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.
Drive Safe, Stay Alive
A recent study by the U.S. Fire Administration shows that 25% of the firefighters who died in motor vehicle crashes were killed in privately owned vehicles (POVs). To aid in the national effort to reduce these types of crashes, VFIS Risk Control and Education and Training Services has developed a new training program. The VFIS Û POV Operations: Answering the Call Safely training kit includes a CD with instructor's material, a participant guide, safety communiqu», safety poster and video on DVD.
For more information, call 800/233-1957 or visitwww.vfis.com/risk/risk_pov.htm.
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.