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EMS

Gift Inspiration

EMScapades Cartoon - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:46
Categories: EMS, Syndicated Columnists

4 in N.J. Mansion Fire Killed by 'Homicidal Violence'

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:57

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a family of four in affluent horse country was slain before their mansion was set ablaze, but assured the community a killer was not on the loose, hours after they arrested the brother of the homeowner on Wednesday.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said authorities arrested Paul Caneiro, 51, and charged him with setting fire to his home in Ocean Township early Tuesday morning. Reports of a fire at his brother's home in Colts Neck came in hours later, where the bodies of Keith Caniero, 50, and his family were found.

Keith Caniero was found shot to death on the lawn of the family's mansion. He had sustained more than one gunshot wound, the prosecutor said. Inside the burning house, authorities found the bodies of his 45-year-old wife, Jennifer Caniero, their 11-year-old son Jesse and 8-year-old daughter Sophia.

Those bodies were badly burned, and medical examiners still had not determined causes of death for them as of Wednesday afternoon.

"We believe that this family in some form or fashion was targeted," Gramiccioni said. Referring to Paul Caniero, Gramiccioni said, "I can't confirm or deny whether he is a suspect" in the murders.

It wasn't immediately known if Paul Caniero had retained an attorney. He is charged with aggravated arson and will make a first appearance in court next Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint, Paul Caneiro used gasoline to set his home on fire while his wife and two daughters were inside. No one was injured in that blaze, which was reported at 5:01 a.m., about seven and a half hours before the Colts Neck fire was reported.

The prosecutor said all four members of Keith Caniero's family were "victims of homicidal violence," adding there is no indication of suicide in his death.

Keith and Paul Caneiro were partners at a technology firm in Asbury Park, Square One.

Colts Neck is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of New York City, and the upscale enclave is home to a number of celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen. Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and his wife operate an animal sanctuary there; Queen Latifah sold her mansion there in 2015, and current and former members of the band Bon Jovi have called it home.

Categories: EMS

That One Call

EMScapades Cartoon - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39
Categories: EMS, Syndicated Columnists

Inside EMS: 3 EMS innovations making our communities safer

FR1 and EMS Podcasts - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:35
Inside EMS: 3 EMS innovations making our communities safer by FR1 and EMS1 Podcasts
Categories: EMS, Podcasts

Inside EMS: The importance of national EMS conferences

FR1 and EMS Podcasts - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:03
Inside EMS: The importance of national EMS conferences by FR1 and EMS1 Podcasts
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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Downtown Denver Shooting

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:54

 

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and three others have been wounded in a shooting in downtown Denver.

The shootings occurred Monday afternoon about three blocks from Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Simon Crittle says paramedics from the hospital responded to the shooting and found one person dead at the scene.

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Gallery: Chicago Hospital Shooting

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:37

Categories: EMS

LIVE: Multiple Victims After Shots Fired at Chicago's Mercy Hospital

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:08

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say officers are searching a hospital after a reported shooting and that one "possible offender" has been shot.

The department issued a statement on Twitter saying there are "reports of multiple victims" after shots were fired Monday afternoon near Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side.

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Explosion at Idaho Hazardous Waste Site Kills 1, Injures 3

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 03:00

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said.

US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility.

Green was working as an equipment operator moving materials at the time of the accident, the company said.

Three others received treatment for non-life threatening injuries, the company said. A total of 15 US Ecology employees were working during the time of the explosion. The facility is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Boise.

"Most of the skin has been blown out, and much of the metal has been bent," Simon Bell, the company's vice president of operations and chief operating officer, said of the building. "It would have been a large explosion based on the damage to the building."

There's no threat to the public, and emergency crews, including a hazardous materials team, were at the site, Owyhee County spokeswoman Angela Barkell said. The facility is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of the small town of Grand View, and about a mile from a highway.

"No immediate threat has been identified, and no evacuations have taken place," Barkell said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

Bell said employees were doing routine work at the time of the blast, but he didn't want to speculate on the cause.

"Since we had an explosion there was something out of the ordinary, and we will be fiercely focused on understanding what that is," he said.

The company takes in contaminants such as arsenic, lead, zinc, cadmium and other metals that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed hazardous and converts them to non-hazardous residues, minimizing the long-term risks of disposal.

Categories: EMS

Word Association

EMScapades Cartoon - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:33
Categories: EMS, Syndicated Columnists

School Children Among 40 Injured in Head-on Crash of Buses

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:29

BERLIN (AP) — Police say 40 adults and children have been injured, five of them "very seriously," in a head-on collision involving two public buses in southern Germany.

A spokesman for Bavarian police said the people injured in the Thursday crash outside Nuremberg included school children, but he couldn't immediately say how many.

Police spokesman Bert Rauenbusch told The Associated Press that multiple helicopters were being used to airlift those with the most serious injuries to hospitals.

He says police are investigating the cause of the crash, which also involved a third vehicle.

Categories: EMS

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model

JEMS - News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:44

As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.  

The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulations. The recent effort to revise the Model included the development of two emergent updates, released in 2017, to address the growing efforts to put naloxone and tourniquets in the hands of more first responders. The fully revised Model is expected to be completed later this year.

The creation of a rapid process for updating the National EMS Scope of Practice Model will improve the EMS profession's ability to adapt and innovate safely as the rate oftechnological and scientific developments continues to increase.

For more information on the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, visit ems.gov/education.html.

Categories: EMS

Mesa Fire to Outfit All Fire/EMS Crews With Bulletproof Vests

JEMS - News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:13

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Body armor is not just for police anymore. Mesa Fire is now putting the bulletproof gear on all of its firefighters.

Mesa City Council approved $262,000 to buy ballistic vests and helmets for all frontline firefighters earlier this month.

In the event of an active shooter, police go into the "hot zone" first.

Fire crews and paramedics typically have to wait a ways away from the scene in the "warm zones" until it's safe before they can go in and rescue victims. In scenes like these, seconds can mean the difference between life and death for victims. Fire departments around the country are training and outfitting their fire/EMS crews to go into "hot zones" with police to not waste precious time helping victims.

Mesa fire says there's also a daily use for bulletproof gear. Even an average call can turn dangerous quickly.

Read more at 3TV/CBS 5.

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