ACLS instructor raising funds for his own defib

Posted on Sun, 29 May 2016 11:33:05 UTC
Michael Linley has made a career teaching and saving others, but now he needs an automatic internal cardiac defibrillator

Frequent Flyers: Chest pains

Posted on Sun, 29 May 2016 11:22:15 UTC
A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of EMS

WWII-era plane crashes; body recovered

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 14:51:10 UTC
Scuba divers recovered the body of a 56-year-old man from the submerged plane after it crashed into the Hudson river

Ohio bill allowing first responders to treat pets passes

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 12:00:00 UTC
The bill would allow first responders to open and manually maintain an airway, administer oxygen and control a hemorrhage

Texas town approves ambulance station

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 07:05:00 UTC
The conditional permit was approved by the town's board in an effort to increase the public's access to EMS

Is 'EMS Bingo' a big deal to EMTs and paramedics?

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 19:53:25 UTC
EMS1 readers sound off on an 'EMS Bingo' card news story and what it means for the EMS profession

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 17:12:53 UTC
The doctor has demonstrated the maneuver many times over the years, but had never before used it on a person who was choking

Woman dies from fire ant attack 1 day after her mother died

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 16:43:50 UTC
The woman was treated by volunteer firefighters and then ambulance workers, but died after severe anaphylactic shock

Speeding van lands in lake, killing 3 summer camp workers

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 16:41:23 UTC
Police said speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the deaths

Therapy dog makes paramedics smile

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 16:40:36 UTC
Max, a golden retriever, is a member of the Ottawa Paramedic Peer Support Team

La. signs into law protection of first responders in hate crimes

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 16:27:51 UTC
Prosecutors can now seek stronger penalties when first responders are intentionally targeted because of their professions

Mass. fire dept. completes sensitivity training after Facebook fallout

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:30 UTC
The sensitivity training followed one firefighter's post that went viral saying drug addicts shouldn't be given Narcan

Hospital offers scholarship to recruit new EMS volunteers

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 12:57:38 UTC
Ohio hospital starts $10,000 scholarship fund for EMT and paramedic training

Driver killed in crash that wedged car under Fla. school bus

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 12:44:08 UTC
Driver killed in crash that wedged car under Fla. school bus

Paramedic educator injured in motorcycle accident

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 11:46:30 UTC
Richard Beebe is a National Association of EMS Educators board member, noted EMS educator, speaker and writer

Inside EMS Pocast: New tool and course designed to train EMTs how to treat autistic patients

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 00:12:36 UTC
Download this podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week's Inside EMS Podcast, Kimberly Stanford joins co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson to discuss the tool and course she developed for the EMS career field. The training gives first responders an understanding of autism, how to identify it and to how to calm a patient down.

150 rescuers on scene where 19 trapped in cave by rising water

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 21:35:05 UTC
Two police officers who tried to rescue the tourists were among those inside; the group waded out in neck-deep water

Paramedics argue about making entry or waiting for the police

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 20:23:08 UTC
In this EMS novel excerpt one medic is willing to enter a dangerous scene because she doesn't want to see her husband, a cop, but her partner wants the opportunity for confrontation

Paramedic who took the first National Registry test still on the job

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 19:33:18 UTC
41-year EMS veteran from Minnesota credits two rules he learned from M*A*S*H for his career longevity

How many hours make a paramedic or EMT shift?

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 18:32:04 UTC
Paramedic chiefs and EMS leaders need to set shift length based on call demand, available personnel, equipment supply and time on task