Equipment & Gear

Lynn Adams, president of the Pacifica Beach Coalition, shows face masks that were found discarded near her home as volunteers clean areas near Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica, Calif., Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

CA Groups Track Face Masks, Gloves Bound for the Ocean

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In Northern California, environmental groups are tracking the issue along the coast — and trying to do something about it.
Hobart Fire Department

Hobart (IN) Upgrades EMS Equipment

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The city is upgrading the fire department's lifesaving equipment.
Several PA EMS agencies were able to secure a large supply of PPE, which includes masks, gowns, and face shields.

Donation Helps Outfit PA First Responders with More PPE

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About a dozen ambulance services received free boxes of personal protective equipment, which included masks, gowns and face shields.
Masimo Rad-G™ with Temperature

Masimo Announces CE Marking of the Rad-G™ with Temperature

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Rad-G™ with Temperature is a handheld device that provides SET® pulse oximetry, respiration rate from the pleth (RRp®), and other important parameters.
An artist's concept of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on the Martian surface.

Mars Helicopter Drone Has Implications for EMS

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This special drone will feature a battery, electrical components, cameras and programmable components critical to carrying medical equipment.
This December 2020 image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a counterfeit N95 surgical mask that was seized by ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Feds Investigating Massive Counterfeit N95 Mask Scam

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Federal authorities are investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states.
Will wearing two masks better protect me from the virus?

Does Wearing Two Masks Provide More Protection?

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Does wearing two masks provide more protection? It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up on masks could help in some situations.
Boyd County PPE

Boyd County (KY) EMS Gets New PPE, Supplies Still Tight

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Boyd County EMS might be looking a little "space age" the next time you see EMTs on a call.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.
Nonin co-pilot

Unboxing with Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment: Nonin CO-Pilot

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Join Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Editor Chris Mc Loone as he unboxes the Nonin CO-Pilot, a handheld multiparameter system that will monitor five different patient parameters.