Mass. ambulance reported stolen recovered following police pursuit

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:40:38 +0000
The ambulance sustained a flat tire and crashed into an unoccupied Ford Explorer parked at an intersection

Pa. officials approve bill to forgive student loans of volunteer first responders

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:23:02 +0000
The bill would create the First Responder Loan Forgiveness Program, under which college graduates could have up to $16,000 in loans forgiven

Texas boy, 11, suffers minor head injury after ambulance hits him

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:59:50 +0000
The driver of the ambulance swerved to miss the child, but he was hit in the head by the side mirror of the vehicle

Crews assess Houston-area damage after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Emergency crews evacuated 87 residents from a nursing home in Porter as floodwaters began to seep into the home

Honoring the memory of Paramedic Bryan Fass

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:53:27 +0000
In this episode, our co-hosts reflect on the life of Bryan Fass, who died on Sept. 16, 2019, leaving a legacy of contributions to EMS health and fitness, safety and readiness

Photo of the Week: 1970 Cadillac Superior Ambulance

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:20:28 +0000

Video: Texas first responders rescue elderly, dog

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:53:38 +0000
A video posted on social media depicts the Huntsville and New Waverly fire departments performing water rescues

Lack of EMT, paramedic certification renewals in Ark. spurs action

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:46:30 +0000
The Arkansas Department of Health reported that nearly 800 EMTs and paramedics have not renewed their license this year

Social media videos capture Texas water rescues, flooded city

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:27:53 +0000
The Harris County Sheriff office shared images and a video of first responders rescuing people stranded in their cars

Fla. Firefighter-EMT returns from Bahamas, says it's 'like a war zone'

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:51:26 +0000
Tony Rosado was part of the Florida chapter of the American Volunteer Emergency Response Team deployed to the region after the disaster

Ga. county to extend contract with troubled ambulance provider

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:25:24 +0000
DeKalb County officials will vote to extend the contract with AMR, which continues to face criticism over its performance

10 things you need to know about telemedicine

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:10:13 +0000
Lessons learned from Houston’s ETHAN program can help your agency design, launch and manage a telemedicine program for your community

Tropical Storm Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:39:34 +0000
Officials in Harris County said there had been a combination of at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations

How paramedics can open the door to long-term recovery with buprenorphine

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:30:43 +0000
By leveraging naloxone and buprenorphine, along with behavioral therapies, medication-assisted treatment attacks opioid addiction from all sides

Study: Washington ranked first in first responder salaries

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:43:31 +0000
Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and West Virginia ranked the lowest in annual wages of first responders

Texas EMS agency operator pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:40:00 +0000
Under his plea agreement, Joseph Kimble will serve 30 months in federal prison pay more than $750,000 in restitution

SC man accused of spraying starter fluid on EMS crews

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:34:10 +0000
The man sprayed responding EMS crews with starter fluid and told police he believed that first responders were trying to kill him

Improve performance, hospital relationships and morale with process owners

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:34:07 +0000
Montgomery County, Maryland Fire & Rescue Service’s Russell Patterson shares how process ownership is streamlining their ACS, STEMI management

Study of underrepresented groups shows change will be slow to come in EMS diversity

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:26:29 +0000
Researchers suggest early recruitment efforts to improve the lack of diversity in EMS, which has cultural divide, communication implications

What’s the nicest thing a patient has ever said to you?

Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:58:07 +0000
EMS1 readers share the patient comments that brightened their day, and reminded them why they chose a career in emergency services