Learn about national efforts to address the opioid overdose crisis and how New Hampshire is piloting an EMS referral program for substance abuse patients and using EMS data to identify overdose hot spots. You'll also hear how New Orleans EMS is partnering with public health agencies to track overdoses and educate the public on naloxone and much more.
Not everyone understands what it takes to be a firefighter.
That changed Friday for a dozen community representatives during training organized by Weber Fire District and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1878.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is beginning a study to help determine how wildfires spread through a Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). Many studies have found that structures are primarily ignited during a wildfire by burning embers that are lofted into the air and then land on or near buildings.
War abroad and carnage at home since 9/11 have taught Americans much about saving lives after violent tragedies. Whether they were hurt in mass shootings or gruesome car accidents, it’s not uncommon for victims to bleed to death on the scene because trained assistance didn’t arrive in time to help them.
But one of the most powerful initiatives in trauma care in the past 15 years might make a difference.
Gov. Robert Bentley issued an executive order Thursday declaring a state of emergency in Alabama over concerns about fuel shortages in the wake of a gasoline pipeline spill that released about 250,000 gallons of gasoline south of Birmingham and shut down a major pipeline connecting refineries in Houston with the rest of the country.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a similar executive order for his state on Tuesday.
In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the “See No Jihad” minuet.
NIOSH announces the Disaster Science Responder Research Program (DSRR) to develop an approach that will allow for timely and scalable responder-based research that can be implemented before, during, and after a disaster.
A powerful drug that's normally used to tranquilize elephants is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest. Officials in Ohio have declared a public health emergency, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says communities everywhere should be on alert for carfentanil.
When I was in paramedic school, I performed my internship at one of the largest urban centers in the country. At that time, the city was in the middle of a heroin crisis. EMS units were responding to numerous overdose calls daily, including mine.
Bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend -- as well as the discovery of several unexploded devices -- have led authorities to believe there may be a terror cell at work in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.