Quick Clip: Is it time to arm medics?

Posted on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 00:24:49 UTC
Co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss EMS safety after the latest school shooting in Oregon

Inside EMS Podcast: Is it OK for medics to rely on GPS and not know the streets?

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:31:18 UTC
Co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson also discuss the week's news, form the Oregon mass shooting to CVS selling Narcan

Reality Training: Responders watch as bystander makes water rescue

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:03:14 UTC
A smartphone video captures a 71-year-old man enter a river to assist a man collapsed on a rock and partially submerged

Pilot dies during flight; plane diverted

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:18:29 UTC
The American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, N.Y., after the captain became ill

Guatemala mudslide kills 131; 300 missing

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:58:13 UTC
The mudslide covered 125 homes with about 4 acres of mud and dirt as deep as 15 yards. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

First Ohio community paramedicine program launched

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:41:36 UTC
The program follows a new state law that allows medics and EMTs to function in nonemergency roles

Fla. medic/FF, passenger killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:20:16 UTC
Diana Gilboy, 43, had been a paramedic/firefighter with the Casselberry Fire Department for 10 years

Amtrak train to DC derails; 4 hurt

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:52:38 UTC
The train derailed in central Vermont after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks

Man stranded for 2 days after wheelchair stalls in tunnel

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:23:21 UTC
It took an all-terrain vehicle to free the man because an ambulance couldn't fit inside the tunnel

RI ambulance company threatened for covering a fire district

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:11:21 UTC
Coastline EMS CEO said the company received threats against personnel and equipment from the union and its members

Pa. volunteer EMS agencies dwindle, merge

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:30:51 UTC
Volunteer ambulance companies have struggled as training costs and requirements have risen

SC flood: Rescuers search door-to-door, at least 9 fatalities

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:38:33 UTC
Officials report hundreds of swift-water rescues, bridge washouts and small dam failures during historic rain storm (Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News via AP)

Oregon shooting: Fire chief describes response and patient triage

Posted on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:44:50 UTC
Chief Marlar confirms 2 of the victims related to fire department personnel; Treven Anspach, 20, son of firefighter Justin Anspachm, and Rebeka Ann Carnes, 18, niece of paramedic Brian McFaddin, were killed

25 hurt in concrete awning collapse at NC school

Posted on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:27:45 UTC
1 person may have been critically injured by the collapse caused by a box truck that hit a canopy support (WSOC via AP)

EMS volunteer shortage explored by Neb. lawmakers

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 15:57:51 UTC
Increasing training requirements and shrinking pool of volunteers are impacting recruitment and retention of rural EMS personnel

Chicago medics treat 74 narcotics overdoses in 72 hours

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 15:41:26 UTC
Officials think that heroin laced with fentanyl may be to blame for surge in overdoses; some victims have required multiple doses of naloxone

Severe weather postpones NJ EMS Task Force Expo to 2016

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 13:26:15 UTC
Some areas of NJ are already experiencing street flooding and challenging travel from heavy rainfall (Photo courtesy of NJEMSTF)

Why EMS personnel need an off-duty bailout bag

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 00:39:24 UTC
On- or off-duty EMS personnel need to be on the lookout for hazards and ready to operate in the warm zone

Active shooter incident: Overcome adrenaline to focus on one patient at a time

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 00:08:36 UTC
The lone wolf shooter is our biggest threat, but we need to assess and treat patients just as we would on every other shift

Self-care tips to recover from a traumatic EMS incident

Posted on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 23:43:06 UTC
Responding to an active shooter incident can be career ending, but self-care and after-care can prevent problems and preserve your career