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By Bill Kisliuk | October 3, 2010
An ambulance collided with a car in Burbank Saturday morning, but no one was injured in the crash. Paramedics were traveling south on North Buena Vista Avenue at 11:15 a.m., transporting a patient to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, when the vehicle collided with a car traveling across the intersection at West Chandler Boulevard, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Dan Yadon. None of the people involved – two paramedics, the patient or the driver of the other car – were injured.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | December 25, 2010
Burbank firefighters and paramedics will have more than 150 teddy bears to assist on emergency calls after six-graders from St. Bernard Catholic School in L.A. donated the stuffed items earlier this month. Fondly referred to as "teddy bear time," Dale Maxwell has organized her students each holiday season to collect teddy bears for fire and paramedic personnel to distribute to children during the traumatic emergency calls. This is Maxwell's 10th year organizing the collection of stuffed animals from her class.
NEWS
February 8, 2003
Ryan Carter The Burbank Fire department has many firefighters, but it also has a nurse. From her office at Station 15, Nurse Educator Susan Hayward reviews service records, pours over response reports, updates paramedics on new procedures and briefs the department on new emergency medical policies. It's a decade-long, 30-hour-a- week partnership that officials say has provided added quality assurance to the department's paramedic services. In the early 1990s, Burbank was among the first in the county to usher in new field treatment procedures for paramedics.
NEWS
August 16, 2003
A 3-year-old Burbank girl died Wednesday from what police called an accidental drowning. The girl was one of five kids playing in a backyard pool at a home in the 1000 block of East San Jose Avenue. After the children came inside, the adults noticed the girl was not with them, police said. When they went outside they found her in a spa connected to the pool, police said. Police and paramedics were called to the home about 3:30 p.m. The girl was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, but police said paramedics were unable to revive her. The death was ruled accidental and police said no criminal charges will be filed.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
The 55-year-old man who was found dead Tuesday evening near the Scott Road offramp for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank has been identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash. The cause of death for Morris, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, remained under investigation, a Los Angeles County coroner official said Wednesday. Burbank police and firefighter paramedics were called to the scene about 5:55 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious was encouraged to call Burbank police at (818)
NEWS
August 31, 2002
Ryan Carter It's been 10 years, and a once-exper- imental program for paramedics is still going strong in the city and enhancing service, fire officials said. And City Council has again voted to keep it going. The department was selected in 1992 to be part of the county's Standard Field Treatment Protocols pilot program. At the time, because of the established success of the paramedic base station program, which began in the 1970s to provide a communications link between paramedics and a physician at a hospital, more power to treat patients in the field received a lukewarm reaction, Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city's paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends said. He was 80. The two-time mayor was first elected to the council in 1973 and served until 1985, city officials said. During his tenure, he was involved in passing the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to acquire the Bob Hope Airport from Lockheed Corp.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A 4-year-old Arcadia girl who was trampled and gravely hurt by a horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center is at the hub of a brewing battle about center policy regarding 911 calls. Parents and friends of Eden Smith, who suffered seven broken ribs and a suspected air pocket in her lung, condemned the policies of the Traditional Equitation School at the center after officials did not quickly summon medical assistance after the incident.
NEWS
December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell Burbank firefighters and paramedics have responded to a higher-than- usual number of calls from locals reporting flu symptoms, which in turn has overwhelmed local hospital emergency rooms. With the number of reported flu cases on the rise, and more and more and patients seeking emergency medical attention, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and other area hospitals have had to turn away patients transported by paramedics because they have reached their capacity, Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
Ryan Carter It's been 13 years, but Maria Van Way has not forgotten the day she came close to dying. As she sat in the living room of her Burbank home on Feb. 2, 1990, she began feeling ill and then stopped breathing. Her husband frantically began trying to resuscitate her and called paramedics, who performed CPR and other life-saving measures at her home and on the way to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. There, she was treated for a severely blocked artery.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city's paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends said. He was 80. The two-time mayor was first elected to the council in 1973 and served until 1985, city officials said. During his tenure, he was involved in passing the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to acquire the Bob Hope Airport from Lockheed Corp.
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THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
The 55-year-old man who was found dead Tuesday evening near the Scott Road offramp for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank has been identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash. The cause of death for Morris, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, remained under investigation, a Los Angeles County coroner official said Wednesday. Burbank police and firefighter paramedics were called to the scene about 5:55 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious was encouraged to call Burbank police at (818)
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | July 8, 2011
A 70-year-old Burbank man remained in jail Friday in lieu of $1.02-million bail as authorities awaited the official cause of death for his wife, who was found dead with a head wound in their home three days earlier. Than man, Joseph Robert Brancato, appeared briefly in Los Angeles County Superior Court Thursday, where his arraignment was scheduled for July 21 in Los Angeles. Brancato was arrested at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, about an hour after his wife, 64-year-old Marie Brancato, was pronounced dead at their home in the 800 block of North Valley Street, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | December 25, 2010
Burbank firefighters and paramedics will have more than 150 teddy bears to assist on emergency calls after six-graders from St. Bernard Catholic School in L.A. donated the stuffed items earlier this month. Fondly referred to as "teddy bear time," Dale Maxwell has organized her students each holiday season to collect teddy bears for fire and paramedic personnel to distribute to children during the traumatic emergency calls. This is Maxwell's 10th year organizing the collection of stuffed animals from her class.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk | October 3, 2010
An ambulance collided with a car in Burbank Saturday morning, but no one was injured in the crash. Paramedics were traveling south on North Buena Vista Avenue at 11:15 a.m., transporting a patient to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, when the vehicle collided with a car traveling across the intersection at West Chandler Boulevard, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Dan Yadon. None of the people involved – two paramedics, the patient or the driver of the other car – were injured.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Jackson Bell The most important lesson Burbank Firefighter/ Paramedic Erick Clements learned about his job came from his father. Clements' dad, a physician, told him the best way to calm patients in time of emergency is to project a sincere and affable demeanor. "I try to be nice to the people that I'm helping and be more personable than asking, 'Where does it hurt?' " he said. "I ask myself how would I treat this person if they were my mother, wife or daughter."
NEWS
December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell Burbank firefighters and paramedics have responded to a higher-than- usual number of calls from locals reporting flu symptoms, which in turn has overwhelmed local hospital emergency rooms. With the number of reported flu cases on the rise, and more and more and patients seeking emergency medical attention, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and other area hospitals have had to turn away patients transported by paramedics because they have reached their capacity, Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said.
NEWS
August 16, 2003
A 3-year-old Burbank girl died Wednesday from what police called an accidental drowning. The girl was one of five kids playing in a backyard pool at a home in the 1000 block of East San Jose Avenue. After the children came inside, the adults noticed the girl was not with them, police said. When they went outside they found her in a spa connected to the pool, police said. Police and paramedics were called to the home about 3:30 p.m. The girl was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, but police said paramedics were unable to revive her. The death was ruled accidental and police said no criminal charges will be filed.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
Ryan Carter It's been 13 years, but Maria Van Way has not forgotten the day she came close to dying. As she sat in the living room of her Burbank home on Feb. 2, 1990, she began feeling ill and then stopped breathing. Her husband frantically began trying to resuscitate her and called paramedics, who performed CPR and other life-saving measures at her home and on the way to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. There, she was treated for a severely blocked artery.
NEWS
February 8, 2003
Ryan Carter The Burbank Fire department has many firefighters, but it also has a nurse. From her office at Station 15, Nurse Educator Susan Hayward reviews service records, pours over response reports, updates paramedics on new procedures and briefs the department on new emergency medical policies. It's a decade-long, 30-hour-a- week partnership that officials say has provided added quality assurance to the department's paramedic services. In the early 1990s, Burbank was among the first in the county to usher in new field treatment procedures for paramedics.
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