EMS World

Five students were killed when a train plowed through their school bus Thursday.
Hero Ambulance provides mostly free services to patients who are mostly children. 
As rescue operations continue in the devastated countries, the death toll surpasses 500 and thousands of others are injured.
Over 100 paramedics protested in the capital because of unsatisfactory working conditions and salaries.
Search and rescue teams from all over the world traveled to Mexico City to help find survivors trapped in the rubble since Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

A  7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday leveled buildings, homes, and government centers across the city. At one partially flattened school, the hunt for dozens of missing children captivated the nation.

At least nine people have died, structural damage is extensive, and flooding coupled with 155mph winds has left the entire island without power.
An elite emergency response team comprised of paramedics, firefighters, search dogs and ER physicians are on standby waiting to deploy while nonprofits are raising money to help in relief efforts.
Dominica was hit by 155mph winds, causing flooding and structural damage, and is expected to grow stronger before hitting the Virgin Islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.

When a mother overdoses, what her son and husband need is emotional support 

Last Friday I was preparing for the sabbath when I received an emergency call from the United Hatzalah dispatch center alerting me to an unconscious patient on Rimon Street in Bnei Brak. I rushed out of my house and headed toward the emergency, arriving with a number of other volunteers who’d also received the alert.

The International Paramedic Registry seeks to guide EMS competencies across nations.
The degree program implements evidence-based practice and leadership management into teaching
One first responder shares how a day in EMS work can go from harrowing to joyous
West Midlands Ambulance Service already has one of the highest rates of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) staffing in the UK ambulance sector, but the agency wants to be truly representative
The new body will credential basic and advanced personnel who demonstrate required knowledge and skills.