Administration and Leadership

  The recent death of a Baltimore fire cadet during training has hit the fire and EMS community hard. Racheal Wilson was a 29-year-old mother of two, who had been in the training academy since November when she fought the fire that would be one of her first, but also her last. The day before, two cadets were injured during training. Once again, those of us who are charged with taking care of others failed to take care of our own.
Administration and Leadership

For a quarter-century, JEMS has surveyed the largest EMS systems across the United States with the goal of providing a snapshot of the industry and having the results serve as a benchmark for individual services. Over the years, the survey has grown from just 50 cities and a handful of questions to the current 200 most populous cities and nearly 100 data points. Download the bonus material (searchable PDF) below for the complete list of cities and service providers.
Administration and Leadership

For a quarter-century, JEMS has surveyed the largest EMS systems across the United States with the goal of providing a snapshot of the industry and having the results serve as a benchmark for individual services. Over the years, the survey has grown from just 50 cities and a handful of questions to the current 200 most populous cities and nearly 100 data points.
Administration and Leadership

More than a thousand first responders, including nearly 200 members of the New York City EMS system, arrived within 15 minutes of the first 9-1-1 call. Eventually, more than 400 EMS personnel responded to the massive 16-acre site. Eight EMTs and paramedics were among the 2,973 people who died when 38 buildings either collapsed or were damaged.
Administration and Leadership

Everyone in America has their own story about that day--where they were, what they were doing, thinking, feeling on Sept. 11, 2001. But for the emergency responders who worked in and around New York City, that day doesn't just haunt them. For some, it's killing them.