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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 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…
Last week in Missouri, two nurses, a paramedic, and a pharmacist were indicted on charges of stealing pain medications and other drugs. They allegedly took them from hospitals and a pharmacy, but you…
EMS World Expo officially began Wednesday in New Orleans with the pomp and pageantry of opening ceremonies, three inspirational keynote tales, and then an unexpected fourth that poignantly…
As mass shootings keep coming, the wise EMS provider does all he or she can to prepare for a smooth, safe response that minimizes death and suffering. Ensuring that was the goal of Tuesday’s active-…
EMS fitness advocate Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P—a well-known speaker, author, educator, and evangelist for injury prevention and provider safety—died suddenly on Sept. 16 at age 46. Known…
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…
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