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Dear EMS1 Member,
As 2017 comes to a close, join us as we look back on some of the biggest stories and issues from EMS in the past 12 months. Read in-depth features on some of the year's most memorable news stories, enjoy expert commentary from our columnists and check out multimedia lists of the year's top moments.
The EMS1 Team
2017 NEWSMAKERS
'My leg, my arm, I can't breathe': Shot firefighter-medic recalls last memory
By Sarah Calams, EMS1 Associate Editor
Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter-paramedic William An was shot in his arm and leg while helping a victim in the middle of a street.
Becoming the patient
EMS ADVOCACY
Teacher 'forever' changed after helping special needs woman fulfill EMT dream
By Charles Avery, EMS1 Contributor
Charles Avery realized he needed to create an all-out celebration of Blair Williams' dream after meeting her for the first time.
Creating a memory
4 ways billing services can save your agency money and collect more unpaid bills
Learn how Sharp Ambulance Billing uses unique software to help your agency collect unpaid patient bills plus provide essential reporting data.
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Intelligent Transport Ventilation- HAMILTON-T1
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport.

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OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Paramedic's #StopHeroin campaign morphs into opioid abuse, treatment
By Sarah Calams, EMS1 Associate Editor
Lisa Cassidy took action after noticing the amount of opioid overdose calls crews were running.
Recovery response team
THE NATURE OF EMS
The best of EMS1 Pioneers: Pearls from the class of 2017
By Mike Rubin, EMS1 Columnist
This year's profiled EMS pioneers shared an experienced perspective on EMS training and education, leadership and opportunities.
Nurses versus paramedics
EMS1 BEST OF 2017
Top 10 viral EMS videos of 2017
The top 10 strangest EMS calls of 2017
MORE SPECIAL COVERAGE
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