2018 Year in Review
EMS was stretched thin during 2018, with natural disasters pounding both coasts, an ongoing opioid epidemic and more mass shootings. Once again, EMS providers met the challenges and served with honor, bravery and integrity. Even during a difficult year, stories of heroism rose out of the chaos, as they always do.
As we look towards 2019, 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.
Full list of 2018 Year in Review results
Roundtable: How to prepare for the changes in store for EMS–
Climate change, connectivity, value-based reimbursements will shape the coming year in EMS service and delivery
Poll: EMS1 readers select top 2018 EMS trend–
Opioid response, “Stop the Bleed” training and community paramedicine were the top EMS trend choices of 2018
Top 10 heartwarming EMS stories of 2018–
From fulfilling dying wishes to finishing house work for a patient, EMS providers performed some pretty incredible acts of kindness this year
Top 10 strangest calls EMS faced in 2018–
From flaming spiders to a girl stuck in a tailpipe, this year first responders dealt with several incidents you just can’t make up