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News and Events

Kilted to Kick Cancer

Throughout the month of September EMS, Fire, and Police bloggers have been Kilted to Kick Cancer with the purpose to raise awareness of Prostate and Testicular Cancer. Starting at EMS World Expo EMS Bloggers and personalities the Happy Medic, Ambulance Driver, and many others have been kilted and encouraging their readers to be Kilted to […]

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Operations

Video: Burbank Fire Dept Ambulance will be at #EMSWorldExpo

Video tour and showcase of new Burbank Fire Department Ambulance that will be showcased at EMS World Expo next week. I really like videos and social media efforts like this that give EMS agencies and Fire departments an opportunity to: 1) Showcase the work we do 2) Explain the important features of an ambulance or […]

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Operations

Driver Training Video: What Does this Really Teach?

A couple of days ago I posted tips for Navigating the Cone Course with the Ambulance during a CEVO or EVOC course. Then I found this video: At the end of the video the instructor says, “It wasn’t really fast that we were going.” I think this video teaches: 1. It is OK to go […]

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Operations

Navigating the Cone Course with an Ambulance

Below is several videos from the Hackensack VAC of drivers navigating a cone course with an ambulance. When navigating the cone course, just as you would in normal ambulance operations: 1. Put on your seatbelt as soon as you get in the ambulance. I have seen several drivers immediately fail the test for not donning […]

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EMS Tips

Video: Life EMS Collaborates with Red Cross

Life EMS in Western Michigan collaborates with local Red Cross chapters:

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EMS Education Tips

Video: Paramedic Intern Demonstrates Intubation Technique

I first saw this video of a paramedic intern demonstrating intubation technique on the 510Medic.com blog. There are a bunch of things I like about this video: 1. Medic students dressed in uniforms and PPE … they look like paramedics. 2. Use of medical terminology. 3. Narrating his own actions. 4. Clear instructions to his […]

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Video Tips

Video: Move to the Right for Red Lights and Sirens

Great Public Service Announcement video from Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service, Alabama. I like this video because it: 1. Addresses a common frustration of emergency vehicle operators. 2. Involves department members in the production. 3. Uses a social media channel, YouTube, to broadly distribute the message – inside and outside of their service area. 4. […]

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Operations

Video: Ambulance Response in a Busy Urban Area

This video is pretty interesting to me for these reasons: 1. Is the camera operator, riding in the patient care compartment: a) an employee or a student b) authorized to be video recording and posting the video 2. Use of the privileges extended to emergency vehicle operators to drive against traffic 3. The silver sedan […]

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EMS Tips

Video: Ambulance Safety Tips

In this video, recorded at EMS World Expo 2010, Justin Schorr and I discuss ambulance safety. ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com

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EMS Tips

Greetings and an Ambulance Safety Lesson from Ireland

This is a guest post by EMS Safety Expert Jim Love. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. I am typing this from my hotel in the Town of Tullamore in Ireland.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit an Irish ambulance builder and converter.  I saw things I have never […]