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EMS Tips – Body Armor – Airway Management

1. EMS body armor ( A Pa. EMS agency announced a purchase of 15 ballistic vests for it’s personnel. “The department recently purchased 15 ballistic vests. (EMS Chief Robert) Weidner said that is enough vests for all personnel on Yellow Breeches’ five ambulances.” That likely means the vests are assigned to rigs not people. “Weidner […]


EMS World Expo 2016 Day 3 Coverage

On the final morning of EMS World Expo 2016 in New Orleans I covered two more sessions for the EMS1 special coverage. How body-worn cameras improve EMS documentation Why chronic pain is a neurodegenerative disease My final hours at EMS World Expo were spent exploring the exhibit hall, talking to members of the EMS1 Advisory […]


Body armor for paramedics and EMTs

Questions for EMS leaders before purchasing body armor EMS agencies across the United States are adding or considering body armor as required personal protective equipment for their EMTs and paramedics. Recent news of ballistic vests, secured through budget allocation, grants or donation, has come from Cleveland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado. Some […]