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1 Killed In Accident Involving School Bus And Car

A school bus and car have crashed in the Memorial Park area of New Kensington.

01/03/2014

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Police: 8-Year-Old Boy Saves Mom High On Formaldehyde

Police say an 8-year-old western Pennsylvania boy saved his mom from harm by calling his grandmother for help when his mother was high from smoking cigarettes soaked in embalming fluid.

KDKA-TV–10/23/2013

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Teen Falls From Ladder In Morningside

Paramedics were called to the city’s Morningside section where a teenager fell from a ladder this afternoon.

07/31/2013

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Paramedics Being Recognized As Part Of National EMS Week

They spring into action at a moment’s notice and often save lives. Paramedics are true heroes, and this week they are being recognized during National EMS Week.

05/20/2013

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2 Shot In Downtown Attempted Robbery

Police and medics are on scene of a reported shooting in downtown Pittsburgh.

KDKA-TV–04/26/2013

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Officials Trace Greenfield CO Leak To Malfunctioning Hot Water Heater

Firefighters and gas crews scrambled to find the source of a carbon monoxide leak that prompted the evacuation of four businesses in a Greenfield office complex on Tuesday.

KDKA-TV–12/04/2012

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Union President: Rescue Work Must Be Medically Directed

Paramedics have responded to the city’s proposed rescue work changes.

10/10/2012

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City Paramedics Shoot Down Contract

A new contract proposal was shot down by city paramedics Friday.

10/06/2012

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Heat Takes Toll On Pittsburgh Area

There’s hot and there’s really hot. Just ask Anton Zupancic and his Folino Asphalt crew. Drop a little water on the tarry surface and it boils in seconds. Think about putting down asphalt over 14-city blocks at high noon and you get the idea.

07/05/2012

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Emergency Use Drug Shortage Could Put Patients At Risk

If you need an ambulance, it usually means you need emergency care and more often than not, the care you receive in the ambulance makes all the difference. However, paramedics and EMTs are facing a drug shortage that’s making their job more difficult.

04/09/2012

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Residency Investigation May Lead To Job Cuts In Penn Hills

Jobs may be on the line in Penn Hills. Sources say a residency investigation may lead to several cuts.

01/27/2012

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Riding Along With Ross/West View EMS

What really happens during the day for a paramedic? KDKA’s Dr. Maria Simbra went along for a ride with Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services.

12/02/2011

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Snow Challenging For First Responders

ROSS TOWNSHIIP (KDKA) — The winter weather makes certain types of calls more likely for paramedics. “Lots of traffic accidents, lots of slips and falls,” says Greg Porter, the assistant director of Ross/West View EMS. […]

02/22/2011

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Union Leaders, Family Members Speak After Reinstatement Of Paramedic

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Union leaders and the family of a Hazelwood man who died waiting for an ambulance during a snowstorm last year are speaking out after a paramedic involved in the case was reinstated. […]

02/15/2011