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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.

EMS NEWS

Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by S...

WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing...

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women'...

At a Glance: A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton released a letter from her doctor Friday that declared her to be in "excellent physical co...

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in W...

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Envision Healthcare Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Rural/Metro

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) (Envision), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rural/Metro Corporation (Rural/Metro...

Two Hurt in Large Las Vegas Pool Fire

Two people suffered minor injuries during a massive fire Saturday at the pool of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Spotswood (NJ) EMS Official Killed in Ambulance Accident

A Piscataway woman working with the Spotswood Emergency Services was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning

Utah Firefighter and Boy Burned at Fireworks Accident at Fire Station

A fireworks explosion on Thursday hurt three people and set a Piute County town's fire station ablaze.

Boston Firefighters Back Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Boston 2024 collected an important political endorsement Thursday as well, from the 2,500-member Boston Firefighters Local 718.

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Envision Healthcare Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Rural/Metro

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) (Envision), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rural/Metro Corporation (Rural/Metro...

From the Jumpseat: Self-Starters

Mark J. Cotter offers this insightful parable about the importance of doing the job no matter the department for which you work.

Innovative Collapsed Building Simulator to Appear at Keystone Fire Conference

"Imagine a hockey player showing up for training camp having not worked out all summer," said Riley Cote, former left winger for the Phil...

Documenting Performance and Evaluations

Understand what you need to accomplish in an evaluation and how to explain it to firefighters in terms they understand. With a sidebar by RANDALL M...

WHO in Hot Water Again

The World Health Organization continues on a downward spiral following their botched handling of the H1N1 outbreak. 

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From the Jumpseat: Self-Starters

Mark J. Cotter offers this insightful parable about the importance of doing the job no matter the department for which you work.

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WHO in Hot Water Again

The World Health Organization continues on a downward spiral following their botched handling of the H1N1 outbreak. 

Guidelines for IV Push Meds Released

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has released a report from a two-day summit held in September 2014 on safe administration of intravenou...

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...

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EMS Point Person

A good officer has evaluated his member’s strengths and weaknesses and can rely on the right person to do the right thing on an EMS call. Michael M...

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...

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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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Mike McEvoy's Blog

Having just weeded through a very large queue of FDIC 2016 speaker proposals, I thought I might share some tips and pearls for prospective conference speakers and presenters.  Three times or more each year, I cull through speaker proposals, grading and selecting those I believe would best serve the needs of FDIC, EMS Today (our sister magazine "JEMS" annual conference) and Pulse Check (a small New York State EMS Conference).  Some conferences limit the number of submissions, others don't. …

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…

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