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Son’s Life Saved Thanks to Mom’s “˜EPIC’ Training

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A mom's "EPIC" training is credited with saving the life of her son after a serious accident by preventing a Traumatic Brain Injury, WFMZ-TV reports.

Public Comment on Nomenclature of the EMS Profession Draft White Paper Now Open

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News from the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency Office of Emergency Medical Services Earlier this year, representatives from EMS stakeholder and membership organizations across public safety and healthcare gathered to discuss how the EMS profession...

South Carolina County Distributes Opioid Addiction Resource Packets

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Click here to watch the report from WYFF-TV. GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — EMS crews here are giving away envelopes detailing opioid aftercare treatment for those revived from an overdose but do not want to go...

Apple Watch Calls 911 for Bike Rider Left Unconscious in Crash

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Special note from A.J. Heightman, JEMS Editor Emeritus This is an important technology story for EMS responders, managers and dispatchers because,  although this case was a trauma case, the same alerts by an Apple Watch...

FDNY EMS Rally Demands Equal Pay

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NEW YORK — Dozens of FDNY medics and supporters rallied outside of City Hall yesterday demanding equal pay, the New York Daily News reports. They are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to close the...

What We Know (and Don’t) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

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NEW YORK (AP) – An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They're often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it's not clear how – or even if...

Making the Case for Emergency Medical Drones in Canada

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MONTREAL — Drones carrying automatic external defibrillators automatic external defibrillators were tested yesterday in Canada. CTV News Montreal reports Renfrew, Ontario, is the only location in the country that uses drones now. Officials told...

DeKalb County, Ga., Extends Contract with AMR for 3 Months

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — County commissioners voted yesterday to extend its contract with American Medical Response for three more months despite some concerns, according to a report. The county, which includes part of Atlanta, is searching for...

Meet Philadelphia’s Assistant Deputy Commissioner for EMS

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The Philadelphia Inquirer sat down for an in-depth feature article with Crystal Yates, the Philadelphia Fire Department's assistant deputy commissioner for EMS. The daughter of a Philadelphia firefighter, Yates is now one of the highest-ranking women in...

Massachusetts Paramedic Shares Own Story of Opioid Addiction

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A paramedic with Northern Berkshire EMS in Western Massachusetts is stepping out of the shadows to share is own story of opioid addiction. Stephen Murray talked about his struggles with masslive.com's Douglas Hook at the Voices...