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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
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…
After September 11, 2001, many things in the United States changed, particularly in the transportation and security industries. Flying on a plane would never be the same again, and folks had to take…
A radio is as important in EMS as our diagnostic tools, medications, and lifting and moving devices. Our radios get us information on call locations and natures. They get us additional information en…
On September 11, 2001, 343 FDNY firefighters (as well as several EMS workers and police officers) lost their lives when the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. One thing that came out of…
If you ride a 9-1-1 truck in the winter, many of your calls are for a “sick person.” According to the CDC, flu season tends to peak at the end of January and into February. Symptoms can range from…
Scot Phelps, JD, MPH, MICP, is director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services. For a small state New Jersey has a lot of challenges, but under Phelps’ leadership the Garden State is…
If you’ve looked to television or movies for EMS role models the last few years, your choices have been somewhat limited. You have the paramedics on NBC’s Chicago Fire, who seem more focused on their…
My unit was dispatched to an Echo call: cardiac arrest in progress. All the pieces seemed to be in place. The 9-1-1 dispatcher was giving prearrival instructions on the phone to a relative who…
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