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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.

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
From multi-tools to night vision glasses, we’ve got your road trip essentials covered
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
A driver ran a red light while fleeing a traffic stop and collided with a Med Fleet ambulance injuring four people
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
A Maryland paramedic recounts a patient assault, and the emergency services director and police chief detail legal options
Report and commentary from the North Carolina EMS Expo 2024
EMT Julia Fatum said she’s speaking about her attack to fight for better protections for first responders and call for an increase in penalties for assaults
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
Inspiring ways to recognize providers’ contributions, educate the community and recruit the next generation
Tuesday’s theme aims to foster a culture of safety, collaboration and preparedness within the EMS industry and in local communities
This year marks the 50th recognition of EMS Week, established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford
The number of assaults on EMS personnel was more than double in 2021 and BWCs are being seen as a means to dissuade attacks
Steve Whitehead tells you everything you need to know to keep yourself safe from accidental fentanyl exposure
Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation requiring protection and training for FDNY EMS personnel
What is your organization doing to enhance medics’ mathematical skills in the field?
A lack of accurate data tracking led LogRX CEO and Founder Clive Savacool to redefine what pharmacology accountability looks like for street-level medics
“I’ve got shots fired and an officer down,” a marshal can be heard saying over police radio. “Multiple rounds are being fired at officers”
DEA proposal would make marijuana a Schedule III drug but not make it legal for recreational use
Cabell County medics were inside a house treating a patient when the man jumped into their rig and drove off
Four officers were killed and four others were wounded while trying to capture a man who was wanted for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon
Three officers were killed; four Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers who responded to the scene were also shot while trying to rescue the wounded officers
A 16-year-old was arrested for opening fire inside Sanford venue after a fight
Regardless of pushback, providers have a responsibility to put the safety of the patient above all else when on scene
Suit claims that the Air Methods pilot did not do a reconnaissance of the landing zone and flew into power lines
By incorporating neck training into your daily fitness routine, you can prevent injury, reduce pain and even improve physical performance