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Top 5 Things Firefighters Won't Tell You

First responders are bound by oath to help you to the best of their ability, but, here are the top five things that firefighters and paramedics won’t tell yo...
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What if Ferguson Were YOUR Area?

How would your department operate during nights of protest and violence?Police scramble in all directions as they take gunfire Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas and Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson What ways would you expect coordinated inter-agency command and…See More
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What if Ferguson Were YOUR Area?

How would your department operate during nights of protest and violence?Police scramble in all directions as they take gunfire Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas and Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson What ways would you expect coordinated inter-agency command and…See More
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National Night Out Ideas

Question from a JEMS Facebook fan to our readers,"Looking for some new ideas for our communities upcoming National Night Out. What are other EMS agencies doing in their communities?"What are your plans for National Night Out 2014 (Tuesday, August 15)What ways are you telling the public about your needs (budget, staffing, apparatus, etc.)?If your department is not participating, explain why?See More
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Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightening Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern…
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What Makes a Good Preceptor?

We posed this question to our Facebook fans. Here are a few of the replies,Kathy Ryan Heldman  "Someone who is patient, willing to educate and who accepts that they don't know everything."Charissa Lynn  "Patience and a willingness to teach and not just do."Heather Kesner "Reviewing calls right after that happen and giving feedback on what went well and what to improve every time. As an adult EMT student, it was very frustrating to go on calls and then never discuss them. When I'd ask how things…See More
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Earthquake Damage in San Diego - Elsevier/JEMS Office

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday that struck near San Diego wreaked havoc on A.J. Heightman’s EMS museum.





Various EMS apparatus hang precariously in the aftermath of the California quake.

Patient in transport narrowly escapes disaster.

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Posted on April 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

EMS Rejects New Trauma Show

Since Monday's premiere of NBC's Trauma, the EMS community has been restless with heated remarks and calls for cancellation.



A day before the premiere, JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, posted a review of the series, predicting it was "ripe for 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders."



As a nationally recognized MCI expert, Heightman objected in… Continue

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

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At 7:40pm on June 21, 2010, aaron said…
just came bye to say hi & be safe out there & i really like the videos
At 5:31pm on August 26, 2009, Lisa L. White said…
I think these should be shown, it was realistic and so true. I hope they show these videos to everyone, not only just teenagers. Great Job!!!
At 10:40pm on February 11, 2009, Tim Watkins said…
Great video, change of clothes for the crew I'd think.
 
 
 
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