Pro EMS Winter 2021

Features

Ultimate Responsibility: September 2001
By Daniel A. Nigro, Fire Commissioner

World Trade Center Health Program
By Dr. David J. Prezant, M.D.

Crash Course: Congestive Heart Failure
By Paramedic Amanda Mezynski

Patient Assessment: Vectoring in on the Medical Condition
By Paramedic Chaudel Homer

Staying Connected to Your EMS Family Throughout the Pandemic
By EMT Esther Ford

Redrawing the Map: Why and How EMS Split Borough Divisions to Improve Patient Care and Members’ Opportunities

Columns

SAFETY FIRST
Powered Stretchers with Loading and Retention Systems: The Road to Injury Reduction and Prevention
By Captain Robert Carlo and Captain Yonatan Klein

CALL REVIEW
Case Introduction
By Dr. Brandon Trapp

STEP BY STEP
Motorized Stretchers: Saving Your Back While Saving Lives
By Lieutenant Randy Li

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Community Outreach
By Captain Renae Mascol

DISPATCHES FROM DISPATCH
Emergency Medical Dispatch Training
By Deputy Assistant Chief Denise Werner

ONE ON ONE
Unconscious Driver Saved from Burning Dump Truck After Crash
By Chief of Staff Elizabeth Cascio

WE ARE FDNY
The Importance of We
By Deputy Chief Lorena Concepcion-Martinez

Qs & As
With Captain Yonatan Klein and Lieutenant Cindy Corcoran
By Captain Brendan Ryan

EMS HISTORY
The Department of Hospitals: Business as Usual (1945-1969)
By Division Chief James P. Martin (retired)

LAST WORD
FDNY EMS
By Deputy Chief Farooq H. Muhammad

Spotlights

Behind the Scenes: The Role of the Resource Coordinating Center (RCC)
By Captain Mary Merced and Vincent Rosati

Creating a Staging Area When Arriving at Mass Casualty Incidents
By Lieutenant Daniel Keegan

The Emergency Vehicle Checklist: Know Your Ambulance
Lieutenant Stephen Rogers, EMT Michael Basile and EMT Joseph Guastamacchia

Blood Thinners
By Benjamin Zabar, M.D.

Departments

Photo Reporter
EMS ART
10-12
Publisher’s Note
Signal 5-5-5-5
In Memoriam

Special Sections

September 11 Remembrance Events