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EMS Hot Buttons
Host Mike McEvoy talks with Ridgefield (CT) Lt. Rom Duckworth about current crises, hot buttons, and controversies in fire-based EMS. They discuss the Field EMS Bill, the Affordable Care Act, community paramedics and mobile integrated health, the effects of declining volunteerism, and increased demands for training.

Small Town and Wilderness EMS
Mike McEvoy and his guest Chris Willis discuss of small town EMS and wilderness responses.

EMS Technology Insights
From the show floor of the National Teaching Institute (NTI), the annual educational conference of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, host Mike McEvoy interviews three experts to garner some "under the hood" information about 12-lead interpretation algorithms, the inner workings of pulse oximetry, and CPR performance feedback devices.

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.

Can Motorcycle Paramedics Be Used Effectively in Western EMS?

Motorcycle paramedics are a progressive and beneficial solution to reducing response times and improving patient care while also reducing operational costs, Ben Hunt says.

Fire-Based EMS Hot Buttons

Comment Now On Draft EMS Agenda

The National EMS Advisory Committee (NEMSAC) seeks your input on their draft recommended revisions to the EMS Education Agenda for the Future.

Fire Service-Based EMS Toolkit Revised

The electronic toolkit originally released in 2010 to provide fire service leaders and fire union officials with the latest information and resources on Fire-Based EMS has been revised.

On the Road: Driving Tips

IN Firefighter Injured When Flying Ice Strikes Apparatus

A Wayne Township (IN) firefighter was hurt Tuesday when ice flew off another vehicle and struck the fire apparatus he was traveling in.

FL Fire Department Unveils New Fire Truck Simulator

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue's Training Division recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art driving simulator.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Phoenix World Burn Congress Slated for Anaheim

A severe burn can be one of the most complex injuries that a family can experience both physically and emotionally.

Pierce Delivers Five Velocity Fire Apparatus to Lake Havasu City (AZ) Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, delivered four Pierce Velocity pumpers and one Pierc...

Prominent East Lake Shore Drive Building Subscribes to RealView LLC's CommandScope Pre-Plan Program

The 209 East Lake Shore Drive building, a prominent, 20-story luxury residential building, is being life safety pre-p...

San Bernardino (CA) Firefighters Attack Four Fires in Two Hours

Firefighters began their week fighting four fires in two hours early Monday morning, one of which claimed a man's life.

YLD Announces 2014 Scholarship Competition

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards competition

Goose Creek Firefighter Loses Cancer Battle

Steve Skipton, a Goose Creek firefighter and 9/11 first responder battling Stage 4 cancer, died Saturday evening surr...

Over-the-Glasses Eye Protection a Cost-Effective Alternative to Prescription Safety Glasses

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Ice Bucket Challenge Firefighters Remain in Hospital

Two Central Kentucky firefighters remained hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping o...

Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon...

Firefighters Injured During 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in Kentucky

Three firefighters were injured while participating in the "ice bucket challenge" on Campbellsville Univers...

FEATURED

A new training program on firefighters and EMS response to gunfire at emergency scenes.      

Response to Gunfire

This program addresses the types of gunfire events that first responders may find themselves at.

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

Long-Awaited CV Disease Updates Released

Four long-overdue updates to treatment and monitoring guidelines for cardiovascular disease have finally been released. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACA) and American Heart Association (AHA) released updates to cholesterol treatment guidelines, cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment, CV risk reduction, and obesity management guidelines on November 14, 2013

Ventilation Affects Post Arrest Neuro Outcomes

A recent study found both hypercapnia and hypocapnia lead to poor neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest.

BUG WARS

Is Your Stethoscope Dirty?

A study published this year in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings compared contamination of physician hands to their stethoscopes.

Hand Sanitizers Not Readily Accessible

One in five U.S. healthcare facilities fails to have hand sanitizers at every point of patient care, according to a recent study.

DRUG ALERTS

IV Fluid Shortage: EMS Can Help

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released an urgent call to action on March 20, 2014 describing immediate actions healthcare providers, hospitals, and EMS services can take to alleviate the current acute shortage of large volume intravenous solutions.

Drug Shortages: Are You Part of the Problem?

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued in October 2013 lists steps the agency has taken to alleviate drug shortages in the United States. If you read between the lines, there is a suggestion that buyers (not just hospitals, but fire and EMS) may share responsibility for drug shortages.

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