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Staying Healthy During the Quarantine. There’s an App for That!

The 14 Best Free Health & Fitness Apps for Staying Healthy During the Pandemic The coronavirus has dramatically disrupted our lives. It has shutdown numerous activities, limited our food choices, and left us somewhat sedentary in our homes. It has added the stress of working under restrictive conditions, or not working at all. It has […]

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On the Front Lines: The Role of EMTs and Paramedics During a Pandemic

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” — Sir Winston Churchill Around the world, COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare resources like never before. In response, the roles of EMTs and paramedics have been dramatically expanded to meet the critical needs of public safety. What was already a challenging and fast-paced job, has become even more […]

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How To Safely Support Your Community During the Pandemic

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  — Desmond Tutu In times of crisis and uncertainty, people come together to support one another. In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have fallen sick, thousands have died, and more tragic events could follow. […]

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Best Cities to Work as an EMT in 2022 (And Not Just for the Money)

The Top 35 Best Places for EMS work Based on Culture, Location, and Salary In a previous article, we detailed the 25 highest paying cities in the United States for Emergency Medical Technicians. (We also explained how we arrived at that number). But for a growing number of job hunters, salary is no longer automatically […]

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The 25 Best Paying Cities for EMTs in 2022

A career as an Emergency Medical Technician is one that comes with a lot of upsides. EMTs are in high demand across the country (which means job security), they can find jobs just about anywhere in the country, and they go to bed every night knowing that they played a part in saving lives. What’s […]

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Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #5

The First Aid Series is back, but with a twist! In this installment, we’re going to take a look at incidents you might come across in your daily life. Whether it’s at work, school, or various other places, there are three common events that require first aid: bloody noses, broken bones, and allergic reactions. Some […]

Seven Stories of EMS Heroes

EMS Heroes

What, exactly, is the definition of a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” or “one who shows great courage.” It goes without saying that there are countless heroes within the EMS community. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the inspirational first responders from 2019. […]

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Some Fantastic EMS Blogs to Follow

For most professions, networking can be an important step in career advancement. It might also provide you with lifelong connections and relationships. Whether you’re currently in training or you’re an EMT seeking to connect with other first responders, blogs are one potential route you can take to find EMS personnel outside of your community. An […]

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How to Build Your Survival First-Aid Kit

In life, you never know when you’ll need a first-aid kit. You might come across minor scrapes or cuts at work, or perhaps a family member will stumble and break a bone—all of these things can happen in remote locations, too. While you should utilize emergency medical services (EMS) when necessary, there may be times […]

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High-Protein Snacks for First Responders

Whether you’re a first responder or you’re still in training, you’ll need high-protein snacks that are both healthy and portable. A helpful article by Healthline features a number of snacks that fit the bill and can be eaten between calls or classes. When you live a busy lifestyle, snacks can be a lifesaver. Unfortunately, many […]