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Colorado Springs, Firefighters, Heros, Paramedics, Thin Red Line -

A sheepdog named Oreo fell 60 feet from a cliff above Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs, officials say. Video shows firefighters rappel to rescue the dog, which sustained only a minor injury, officials say.   The Colorado Springs Fire Department Tweeted out details covering the rescue of Oreo the sheepdog. Oreo fell off a cliff above Helen Hunt Falls on the southwest side of the city.  #CSFD CSFD HI Angle Rescue. Upper Gold Camp parking lot. Near tunnel 3. Dog fell 60 feet. Crews making way there now. Media staging in upper gold camp parking lot. @CSFDPIO on scene...

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Ambulance, Paramedics, Police Officers, Thin Blue Line -

NASHVILLE, TENN. — A man stole an ambulance from Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, crashed it into a police patrol car and drove it into the woods before he was caught overnight, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. Metro Nashville police say the ambulance was stolen from Vanderbilt University Medical Center late Monday and an officer attempted to pull it over.Officers responded to a call of a stolen ambulance from the hospital Monday night, MNPD Capt. Charles Widener said.Nashville police spotted it on Murfreesboro Rd and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver stopped in the roadway. That's when police said he backed into a...

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland paramedics and EMTs train in self-defense after recent attacks. An increase in violent attacks in the Portland Metro area against paramedics and EMT’s has sparked American Medical Response (AMR) to start training their employees in self-defense.Inside an empty conference room at their Clackamas operations center, EMTs and paramedics with AMR practiced dodging attacks with weapons, blocking punches,  and fighting their way out of the corner of a room before someone could throw them into a wall. “They're trying to knock you out,” said lead paramedic Jeff Birrer, who was leading the class. “So even a predatory fighter is going to throw just...

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