Legislative Call to Action

JEMS encourages its readers to contact their congressional representatives to support legislation that would extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to volunteer, hospital-based and non-profit EMS workers.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Professional Boundaries: Where they are & why we cross them

Each day seems to bring a new set of headlines most of us wouldn't want to make.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Dirty Dozen

Every line-of-duty death in our profession is heartbreaking. How many go unrecognized? And, perhaps more important, how many could we have prevented?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Russian Way

We observed several similarities and differences between emergency and disaster response in Russia and the U.S.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

San Diego Firestorm 2007

In late October, San Diego's elected leaders, public safety agencies, paramedics, EMTs and other health-care professionals managed to pull off one of the smoothest mass emergency medical response operations in history.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Shoe on the Other Foot

It's a humbling experience to have "the shoe on the other foot." Think about that the next time a patient needs you to wipe blood off their brow or a tear from their eye.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Small Town, Big Fire

Once in a while, fate knocks us off our feet when we realize we may have dodged a bullet.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Anything But Routine: Responders Answer Unprecedented Evisceration Call

No one at Littleton Fire Rescue can remember a traumatic incident, like the one involving Victor Soto, having such a positive outcome.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Focus on Achievable Goals

It's that time of year when we all make New Year's resolutions and set personal goals, such as losing weight and paying off credit card debt. But what about setting professional goals?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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