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03-28-2020 | CHARLOTTE,NC— Since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread rapidly into the United States, First Responder personnel have switched to protocols to better assist and protect both frontline first responders and the general public.

Recently in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina EMS responders from Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) have switched to COVID-19 specific protocols both in their 911 communications center and in the field.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “For any Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) or Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) center (as appropriate) should question callers and determine the possibility that this call concerns a person who may have signs or symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “The query process should never supersede the provision of pre-arrival instructions to the caller when immediate lifesaving interventions (e.g., CPR or the Heimlich maneuver) are indicated.”

You will see first hand how Mecklenburg County EMS Agency (MEDIC) based in Charlotte, North Carolina have taken the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and others federal agencies as well as policies specific to MEDIC and placed them in the daily service. These new protocols are being used both in 911 Communication Centers in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and out in the field.

11-03-2019 | 3:22 PM | PINEVILLE,NC— On Sunday November 3, 2019 at 3:22 p.m., Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) & Pineville Fire Department responded to an equestrian accident at 12300 Downs Road in Pineville, North Carolina. A 911 call reported a person was riding a horse at My Farm Camps Experience when they knocked off the horse.

Sources say after the fall, the victim was then reportedly knocked unconscious after being kicked by the animal. The accident happened in a remote trail on the property. Due to the rough terrain on the trail and distance to the victim paramedics and firefighters were unable to access the incident with emergency vehicles.

Firefighters had to use a heavy duty “Stokes” Rescue basket to extract the victim. Firefighters had to carry the victim from the trail to the main horse farm property. Paramedics transported the injured victim to Atrium Health CMC Trauma Center with what are being considered non-life threatening injuries.

According to My Farm Camps Experience website the 21 acre property is home to birthday parties, summer camps, and Horseback and Trail Riding Lessons for adults and kids.

10-28-2019 | 1:26 AM | MASSAPEQUA PARK,NY—  In the overnight night hours of Monday October 28, 2019 Nassau County Police responded to reported shots fired in an upscale Massapequa Park neighborhood. At 1:25am Nassau County Seventh Precinct officers responded after 911 calls on Glengarrif Road.

NCPD Det. Vincent Garcia says officers discovered multiple shell casings in front of the home on Glengariff Road. Multiple bullet holes penetrated the home which police say was not the intended target. Police confirm more than a dozen shots were fired from a vehicle traveling down Glengarrif Road. They say the vehicle directed the gunfire towards the residene.

Nassau County Police officials say no of the occupants in the home were injured. The residents of the home were asleep at the time. Seventh Squad Detectives are reviewing home surveillance video from the house.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Seventh Squad at 516-573-6753. All callers will remain anonymous.

10-18-2019 | 12:20 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting an investigation into a collision involving a pedestrian which occurred on South Tryon Street near Carowinds Boulevard. On Friday, October 18, 2019, at around 12:20 a.m., officers received information describing a suspect who was breaking into the Gas-N-Go gas station at 13209 Carowinds Boulevard, which is in the Steele Creek Division.

When officers arrived, they located a suspect matching the description which had been provided to them, and this suspect refused to stop and fled on foot. While the suspect was fleeing from officers, the suspect crossed South Tryon Street in an unlit area not marked for pedestrian crossing and was struck by a 2016 BMW X3. He was transported to the hospital by MEDIC with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The driver of the BMW was screened for impairment and none was detected. The driver was released from the scene and no charged were filed.

The motor vehicle collision remains under investigation, and anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Oberer with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169 or leave the information anonymously with Crime Stoppers by calling 704-334-1600 or visiting the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Detectives in the Steele Creek Division are conducting an investigation into the breaking and entering of the Gas-N-Go where the window to the front door had been broken. The Internal Affairs Bureau will also conduct a separate, internal investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of this incident.

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