EMS Staffing Problems In South Dakota Not Solved By Lower Standards

Last year two states lowered their ambulance staffing standards, Wisconsin and South Dakota, due to EMS personnel shortages and recruitment issues. An Associated Press story that ran in both The Tribune and The Charlotte...

London Ambulance Notting Hill Carnival Mass Gathering Medical Coverage

While we in the United States have been consumed by Hurricane Harvey‘s wanton destruction and the rescue efforts, across the pond, London Ambulance has wrapped their event medical coverage of the Notting Hill Carnival....

Kilted To Kick Cancer 2017 Begins On a Somber Note

The 2017 Kilted To Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge begins Thursday at midnight, little more than 36 hours from now. As we’ve done since 2011, we spend the month of September wearing kilts, and using...

Houston FD Ambulance 52 Modified For Harvey Response

I saw this tweet with a photo of Ambulance 52 from the Houston Fire Department with a jury rigged exhaust snorkel. This type of modification is relatively common amongst off roaders who add these...

Inside EMS Podcast: Incentivizing EMS Volunteers

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss a couple of news articles in which one EMS agency had to write off nearly $12 million in unpaid bills, and...

3 Social Media Stories From #Harvey

This past weekend many of us watched as the great state of Texas was struck by Hurricane Harvey and inundated with torrential rain causing catastrophic flooding throughout the region. Facebook activated their Safety Check...

New FDNY Ambulances Can Carry Motorized Wheelchairs

Bronx News 12 has a report about new ambulances being deployed by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) that will be able to transport a patient’s motorized wheelchair: http://NEWS12BX.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=276086834;hostDomain=bronx.news12.com;playerWidth=640;playerHeight=360;isShowIcon=true;clipId=13638658;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay Allow me to say right off...

Extended Ambulance Response Times Reportedly Caused By Obama’s ACA

The Washington Examiner has an article titled Study: Ambulance response times increased under Obamacare. The study, from the National Bureau of Economic Research, reports that ambulance response times increased 19% (or approximately 2 minutes)...

Inside EMS Podcast: Carfentanil Cooties

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome Dr. David Tan, President-Elect of NAEMSP, to talk about his organization’s endorsement of the latest guidance from the American College of...

EMS Butt Hurt And Owning Your Engagement

This episode focuses on some butt hurt I got online and the glaring differences in engagement when it comes to EMS content online. Take a listen       Are you engaged in your education and success? You...