Tuesday, December 11, 2018
In California, as well as many parts of the western United States, the wildfire season is lengthening because of a combination of drought, urbanization, invasive plant disease and climate change. The firefighters fighting California’s wildfires, the police and EMS providers who are evacuating civilians and caring for the injured deserve our interest, attention and support. As the news develops, I wrote...
What do you think - stop all severe bleeding before any additional patient triage? https://twitter.com/bbmorshedi/status/1061379487097634823 A mass hemorrhage runner(s) is a pre-triage action to rapidly move through victims to identify only the victims with life-threatening bleeding. Mike Clumpner, who has extensively researched active shooter incidents, described the role and importance of a mass hemorrhage runner in a World Trauma Symposium presentation on Oct. 31,...

What if a mass murderer survives shootout with police?

The Tree of Life shooter survived his shootout with police. Many, but not all, active shooters have suicide as the final act in their...

How to Make Applesauce

Here's a really easy recipe for applesauce that you can make at home, the fire station, ambulance station, hunting camp or office. What you'll need: ...

Ambulance Strike Team – Be at Your Best

Even though it's snowing outside my window in Wisconsin there are still paramedics deployed as Ambulance Strike Teams in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence...

Friday Night Ambulance Lights

I wanted to know how often an ambulance responds to an injured football player. With the help of the ESO EMS Index I was...

EMS Pros are the Best – Uniform Closet for Students in...

Paramedic educator David Fifer took to Facebook to ask his network of EMS educators, leaders and field professionals for a pair of boots for...

From the Road: Urban Shield and EMS Agenda 2050

Earlier this month I travelled to Oakland for Urban Shield 2018. I spent Friday checking out SWAT and tactical products in the exhibit hall....

Teach kids to use tourniquets

Now on EMS1 ... As we continue to cast about for solutions to prevent mass murder inside our schools, it’s unsurprising that the Department of Homeland...

Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Commentary

I received word earlier this week that I won a Neal Award for Best Commentary (all 2018 winners), based on three submissions from my...

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