How EMS and Firefighters Work Together

How EMS and Firefighters Work Together

TV shows like “Chicago Fire” aren’t merely employing a plot device depicting EMS and firefighters working together. Both rescue groups provide vital support to each other during crisis situations. Together, they form the core components of quick response actions...
Stronger Together: EMS Week 2018

Stronger Together: EMS Week 2018

This year’s EMS Week will emphasize a courageous group of professionals who are “Stronger Together.” That’s the theme for 2018 and it takes place May 20-26. If you work in EMS this is the ideal time to provide educational opportunities for the public. For others...
Don’t Be (Un)Alarmed! Installing Household Alarms

Don’t Be (Un)Alarmed! Installing Household Alarms

If you work in emergency services you’ve probably seen first hand the necessity of functioning household alarms. Perhaps you’ve seen lives saved because of them or tragedies that may have been prevented by them. Make sure you take the time to consider your...
How Mass Shootings are Changing EMS Practices

How Mass Shootings are Changing EMS Practices

In the six years since a gunman opened fire on a theater full of moviegoers in 2012, emergency response personnel have begun to examine how they respond to mass shooting incidents. With each mass shooting, first responders learn more. Now, EMS practices are changing...
What You Should Know About TBI

What You Should Know About TBI

It’s a hard fact of biology. Severely damaged brain tissue doesn’t regenerate. So when it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), time is of the essence! It used to be thought that there was little to be done with TBI before the patient got to the hospital. Recent...