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Ending the Pandemic by Vaccination

(Editor’s note: This column was written before Pfizer began shipping the vaccine on Dec. 14.) The purpose of this column is to briefly describe the process vaccines must go through to prove th... Read More...

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Teamwork DEFINED

For this article, I have a few questions for you to ponder and answer on your own. Once you do that, I hope you can utilize your answers to help foster an improved environment of teamwork. First, do ... Read More...

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Resilience — An Essential Part of the Public Safety Professional

Each day that we put on our uniform and report for duty, we know that we are likely to face challenges and adversity. While this fact is what drew us to our chosen profession, we must remain personal... Read More...

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The Why and How of Monitoring Medication Onboard EMS Vehicles

For fire and rescue operations, everything comes down to ensuring the best patient outcomes. Having well-trained staff as well as current technology and equipment is critical to doing that, of course... Read More...

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Challenging Times News from North Carolina EMS

As EMS providers we live in interesting times. I wanted to take a moment to review some of the most recent changes to the EMS landscape in North Carolina. There are three significant events taking pl... Read More...

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The Evolution of EMS and the SCEMS Association

Hello, my fellow Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal readers and followers. Without a doubt, the SCEMSA would not be where we are without the pathway previous leadership has laid down. Most recently, He... Read More...

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EMS and First Responder Objectives During Pandemic

I think that it is important to communicate the two main objectives of EMS and first responders during this pandemic.  Read More...

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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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