Book Reviews

True Survival – Book Review of Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

About the Book In November of 2004 Roy Hallums, a retired US Navy Commander, working as a contractor in Iraq was kidnapped from his office. He spent the next 311 days as a hostage. Buried Alive is Roy’s story of his time in captivity and how he made it through the experience alive. For example, […]

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Video: 3 Risk Management Tips for EMTs and Paramedics

ParamedicTV is powered by Fire/EMS Safety, Health, and Survival Week is the third week of June. During this week safety practices, training, and policies are the focus for most emergency responders. Do you have a safety tip you want to share? Use the comments area or send me an email. Related posts: Take a […]

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EMTs Take a Time-out For Safety

Today’s Everyday EMS Tips column at was inspired by Fire/EMS Health, Survival, and Safety Week. In the column I discuss how surgeons take a “time-out for safety” before starting a procedure. Fire and EMS personnel should design and follow similar safety time-outs before activities like extrication, RSI, and code-3 driving. Visit to read […]

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Tips for Safety, Health, and Survival Week

The International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety, Health, and Survival week begins June 14 and runs through June 20. During this week all fire and EMS professionals are reminded of the importance of health and safety during training, response, operations, and all other aspects of operations. Four key areas are emphasized: Safety Health Survival Chiefs […]