EMS HISTORY APP
EMS TODAY - February ,2014- Washington DC
A brief tour of the Museums booth at EMS Today by well known author, columnist and blogger Kelly Grayson
1969- Dr. Frank Pantridge visits the new Mobile Coronary Care unit at Staten Island Hospital
Two years after initiating the MCCU concept in Belfast Ireland, the concept comes to New Yok City. The next great advance in mobile ACLS care will not come until 1978, when New York City EMS starts its first paramedic unit on Staten Island, followed by one implemented by Richmond Memorial Hospital.
An interesting side note- The young EMT Mike Duchin featured in this article, went on to be the longest serving Emergency Medical Technician at Staten Island Hospital( later renamed Staten Island University Hospital). The nurse featured is the mother of another long serving paramedic on Staten Island.
RECENT EQUIPMENT DONATIONS - Lifepak 5, Lifepak 10, Lifepak 11
The Museum recently received a very generous donation from the EMS Program of MassBay Community College, Framingham Massachussetts.
MassBay training facility
ANOTHER EPISODE - "The Water Tower"
Long before EMERGENCY, this series highlighted the exploits of
Los Angeles County Fire Departments RESCUE 8.
Starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries
In this epeisode, Firefighters Skip and Wes are involved in a rescue at a rooftop
RESUSCITATION FROM DROWNING AND ELECTRICAL SHOCK -1922
A First for the Museum.... a SILENT training film!
An Ontario Government Film featruring Employees of Toronto Hydro Electric
The Prone Pressure Method: "Don't Give Up in Under 4 Hours!
HISTORY OF EMS IN MIAMI FLORIDA
Dr. Findeiss, Dr. Nagel, and Dr. Slevinski discuss the beginning of EMS in the Miami Florida
and their pioneering efforts.
SEPTEMBER 11 BOATLIFT
This video has special significance to me. On 9/11 New Yorkers from all backgrounds and professions vital to the normal life of New York City, stepped up in response to the terrorist attack. This is the story on one group I had close contact with that day.
When the World Trade Center fell, normal transportation modes in and out of lower Manhattan ceased to function: No Subways, No Buses, No PATH Train, no taxis or private vehicles. Those that escaped the dust cloud, those injured, and those just trying to get home to the outer Boroughs and New Jersey had no way out. Many started the long trek on foot across the East River Bridges. Others knew another escape route was the nearby Staten Island Ferry, and walked south to Whitehall. Many of the walking wounded took this route, and a major triage/treatment area had to be established at the destination Staten Island side Ferry Terminal.
One other group of New Yorkers took it upon themselves, soon to be followed with US Coast Guard support, to create an escape route by Sea. Hundreds of maritime professionals and private boat owners came together to use their boats to aid in the evacuation. The Sheepshead Bay Sport Fishing Fleet, Commuter Fast Ferries, Tug Boats, Harbor Pilots, and many private boat owners started appearing at any location they could along the Hudson and East Rivers, taking on those seeking to escape. These are some of the unsung heroes who helped thousands that day.
That morning, I was off duty, and responded to my FDNY EMS Station in Coney Island to staff an additional Paramedic Unit put together with normally spare ALS equipment. I was assigned to a pier on the Brooklyn waterfront normally used as a commuter Fast Ferry terminal. Several other Station 43 BLS units were assigned, and for the day we assisted the injured and exhausted arriving by boat of every type.
Senior Paramedic Mark Peck
FDNY EMS Retired
Virtual Museum Director
A new section we would like readers to submit photos or links..Unusual Ambulances. Submitted by J. Pozark:
The 1962 R-1206 Greenbrier Amblewagon Corvair conversion.
For more information, and examples of several other Corvair based ambulances, go to
Corvanatics - Dedicated to the Preservation of Corvair 95 Light Trucks and Vans
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|Hennepin EMS Minneapolis MN||Barbara Taylor
With this update to our home page, we are going to start a feature section courtesy of James Ward of Illinois, who has been collecting Ambulance Manufacturers Brochures and Spec Sheets through his many years in EMS. This is a work in progress, as James has been very proficient, and has quite a collection of many of the most popular ambulances from the 70's forward. As we slowly start entering all his brochures into our Virtual Museum database, we will highlight several with each update to the home page. Thanks James!
Does this one look familiar? Modular Ambulance Corp provided this new ambulance concept to the TV show EMERGENCY, replacing the dated appearing suburban conversions of the first 2 seasons.
Modulance was among the first to feature an aluminum skin body and a remountable patient care module
1976 Miller-Meteor Criterion
1976 Superior 61 Widebody Van
Hess and Eisenhardt Motor Home
Emergency Medical Services in the United States of America in 1995
Tom Scott May 1995 Emergency Care Information Center Carlsbad, CA
The delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the United States can best be characterized as being as diverse as the population of the United States. Just as the peoples of the USA are from many different races and cultures, so too are the means of delivering Emergency Medical Services. Thirty years ago, ambulance services were strictly a "load and go" enterprise. Ambulance attendants were trained in first aid and paid minimum wage. The service was provided by small private ambulance companies, fire departments, hospitals, and city health departments. In many communities the service was operated by funeral homes, which of course had experience with vehicles where you could place a patient in a prone position (by that time the ambulances were separate from the hearses)
EMS Systems in the USA today have evolved from those traditional ways of providing services in each community. There has been rather dramatic change in the training of the ambulance attendant and the equipping of the ambulance and the use of technology to improve efficiency. What has not changed as much are the organizations that provide that service and the management structure of those organizations. Only a handful of cities in the USA have radically changed the way that the services are delivered, and those changes occurred in times of crisis for the system (the provider was going out of business). This article will give the reader an overview of how and who provides emergency medical services today. We will also discuss some of the changes taking place in the USA’ s health care delivery system and how that may affect the EMS system.
Have some of your members held onto those obsolete resuscitators and cots, hoping to someday find a worthy home for them? Youv've found it!
|"Wish List" of items the Museum would like to acquire|
|Lifepak 2 and 3|
|Old Pal Tackle/Drug Box|
|E & J Lyteport Resuscitator||
|Ambu Foam Filled BVM|
|Laerdal BVM's- Green versions|
|Robertshaw Resuscitators-Orange Box and Dual Tank|
|Ferno Washington Stretchers - Model #11. 12, 28, 30|
|Steel D Oxygen Tanks|
The Museums' Collection of early EMS equipment continues to grow because of the generous donations
of many of our " Dinosaurs" as well as a new generation who have never seen an episode of EMERGENCY.
Emergency Medical Services in the United States of America in 1995