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Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Partners with Police to Create Rescue Task Force

Establishing trust between agencies is critical to success.

Posted Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Understanding the NFPA 473 Improved Standard for EMS Hazmat Professionals

Learn EMS’ role at hazmat and WMD incidents.

Posted Monday, March 17, 2014

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Supporting Paradigm Change in EMS’ Operational Medical Response to Active Shooter Events

Starting dialogue on how to progress operational medical response.

Posted Friday, December 13, 2013

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Hit and Run at LAX Airport

LACFD respond to a vehicle crash.

Posted Monday, December 9, 2013

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EMS Data Use in Integrating Mobile Healthcare, Mass Gatherings and MCIs

The analysis and use of EMS data shouldn’t be limited to traditional emergency response. In this article, the authors detail how MedStar in Fort Worth, Texas, is using EMS data to shape an integrated healthcare model, as well as to plan and prepare for large events and mass-casualty incidents.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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The Importance of Scene Illumination at Mass-Casualty Incidents

At any scene, but especially those with multiple patients, proper lighting can facilitate patient assessment and ensure the most effective, efficient triage and treatment. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman shares what scene lighting is so important and provides 10 lighting tips.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Improving the CDC’s National Field Triage Decision Scheme

Research suggests there is room to improve the NFTDS

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

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Preparation is Key when Responding to MCIs Caused by Low-tech Terrorism

EMS personnel must anticipate needs based on limited & sometimes conflicting information, which could require outside-the-textbook thinking.

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Muslim Mass Pilgrimage Poses Logistical & Planning Challenges

Meeting the EMS needs of 3–4 million people during a mass pilgrimage leads to innovative ways to reach and treat patients.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013






 

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