Beyond the Obvious

Treatment protocols are being memorized and hopefully understood, but I often reflect on the types of questions we ask students -- multiple choice, fill in the blank and the occasional essay question.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

D.C. to Crosstrain Staff

Washington, D.C., is working to implement the recommendations recently released by the city's Task Force on Emergency Medical Services for reforming the DC Fire & EMS Department (DCFEMS).

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Footprints: Three ways to keep your shirt clean

Most of us don't own enough uniform shirts to carry a clean spare all the time. So, lifting at the foot end of the cot, we instinctively protect our shirts from shoe imprints by arching our backs at least a little during those lifts.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Going Mobile

From Iowa to California, agencies are increasing their portability.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Got Wireless Alerts?

California plans to implement wireless emergency alerting in the near future.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Legislative Call to Action

JEMS encourages its readers to contact their congressional representatives to support legislation that would extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to volunteer, hospital-based and non-profit EMS workers.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Professional Boundaries: Where they are & why we cross them

Each day seems to bring a new set of headlines most of us wouldn't want to make.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Dirty Dozen

Every line-of-duty death in our profession is heartbreaking. How many go unrecognized? And, perhaps more important, how many could we have prevented?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Russian Way

We observed several similarities and differences between emergency and disaster response in Russia and the U.S.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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