced Life Support) service to the Rockwell/eastern Rowan County area.

In a statement to WBTV, Rowan County Manager Aaron Church talked about the importance of the new EMS station:

Today marks an important day in the progression of Rowan County Emergency Medical Services.  This morning at 9:00, a new Ambulance Station was opened in Rockwell.  “This is a great thing for our community,” said (County Manager Aaron Church).

In recognition of the need for improved response times the Rowan County Board of Commissioners supported the construction project to improve service delivery.  The new facility will provide a base of operations for paramedic ambulance services and the Community Emergency Response Team.  

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

President praises New Hampshire city's Safe Station program, calls it 'really quite incredible'

President Donald Trump told the city’s first responders they are saving lives — and “the whole country is talking about it” — during a brief visit Monday afternoon to Manchester Central Station, the birthplace of the city’s Safe Station program. First lady Melania Trump, Mayor Joyce Craig and Gov. Chris Sununu joined the President when the presidential motorcade stopped at Central Fire Station en route to Manchester Community College, where Trump gave a speech detailing his “Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Manchester Union Leader
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

New York town council decides against fire department study in midst of contract dispute

Mayor Joseph M. Butler on Monday night received no support for hiring the same consultant that completed a study on the operations of the city’s fire department three years ago. City Council members Cody J. Horbacz. Mark C. Walczyk and Ryan Henry-Wilkinson voted against paying $24,000 to Center for Public Safety Management, a Washington, D.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Pennsylvania Firefighter Recovering after Critical Injury at Brush Fire

Volunteers in Lycoming County aren't sure how long it will take for a firefighter to recover after she was critically injured Sunday on the job. The 62-year-old woman was helping to put out a fire when a truck ran over her. The injured firefighter asked that we not use her name in the story but tells Newswatch 16 she's doing well.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
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