Featured Videos - JEMS Connect - EMS Emergency Medical Services 2014-12-20T06:34:44Z http://connect.jems.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 Off-Duty NC Paramedic Witnesses Wreck, Saves Man tag:connect.jems.com,2014-12-18:2559935:Video:589518 2014-12-18T21:03:10.170Z JEMS Web Team http://connect.jems.com/profile/JemsWebTeam <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/off-duty-nc-paramedic-witnesses-wreck-saves-man"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/rRv-dp*vekqV-6CjjTE32xp4NpeVLZrkQveKvnlCsxJ5Cy5YarHf5TUalekvnCcmUxSDUhEppPMdnAAJorapgpLoloSZ5Ueg/1098854405.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A man is recovering after taking quite a ride off New Leicester Highway, down an embankment and landing in a ravine.<br></br> <br></br> Fire crews say luck was on his side because an off-duty paramedic happened to pass by at exactly the same time and he sprang into action.<br></br> <br></br> Trooper say the man driving the Ford F-250 may have had a medical… <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/off-duty-nc-paramedic-witnesses-wreck-saves-man"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/rRv-dp*vekqV-6CjjTE32xp4NpeVLZrkQveKvnlCsxJ5Cy5YarHf5TUalekvnCcmUxSDUhEppPMdnAAJorapgpLoloSZ5Ueg/1098854405.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A man is recovering after taking quite a ride off New Leicester Highway, down an embankment and landing in a ravine.<br /> <br /> Fire crews say luck was on his side because an off-duty paramedic happened to pass by at exactly the same time and he sprang into action.<br /> <br /> Trooper say the man driving the Ford F-250 may have had a medical condition that caused him to swerve off the road. His truck landed on its side about 25 feet down a steep ravine and wedged in between trees and power lines.<br /> <br /> "We knew it was going to take some extra effort. It wasn't going to be just a normal accident," Mark Parker said, Captain at West Buncombe Fire Department.<br /> <br /> Fortunately, trained paramedic Tim Green was passing by as he saw the accident. He was hours away from starting his shift at Medic, a private ambulance company. But, he sprang into action.<br /> <br /> "When you see that everything slows down enough and you're able to process it even though it's happening real time," says Tim.<br /> <br /> Because Tim assessed the scene so fast, fire crews were able to quickly and safely pull the driver free.<br /> <br /> "He's very fortunate. I think it was the Good Lord above that enabled him not to veer into my lane and hit incoming traffic. But also to go in between hard objects that would cause blunt force trauma," Tim said.<br /> <br /> Troopers expect the driver will be alright, aside from minor cuts and bruises.<br /> <br /> West Buncombe firefighters call it a miracle that Tim was in the right place at the right time. Tim, on the other hand, says he's just one example of a community dedicated to his profession.<br /> <br /> "A lot of these guys that are off duty, they help out all the time and don't get any recognition. So it's just part of the community. They're all people that help," says Tim.<br /> <br /> Along with thanking all the first responders Tim works with, he also says another unnamed bystander deserves praise. He says that person was calling 911 before Tim even got out of the car. Profile: St. Johnn Ambulance WA tag:connect.jems.com,2014-12-18:2559935:Video:589702 2014-12-18T20:58:15.242Z JEMS Web Team http://connect.jems.com/profile/JemsWebTeam <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/profile-st-johnn-ambulance-wa"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/rRv-dp*veko3USDCU8wA63a9keMUcP1CLqBqKivrrxel1YgeAoKH3Jr6e9TYNadMD578fxyoTCf0ZE0panHVXtutcm98*QZf/1098853686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Do you want to see what it's like to be on the road with our paramedics and ambulance officers?<br></br> <br></br> Our staff and volunteers are on the front line daily and come across many patients who require first aid.<br></br> <br></br> Belinda Wilkinson from Today Tonight spent an evening with St John General Manager Metro Ambulance James Sherriff on the streets of Perth.<br></br> <br></br> Watch… <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/profile-st-johnn-ambulance-wa"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/rRv-dp*veko3USDCU8wA63a9keMUcP1CLqBqKivrrxel1YgeAoKH3Jr6e9TYNadMD578fxyoTCf0ZE0panHVXtutcm98*QZf/1098853686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Do you want to see what it's like to be on the road with our paramedics and ambulance officers?<br /> <br /> Our staff and volunteers are on the front line daily and come across many patients who require first aid.<br /> <br /> Belinda Wilkinson from Today Tonight spent an evening with St John General Manager Metro Ambulance James Sherriff on the streets of Perth.<br /> <br /> Watch the video to see what it's like on the road with St John Ambulance WA. West Midlands Ambulance Service: Temporary Minor Injuries Unit tag:connect.jems.com,2014-12-16:2559935:Video:589681 2014-12-16T19:27:17.644Z JEMS Web Team http://connect.jems.com/profile/JemsWebTeam <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/west-midlands-ambulance-service-temporary-minor-injuries-unit"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM-fDPnZv7Jw6zSdRRQSrv43R9bHk8ODWeG8Kqhdv-5SrW5xhe6-b0eELPTYKnvbaHeSUlPvlldQLQAZea6Jzc08/1098524298.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>WMAS - With the Christmas party period in full swing, paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and volunteer medics will be on hand to pick up the pieces in Birmingham on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Wednesday 31st… <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/west-midlands-ambulance-service-temporary-minor-injuries-unit"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM-fDPnZv7Jw6zSdRRQSrv43R9bHk8ODWeG8Kqhdv-5SrW5xhe6-b0eELPTYKnvbaHeSUlPvlldQLQAZea6Jzc08/1098524298.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />WMAS - With the Christmas party period in full swing, paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and volunteer medics will be on hand to pick up the pieces in Birmingham on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Wednesday 31st December. Tennessee County Experiencing Shortage of Paramedics tag:connect.jems.com,2014-12-16:2559935:Video:589387 2014-12-16T19:20:05.980Z JEMS Web Team http://connect.jems.com/profile/JemsWebTeam <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/tennessee-county-experiencing-shortage-of-paramedics"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM8U*0TW21*ozEEuuJ4HCZvnLinERrJfwkWVLIg93sGg77mYzg6Q4d8KxNSNNrsdX6zg6l5WW8ShlXc05sQxnQwD/1098523453.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />News Channel 5 - When you're sick or hurt every second counts when you're waiting for help. <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/tennessee-county-experiencing-shortage-of-paramedics"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM8U*0TW21*ozEEuuJ4HCZvnLinERrJfwkWVLIg93sGg77mYzg6Q4d8KxNSNNrsdX6zg6l5WW8ShlXc05sQxnQwD/1098523453.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />News Channel 5 - When you're sick or hurt every second counts when you're waiting for help. London Medics Increasingly Attacked tag:connect.jems.com,2014-11-25:2559935:Video:587929 2014-11-25T16:13:04.790Z JEMS Web Team http://connect.jems.com/profile/JemsWebTeam <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/tennessee-county-experiencing-shortage-of-paramedics"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM8U*0TW21*ozEEuuJ4HCZvnLinERrJfwkWVLIg93sGg77mYzg6Q4d8KxNSNNrsdX6zg6l5WW8ShlXc05sQxnQwD/1098523453.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>BBC - The London Ambulance Service is warning of an increase in attacks on paramedics answering emergency calls in the capital. There have been five attacks in just four days. In the latest incident, a medic responding to a patient beside a busy road was assaulted after being challenged by a passer-by about his parking. In a separate incident on the same day a… <a href="http://connect.jems.com/video/tennessee-county-experiencing-shortage-of-paramedics"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/e048PTLFYM8U*0TW21*ozEEuuJ4HCZvnLinERrJfwkWVLIg93sGg77mYzg6Q4d8KxNSNNrsdX6zg6l5WW8ShlXc05sQxnQwD/1098523453.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />BBC - The London Ambulance Service is warning of an increase in attacks on paramedics answering emergency calls in the capital. There have been five attacks in just four days. In the latest incident, a medic responding to a patient beside a busy road was assaulted after being challenged by a passer-by about his parking. In a separate incident on the same day a colleague was kicked by a patient in Battersea. In this report, paramedic Sarah Phillips talks about her experience while Jason Killens, director of operations at the service, says it will not tolerate aggression towards its staff.