EMS

NFA Available Courses Updated

Free training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation. Offerings include: Health and Safety Program Manager, Leadership in Supervision, Incident Safety Officer, Management of EMS, New Executive Chief Officer, WUI Fire Adapted Communities, Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention, Fire Investigations, and Community Risk Reduction.

Update: CDC Infection Control Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance includes updated quarantine recommendations for fully vaccinated patients who have had close contact with someone with a COVID-19 infection, recommended testing intervals for asymptomatic health care providers, and the incorporation of previous CDC …

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HHS Announces Availability of $25.5 billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $25.5 billion soon will be available to help EMS providers with the costs of providing COVID-19 response. This funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients. An additional $17 …

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EMS Lawline: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and Its Impact On EMS Agencies

On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic – President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, which it deemed to be a new six-pronged approach “to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.” Several provisions …

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Mitigating Firefighter Heat Stress

Aside from the acute risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, heat stress causes stress on the cardiovascular system. The leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths is sudden cardiac events. Research suggests that heat stress is a causal factor in cardiac illness for firefighters PDF and may contribute to the likelihood of a sudden cardiac event in those …

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