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Out of the Darkness

EMS providers from New York, New Jersey, Arlington (Va.) & Shanksville (Pa.) share lessons learned

Read the most comprehensive and compelling first-person account of the events and aftermath of EMS operations on 9/11. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, a veteran EMS provider and noted mass-casualty incident management educator, and Teresa McCallion, an award-winning author, experienced EMT and Editor of the EMS Insider management newsletter, spent weeks on the road and behind the scenes interviewing and developing this historic and educational four-volume account of 9/11.

Volume I: Beyond Ground Zero

A decision as simple as turning left vs. right saved some providers' lives.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

Volume II: Safe Harbor

Few knew about the hundreds of patients treated on the New Jersey piers.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Volume III: Strike on the Pentagon

There were 23,000 people working in the Pentagon on 9/11.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Volume IV: On Stable Ground

Providers in Shanksville, Pa., respond to a scene without patients.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

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