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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
Months before Williamston’s hospital closed, an outside consultant sent a dire warning about emergency care in the county
A group of EMS advocates are working to enact a passage of reforms called “Rescue EMS” that would make EMS an “essential” service under the law
Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS personnel took part in being ready to respond to Pittsburgh Marathon emergencies
Ventura County began using text 911 dispatchers in 2021
Jeff Davis County EMS Chief Peggy Fonseca was escorted out of the courthouse over what she called a “witch hunt” about staffing and leadership
The victim was installing a water pipe in Noblesville when sides of the trench collapsed
Firefighters union in Allegany County fights against proposed cuts, layoffs as volunteer ambulance service sets to close
Austin-Travis County EMS personnel responded to at least 65 overdose calls over three days in May
In some areas, Ascension St. Vincent is diverting ambulances for specific cases
First responders in Waterford were initially dispatched for a person injured in a fall
Portland Fire Rescue said the person survived after possibly coming in contact with a 57,000-volt power line
Longview officials expect Medix to save citizens $250 in response costs
Paramedic Stacy Brayton and her son were getting into the river area when she saw people pulling a girl from the water
Salem firefighters were alerted to an explosion and fire at the Tomo Japanese Steakhouse
The Flint Fire Department ambulance is funded by opioid settlement dollars instead of tax dollars
A subcontracted transport service has taken over transporting bodies to the Knox County Medical Examiner
EMS leaders and advocates rallied in Albany to promote bills that supporters say would take great steps to stabilize ambulance services
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?

MVC Incident Visualization software will help traffic safety officers identify high-risk areas and trends
SAM Medical will continue its focus on developing high-quality medical devices and solutions for emergency responders
Through this agreement, state agencies and affiliated entities will have access to Verizon’s award-winning network and a comprehensive suite of communications solutions designed to help enable Michigan to best serve the state’s more than 10 million residents