EMS Education Tips

Video: Keep Yourself Safe as an EMS Education Tool

Keep Yourself Safe is the latest EMS music video from FDNY Paramedic and Artist Farooq Muhammad. The video lyrics and visualizes are about personal safety and PPE usage. The project was funded/underwritten by apparel vendor Blauer.

I think the production and message is outstanding. Farooq and Blauer show how new “media” can be combined for entertainment and education.

Note: a longer version of this article is available at

Consider using this video in your EMT Basic or Refresher Class to:

1. Introduce different types of PPE.

2. Match appropriate PPE to different patient types and interventions.

3. Discuss assessment and treatment of different types of medical calls.

How else can you use Keep Yourself Safe? 

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.