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New Haven Fire Chief Fire Chief John Alston said the department has 15 paramedics compared to 50 the department normally has
The Normal Fire Department announced that paramedic-level care is now on all of its front-line fire engines
Erin and Ashley Lucas are the only set of twins on the staff of the Lexington Fire Department, and they said that sometimes makes work a little more interesting
Exploring the distinct stressors firefighters face during medical calls
How Mehlville Fire Protection District used ET3 and community paramedicine to improve overall health and quality of life for the community
City officials approved the plan to improve response times and keep up with an increase in patient transports
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Assistant EMS Chief Peter Hsiao said the practice of sending a psychiatric response team was “sound in theory” but not in practice
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Counties with a high poverty rate had a higher number of heat-related incidents per 1,000 EMS incidents
CO poisoning is a life-threatening emergency and victims must be removed from the environment immediately without placing the rescuers in danger
Practical takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting for initial treatment and safe transportation
ESO’s all-in-one Logistics Management software saves you time and money while maintaining response-ready status for your community
Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott opposes to going to a firefighter-based EMS model
Most of the first Monterey Park firefighters on the scene of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting had less than five years on the job
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
The public’s First Amendment right to film is strongest when it comes to filming governmental employees engaged in their public duties in public places
A jury found Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec guilty of criminally negligent homicide for administering ketamine to McClain
Everyone must be comfortable speaking up, no matter their rank or years on the job
Capt. Jeffrey Scott Klein was in charge of a 2020 medical response that led to the death of a patient who was put in a prone position
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Position papers on neuroprotective CPR and pre-hospital transfusion of blood products were previously endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
Emergency services organizations are struggling to meet the escalating needs for medical supplies, equipment and vehicles
Police say at least four people were shot in an “active shooter situation” on campus; the area was under a shelter-in-place order for several hours
13 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws making EMS an essential service
More than 300 vendors made their way to the Kansas City Convention Center to showcase the latest and greatest fire service products
How have some members strayed so far from our basic duty to care for our citizens?
Following the 9/11 Report, we have continued to struggle with command and communications
HELP training is a new program offered to houses of worship and religious community groups
Macomb Universal Ambulance Services will provide up to 18 ambulances over 4 months to manage the summer call volume and avoid FF burnout
St. Paul’s EMS Academy started in 2009 for low-income adults interested in a profession in EMS and firefighting