Austin-Travis County EMS

Force Multiplier Patient Care

October 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

What if you could keep hundreds of low-acuity patients a week from having to needlessly go to the emergency room? And what if by doing so you could reduce or eliminate the challenge of slow turn-around times, free up much-needed EMS and hospital resources, and help patients get the care they need faster, more affordably, and more efficiently?

Rapid Intervention: Don’t Just Stand There

November 4, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This Webcast analyzes the current training on rescuing down firefighters from a more proactive viewpoint. Included are tasks that can be accomplished by the rapid intervention team (RIT) to “soften up” not just the structure but also the entire scene so that we can access the structure in a more rapid fashion to rescue the firefighter.

Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatcher Hung Up on Spanish-Speaking Caller in Allentown (PA) Fire

An Allentown man and his 14-year-old nephew died in a fire in July 2020 because a Lehigh County 911 dispatcher did not understand his pleas for help in Spanish and hung up the call.
Fatal fire in Los Angeles

Explosions, Fire Rage Through Suspected Marijuana Operation, Killing Two in CA

Two people were killed on Monday in a fire at an alleged illegal marijuana grow operation in Los Angeles.

TX Police: Discharged Hospital Patient Steals Ambulance Before 100 MPH Chase

A man discharged from the hospital stole an ambulance and led police on a 100 mph chase.

Volunteer Firefighters Protect Eastern CT. Is Tradition Coming to an End?

Pomfret Fire Chief Brett Sheldon is going all out on a recruitment drive, contacting local media and making his plea for help on social media.

Family of Five Escapes Eastdale (TN) House Fire

An early-morning house fire in Eastdale displaced a family of five Thursday.

NTSB: Driver Behind Wheel at Time of TX Tesla Crash

A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat.

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