NEW ORLEANS - Medics, dispatchers and EMS leaders from Acadian Ambulance, AMR and New Orleans EMS remember their response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in a video produced by the American Ambulance Association.
Authorities say around 2:21 p.m. Thursday, Troopers Odean Hansel and Ryan Kauffmann responded to a crash northbound at milepost 36.9 in Mount Laurel Township.
“We got a call from a mother driving her daughter back from college and she was on the phone with 911 and telling us he was gasping for air and he was unconscious,” said Trooper Ryan Kauffmann.
Upon arrival, the troopers found an unresponsive man in his vehicle on the left shoulder.
Police say troopers Hansel and Kauffman immediately began performing CPR and used an AED defibrillator until paramedics arrived.
NJ Man Charged Again for Using Ambulance Company for Health Care Fraud CLIFTON, N.J. - A 55-year-old City resident was recently charged with operating a lucrative ambulance company for sick, elderly and wheelchair-ridden individuals that received millions in Medicare and Medicaid funds despite him being barred from doing so due to a previous health care fraud conviction.
On Monday, August 17, 2015, Imadeldin Awad Khair was indicted by a federal grand jury in Newark with one count of health care fraud, one count of obstruction of a federal audit, 11 counts of tax evasion and four counts of money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
He and his partner were on their way to a medical emergency when their ambulance began to smoke.
Then, a bang - a "loud explosion," the medic remembered. They pulled over and scrambled from their seats as the smoke grew heavy and thick.
On the side of the road, they watched as flames licked up the side of the ambulance.
In the year since that fire in 2014, sources and records obtained by The Inquirer indicate that accident wasn't an anomaly - that an ambulance bursting into flames is just an extreme example of the deteriorating, sometimes dangerous fleet operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Federal Disaster Response Resources Now Compiled Online
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an online collection of the federal resources and capabilities available to help public health and medical emergency management officials during emergencies.
The HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium, sponsored by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, is meant to aid officials as they guide communities in responding to and recovering from disasters.