Wednesday 27 June 2012

Eau Claire County-Mass Gatherings-Steve Whitehead-Special Events-Ongoing Series

Video: Remember 2 Things for Special Events and 1 More Thing

From Steve Whitehead’s ongoing series at ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.comAfter the band-aid the 2nd most popular request at many special events and mass gatherings is an ice pack. At your first aid area, right next to the display on hands-only CPR, fill small sandwich size bags with ice for bumps and bruises. What [...] read more..

Manchester ambulance gets involved in a car accident

MANCHESTER, NH — A Manchester AMR ambulance was involved in an accident late Friday, police Sgt. Joe Mucci said. Mucci said the ambulance, which was heading east on Spruce Street when it was struck by a car that was heading north on Maple Street. Mucci said the ambulance was heading to Elliot Hospital with a [...] read more..

Car, ambulance collide in Eau Claire County

Eau Claire, WI – There were only minor injuries when a car collided with an ambulance in Eau Claire County. The accident happened Thursday morning on Highway 37, near I-94.  Deputies say a car was making a left-hand turn to get onto the interstate when it hit an ambulance.  The ambulance was taking a patient [...] read more..

Ems Education-Conversation-Episode-Angel

Leadership and EMS Education: Episode 139

In this episode of the EMSEduCast guest host Angel Burba discusses the book  a Contemporary Approach with two of the authors. The guests have a wide ranging conversation about leadership, how leadership is unique and different from management, and how to teach leadership. Thanks Angel for guest hosting! Guest contact information: David T. Foster III [...] read more..

Sunday 17 June 2012

Fox Cities Marathon-Marathon Training

Marathon Training Starts Today

Today my training for the Fox Cities Marathon starts. I am looking forward to building off my spring racing season fitness and re-tooling for the marathon distance. The Fox Cities Marathon was the first marathon I ran. It is close to home, a point to point course, and mostly through tree lined residential streets. Are [...] read more..

Waupaca County-Wsau

Ambulance involved in 3-vehicle crash

FREMONT, Wis. (WSAU) – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 10 in Waupaca County yesterday morning involved an ambulance that was taking a patient to a hospital in the Fox Valley. The sheriff’s office says the driver of one vehicle rear ended another vehicle that was turning left. The car that caused the crash then hit [...] read more..

Associates Degree-Math Whiz-Paramedic

Alternate Posting Location: Increase your Career Options with More Education

If you are a math whiz you might try to solve this problem. Which choice will lead to the greatest accumulation of life-time income? A paramedic graduates from a 2 year associates degree program. Choice A: Paramedic uses all available free time to work over time. This continues for 5 years until the paramedic has [...] read more..

Friday 15 June 2012

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Ethics Education for EMS Professionals: Episode 140

On tonight’s EMS Educast Mark Forgues joins co-host Greg, Rob, and Bill to discuss the Mark’s work in EMS Education in Massachusetts. Also discussed tonight’s was Mark’s role played developing and delivering ethics education for the MA EMS providers that falsified individual training records. Mark Forgues, MEd, EMT-P, has more than 30 years of EMS experience [...] read more..

Race Recap: Bellin 10K 2012

The Bellin 10K is one of the largest 10K races in the United States. Today I was proud to toe the starting line with more than 18,000 runners and walkers for a jaunt through the tree lined streets of Green Bay and Allouez. Race recap short version: Hot. Windy. Humid. Sunny. No PR. Disappointment. Still [...] read more..

Ambulance fatally strikes pedestrian in Frio County

SAN ANTONIO, TX - A pedestrian died Sunday after he was struck by an ambulance in Frio County. Michael Davalos, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place on Interstate 35 in Frio County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A communications operator said a 2010 Ford ambulance driven by [...] read more..

Thursday 14 June 2012

West Lake Forest-Evisceration

EMT scenario: Evisceration, massive bleed

Two women act out their scenarios (massive bleeding to an extremity and eviscerated abdomen) in front of West Lake Forest (Ill.) Fire Department. read more..

Medical Technicians-Freedom House-Risk Youth

Freedom House Trains At Risk Youth to Be EMT’s

Named after the historic Freedom House in Pittsburgh, “a program to train unemployed and underemployed black men and women as medical technicians” started in 1967, a former St. Paul firehouse is now home to the EMS Academy, which trains low-income youth to be EMTs. [Read the whole story here] read more..

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Ambulance collides with SUV at busy intersection

Auburn, CA — An American Medical Response ambulance and a Chevy Tahoe crashed at about 12:15 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 49 and Bell Road. While there were no injuries sustained to any of the parties, Officer Francis Mud of the Auburn California Highway Patrol, based in Newcastle, said a man and women [...] read more..

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Paramedic Mark Powell-Plea Deal

Paramedic rejects plea deal in alleged ambulance sex assault

NEW HAVEN — Paramedic Mark Powell, who is accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious ambulance patient, has turned down a plea deal that would have involved prison time and is headed for a trial, his attorney said Friday during a brief Superior Court hearing. Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Doyle told Judge Roland Fasano that negotiations [...] read more..

Reedy Creek Emergency Services-Insider Information-Field Instructor-Service Profile

May 2012 Posts Outside the Service Area

Service Profiles Jeff, the theme park EMT, shares insider information about Reedy Creek Emergency Services in a service profile on the Other Side of EMS blog. I am looking forward to seeing Jeff, Mickey, Goofy, and the whole WDW gang in August at the NAEMSE symposium. Products EMS and Fire author Ed Mund sent me [...] read more..

EMS Myth: We Can Accidentally “Kidnap” People

You’ve heard the claim before. A well meaning partner or supervisor may have warned you. Or perhaps a field instructor or even an EMT instructor made the dubious claim. It sounded something like this, “We need to be careful about taking people to the hospital against their will. If they have the right to refuse [...] read more..

Motorcyclist Dies in Collision with Ambulance

SUNSET PARK, NY — A Brooklyn man died Saturday evening after colliding with an ambulance on his motorcylce just blocks away from his home. Jesus Santiago, 46, was riding his motorcycle in the vincinty of Fourth Avenue and 63rd Street, when he was struck by an ambulance around 6:21 p.m., police said. Officers found him [...] read more..

Blueberry Muffins-Wingrove-Ems News

vox of blueberry muffins subigo mihi: EMS Garage Episode 141

This week we discuss Odd EMS news the past 2 weeks and get an update from Mr. Wingrove on the happenings from around the globe. Featuring: Chris Montera Gary Wingrove David Konig Chris Cebollero Russell Stine James Warmuth read more..

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Thready or Bounding … How do You Define?

I was asked, “Would you describe that pulse as thready?” I have never had a good grasp of what is meant by “thready” or “bounding” as those terms seem very subjective. I think most EMS professionals could come to agreement on what fast, slow, regular, or irregular means. But I have yet to come to [...] read more..

City ambulance hit by SUV while carrying patient

MASON CITY, IA  —Three members of the Mason City Fire Department were injured when the ambulance they were riding in was struck by a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon. According to Capt. Jack Odegaard of the Mason City Fire Department, the ambulance was northbound on South Federal Avenue when a Chevrolet Tahoe broadsided the ambulance [...] read more..

Ambulance driver cited in Mason City accident

MASON CITY, IA — A Mason City Fire Department ambulance driver has been cited following a collision with a sports utility vehicle on Sunday. Five people suffered minor injuries in the crash. Schuyler Townsend, 26, of Mason City, was ticketed for failure of caution of an emergency vehicle. Townsend, and fellow firefighters Shannon Furst, 35, [...] read more..

Firearms Background-Shawn Thompson-Gun Blogger

CCW Fashion "Firearms: A Chat with Gun Blogger Shawn Thompson

We chat with Shawn Thompson, a gun blogger who was recently interviewed by the New York Times for a concealed carry piece. Thompson shares his extensive firearms background, talks about his go-to concealed weapon and describes his favorite CCW apparel. Read on for the full interview. read more..

Tuesday 5 June 2012

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DELAWARE: Ambulance, state trooper involved in crash

LEWES , DE — The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a crash involving a trooper and an ambulance that occurred in Lewes earlier this afternoon. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. today as Lewes Fire Company ambulance, driven by James E. Vanvorst of Milton, was traveling eastbound on Savannah Road to an emergency [...] read more..

Exeter ambulance catches fire

EXETER, PA – An Exeter Borough ambulance caught fire Monday evening in front of the Exeter Community Ambulance building on Wyoming Avenue. Battery acid and a strong odor was coming from the engine before the vehicle erupted in flames, Exeter Fire Chief Rich McNeil said. Workers had moved the ambulance out of the garage, 1090 [...] read more..

Ambulance Involved in Accident Thursday Morning

RIDGEWOOD, NJ – A landscaper has been issued two summonses for improperly parking after it was side-swiped by a Midland Park ambulance Thursday morning, according to Ridgewood police. The accident occurred in front of 301 Oak St. (near the intersection of E. Glen Ave.) just past 10:30 a.m. said Lt. David McDermott. The ambulance was [...] read more..

Medical Professions

Wellness in Action

For years those of us in the medical professions, at least those of us who chose to be self informed have known a simple fact.  Sugar is bad for you.  There was a great segment last night on 60 minutes about what current research is concluding about sugars in our diets.  We have known for [...] read more..

Community Health Programs-Ems Career-Medstar

Community Health Program; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 85

Are Community Health Programs the future of the EMS career field? Join Chris Cebollero as he discusses this with Matt Zavadsky, Jon Elder, Dr. Stephen Davis, Doug Hooton, and Sean Burton from the MedStar system in Fort Worth Texas. MedStar has been using this program for just over 3 years. Come in and listen to their experiences, mistakes and advice [...] read more..

Monday 4 June 2012

Pickup Truck On Highway 301-Houston Fire Department-Instructional Methods-Evaluation Program

Field Training Evaluation Program: Episode 138

On tonight’s EMS Educast Skip Kirkwood and Troy Hagen join the co-hosts Greg, Rob, and Bill to discuss the EMS-Field Training and Evaluation Program (EMS-FTEP™).  The discussion focuses on the history, rational, and instructional methods of the EMS-FTEP™. Skip Kirkwood leads the Wake County EMS Division within the Wake County Department of EMS.  Skip’s 33-year career [...] read more..

Driver crashes car into ambulance, dies

HOUSTON, TX - The driver of a car and a paramedic with the Houston Fire Department were taken to hospitals after that car crashed into the ambulance unit in northwest Houston; that driver later died. The accident took place around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Kempwood Drive near Ryson Street. HFD firefighters and paramedics were responding to [...] read more..

Ambulance collides with pickup truck

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) – An EMS ambulance responding to an accident in Johnston County was involved in its own crash Thursday afternoon.   The ambulance was headed to an accident on Highway 222 near Kenly when it collided with a pickup truck on Highway 301, just north of Micro. The scene of the accident was [...] read more..


Medevac exercise

A joint exercise between medics and Italian army physicians shows them working together to load a single casualty into a medevac. read more..