Tag Archives: first responders

NYC’s EMTs Perform Triage As 911 System Is Swamped

The New York Times reports: Even as hospitals across New York City become flooded with coronavirus cases, some patients are being left behind in their homes because the health care system cannot handle them all, according to dozens of interviews with paramedics, New York Fire Department officials and union representatives, as well as city data. In a matter of days, …

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UK Recruits Firefighters To Deliver Food, Collect Bodies

Reuters reports: The United Kingdom will use firefighters to help deliver food, retrieve dead bodies and drive ambulances as it braces for the looming peak of the coronavirus outbreak that has already claimed the lives of more than 22,000 people across the world. Britain initially took a strikingly modest approach to the worst health crisis since the 1918 influenza epidemic …

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