Every year,JEMS showcases recently released products designed to help EMS providers do their jobs more efficiently and safely. This March, theJEMS product review team spent two days combing the exhibit hall at the 24th annual EMS Today Conference & Exposition in Baltimore. The team of seasoned field providers, educators and EMS procurement specialists met with 227 exhibitors, reviewing products recently introduced to our industry and asking about product design, rationale, function and practical application for prehospital medicine. These are the team's picks for the hottest new products unveiled within the previous six months.
Bright, Quiet Scene Light
The GTM Portable Area Light from GTM Safety is a 2• cube that deploys a 1000-watt metal-halide lamp on a cushion of air to a height of 15 feet within three minutes. Its ability to light a field was evident during the 2006JEMS Games finals, when the teams and fans were impressed by the brightness and quiet operation of this light.
For more information, call 514/825-4827 or visitwww.giroudgtm.com.
Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is a paramedic lieutenant with Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa. He's an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 18 years' EMS experience. Fran is currently pursuing his MBA at Widener University. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.