EMS Helmets News & Articles

  • Seattle motorcyclist runs into ambulance

    KING5.comSEATTLE — The State Patrol says a motorcycle rider apparently wasn't paying attention when he rammed the back of an ambulance on Interstate 5 in Seattle early Monday.The ambulance had stop...

  • EMS injury prevention tips; Promote bicycle helmet use

    Updated March 26, 2015 Ideas and resources for promoting bicycle helmet use  My son is getting a bike for his fourth birthday. He has already ridden hundreds of miles in a trailer towed behind my b...

  • A Safety Revolution

    By Dan WhiteCourtesy photoWho are the ones you can't see in this photo? Why, the EMS providers, of course!We are at the beginning of a safety revolution in EMS. For many years, safety issues have t...

  • Keep a Three-Day Emergency Kit Handy

    Paramedics and EMTs are on the front lines whenever a disaster strikes. You have seen first-hand what can result when patients are unprepared for emergencies. However, before you can go out and pro...

  • Maine paramedic injured in propane fire

    By Oka Hutchins and Earl BrechlinMount Desert IslanderCopyright 2008 Mount Desert IslanderMOUNT DESERT — Firefighters from across the county worked through the morning to contain a fire that ravage...

  • How NFPA 1500 Applies to First Responder PPE

    By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. StullFully implementing NFPA 1500, especially sections addressing PPE, is a major focus of Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week.The first edition of NFPA 1500 Standa...

  • Dad accused of pointing gun at Fla. medics

    By Josh Poltilove Tampa TribuneTAMPA, Fla. — Kelverick Lewis thought his infant son needed to go to the hospital, and he got enraged after Tampa Fire Rescue arrived on scene Wednesday night and sai...

  • Pa. EMT bike patrol on the roll

    By Domenick MooreThe News ItemCopyright 2008 The News Item SHAMOKIN, Pa. — The sight of a paramedic on a bicycle seems to be an irresistible invitation for comedy.“We’ve gotten a few comical remark...

  • EMTs ride on ATV rescue team in W.V.

    By Ben CalwellCharleston GazetteCopyright 2008 Charleston Newspapers CHARLESTON, W.V. — Firefighter Lt. James Hill remembers the time a few years ago, when a dump truck overturned on a remote pipel...

  • Safety Trends from FDIC 2008

    Photo by Dan WhiteWalt Stoy in AllMed AVC Helmet and Hi-Viz Rescue Vest, Baxter Larmon in AVC Helmet and AllMed Ultra-X Coat.The picture represents a central theme from two recent first responder c...

  • The Right PPE for the Job

    Most paramedics and EMTs will go through a physical checklist when preparing for a shift — they check the O2 tanks, the ambulance fuel levels, the stock of meds, and so on. All this is done to ensu...

  • N.Y. EMT still unconscious after losing arm in crash

    By Jane Lerner The Journal NewsCopyright 2008 The Journal News WEST NYACK, N.Y. — An emergency medical technician whose right arm was amputated after the ambulance she was in crashed on Route 59 ye...

  • UK paramedic trips in home, sues patient

    By Cyril Dixon The ExpressCopyright 2008 The ExpressEAST MIDLANDS, UK — An 82-year-old woman is being sued by a paramedic who twisted his ankle when he tripped on her driveway during a routine call...

  • Ohio paramedic assaulted by patient, thief

    Tribune ChronicleCopyright 2008 Tribune Chronicle WARREN, Ohio — A city man who police said tried to steal a television set from Sam’s Club Friday afternoon was due in Warren Municipal Court today ...

  • Physical Stabilization of Patients

    Have you ever been told to “hold the patient down and ended up getting punched, kicked, bitten, or head butted?” This presentation demonstrates how to properly stabilize an uncooperative/violent pa...

  • Building a defense against hypothermia

    Responding to calls in cold weather increases the risks of conditions such as hypothermia, so extra measures should be taken to avoid problems. Consider the following guidelines in guarding against...

  • Basic defense against cold weather

    During cold, wet winter weather, it's obviously important to stay as dry and warm as possible. Remember that the outer shell of protective clothing absorbs water and can freeze, while protective ho...

  • Wood hurled from moving car injures N.Y. ambulance driver

    By Sophia ChangNewsday  Copyright 2007 Newsday, Inc. NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. — A Nassau County Police Department ambulance driver was injured yesterday after four men in a passing car, who authorities ...

  • 3 Texas students found after 11-hour rescue effort inside cave

    By Andrea Lorenz and Corrie MacLagganAustin American-StatesmanCopyright 2007 The Austin American-StatesmanAll Rights Reserved AUSTIN, Texas — Three University of Texas students who had been missing...

  • OPINION: With the heat on, Chicago public servants proved to be heroes

    Chicago Sun TimesCopyright 2007 Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.All Rights Reserved CHICAGO — While we're patting the backs of Chicagoans who helped cool off parched runners in Sunday's marathon, we can't o...

  • Hazmat ID gear already in use at Conn. dept

    By Andrew BrophyConnecticut Post OnlineCopyright 2007 MediaNews Group, Inc.All Rights Reserved FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fire Department's new hazardous materials identification unit has been pressed ...

  • First responders donate gear at Chicago convention

    Crews in Ecuador and Peru benefit at event honoring those who died in 2001 attacks By Denise LinkeChicago Tribune  Copyright 2007 Chicago Tribune Company CHICAGO — The top firefighter coat on the h...

  • Wash. Fire/EMS crews execute daring cliffside save

    By John BrantonThe ColumbianCopyright 2007 Columbian.com LA CENTER, Wash. — Alex Aday was hiking along a steep wooded bank a week ago with a buddy, exploring the area around his home near La Center...

  • Brief history of the EMS Class ‘A’ Dress Uniform

    Marking the End of the Beginning By Steve Cohen President, Lighthouse Uniform What do Ken Bouvier, John Roquemore, Jim Allen, Jonathan Best, John Fitxsimmons, Marty Stillman and Jenalu Simpson all ...

  • EMS sees progress in helmet use increase

    By Hugo MartinLos Angeles Times Copyright 2006 Los Angeles TimesAll Rights Reserved  College track star Kevin Dare shook the track and field world four years ago when he attempted to pole-vault 15 ...

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