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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
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
Stryker’s Xpedition powered stair chair can navigate tight corners, and descend or ascend with ease
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
Columbus officials recognize the importance of EMS outside the city as well as the cost to city taxpayers
Medical helicopters flew 5 teens to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston