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EMT Saves Patient While Both Have Heart Attacks

Talk about job focus. Joseph Hardman, a Detroit paramedic, was transporting a patient suffering a heart attack to the hospital when he began experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack himself. According to the Detroit Free Press, Hardman had a heart attack while performing CPR on the patient. Hardman recognized the symptoms and warned his […]

Rescue Captain Resists Street Justice to Do Job

Michael Morse, a rescue captain with the Providence Fire Department, responds to threatening situations as a matter of course. In an article published on ems1.com, he reveals an occupational hazard that is rarely discussed: the temptation to engage in street justice. Morse describes several incidents in which his professional “brothers” allowed unprofessional instincts to flare […]

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Audio, video bring Boston EMS Response to Life

Every year after the Boston Marathon, the Boston Medical Services team conducts an “after-action” to review its performance and discuss strategies for improvement. “I think a lot of people think that everything’s the same, but every year there’s something different about it, either security plans, or different patient treatments,” said Brendan Kearney, the department’s superintendent […]

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How to Choose an EMT Training Course in the Bay Area

So you have made the decision to become an EMT, and are now looking for the best EMT Training course in the Bay Area. The key to getting the best EMT training is choosing one that fits your schedule and your objectives. So the first challenge in becoming an EMT? Finding the right EMT training […]

Time to Re-Certify Your NREMT?

Your National EMS Certification is probably the most important EMS certification you can obtain. Holding your EMS certification demonstrates that you meet the national standards of the EMS profession. To ensure that all Emergency Medical Technicians are up-to-date on technical innovations in patient care and emergency medical services, certification must be renewed every two years. […]

The Difference Between EMT Certification Levels

Not all EMTs are created equal. To the outside world, it probably seems that anyone in the front of an ambulance is a paramedic. But that is not the case. There are actually three different types of emergency medical technicians, only the highest of which is a paramedic. These different certifications give their holders different […]

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EMT Training – What to Expect on Your First “Third Ride”

At some point in your EMT training, you will go on a “third ride”. It is called a third ride because you are the third person in the ambulance. There are two paramedics riding up front, and you, the student, the “third rider”, sitting in the back of the ambulance. As the third rider, you […]

Why California is a Great Place to get EMT Training

California is a great place for a host of reasons. Ask a Californian why California is the best state and the answers you get will be as varied and diverse as the state’s residents themselves. We have great weather year-round, sunny beaches, and snowy mountains. We have bustling cities and quiet stretches of farmland. Basically, […]

Ten Ways to be a Better EMT

In all areas of life, there is always room for improvement. Take a moment to reflect on your work life to find where improvements could be made. I thought about it this past week, and have written the following tips that will positively impact your life and work as an Emergency Medical Technician. 1.  Learn every […]

Who Should Consider an EMT Career?

If you are considering a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), you have come to the right place. This post will explore the pros and cons of EMS training. The Emergency Medical Services field is growing rapidly right now. It is an exciting time to be an Emergency Medical Technician. But even on a […]