Category: 999

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Man who punched ambulance drivers avoids jail

A man who forced an ambulance to stop before punching the driver in a road rage attack has avoided jail. Michael Kearns, himself a former ambulance driver, cut up the vehicle which was transporting...

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Armed robbers continue to target South Africa medics

Two more paramedics were robbed at gunpoint as they were treating a patient JOHANNESBURG — Johannesburg Emergency Services has confirmed two of its paramedics have been robbed at gunpoint in Hursthill. It’s understood the pair were...

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Paramedics experiment with drones in Canada

The drones can be used to explore hazardous situations and deliver medicine RENFREW, Ontario — Paramedics in Canada are now using drones as part of their emergency-response team. Ctvnews.ca reported the drones are often...

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Ambulance burned out in fiery crash

Two paramedics and a trainee were in the rig; one paramedic suffered minor injuries ALHEIM, Germany — An ambulance in Germany was on its way to an emergency call when it hit black ice...

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Appreciate your Ambulance Service

As part of a week-long awareness campaign, West Midlands Ambulance Service are releasing clips of calls to highlight the many irrelevant and time-wasting calls its staff have to put up with. You don’t need...

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A&E Visits For Alcohol Poisoning Double

The number of teenage girls going to A&E with suspected alcohol poisoning is one-and-a-half times the rate of their male counterparts, according to a study. Overall attendances for alcohol poisoning in England have doubled...