"Nathan, another option is Piedmont Medical Center EMS in Rock Hill. I don't know much about their system, but their director and I used to work together and had some overlap in grad school. He's a pretty good guy to work for."
"Nathan, "best" is pretty subjective, but here's the basic rundown;
Greenville County EMS, Pickens County EMS, and Laurens County EMS are 3rd service.
Spartanburg and Oconee County are hospital-based.
Anderson City has a…"
"I can see calling the police to handle firearms for an EMS crew that is inexperienced in doing the same. If there is an obvious firearm and an iffy situation, bail. The bottom line is that if a patient or family member has immediate…"
"Mechanism of injury is no longer as accurate for MVCs as it once was. There are simply too many energy-absorbing components built into modern vehicles, so merely looking at vehicle damage can be very unreliable, particularly where crumple…"
"Skip, how so? Is lifesaving limited to transport-capable vehicles?
If you have an instance of a fire company being immediately available, but no ambulance available for 45 minutes, how do you know that this isn't an…"
"We have similar radios, but what we've found is that those radios are overly complicated, require a huge network of repeater towers to be truly effective, and have many functions that are necessary only at the strategic command…"
"We don't use vests except as ICS position identifiers, and we use the extremely lightweight IMS Alliance vests for that. These vests have radio clips and a couple of pockets that are handy for penlights, trauma shears, seat belt…"
"I couldn't agree more. We just transitioned most of our main kits to a multi-strap style that can be carried like a suitcase for short distances, but that is backpackable for climbing stairs, hiking down the…"
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