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Emergency Medical Service for Children Program offers agencies to conduct an in-depth assessment of their pediatric readiness
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LAFD firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze in the Covina neighborhood
Many merchants offer discounts for firefighters, EMTs and paramedics to say thank you for your service
The Denver Fire Department believes cross-training firefighters will help patients as Denver Health fails to meet response time goals
The Normal Fire Department announced that paramedic-level care is now on all of its front-line fire engines
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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
Spokane high school teammates Brody Graham and Grant Lichfield sprung into action when their coach suffered a cardiac arrest
According to local officials, Falck ambulances were late to about one in every six medical emergencies in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton
Throughout the years, Lois and Arn Hart have given their time and money to the communities they live in
Arlington officials said the firefighter was shot in the chest
Firefighters rescued the brothers from a burning fifth-floor apartment in Harlem
Voters in Harristown approved increases that will be used for recruitment and retention, and equipment upgrades
Lima Fire Department mutual aid limit seeks to keep a minimum number of crews available in city
St. Paul Firefighter Kenneth Zepeda had applied pressure to the neck of a combative patient
The new module streamlines processes, ensuring that assessments are performed fully and efficiently while capturing comprehensive, actionable data
Firefighter Frank Whitt was killed in a crash while en route to escort EMT Drake Adams to a funeral home
Assistant EMS Chief Peter Hsiao said the practice of sending a psychiatric response team was “sound in theory” but not in practice
The Rialto firefighters maintained they were strictly adhering to COVID protocols in the 2021 incident
Counties with a high poverty rate had a higher number of heat-related incidents per 1,000 EMS incidents
Burnsville Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth was part of the SWAT team and one of three first responders killed on Feb. 18
Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
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
Video from the dash cam of the first engine on scene captured the moment the second of two explosions happened, D.C. fire officials said
Lake County firefighters on two units nearest to the site of the Jan. 4 emergency failed to promptly alert dispatchers they were available to respond, investigation revealed
The FireRescue1 community considers what is driving high stress and staffing challenges