Roundtable: Engaging EMS providers to improve morale

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:49:36 +0000
Identifying providers’ needs and implementing outside industry strategies can create an EMS culture that fosters retention and growth

Intoxicated man cuts saline bags, drinks from them in back of rig

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:29:59 +0000
David L. Gardener was arrested for battery of a police officer after he was removed from the back of an ambulance for drinking saline from bags

Ind. town denies request for third ambulance

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:19:15 +0000
If a 911 call comes in for emergency medical care, often services must come from surrounding town, due to a lack of rigs

Iowa emergency services delivers bottled water amid boil advisory

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:23:54 +0000
Members of the Forest City Ambulance Service delivered water to elderly and disabled members of the community due to flooded roads

Calif. paramedic killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:51:43 +0000
American Medical Response paramedic Edward Lustro died when his motorcycle collided with a car on the highway

Suspect steals Oklahoma City ambulance, lead police on chase

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:53:27 +0000
An ambulance was stolen in Oklahoma City after paramedics left keys in the ignition while transporting a patient from the ambulance to the emergency room

Woman steals ambulance with employee inside

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:11:45 +0000
An employee was restocking an ambulance parked at Navicent Health Medical Center when a woman got in the driver seat and drove off

Fla. paramedic honored for off-duty drowning rescue

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:05:13 +0000
Sunstar Paramedics Safety and Risk Coordinator Joshua Hoover was awarded the Commissioner Moroni Award of Excellence in EMS for his quick actions

Fallen FDNY EMT honored with emergency call box

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:44:14 +0000
New York Fire Department EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in 2017 after a man stole her ambulance and ran her down

Wis. paramedic honored after losing battle with cancer

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:02:56 +0000
Milwaukee Fire Department Lt. Odell Minor died after serving 24 years as a paramedic

NY hospital to launch mobile stroke units in April

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:13:13 +0000
Two mobile stroke units will hit the road April 1, and all care administered by their crews, including CT scans and stroke-alleviating medications, will be free to patients

ND EMS provider looking for woman who helped save a life

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:18:01 +0000
Jamestown Ambulance Service is searching for a woman who helped shovel drifted snow to allow emergency responders to gain access to a patient’s house

Fla. ambulance hits woman on bicycle

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:09:34 +0000
Katherine Stafford was hit by the rig as she was riding down the street on her bike, thrown into the road and suffered serious injuries

911 dispatcher recalls discussing homicide with distressed caller

Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:30:38 +0000
After allegedly killing a co-worker, William “Will” C. Lee talked to 911 dispatcher Colleen about what he had done, the future and whether his parents would still love him

911 Dispatcher Family Survey seeks participants

Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:12:26 +0000
A study into the critical stress issues experienced by the families of 911 operators is looking for anonymous participants for a 10-question survey

What STEMI patients need paramedics to know

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:41:09 +0000
Our co-hosts sit down with Rob Theriault, a 35-year paramedic veteran, and a recent STEMI patient, who gives listeners both sides of the emergency

3 non-monetary solutions to volunteer EMS retention

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:38:45 +0000
Volunteer EMS providers are motivated by respect; use appreciation, clear expectations and creature comforts to keep them engaged and satisfied

Hawaii department of health pushing to review EMS systems

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:03:03 +0000
Following several reports of ambulances breaking down on calls, the officials at the state Department of Health wants to review resource allocations

Mo. county adds 911 cell phone tax to April ballot

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:05:38 +0000
The appearance of the measure on the ballot is due the a continual decrease in funding from the landline tax

Ga. EMS agency adds 3 therapy dogs to staff

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:52:29 +0000
Macy Mae, Bijou and Knox provide emotional support for members of the Gaston EMS team