First responders awarded for heroic rescue of 3-year-old in Grosse Ile
A group of police officers and firefighters are now being called heroes for saving the life of a three-year-old girl who nearly drowned in a friend’s pool. This week those nine first responders were awarded during a township board meeting.
Woman killed when truck was hit by tree was wife, mother and EMT
LAPEER COUNTY, MI – A 36-year-old Lapeer woman killed last week when severe weather caused a tree branch to go through the windshield of the vehicle she was a passenger in was a wife, mother, and EMT, according to her obituary. Katelyn Furneaux was killed Wednesday, Aug. 3, when a tree near the roadway came down on the 2019 Dodge Ram truck she was a passenger in. A tree branch injured Furneaux, who was taken by Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service to McLaren-Lapeer hospital, where she later died from her injuries.mlive.com
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
Serial offender who posed as EMT at school football game gets prison time for child porn
BAY CITY, MI — In the fall of 2018, a Roscommon man with numerous sexual offenses on his record impersonated an EMT and attended a high school football game, trying to ingratiate himself with the team. His behavior kicked off an investigation that, nearly four years later, has resulted in him being sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on Thursday, May 19, sentenced 49-year-old Scott A. Lantzy to 235 months, or 19.5 years, in prison. The judge further ordered that once Lantzy serves his term, he’s to be on supervised release for the rest of his life.mlive.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
Under Armour Memorial Day sale offers 40% off for Military and First Responders
Until June 2, Under Armour is increasing its usual discount - for Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members, First Responders & Healthcare Workers, active Police, Fire, Nurses, Doctors, and EMT customers - from 10% to 40%. By selecting “Military and First Responder Discount” at checkout, you can collect your savings and await whatever athletic goodies you’ve collected in your online shopping cart. Like these:Men’s UA Rival Terry 25th Anniversary Full ZipPhoto courtesy of Under Armour (used with permission)Unisex UA Core Remix WHM SlidesWomen’s HeatGear® Armour No-Slip Waistband Printed Ankle LeggingsTo check your eligibility, visit Under Armour’s FAQ page, and click on this link to verify your identity. Get shopping, and enjoy your discount this holiday weekend. UA SPORTSMASKPhoto courtesy of Under Armour (used with permission)Project Rock UA SPORTSMASKPhoto courtesy of Under Armour (used with permission)Check out UA Outlet for even more savingsBoys’ UA Match Play Golf Shorts (from $37.99 to $22.99)Women’s UA Victory Tank (from $19.99 to $14.99)Unisex UA x Stance Sportstyle Summit (from $20 to $12.99)mlive.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
EMT testifies he arrived at Bay County crash and discovered 1 of 2 fatally wounded men was his father
BAY CITY, MI — Testifying in court, an EMT recalled how he responded to a crash scene in rural northern Bay County, only to see one of two fatally injured men lying in the road was his father. The charges stem from the May 8 deaths of Steven N. Milliman, 65, and David T. Wright, 57. The afternoon of the crash, Gregory Milliman and his partner were dispatched to the scene, he testified. Abair was later taken to McLaren Bay Region hospital for a voluntary blood draw. Read more:Man charged with being under influence of drugs in double-fatal crash in northern Bay CountyCar crashes, killing two men working on farm equipment in northern Bay CountyMan accused of stealing $3,000 in Magic: The Gathering cards, faces 2 feloniesmlive.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
First responder who caught COVID-19 still fighting illness 3 months later
Avery Garcia said he caught coronavirus in the back on an ambulance as he worked to rescue other COVID-19 patients. Garcia is now on the mend, but he said the only way to save people now is through his powerful testimony. He spent two months in the hospital at the beginning of the pandemic with 35 days unconscious on a ventilator. After three months, he is still fighting the ravages of COVID-19. As the numbers are going up in the state, he said it’s important for people to take the pandemic seriously.
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.
COVID-19 survivor gets married to partner of 5 years at Beaumont Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. An EMT who was hospitalized for coronavirus (COVID-19) is getting married to his special lady at Beaumont Royal Oak on Friday. READ: Beaumont doctor recovering from COVID-19 hopes people take this pandemic seriouslyOfficials said normal medications didnt work for him. The EMT refers to his partner as his special lady. She wasnt allowed to visit him while he was being treated but she did everything to stay connected. The couple was married Friday afternoon in a conference room in the same nursing unit where he survived. He said he never felt the need to be married, but after everything theyd been through taking this next step felt right.
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
Harsens Island ferry service disrupted after dock collapses, crane takes out power lines
CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A dock that collapsed and a crane that took out power lines led to a chaotic night for those living on Harsens Island. When the dock for the ferry collapsed it left a lot of people on the island stranded. Despite the problems, the ferry managed to get people across to their homes -- but their vehicles were left behind. READ: Foot traffic restored to Harsens Island after dock collapsesThe entire area was cleared out until DTE could get to the scene and take care of arcing downed power lines. After the power line was handled, those waiting were told there would be limited service.
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