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Barry Bachenheimer, EdD, FF/EMT

Barry A. Bachenheimer, EdD, FF/EMT, is a frequent contributor to EMS World. He is a career educator and university professor, as well as a firefighter and member of the technical-rescue team with the Roseland (N.J.) Fire Department and an EMT with the South Orange (N.J.) Rescue Squad. He is also co-owner of Jump Bag Training Company, LLC. Reach him at barry@jumpbagtraining.com.

Barry Bachenheimer
Regardless of where you are between runs—in a station, at home, or on the road—you may have some downtime. It could be a few minutes where you’re lucky to use the restroom or get some chow, or in…
According to a recent survey of nearly 25,000 adults aged 30 or younger, nearly 29% of respondents were not aware of the five signs of stroke. More worrisome was that 3% were not aware of any stroke…
En otoño, cuando los estudiantes regresan o comienzan clases, una lesión, una enfermedad o un accidente inesperados pueden convertirse en parte de su experiencia universitaria. Si esto sucede, irán a…
New Jersey is a small but densely populated state with an interesting EMS system. All ALS in the state is provided by hospital-based systems in partnership with private health corporations, and two-…
“Ambulance 34, respond to 104 Wyoming Ave. for a report of an EDP [emotionally disturbed person]. Police are responding.” You and your partner, as per your protocols, travel without lights and…
Alanis Morissette’s 1996 hit song “Ironic” noted ironies in many parts of life, such as a “free ride when you’ve already paid” or “10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.” EMS is filled with…
“Ambulance 34, respond to 69 Valley Street for a reported structure fire. Stand by to assist the fire department at this time. Time out, 15:19.” You and your partner head to the scene, getting…
If you watch Kings of Pain on the History Channel, you know the hosts, Adam Thorn and Rob Alleva, handle some pretty amazing animals and insects. They get bitten, scratched, and exposed in almost…
In November 2019 EMS World profiled several college- and university-based EMS organizations and their contributions to their campus communities. With most college campuses now closed around the…
An agency I used to work for had a separate pediatric bag. The person in charge of supplies put a zip tie on it to indicate it was stocked and didn’t need to be checked. Months would go by at times…
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