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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¬†(Military1.com) to simulate an active shooter incident at a school. “The United States Army and Homeland Security Department are in the midst […]

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Hurricane Sandy and Devastated EMS Agencies

I was browsing the FEMA photo library and came across this photo: The website on the sign is the web site for Moonachie First Aid and Rescue Station. Hurricane Sandy flood waters forced an unplanned evacuation and 6 feet of water destroyed everything. Other Services Email for Help I have received or been forwarded help/donation […]

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Announcement: Formidable Footprint – A Series of National Neighborhood Tabletop Exercises

Interested in helping your neighborhood or community be prepared for a disaster? Check out the Formidable Footprint: “Led by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group a team of national, regional and state organizations has undertaken an effort to develop, facilitate and evaluate a series of disaster exercises for neighborhood based organization entitled “Formidable Footprint – A […]

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Magical Pediatric Patient Assessment (#31daysofCE)

Dr. Mike Pitt was a magician before he was a pediatrician, but he still uses some of the magic tricks he learned as a child with the children he assesses and treats. “Magic Mike” was a the guest on the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – last week. During the show […]

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Psychological First Aid Resources

After a natural disaster the news media will often say things like, “residents of this small town are in shock this morning after a tornado ripped through this neighborhood in the middle of the night.” As you know ‘shock’ is a physiological problem related to inadequate perfusion. What the media is calling shock is the […]

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Emergency Responder Family Disaster Preparedness Tips

Disaster preparedness planning is contingent on individual responders actually leaving their homes, businesses and families. If my family is safe with shelter, water and food, I will be able to serve the needs of my neighbors. Read the full Every EMS Tip at EMS1.com on Family Disaster Preparedness to learn strategies to help prepare your […]