NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The North Richland Hills Fire Department has hired its first high school graduate, fresh from the Birdville ISD Fire Academy Program.18-year-old Grayson Smith is now living his dream. "I'm pretty proud of myself," Smith said. "I think it's been a long journey, so I've worked really hard and I'm excited about where I am and excited to see where it takes me." Smith graduated from Birdville High School in May, only to take a swing at a fresh life chapter, a new job with the North Richland Hills Fire Department. "We were just missing out because we...
If you've dreamed of being a Chicago firefighter, now is your chance to apply. The largest fire department in the Midwest is looking for people to join their family as the application for Firefighter/EMT is now open. According to the city’s official website, candidates have until Monday, Oct. 17 to apply for the entry level positions.
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI -- Democrat Abigail Wheeler is facing Republican Charley Coss for the Kalamazoo County’s District No. 4 seat, to represent people in a portion of the city of Portage. The winner of the Nov. 8 election will secure a two-year term on the Kalamazoo County Board of...
BLANCO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Administrative issues between a volunteer fire department and an ESD board led to the end of a service contract last week. North Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1 commissioners voted to discontinue its contract Sept. 19 with the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department. Meeting minutes show the decision was unanimous.
BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Back and better than ever, a Kansas man has returned to work as a paramedic following a lengthy health battle. “This is what I have always loved to do,” said Shawn Lamm. Lamm, 46, started with Butler County EMS in June of 2022, just a few months after receiving a […]
The Taney County community showed up to support a local first responder, who was injured in a car accident on Monday, Sept. 5. Casper Hopkins was heading home from work on Labor Day, when he was involved in a head-on collision, which was no fault of his own, causing major injuries and a prolonged road to recovery. Hopkins, who currently works as an EMT has also worked in the area as a volunteer for Forsyth Fire Department in the past.
Stockton Unified hosting active shooter training led by responder from 1989 Cleveland School shooting
STOCKTON, Calif. — Just one month before joining the California Highway Patrol, former EMT and Stockton Police Officer Salvador Cortez found himself in the middle of tragedy responding to what would be one of the most memorable and terrifying moments of his career. What started as a normal Tuesday...
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When John (Alex) Duke graduated from Aledo High School in 2013, he never dreamed he might spend his career in commercial kitchens. But at the age of 27 he found himself in the position of executive chef at two upscale restaurants in Arkansas, and now he is taking that career line toward new opportunities.
Dawn Marie Dern has been a star for Plum EMS for many years. With two decades of service to the ambulance company, the full-time emergency medical technician (EMT) and quality assurance program specialist now has the plaque to prove it. Dern was one of 12 people in the state to...
My name is Van Elmore and I am 52 years old. My wife and I have four sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. I am running for Alachua County Commission, District 4. I was born and raised here in Alachua County and the Hawthorne area. I attended Shell...
(Clarinda) -- One of Page County's newest emergency management officials is looking forward to her new role. Last week, the Page County Emergency Management Commission offered the Page County EMA Director position to Jill Harvey, who then accepted the job. A 1994 University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate, Harvey has served as the Deputy Emergency Management Director in Phelps County, Nebraska, since December 2015 and has filled in as the director since April. Harvey also currently serves as the secretary and conference planning committee chair for the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management and has been a volunteer EMT and firefighter for Loomis Fire and Rescue since 2003. Harvey tells KMA News she looked at the Page County position as an opportunity to expand her knowledge and experiences in emergency management.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Glen Simpson has been an EMT in Southern Nevada since 2004. On October 1, 2017, he was the supervisor of 17 Community Ambulance personnel. They were assigned to work at the Route 91 Festival. Four others were there off-duty. And as Glen always did, they...
Johnson County Ambulance Service workers are struggling to hire paramedics amid a national shortage while dealing with an increasing call volume. Ambulance services reported an 11 percent increase over fiscal 2021, with over 14,000 calls so far. Ambulance Service Director Fiona Johnson said she is now hiring more staff because...
JOHNSTON — An Iowa-based company has been shipping critical medical equipment to Florida as the state prepares for the arrival of a possible hurricane. “Athena primarily responds to catastrophes and mass casualties and when hurricanes come in and threaten this country, a lot of our customers buy our products,” says Mark Darrah, CEO of Athena GTX in Johnston. “and they can respond to multiple injuries simultaneously.”
LAMOURE, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Kelli Just, an EMT with LaMoure and Edgeley ambulance services, was recently recognized for 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. “This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals in our nation,” the organization states. “To maintain her status as a Nationally Recognized...
PHILADELPHIA - A VMSC Emergency Medical Services paramedic and EMT left their homes in Lansdale, Pennsylvania Tuesday morning and are in route to Florida to help the communities that have been damaged by major Hurricane Ian and offer support to people along the Gulf Coast as they prepare for the storm.