New Orleans EMS providers discuss responding to strange calls

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 04:44:22 +0000
New Orleans EMS officials said they are highly and uniquely trained to save people in even the strangest of situations

Mass. first responders receive awards for high-profile responses

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:51:51 +0000
The award winners were honored for courage while responding to the shooting of K-9 Sgt. Sean Gannon and the rescue of a woman who broke through the ice of a pond

Paramedic helps save own dad after responding to cardiac arrest call

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:48:50 +0000
San Antonio Fire Department David Nielsen was dispatched to his father’s home, who was in cardiac arrest when Nielsen arrived

Wash. mayor vetoes ordinance which stopped countywide integration of 911

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:43:24 +0000
Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters

Northern Calif. wildfire death toll rises to 81, 870 missing

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:07:09 +0000
The Camp Fire death toll climbed to 81 after the remains of two more people were found, authorities said

12 first responder charities to donate to this season

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 02:43:12 +0000
Support first responders injured in the line of duty, new recruit education and the families of the fallen

Victims of ND air ambulance crash identified

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:01:56 +0000
Pilot Todd Lasky, paramedic Chris Iverson and nurse Bonnie Cook died when their Metro Area Ambulance plane crashed

What you need to know about first responder counseling

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 05:47:51 +0000
Ask your counselor these questions to understand confidentiality and their understanding of first responder culture

Woman thanks paramedics who helped her and her newborn 3 years ago

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:31:33 +0000
Paramedic Alex Villanueva and his team reunited with Krystal Daniels when she arrived at the Springfield Township Fire Department to thank them for helping her in 2015

Couple converts retired ambulance into traveling home

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:53:03 +0000
Bill Smyth and Logan Miller converted a 1994 Ford E350 ambulance, which was in New York during 9/11, into a home that they will use to hit the road on a trip from Canada to Mexico

Video: LAFD helicopter rescues 3 from wildfire

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:15:29 +0000
Los Angeles fire officials paused their work dropping water on the Woolsey Fire to rescue three people and two dogs who were stuck in a remote area

3 EMS innovations making our communities safer

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:15:03 +0000
From required BLS, to community AEDs and kiosk-based training, communities around the country are becoming better equipped for emergencies

NFL team pays tribute to Calif. responders, victims

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:00:10 +0000
The Rams brought first responders and victims togther in no more than few days’ time, and gave away thousands of tickets to those most affected by the tragedies

FEMA launches program to help first responders affected by disaster

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:49:34 +0000
The First Responders Registration Intake gives first responders the opportunity to register for assistance when their work schedules allow

The importance of national EMS conferences

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:39:16 +0000
Our co-hosts sit down with EMS World Expo Editorial Advisory Board member Ray Barishansky, who provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a national conference

Marijuana laws: Why medics should just say no

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:44:54 +0000
What happens if EMS providers who use marijuana safely and legally, but test positive days later in violation of policies?

Officials identify Chicago gunman who killed 3, including police officer

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 06:14:37 +0000
Authorities identified the gunman as Juan Lopez, who killed a doctor, a pharmacy resident and Officer Samuel Jimenez

Test your knowledge: Prehospital treatment for stroke patients

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:42:16 +0000
Stroke affects someone in the U.S. every 40 seconds. Are you prepared to respond to that call?

National EMS Memorial to honor first responders

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:18:19 +0000
Legislation recognizes and remembers first responder line of duty deaths

Former flight paramedic recalls surviving fatal air ambulance crash

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:17:25 +0000
Derek Boehm said the Native Air crew was on its last flight of the day when the helicopter crashed into a remote part of the Superstition Mountains in 2015