PennWell Purchases JEMS Publisher
JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, in Tulsa at the headquarters of PennWell Publishing, the new owner of JEMS, is shown here symbolically handing his first PennWell/JEMS business card to Michael Baker, director of EMS for the Tulsa (Okla.) Fire Department.
Key PennWell staff members working with the JEMS and EMS Today Conference & Exposition teams will be receiving specialized EMS training from the Tulsa Fire Dept, EMSA Medical Director Jeff Goodloe and crews and supervisors from Paramedics Plus, the EMS/ALS transport provider in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
In addition to specialized training, the Tulsa-based PennWell EMS and public safety staff will be participating in EMS and fire ridealongs.
Heightman reports that "the PennWell management team and staff are excited about having JEMS in their product line which includes Fire Engineering Magazine and the FDIC (Fire Department Instructor's Conference) held annually in April in Indianapolis."
PennWell purchased the entire Public Safety Group from Elsevier on Sept. 20, which included JEMS, the EMS Insider management newsletter, Fire Rescue Magazine, Law Officer Magazine and all associated Websites, such as JEMS.com, FirefighterNation.com and LawOfficer.com.
Tulsa Fire Department's new ALS squads feature secure, environmentally controlled ALS drug compartments.
Tulsa Fire Department and EMSA personnel transfer a patient to an EMS ambulance.
Pit Crew Approach
An EMSA ALS ambulance on scene of a cardiac case in Tulsa. EMSA and Tulsa Fire Department paramedic units respond simultaneously on EMS responses and work in tandem in their high performance EMS system.
One of the Tulsa Fire Dept's new ALS squad vehicles, two of which feature compressed air foam (CAF) systems for initial attack fire fighting.
New Business Cards
JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightmanhands his first PennWell/JEMS business card to Michael Baker, director of EMS for the Tulsa Fire Department.
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