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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

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

FRESNO, California (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by usi...

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a...

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new ana...

Coroner: Man dies of injuries from crash 50 years ago

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania a half-cen...

3 generations of Swedish family linked by single womb

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother...

Featured Fire EMS Articles

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.

California Firefighter Falls Through Roof of Restaurant

A firefighter battling a blaze fell through the roof of an Indian restaurant near Miramar Wednesday morning

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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...

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2015 Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the second round of winners in the 20...

Identification Systems Group Announces Initiative to Improve Patient Safety

ISG offers exclusive products to provide complete systems of thermal wristbands, labels, printers that also include on-site consultation and ongoin...

ID Firefighters Respond to Duplex Fire

No one was injured in a fire that destroyed one half of a duplex at 1512 W. Boise Avenue in Boise Thursday morning.

Humpday Hangout Postscript: A Message from the FCSN

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire/EMS personnel and their families cope with cancer and to provide cancer aware...

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Tradition in EMS is Impacting Responder Safety

How far would you go for your safety? P.J. Norwood says it's time to consider helmets for EMS providers.

FIRE EMS VIDEO

FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

Comment Now On EMS Performance Measures

The EMS Compass Project operated by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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

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...

I Need a Driver!

Joint training with emergency medical services, whether part of or separate from your department, can make the difference when the bell tips and se...

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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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