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Video: EMS providers haul 15,000-pound ambulance 100 feet

EMS-1 Products - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:00
The crews competed in a physical fitness rally consisting of challenges in the humid heat
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ImageTrend Continuum™ named JEMS Hot Product at EMS Today 2017

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:15
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — ImageTrend, Inc. announced Continuum, the company’s Active Data Monitoring™ solution, has been selected as a JEMS Hot Product at EMS Today 2017. The solution was designed to deliver information when, where and how agencies want it for immediate response and care delivery improvement. Continuum ...
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Woman awarded for saving landlord's life with CPR

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:55
Ashley Neece was doing yard work with Valerie Pettit when she heard the lawn mower stop abruptly
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Officials: EMTs, firefighters endangered by erratic 911 system

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:00
Authorities said the malfunctions in the system deprives responders of recent emergency information
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Pulsara introduces App Version 6.1

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:45
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Pulsara has announced the launch of their newest app version 6.1, which includes many feature requests from current clients. The company detailed the new functionalities in their release notes, which included the following. Highlights for Users: - Manage On Call at Multiple Facilities for ALL Hospital Clinicians - New Default Screen for All - My Patients tab - Passwords - Hospital ...
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Sheriff to reduce sentences of inmates who performed CPR on deputy

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
The deputy collapsed while supervising a work detail; six of the inmates immediately started to render aid
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Infographic: What do EMS providers want in a training simulator?

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
Download this free infographic to learn the results of a recent EMS1 survey about challenges and goals for training
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Sheriffs to reduce sentences of inmates who performed CPR on deputy

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
The deputy collapsed while supervising a work detail; six of the inmates immediately started to render aid
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What do EMS providers want in a training simulator?

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
Download this free infographic to learn the results of a recent EMS1 survey about challenges and goals for training
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Wish-Lusr: American Kami / Boker - Chickenhawk

Apocalypse Equipped - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:19


US Fathers Day was coming up, and so was my birthday. This got me to thinking about shiny things to add to my collection, things I've thus far considered extravagant — but are perfect for my adoring tribe to buy me. First published on Breach Bang Clear in time for Father's day, here:


One such item is a piece from one of my favorite bladesmiths: D.J. Urbanovsky of American Kami. I already have one of his Super Colubris knives . It's my go-to camping kitchen knife and is on my hip at most outdoor cooking events. No ham is safe from me and my AK.



Something that always catches my eye when sorting through the American Kami range are his badass axes. As only an occasional lumberman and recreational camper, I've never had the practical need of a very expensive bespoke axe (much as I may have lusted after them). Things changed when D.J. released his line of smaller tomahawk-sized axes, in the Micraxes and heftier maniaxes.

Suddenly they are in my dilettante price range!



Grunts: dilettante.

Better still, just recently D.J.'s CHickenHawk tomahawk was picked up by Boker Plus for mass production. This is great news for us collectors who want a piece of the man's work, but don't need (or cannot finance) the man's actual blood, sweat and tears in the grooves of our chopper. I'm quite happy to have some German factory worker's skin cells stuck in mine. Anyway, this frees D.J. up to design and build new pieces of badass steel.



Sitting at an overall length of just over 9", the Chicken Hawk is significantly more versatile in terms of transportation and carrying options than a classically proportioned tomahawk. My current go-to tomahawk is my Boker Tomahook . You may not care, but it's my article so I'm going to tell you anyway.

The Tomahook sits at a hefty 18 1/8" overall, taking up a fair about of pack and hip space. The Boker Chickenhawk features full-body 440C steel construction, and is sandwiched between G-10. For those of you with deeper pockets, the American Kami hand-made version is cut from 6.3mm thick D2 steel making for an essentially indestructible tactical tool.

With its main cutting edge length of 2 1/4 in. (though still in keeping with we've seen from D.J. in the past), the axe head is also dressed along the top edge all the way to the eye. The concept is rounded out by the impact element formed on the pommel. Weighing in at a not insubstantial 576 g (1.3 lbs), it has the mass to make its presence known.



The ergonomically shaped handle not only supports classic hacking, but also permits a securely chocked grip for detailed work, be it for whittling, scraping or cutting. Not to mention levering if popping Masterlock Padlocks is something within your remit to do.



The Boker Chickenhawks feature a thick spikes pick at the butt, but some of the American Kami version featured the alternate hammer face. I'm of two minds about this; hammers are excellent tools and effective at delivering impact force, but a well made, tempered spike can save your regular fixed blade knife from being used inappropriately. If I had to choose just one from a pair of near twin, I think I'd pick the spike over the hammer.



The included Kydex sheath with strap cannot only be carried on the belt or gear but also under the arm. These early models (not in my collection) have eyelets for simple paracord lacing attachment, but the Boker Plus production runs have a multi-point lacing construction for attaching them to packs, belts or chest rigs. I think I'd like to see how running one in the arm-pit would work for me and my adventures on and off trail.


The Chicken Hawk is a beautifully designed and executed, vicious but sensible looking little axe that I'd very much like to add to my collection, should any of my family be thinking of ways to treat me this coming Fathers Day, to save myself from socks or pouches (another favorite). Knowing the quality of the American Kami originals and the Boker Plus mass-productions pieces, I'm happy to recommend anyone interested in one of these to get in there and add one to your tool collection (or that of your dad's).

If you're planning to get your Nathaniel "Hawk-eye" Bumppo or Ragnar Lodbrok on (or you think your old man will), you could do far worse than having one of these at your hip or tucked unobtrusively under your arm.







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The Key Care Cabinet From MedixSafe Gives First Responders Enhanced Key Control

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:14
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — MedixSafe, a leader in the access control cabinet market, is pleased to introduce its new Key Care Cabinet offering. It allows the user to not only organize their access keys, but to control them, as well. The Key Care Cabinet integrates with the company’s line of narcotics security cabinets, providing a solution for both of these critical concerns the First Response community ...
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ZOLL announces recipients of the 2017 ZOLL EMT Scholarship

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:28
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced 11 recipients of the 2017 ZOLL EMT Scholarship Program. This program awards medical education grants to EMTs and caregivers who have demonstrated a career commitment to the emergency medicine profession. The goal of the EMT Scholarship ...
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Clarius introduces Pocket Ultrasound Tri-Scanner

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:38
Portable, wireless scanner images virtually all body parts
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Joe Graw named Chief Operating Officer of ImageTrend

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:01
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — ImageTrend, Inc. announced the promotion of Joe Graw from Vice President of Client Services to Chief Operating Officer. Graw has been with the company since 2003 when he started as an application developer. As he rose through the ranks, he has been instrumental in the architecture and development of ImageTrend’s solutions as well as client support and implementation. Joe’s ...
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EMS vehicle donated to Israel in honor of Trump's visit

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:49
The ambucycle was inaugurated as one of 180 ambucycles a few days after Trump’s visit and in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel
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Report addresses risks, benefits of EMS lights and sirens

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:00
The report discusses the impact of emergency lights and sirens on response times, safety and patient outcomes
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Emergency Reporting partners with Halligan for mobile truck checks by phone or tablet

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:24
Fully integrated platform provides time and money-saving apparatus checking tied to easy, secure records management BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Today, Emergency Reporting (ER), a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, announces a new partnership with Halligan, the innovative solution for mobile truck checks and work order management. The integration ...
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FirstNet, AT&T advance nationwide broadband network for public safety

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:01
The network will modernize communications with technologies that will help save lives
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Improve endotracheal intubation with First and TEN approach

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:23
The "set-up, size-up, scope, secure" mindset of the 1st and TEN approach to intubation may help improve first-pass success
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Zamboni driver helps rescue man suffering cardiac arrest

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:35
Eric Baker sprang into action, grabbing the rink's portable defibrillator
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