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Let’s get smart about emergency responder hydration by understanding the need for prehydration and rehydration with water
A pee color chart can help EMTs, paramedics and firefighters know if they are properly hydrated
Here’s an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
Incident at Kings Island Central theme park in Mason began when the patient entered a restricted area to get his keys
A Washington trooper called the scene confusing, involving several vehicles and people, some who fled the scene
Morris Hospital’s Camp911 introduced children to careers in fire, EMS, law enforcement and emergency communications
Training at the Mineral County Airport involved several departments and agencies dealing with a patient surge
Part of a large tree fell onto a cabin in Oceana County, trapping the counselor in her bed
Eagle Point Fire and EMS Chief Rocky Berg was terminated over several leadership issues
Governor Josh Shapiro proposes doubling the Fire and EMS Grant Program to $60 million in FY2025
First responders in Syracuse rescued several members of two families including a child trapped in a car
“Watch your kids around water” is the Phoenix FD’s latest social media post to keep citizens safe
The 50,000-square-foot warehouse will be set to supply “resource centers” throughout the city after storms
The stranded kitesurfer used a pile of rocks on a North Coast beach to get help
Workers in Raleigh were on top of the deck when it collapsed
Officials in Jeffersonville hired a firm to look at the city providing its own ambulance service
Colorado Springs City Council voted 5 - 4 to continue contract with AMR
Newport News first responders had not followed protocols and incorrectly declared Quandrell Williams dead
Officials in Colorado Springs will hold the first vote on the potential change in EMS
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has approved the use of the KangooFix and oxytocin
The fire department’s PSA to outdoor enthusiasts went viral on social media as temperatures soared above 100 degrees in Arizona
Paramedic Weena Doyle of Narberth Ambulance was one of three recipients of a $5,000 memorial scholarship
The pilot radioed he had engine problems shortly before trying to land on a street in Arvada
The temperature outside the event soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Heatstroke treatment has made ice and human-sized immersion bags standard equipment for fire department vehicles
Spike strip, pepper balls used to stop a man who stole a Sacramento Fire Department EMS captain’s pickup truck
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue medics transported 22 patients due to a CO leak from a water heater
A Menomonie Fire Department ambulance was fired on twice but sustained no damage
Fall River Paramedic Miranda Hennessy is reportedly “in good spirits” as she recovers from her injuries