I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.


A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."


Toronto Electronic Music Events Could Be Subjected to Stricter Safety Measures

A city council member is pushing for new regulations following a recent death at Rebel nightclub.


What It's Like to Save Lives as a 25-Year-Old Paramedic

We talked to a young paramedic about what it's really like to work in emergency medical services. Turns out, it's not nearly as dramatic as TV makes it out to be, though when shit gets real, it gets really real.


Legal Highs, Pissed Pants, and Fist Fights: A Night with Britain's Clubland Paramedics

I spent an evening with the paramedics whose job it is to deal with bleeding, angry, drunk people on a Saturday night out.


A Guy in Detroit Says He Stole an Ambulance to Get to a Strip Club

On Sunday night, two Michigan paramedics lost track of their ride. It had apparently been commandeered for an urgent mission: to get to a topless bar in neighboring Detroit.


Riding Shotgun to Murder Scenes with Guatemala City’s Overworked Volunteer Paramedics

These unpaid EMTs often arrive to scenes of horrific violence before the police.


In Canada, Paramedics Are the Most Likely to Develop PTSD

When a violent crime occurs, much is done to help the victim overcome their trauma. Sadly, this is not the case for the paramedics who are often the first people to arrive on the scene, and what they see can scar them for life.


Inside New York City's Kung Fu Underground

A kid named Rinson had the first knockout that Saturday. He sported a hexagonal tattoo on his chest and a looping right hand that floored his foe midway through the first round. It got bloodier from there. There was Ruben, who turned his opponent's eye...