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Life as an Emergency Response Medic in Southern Pottawatomie County (OK)

Erin O’Grady is one of a handful of elite REACT paramedics who have met the strenuous requirements to be an emergency response unit paramedic.

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Horton’s Concept Demo Truck Showcases Dynamic Innovation

The 2020 edition includes significant improvements in technology, mobility, ease of use, fit and finish and the ability for emergency service providers to perform their critical functions while remaining safely buckled up.

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Three First Responders Hurt in Deadly Kentucky Wreck

A person was killed in Kentucky after colliding with a Louisville Metro EMS ambulance early Monday morning, according to a report.  The force of the crash between the ambulance and the SUV caused both vehicles to overturn, according to WHAS11. The driver of the SUV died at the scene. Three employees on board the ambulance who were taken to the hospital ...

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Photos: REV Group Ambulances at EMS Today

  Some of our favorite photos of REV Group ambulances at EMS Today. The pictures advance on their own or you can click them to advance faster. Photos by Adam Mason.

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A Better Way of Approaching the Hybrid Fire Apparatus/Ambulance

By Aditya Shekhar The advent of hybrid-style engine/ambulances or transport-capable apparatuses took the fire vehicle world by storm a few years ago, garnering a lot of positive and negative attention. Supporters of the concept of a hybrid engine/ambulance appreciated how the vehicle could perform two very important roles within the fire service: suppression and EMS transport. Despite this versatility, orders were ...

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Remounts Defined: CAAS Releases National Standard for Ambulance Remounts

As CAAS prepared for the release of GVS V2.0 in July 2019, the newly developed GVS Remount Standard that is included as part of the updated V2.0 document stands out as a major development in enhancing the safety, quality, and durability of remounted ambulances as the most rapidly growing segment of the emergency vehicle market.

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Horton Participates in Ambulance Rollover Demo at IMMI

By Chris Mc Loone The REV Group’s Horton brand recently participated in a rollover demonstration at IMMI’s headquarters in Westfield, Indiana. Before watching the demonstration, IMMI invited guests to take a tour of its facility. What impressed me about the tour was how much IMMI is involved with. Have kids? More than likely the straps on your son or daughter’s ...

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Building the ‘Simbulance’: An Ambulance Simulator

Simulation is recommended by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) as an important part of EMS training.¹ In 2015, NAEMSE released a vision paper concurrently with the Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER) study.² Although the study focused on paramedic programs, many of the same principles apply to EMT training. Simulation in healthcare education overall is a critical ...

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Why EMS Cross-Training is a Great Idea

A good firefighter is a cross-trained firefighter. Members who know how best to be an engine company member AND a ladder company member are imperative to a well-run fire department. Anybody who has donned turnout gear knows this and prides himself on his ability to adapt to whatever task that needs doing on whichever crew. Being assigned to either an ...

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Ambulance Designs Evolving to Meet Specific Customer Needs

Standardized lines of ambulance models continue to see strong customer support, but most manufacturers also are altering their designs to accommodate specific requests from end users. Ambulance designs are changing to reflect not only safety concerns from customers but also specific requirements for equipment placement. Steve Rowland, regional sales manager for USA South at Demers Ambulances USA Inc., says that many ...

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