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The Ambulance of the Future
Mike McEvoy and Joe Bourgaf, CEO of Ferno Washington, discuss current problems with ambulance safety, cost, functionality, and design along with solutions exhibited in a prototype ambulance as well as some very impressive designs currently in development.

EMS and Hospice
Host Mike McEvoy talks with John Sponholtz, a hospice case manager and author of an upcoming article on EMS response to hospice patients. They discuss the various kinds of hospice and palliative care, why you should be communicating with hospice any time you respond to one of their patients, and more.

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.


Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at w...

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a ma...

Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many p...

$14M could upgrade Grand Rapids' flood protection system

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say it's expected to cost at least $14 million to upgrade Grand Rapids' flood protection system along the Gran...

Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 4...

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Rothman Introduces Bill to Extend Narrowband Deadline for First Responders

Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has filed legislation, H.R. 3430, to extend a Federal Communicati...

Big Moose Ambulance Winter Rescue Sled

Recently the Big Moose Fire Co. and Big Moose Ambulance Company received a $1,000 donation from Dave Peterson, of Fourth Lake and Boonville, to ins...

Ivy Tech Community College Awards Joseph E. Rood, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest students Angela Webb and Shannon Nowlan have been awarded the annual Joseph E. Rood, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Responsive Respiratory Launches New O2 To Go! Cylinder Duration Online Calculator

Responsive Respiratory expands free technology offering with the O2 To Go! Cylinder Duration Online Calculator.

5.11 Tactical presents donation to FDNY Foundation

FDNY Commissioner and Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano and the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service Command Chief Abdo Nahmod will receive a do...


Six Dogs Make San Francisco Fire More Difficult for Firefighters

San Francisco firefighters battled a three-alarm fire Monday morning and said that two people suffered minor injuries in a fire that was hard to pu...

EMS Leaders Share How They Use Data to Improve EMS Systems

"If we have measures that are truly patient-centered... I believe we'll make much better decisions and make much more significant improvement,...

Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation in Doney Park (AZ) Fire

A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Doney Park.

Fire Crews Tackle Fire on Seattle Crane

Seattle firefighters spared three homes from burning Thursday morning after a crane burst into flames in West Seattle.

Two Firefighters Stabbed Responding to Medical Call in San Diego

Two firefighters were stabbed while responding to an EMS call in San Diego, California, according to a news report.


I Need a Driver!

Joint training with emergency medical services, whether part of or separate from your department, can make the difference when the bell tips and seconds truly count, writes Michael Morse.



EMS Performance Measures Call for Help

The EMS Compass Initiative, a project of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) funded by NHTSA, has been working to develop EMS...

Meridian Issues Cyanokit Advisory

Meridian Medical Technologies, manufacturer of the Cyanokit® (hydroxocobalamin) cyanide antidote has issued a letter to healthcare providers regard...

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 ...

Engine Company EMS

I Need a Driver!

Joint training with emergency medical services, whether part of or separate from your department, can make the difference when the bell tips and se...

First In

Talk about EMS. It does not hurt, and you might be surprised by how much you as a fire company actually know, Michael Morse writes.



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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Top EMS news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.

Mike McEvoy's Blog

If you missed the announcement from HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell (published in the March 5, 2015 issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine) on new Medicare targets for value-based payments, it's past time to wake up and smell the coffee!  Bottom line (and the reason EMS services need to be concerned): Medicare (aka HHS or Health and Human Services) plans to substantially accelerate…

A recent Jimmy Kimmel episode poking fun at EMS response times in New York City where Uber response time averages beat out EMS may not be so funny.  In an era where consumers can locate the nearest taxi, private car or rideshare from their mobile phone, it would seem that 9-1-1 is a bit behind.  Nationally, very few of us can see the locations of our apparatus and virtually nowhere can 9-1-1 callers learn the ETA of their assigned…

Which is better: letting pain and muscle spasm immobilize an injured spine or doing it with the same tools we’ve used for decades?  Should hypothermia begin DURING the arrest?  Do response times make any difference whatsoever in patient outcomes?  The answers to these and other hot EMS topics were intensely debated in Dallas last week at the 14th annual Gathering of Eagles, EMS State of the Science Conference.

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