Stories tagged: ambulance
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Ambulance catches fire after crash on I-90 in Spokane
An ambulance crashed and caught on fire early Thursday morning on Interstate 90 near U.S. Highway 2, prompting Washington State Patrol officials to close westbound I-90 for a few hours.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Snow falls off roof of Selkirk Lodge, causing minor injuries
A load of heavy snow slid off the metal roof of Selkirk Lodge and rumbled under a large picnic tent Sunday afternoon, leaving several people with minor injuries.
Sun., March 20, 2016
Consumer Confidential: Should a man taken to the ER in an ambulance against his will have to pay the bill?
Anyone who’s ever experienced an ambulance ride probably has a horror story to tell about the crazy fee, even when only basic medical care was provided.
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014
Spokane ambulance contract to be rebid
Spokane Mayor David Condon said he would ask for another round of bids for the city’s ambulance contract in response to concerns from City Council President Ben Stuckart. The request …
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
City’s search for ambulance provider produces sole bid
Spokane leaders may rebid an ambulance contract after no competition emerged to challenge the firm that already provides the city’s emergency transportation. Only American Medical Response bid on the five-year …
Tue., May 20, 2014
Spokane Fire manager Mike Lopez once led local AMR
Spokane’s new integrated medical services manager was in charge of the local American Medical Response operation during at least some of the years that the ambulance company systematically overbilled city …
Fri., May 16, 2014
Hire for Spokane Fire Department faces challenge
Spokane Mayor David Condon is putting a new political appointee on the fire department’s payroll despite last month’s legal ruling that limited his ability to bypass the city’s traditional civil …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Ambulance ride turns costly for north Spokane man
Howard Hickman never had a problem with his health insurance coverage. The retired Union Pacific employee and Navy veteran said he has 100 percent coverage rating from the Department of …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009
City advised to quicken emergency responses
Relative to other cities, Spokane pays low rates for ambulance transportation. What it gives up in return is time. A consultant studying Spokane’s emergency medical services said last week that …
Wed., July 22, 2009
Smoother ride for patients
Northwest MedStar showed off two new ambulances Tuesday, including one specially designed to carry children and women with high-risk pregnancies. The vehicles – which will replace ambulances MedStar had been …
Tue., July 21, 2009, 5:55 p.m.
MedStar unveils two ambulances
Northwest MedStar showed off two new ambulances Tuesday, including one specially designed to carry children and women with high-risk pregnancies.