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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.

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
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
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
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
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