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...
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....
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...
Five Times a Celebrity Publicly Thanked a Paramedic

Five Times a Celebrity Publicly Thanked a Paramedic

Often being a paramedic is often a thankless job. Lauren German, who played one on the TV show Chicago Fire, said, “They get overlooked. People forget about them and all they do all day long is save lives left and right.” It’s challenging work to aid patients fighting...