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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 recogntion of EMS Week, established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford
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
Paramedics placed a backboard on the victim and an officer sat on it while they tried to restrain him
Fire, police responses to five hotel shelters led an advocate to call one site a “warzone”
Survivors, now adults, rely on counseling to cope with trauma of the shooting 25 years ago
A man led police on a pursuit across two counties before crashing after a PIT maneuver
Firefighters had to extricate the private ambulance crew
Bills highlight the violent line-of-duty death of FDNY EMS Capt. Alison Russo-Elling
Data shows Oregon has the highest rate of death per 100,000 people
From innovative stoves to music and lighting for ambience, here’s your ultimate guide to a memorable campfire gathering