5 Times EMS Crews Were in the Right Place at the Right Time

5 Times EMS Crews Were in the Right Place at the Right Time

As an EMS professional, just because you aren’t on the clock doesn’t mean you’re off the job. Your training has taught you to deal with emergency situations wherever you may go. For most, however, that’s not much an issue. After all, if you didn’t want to help people...
Ambulance Theft is No Laughing Matter

Ambulance Theft is No Laughing Matter

We all hear stories about civilians stealing ambulances. If not, just Google “people stealing ambulances.” The media has fun with these incidents when they occur. You may even chuckle at some of the stories. But no matter how absurd and outright stupid...
How to Handle Medical Questions from Friends and Family

How to Handle Medical Questions from Friends and Family

“Do you think this rash is poison ivy, or something worse?” “My co-worker has been feeling really tired lately, what could be wrong with her?” It’s not unusual for EMTs and paramedics to receive lots of unsolicited questions, once people know what you do for a...
The Critical Importance of Car Seats

The Critical Importance of Car Seats

You don’t need to bother with a car seat for a quick drive to the store, right? Fidgeting with straps annoys your tired kid and takes more time. But a few possible tantrums are worth it. EMS workers see first-hand what happens when someone underestimates the...
Common Challenges For 911 Dispatch Centers

Common Challenges For 911 Dispatch Centers

First responders rely upon an efficient 911 system in order to properly respond to calls for help. Unfortunately, the system doesn’t always work smoothly. As with any system that relies on a combination of technology and human activity, issues arise all the time....