EMS Tips

EMS Tips – Training Games – FirstNet Quiz – Vehicle in the Window

1. Virtual and augmented reality games train teachers, first responders There are lots of ways to prepare teachers, students and first responders for an active shooter incident. A grant-funded project is using virtual reality¬†( to simulate an active shooter incident at a school. “The United States Army and Homeland Security Department are in the midst […]

EMS Education Tips

Video: Use Moulage to Improve Exercise

Short video from Armed Forces Network on use of moulage for an EMS exercise. What are your best or favorite moulage application techniques?

Book Reviews

Book Review: 2 Weeks a Year Finding Humor in Iraq

[amazon-product text=”2 Weeks a Year Finding Humor in Iraq” type=”text”]B006P0HW5K[/amazon-product], by SSG Trent Cherin, is an ebook chronicle of SSG Cherin’s experience deployed in Iraq for a year spanning 2003 and 2004. 2 Weeks a Year caught my eye as I was browsing the Kindle owners lending library because the cover photo is of the […]

Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Matt Bassett

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT/Firefighter and runner Matt Bassett.¬† Q: […]


Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story – a Medical Author Chat with Michael Anthony

Army Reserve Specialist Michael Anthony discusses his book, Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq on this episode of the Medical Author Chat podcast. Michael was an operating room technician in the Iraq War. His tour was from October 2006 to October 2007. During that time he worked […]