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It seems like every day we read about another EMS practitioner who’s been hurt or killed in the line of duty. One day it’s an EMT who’s been struck by a passing car while working a highway crash; another day, a paramedic is assaulted while trying to help care for a sick child; and all too often, a first responder dies from a heart attack following a seemingly routine call. Our safety, and the safety of those with whom we work, is not automatic. We need to take action ourselves to make sure we go home at the end of the shift.
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