The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS program represent some of the brightest and most innovative people working in EMS today.
Pafford Medical Services sends a 12-person crew to support U.S. Virgin Islands EMS providers on St. Croix after their staff is depleted and exhausted from both a spike in requests for EMS assistance and challenges posed by the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
From August through November, American Medical Response (AMR), along with other EMS agencies, responded to the call for help for back-to-back Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Under an emergency mutual aid compact, the New Jersey EMS Taks Force mobilized to provide resources and relief to local EMS crews operating on the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was ravaged back-to-back by Hurricanes Irma and Marie.
In Pinellas County, Fla., Hurricane Irma proved to be a challenging test of disaster planning for Sunstar Paramedics, the county’s 9-1-1 ambulance provider, whose employees worked collaboratively with government officials and agencies, local fire departments and strike teams before, during and after the storm.
Hurricane Harvey was unlike any other storm Galveston EMS had faced in recent history, and it demonstrated how important it is to drill and understand a plan-and quickly adapt when the storm doesn’t care about that plan.
Preparations, expectations, operational specifics and lessons learned from three of the Houston-area agencies responding to Hurricane Harvey: Montgomery County Hospital District EMS, Houston Fire Department EMS and Harris County Emergency Corps.
FirstNet will provide a dedicated nationwide wireless network for first responders. Learn more about what it is, where it's going, and what it can do for patient care.
Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit founded in 1997, provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Learn about the organization and how you can help through their medical internship or other volunteer opportunities.