Valerie Amato, EMT

Valerie Amato, EMT

Valerie Amato is the assistant editor for EMS World. Contact her at vamato@emsworld.com. 

The two organizations have streamlined the recertification process with a new web functionality.
The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit is prepared for just about anything.
The newly renovated museum chronicles the history of EMS in New York City so new students can learn about their roots.
The system’s new director is settling in and looking forward. 
Ray Kemp's production "Not My Addiction" recounts recovering drug addicts' battles with addiction to help first responders better understand these struggling patients.
Daniel Felton discusses how to overcome the legislative hurdles of establishing MIH-CP in your community.
To manage complex incidents, responders must break down barriers and work as a team.
Unmanned aircraft seem poised to play a bigger role in emergency response. 
While provider safety remains a high priority in EMS education, the topic of patient safety has fallen to the wayside.
In the wake of major hurricanes, EMS providers play an important role in response and recovery.
Many are aware that PTSD is common among first responders—what many aren't aware of is the existence of EMDR, a highly successful, evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress.
Frank Gresh, MS, discussed the risks that agencies face in cybersecurity breaches and how they can protect themselves from these threats.
“The goal is to be Jetsonian, not Flintstonian,” said Mike Taigman, MA, emphasizing the need to be forward-thinking while planning the development of the future of EMS.
"It's a hard fact that EMS sits in the epicenter of the opioid epidemic," said Rob Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer of Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA), at the Pinnacle EMS conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
How virtual reality can enhance first responders’ critical incident response skills