Resource articles

Facility Risk Assessment for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program 2018, for each identified at-risk location, the following information shall be considered in the risk assessment and made available to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Deer collision advisory

Deer season gives us a great opportunity to practice our defensive driving skills.

Fatigue management By guest authors Billy Rutherford and Gerald P. Krueger

Fatigue in EMS activities continues to affect performance for both the operation of an ambulance and for medical treatment provided by EMS crews.

Psychiatric elopement

It’s not just a matter of winning litigation. It’s doing our best to care for those entrusted to us.

Motorcycle awareness

May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month

New technologies, new risks

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

NHTSA on ground ambulance crashes and defibrillation electrodes recall

NHTSA has an Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). It has the following Mission Statement: “To reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the EMS community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 911 systems.”

Obtaining sufficient quantity and quality of sleep: important safety concerns during EMS operations

The importance of obtaining daily a sufficient quantity of quality sleep; and it implications for safety and prevention of human error in EMS operations.

Summer safety tips

A culture of safety requires that you ingrain safe behaviors so that they become habits. You are not truly safe if you do not engage in safe behaviors 24/7.

Tragedy prevention

Strategies the may help prevent EMS burnout and depression.