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EMS Week 2011 – Start Planning Now

Every year EMS Week seems to sneak up on service directors who hastily ask/assign volunteers to lead the EMS Week effort. The committee is asked to plan and execute an event on exceedingly short notice and with little to no budget. Then the efforts of the committee are either ignored or chastised for the low […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CPR

Fifty years ago CPR was invented by combining mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with chest compressions to create cardiopulmonary resuscitation. While a lot has changed in the last fifty years the underlying concepts of applying external mechanical force to assist circulation with the goal of coronary and cerebral perfusion remains the same. Information from the AHA on 50 […]

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National EMS Week Planning Resources

National EMS Week is just 8 days away. By now planning of events and recognition for your agency should be complete. What are you doing to celebrate the contributions of EMS to your community? Like most recognition days, weeks, or months I believe celebration and affirmation should be ongoing through the year and not set […]