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Michael Fraley, BS, BA, NRP

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Michael Fraley has over 25 years of experience in EMS in a wide range of roles, including flight paramedic, EMS coordinator, service director and educator. Fraley began his career in EMS while earning a bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University. He also earned a BA in business administration from Lakeland College. When not working as a paramedic or the coordinator of a regional trauma advisory council, Michael serves as a public safety diver and SCUBA instructor in northern Wisconsin.

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Make sure each of your service’s cardiac arrest patients get the best chance of survival by prioritizing high-quality CPR in training and in practice
What you need to consider when purchasing UV-C devices for cleaning fire and EMS vehicles to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens
Five considerations for patient assessment, scene safety and patient handoff when responding off duty
Two lessons from the New Jersey volunteer ambulance squad that closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic
The CDC has posted NIOSH guidelines for extended use and limited reuse of N95 masks
There are two general causes of oxygen regulator fires, adiabatic heating and particle ignition
A tragic incident in which a NY firefighter was killed by ambulance should have your department reviewing post-accident/incident plans, EVOC and safety courses
Know when to stop, how much assistance to provide and how to hand off patient care to responding authorities