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  • Patient takes wheel of ambulance in Arizona

    October 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle. Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in metro Phoenix. Kutis says a firefighter sitting in the back was able... more »
  • Acadian Ambulance membership drive ends tomorrow Play Video

    September 4, 2014 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Acadian Ambulance Service's 2014 Membership Drive ends tomorrow. Porter Taylor stopped by 2une In this morning to tell you why you should join before it's too late. The annual membership drive allows Acadian to extend its standby services for high school sporting events, fairs and festivals,... more »
  • State Police honor Acadian and Air Med

    January 14, 2014 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have honored Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with a Distinguished Service Award. The award goes to friends and partners of the State Police who go above and beyond in serving their communities. The award is not a recurring award, but instead a... more »
  • EMS worker hit while working emergency scene

    December 13, 2013 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An emergency worker was hit by a car and taken to the hospital Friday evening. The EMS employee was hit on Greenwell Street near Landis as they were assisting an ambulance backing up. A passing car hit the worker. The person hit was not identified and... more »
  • 1 injury reported in explosion at La. plant

    August 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    HARVEY - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a trucker's leg was slightly burned in an explosion at an industrial site near New Orleans. Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says firefighters quickly put out the flames Tuesday and the man is being treated at West Jefferson General Hospital. He says... more »
  • Player taken away from football scrimmage via ambulance

    July 16, 2013 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Southern Lab senior was taken from a scrimmage by ambulance after he was knocked out Tuesday evening. A coach told WBRZ News 2, the teen hit another player on the field at Parkview Baptist and lost consciousness. It was not clear which team the other teen... more »
  • CATS announces new route to hospital

    June 25, 2013 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System confirmed today they're adding a new route directly to Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. The closest stop for the bus system before now was at Siegen Lane and Industriplex Blvd., about a 45 minute walk away from the hospital. "I... more »
  • Elayn Hunt Correctional Center escapee apprehended

    December 28, 2012 1:43 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A man is back behind bars after attempting to escape from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center early Friday morning. Joshua Kelly, 38, worked as an infirmary orderly at EHCC and was working on a night cleaning crew when he escaped. Officials say Kelly overpowered a... more »
  • Store worker cited in ambulance booting

    December 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was issued a citation by the New Orleans Police Department for simple criminal damage to property after a New Orleans EMS ambulance was fitted with a disabling boot on Friday. WWL-TV reports Ahmed Sidi Aleywa was an employee of Mr. Quicky's convenience store. Paramedics had... more »
  • Tractor trailer, vehicle wreck on Whiskey Bay Bridge

    August 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders and helicopters were called out to a wreck this morning for a wreck on I-10 West at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. According to EMS, an 18-wheeler and another vehicle were involved. They said ambulances and a helicopter were en route to the scene, but... more »
  • NY cops: Woman speeds off in ambulance, crashes

    May 21, 2012 12:52 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Police say a woman who stole an ambulance at a New York hospital led them on a chase that reached almost 100 mph before she crashed. Buffalo police tell local media the woman got into the ambulance at the Erie County Medical Center and took off at... more »
  • EMS admin: we need more workers Play Video

    November 22, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Emergency Medical Services Administrator Pam Porter met with Mayor Kip Holden Tuesday afternoon to request 20 more workers to staff the 911 call center and to staff ambulances. But city finance workers said no to the original request Monday night, citing long-term funding as a concern. ... more »
  • Ambulance causes wreck, injures driver

    March 16, 2011 11:23 AM

    Baton Rouge - A Baton Rouge ambulance driver is suspected of causing a wreck this morning which left one person injured. The wreck occurred around 7 a.m. on North Boulevard near North 12th Street in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD told News 2 the ambulance was making... more »
  • Paramedics taken to hospital after ambulance wreck

    March 10, 2011 4:03 PM

    CENTRAL - Three people, including two paramedics with East Baton Rouge EMS, were taken to the hospital after an ambulance collided with a truck and a backhoe, according to officials in Central. David Barrow with the Central Mayor's Office said the wreck happened around 1 p.m. when the ambulance... more »
  • Police: Ambulance hits sugar cane truck in Brusly

    December 27, 2010 8:49 AM

    BRUSLY - Louisiana State Police say an ambulance carrying a patient rear-ended a sugar cane truck in the Brusly area, causing the patient to hit her head. Trooper Russell G. Graham II, a state police spokesman, says that was the only injury from the crash Monday morning, and it was... more »
  • I-10 eastbound at a standstill

    June 4, 2010 5:56 PM

    Update: Travelers on Interstate 10 eastbound should take the Sorrento exit, Highway 22, to Highway 61. News 2 is hearing reports that traffic is at a standstill, and the Sorrento exit is travelers' best option to avoid accident-related traffic. Witnesses say two wreckers and an ambulance just arrived at... more »
  • New EMS headquarters approved

    March 25, 2010 2:05 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Service gained approval Wednesday night to build a new headquarters. The Metro Council voted to grant the department's request to spend $7.4 million on a new facility. EMS will move from Mayflower St. to a location on Harding Blvd. near the Metro Airport.... more »
  • EMS wokers will be punished for delay of ambulance

    March 23, 2010 8:24 PM

    Emergency responders in Pittsburgh face being fired and suspensions in connection with the death of a man who waited 30-hours for an ambulance during a snow storm last month. The public safety director says radio transmissions indicated the personnel showed a lack of compassion for 50-year old Curtis Mitchel,l who... more »
  • Woods' mother-in-law in stable condition

    December 8, 2009 10:03 AM

    Update: The hospital says Tiger Woods' mother-in-law in stable condition after 911 call from his home. Fire department medics have responded overnight to a 911 call in the same block as Tiger Woods' Orlando-area home. A spokeswoman for Orange County Fire Rescue declined to confirm local news reports... more »
  • Medics went to Tiger Woods' complex

    December 8, 2009 7:07 AM

    Fire department medics have responded overnight to a 911 call in the same block as Tiger Woods' Orlando-area home. A spokeswoman for Orange County Fire Rescue declined to confirm local news reports that the 2:36 a.m. call came from Woods' home early Tuesday or that the patient they saw... more »
  • Community activist scares kids straight

    October 29, 2009 5:20 PM

    Community Activist Arthur "Silky Slim" Reed hopes to stop senseless murders in Baton Rouge by showing kids the true consequences of getting wrapped up in street violence. Reed found an old ambulance in a junkyard and transformed it into a mobile teaching unit. He sets up at churches and... more »
  • Ambulance hits truck, 2 dead

    October 22, 2009 8:15 PM

    Twp people died when an ambulance hit the back of a state work truck stopped in an emergency lane on a highway in Nashville, Tennessee. The ambulance was on a non-emergency trip to return a woman to a nursing home when it happened. She and the ambulance driver died. An... more »
  • Ambulance accident still being investigated

    September 11, 2009 3:01 PM

    Baton Rouge Police are still investigating the accident involving an EMS ambulance on Essen Lane. The crash happened around noon today. A Honda Civic crashed into the ambulance's right side while exiting from a private drive way according to Cpl.L'Jean Mckneely with BRPD. The driver of the car... more »
  • Ambulance accident injures three

    September 11, 2009 1:09 PM

    Update: Three people are being treated for injuries in an accident involving a Baton Rouge EMS ambulance and a car. It happened shortly after Noon on Essen near Perkins. One of the people being treated was already a patient in the ambulance involved in the accident. An EMS worker and... more »

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