NAEMT Free Webinar: Crew Resource Management in Crisis Response – July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:30pm The recent pandemic and civil unrest has taught us the importance of crew resource management (CRM) in crisis response. Learn how to mitigate perception of risk to achieve your desired outcomes through principles and practices of situational awareness. Join experts NAEMT President-Elect and Fire Chief Bruce Evans, […]

VA OEMS Introduces Provider Health & Safety Website, Now Live!

The new VA OEMS Provider Health and Safety webpage is now live! Their hope is that this redesign will further help providers stay informed, safe, healthy and resilient. Check back often as they will be updating these pages as new resources become available. Explore Provider Health & Safety Topics EMS Provider Safety Provider Mental Health […]

FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Hand Sanitizer Products Manufactured by Eskbiochem

[6/19/2020] FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) Esk Biochem […]

FEMA COVID-19 Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

FEMA has created Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane season to help emergency managers and public health officials prepare for a natural disaster response and plan recovery operations and encouraging those to prepare in-light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide provides actions emergency managers and public officials can take to prepare for response and recovery […]

NHTSA OEMS & USFA Best Practices – EMS & Fire Response to Civil Unrest

NHTSA Office of EMS and U.S. Fire Administration share resources and best practices to help local EMS and fire departments safely respond to civil unrest incidents in their communities. Prepare your personnel and your local community for emergency response in a challenging environment. You can view these best practices online or download them as a pdf document […]

NASEMSO Recruiting EMS Agencies to Participate in EMS Fatigue Study

EMS agencies are encouraged to participate in a national study regarding EMS fatigue. This important and collaborative initiative is being coordinated by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and the University of Pittsburgh. This federally-funded study will determine the impact of a Sleep Health and Fatigue Education Program designed specially for EMS clinician […]

T-Mobile – Connecting Heroes: FREE Unlimited Service for First Responder Agencies

Keeping our First Responder Agencies Connected T-Mobile is providing first responder agencies with the FREE nationwide 5G access they need, helping these frontline heroes at the most critical times. T-Mobile is Pledging $7.7B Over the Next 10 Years We know first responder agencies face tough budget decisions, but they shouldn’t have to decide between critical […]

Check Your Symptoms, Find a Test, Get Answers – COVIDCHECK

If you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the sooner you act the better. Start with these resources to help protect yourself, your family, and your friends as we all work to stop the spread. Post expires at 9:00am on Wednesday July 1st, 2020

COVID-19: Understand and Identify Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Responding to disasters can be both rewarding and stressful. Knowing that you have stress and coping with it as you respond will help you stay well, and this will allow you to keep helping those who are affected. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, […]