School Bus Hits Fla. Fire Truck; Two Hurt

School Bus Hits Fla. Fire Truck; Two Hurt

News Dec 19, 2012

Dec. 19--MANATEE -- A school bus driver was charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle when he collided with a fire truck Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

James B. McKinney, 73, was driving the school bus southbound on Rye Road with 47 passengers on board at about 3 p.m., a news release said. As he approached the intersection of 18th Place East, a fire truck, with lights and sirens activated, was also approaching intersection southbound.

The fire truck entered the northbound lane of Rye Road in an attempt to pass the yielding vehicles. The FHP report says McKinney failed to see the fire truck and attempted to turn left onto 18th Place East, striking the right side of the fire truck.

Two passengers from the school bus were taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center with minor injuries.

Copyright 2012 - The Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton Herald
After a forest fire broke out, students, residents and nursing home residents were evacuated and treated for light smoke inhalation before police started allowing people to return to their buildings.
AAA’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession.
Forthcoming events across the country will provide a forum for questions and ideas
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has released its 2016 Annual Report summarizing HCOHSEM’s challenges, operations and key accomplishments during the past year.
Patients living in rural areas can wait up to 30 minutes on average for EMS to arrive, whereas suburban or urban residents will wait up to an average of seven minutes.
Tony Spadaro immediately started performing CPR on his wife, Donna, when she went into cardiac arrest, contributing to her survival coupled with the quick response of the local EMS team, who administered an AED shock to restore her heartbeat.
Sunstar Paramedics’ clinical services department and employee Stephen Glatstein received statewide awards.
A Good Samaritan, Jeremy English, flagged down a passing police officer asking him for Narcan after realizing the passengers in the parked car he stopped to help were overdosing on synthetic cannabinoids.
Family and fellow firefighters and paramedics mourn the loss of Todd Middendorf, 46, called "one of the cornerstones" of the department.
The levy is projected to raise about $525,000 per year, and that money must be spent only on the Othello Hospital District ambulance service.
The IMRUA is hosting its biannual Congress in Poland Sept. 22–24.
In a conference about the opioid crisis, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (and a former addict) pleads with the public to treat addiction as a disease, not a moral failure, and offer effective treatment accordingly.
The simulations involved having the medics crawl into tight spaces and practice intubation on patients who are difficult to reach.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services is accepting grant applications from agencies to provide funding for receiving accreditation.
The Center for Patient Safety has announced its "EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp,"