Kirby firefighter’s severe hearing loss doesn’t stop her from saving lives
Being a firefighter and EMT is a tough job, that calls for perfect communication skills. That's why Kirby firefighter Konstance Garner said people underestimate her. She has extreme hearing loss, but thanks to state of the art technology, she can save lives just as well as her crew members.
A New York cop is on desk duty after arresting an EMT who hit his police car with an ambulance door while bringing a patient into a hospital: report
Video of the incident appears to show the investigator pulling the EMT from a patient's side and slamming her against a wall as he arrested her.news.yahoo.com
Cop in Hot Water After Handcuffing EMT Just Trying to Care for Patient
YouTube: NBC10 RochesterA Rochester police officer is on desk duty after he was caught on camera forcefully handcuffing an emergency medical technician who’d reportedly bumped his squad car with her ambulance door just outside a hospital.According to News 10 Rochester, the Monroe Ambulance EMT was attempting to unload a patient in the ambulance bay area at Strong Memorial Hospital when she hit the cop’s car. The officer then demanded the EMT give him her identification, but the health-care workenews.yahoo.com
She was low on cash, so she sewed her son a birthday gift. When she posted online about it, people flooded the boy with gifts.
“The people who saw my post are a lot like me — they’re not well-off,” said Tiffany Holloway, adding that her son has gotten more than 150 gifts from strangers.washingtonpost.com
Off-duty EMT testified she was not allowed to help George Floyd as Chauvin trial continues
Six witnesses took the stand on the second day of testimony in Derek Chauvin's criminal trial. Four minors, including a 9-year-old girl, described what it was like to see George Floyd die while under Chauvin's knee. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com
The pandemic has exposed gaping problems with the U.S. health care system
John LamparskiThe coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally reshaped the U.S. health care system, and exposed some of its most gaping problems. United, which is the largest health insurer in the United States, has seen a dramatic shift. And women, she said, are driving the adoption, given that they are often the "primary decision-makers on health care" for their families. "The reality is that health care before the pandemic was very fragmented in the United States," he explained. "People forget how much of public health is broken down by local geographies that weren't naturally attuned to work together, or funded to develop a policy," said Dworkin.cnbc.com
New EMT program at Edison High School offers new career opportunity to seniors
SAN ANTONIO – A new program at Edison High School is preparing the next generation of emergency workers. But they’ll also be learning how to care for patients who are maybe having a heart attack, severe respiratory distress. They may be going out on COVID patients when they graduate,” said Deborah Ramirez, magnet coordinator for Edison High School. On days where they have to practice skills, students will learn outside. “We’ll probably do the skills outdoors so that we can not worry so much about COVID transmission,” Ramirez said.
Competing protesters converge on Breonna Taylor's hometown
Hundreds of activists demanded justice for Breonna Taylor during the demonstrations in her hometown that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanded justice for Breonna Taylor during peaceful demonstrations Saturday in her Kentucky hometown that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group. By the time Black activists dressed in black fatigues arrived in the heart of downtown Saturday afternoon, most of the white militia members had already left. Earlier in the day, three people were accidentally shot at a park where Black activists had gathered, police said. "I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.The Black activists had converged on Louisville to demand justice for Taylor.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Cardi B & More Call for Justice for Breonna Taylor in Heartbreaking PSA
On the night of Taylor's death, three officers -- identified in the official incident report released Wednesday as Sgt. According to a wrongful death suit filed by Taylor's family, no drugs were found. I am Breonna Taylor's mother. He also apologized to Taylor's family for causing them further pain, but has said that he cannot currently fire the officers involved. RELATED CONTENT:Louisville Police Release Nearly Blank Breonna Taylor Incident ReportBlack Lives Matter: Inspiring Stories of Communities Coming TogetherSay Her Name: How to Honor Breonna Taylor's Birthday & Demand Justice
U.S. CDC reports total of 1.68 million coronavirus cases, 99,031 deaths
FILE PHOTO: New York City Fire Department (FDNY) EMT's arrive with a patient at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Far Rockaway section of Queens in New York City, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,678,843 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 16,429 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 770 to 99,031. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on May 26 versus its previous report on Tuesday. The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. CDC reports 1,528,235 coronavirus cases, 91,664 deaths
New York City Fire Department (FDNY) EMT's arrive with a patient at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Far Rockaway section of Queens in New York City, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,528,235 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 23,405 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,324 to 91,664. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on May 19, compared with its count a day earlier. (bit.ly/2SGLijD)The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.feeds.reuters.com