National EMS Week starts on Sunday, May 19. The week was initiated by President Gerald R. Ford as a way of recognizing first responders.
Sadly, school shootings are a major factor in the growing prevalence of distance learning and homeschooling education in the United States.
EMTs and paramedics might be trained only on providing treatment in situations that have a higher probability of occurring. They may look unprepared.
Consistent training sessions are important. New rescuers may not be aware of how quickly they can lose skills if they do not re-train on a regular basis.
Does it take drastic numbers to show the seriousness of an emergency? Do politicians have a good gauge for how much money to budget towards emergencies?
Alabama’s proposed bill will create another deterrent to prevent the murder of first responders by violent attackers from ever taking place.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in Australia has combined first responder and emergency management departments and resources.
NAEMT hosted EMS on the Hill Day last week and EMS practitioners from all over the United States discussed legislation that will affect the profession.
Once the Notre Dame fire is contained, officials will examine its cause. It is too early to say whether the fire was connected to terrorist activity.
Because of the various resources needed to handle different disasters, emergency management must always take a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach.