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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.

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.


Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it.

18-year-old gets 25 years for grandparents' deaths in fire

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who killed the grandparents who cared for her apologized and said she'll feel guilt for the rest of her life as a judge handed down a 25-year sentence.

Indianapolis 500 drivers manage to keep cars on ground

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Walker looked and sounded relieved after Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Governor: NC residents should prepare for hurricane season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.

What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph (80 kph) speed limit.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Indian River County (FL) Provides Timeline for Firefighters' Temporary Housing

Assistant Chief for Emergency Medical Services Brian Burkeen said that the first modular housing unit for firefighter...

Maryland Fire Department Offers Memorial Day Safety Tips

Memorial Day is commonly thought of as the start of summer. Mark E. Brady of the  Prince George’s County (MD) Fi...

Oklahoma Firefighter Stabbed on Medical Call

A Sapulpa (OK) firefighter was stabbed while responding to an EMS call yesterday, according to news reports.

Report: Bariatric Patient Pulled from Colorado Fire Died of Drug Overdose

It took two crews of firefighters to pull a 360-pound male patient from a burning Colorado Springs (CO) tow...

Two Florida Firefighters Injured in Multi-Storage Unit Fire

A dangerous fire that's already hurt two firefighters is finally close to being extinguished in Valrico, more than se...

Damage Control Extrication: An Approach to Critical Trauma Patients



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 performance measures and needs your help. 

Meridian Issues Cyanokit Advisory

Meridian Medical Technologies, manufacturer of the Cyanokit® (hydroxocobalamin) cyanide antidote has issued a letter to healthcare providers regarding a potential problem with the sterile transfer spike included in the kit.

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.

Engine Company EMS

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.

Engine 14 on Scene

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



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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