Equipment & Gear

Pittsburgh EMS' checklist for ECMO

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and EMS

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Simon Taxel, NRP, BA, writes about the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and discusses Pittsburgh EMS’s ECMO program.

New Laminated Side Windows Will Pose Access Problems for Unprepared First-Arriving EMS & Fire...

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Tools like the Resqme® will become lifesavers in the future as federal requirements for ejection mitigation systems become more prevalent.
A restaurant worker in a blue shirt holds his face mask in Biloxi, Miss. On Friday, March 12, 2021.

CDC Reverses Course on Indoor Masks

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The CDC recommends that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.
Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department train on a LUCAS Device.

Optimal Use of Automated Mechanical Chest Compression Devices During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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This review discusses factors important to consider during mechanical CPR to maintain survival rates and improve them.
Edwardsville Fire Department patch

Edwardsville (IL) Fire Department Demonstrates LUCAS Device

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There is now one machine in four of the fire department's ambulances, Fire Chief James Whiteford said.
The photo shows the Star of Life.

Morgan County (AL) to Use CARES Act Money for Mobile Testing, Chest Compressors

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The agreement between the Morgan County Commission and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs was approved by the commission on Tuesday.
Honorees pose for a picture with some equipment.

Life-Saving Equipment Initiative Begins in TX, NM

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The Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) and the Permian Road Safety Coalition (PRSC) recently held a kick-off event for its collaborative “First Responder Life-Saving Equipment Initiative.”
PPE is loaded into an ambulance.

Hospitals Provide PPE, Supplies for PA EMS Agencies

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Several dozens EMS agencies loaded up on KN95 masks and other PPE thanks to Conemaugh Health System and Allegheny Health Network/Highmark Health.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance.

Disinfecting Solution, Foggers Donated to Somerset County (PA) Departments

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Eco Safe Sanitizing provided self-contained electric foggers for all 27 departments and seven EMS agencies in the county.
The photo shows the front grill of an ambulance.

Cambria County (PA) Emergency Services Given Protection Equipment

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A Johnstown business launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is giving back to the community.