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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.


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Bear cubs euthanized after mother hit, killed by motorcycle

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State wildlife officials euthanized two black bear cubs after their mother was killed in a collision with a motorcycle.

Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire at a radar facility in Aurora that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide in September.

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.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot Aerial Tiller Apparatus Delivered to Minneapolis Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce® Arrow XT™ 100-foot aeri...

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...

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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