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  • Cover of "Lost Legacy" by Annette Dashofy
    Read “Lost Legacy” by Annette Dashofy
    “Lost Legacy” is the second book in the Zoe Chambers Mystery series by Annette Dashofy. I loved her first book, “Circle of Influence” and hoped that this book would be as good. She did not let me down, I enjoyed this book...
  • The Thin Blue Line
    PTSD: Pathetic and Too aShamed to Discuss?
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur when any traumatic event is experienced or witnessed. For one person, it may be going through active combat. For another, it may be witnessing a wreck. For some, having a pet run away or being yelled at can...
  • Chicago Fire Department Ambulance
    Medical emergencies: ensuring proper care
    Do you know someone who lives alone? Do you know anyone who doesn't hear as well as they used to? For anyone living alone or not easily able to communicate with others, a medical emergency doesn't always mean that you'll need urgent...
  • A new Bell 206 LR aircraft will he brought to the Seguin base,
    REACH Air Medical Services partnership in South Texas
    It has been over two months now since REACH Air Medical Services and Air Evac Lifeteam announced an integrated partnership venture at a new rotor wing base located in Seguin, Texas.At this time crews say that the operation has been running...
  • EMS funding proposal puts the public at risk
    EMS funding proposal puts the public at risk
    Massachusetts Fiscal Year state budget for 2014 is shifting the rate settling authorities for emergency medical services from municipalities to centralized state authority which mandates a standard rate structure.In layman terms, this means on the...
  • STAR Flight demos their new Huey helicopter
    STAR Flight demos their new Huey helicopter
    To celebrate this week’s National EMS Week, STAR Flight hosted an Open House at it’s hanger on May 22, 2013. STAR Flight used this as a time to introduce STAR Flight 4, a Bell UH-1H Plus Huey helicopter that will be used for...
  • Old DCFD EMS worker patch
    Your EMS worker
    Emergency medical services (EMS) is more than running fast up and down the streets with lights flashing and sirens wailing. It is a well choreographed ballet in the middle of chaos that can only be handled by a special breed of person. True, this...
  • Nationwide and local EMS response to New Jersey to help victims of Sandy
    Nationwide and local EMS response to New Jersey to help victims of Sandy
    Even before the dreadful storm slammed the coastline of New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy’s frightening size, which was two-thirds the size of the continental United States, garnered EMS personnel to be requested to stand-by. Fearing an...
  • Arthur Lopez
    Slain Long Island Officer and Fallen Brother
    I am saddened to report about a fallen brother. Arthur Lopez was shot during a routine traffic stop. Officer Lopez, 8 years on the force, who was very active in the community. Volunteering his time as a volunteer firefighter / EMT. Officer Lopez...
  • Ambulance
    Criminals in the ambulance: New Jersey assembly panel approves EMS legislation
    When you call for an ambulance and allow someone into your home to help you during your time of need, you are potentially allowing criminals access to your home, vital details, and – most importantly – your family. Do you think that...
  • A parody example of Trendelenburg position
    Bleeding out: Does raising the legs really help?
    With the rise of violence and injuries in our area lately, suppose you come upon the victim of a gunshot wound or a bad car accident. After you dial 911 (or for my emergency services followers, you arrive on the scene), what do you do for this...
  • Ambulance crews may be armed
    Virginia moves to allow ambulance crews to carry guns
    Continuing the general regulatory trend started by Governor Mark Warner (D), and continued by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), Virginia is continuing to strike more state regulations banning gun carry. This time it's Old Domination ambulance crews...
  • St. Lawrence County Emergency Services emblem
    Bravery award design contest announced
    On May 15th, the dispatchers at the St. Lawrence County 911 center received a call reporting a structure fire in the town of Brasher. By the time the first of our volunteer firefighters, Frank Burns, arrivedon the scene flames and smoke were...
  • Endurance Sports Expo
    New York Cycling: March 17-18
    Two unusual late winter events are on tap this weekend that should be of interest to bike riders throughout the region.Endurance Sports Expo New York Metro Show- New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ. Sat.10 am – 5 p.m. Sun...
  • Shadows of Night
    BOOK written by a Chattanoogan: Proceeds from sales aid in paying PIs
    FUNDS from this book aid in hiring private investigators to locate missing indie actress Satara Silver; missing in Hollywood, a Chattanooga ResidentShadows of NightIn the world of emergency services a new fear is emerging far greater than disease...