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Paramedics: Australia and the U.S.
Guest Peter McKie, an Australian paramedic and clinical educator turned inventor, talks with host Mike McEvoy about his experiences as a medic Down Under.

Emergency Medicine in U.S. and Australia
Mike McEvoy talks with Richard Pryor, an emergency physician from the United States who is currently practicing in Australia. Dr. Pryor describes the job and daily routine of an Emergency Medicine Physician and compares his experience in the U.S. with Australia.

Building a Better Ambulance with NIST
Mike McEvoy talks with Jennifer Marshall from NIST about the research and development work being done to design and build safer ambulances.

EMS NEWS

Storms developing from Texas through central Nebraska

HOUSTON (AP) — Storms featuring high winds, hail and at least one report of a tornado swept through an area stretching from southern Texas to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and central Nebraska on Saturday, and more were forecast later in the evening.

Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11

FRESNO, California (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, at least three of them critically, authorities said.

Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.

Fire breaks out at deep-water terminal in Canada

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (AP) — Dark, smelly smoke from a fire at a deep-water port billowed over the town of Squamish, forcing officials to ask residents to stay indoors.

Mexico oil spill affects drinking water for Tabasco city

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Washington D.C. Officials Hope to Expand Fire Department

The District's mayor and incoming fire chief are throwing open the doors to the fire department, offering an entrance...

First Responders Offered Autism Awareness Training

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide...

news in brief

A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive St...

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program

As generations of firefighters retire from the fire service, their experience goes with them. What can we do to retai...

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for th...

Damage Control Extrication: An Approach to Critical Trauma Patients

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

EMS Telemedicine Questionnaire: Assessing the Impact of Prehospital Video

NPSTC's EMS Working Group is currently studying the use of prehospital (EMS) mobile telemedicine. This questionnaire is one step to help determine how video and images might be used in the prehospital patient care setting.

FDA Launches Drug Shortages App

The Food and Drug Administration released a mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices, to allow rapid access to drug shortage information.

Survey Finds MRSA Prevalent in Washington Fire Stations

A survey sent out to 33 fire stations around Washington state found more than a half tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a news report.

Engine Company EMS

Engine 14 on Scene

When we work together, everybody benefits. Michael Morse on communication and engine company EMS.

Firefighter Down: Treating Cardiac Arrest

Firefighters are more susceptible to cardiovascular events than the average person because of their work environments and exertion levels, writes Robert C. Owens Sr.

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Active Shooter Training

The Firefighters Support Foundation unveils two new related training programs on rapid response procedures at active shooter incidents.

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