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The safety topic provides news, information and resources to keep EMS providers informed about key safety issues, developments and technology, including research and initiatives focused on violence against EMS professionals, how to prevent an injury, near-miss reporting and risk mitigation.

Find the perfect pair of tactical glasses with our expert recommendations, focusing on safety, optical clarity and advanced protection
A pee color chart can help EMTs, paramedics and firefighters know if they are properly hydrated
Disaster preparation for a flood includes gathering necessities, relying on local media sources and being aware of the dangers rising waters bring
Download this EMS1 body-worn cameras buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
“Watch your kids around water” is the Phoenix FD’s latest social media post to keep citizens safe
As you ready yourself and your community for a heat wave, keep these tips in mind
DFR provides considerable promise for increased safety, reduced response times and improved de-escalation capabilities for public safety agencies
A long duration heat wave across the country is expected to last into Friday
Insufficient sleep impacts decision-making, wellness and risk-taking, putting providers and patients at risk
The Oakland County sheriff said the first deputies on scene immediately began applying tourniquets; an 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head is in critical condition
Are you an expert on the chemical restraint drugs available to you in the field? You should be.
Suspect is accused of stabbing an EMT multiple times in 2019 during a wellness check transport
From gathering necessities to understanding the hazards once the winds have ceased, these seven steps will ensure your community is prepared for a major storm
Ogle County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a report of a person threatening to kill themselves and others when they were immediately fired upon
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has approved the use of the KangooFix and oxytocin
The Heat and Health Index is a new tool that provides heat-health data at the ZIP code level
Steve Whitehead gives you permission to break things in this episode of One for the Road
These products will improve visibility and keep you alert and comfortable
Fall River Paramedic Miranda Hennessy is reportedly “in good spirits” as she recovers from her injuries
Exploring physical, chemical and alternate restraint considerations in agitated patients
HEMSI stated it will not appeal the decision on the 2019 incident
Union for Hennepin EMS personnel say the majority of its members want handcuffs
An EMS crew spotted a firearm on a bed during a call in Staten Island
Stay safe under the sun with these 10 expert tips on preventing and treating sunburn
While good for protecting your eyesight, be aware that wearing sunglasses as a first responder could be seen as intimidation
A driver ran a red light while fleeing a traffic stop and collided with a Med Fleet ambulance injuring four people
From multi-tools to night vision glasses, we’ve got your road trip essentials covered
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
Learn how ATCEMS identified EMS training goals and implemented an assault reporting function to protect providers from violence