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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

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

Chemical accident at Ohio water treatment plant injures 4

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Four people were hurt when chlorine was mistakenly mixed with fluoride and emitted poisonous fumes at a northeast Ohio wa...

Crews evacuate homes near fire in Salt Lake City suburb

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — A brush fire fueled by shifting winds near the mouth of a Salt Lake City-area canyon burned an outbuilding Tuesday ...

The Latest: 5th suspect in deaths of 71 migrants in jail

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

Little League teams gets hero's welcome as it returns home

LEWISBERRY, Pa. (AP) — The victory went to Tokyo, but members of Lewisberry's Red Land Little League team returned to their small community as home...

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenl...

Two Injured in Santa Clara (CA) Gas Explosion

Two people -- one of whom is a firefighter -- were hurt after a gas explosion Wednesday afternoon rocked a Santa Clara strip mall and caused at lea...

Woman and Dog Killed in Accident with Baltimore County EMS

A woman and a dog were killed in a crash with a Baltimore County Fire Department emergency vehicle responding to a priority call in Owings Mills Th...

Minnesota Fire Department Members Put on Leave After Nursing Home Death

The chief of the Maplewood (MN) Fire Department and five other employees were placed on administrative leave in the wake of a fatal incident at a n...

Chattanooga Firefighter Who Caught Baby Also Lost His Home in Same Fire

A few moments after Vernon Lane climbed into bed Thursday night, someone pounded on his door and yelled that there was a fire and he had to get out.

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Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenl...

JerseyNet Broadband Network Provides Unobstructed Data Connectivity to First Responders during Atlantic City Concerts

New Jersey’s first-ever real-world implementation of FirstNet  was an unqualified success, setting a precedent for effectively using the ...

There Is No Such Thing as an Ex- Firefighter! Reaching Out to Retirees

Whether career or volunteer, once a firefighter accepts that oath to be a firefighter and experiences the pride that goes with it, he is a firefigh...

news in brief

NVFC, IAFC encourage departments to create a culture of safety

Boundary Management

We have recently been discussing how the basic capability of a boss connects to the effect of what that boss does and, just as critical, how he doe...

FEATURED

Responding to Overdoses

Responding to an opiate overdose has the potential to be one of the more satisfying experiences in a firefighter’s career, but it is up to us to do things right, Mike Morse writes.

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

CDC Updates Ebola PPE Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its PPE guidance for healthcare workers caring for suspected and confirmed Ebola patients.

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...

Engine Company EMS

Responding to Overdoses

Responding to an opiate overdose has the potential to be one of the more satisfying experiences in a firefighter’s career, but it is up to us to do...

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...

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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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Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

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