Lights and sirens - not so fast

It is common knowledge that 70% of fatal ambulance crashes occur with lights and siren activation.

Cyber security and what you need to know

A glimpse into data security, and some concrete suggestions to help you do your job even better.

Happy new year?

The good news is according to the CDC life expectancy has hit a new high of 78.8 years. Women live an average of 81.2 years and men 76.4. The top ten causes of death in 2012 are the same as 2011.

Distracted driving or distracted living?

Distracted driving comes in many forms. Learn about recent trends associated with distracted driving, and how you can help prevent accidents while driving.

New technologies, new risks

EMS continues to evolve expanding the application of technology in fascinating ways.

Violence in the workplace

How to protect yourself, treat and decontaminate your patients.

Teaching safe stretcher operations right the first time

There are many components of safe patient handling, such as, a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques, and employee wellness that must be covered first.

Ambulance specific safety programs

Get tips from Markel Specialty to help keep practitioners, patients and the general public safe. Learn how to recognize risk, assess its severity, and remove or mitigate it.

Initial guidelines for sustaining EMS provider alertness and managing fatigue in EMS operations

Organizational and environmental factors that play important roles in preventing or mitigating worker fatigue and offer guidelines for sustaining EMS provider on-the-job alertness.

Lights and sirens in the driver's seat

The reality of the driving and safety environment must temper the manner in which the Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) chooses driving behaviors.