Fla. firefighter-paramedics getting body armor, helmets

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:58
Broward commissioners approved spending $177,000 to purchase 176 body armor packages and helmets
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Fla. firefighter-paramedics to be equipped with body armor, helmets

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:58
Broward commissioners approved spending $177,000 to purchase 176 body armor packages and helmets
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ESO announces release of ePCR Buying Guide

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:54
Leading healthcare software and data company for EMS, fire provides free educational resource for buyers of EMS ePCR/EHR AUSTIN, Texas — ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today that it has released “7 Secrets of Smart ePCR Buyers,” a free educational resource to help EMS software buyers ...
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H&H Medical announces acquisition of rights to SWAT-T tourniquet

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:30
Addition of SWAT-T Tourniquet expands H&H Medical Stop The Bleed offerings WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the acquisition of the right to produce the SWAT-T elastic tourniquet from TEMS Solutions, LLC. The addition of this product will expand H&H Medical’s line of “Stop The Bleed” ...
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Top EMS Game Changers – #5: Ergonomic stretchers

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:29
Today's hi-tech stretchers accommodate obstacles, eliminate manual lifting and save unnecessary wear and tear on EMS providers' knees and backs
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Spotlight: MedixSafe strives to make first responders' jobs easier

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:38
The MS2 narcotics cabinet saves space in ambulances while providing triple authentication of users
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Investigation: Less ambulance siren use won't impact patient outcomes

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:23
Recommendations to reduce lights and ambulance siren use to less than 50 percent of responses and 5 percent of transports presented during EMS Focus webinar
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Off-duty firefighter-EMT saves fellow firefighter at hockey game

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:49
Michael Dimond had just finished a game when his friend collapsed on the ice
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Quick review: Gloax - MP Magic socks!

Apocalypse Equipped - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:30
Everyone loves a pair of good socks. Your feet will thank you and it can really make a difference to your effectiveness. Regular socks, be they woolen, cotton or more exotic materials like bamboo or the like are a big step up from nylon or acrylic blend, especially when it comes to smell. However, science has advanced and offers some other alternatives.

After a sweaty work out, or a long travel, or in the morning, you will definitely appreciate the difference a pair of clean dry socks. even more so if they're not stinky and are comfortable. The clever minds behind the Glovax gloves would like to introduce their MP Magic socks, they claim as "world's best odorless socks".

These socks are made from some very unique materials; This fabrics are infused with not one, but three antimicrobial metals: Silver, Copper and Zinc! Multiple metals can kill more types of odour and disease causing microbes. The the antibacterials effects will be much better than single. Silver is known as a great antibacterial meta, featuring in everythign from bandages to homeopathic potions, copper can kill bacteria too and it is also a key component of many enzymes, Zinc can reduce bacterial loads and thus odour too! This three metal infused technique takes existing techniques and layers them for increased coverage and effects. Based on a specially treated cotton, with a proprietary blend of mineral substances, enhance the performance of the metal elements, and  are never washed away.

I wear boots. all day, every day. That's a pretty rough task for any sock. I hike, train and work in my boots. In winter time I like to leave my socks on because I'm very tall and my feet stick out of the covers. even with daily sock changes and foot washing, that takes a toll. I was sent some of these socks and tried them out. I wore the same pair for a week. I chose the ankle socks because I was purely interested in the foot effects. They were great!

With these functional fabrics, you can take off your shoes without any hesitation over worrying about their smell. A weeks worth of almost constant wear,including a 4 hour hike and a few hours of Viking training. My feet felt great and smelled pretty good too. The socks are breathable and even when my feet got hot and sweaty, a quick pull out and wave around both cooled them and dried then off. Think that comes down to the metal infusion of the fabric but also the design and cut of the sock certainly comes into it. More than just a modern miracle textile, these specially designed the socks at the toe and heel area, perfectly match the human foot shape, make that part super breathable and durable!

With their metal infused fabric these socks are designed to transfer heat more efficiently, and be more durable! Odorless, Comfortable, Antibacterials, super durable,Breathable. I gave them a pretty solid thrashing and they bounced back well. They work well as advertised, are comfortable and resilient day after day.

The Glovax team, just finished a campaign about a set of rugged cool work-gloves. Which are well worth checking out as well.
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Fit for duty: How to be a resilient responder

EMS-1 Products - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:51
Fit for duty does not always mean being physically fit; it also refers to being resilient to the stress and emotional impacts of the job
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Managing an aging EMS fleet

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:37
Every EMS unit poses the challenge of determining when it is no longer fiscally wise to continue maintaining the vehicle
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Researchers: New smartphone app can detect concussions

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:31
PupilScreen detects changes in a pupil’s response to light using the phone’s camera and a type of artificial intelligence
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Emergency Reporting and First Due Size-Up announce integration and partnership to serve Fire and EMS department operations

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:03
Never again will a first responder be injured or worse due to a lack of information
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LanguageMAPS adds to its medical advisory board

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 13:07
DALLAS — LanguageMAPS, creator of the 1st Minute App and leader in simplified language translation for emergencies, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Patti C. Huang and Dr. Tyler DeLange as new members of its medical advisory board. Dr. Patti Huang Dr. Huang runs Frisco Family ENT in North Texas and has won “Best Doctor” awards from D Magazine since 2012. She is also the creator ...
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Top EMS Game Changers – #6: Computer-based training

EMS-1 Products - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:29
Convenience, cost and the flexibility of self-directed learning continue to propel online learning initiatives in EMS
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Company designs futuristic off-road rescue truck

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:27
There are no plans for production any time soon, but Polish firm 2sympleks collaborated with search and rescue teams for the design
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First responders increasing use of drones to save lives

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:41
Firefighters, EMS providers and police are using the technology to increase their visibility, making their job easier
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Boy uses CPR to save mother's life

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:50
The woman was trying to get her son out of a van when she hit her head on the door and became unconscious
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Honeywell donates $2M in PPE to help Hurricane Harvey responders

EMS-1 Products - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:31
The safety product company donated almost 100,000 PPE pieces to support responders in the region impacted by the storm
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New Kan. ambulance built specifically for twin babies

EMS-1 Products - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:41
Instead of only loading a patient from the back, a second patient can be loaded from the side
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