The Ultimate EMS Directory

The Ultimate EMS Directory

By Nancy Perry Dec 05, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been busy updating company information and product listings to offer the most comprehensive catalog of EMS companies available today.

EMS World Magazine's 2013 Buyer's Guide features 600+ company listings. Use the company index to find company information by name, or turn to the product index which lists companies by product category. We also offer a comprehensive product showcase which features 67 products from many of the advertisers in this issue. You can also access company and product information through our online Product Guide at EMSWorld.com/directory.

Debuting in this issue is the 2011 Run Survey courtesy of our sister publication Firehouse Magazine. A total of 219 fire departments took part in this year’s survey. These agencies responded to 7,392,941 EMS calls and 1,170,559 fire calls last year. 

2012 has been a busy year for EMS World. We launched the iPad version of EMS World Magazine in March, our TRIVIAL PURSUIT Emergency Medical Services Edition game in July and the revised and expanded second edition of Thom Dick’s People Care in October.

The upcoming year promises to have just as many new projects, including our EMS 2020 column scheduled to debut next month. This column will be accompanied by exclusive online content all designed to start a dialogue about where EMS will be at the end of this decade. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the conversation. Sign up at EMSWorld.com/register to receive updates and previews of exclusive content.

For now, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Nancy Perry is the editorial director for EMS World.

The NAEMSP issued a statement in response to the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The uSmart® 3200T NexGen enables emergency responders to perform ultrasounds outside the hospital environment.
Country artists performed for gunshot wound victims like firefighter Kurt Fowler, and expressed their gratitude to first responders and hospital staff who helped others the night of the attack.
In an era where many rely on cell phones instead of landlines connected to emergency alert systems, many residents didn't receive warnings of the fires.
Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, and Ellen DeGeneres are among the group of celebrities who have raised a combined $30 million to assist with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
Krista McDonald died on scene and EMT Peggy Eastman was critically injured after a vehicle broadsided their ambulance.

As unpredictable mass casualty incidents have been increasingly on the rise, the Stop the Bleed campaign aims to teach citizens how to stop severe blood loss to keep victims alive before first responders can arrive on scene.

Duracell's disaster relief program has provided batteries to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, and Louisiana so people can operate their phones, flashlights, radios and other necessary devices.
The Miami Marlins have donated $200,000 to the hurricane and earthquake relief efforts for the devastated areas of Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.
UC Berkeley's Seismology Lab team developed the app to alert users of impending earthquakes so they have more time to prepare for safety.
In addition to sending representatives from a dozen agencies to tend to California, FEMA has sent meals, water, blankets and cots to shelters and provided emergency funds to fire departments and residents.
The app will help teachers and administrators easily communicate during crises and are also being trained by law enforcement on how to act in an active shooter event.
The air quality index is five times what's considered the safe amount, causing symptoms like having trouble breathing, stinging eyes, running noses and scratching throats.
There are other, maybe better ways to reach EMS learners.
The H*VENT vented chest dressing treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax).