EMS Safety http://onscene.us/index.php/ en Move Over Laws Aren't Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside http://onscene.us/index.php/node/45 <article data-history-node-id="45" role="article" about="/node/45" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/node/45" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Move Over Laws Aren&#039;t Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="Move Over Laws Aren&#039;t Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/6" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/6" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2020-01/P4200059_1__large.jpg?itok=r5bSsSkZ" width="75" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Bill Degnan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bill Degnan</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-07T23:01:58+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:01</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-07T23:01:58+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sure, it's the law that you have to move over (and/or slow down) when emergency vehicles are stopped at the roadside. But lives are still being lost while we're trying to save others.</p> <p>There ought to be a law. And there are. Plenty of them. But why is that not enough?</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/5" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Emergency Medicine</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/19" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Emergency Management</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Traffic Incident Management (TIM)</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Law Enforcement</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Fire Service</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/89" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Fire Safety</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/45" rel="tag" title="Move Over Laws Aren&#039;t Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Move Over Laws Aren&#039;t Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 23:01:58 +0000 Bill Degnan 45 at http://onscene.us “I’ll be Okay; I can Handle It” First Responder’s response to Stress http://onscene.us/index.php/node/35 <article data-history-node-id="35" role="article" about="/node/35" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/node/35" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">“I’ll be Okay; I can Handle It” First Responder’s response to Stress</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="“I’ll be Okay; I can Handle It” First Responder’s response to Stress" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/39" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/39" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2020-01/WIN_20200123_11_36_56_Pro.jpg?itok=9zXqyN6n" width="100" height="56" alt="Profile picture for user Jonathon Walker" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/39" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jonathon Walker</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-30T03:35:00+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/29/2020 - 21:35</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-30T03:35:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In order for one to become certified as a first medical responder such as a Paramedic, a student must be instructed through an institution, such as a college or fire department, and must learn objectives that meet the current standards of care. Those standards include care for someone having a heart attack, stroke, has been involved in an automobile accident and so on. During that training, there is a chapter labeled “Wellness of the EMT.” Within this chapter is a very small section that pertains to the Paramedic taking care of themselves when they are not taking care of patients.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Wellness</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Law Enforcement</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Fire Service</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/35" rel="tag" title="“I’ll be Okay; I can Handle It” First Responder’s response to Stress" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about “I’ll be Okay; I can Handle It” First Responder’s response to Stress</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 03:35:00 +0000 Jonathon Walker 35 at http://onscene.us Ambulance Drivers and Cell Phones http://onscene.us/index.php/node/36 <article data-history-node-id="36" role="article" about="/node/36" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/node/36" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ambulance Drivers and Cell Phones</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="Ambulance Drivers and Cell Phones" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/39" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/39" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2020-01/WIN_20200123_11_36_56_Pro.jpg?itok=9zXqyN6n" width="100" height="56" alt="Profile picture for user Jonathon Walker" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/39" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jonathon Walker</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-29T22:19:11+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/29/2020 - 16:19</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-29T22:19:11+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A number of states and local jurisdictions have restricted the use of hand-held devices, while driving. And, while exceptions for operators of emergency vehicles may be incorporated, Ambulance crews are still being recruited from the human race and can still be distracted while driving.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/5" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Emergency Medicine</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/36" rel="tag" title="Ambulance Drivers and Cell Phones" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Ambulance Drivers and Cell Phones</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 22:19:11 +0000 Jonathon Walker 36 at http://onscene.us Leadership In The Line Of Fire http://onscene.us/index.php/node/29 <article data-history-node-id="29" role="article" about="/index.php/node/29" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/index.php/node/29" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Leadership In The Line Of Fire</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="Leadership In The Line Of Fire" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/39" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/39" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2020-01/WIN_20200123_11_36_56_Pro.jpg?itok=9zXqyN6n" width="100" height="56" alt="Profile picture for user Jonathon Walker" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/39" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jonathon Walker</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-23T17:17:48+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:17</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-23T17:17:48+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"> <img alt="File Photo Source: FEMA" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c70e1492-8ebe-413d-8f96-05a05c0b3882" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Screenshot_20200123-133653~2.png" /> <figcaption>File Photo Source: FEMA</figcaption> </figure> <p><span><span><span><span><span>No one ever expects tragedy to happen, and yet tragedy has and will continue to happen every day to someone. When tragedy does happen, those involved look for someone to take charge and be a leader.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/19" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Emergency Management</a></li> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/29" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Leadership</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/node/29" rel="tag" title="Leadership In The Line Of Fire" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Leadership In The Line Of Fire</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:17:48 +0000 Jonathon Walker 29 at http://onscene.us Manage Scene Lighting For Safety http://onscene.us/index.php/node/20 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Manage Scene Lighting For Safety</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/20" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-01/barrel.jpg?itok=AYVq4rbp" width="220" height="183" alt="Orange barrel" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Maybe there's too much LED and Xenon light on scene -- potentially blinding or distracting motorists. Too much red. Not enough amber. You drive where you LOOK!</p> <p>There are recommendations I have read, that would drastically reduce warning lights, once traffic control is established.</p> <p>Please take a moment and read the linked presentation.</p> <p>I-95 Corridor Coalition › Gui...PDF<br /> WARNING LIGHTS, PARKING and SCENE SAFETY <br /> <a href="https://i95coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guide_Clear_RF.pdf%onscene.us">https://i95coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guide_Clear_RF.pdf%onscene.us</a></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bill Degnan</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-12T07:23:04+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 01/12/2020 - 01:23</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Traffic Incident Management (TIM)</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/20" rel="tag" title="Manage Scene Lighting For Safety" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Manage Scene Lighting For Safety</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Sun, 12 Jan 2020 07:23:04 +0000 Bill Degnan 20 at http://onscene.us If EMS Was In The Construction Industry http://onscene.us/index.php/node/17 <article data-history-node-id="17" role="article" about="/index.php/node/17" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/index.php/node/17" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">If EMS Was In The Construction Industry</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="If EMS Was In The Construction Industry" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/6" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/6" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2020-01/P4200059_1__large.jpg?itok=r5bSsSkZ" width="75" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Bill Degnan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bill Degnan</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-08T02:13:15+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/07/2020 - 20:13</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-08T02:13:15+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>An advantage to having come to EMS from a Construction background is that one can view safety from a different perspective. In EMS, the paperwork is after action. In Construction, it is said that when the weight of the paperwork exceeds that of the project, the construction phase may begin. No less true for construction safety. Before a task can begin, a Job Hazard Analysis must be produced and approved and it is briefed with the workers before any new phase of work. Over the years, some of us assembled our own version of "The JHA From Hell".</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/20" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">EMS Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/21" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">MCI</a></li> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/22" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Ambulance Backing</a></li> <li><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/23" property="schema:about" hreflang="en">Ground Guides</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/node/17" rel="tag" title="If EMS Was In The Construction Industry" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about If EMS Was In The Construction Industry</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 02:13:15 +0000 Bill Degnan 17 at http://onscene.us