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. […]

Some Fantastic EMS Blogs to Follow Unitek EMT

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 […]

Some First Responders Can Now Deliver Blood to Trauma Patients

Some First Responders Can Now Deliver Blood to Trauma Patients

In early April of 2019, FireRescue1 released an article detailing how first responders can administer blood transfusions in the field! According to the article, a deadly car accident led to the creation of a trailblazing course called Field Available Component Transfusion Response (FACT*R). Through FACT*R, first responders can learn how to quickly provide blood transfusions […]

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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 […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #4

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #4

While discussing superheroes, Eliezer Yudkowsky once said: “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman—who is a mere superhero.” In this fourth installment of the spotlight series, we’re […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #3 EMT Training

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #3

You may have heard of the thin blue line or the thin red line, but have you heard of the gold line? There is a quote commonly found on inspirational signs, in pictures, and saved to various social media platforms. It says this: “Between the thin red line and the thin blue line lies the […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #2

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #2

“Service before self. These three words speak volumes about one’s personal beliefs, decision-making, and commitment to a specific cause.” An article by FireRescue Magazine delves into the firefighter’s oath and what it means to serve others. Upon entering the fire service, many firefighters take a version of this oath. In doing so, they promise to […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series EMT Training

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series

If you aren’t familiar with EMS, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) perform a vital service by responding to emergency calls. They are often the men and women you’ll see in ambulances, where they treat injuries and save lives. They can be found in every state and in most locations. Without EMTs, countless people wouldn’t get the […]

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #4

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #4

Most people have heard the words “heart attack.” Considering that nearly a million people in the United States have a heart attack every year, this medical emergency is fairly prevalent and affects many lives.1 According to the World Health Organization, about 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2016. This statistic represents 31% of […]