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Landing Zone Considerations For Helicopter Operations

It has been a while since I reviewed proper considerations for selecting and setting up helicopter landing areas, otherwise known as landing zones (LZs), for helicopters serving your service areas.  ... Read More...

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Public Safety Dive Medics Are You Taking Care of Your Divers?

Every year a public safety diver dies in the United States. In most cases proper EMS care was not present at the time of the emergency. Public safety diving is the only duty that the training environ... Read More...

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EMS Providers Become Health Navigators, Not Just Technicians News from North Carolina EMS

EMS providers are the new leaders in healthcare. Today many hospitals, and physician groups, are no longer local and are owned by large groups often based in other states. Even worse, more and more c... Read More...

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Are You Considering Starting a Fire-Based Transport Service? Think Again

Wow.  Summer is back in full force, especially here in Columbia!   Make sure to look out for yourselves, your partners, and especially your patients. Once you feel thirsty, it’s almost too late to st... Read More...

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Commitment: It’s not just a word

Welcome back again to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Magazine. As this edition goes to press we are gearing up for another amazing SC E... Read More...

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EMS Trends, and of course Hurricanes

Welcome back again to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS. This is the official “EMS Edition” and we are so fortunate to be able to continue... Read More...

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Why Data Interoperability is Critical to EMS’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Soon after my company began working with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department in 2016, I conducted with them something that former Assistant Chief Norman Seals said he had never experienced before: what... Read More...

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EMS Can Be a Part of the Naloxone Solution

The State of North Carolina received a grant for naloxone and has been distributing thousands of kits to EMS agencies throughout North Carolina. As a result of this distribution there has been a requ... Read More...

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EMS Have Best Opportunity to Detect Signs of Child Abuse

EMS is an important point of contact for children who suffer from child abuse, which is also called non-accidental injury (NAT).  In North Carolina, and many other states, EMS is required to report s... Read More...

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The Active Shooter Threat: Fire and EMS Response Considerations Scene Safety: Fire and EMS at Active Shooter Events

As discussed in the first edition of this series, fire departments and EMS agencies have had to reassess their role in active shooter response after a series of deadly mass shooting events. For so lo... Read More...

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EMS Perfect to Help With Needle Exchange Program

The use of injection drugs has been exploding over the last several years. More people now die from an overdose than car crashes. As we all know intravenous drug users are at high risk of death from ... Read More...

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South Carolina EMS Protocols Updated, Released and Ready for Use!

EMS Colleagues: It was great to see so many familiar faces recently at South Carolina Fire Rescue 2017. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to pick up some literature, had a question ... Read More...

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EMS: It is Time We Advocate For Us!

The other day I was at an event and met up with another paramedic and had an interesting conversation. It started with the idea of how far EMS has come in terms of changes in scope, equipment and the... Read More...

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National Tactical Medicine Competition to Challenge Providers from Around the Country

SOARescue, in partnership with multiple organizations, officially announced the National Tactical Medicine Competition (NTMC) to be held on Sunday, May 21st in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlo... Read More...

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Improving Prehospital Care of Athletes

There are many athletic events that EMS may be standing by or called to that traverse the contact and collision spectrums. High school football games are perhaps the most high profile events that EMS... Read More...

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Issue 34.1 | Summer 2019

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