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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.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Mike McEvoy talks with Kathy West, a noted fire service and EMS infection control expert (www.ic-ec.com) about hot topics in emerging infectious diseases including Ebola, enterovirus and influenza.

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.

Can Motorcycle Paramedics Be Used Effectively in Western EMS?

Motorcycle paramedics are a progressive and beneficial solution to reducing response times and improving patient care while also reducing operational costs, Ben Hunt says.

Fire-Based EMS Hot Buttons

Fire Service-Based EMS Toolkit Revised

The electronic toolkit originally released in 2010 to provide fire service leaders and fire union officials with the latest information and resources on Fire-Based EMS has been revised.

Fire-Based EMS: NEMSAC Issues National EMS Recommendations

The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a March 2013 summary report of recommendations for EMS in the United States.

On the Road: Driving Tips

IN Firefighter Injured When Flying Ice Strikes Apparatus

A Wayne Township (IN) firefighter was hurt Tuesday when ice flew off another vehicle and struck the fire apparatus he was traveling in.

FL Fire Department Unveils New Fire Truck Simulator

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue's Training Division recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art driving simulator.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

CDC Training: Ebola Preparedness and Emergency Department Training Modules

Training to help ED staff prepare to evaluate whether or not a patient might have EVD. Staff members should use this ...

Firefighter Survival: Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons

Anthony Riehl-Members have a multitude of excuses for not wearing their gear properly. A New Jersey firefighter recou...

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Emergency medical services (EMS) have grown considerably since our humble beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-...

Report: Glendale (AZ) Firefighters Used Excessive Force on Mentally Ill Man

An internal investigation into whether or not a group of Glendale firefighters used excessive force to restrain a men...

Mom, Six Kids Escape North Carolina Fire

Rocky Mount (NC) firefighters responded to a house fire that left a mother and her children scrambling to escape.

West Virginia Train Derailment Sends Crude Oil Cars into Kanawha River

Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Monday afternoon in Fayette County, triggering explos...

i-Women Welcomes New President Angela Hughes

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) is welcoming a new President, Angela ...

Icy Conditions Create Crash that Injured Two Maryland Volunteer EMS Workers

Two volunteer Montgomery County emergency medical services personnel were injured early Sunday when they were struck ...

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

The Triage Unit Leader reports to the Medical Group Supervisor and supervises Triage Personnel/Litter Bearers and the...

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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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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

Comment Now on Proposed AHA Guidelines 2015

The AHA and ILCOR are seeking public comment on scientific evidence evaluation questions that will be used to develop the 2015 guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.

Long-Awaited CV Disease Updates Released

Four long-overdue updates to treatment and monitoring guidelines for cardiovascular disease have finally been released. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACA) and American Heart Association (AHA) released updates to cholesterol treatment guidelines, cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment, CV risk reduction, and obesity management guidelines on November 14, 2013

BUG WARS

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.

Report on PAPR Use in Healthcare

The Institute of Medicine Report, Use and Effectiveness of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators in Health Care Report, was published yesterday.

DRUG ALERTS

IV Fluid Shortage: EMS Can Help

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released an urgent call to action on March 20, 2014 describing immediate actions healthcare providers, hospitals, and EMS services can take to alleviate the current acute shortage of large volume intravenous solutions.

Drug Shortages: Are You Part of the Problem?

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued in October 2013 lists steps the agency has taken to alleviate drug shortages in the United States. If you read between the lines, there is a suggestion that buyers (not just hospitals, but fire and EMS) may share responsibility for drug shortages.

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