'EMS is a dangerous profession,' says former Maine EMS director

NOW: 3rd ambulance crash in 30 days

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- No one was seriously injured when a driver fell asleep behind the wheel of an ambulance in Aroostook County around 1 a.m. Friday.

Police say the driver of a Caribou ambulance fell asleep on Route 1 in Monticello. The truck hit a utility pole and caused a massive power outage.

Third ambulance crash in 30 days due to drowsy driving in Maine

Two other ambulance crashes - one in Bowdoinham and one in Masardis - were both blamed on drousy driving.

The former EMS Director for Maine says it happens every day nationwide, and what needs to change comes from within the emergency industry.

Self-assessment tools on fatigue in the workplace can be found here.

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