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Mentally Ill Woman Arrested For Stealing Ambulance

Stealing an ambulance is probably the most bizarre thing Becky Divis has ever done. But it’s hard to be sure.

03/02/2013

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MedStar Nurse Triage Conserves Resources & Saves Patients $

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2013

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Fort Worth’s Growth Means MedStar Needs New HQ

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.

02/05/2013

Emergency crews responded to the Woodland Springs neighborhood swimming pool after reports of a diving accident involving a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

2 Children Hospitalized After Community Pool Accident

Rescuers rushed to a community pool in Fort Worth after getting calls to help a child.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

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Hospital Improving Heart Attack Patient Response Time

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.

CBS 11–07/04/2012

CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley

‘Move Over Or Slow Down’ Law Includes Tow Trucks

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.

06/19/2012

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Plano Considers Paramedic ‘House Call’ Program

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’.

01/18/2012

An empty surgery room is seen at a hospital. (credit: AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)

11 Texas Cities To Pay Nearly $1.7M Over Medicaid Fraud

Eleven Texas cities have agreed to pay a total of nearly $1.7 million to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.

08/23/2011

A surveillance video photo of the Jeep Cherokee involved in at least one ambulance equipment theft. (credit: Lewisville Police Dept.)

Thieves Targeting North Texas Ambulances

North Texas thieves are now targeting ambulances. And the vehicles are getting robbed right outside emergency rooms.

07/22/2011

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