Dewyane Anderson led police on a pursuit after stealing an ambulance from King's Daughters Medical Center.
The Lenoir County Emergency Medical Services paramedic is in stable condition.
A worker at the Ephrata Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant fell 20-feet after the roof he was on gave out underneath him.
The exemption for fire, EMS volunteers with two years of service is a way to help recruitment and retention efforts.
"This job has lots of sad days, but to see him with his family today makes the job worth it, " EMS District Chief Kenneth Faria said.
The patient was flown to Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, where his arm was amputated.
Ed Smith's interest in EMS began in 1972 after hearing Hall Ambulance Founder Harvey L. Hall give a presentation during a first aid class.
Expert opinion and guidelines can frame this important EMS health and safety issue and guide future research and progress.
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