NAEMT: EMS is One-of-Five Critical Elements of a Disaster System

NAEMT Position Calls for EMS To Be Included In National Emergency Response Network Clinton, Miss. — The NAEMT Board issued a Position Statement calling for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a recognized pillar of medical surge response critical in disasters, to be included in the national emergency response network. Currently, EMS only receives four percent of […]

England Study: Majority of Emergency Service Workers Suffer Alcohol Fuelled Abuse On The Job

Alcohol’s impact on emergency services This film is presenting the key findings from the IAS report ‘Alcohol’s impact on emergency services’, launched 26 October 2015. To download the report, have a look at our webpage A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Alcohol’s Impact on Emergency Services, reveals the full extent of the […]

NAEMT Advocates for Fair Pay And Benefits For EMS Practitioners In New Position Statement

Clinton, Miss. — In a new position statement, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) states its commitment to advocating for fair and equitable pay and benefits for EMS practitioners on parity with their partners in public safety and other allied health care services. EMS was built on a primarily volunteer-practitioner base to provide […]

Nation’s Top Highway Safety Chief Urges Parents And Care Givers to Get Their Child Safety Seats Checked

Administrator Nicole R. Nason of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and boosters seats are properly installed in their vehicles and to learn how to buckle their children in the seats correctly. Nason noted that parents will be able to get seats checked at […]

Tom Carper Announces Volunteer Firefighter / EMS Job Protection Legislation

Sen. Tom Carper stopped at the Georgetown fire hall Monday, Nov. 19, to announce the introduction of the Firefighters and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act.  This legislation will help protect the jobs of volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel in the case of extended duty for disasters. Carper urged the firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) […]

The Third Watch – A Review

Banking on the success of their previous hit show, “ER” producers John Wells and Christopher Chulack are hoping last nights premiere of “Third Watch” develops the same devoted following as “ER.” “Third Watch” is an action drama about the brave and dedicated people who serve as police officers, paramedics and firefighters on the third watch […]