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Cop Who Arrested Nurse Fired From Paramedic Job

Jeff Payne 'violated several company policies'

(Newser) - The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested a nurse for simply doing her job has been fired from his other job. Mike Moffitt, president of Gold Cross Ambulance, says Jeff Payne has been fired from his part-time paramedic job because his actions "violated several company policies and left... More »

Paramedic's Mom Died in His Arms. He Can't Get Workers' Comp

Quebec's Olivier Mireault was on a work call—but he responded before shift started

(Newser) - In November, Quebec paramedic Olivier Mireault responded to a call at his mom's house. The 63-year-old ended up dying in her son's arms of an aortic aneurysm rupture after he couldn't revive her. "I said, 'This can't be real. Someone wake me up,'... More »

Amid Tragic Chain of Events, a Heroic Rescue Takes Place

Todd Zobrist saved infant from submerged SUV

(Newser) - A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid waters of an Illinois lake where an SUV was submerged Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR while on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities say. The infant was one of seven siblings who survived a tragic... More »

Sheriff: Paramedics Used Incapacitated Patients in 'Selfie War'

They allegedly took selfies with 41 patients, only 3 of whom consented

(Newser) - Authorities say two paramedics in Florida engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients, the AP reports. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications. Authorities have... More »

Paramedic Bride Helps Out at Accident Scene, Pic Goes Viral

Woman rushed from her wedding when she heard dad, grandparents were in crash

(Newser) - A post-wedding car crash, a concerned bride, and her photographer mom all came together in Tennessee to create a picture you won't see in too many wedding albums: a woman in her wedding dress helping out at the scene of an accident. The now-viral photo—posted on the Montgomery... More »

Cops: Guy Faked Chest Pains to Get Air Conditioner Fixed

It was his 63rd bogus 911 call

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who thought paramedics would be willing and able to repair his air conditioner when his medical emergency turned out to be fake has been charged with obstructing emergency services, police say. According to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun , Travis Turner, believed to be 26... More »

'It Was a Good Catch:' Paramedic Delivers Own Kid

Mary Margaret Lynch born on the side of the road

(Newser) - Dan Lynch is a paramedic who had been through the births of his four kids, so when wife Elizabeth woke up early Friday with serious contractions "skeptical" that Baby No. 5 would hold out for the ride to the hospital, "we gave it a shot" anyway, says Dan.... More »

Report: Saudi Woman Dies After School Blocks Aid

Male paramedics weren't allowed on female-only campus: report

(Newser) - Thousands of Saudis vented their anger online over a report yesterday that staff at Riyadh's King Saud University had barred male paramedics from entering a women's-only campus to assist a student who had suffered a heart attack and later died. The Okaz newspaper said administrators impeded efforts by... More »

Colo. Ambulances Shoo Drivers With ... Subwoofers

Massive speakers vibrate concrete to clear roads

(Newser) - Ambulances in Denver are using a new tactic to clear the roads as they rush to an emergency: subwoofers. The vehicles are equipped with 100- and 200-watt speakers pointed at the ground that blast a low frequency strong enough to vibrate the concrete—an unmissable signal for drivers to move... More »

Woman Raped by Paramedic —in Ambulance: Cops

22-year-old was being taken to hospital after falling

(Newser) - Yet another truly horrific Christmas Day story: A Connecticut woman was raped in the wee hours of Dec. 25, say police—by the paramedic who was dispatched to help her after she fell at a holiday party. Police say the 22-year-old woman suffered a head injury and lost consciousness around... More »

'Drunk' Hasselhoff Rushed to Hospital

Scared teen daughter calls her mom

(Newser) - An apparently drunken David Hasselhoff was rushed to a California hospital by ambulance last night after his worried daughter called her mom, reports TMZ. Haley Hasselhoff, 17, was staying with her dad at his Encino home. Her mom, Pamela Bach, arranged for paramedics to collect the inebriated actor. The former... More »

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