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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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Operations

Scene Protection and Security: Three Things Tuesday

Did you read the widely circulated article last week, Mystery Bystander Infiltrates Incident Delaying Extrication and Nearly Killing Vehicle Driver? You might have missed that headline because the story was alternatively, more optimistically, about a mystery guardian angel that appeared from nowhere to pray with the accident victim. Responders were stunned when the mysterious person […]

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News and Events

Video: EMS Week 1993

Other than the hairstyles, collars, and waistlines little has changed in EMS since 1993 as shown in this VHS to YouTube video (remember “tracking”). Like every other EMS Week media event this video spotlights: Jaws of life Endotracheal intubation Advanced life saving techniques I had never seen a “Convincer” before. Have you? Perhaps today we […]

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October Posts Outside the Service Area: Announcements, Books, and Opportunities

I am reading[amazon-product text=”Coop (amazon affiliate link)” type=”text”]0061240443[/amazon-product], the latest book from Michael Perry. If you enjoyed Population 485 or Truck you will enjoy Coop. Listen to Michael Perry on an old episode of the Medical Author Chat. Another book I am reading right now and enjoying is the [amazon-product text=”Impact Equation (amazon affiliate link)” […]

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Watch for Kids in Hot Unattended Vehicles

Hyperthermia Deaths to Children Left in Unattended Vehicles Dr. Lou Romig shared this link to information on Hyperthermia Deaths to Children Left in Unattended Vehicles. Hyperthermia leading to heat stroke is a life threatening emergency. A child either because of young age, functional motor skill development, or restraint in a child passenger seat is unable […]