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Fatality Study: EMS Is a Dangerous Profession

Fatality Study:EMS Is a Dangerous Profession By Kim Oriole, JEMS InfoMail Reporter More EMS providers die on the job than anyone suspected, making the occupation nearly as dangerous as police officer or firefighter, according to the first-ever national study of EMS fatalities. The study, “Occupational Fatalities in Emergency Medical Services: A Hidden Crisis,” is detailed [...]

Doctors on board – Medical system works for steeplechasing

Steeplechase News – By Joe Clancy - May 13, 2009  The horse falls. The radio call goes out. “Jockey down at Fence 12. Unit 2 respond.” A specially outfitted John Deere Gator, Unit 2 races to the scene with two paramedics, a backboard and a host of equipment packaged specifically to deal with traumatic injuries. Once [...]