If you live in the City of Plano and call 911, the fire engines and ambulances may not run their lights and sirens.
Stealing an ambulance is probably the most bizarre thing Becky Divis has ever done. But it’s hard to be sure.
When you call MedStar in Fort Worth for medical assistance, dispatchers may or may not send an ambulance to your location. Last year the emergency medical service began a Nurse Triage Program, that screens non-critical calls.
In recent years, MedStar has had visitors from all over the world come to see its efficient dispatch center. But, the high-tech system is housed in a building with a lot of low tech problems.
Rescuers rushed to a community pool in Fort Worth after getting calls to help a child.
Moments matter when anyone suffers a heart attack. But it’s not just about how fast the ambulance can get a heart attack victim to the hospital. It’s also about how fast the hospital can treat the patient.
Nine years ago the state passed the Move Over/Slow Down law, for police cars, ambulances and fire trucks that are on the side of the road, with their lights flashing. But many drivers may not know that last September the law was expanded to include tow trucks.
Emergency officials in Plano are starting to rethink the way they operate their 911 services and the chief believes the answer could be paramedics who make ‘house calls’.
Eleven Texas cities have agreed to pay a total of nearly $1.7 million to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.
North Texas thieves are now targeting ambulances. And the vehicles are getting robbed right outside emergency rooms.
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