I was asked, “Would you describe that pulse as thready?” I have never had a good grasp of what is meant by “thready” or “bounding” as those terms seem very subjective. I think most EMS professionals could come to agreement on what fast, slow, regular, or irregular means. But I have yet to come to [...] read more..
City ambulance hit by SUV while carrying patient
MASON CITY, IA —Three members of the Mason City Fire Department were injured when the ambulance they were riding in was struck by a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon. According to Capt. Jack Odegaard of the Mason City Fire Department, the ambulance was northbound on South Federal Avenue when a Chevrolet Tahoe broadsided the ambulance [...] read more..
Ambulance driver cited in Mason City accident
MASON CITY, IA — A Mason City Fire Department ambulance driver has been cited following a collision with a sports utility vehicle on Sunday. Five people suffered minor injuries in the crash. Schuyler Townsend, 26, of Mason City, was ticketed for failure of caution of an emergency vehicle. Townsend, and fellow firefighters Shannon Furst, 35, [...] read more..