Your Purchasing Guidebook for the New Year
Welcome to the 2018 EMS World Buyer’s Guide. As we say on the cover, this is the most comprehensive listing of companies, products, and services in the EMS profession.
The Company Section of the Buyer’s Guide, which starts on page 18, lists companies in alphabetical order with information on the products, technologies, and services each provides. For a quick review of companies by product category, turn to the Product Index on page 46.
Once you’ve determined the products you’d like to learn more about, simply circle the appropriate number on the reader service card located between pages 34 and 35. You can also access company and product information through our online Product Guide at EMSWorld.com/directory.
In addition to the Buyer’s Guide, we are excited to present in this issue the winners of the Top Innovation Awards.
Each year our judges make their way around the EMS World Expo exhibit hall—the largest such EMS venue in North America—seeking out the most innovative products either launched or redeveloped over the previous year. Turn to page 74 to find out which products made the cut this year.
The 2017 EMS World Expo was the largest show in recent history, with over 300 exhibitors and 5,800 total attendees. The 2018 EMS World Expo will be held in Nashville Oct. 29–Nov. 2.
You can find EMS-related statistics from our friends at Firehouse Magazine on page 64. A total of 248 fire departments took part in this year’s Firehouse Run Survey. These agencies responded to almost 9 million EMS calls last year.
Finally, as this year draws to a close, on behalf of the entire EMS World team, I would like to thank you for your continued support. We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and pray this Christmas that your sirens resonate only silence and your lights illuminate only branches.