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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Editor-in-chief of JEMS, A.J. Heightman is a former EMS director and EMS operations director who has researched and specialized in MCI management training for 30 years.

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Innovation & Progress

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EMS Crews Should be Allowed to Use ‘Special Stretchers’

How the elimination of a few words impacted patient immobilization.


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Envisioning Community Paramedicine

EMS leaders met at the Medtronic headquarters to discuss the focus, components and standard elements of community paramedicine progams.


2013 EMS on the Hill Day Kicks Off

Attendees from all across the country will meet with their federal representatives on Wednesday to advocate for EMS as part of the annual EMS on the Hill Day.


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Experts Discuss EMS Safety and the Future of EMS

Personnel involved in EMS safety gathered at FERNO’s Wilmington, Ohio, headquarters on Feb. 25 to discuss the latest draft of the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) Strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety document, which is scheduled for finalization and distribution in September.


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