Little fills a firefighter with as much dread as a call for an unresponsive, sick, or injured child. Read more from Michael Morse.
Practice makes perfect, and the only way to practice establishing IV access is by doing it. Michael Morse has some thoughts on engine company EMS.
There are times when an engine company response to an EMS call is needless. Michael Morse examines patient refusal (and demand) of transport.
Firefighters and medics do not always play well together, but when the tones go off, and the call is for an EMS crew requesting assistance, it's good to know the cavalry is on its way. Read more from Michael Morse.
As an emergency medical services engine company, our mission is to treat the sick and injured to the best of our abilities. Sometimes, doing our best includes doing it in a different language," writes Michael Morse.
It is the calls that seem to matter the least where firefighters' true mettle is tested. Michael Morse on to make the most of seemingly unnecessary calls to improve your level of service.
It's critical that firefighters maintain their professionalism, courtesy, and competence, even when dealing with those who repeatedly overdose on opiates, writes Michael Morse.
They are the best of calls, they are the worst of calls...Michael Morse writes about firefighters assisting with childbirth.
A good EMS engine company knows when to use the good sense that only training and experience can provide, writes Michael Morse.
The greatest firefighters may at first struggle to operate the simplest EMS equipment, but this can be remedied by training. Michael Morse on getting the simple things right.