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The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
County executives are pushing for the passage of bills funding EMS
Yi-Joo Kwon met his rescuers at the FDNY’s annual “Second Chance” celebration
Tualatin Valley firefighters had to stabilize several vehicles during two separate extrications
Uvalde families file suit against nearly 100 state police officers following a report that listed “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems
Through the new quarters, Lancaster EMS highlights the increasing calls for service and a desire to increase engagement with community services
Riley County EMS handles a spike in calls for service thanks to community care team
The change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
In addition to honoring Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Memorial Day weekend is marked by community events, travel and the unofficial start of summer
Adair County Health System had set up a triage center at the Greenfield high school after much of town was destroyed
Floyd County officials have replaced New Chapel EMS with AmeriPro Health and the Highlander Fire Protection District
Rochester fire officials said a propane heater caught fire before the blast
While Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes was on the Pat McAfee Show, McAfee said he would donate $1 million to the foundation if Skenes breaks the MLB record of 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game
Shelby County’s initiative for trauma patients will have whole blood available in four locations
Two Catskill EMS employees have resigned after a doorbell video showed their treatment of a patient who had fallen inside an ambulance
A driver ran a red light while fleeing a traffic stop and collided with a Med Fleet ambulance injuring four people
Michigan Ascension hospitals continue diversions, rescheduling appointments in the aftermath of cyberattack across 15 states
EMS providers “embody the best of our Nation — bravery, honor and respect, never failing to answer the call to help others,” President Joe Biden said
A child is among those killed in the crash in North Tonawanda
5.11 Tactical, Bass Pro Shops, Garmin, Black Rifle Coffee, DJI and others offering discounts during National EMS Week
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COLUMNISTS & EXPERTS
New labor regulations will increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions – Steve Wirth shares how this impacts EMS roles
A firefighter charged with urinating on a medic’s belongings is a sign of a problem left brewing for too long
A 13-step action plan to provide compassionate and effective care while navigating the evolving legal landscape
Three takeaways from the conviction of Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain
While the CPR intervention may prove beneficial, more evidence is needed before it can become a standard of care
Is building a new kind of clinician merely a Herculean task or a fully Sisyphean one?


PRODUCT NEWS
This year’s exercise simulated what it would take to help ensure mission-critical communication capabilities during a large-scale event with over 100,000 attendees, as well as during a cyber attack and a terrorist attack
New tool for public safety can help answer and triage calls, respond via text, and consolidate data from multiple sources around a single incident
RapidSOS Unite brings together all of the company’s tools and technologies under one program, while introducing specialized “modules” for agencies to customize to meet their communities’ needs