EMS HISTORY APP
EMS TODAY - Take a Ride in Our Past
Interview with Steve Lichtman
2012 EMS WEEK IDEAS SITE OFFERS EMS PRACTITIONERS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION
The National EMS Week Ideas web site, www.emsweekideas.org, helps our nation’s EMS practitioners celebrate their profession during National EMS Week, May 20-26, and is an excellent professional resource year round. The site, hosted by NAEMT and sponsored by EMS World, provides opportunities for EMS practitioners to explore new ways to celebrate, participate in, and grow their profession. The site presents a wealth of ideas for engaging in the full spectrum of EMS activities. EMS practitioners can access:
. Comprehensive resources on EMS career options and ways to advance their careers
. Tips for using social networking as a professional tool
. A guide to advocating for EMS in their communities, within their states, and at the federal level
. Planning tools for National EMS Week
. Great project ideas for providing community education and increasing public awareness
. Information about the history of EMS and the people who have made significant contributions to its progress
The newly designed site offers numerous resources on each page to help site visitors learn more about activities of interest and assist them in getting involved. NAEMT President Connie Meyer urges EMS practitioners across the nation to get involved, stating, “This is the most comprehensive National EMS Week resource available. I hope that all EMS practitioners will visit the site and take advantage of the information and materials to promote our profession and enhance their careers.”
DAYS BEHIND THE GONG - RECALLED BY EX-AMBULANCE SURGEON OF BROOKLYN - June 1906
The writer served for nearly four months as ambulance surgeon in one of our large hospitals in Greater New York, and during that time enjoyed many interesting experiences. Occasionally in the daily press the ambulance surgeon's life is described as a hard one, weighed down by scenes of woe and violence, joyless, hopeless; until the reader has a mental picture of a haggard, lined, prematurely aged face, peering out beneath a tarnished cap, and two trembling hands mechanically performing their task until the day when their owner may join the house staff again. Well, it is hard when the surgeon crawls into bed at "Doctor, the Fifty-seventh precinct, in a hurry," and his roommate turns over "been there."
Hard the life is, and strenuous, yet I never spent happier days than when I rode behind "Babe," the big bay horse. There is a charm and uncertainty about the life that must appeal to any man with a spark of imagination in his cosmos -- one knows not whether at the end of the run is an Italian laborer with a gashed thumb, who will weep hysterically as a couple of sutures are placed, or a man mangled by machinery, with a limb torn off, or a gaping wound in the skull. More
BETHESDA CHEVY CHASE RESCUE SQUAD
Wisconsin 1000 was produced in 1950 by a grant of the Department of State. It highlights the early history of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad
Read an interview with EMS Museum Vice President Lou Jordan
5 Questions for the National EMS Museum
Perhaps it is because I fancy myself as a bit of an EMS dinosaur, or maybe because my friend Lou Jordan is so involved with the National EMS Museum, that I wanted to use the 5 question feature to highlight this important endeavor. There has been talk for many years about considering EMS a "profession." One of the traits of a profession is remembering where it has been and those who are responsible for bringing it into the present--and future. We learn from our past--and occasionally are amused and in awe of it.
The history of EMS if full of unbridled passion, amazing individuals and some medical devices that, well, may not meet the standards of today.