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EMS Magazine and EMS EXPO Facts and History

I recently received a press release from Cygnus Business Media, parent company of EMS Magazine,, and EMS Expo. Next month I am presenting at the EMS Expo and I thought you might be interested in these facts and figures about the three media properties.

“Founded in 1972, EMSMagazine (see my screencast on how to read the digital version) was the first publication to serve the EMS profession and continues as the most authoritative voice in the world for clinical and educational material for the prehospital sector. The publication is the No. 1 magazine in the field for editorial quality, reader interest and advertising pages, reaching more EMS decision-makers than any other publication. In addition, the magazine’s pass-along factor, plus bonus show distribution, puts every issue in the hands of hundreds of thousands of EMS professionals. An independent Editorial Advisory Board guarantees peer review of all clinical material.

Since 1989, EMS EXPO has provided emergency medical service professionals with ground breaking educational content, expert speakers, exciting and dynamic special events, and the largest exhibit hall of EMS products and services anywhere. EMS EXPO brings all elements of the emergency medical services community together at one time and place. It’s the perfect opportunity to update skills, learn about new developments and techniques, and network with thousands of fellow EMS providers from across the United States and around the world. provides mission-critical news, information, training and resources for emergency medical services professionals, and serves as a platform for online discussion and interaction. The site also delivers access to EMSmagazine’s archives and to exclusive online content from leading EMS educators and writers.

EMS Magazine, EMS EXPO and are properties of Cygnus Business Media, an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company. Its diverse portfolio serves 13 market categories with print and interactive products and live events. Through its media, the company reaches more than 1.5 million print subscribers, nearly 1 million industry professionals via its Custom Marketing services group and expositions, and attracts 2 million unique visitors to its websites monthly. Cygnus Business Media provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs for some of the world’s strongest business-to-business brands. For more information, visit

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.