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Robert O’Neill shared lessons from combat at an awards and EMS Week luncheon for Acadian Ambulance personnel ...
The EMS-specific fitness test takes into account moving equipment, lifting people, and other mechanics of the job ...
The Idaho EMS agency continues to look into and provide resources to keep their personnel healthy and well ...
When personnel are overworked at a physically and emotionally demanding job, the blame game needs to stop and the real issues need to be identified ...
Paramedic Gavin DuBetz opened the facility, and paramedic Stephanie Viener is a coach there; they stress that their experience in EMS is a safety selling point ...
She woke up as the ambulance was going off the road, hit a light pole and crashed down an embankment ...
EMS providers who died by suicide highlight how responders still struggle with depression at an agency recognized as one of the best in the country ...
A TV station microbiologist swabbed a number of beards and was shocked at the findings ...
After her husband died by suicide while on duty, she warns other responders to be aware of the signs of PTSD, and to get help ...
Recognition broadens access to resources and funding to fulfill mission of reducing first responder mental health problems ...
I realize that maybe she kept coming back because she had felt the love in my hands as I tried to save her ...
Responders open up about PTSD and mental health issues as part of a critical incident stress management team meeting ...
A true story of a child drowning and the interruption, pain, loss, and grief that doesn't go away for the would be rescuers ...
Fatigue is a risk factor for medical errors and driving collisions; here are some tips to improve your sleep ...
Very few studies have been done specific to the EMS response to 9/11, and the results show EMS providers were exposed to the same hazards as other public safety personnel ...
They responded to a man with difficulty breathing and were overcome by fumes; they were all treated and released ...
Lifting more than 51 pounds from the floor can lead to injuries, and EMS must increase training for proper lifting techniques ...
Spartacus and Dascha will help treat and sooth responders who experience tragedies and stressful situations ...
1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren are diagnosed with ASD ...
After considering suicide, Richard Widmark changed his life and is documenting his journey to become healthier ...