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  • A giant "thank you" to all emergency responders

    Jesse Buhs, CAFD Chief|May 26, 2023

    EMS Appreciation Week is this week (May 21-27), so whom are we celebrating? Paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMT) or emergency medical responders (EMR) are present in every community across our nation. There are several types of systems to manage emergency medical incidents in the U.S., ready to respond 24/7. Each has a system of sending responders to the scene of a medical emergency, and each system is determined by factors such as how many incidents, population density and service... Full story

  • Guest View: What it takes to answer the call

    Jesse Buhs|May 19, 2023

    Who is the person that shows up when you call an ambulance? Five of the most important qualities of a paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT) or emergency medical responder (EMR) are: • The ability to remain calm in a stressful situation. • Flexibility. • Great interpersonal skills. • A team player. • Positivity. An ambulance is summoned when something has gone wrong. It could be a person with chest pain, stroke symptoms, an accident that left someone severely injured, a drug overdose,... Full story