Category: American Medical Response

  • Photos: Firefighters and AMR Receive Commendation for Medical Call

    Photos: Firefighters and AMR Receive Commendation for Medical Call

    On Monday, firefighters from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and American Medical Response received Commendations for a medical aid call which occurred in Antioch on September 6. Those honored included Engine 52 crew of Craig Auzenne, Robert Ruddick, Sam Somerhalder. Also honored were American Medical Response members Iris Nahm and Steven Curry.  Bob […]

  • Six Months After Accident, Teen Says Thank You to EMT

    Six Months After Accident, Teen Says Thank You to EMT

    Every day, emergency personnel go to work and do their best to save lives while ensuring victims get the best possible care before being transported to hospitals. Often times, specific incidents linger in the minds of first responders without any knowledge of the outcome of their patients. The incident of May 14, 2013 lingered in […]

  • AMR Continues Quest to Save Lives With “Hands Only” CPR Coaching

    AMR Continues Quest to Save Lives With “Hands Only” CPR Coaching

    The American Medical Response (AMR) team will be at three community events this weekend as they continue offering free “hands only” CPR coaching for the public in an effort to save more lives while educating the community on first response. AMR  is the contracted 9-1-1 Paramedic Ambulance provider for approximately 90% of Contra Costa County. […]

  • 25 Treated For Heat-Related Emergencies During Graduation Ceremonies

    25 Treated For Heat-Related Emergencies During Graduation Ceremonies

    During Heritage High School and Freedom High School graduation ceremonies, 25 people were treated for heat-related emergencies Saturday morning as temperatures hit triple digits before noon time. According to Chief Henderson here was the breakdown: 17 patients treated at Heritage High School 8 patients treated at Freedom High School It should be noted, due to […]

  • Oakley to Terminate HALO Lease in Favor of AMR?

    Oakley to Terminate HALO Lease in Favor of AMR?

    There is a very interesting discussion item set for this Tuesday at the Oakley City Council Meeting as they will consider termination of the lease with Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (HALO) who are renting the old fire station on 2nd Street over the drama that has played out after the ousting of former president Tamera […]

  • AMR Moves Bethel Island Ambulance to Brentwood

    Bethel Island residents can expect to be waiting longer for AMR to arrive as their ambulance has moved locations for the third time in a month as its new home is now in Brentwood likely causing response times to likely jump to 12-15 minutes. The move will also affect Oakley and Knightsen residents as well. […]

  • 24 Hour Ambulance Moved Off Bethel Island

    For you folks on Bethel Island, you have officially been duped. It appears the decision has been made to pull ambulance  off the Island and  station it at 200 W. Cypress in the trailer park behind Rositas in Oakley. The move is being deemed “temporary” which is now the second time that word has been […]

  • ECCFPD: July 3 Vasco Road Auto Accident

    There was a solo vehicle auto accident last night at Vasco Road and Walnut Boulevard at 19:35 (7:35 pm) which a 24-year old female was found in her vehicle at the bottom of a drainage canal.  The woman could not feel below her waist and was extricated using KED (Kendrick Extrication Device). She was transported […]