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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.

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.

EMS NEWS

End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one of the victims called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared he's "going straight to hell."

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use.

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Report: Many Compton Firefighters Working Without EMT Permit

Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credenti...

Hundreds Attend Memorial for Miami Firefighter

For the last week of Rafael Garcia's life as he battled a brain tumor, friends and fellow firefighters shared preciou...

Mother and Child Critical After Fire at Long Beach (CA) Apartment Building

A mother and her young child were in critical condition after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Long Beach...

Delray Beach Fire Rescue Announces Annual Awards

Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBFR) has named Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Cafone as its 2015 Firefighter of the Year.&nb...

Skedco Unveils Sked RAS

Skedco, Inc., has created a new kit designed for rapid emergency evacuation of hospitalized patients or victims in an...

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

FDA Launches Drug Shortages App

The Food and Drug Administration released a mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices, to allow rapid access to drug shortage information.

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.

Engine Company EMS

Engine 14 on Scene

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

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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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