EMS HISTORY APP
EMS TODAY - 2015
The Museum exhibit at EMS Today was a great success, with Museum member Steve Lichtman displaying his 1960 Buick Flxible ambulance.
Our booth was next door to the New Orleans EMS ambulance featured in the new TV show Nightwatch, and the cast stopped by for a vist.
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
Special Thanks to the Pleasant Valley MD Fire Department
Getting the 1960 Buick Ambulance to our booth at EMS Today 2015 was considerably more difficult due to the 25 degree weather we faced. We were already a day late because the 16 foot high metal garage doors were frozen in place, followed by the tow vehicle experiencing a broken serpentine belt and fan.
Finally on the road this morning..when we noticed burning rubber and smoke coming from a trailer tire.
Part of the trailer fender had shifted and was rubbing against the tire. So where do you go when you have the last 2 hour window to get the ambulance into the convention center and human muscle has failed to move the heavy steel?
We needed power tools...and the closest fire department !
The Museum would like to sincerely thank the Firefighters of the
Pleasant Valley Maryland Fire Department
After getting over the arrival of this "modern" ambulance at their station, they managed to turn our little disaster into a training exercise with their rarely used Plasma Cutter, and took the bent steel off in minutes.
2014 ELECTION RESULTS
The Board of Trustees would like to announce the election of former Board member Dr. Richard Judd, and welcome new Board Member Diane Akers. Diane brings over 36 years of experience in leadership and staff organization to our group, having served s Assitant Director and Director of the Alamaeda County EMS District, Oakland EMS District, and many years as a private EMS consultant. In addition, current Board Members Kris Kaull, Fred Swihart, Mac Kemp and Tom Scott were elected to an additional 3 year term.
As we move into our 9th year, we continue to seek out individuals that will be able fill areas of expertise that we require to continue our journey.
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.
THE HEARTMOBILE RESTORATION - Update
The Heartmobile Restoration comes
closer to completion, with lettering and striping donated by Horton Emergency Vehicles in Ohio. The restoration group has returned the unit to the original paint scheme.
Central Ohio has the distinction of being the birthplace of the Heartmobile, a milestone in the history of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in America. It was the first Mobile Coronary Care Unit in the United States. It is currently undergoing a complete ground-up restoration by the Central Ohio Fire Museum in downtown Columbus.
Restoration funds and sponsors are still needed to complete the project. The Fire Museum is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization and donations are deductible under applicable IRS rules. If you are interested in physically helping with the restoration contact Bill Hall at the fire museum for work party nights. A color brochure describing the project is available upon request. Donations may be made to the Heartmobile Project, 260 N. Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43215. Questions may be directed to 464-4099
More on The Heartmobile
Being lettered at Horton 1/26/15 Photo- Dan Gilmore
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
The National EMS Museum Foundation wishes to thank our newest Corporate Sponsor, Page, Wolfberg and Wirth LLC (PWW).
Co-founded in 2000 by James O. Page, Doug Wolfberg and Steve Wirth, PWW provides legal and consulting services exclusively for EMS, ambulance, Mobile Integrated Healthcare and public safety agencies nationwide. PWW represents clients of all sizes throughout the United States. PWW attorneys and consultants provide a multidisciplinary approach to resolving their clients tough legal, business and operational issues. Their deep, practical experience in the EMS industry allows them to provide cost-effective and practical solutions for their clients, while helping to identify opportunities and potential threats their clients face in a changing healthcare environment. Their support recognizes the value of preserving the history of EMS, one of the great interests of PWW co-founder Jim Page.
The Museum would also like to thank Dick Judd for his financial support.
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
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM LECTURE
If you happen to be in New York City - March 25,2015 - The New York City Fire Museum Lecture Series:
The History of Emergency Medical Services in New York City
James P. Martin, Division Chief, FDNY Emergency Medical Services Academy (retired)
On March 17, 1996 the New York City Emergency Medical Service became part of the FDNY. However, the history of emergency medical services in NYC begins long before that, in fact back to 1869. Chief Martin, an Ambassador of the National EMS Museum and creator of the EMS historical display at the FDNY EMS Academy, will bring the history of this vital service to light.
New York City Fire Museum 278 Spring Street New York, NY, 10013 www.nycfiremuseum.org
LA COUNTY PARAMEDICS - Before Johnny and Roy
Follow a new LA County Paramedic in his first days after graduation.
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.
PARAMEDIC SUICIDE , written and performed by Australian Paramedic Brendan Smoother,
to raise funds and awareness of the growing problem of EMS suicides.
Additional music, information and resources are available at www.paramedicsuicide.com
A portion of the proceeds from CD sales will go to the Australian organization Beyondblue.
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
THE EMS MUSEUM STORE HAS EXPANDED ----OVER 4000 ITEMS !
Instructors - ORDER YOUR STUDENTS TEXTBOOKS at great prices !
EMS Museum Logo Items- FLEECE PULLOVERS AND JACKETS - T Shirts - Polo Shirts
Dinosaurs of EMS Logo Items - We've partnered with DOEMS, and every logo item sold provides the Museum with a donation at no cost to you!
EVERY PURCHASE at EmergencyStuff.com discount prices
provides the Museum with a Sales Donation
Why shop at the Museum Store? What's in it for me? In addition to the fact that you get great products at great prices, you will get fast dependable service through our secure ordering process from our partnered company with over 35 years experience.
How does it help the National EMS Museum? When items are purchased the Museum receives a commission for every sale.
Your costs are not inflated as happens elsewhere, the commission comes as a donation from the Museum fulfillment company and is used to meet the costs of maintaining the web site, and shipping and displaying artifacts at conferences and State EMS programs.
Your National EMS Museum needs your support and the easiest way you can help is by purchasing products through the Museum Store.
It costs you nothing and it provides support for the Museum.
REMEMBER.... YOU MUST enter the store through the MUSEUM STORE LINK in order to have your donation credited to the Museum
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MORE RECENT EQUIPMENT DONATIONS Thanks! We Can't build our collection without you!
|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