Alternative Posting Location: 4 POV Response Tips at EMS1

4 Personal Vehicle Response Tips Do you respond to the station or the scene in a personal vehicle? Much of my EMS experience involved POV response. I look back on that now…fumbling with a map book and radio, being passed by my colleagues, and parking on a dark road side with only 4 way flashers…with […]

EMS Education Tips

Video: Responding to an Incident

Video from YouTube, appears to be taken from the passenger side (officer seat). I think videos like this can be great a training tool: 1. Crew behavior – calling out hazards, repeating and reviewing dispatch information and radio reports, distracting conversation. 2. Reminder of risk – actual and perceived when responding lights and sirens. 3. […]

EMS Tips

Do We Really Need More POVs with Emergency Lights?

A recent article briefly described a new Michigan law that expands the type of responders that can use emergency lights on personal operated vehicles. If you are responding to the station or the incident in your personally owned vehicle carefully consider the necessity of emergency lights, even if you are allowed, and check out […]