We San Franciscans can be very proud of our firefighters and paramedics. Early Saturday evening, as I was preparing to listen to an outdoor concert at the Fillmore Center, an elderly man walked up slowly toward me and asked me to call an ambulance for him. In his slow and slurred speech, he said he was experiencing a stroke coming on, and that he was a past stroke victim.
Noticing his distress and discerning his acute stroke symptoms, I called 911. Read More
The San Francisco Fire Department will be hosting a paramedic from England starting Monday as part of an exchange program organized by one of the department's own paramedics.
The program was organized by Justin Schorr, a firefighter paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Department, who suffered an injury caused by a ceiling collapse while responding to an emergency in late 2007. Read More