EMS World

EMTs and other first responders who treated the wounded on scene of the Vegas shooting could be at risk for post-traumatic stress.

Krista McDonald died on scene and EMT Peggy Eastman was critically injured after a vehicle broadsided their ambulance.
Benjamin P. Noyes was allegedly subjected to harassment, including being photographed nude after being forced to strip down and being drugged by crew members that resulted in a seizure.
In an effort to attract more paramedics and volunteer firefighters, Springdale, Pennsylvania will offer them a 20 percent credit on property taxes and up to $200 in credit on the borough's earned income tax.
An ambulance processional escorted the body of EMT Marina G. DeSteno Challeen, who was killed in an ambulance crash, from the medical examiner's office to her funeral in honor of her service.
Tom Welch, chief of the Mill Valley Fire Department, evacuated his family and neighbors and spent hours helping battle the flames before returning to check on his own home.
Many are aware that PTSD is common among first responders—what many aren't aware of is the existence of EMDR, a highly successful, evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress.
A crash between an ambulance and a semi truck in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota has left 24-year-old paramedic Marina Gayledeste dead.
United Hatzalah EMT Danny Shmuel, who uses crutches to walk, received a "mini-lance," an small electric car that will allow him to arrive on scenes faster.
The small-town fire department aims to be on the cutting-edge to protect its firefighters, especially after a county EMT was accidentally shot and killed in 2015.
Supporters of the bill say that first responders are charged to save lives and should not be hindered by jury duty in the event of an emergency.
The first of 41 patients victimized by two paramedics' competition of taking selfies with sedated or unconscious patients has demanded financial reparations.
The National Trauma Institute recently elected five new members to its Board of Directors, including Priority Ambulance Director of New Business Integration Dennis Rowe who will serve as the liaison member from (NAEMT).
The Code Green Campaign is providing funding for the mental healthcare needs of first responders impacted by the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Officials are finding ways to recruit more EMS professionals as shortages put strains on response times and employees are working overtime.