Paramedics On The Front Lines Of Minnesota's Overdose BoomThe BCA recently reported 170 overdoses across the Twin Cities over a two week span. The victim died in 17 of those cases.
First Responders Urge Residents To Comply With Snow EmergenciesIf you think you're having trouble navigating these snow-covered streets, put yourselves in the shoes of a first responder. They say they're running into problems as they try to squeeze their firetrucks and ambulances between parked cars, and it's something they feel drivers can help solve.
Wreath Dedicated To Honor 35W Bridge Collapse VictimsRescuers came back to the riverfront on Tuesday to pay their respects to those lost and injured in the 35W bridge collapse.
Rep. Working On Bill To Up Penalty For Interfering With ParamedicsA Minnesota lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill that would increase the penalties for interfering with emergency medical workers. Republican state Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington said Tuesday he plans to introduce the "Public Safety Personnel Protection Act" during next year's legislative session.
2 Weeks After Cardiac Arrest, Rush City Teen Back At SchoolA teenager is back at school two weeks after he went into cardiac arrest during gym. Last month, Jared Loomis collapsed during Phys. Ed. at Rush City High School. He went into cardiac arrest and he wasn't breathing.
NE Mpls. Volunteers Honor First Responders With Huge FeastVolunteers in northeast Minneapolis are taking time out of their holiday festivities to say "thank you" to first responders.
Hennepin Co. Officials Call For Better Supervision After 3 Near-DrowningsHennnepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking people to be careful after three water emergencies over the weekend. He said there is a common theme here. "Watch, wear and learn. You have to watch your kids at the pool, at the beach and up at the lake," Stanek said.
First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal DrugNext month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.
‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin EpidemicA woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.
First Responders Talk About Rescuing 5 Kids From St. Louis Park PondThe sun was not yet up on Thursday morning when the call came into St Louis Park Police Department. Officer Aaron Trant was among those first on the scene. His first reaction was to jump in and try to save the children.
First Responders, Civilians Honored For Saving Boy’s LifeClose to 30 Twin Cities emergency responders and civilians were honored for helping save a young boy's life on Monday night in Spring Lake.
Major First Responders Drill Blackens Skies Over AnokaIt could happen anytime -- a collision between a Northstar commuter rail train packed with Twins fans and a freight train hauling dangerous chemicals.
Program Could Help Disabled Residents In EmergencyRamsey County has a new service designed to help disabled residents in the event of an emergency.