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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
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
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
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
Police said the pickup crossed the center line on Highway 20 in Idaho Falls and struck the van
Report finds AMR failed to consistently meet Multnomah County’s response time requirement since 2019 but was not penalized
The program forgives the remaining home loan balances for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs or paramedics serviced by CCM who have died in the line of duty
Municipal leaders support the bill but ask where will funding for mental health resources come from and what will be the impact on insurance funds
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District first responders from Station 53 cover an area of roughly 5,000 square miles
Recommendations first made in 1995 explained keeping someone on their chest in prone restraint can dangerously restrict breathing
American Ambulance’s rigs now have the logo of Hartford HealthCare
A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
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
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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