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How to treat winter sports injuries
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News Spotlight
EMT accused of hiring hit man to kill firefighter husband in Texas
Brittany Rachelle Martinez, a 24-year-old emergency medical technician with two children, allegedly wanted her husband, a Houston firefighter, dead. According to court records, she gave a friend $1,000 to hire a hit man, provided her husband's work schedule and made sure the hit man had a photo of him. She gave instructions that the would-be killer should park a block away from her beloved's southwest Houston firehouse. "She just wanted the job done"
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ND 'gold rush' stretches fire and EMS to its limits
Trailer clusters created for a huge influx of workers in N.D. are creating a nightmare for fire and EMS services. With no addresses and no streets names, responses are no easy task. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) "It is like a war zone"
Today's Top Stories:
Fire department proposes EMS fee in Calif. city: Chief Matt Shobert is proposing the city begin charging residents for emergency medical care
Medics cleared in Maine ski death probe: Wife claimed ambulance crew did not care for husband properly after accident
 5 children killed in Ariz. car crash
 Responders left shaken after cop's "assault" at Va. crash scene
 30 students in racial brawl at Calif. high school
 DC Fire-EMS chief never fully vetted, had sex-harassment complaints
News Analysis:
Rhetoric and rationalization should not overcome reason
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor
Cities really are looking to get the most out of their contracted providers, as well as their own services. I don't think that this will change either; like the rest of the country, we have learned to do more with less. We'll expand by developing new services and taking on additional responsibilities, but we won't be turning the clock back any time soon How things are changing
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How to treat winter sports injuries
 Winter time sports are a lot of fun and are a great way to get exercise. Unfortunately injuries are common and EMS providers must be ready to manage both critical and non-life threatening injuries when they occur. The number of people injured during winter sports are significant. Most common injuries you'll find
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Remember Two Things
Assessing for nystagmus
Host Steve Whitehead gives an overview of nystagmus assessment and two important tips for EMS providers to remember, including "smooth pursuit." Watch the video
Insights on Innovation
Innovative oropharyngeal airway displayed at EMS Today
By Dan White, EMS1 Columnist
The Dual-Air from NuZone Medical is an innovative oropharyngeal airway. A set of three can replace a whole kit of Berman or Hudson style OPAs. It comes in both adult and pediatric sizes, and solves several problems with existing oral airway. Easy to size and insert
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A music video showing the potential hazards EMS professionals face on a day-to-day basis.
Unconscious soccer player gets red card
An unconscious soccer player is given the red card — as medics wheel him away for treatment.
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