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Every second counts: First responders face navigation, radio problems

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

On New Year’s Eve afternoon, a man was struck by a piece of pipe at a oil drilling rig site in the Bakken.
He was bleeding from the head and unconscious.
Williams County dispatchers tried to get help there as soon as possible.
“Please respond …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Every second counts: First responders face navigation, radio problems

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

On New Year’s Eve afternoon, a man was struck by a piece of pipe at a oil drilling rig site in the Bakken.
He was bleeding from the head and unconscious.
Williams County dispatchers tried to get help there as soon as possible.
“Please respond …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Halliday responders struggle with state radio

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — Think “Can you hear me now?” but in a much more serious situation.
Emergency responders in low-lying Halliday are struggling to connect on the radio — whether to tell each other who is responding to what, or even for two ambulances…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Halliday responders struggle with state radio

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — Think “Can you hear me now?” but in a much more serious situation.
Emergency responders in low-lying Halliday are struggling to connect on the radio — whether to tell each other who is responding to what, or even for two ambulances…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

In the eye of the storm: For weather ‘first responders,’ flood season is a busy one

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – Lugging a large modified rain gauge, Bill Barrett of the National Weather Service stepped outside his office in Grand Forks on Thursday to collect snow from a trodden field. Continue Reading

One-the-job tragedies can have lasting effects for first responders

March 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For those in a medical crisis, a paramedic on the way can seem like an approaching angel. Continue Reading

For rescuers, tragedy aftermath ‘like PTSD after a war’

April 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Emergency responders urged to get counseling if needed following incidents.
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Oregon man dies just outside hospital after police told to call 911

February 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A 61-year-old Cuban immigrant who crashed just outside the hospital died, leaving his family in grief, police upset, and a congressman requesting an investigation. All are asking why a police officer was told to call 911 for a heart attack victim just outside the hospital door. Continue Reading

Senate passes aid package for 9-11 responders

December 22, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

After a last-minute compromise, the Senate passed legislation today to provide up to $4.2 billion in new aid to survivors of the September 2001 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center and responders who became ill working in its ruins.
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Heart to heart

August 26, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The joy of helping others has always been dear to Ruth Nodsle’s heart. When that heart suddenly stopped beating one day in June, she was saved by the same caring spirit that she had administered for years. Continue Reading