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2017 Year in Review

EMS dealt with many challenges in 2017. From the opioid epidemic to natural disasters to the worst mass shooting in modern American history, EMS providers rose to the occasion and proved once again that they serve with honor, bravery and integrity. Despite a difficult year, there was also much to celebrate in 2017, including the countless acts of heroism – big and small – from EMS providers all over the country.

As we turn the page on 2017, take a look back at some of the year’s most heroic and impactful moments with features from our expert columnists and multimedia lists of the year’s top moments.

EMS sleep practices, the opioid epidemic, community paramedicine and patient transport mark some of the biggest issues to watch in 2018
What are your top personal and professional accomplishments and goals for the future?
Community paramedicine, patient transport, EMS safety, the opioid epidemic and professionalism shape the last year in EMS
This year’s profiled EMS pioneers shared an experienced perspective on EMS training and education, leadership and opportunities
Our co-hosts also discuss their most bizarre EMS calls that they have run in their careers
Dallas Fire-Rescue Firefighter-Paramedic William An was shot in his arm and leg while helping a victim who was lying in the middle of an East Dallas street
Charles Avery, the EMS programs director at Bainbridge State College, realized he needed to create an all-out celebration of Blair Williams’ dream after meeting her for the first time
Here’s a roundup of gift ideas to help your newest colleague feel prepared and, in some cases, entertained
Trust us, the biggest head-scratcher stories of the year will have you saying “what did I just read?” all day long
These videos give you a chance to look back on 2017 and remember what everyone was watching