Wake County EMS

Capital Boulevard Accident Snarls Commute Home

This afternoon before 6 PM three cars became tangled on Capital Blvd. The Wake Forest Police Department hand the scene handled. The Wake Forest Fire Department was called out along with Wake EMS to tend to one of the drivers who complained of back pain. Judging by the windshield on one of the cars involved I’m not surprised someone wasn’t …

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Blessed Driver Misses the Worst of It on Dr. Calvin Jones

At about twenty after noon today while cars were turning left from Heritage Lake Road onto Dr. Calvin Jones (98) witnesses said the driver of the lighter colored Toyota Camry was traveling into Wake Forest on Dr. Calvin Jones and allegedly ran the red light and struck another car. The driver of the red Kia told me she felt “blessed.” …

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Shooters Cause Paramedics and Police to Blend for Victim Survival

This past week in brutal heat and an empty unairconditioned downtown office building, the Raleigh Police Department and Wake EMS were spending valuable time both sweating and learning new skills that may benefit you. The talented Raleigh Police Department didn’t need to practice on how to deal with a shooter who kills people. It’s something they’ve trained for and are …

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A Very Hot and Pregnant Driver Gets Hit in the Rear

At just about 1 PM today a very hot and very, very pregnant driver, who you must infer was a female, was struck in the rear while turning onto Capital Boulevard from Caveness Farms Ave. As a precaution Wake Forest Fire Department Engine 2, Wake EMS 12, and Wake Forest Police arrived on the scene to make sure the driver …

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Single Vehicle Rollover Leaves Woman Bleeding on Capital Blvd

At 5:30 PM on Sunday a call went out for Wake EMS, Wake Forest Police, and Wake Forest Fire Department to respond to Capital Blvd, northbound, around where Lowe’s is. Witnesses described the woman who was injured, traveling faster than 65 MPH when she drifted off the left side of the road. They described a lot of dust and dirt …

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Oh Crap, I Beat the Fire Department to the Accident

Now as super fast as the Wake Forest Fire Department gets to the scene, what I’m about to share is a very rare situation. This afternoon a call went out for EMS and the Wake Forest Fire Department and I happened to be closer than they were and arrived first. The first thought that went through my mind as I …

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Want to Know What Wake EMS and NASCAR Have in Common?

While I can think of a number of things a NASCAR team and Wake EMS have in common, like speed, winning, professionalism, and working with tools, the real common denominator is the pit crew. Oh yes and what they don’t have in common is beer, food concessions, and swag trailers. Although a trailer selling Wake EMS gear might be an …

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Reelhouse / Setla Films Posts Next Wake EMS Show on Code STEMI

Here is the second video produced by Setla Film Productions on Wake EMS and how they handle cardiac arrest. The first one can be seen here. In this video Wake County EMS talks about how they assist people in the field with the Advanced Practice Paramedic that I talked about in this article. It relates in a way to the …

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Biohazard at Sheetz. It’s Not a Hot Dog

Raleigh FD Battalion Chief Boyette does live shot for local TV station.

This morning at about 11 AM a call went out for Raleigh Fire Department Engine 22 to respond to the Sheetz on Thornton Road, near where we had the overturned cement truck yesterday. Apparently someone left a package of bottles or vials that are used for medical collection. Allegedly a Sheetz employee found these by the pumps and tossed at …

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