Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week by following these Everyday EMS Tips: 1. Make sure your own kids are properly secured in a Child Passenger Safety Seat. As your child grows – in length and weight – make sure you receive a regular car seat check from a certified technician. Also make sure you […]
School is now in session. Kids are walking, cycling, and riding to school in privately owned vehicles and school buses. All drivers need to refresh back-to-school vehicle safety tips. I wrote nine tips in this Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com. Use the comments area to submit a 10th tip for me to add to […]
Like most forms of accidental death drowning is easily preventable with the right combination of skills, experience, and awareness. This week I wrote about drowning prevention for the Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com. Also since you are interested in tips make sure you read any tips or advice columns written by Thom Dick. He […]
Lots and lots of fireworks will be fired today, July 4, and all weekend long. Be safe as you transport, detonate, and observe fireworks. Greg Friese’s weekly EMS1.com Everyday EMS Tips column discusses fireworks safety.
How many visitors come to your EMS agency’s website? Who are those people? Can you email them when you update your website with news, staff promotions, or injury prevention tips? Certainly an up-to-date website is important, but having an ongoing relationship with your website visitors is even more important. Building a list of website visitors […]
When my good friend began screaming that he could not see I knew something was seriously wrong. A bottlerocket had just exploded right in front of his face. He had superficial and partial thickness burns around his left eye. Fortunately, he had a normal return of vision. According to a 2005 CDC study more than […]
Unintentional trauma is the leading cause of death for all patients ages 1-44 EMS providers can have a significant impact on reducing brain injury through promoting use of helmets and other safety practices to children. The Virginia EMS Office has produced this fun and quick moving video about injury prevention. Since it is on YouTube […]