• EMS November 11, 2022 11:45 am

    Amid EMT & Paramedic Shortage, Vermont EMS Academy Offers Critical Training

    A new center in southern Vermont aims to provide workforce development in a vital sector: emergency medical services. “We’ve tried to set up an environment that is as close to reality as possible,” said Marc Schauber, the program manager of the Vermont EMS Academy in Newfane, which opened in mid-October. When NECN & NBC10 Boston visited VEMSA Thursday, students...

  • Vermont November 10, 2022 6:23 pm

    Amid EMT & Paramedic Shortage, Vermont EMS Academy Offers Critical Training

    The new Vermont EMS Academy facility opened last month.

  • EMS November 1, 2022 9:22 pm

    Mass. Contends With Ambulance Industry's Staffing Crisis

    Agencies across Massachusetts are pushing to find more paramedics and EMTs. During the pandemic, the ambulance industry saw a wave of early retirements and people leaving for jobs in other medical fields.

  • jobs October 20, 2022 9:30 am

    ‘It's Essential': Vermont's Rescue Squads Need More EMTs and Paramedics

    With communities across New England concerned with staffing levels at their local EMS providers, a job fair in Vermont aimed to attract those much-needed personnel. AmCare, which serves several communities in northwestern Vermont, shares a problem with many ambulance squads across the northeast and beyond: full and part-time staff vacancies for EMTs and paramedics. “It’s essential,” AmCare operations director...

  • Vermont October 19, 2022 5:28 pm

    Vermont Looking to Fill EMS Jobs

    Many ambulance squads across the northeast are experiencing shortages.

  • Hawaii August 25, 2022 4:38 pm

    Elderly Patient Killed, Paramedic Injured After Hawaii Ambulance ‘Explodes'

    An elderly patient was killed and a paramedic injured Wednesday night after an ambulance combusted in Kailua, Hawaii.

  • first responders August 1, 2022 5:42 pm

    Amid Workforce Shortages, Vermont EMS Academy to Offer Training & Outreach

    With many communities raising concerns about shortages in personnel that could slow ambulance response times when seconds or minutes matter, a new facility is under construction in New England that plans to offer workforce development and training opportunities for EMS providers. A former restaurant on Route 30 in Newfane, Vermont is being transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for educating EMTs…

  • Vermont August 1, 2022 5:15 pm

    Amid Workforce Shortages, Vermont EMS Academy to Offer Training & Outreach

    A former restaurant on Route 30 in Newfane, Vermont is being transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for educating EMTs and paramedics.

  • shooting July 13, 2022 8:02 am

    Four People Shot in Roxbury Overnight: Police

    Three people were rushed to the hospital after a shooting broke out overnight in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Boston EMS said. Boston police said they found three men with gunshot wounds after a shooting broke out around 11 p.m. on Warren Street, a busy area near Nubian Square. All three were taken to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries...

  • mbta June 8, 2022 7:18 am

    Man Hospitalized After Incident at MBTA's Symphony Station

    A man was rushed to the hospital for a laceration on his leg after an incident at the MBTA’s Symphony Station. A man was seen in the track area at Symphony Station around 6 a.m., according to the MBTA. It wasn’t immediately clear how he was injured. Boston EMS confirmed that they treated and took the man to an...

  • Boston May 24, 2022 7:03 am

    Woman Stabbed at Gas Station in Mattapan

    One woman was stabbed and another woman was arrested at a gas station in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police said. Police and Boston EMS responded to a report of a person stabbed at the Mobil Gas station located at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Quasaia Smith, 22, of Dorchester, was arrested and…

  • shooting February 15, 2022 7:50 am

    One Person Shot Overnight on Mass. Ave.

    One person was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening-injuries after a shooting on Massachusetts Avenue overnight, Boston EMS said. The shooting occurred in the area of 1261 Massachusetts Avenue just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. No further information was immediately available.

  • stabbing December 7, 2021 6:27 am

    Man Stabbed on Boston's Huntington Ave.

    A man was rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed Tuesday morning, Boston police said. Boston police and EMS found the man suffering from a stab wound in the area of Huntington Avenue and Ruggles Street shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

  • COVID-19 October 9, 2021 5:58 am

    EMS Services Warn of ‘Crippling Labor Shortage' Undermining 911 System

    The pandemic-induced shortage of emergency medical technicians and paramedics nationwide is so dire that ambulance service providers warn of sharp cuts to services and longer waits for 911 calls — even when it’s a matter of life or death.

  • shooting October 5, 2021 7:08 am

    1 Person Injured in Dorchester Shooting

    A person was injured in a shooting in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Boston Police and EMS said they were called just after midnight Tuesday for a gunshot victim near 622 Dudley Street. The victim was taken from the 600 block of Dudley Street to a local hospital. No further information was immediately available.

  • shooting August 24, 2021 4:53 pm

    Man Charged With Murder After Woman's Shooting Death at Dorchester Party

    A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a deadly shooting earlier this month in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Police say 38-year-old Aisha Shepard of Roxbury was killed and five other people were injured in the shooting at a party on Irma Street in the early morning hours of Aug. 9. Shepard was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found two…

  • shooting August 9, 2021 8:23 pm

    Woman Dead, 5 Hurt in Shooting at Dorchester Party

    A woman died and five other people were injured after a shooting at a party in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood shortly after midnight Monday. Boston police responded to 27 Irma Street around 12:30 a.m., when gunshot detection technology was activated. Officers found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived. She was pronounced dead on scene. Police have not…

  • Massachusetts August 6, 2021 7:16 pm

    Hockey Player Helps Save Ref Who Collapsed on the Ice in Wellesley

    By this time next week, Tom Parker expects to be a certified EMT. But his training came in handy earlier this week when he was playing hockey and a referee dropped to the ice. When the man collapsed at the Boston Sports Performance Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Parker skated into action. “I got to him. He was lying on his…

  • New Hampshire June 27, 2021 9:10 pm

    Bill Would Recognize Firefighter, EMS Right to Unionize

    A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire would recognize the right for firefighters and emergency medical services personnel to join a union and bargain for fair working conditions. Many states, including New Hampshire, already have collective bargaining protections for emergency personnel, but federal law does not protect these workers. In 16 states, public safety employees cannot…

  • Austin April 19, 2021 10:13 am

    Suspect on the Run in Fatal Shooting of 3 in Texas, Police Say

    A manhunt is underway for a former sheriff’s deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas.

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