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Measuring Fitness: How to do it & why it's important to EMS

Measuring your physical fitness is an important part of your job as an EMS provider.

Posted Monday, January 5, 2009

Dead Weight: Pay attention to your body's signals

Pay attention to your body's signals

Posted Monday, January 5, 2009

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Resist This!

Strengthening muscle groups used during a day's work will help reduce pain because those areas will be strong enough to handle a little abuse here and there.

Posted Monday, December 22, 2008

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'Tis the Flu Season: Do we get paid when we're sick?

Do EMS providers receive adequate paid sick time?

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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More Than Just a Standard: NFPA 1584 defines the rehab process

There's a new standard that you need to become familiar with. It's National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584, the Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

From the Editor: Your Other Partner

A good partner is reliable and strong -- and always has your back. However, partners often get separated. That_s why every EMS provider should have a portable ˙partner.Ó

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

Va. EMT Dies During Training

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Preventing Your Own Trauma

We focus on keeping our patients trauma-free, but we also need to protect our own well being by allowing time for what makes up happy.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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Preventing Your Own Trauma

We focus on keeping our patients trauma-free, but we also need to protect our own well being by allowing time for what makes up happy.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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