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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.

Emergency Medicine in U.S. and Australia
Mike McEvoy talks with Richard Pryor, an emergency physician from the United States who is currently practicing in Australia. Dr. Pryor describes the job and daily routine of an Emergency Medicine Physician and compares his experience in the U.S. with Australia.

Building a Better Ambulance with NIST
Mike McEvoy talks with Jennifer Marshall from NIST about the research and development work being done to design and build safer ambulances.

EMS NEWS

Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.

UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators.

14 hurt, 2 seriously, in Brooklyn collision of bus, minivan

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a minivan has collided with a New York City bus, injuring 14 people, two of them seriously.

A look at US Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. The agency has $36 million to spend on projects during the next fiscal year — a fraction of the funds needed for the work.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Two Dead and One Injured After Helicopter Crash in Saucier (MS)

Two people are dead and one is severely injured after a U.S. Forest Service helicopter crashed Monday.

NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the...

Firefighters Associations Host BBQ for Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

Local associations, Truckee Meadows Firefighters Local 3895 and Incline Firefighters Local 2139, recently hosted a BB...

Report: Many Compton Firefighters Working Without EMT Permit

Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credenti...

Hundreds Attend Memorial for Miami Firefighter

For the last week of Rafael Garcia's life as he battled a brain tumor, friends and fellow firefighters shared preciou...

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

FDA Launches Drug Shortages App

The Food and Drug Administration released a mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices, to allow rapid access to drug shortage information.

Survey Finds MRSA Prevalent in Washington Fire Stations

A survey sent out to 33 fire stations around Washington state found more than a half tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a news report.

Report on PAPR Use in Healthcare

The Institute of Medicine Report, Use and Effectiveness of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators in Health Care Report, was published yesterday.

Engine Company EMS

Engine 14 on Scene

When we work together, everybody benefits. Michael Morse on communication and 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.

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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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