PennWell Acquires Elsevier Public Safety; JBL Acquires EMS Product Line - News - @

PennWell Acquires Elsevier Public Safety; JBL Acquires EMS Product Line



From the October 2012 Issue | Monday, October 8, 2012

On Sept. 14, PennWell Corporation announced the acquisition of Elsevier Public Safety, the publisher of JEMS, from Elsevier, Inc. The deal also includes, the EMS Today Conference & Exposition (the JEMS Conference), EMS Insider, FireRescue magazine,,, Law Officer magazine, and the publishing contract for APCO’s Public Safety Communications magazine.

Elsevier Public Safety, a division of Elsevier, Inc., was founded in 1980 as JEMS Communications, with JEMS, one of the most iconic brands in the EMS market. During the past 32 years, Elsevier Public Safety expanded to become the only media company serving all four key public safety segments—EMS, fire/rescue, law enforcement and communications. The management and staff will join PennWell, a diversified global media and information company, and will remain based in San Diego. PennWell conducts more than 50 conferences and exhibitions, including the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), and has an extensive line of trade publications, including Fire Engineering and Fire Apparatus magazines.

PennWell will bring its trade show management knowhow to the EMS Today Conference & Expo, held annually each spring. EMS Today celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and in 2013 will be held March 5–9 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit

In other acquisition news, Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL), a division of Ascend Learning, acquired the EMS product line from Elsevier, Inc., closing the deal in July, according to JBL Executive Publisher Kimberly Brophy. EMS education resources previously published under the Elsevier brand are now part of the JBL EMS product line, including those marketed under the Mosby, Saunders and Churchill Livingstone imprint. The added value, Brophy notes, is that customers can now order a large variety of titles from one publisher.

JBL is a provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary and professional markets. JBL will continue to support and enhance EMS products, domestically and internationally. Customers should note that Elsevier will be responsible for accepting returns on any products purchased directly from Elsevier through April 30, 2013.

Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, Industry News, pennwell, jems, EMS Today Conference & Exposition, EMS Today, Elsevier, Jems Priority Traffic

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2015

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland USA






Get JEMS in Your Inbox


Fire EMS Blogs

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts


EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver Medic's Family Says Job Stress Contributed to Suicide

Veteran of over 25 years took her own life after a call.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver First Responders Join to Remember Paramedic

Veteran medic took her own life after fatal accident.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >

More Product Videos >