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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

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.

Fire-Based EMS: NEMSAC Issues National EMS Recommendations

The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a March 2013 summary report of recommendations for EMS in the United States.

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

CSB Chairperson Warns Against Use of Methanol During Laboratory and Classroom Combustion Demonstrations

Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevad...

Firefighter in D.C. Patient Death Case Heads Back to Academy

The probationary firefighter who was initially blamed when an elderly man died after being denied treatment near a D....

NVFC Staff Accepts Challenge and Donates to Firefighter Support Fund

The staff of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was recently challenged by the staff of the International Ass...

Firefighters Bring Support Network to Child Burn Survivors

No one understands the harrowing after effects of a fire more than professional fire fighters. They are first on the ...

IAFF to Honor Fallen Firefighters

This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and paramedics who paid the ultim...

St. Louis (MO) Fire Department Damaged, One Man Shot During Rolling Gun Fight

The two cars involved crashed through the fence of the SLFD headquarters located on Jefferson at Cass Avenue.

Kentucky Firefighters Remain Hospitalized After Ice Bucket Accident

Two Campbellsville firefighters, injured during a charity event, are still being treated at University Hospital.

Audit Finds Sacramento Fire Department Should Keep More Accurate Count of Narcotics

Eight years after a scandal over stolen morphine in the Sacramento Fire Department, a city audit has found that the a...

Names of 168 Fallen Firefighters Etched into Wall of Honor

Each name tells a story. This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and para...

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Pro...

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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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FIRE EMS VIDEO

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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