EMS Line of Duty Death Handbook Published

The Duty Death Handbook has been created as a public service to the EMS community.

 

 
 
 

| Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Colorado Springs, CO - The American Ambulance Association, American Medical Response and the National EMS Memorial Service today announced the publication of the "Line of Duty Death Handbook." The handbook was written by Tawnya Silloway, EMT-P, who was named one of the 2010 EMS 10: Innovators of EMS winners.

AAA, AMR and NEMSMS recognized, through their experiences with line of duty deaths, that many agencies have no policies or guidelines in place to deal with the worst should a LODD strike.

The Duty Death Handbook has been created as a public service to the EMS community in the hopes it will assist in preplanning for such an event and/or aid such agencies at a time on loss.

The handbook is offered as a guide only and is meant to be adopted into an agencies current policies & procedures and incorporate its other traditions.

This on-line publication is available to the EMS community by the
editors free of charge, however they suggest a donation be made to the National EMS Memorial Service.

The Handbook may be downloaded from the American Ambulance Association or the National EMS Memorial Service websites:

http://www.the-aaa.org/publications/publications.html

http://nemsms.org/handbook.htm




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, NEMSMS, line of duty death

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Simulation-Based Assessment Facilitates Learning & Enhances Clinical Judgment

Simulation is an educational tool that can be used to develop and refine clinical skills of the student in a controlled environment before they progress to becoming practicing clinicians.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Buffalo Medics, Firefighter Keep Working in Crash

Rural Metro medics describe crash that overturned their ambulance.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Drone Delays Landing of Ohio Medical Helicopter

Miami Valley Hospital incident raises questions over legalities of drones.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Four Killed in New Mexico Medical Plane Crash

Crash near fairgrounds claims patient and crew of three.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Involved in Crash

Odessa ambulance and car collide during response.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Building Explosion, Collapse in Paris Suburb

Death toll rises to eight after blast in Rosny-sous-Bois.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

New Mexico Air Ambulance Crash

NTSB investigates crash that killed four.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

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

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


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >