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Cumberland County, PA - On September 28th, YBEMS Inc. placed into service a brand new 2017 RP90 Metro Express RP90/MR Type 3 Ford E350 Ambulance. This ambulance is replacing a 2001 Ford PL Custom. The 2001 unit will be used as a reserve unit and known as Ambulance 591.
Vehicle Rollover with Injuries in Reading Reading, PA - On Sunday, October 22nd, the Berks County Department of Emergency Services dispatched a rescue assignment to Front and Douglass Streets for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Ladder 1 arrived at a multiple vehicle crash with one vehicle rolled onto its roof. With several persons injured, an additional EMS unit was requested. Firefighters worked to extricate the injured driver of the rolled car with a backboard. The victim was extricated in 15 minutes and sent to Reading Hospital Trauma Center in stable condition. Two other occupants of the other vehicles were also evaluated. Crews cleared the scene 45 minutes later after the tow company uprighted the vehicle. Deputy Chief Thorpe (C7) was in command. DARIN SMITH/TRUCK 18 PHOTOGRAPHY
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Clearfield County, PA - The Brady Township Fire Company of Luthersburg operates Ambulance 30, a 2015 Ford F-450/Braun with a cool color scheme.
The word ambulance is derived from the Latin “ambulare” which means to move about. It was used to describe the lifting or moving about of patients on two- wheeled carts. The Spanish first used such carts for emergency transport in 1487.
St. Thomas, PA - West Shore Paramedic on scene of a medical emergency in Franklin County.