Redefining 'All Clear' in active-shooter response

Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:54:13 UTC
Once the shooter is dead or apprehended, the top mission for police and EMS is to stop the dying from bleeding and airway compromise

Is your ambulance partner safe at home?

Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:49:55 UTC
Our concern for personal and partner safety needs to extend from scene safety to off-duty safety from intimate partner violence and abuse

911 logs: Orlando shooting victims begged for help and rescue

Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:15:40 UTC
In 911 logs, released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, dispatchers describe calls from victims who were trapped inside the club

NHTSA investigating first self-driving Tesla crash fatality

Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:45:58 UTC
Tesla and government statements say Joshua D. Brown, 40, was killed May 7 in Florida, when his Tesla's cameras failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor-trailer from a brightly lit sky

BMW hits ambulance, injures 4

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:35:38 UTC
A Montana BMW driver ran a red light, hitting an AMR ambulance with four people in it

Inside EMS Podcast: EMT charged with killing firefighter; Powerball winner's generous EMS gift

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:28:53 UTC
Our co-hosts discuss the top news of the week, including the accidental death of a firefighter and why an EMT sued an officer

8 rules for properly displaying an American flag

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:21:14 UTC
The American flag is considered a living symbol under federal law. We must treat it as such.

Quick Clip: Istanbul airport bombing analysis

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:20:47 UTC
Our co-hosts discuss the Istanbul airport bombings that killed over 40 people

Calif. firefighter-paramedic campaigning to stop dogs from being tortured, eaten

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:30:28 UTC
Diley Greiser is campaigning to end a 10-day meat festival in China where 10,000 dogs are tortured, killed and eaten

Data: High-performance CPR works

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:19:22 UTC
Since first responders have been using continuous compressions, the five-year survival rate has been 46 percent; the national average is 30 percent

Joint Base Andrews lifts lockdown except for clinic

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:12:45 UTC
The confusion was heightened by a planned active shooter drill that had not yet begun and was planned for later in the morning

Memorial service for murdered Ala. EMT

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:55:08 UTC
EMT Ashley Scott, allegedly killed by her husband, will be laid to rest this evening

Ex-EMS president sentenced for stealing $1.6 million

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:45:19 UTC
Brad Reiter will face two to six years for first-degree grand larceny

When disaster strikes in the US, the National Disaster Medical System responds

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:43 UTC
The nation's medical tactical response team answers the call when mass casualty medical care is needed

Active shooter reported at Joint Base Andrews

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:55:31 UTC
The Naval and Air Force Joint Base in Maryland tweeted order to all personnel to shelter in place

How to practice the EMS response to an MCI

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:51:11 UTC
Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens

EMT charged in 'dare game' killing of firefighter, friend

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:41:04 UTC
EMT Patrick Riccardi-O’Connor originally told police that firefighter David Atherton shot himself, but later admitted to accidentally shooting his friend. (Photo courtesy Stoneham Fire Dept.)

Off-duty officer killed by grizzly bear

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:24:25 UTC
Brad Treat, 38, a law-enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, was attacked by a grizzly bear while mountain biking near Glacier National Park

La. man attempts to steal ambulance, arrested

Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:18:06 UTC
When a man approached ambulance crew members at the station, the crew notified dispatch

Authorities: 3 train workers in Texas wreck presumed dead

Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:42:24 UTC
Emergency personnel at the scene of Tuesday's collision have moved to a recovery operation