Mass. bill would allow EMS providers to treat injured K-9s

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:25:52 +0000
Police called the proposed legislation a common sense move that would save dogs serving the community

Wash. first responders teach school nurses how to control bleeding

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:17:06 +0000
Pasco Fire Department PIO Ben Shearer said he hopes to eventually see a ‘Stop the Bleed’ kit in every classroom, as well as in public places in the community

'Innovative' partnership allows police officer to double as paramedic

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:12:02 +0000
Mikeal Tordsen is sanctioned to also serve as a paramedic while on duty as a police officer after proposing a unique partnership between his two employers

Seattle health officials urge safer drug use after 7 overdoses in one day

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Health officials are advising people who use drugs to have naloxone on hand, which can be obtained at needle exchanges and other locations

Ind. mayoral candidate calls for reinstation of city-run ambulance service

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Kokomo mayoral candidate Kevin Summers claimed residents have seen delays in receiving medical assistance because of no available ambulances

Civilians save man who suffered medical emergency from burning vehicle

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Nicholas Arens, 38, was subsequently airlifted from the accident scene by Life Link helicopter to the Hennepin County Medical Center

Mich. first responders rescue man trapped between semi tires

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Officials said the trapped man was servicing the tractor-trailer's refrigeration unit when another person attempted to move the truck — unaware that the man was there

Rescue operation riddled with mishaps including falling tree, burning car

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
A rescue operation at Shaver Lake during a fierce winter storm turned into an all-day saga for a stranded couple and group of deputies

NC county to begin 911 consolidation

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:30:00 +0000
Beginning on the morning of Jan. 27 , Rockingham County will begin the process to merge all four dispatch centers into a single dispatch point

Radio Ramblings: The Art of Hospital Radio Reporting

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:33:32 +0000
The EMS radio report to the hospital done well communicates vital information to help the hospital prepare for the patient's arrival

Air Methods’ airway management tool published in leading trauma textbook

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:52:32 +0000
Air Methods’ HEAVEN Criteria was established as the gold standard process for airway management in a book for NAEMT’s CE program

FDNY EMT testifies in gory samurai sword domestic attack trial

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:44:18 +0000
FDNY EMT Ryan Walsh testified in a first-degree assault trial and gave a graphic description of the scene inside the building where the attack occurred in 2016

Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from space, causes NASA scare

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:18:45 +0000
Dutch astronaut André Kuipers was making a call via the Johnson Space Center switchboard when he missed a number and called 911

EMS From a Distance: The whole package

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:54:07 +0000
Why compromise on capabilities when recruiting EMS providers?

Man charged with killing FDNY EMT found fit to stand trial

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:41:55 +0000
Jose Gonzalez, who is accused of fatally running over FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, is charged with murder, manslaughter and robbery

American Red Cross issues emergency blood call

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00:08 +0000
Over the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Red Cross collected about 27,000 fewer donations across the country than needed

How to build the perfect clinical department

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:18:49 +0000
Our co-hosts discuss what details make for a flawless, smoothly-run clinical department, and how you can achieve it at your agency

6 essential roles of the EMS company officer

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:57:44 +0000
Empower through responsibility and invest through insight in your supervisory staff and company culture

EMS chief credits custom ambulance for saving crew, patient in crash

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:28:37 +0000
Kootenai County EMS Chief Chris Way said the ambulance, which was designed with safety in mind, “did its job” after a drunk driver crashed into it

Paramedic who was hurt after wrong-way driver hit ambulance recalls crash

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:53:48 +0000
Paul Sanchez hopes to return to work by the end of the year after being suspended by his seat belt in the head-on collision