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Bunting is placed around the ambulance bay of the Templeton Fire Department in memory of EMT Tracy Ferrazza.

Off-Duty Templeton (MA) EMT Dies in Crash

EMT Tracy Ferrazza, 52, of Templeton, was killed when her car left the road, struck a utility pole and overturned, authorities said.

Earn to Learn: MA EMT Program Graduates First Class

Gov. Charlie Baker saluted the graduates of American Medical Response’s Earn While You Learn program.
Justin Porter, RN/EMT-P

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare

You are a dust bunny and EMS agencies are like a broom. It does not have to be that way, writes Justin Porter.

Police: NY EMT Posed as Good Samaritan to Steal from Dying Landlord

An EMT who rushed to help his sick landlord get to the hospital then decided to help himself in the dying man’s apartment, police said.

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration

EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman is vaccinated by San Diego Fire Rescue Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator Carolyn Gates.

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!

JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the outstanding “Vax Up” edition of the “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement series.
Alejandro Corredor

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program

Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program to pass the national certification exam.

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career

Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years, friends and colleagues say.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I.

Siouxland District Health (IA) Vaccinates County’s Rural EMS Providers

About 100 paramedics and EMTs who serve towns outside of Sioux City received their first dose of the vaccine.
Philadelphia City Hall

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination

Of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot.