The family of an Ill. man killed in a hit-and-run last month is suing the driver, an off-duty EMT, for striking the man and not helping him. Richard Bougan filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying his brother Ronald, 53, was hit by Kristian Hernandez, 36, while he was walking near the entrance of a forest preserve.Suit claims he was speeding
A photographer trying to take pictures atop a Michigan Avenue hotel in Chicago died Thursday morning after falling into a smokestack. He was still conscious while firefighters tried to reach him. (Image CBS 2)Trapped for 3 hours
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor AEDs in police vehicles are not a new concept, and there are many studies and stories to show their benefit. While there may have been resistance at first, law enforcement leaders have come to realize their vital role in cardiac resuscitation. Their ability to respond quickly, begin CPR and deploy an AED will shave minutes off a "standalone" EMS response, improving the chances of a successful countershock."Just in time"
Marijuana is legal in two states now. While I don't believe that there will be a rise in impaired drivers, there is another issue: EMS providers who use marijuana legally, but test positive days or even weeks later in violation of department policies. Complicated laws
Reduce Accidents and Optimize Your Fleet's Driving Performance
Safety Vision’s SafeDrive MiniDVR™ mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) installs directly to a windshield and uses both a forward-facing camera and a rear-facing cabin camera to record video, audio, global positioning system (GPS) data and g-force metadata to convenient CompactFlash® cards. Even with a loss of power, events are recorded with the compact MDVR’s battery backup feature.
By all accounts Marvin hadn't had a good day. He had lost a brother, his sister had been tortured and seriously burned and his mother was in handcuffs. But through it all Marvin still believed. I stood there speechless
Need Help with Your Organization's Performance Reviews and HR Paperwork?
GoalSpan helps public safety organizations focus on serving the public, rather than the administrative burdens that come with managing HR compliance. GoalSpan improves compliance for EMS organizations by capturing electronic signatures for key documents, including policies and procedures, training documents and handbooks.