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First Responders Look at Personal Safety

EMTs are often the first people on the scene following a shooting, stabbing or other violent incident.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Oklahoma City Woman Shoots at Ambulance

Police say Smelley initially called 911 complaining of chest pains, but emergency medical technicians arriving at her home were surprised by gunfire.

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bizarre Indianapolis Ambulance Crash, Double Shooting

He turned up when a car he was in ran into an ambulance near the intersection of 16th and Alabama.

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

Canadian Medic Purchases Own Body Armor

He is angry the City of Winnipeg won't currently fund protection for the 160 paramedics who are exposed to all kinds of risks while on the front lines.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Ambulance Crashes and the Aftermath

Hear from providers who know firsthand what it's like to get in an ambulance wreck -- an incident that caused them just as much emotional trauma as physical trauma.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009

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A Stress Management Tool for EMS Professionals

Ever stressed out on the job? Find out how meditation can help you relax and keep your heart healthy.

Posted Monday, July 27, 2009

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Danger in the Back of the Ambulance

A recently published study on safety in the patient care compartment of ambulances asks why we run Code 3 when examining increased risk of injury and death in the back of the vehicle.

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Training EMS for Violent Encounters

EMS leaders should know how to train their personnel for violent encounters. Don't wait until it's too late.

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Python Strangles Florida Child

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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