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     $3665 of needed $5,000 Pledged so far!
    This project will only be funded if at least $5,000 is pledged by Mon, Aug 17 2015 11:02 AM EDT.

     Through the Saving Lives, Saving History App we will bring our collections to life through pictures and stories of rescue squads, community leaders, and EMS innovators. The app will be used in EMS classrooms throughout the country and will be enjoyed by thousands of museum visitors every year. Saving Lives, Saving History will help us reach our goal in connecting people around the world to the history of EMS and inspiring the next generation of EMTs and emergency care professionals.

   Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support the start up and maintenance of our basic museum based app. Once we reach $7,500 we will be able to work with a professional developer to create a world class museum app. With each additional $1,000 raised we will add another section to our app. Ultimately we hope to have six sections highlighting our EMS leaders, tools and equipment, the EMS community and more. We also want to provide a place for visitors to share their #EMSMemories, but to reach our goal we will need nearly $12,000! If your support surpasses $12,000 the additional money will go into creating an endowment to support the ongoing preservation of our historic collections and acquiring new artifacts for exhibits.

Risks and Challenges
    The biggest challenge the museum faces is financial support. This museum was founded and operated by a group of highly dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours each month creating exhibits, reaching out through social media initiatives, and raising funds to support operating costs. However, we have no dedicated staff to raise funds for special projects like 'Saving Lives, Saving History'. With your financial support we will be able to work with a program development partner to professionally produce our new museum app and distribute it free of cost to anyone interested in EMS history throughout the world. Our goal is to release our app as a kick off to the museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration in September. Every dollar donated will help us reach our goal and make our anniversary a very special celebration!


 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           


          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.

  RESCUE 8                                                                                                                  
   ANOTHER EPISODE - "The Water Tower"

      1958- 1960
     Long before EMERGENCY, this series highlighted
 the exploits of
      Los Angeles County Fire Departments
      Starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries
     In this epeisode, Firefighters Skip and Wes are involved in a rescue at a rooftop
    water tower.


  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                                                                                                  

        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
    A portion of the proceeds from CD sales will go to the Australian organization Beyondblue.


 UNUSUAL AMBULANCES                                                                                            

 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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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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Discussions of Museum News, recent events, member submissions of newly discovered history articles and photographs. Or just find others who share the passion for the history of the Emergency Medical Service.
1000 members and growing!   Come Join Us!


 MORE RECENT EQUIPMENT DONATIONS        Thanks!  We Can't build our collection without you!

Hennepin EMS Minneapolis MN Barbara Taylor
Brodview FD
Brodhead KY

 AMBULANCE BROCHURES                                                             
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.



Does Your department have a dusty stash of old equipment in a back closet or attic?
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!

   Contact Us!
            "Wish List" of items the Museum would like to acquire
 Lifepak 2 and 3  
 DynaMed Chokesaver
 Old Pal Tackle/Drug Box
 Biophone Radio
 Brook Airway  
E & J Lyteport Resuscitator
 Ambu Foam Filled BVM  
 RevivaLife Resuscitator  
 Laerdal BVM's- Green versions  
 Hope Resuscitator/BVM  
 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
Hess and Eisenhardt GMC Motor Home
1977 Wayne Care-O-Van
1976 Wayne Vanguard
1976 Wayne Medicruser
1976 Miller-Meteor Criterion Cadillac
1976 Superior 61 and 61-S Split Frame Widened Chevy Type III
Modular Ambulance Corp. Rescue Series
Modular Ambulance Corp. Type I
Modular Ambulance Corp. Type II
Modular Ambulance Corp Type III
Louis Molino Sr.
Telcare Monitor/Defibrillator/Telemetry Radio
Laerdal BVM
Dr. Carl Young Jr.
The Heartmobile- History and Restoration - Columbus Fire Department
Popular Science Machines that Help You Breathe
Resuscitating Devices Available to the Layman
Emergency Medical Services in the United States of America 1995
Spacelabs First Medic 510 Semiautomatic Defibrillator
Zoll 1600 Monitor Defibrillator
Laerdal Portable Suction-LSU Model 1979
Minuteman Resuscitator
Hand Pump Resuscitator
Cardiac Resuscitation HeartAid
Old Pal Tackle Drug Box- type used on EMERGENCY!
EMS Magazine Celebrating 35 Years of Service
40th Anniversary of the Summit New York Fire District Rescue Squad
Historic Role of Wrecker Service at Accident Scenes
History of the Chicago Fire Department Emergency Ambulance Service
History of the Memphis Fire Department Emergency Units
JEMS Out of the Darkness
Death in a Ditch
Todays Neglected Disease- TraumaCenter for
Planning and Developing a Prehospital MICU-Beekman Downtown Hospital- ...
CPR and the First Defibrillator- Drs. Kouwenhoven, Jude and Knickerbocker
Dr. Max Harry Weill
Professor Frank Pantridge
Pantridge/IPCO Defibrillator
Annie...Annie.. Are You OK? Resusci Anne
Portland Oregon Paramedic Program