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Dealing with COVID-19: Complacency Kills

Author Justin Hunter ignored the warnings and raced his motorcycle when Hurricane Katrina was threatening the Gulf States in 2005. He's now warning EMS providers not to ignore the warnings of COVID-19.

150 FDNY Members in Quarantine

The New York Times reports workers are already seeing shortages in equipment and manpower and worry how it will affect COVID-19 response.

Southern AZ YMCAs to Offer Emergency Childcare to Medical Staff, First Responders

On March 17, all YMCA branches of Southern Arizona temporarily suspended employee fitness, sports, and aquatics programs to focus on providing emergency childcare for working families and others who perform similar duties.

MedStar Modifies On-scene Procedures

First responders and MedStar personnel will meet together at the scene of the call and confer on the number of personnel necessary to make initial contact with the patient.

Essential Item Stolen from United EMS Ambulance

It is extremely important that crews secure their vehicles and lock their doors when they're in a patient's home or the emergency department.

New Orleans No Longer Quarantining First Responders

Firefighters and EMS personnel exposed to a patient suffering from coronavirus, but are not showing symptoms, will no longer be quarantined.

EMS2020 Postponed Until 2021

COVID-19 has forced the European EMS Leadership Network to postpone the European Emergency Medical Services Congress until next year, the group said.

National Registry Responds to Pearson VUE Suspending Operations

This directly impacts all National Registry examinations delivered by Pearson VUE.

Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic has tested positive for COVID-19, the city said at a briefing today.

FDNY Member Tests Positive; Three in Georgia Self-isolating

Officials with the MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service say the move is only a precautionary measure.