Dispatcher honored for helping 7-year-old crash victim

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:44:37 GMT
Janine Gingras was awarded Call of the Week after an emotional call with a 7-year-old child who was suffering from chest pain and a bloody mouth

CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:19 GMT
The program will also limit the daily dosage based on their strength; restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain pills

Couple meets dispatcher who helped with baby delivery during Irma

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:38:15 GMT
Tatyanna Watkins and boyfriend David Knight thanked Desiree Farrell for walking them through the birth over the phone

Ballistic vest saves EMT from stabbing injury

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:20:08 GMT
Anthony Agathangelon said he intended to kill the EMT because they were "out to get him"

Video: Crew saves woman and children from capsized boat after Hurricane Maria

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:11:43 GMT
People aboard the vessel, the Ferrel, sent out a distress signal Wednesday saying they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot waves

Video: Thieves steal from ambulance as paramedics treat patient

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:53 GMT
Surveillance video shows two men grabbing bags filled with thousands of dollars' worth of items from the ambulance

After nurse arrest, Utah lawmakers to clarify blood draw law

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:25:33 GMT
Rep. Craig Hall said in a Twitter message that he doesn't have details yet on the legislation he's planning

Opioid epidemic laws lead panel to revisit recovery schools

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:20:11 GMT
Recent spikes in the Maryland heroin and opioid epidemic have triggered calls for substantial changes in education systems statewide

NYC sending responders to help with Hurricane Maria efforts

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:06:54 GMT
Nine New York City police officers and firefighters stayed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT
"This is going to be a historic event for Puerto Rico," said Abner Gomez, the island's emergency management director

Inside EMS Podcast: Do national EMS protocols hurt or help our profession?

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:37:28 GMT
Our co-hosts debate who has ultimate responsibility for clinical care, education and quality improvement

Nation’s oldest private volunteer ambulance agency turns 100

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:40:54 GMT
The Westerly Ambulance Corps will hold an open house and public celebration for their “Century of Service”

Bloody Halloween décor prompts 911 call

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:12:13 GMT
Responders rushed to what they thought was a horrific scene and found a fake body decoration stuffed with paper

Man claims 911 put him on hold while his mother was dying

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:10:43 GMT
Richard Ishmon said he waited for over 10 minutes and had to call twice while he was giving his mother CPR

Texas opts-in to FirstNet to improve public safety communication

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:29 GMT
Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to partner with FirstNet and AT&T to provide Texas with modernized communication devices

Newborn meets firefighter-paramedics who delivered him

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:08:59 GMT
Crews delivered baby Timothy with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck

Colleagues save firefighter-paramedic having heart attack on duty

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:07:07 GMT
Captain Dave Galbraith took an elevator to his colleague’s office when he felt pressure coming from his torso

Search dog teams respond to Mexico earthquake, Hurricane Maria

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:56:56 GMT
Just after search and rescue dog teams returned home from Harvey and Irma, they set back out to rescue victims from more disasters

Funding the EMS response to the opioid epidemic

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:41:00 GMT
HHS, CDC commit opioid funding grant money to public health based models for combating the crisis

Trump to award Medal of Honor to retired Army medic

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:23 GMT
Capt. Gary Rose will be recognized for risking his life while serving as a medic with the 5th Special Force Group during combat operations in Vietnam