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John Erich

John Erich is the senior editor for EMS World. Reach John at John.Erich@EMSWorld.com.

John Erich
The most remarkable thing about the fire was its speed. On the day it famously leveled Paradise, Calif., last November, the Camp Fire grew by 10,000 acres in 90 horrifying minutes—a rate of a…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
EMS represents an important point of contact between drug abusers and the healthcare system. As America’s opioid crisis rages, that gives it a unique opportunity to intervene and help reduce users’…
Problems like stress and suicide risk continue to imperil first responders. As we struggle to get our hands around them, a crucial step is the development of data to more fully identify their causes…
There are plenty of creative uses of ImageTrend’s software product line across the fire, EMS, and healthcare fields. With its fifth annual Hooley Awards, presented Wednesday night at the company’s…
“When we ignore data, bad things happen.” That early remark from keynote speaker Capt. Michael Wright helped set the stage for the fifth annual ImageTrend Connect conference, which officially began…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
When it comes to sexual harassment in the emergency services, Scott Moore has a full perspective. He’s been in EMS for more than a quarter century and still runs calls as an EMT. He’s been an…
Responding to real time-critical emergencies isn’t a big part of EMS providers’ jobs. Most of what we do, truth be told, is provide access to the healthcare system, primarily through transport to an…
However you define it—and in recent years the U.S. government has done so 15 different ways1—a lot of America is rural. For purposes of ambulance service reimbursement, some parts are even super-…
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