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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.

Sudden Cardiac Events in Firefighters
Host Mike McEvoy talks to Drs. Stephanos Kales of Harvard Medical School and Denise Smith of Skidmore College in a lively and informative discussion on why firefighters, including some very young members, suffer sudden cardiac events.

EMS: Past, Present, and Future
Host Mike McEvoy interviews Stan Horan, a veteran paramedic who retired after serving for more than 30 years in King County (WA) Medic One.

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.

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

Firefighters and MDA Celebrate "60 Years Strong"

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off anot...

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Imp...
Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatc...

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 3...

Mission Manager Re-Launches Emergency Management Software;

Mission Manager, Inc. announced the re-launch of its cloud-based incident manager tool that has helped first responde...

San Francisco 911 System in State of Emergency, Report Says

San Francisco's 911 system, ambulances, and emergency rooms are understaffed and under strain, according to a new rep...

North Carolina Firefighters Battle Rock Quarry Fire

West Edgecombe and Rock Mount firefighters responded a fire in a large hydraulic drilling machine at the bottom of a ...

San Francisco Firefighters Seek Funding for Mental Health Services

When the toils of the job become too intense, San Francisco police can take advantage of in-house mental health servi...

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Offers Stress First Aid Online

As firefighters we are trained and ready to do our best to try to save lives and property of people in our community....

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

New Organization for Public Safety Infection Control Officers

The National Association for Public Safety Infection Control Officers (NAPSICO) is a new non-profit association established to give you the tools needed to develop and manage an effective infection control program in your department.

Finally, an EMS Infection Control Reference

APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has developed a free, downloadable Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services.

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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