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Daniel Casciato

Daniel Casciato is a freelance writer and social media consultant from Pittsburgh, Pa. He makes his living writing about health, law, social media, and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @danielcasciato

Thirty-five years ago, the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (PEMF) was created to support emergency medicine research and education.  At that time, emergency medicine was a new specialty…
In 2000 a group of nine EMS providers from Boston and Worcester EMS in Massachusetts made a spur-of-the-moment decision to ride their bicycles to the annual National EMS Memorial Service in Roanoke,…
Jared Davis was looking for a slight career pivot in 2013. As someone who’d worked in EMS since 2004, he wanted to remain in the field but was searching for something different. Since he was always…
2020 is a milestone year for several EMS associations and seminal events. In this special series, EMS World celebrates the anniversaries of notable institutions with a look back to their founding and…
First Responders Live is a live in-depth look at firefighters, police officers, EMS providers, and first responders who put their own lives on the line as they race to save others. Producer Dick Wolf…
Two days after Hurricane Dorian slammed into part of the Bahamas last September, Steve Stevens, a Westchester, N.Y., paramedic, was on a plane headed to the island nation to help deliver emergency…
First Responders Live is a live in-depth look at firefighters, police officers, EMS providers, and first responders who put their own lives on the line as they race to save others. Producer Dick Wolf…
Imagine your ambulance team arrives at a long-term care facility to transport a critically ill patient. The staff hands your paramedics patient information in a sealed envelope, including a pink slip…
When a patient is in refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF), their survival chances are abysmal. They’ll typically get 30–45 minutes of ACLS, and if their blood begins flowing again, they can get…
Drew Dawson, a pioneer in the field of emergency medical services, is back home these days in Boulder, Mont., the town where he launched his career back in the late 1960s. Over his nearly 50-year…
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