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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. Saturday was a fantastic guided tour of a half-dozen of the high-fidelity exercises.

Read “SWAT training and technology products showcased at Urban Shield 2018” on

Last week I was able to watch the live stream of the National Implementation Forum for EMS Agenda 2050. I had planned to attend the event but a home situation causes a last minute cancellation.

Because of the live stream – thanks NHTSA! – I was able to write to articles.

Read “EMS Agenda 2050 Quick Take: Healthy people are better students, workers and citizens and EMS Agenda 2050 Quick Take: Focusing on people – providers, patients, families – is the future of EMS” on

The YouTube live stream had some fantastic content, great speakers and one good laugh.

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.