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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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Better Days Ahead: Poor economy causes EMS to retool for the future

The failing economy is not cause for panic, but rather a time for EMS to do what it has always done well -- re-evaluate and capitalize on existing resources and opportunities.


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MCI Efficiency: It Takes More than Triage Tags to Run an MCI

You can get by at an MCI using the basic principles of MCI management, but if you want to refine your processes and run a highly efficient MCI, there are a few additional aspects to consider in your planning.


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Trauma at the Tunnel

On Sept. 12, 2008, a commuter train headed north from downtown L.A. collided head on with a southbound freight train, instantly killing 25 and injuring 107. It would become the worst railroad accident in California's history.


More Than a Number: Age does matter in your assessment

Hear from our Editor-in-Chief about why understanding geriatric care is more important than ever.


Resource Overkill: We Can Do More for Less

Do you use resources wisely in your EMS system? When you send too many resources on a call, you_re wasting money and risking precious assets.


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