Category Archives: Safety Apparel Standards for EMS

NFPA Helmet Standards and EMS

NFPA has created science based standards for firefighters world-wide. They have done more to save responders lives than anyone else. The problem is some of the safety equipment they advise for EMS is really fire & rescue gear. When EMS was young they … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Design

A Look Inside the Design of the B2 Paramedic Helmet Head protection for EMS based on safety science The new B2 Paramedic Helmet is purpose-built for EMS. It is lightweight and low profile for use in confined quarters. It protects … Continue reading

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EMS & Transport Ventilators

My last great clinical save was a narcotic OD. It was good quality ventilation that gave this kid another chance. Using a BVM is one of the most difficult skills to master. It’s almost impossible with a BVM to accurately titrate therapy … Continue reading

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Federal Worker Visibility Rule Deadline Approaches

The Federal Highway Administration has established a policy for high-visibility safety apparel. This new Part in title 23, Code of Federal Regulations requires the use of ANSI certified Class 2 or Class 3 garments by workers who are working within … Continue reading

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The Lack of Good Paramedic & EMT Protective Equipment

I was reading the EMS News Network today, and was once again struck by the number of bodily assaults and injury accidents suffered by EMS Providers. What makes this problem worse is the lack of good protective equipment available for … Continue reading

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