Austin-Travis County EMS

Force Multiplier Patient Care

October 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

What if you could keep hundreds of low-acuity patients a week from having to needlessly go to the emergency room? And what if by doing so you could reduce or eliminate the challenge of slow turn-around times, free up much-needed EMS and hospital resources, and help patients get the care they need faster, more affordably, and more efficiently?

Rapid Intervention: Don’t Just Stand There

November 4, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This Webcast analyzes the current training on rescuing down firefighters from a more proactive viewpoint. Included are tasks that can be accomplished by the rapid intervention team (RIT) to “soften up” not just the structure but also the entire scene so that we can access the structure in a more rapid fashion to rescue the firefighter.

Plane Burns After Takeoff Mishap in TX

A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway.
Firefighters on a hoseline

Pittsburgh Employee Thanks First Responders who Saved his Life

In an emotional reunion in the City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, city employee Matthew Meisenhelter got to meet the colleagues who saved his life — some of whom, up until then, he didn't know played a role in his survival.

NJ House Fire Leaves Two Residents, Two Firefighters Hurt

Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters injured during a house fire in Cranford.
Firefighter helmet

Bloomington (IN) Fire Department Receives Rare Recognition

When emergency calls came into Bloomington Fire Department only a few years ago, alarms rang in all Bloomington fire stations, and firefighters had to consult physical maps hanging on walls to determine which station's crew should be dispatched.

Firefighters Settle Lawsuit Linked to Deadly 2019 Farmington (ME) Explosion

Claims filed last year in a civil lawsuit against two companies in connection to the deadly September 2019 building explosion in Farmington have been settled.

ME LifeFlight Helicopter Struck by Ambulance Could be Back in Air

A LifeFlight helicopter that was damaged early Monday morning when it was struck by a slow-moving ambulance likely will need a rotor blade replaced but could return to service.

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