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Book excerpt: A quarter-century of a responder's emergency calls inspire 'Rescue 911'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:37:49

Sometimes I think about the lives that I have been a part of and realize just how incredible my EMS journey was. In this patient story I mention the possibility of a tree growing in a spot where I nonchalantly threw an apple core out my window. During my twenty-five year career as a firefighter and EMT in Providence I responded to well over 25,000 ... Read More

Video: EMS agency pays tribute to 2018 Winter Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:05:47

By EMS1 Staff SANDPOINT, Idaho — An EMS agency paid tribute to the 2018 Winter Olympics by participating in a winter event of their own. Bonner County EMS, perhaps inspired by our EMS Winter Olympics article, posted a funny Facebook video of a crew demonstrating “team work and good communication” by working together to get a gurne ... Read More

A real EMS career ladder for the paramedic profession

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 21:37:41

It’s no secret – the EMS community is hemorrhaging people. As the economy improves, more and more opportunities, with better compensation, are available. Credentials such as registered nurse, physician assistant and several allied health professions – all of which typically pay 30-50 percent more than paramedic salaries in most co ... Read More

Bart Walker nears 40 years in EMS

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:59:00

In 1968, when all 13 of Jacksonville, Florida’s ambulance services threatened to strike, Bart Walker was an eight-year-old fire buff who hung out with his heroes, the firefighters, whenever he could. “The details are a bit sketchy,” he says of that year, “but within one day, the fire department took over EMS.” “T ... Read More

Ambulance service combatting paramedic shortage with free classes

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:17:45

By EMS1 Staff SAGINAW, Mich. — An ambulance service is offering free paramedic classes in an effort to fight the nationwide shortage WNEM reported that Mobile Medical Response is using a grant from the state to offer a seven week emergency medical training course free of charge, and is even paying students $9 an hour to attend. MMR member Jas ... Read More

10 ways to develop confident EMS volunteers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:11:50

Here are creative ways to prepare EMS volunteers to provide outstanding care when calls are few and far between ... Read More

How to develop confident EMS volunteers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:43:17

SWOT analysis gives volunteers the opportunity to participate in the development of an action plan for training, increased competence and success ... Read More

Why it's time for an EMS Workers Bill of Rights

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:10:34

California's private EMS providers need to enjoy the same legal protections as firefighter-paramedics ... Read More

Why commitment is the foundation of volunteer EMS

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:56

A volunteer EMT without commitment or compassion is a short-term fix that usually becomes a long-term problem ... Read More

Attend a conference because EMS is bigger than your department

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:57:52

An EMS conference launched me from ambulance corps member to the full world of EMS history, current practice and professional camaraderie ... Read More

National EMS Memorial Service Releases Names of 2013 Honorees

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:38:33

Colorado Springs, CO - The National EMS Memorial Service today released the names of the 19 individuals from 10 states to be honored at the 2013 National EMS Memorial Service to be held Saturday, June 22 in Colorado Springs. The National EMS Memorial Service has, since 1992, been honoring America's EMS providers who have given their lives in th ... Read More

Novel Community Paramedic Program Announced by Pitt’s Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:52:12

Leading Southwestern Pennsylvania health care organizations will collaborate to provide home care to residents suffering from chronic conditions. ... Read More

EMS professionals meet with members of congress at EMS on the Hill Day

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:06:51

Contact: Rebecca Dinan Schneider Clinton, Miss. — To help ensure that emergency medical services (EMS) has a strong voice in the nation’s capitol and in government decisions that affect the field and its practitioners, 120 EMS professionals from 40 states and Puerto Rico advocated for EMS at the first EMS on the Hill Day, which took pla ... Read More

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Announces 2010 Routes

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:25:19

The Board of Directors of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc "Muddy Angels" would like to announce the routes for the 2010 ride. The vision of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride is see recognition of EMS as a profession, a reduction in debilitating injuries and LODD in EMS and a national EMS accountability system. It is our hope th ... Read More

Fight for equal benefits for ALL EMS practitioners!

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:31:58

NAEMTQuestion: If you died in the line of duty, would your family receive a federal benefit" Answer: Only if you work for a governmental entity. NAEMT believes that ALL EMS practitioners who die in the line of duty deserve the same benefits. Don't you agree"Congress established the Public Safety Officer Benefit (PSOB) program to provide a one-time ... Read More

3 ways to mark EMS Week

Tue, 18 May 2010 14:32:11

I really like the theme for EMS Week 2010 – Anytime, Anywhere, We'll be There – because it reflects the importance of personal and organizational readiness. Here are a few of my ideas for taking inventory and making a plan to live the theme of EMS Week for the rest of the year. ... Read More

Line-of-duty death and injury prevention

Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:31:25

It is possible to have zero injuries and deaths from ambulance collisions. A zero accident attitude — or ZAA! — is based on every responder following safe driving practices. ... Read More

Resolve to be personally prepared anytime of year

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:56:57

Check out these four tools that help individuals and families carry proper medical history and contact info at all times. ... Read More

Holiday safety tips for EMS providers to share with friends and family

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:53:25

As you interact with the community this holiday season, remember to remind them of these simple yet important seasonal safety tips. ... Read More

EMS promotion of helmets for snow sports

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:32:47

Getting kids to wear protective gear is not an easy task. Try these methods to promote helmet use among the little ones. ... Read More

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