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No emergency room? Some O.C. paramedics now can take patients to urgent care, clinics instead
Orange County Register

An 18-year-old football player hits the ground wrong during a game, wrenching his arm. Someone calls 911, and Fountain Valley paramedic Dan Lancaster arrives on the fire engine from Fire Station 1.

He suspects a simple break, without any deformity or open wound.

Normally, the football player would be transported to the emergency room of a hospital.