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Jonathan Bassett is the editorial director of EMS World. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28 Is First Responders Day
October 28 is being recognized in a growing number of states as “First Responders Day,” and in June, the campaign took a significant step toward becoming a nationally recognized day of appreciation…
From Expo: Increasing Public Awareness of SCA
For Jennifer Chap, SCA Foundation advisor and cofounder of Florida-based consumer insight and marketing firm Strataverve, the topic of sudden cardiac arrest isn't just a professional one. It's…
Help On Your Worst Day
Not many people know about the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center, but IMAAC provides essential hazard modeling and decision support information for real-world events, and plans…
From Expo: How The Top 5 Medical Discoveries Shaped EMS
Some of the most profound world-changing medical discoveries in history occurred through happenstance, said Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, DTMH CCPf, during “The Next Medical Discovery Could Come From You!”…
HMP CEO Hennessy Credits Responders Following Auto Accident
When medical providers and those who serve the healthcare industry enter the field as patients, it's often an eye-opening experience that offers a renewed sense of purpose for what they do each day…
Pinnacle: EMS Case Law—Are You Protected?
Accusations of false claims and negligence can send shivers down the spines of even the most careful EMS administrators. During “2019 Legal Update” at Pinnacle July 26, two experienced EMS attorneys…
Jay Fitch at Pinnacle: 'Rock the Boat'
Jay Fitch, PhD, founding partner of Fitch & Associates, outlined six major challenges that will transform EMS delivery in the coming years during is general session “Rock the Boat” Thursday…
Avoiding the Three 'H Bombs' of Prehospital TBI Management
Across the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations, 52,000 deaths, and more than $60 billion in economic costs annually…
Five Questions With: Colorado Legislator Leroy Garcia, Jr.
Leroy Garcia, Jr., is the kind of high achiever you want on your side. He was the first in his family to graduate from college. As a Marine he served in Iraq. Then he came home, got into EMS, and got…
There were 60 line of duty deaths in the fire service in 2018. There have already been 19 in 2019 at the time of this writing. in 2017, 179,000 firefighters were injured. Fighting fires is a…
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