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  1. A Reader Shares Her Experience with James Page - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

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Page's Legacy I love your editorial about Jim Page, JD. He was a friend at a crucial time in my life. I'll never forget him. In 1976, I graduated from the anesthesiology physician assistant program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and went to Columbus, Ga., to practice critical care medicine and anesthesiology at The Medical Center, a tertiary hospital. I'd been working on an ambulance since I was 16 years old, worked my way through college and graduate school as an EMT--attending the first EMT program in Connecticut and being certified in 1972--and was a devout believer in the value of prehospital ALS. Much to nobody's liking, I pushed myself into the Columbus Georgia Rescue Squad and quickly found myself as the medical advisor to the entire Department of Public Safety in Columbus. I needed help. A friend of mine knew of Jim and the ACT Foundation and suggested I call him. I did and to this day, I can never speak too highly about Jim. From the beginning of our many conversations he was kind, patient, encouraging and passed along wisdom I'll never forget. He helped me develop that fledgling system into a complete EMS system for a base population of 175,000 citizens. He then guided me through the formation of a regional EMS council, grant application and subsequent awarding of two Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) grants (DHEW 1202 and 1203) for Georgia's 7th EMS District. [Native Advertisement] In 1979, I left Columbus to try to make a career in EMS administration. I accepted a position with the Ohio Board of Regents, where I established and supervised paramedic education and certification in the state of Ohio. Jim Page was always there for me. Anytime I needed advice or counsel--which was often--he was always the man to go to. I left Ohio in 1981 and accepted a position as the first EMS director with the county of Fresno (Calif.) Department of Public Health. Now, being on Jim's home turf, we spoke and met more often. Despite Jim's best efforts, I was able to alienate everyone in EMS in Fresno. I was entirely too pushy to be an EMS administrator and not nearly politically savvy enough. Jim tried to help me as much as he could, but things being as they were, I left with everyone glad to see me go and much more willing to work together without that outsider around--namely me. I returned to Atlanta and the practice of anesthesiology. Over the years, I've continued to volunteer in public safety arenas. I knew from the outset that JEMS would be the best EMS publication there would ever be for those of us who truly believe in EMS. For those of us that remember the old days, we knew we could make a difference. I knew Jim had found his forum in JEMS. Jim had no ego when it came to winning a discussion or argument. He just wanted what was best for the patient. JEMS was the way to spread that message. Thank you for writing about him. I miss him often. He was the "Father of EMS" in this nation. He deserves that recognition. There are thousands of EMTs and paramedics who take EMS for granted. They've never even seen a station wagon ambulance operated by a single police officer with little or no training. They've never seen a funeral home ambulance service. They've grown up with ALS and three-minute response times from fire departments. I remember when a local fire department chief told me, "We have no business in EMS. We fight fires, period!" We now expect EMS as the third public safety service. If there's anything I can ever do to assist you please let me know. We need to start a movement to get Jim officially--if possible-- designated or recognized as the "Father of EMS" in this nation. Please never stop saying "WWJD." Thank you. Joseph E. DiCorpo, BSc, MMSc, PA Via email Clarification The photo of Kevin Collopy in the March 2015 supplement, "EMS10: Innovators in EMS 2014," states Collopy's service became, "the first EMS service to perform point-of-care serum lactate testing." They're actually the first service accredited to perform point-of-care serum lactate testing. We in no way meant to take away from the outstanding work being performed by other systems. Correction The article "Competing Ambulance Safety Standards Await State Adoption," published in the February issue, contained incorrect information on the development of the GVS-2015 Standard. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) was incorrectly described as having participated in the standard's development. The IAFC has neither assisted in developing the standard nor endorsed its contents. By Sponsored Content is made possible by our sponsor; it does not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff. Related Articles Drug Overdoses Rise Again Deaths in 2014 have gone up 7 percent from the previous year. Arizona, ImageTrend Deliver Hospital Outcomes Data to EMS ImageTrend announced it has collaborated with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) in delivering hospital outcomes reporting to EMS agencies acro... FLIR and DJI Announce Strategic Collaboration to Enable Commercial Drones with Thermal Imaging Capability FLIR Thermal Imaging to be itegrated into new DJI Zenmuse XT Stabilized Camera Four Killed California Medical Helicopter Crash SkyLife chopper went missing during transport to Bakersfield. ECCU 2015 Conference Thursday Report Thursday morning’s general session at ECCU 2015 featured Robert Neumar, MD, PhD, reviewing the new 2015 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Supp... Cardiac Arrest Survivors March for CPR Training & Awareness at ECCU 2015 Citizen CPR Foundation holds CPR Saves Lives March in San Diego. 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Dynamic Learning Exercises: Patient Triage Patient triage exercises for EMS instructors and students. Freestanding EDs Offer Alternative Patient Destinations Providers are increasingly recognizing freestanding EDs as approved transport destinations. Life's Gifts Bring EMS Mission into Focus Our jobs in EMS require us to be highly educated and motivated to respond to all patients regardless of their age, physical condition or mental status. Identifying the Proper Metrics to Track Cardiac Arrest Improvement Efforts CARES provides annual reports and the ability for EMS agencies to benchmark local performance against state and national data. 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  2. FERNO's New 'Proof of Concept' Ambulance has the EMS Industry Talking - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    You'll hear a lot more about this innovative new ambulance interior, so I will just highlight what its most impressive offerings are to me: Interchangable, crash worthy mounting brackets allow you to place equipment and storage space where you want it.

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  3. FERNO's New 'Proof of Concept' Ambulance has the EMS Industry Talking

    You'll hear a lot more about this innovative new ambulance interior, so I will just highlight what its most impressive offerings are to me: Interchangable, crash worthy mounting brackets allow you to place equipment and storage space where you want it.

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  4. Paul Pepe Presents “You Can Be a Game Changer” at EMS Today 2015 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, was asked to describe how he stumbled upon innovative concepts such as Auto-PEEP, permissive hypotension in trauma and a myriad of other observations that eventually changed worldwide medical practice, in addition to describing the observations and index cases that led him to ...

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  2. Competing Ambulance Safety Standards Await State Adoption - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

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  3. New FAA Rules Seek to Improve Helicopter Air Ambulance Safety - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational procedure rules addressing safety issues impacting the helicopter air ambulance industry are getting good marks from executives in the field, though they also say there’s still work to be done to make the business safer.

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  4. Vehicle Safety Technologies Hold the Key to Reducing Ambulance Crashes - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    If a proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is successful, by 2014, all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will be required to have event data recorders (“black boxes”) installed. In fact, a recent report by the New York Times estimated that this technology is already ...

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  5. Mobile Demonstration Module from EMS Safety Foundation Exhibits Safe Patient Compartment Configurations - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    The EMS Safety Foundation has rolled out its innovative new INDEMO 1.0 Ambulance Safety Innovation Design Module Project. The unique trailer, the result of years of research and discussion about ambulance safety and design, allows EMS personnel, managers and fleet maintenance staff to get inside a ...

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  6. Ambulance Safety Concerns Worry Montreal Providers - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    MONTREAL, Canada -- Montreal's fleet of new ambulances — which could end up costing nearly $10 million — has an assortment of problems, paramedics say, not the least of which is that the vehicles' stiff suspensions can cause patients to be tossed around in the rear cabin. That can lead to ...

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  7. Design Requirements for Ambulance Patient Compartments - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    In 2010, more than 250 U.S. ambulance crashes were reported in the news media.(1) During such crashes, EMS providers riding in the ambulance patient compartment while caring for patients are at high risk of suffering injuries. An ideal internal patient compartment layout would facilitate efficient ...

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  8. Driving Procedures Keep Providers Safe on the Road - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    As an industry that’s frequently scrutinizing helicopter crashes, we don’t always view our ground transportation as unsafe. If ambulance safety comes up at the station, EMS providers often blame the public for their inadequacies as drivers and lack of respect for the power of the red lights and ...

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