Posted on EMS1 Rapid response: Risk of senseless violence is constantly looming Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS, was killed in the line of duty on September 29, 2022. Russo-Elling, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the department and was a World Trade Center first responder who assisted in rescue and recovery efforts, according to an […]
Harry might have spit on Chris, but cops, medics, firefighters and correctional officers get spit on all the time. Here are a few thoughts, not about #spitgate, but how to react when a patient, inmate, suspect or bystander spits at you. Forget the movie star memes, spit is an occupational hazard
New on EMS1 … Issue: Red lights and sirens Case study: How to use EMS Trend Report data Issue: Recruitment and retention Do something different: Why it’s time to question everything about recruitment Issue: Hospital bed delays 7 things we’ve learned from the Wolfberg and Wirth ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series
My first EMS1 article of 2022 is posted. Has less traffic, congestion impacted EMS response time during the pandemic? Enjoy and drive safe.
Vaccinated? Thank you!
I’ve tried a lot of approaches to write about vaccination. On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the United States, I wrote this for EMS1. Gratitude and admiration for the vaccinated
View all of the results from nearly 4,000 cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and corrections officers. Face masks: Here’s what cops, firefighters, medics and COs have to say about use, policy and effectiveness One of the questions is about off-duty face mask use. This is what we learned: Off-duty face mask use by public safety respondents […]
With unscrupulous manufacturers selling defective masks and citizens donating ‘homemade’ efforts, public safety agencies must establish face mask guidelines. Read seven considerations for purchasing face masks or allowing the use of donated face masks at PoliceOne.com. 7 face mask purchasing and policy considerations for police, fire, EMS and corrections
Guns for paramedics and EMTs is back in the news with recent approval of SWAT/TEMS medics to carry firearms. The news has reignited interest in allowing any EMS provider to carry a firearm. Here’s my take, Paramedics want guns on duty. What comes next? Also take a look at the results of a 2017 and […]
Use time, distance and shielding to minimize the risk of injury when responding to a motor vehicle collision. Ready my most recent EMS1 Rapid Response, updated on 1/13/2020 after additional police, fire and EMS LODDs Rapid Response: Roadway incidents are a hot zone for EMS
Welfare Check Tips from EMS Leaders
For this EMS1 article, Lessons to apply: Welfare check incident became a LODD, I asked these EMS leaders for their best tips and advice for conducting welfare checks: Chad Pore Mike Taigman Gina Perschau-Becker Marc Bashoor Welfare checks are resource intensive responses (police officer, engine company, ambulance crew) which often result in an unsatisfactory outcome, such […]