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WATCH: These devices are giving first responders superpowers

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology

A number of new tech innovations are helping first responders save lives more quickly during emergencies. The Bounce Imaging Explorer is a sphere wit...

New York City EMT Suspended Without Pay After Helping Choking Child

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

Watch the latest video at A New York City EMT who was reportedly suspended without pay for making an "unauthorized stop" to tr...

Badass Great-Grandmother Is An Ambulance-Driving EMT At Age 87

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News

A Maine woman is driving through the golden years at full speed. At 87 years old, Edna Mitchell is thought to be the state’s oldest Emergency Medica...

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

The 4 Things an Air Force Special Ops Pararescueman Taught Me

Sethly Davis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

What I learned from Josh the former Pararescueman is that the way to manage fear is to plan for what to do if and when something does go wrong. People are fearful when they are uncertain about what they are facing and about what they can do. Josh taught us how to figure out what had happened, and he taught us what was in our scope of practice to do.

Why Doctors Should Be English Majors In College

Sethly Davis | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

When someone dies, literature can explain what happens -- more memorably, more compellingly and even, sometimes, more truthfully than my EMT and pre-med textbooks do. The best stories give readers insights into human frailty, and reading them shows the readers, in their turn, how to be more humane.

Why the Anti-Union Argument Loses Every Time

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

It is ugly individualism that underlies the political ideology of the rich industrialists who are spending billions in an effort to shred Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and who are attempting to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Unions are an impediment to their grand scheme, so they're coming after us with a vengeance.

Artistic Photo Series Reminds Us That The True Superheroes Among Us Don't Wear Capes

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

One photographer is honoring the real heroes in our lives -- the ones who don't need capes to be super. Brandon Cawood, 30, is the photographer be...

David Lohr

Teen Jailed 13 Days ... Over A Pocketknife | David Lohr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

A high school senior in Ohio is facing felony charges after officials at the technical school he was attending for firefighter training searched his v...

Life-Saving Skills Needed Earlier in Medical Education

David Greenky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Greenky

Although EMT training may not make students instant stars in the emergency room, they are able to enrich their clinical experience by participating on the front lines of patient care.

On 9/11, Remember the Importance of First Responders

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"More people are growing up wanting to become EMTs and paramedics, many of them inspired by the events of Sept. 11. We've also had siblings and children of people who were involved that day join our ranks."

'Have You Ever Thought About How Contextual Luck Is?'

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Have you ever thought about how contextual luck is?

TWEETS: Supporters Of Racist EMT Threaten Post Reporter

Posted 03.29.2013 | New York

After New York Post reporter Candice Giove confronted New York City EMT Timothy Dluhos about his secret, racist "Bad Lieutenant" Twitter account, the ...

'Blizzard Babies' Born During Epic Snowstorm

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Parents

Baby Nohely Gonell was born on Saturday in Worcester, Mass., during a massive blizzard that barreled down on New England last week. But it took the he...

The Sacrifices Continue Following September 11 Tragedy

Gary A. Brown | Posted 11.11.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Eleven years ago, our freedom was violated in a fatal, destructive manner. But we did not elevate to that level of hatred. Instead, we stood together with our fellow men, women and children to protect our nation and to recover.

A Lifesaver Goes Back to School

Eli Beer | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Eli Beer

For the first time, not only did I want to study academically, I couldn't get enough of it. Here I was in one of the best universities in the world listening to the highest level professors and learning so much.

'My Mom's Dying': 6-Year-Old Saves His Mom By Calling 911

Posted 02.15.2012 | Good News

Early on Jan. 19, Frankie Ford Jr. noticed something was wrong with his mom, Debbie. The mother of three was suffering a severe asthma attack in t...

Mentorship For Success: It's Not What The 'What' Is

Turnstyle | Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

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How Emergency Medical Training Helps At-Risk Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Seeing the World Through "Apocalypse Eyes"

Christal Smith | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

So you survived the second coming. As we embark on this post-Rapture era, don't you dare breathe a sigh of relief before hearing what Neil Strauss has to say.

Astoria Characters: The Big Guy With the Cute Beagle

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Bob Koch walks in, Caesar, a benevolent Beagle with big eyes, is lounging in it. Up until Caesar's arrival 2½ years ago, it was Bob's chair. "Now, it's our chair," he says.

Jocks for Justice: John Carlos, Billy Hunter, and Keyon Dooling Speak Out for Wisconsin Workers

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.

The 10 Worst Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though it's certainly not fair, some of the most physically challenging (and dangerous) jobs pay the worst salaries. At least that's what Careercast.c...

In Pressed Economy Volunteer Emergency Responders Dwindle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

David Lavergne grew up in Indian Lake and joined the volunteer ambulance squad when he was 16. Sometimes his mom, who was the dispatcher, would call ...

Grand Junction Ambulance Joy Ride Ends In Arrest

Grand Junction Sentinel | Emily Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An ambulance ride to St. Mary's Hospital was delayed 30 to 40 minutes for one patient Thursday night as Grand Junction police searched for the keys to...