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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 ( about hot topics in emerging infectious diseases including Ebola, enterovirus and influenza.

Specialty Care Transport: When To Say No
Host Mike McEvoy speaks with Dr. Deb Funk, a New York emergency physician and director of a flight service and a ground-based critical care transport program. They discuss scope of practice for paramedics, anticipating patient complications, how to recognize when you're in over your head, the role of the service medical director, and strategies for resolving conflicts and disagreements about transfers.

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

Green Bay (WI) Firefighters Union Loses Fight Over Making House Calls

The Green Bay (WI) firefighters union has lost a grievance regarding the implementation of a program that would see f...

Fire Forces Evacuations at Culver City (CA) Hospital

Police Release Findings of Philadelphia Firefighter Sex Investigation

The Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a fe...

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public He...

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy

Scenario: It is the fifth day of a statewide health emergency.

IFSI Earns Re-Accreditation from Pro Board

The Illinois Fire Service Institute ((IFSI) achieved a five-year re-accreditation from Pro Board. The award was prese...

Milwaukee Firefighter Recounts Rescue of Boy from Fire

A Milwaukee (WI) firefighter talked to reporters about the rescue of a young child from a house fire earlier this mon...

Multi-State Measles Outbreak Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning health care providers to be on the alert for new case...

D.C. Refutes Metro Claim Firefighter Radios Hampered Rescue

The District of Columbia is pushing back against the Metro system's explanation that firefighters had difficulty usin...

Skedco Introduces Patient Simulator

Skedco is introducing a new (patent pending) patient simulators that will solve many of the problems rescue trainers ...



Active Shooter Training

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




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

Ventilation Affects Post Arrest Neuro Outcomes

A recent study found both hypercapnia and hypocapnia lead to poor neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest.


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.


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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