Expert Advice

Ambulance Chassis Shortage Predicted Throughout 2014

By Mark Van Arnam Both Ford and GM, the primary producers of chassis for our industry, will be producing fewer chassis for ambulance production in calendar year 2014. The slowdown has already started at Ford, where... continue reading

Healthcare Reform Issues

The EMS Core Measures Project

The Quality Improvement Committee of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), which I chair, is leading a new project to develop a set of nationally standardized EMS performance measures that may be used... continue reading

Legal Consult

The Importance of Tracking Time

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and comparable state laws, employees who do not legally qualify as exempt from federal and state overtime rules must be paid on an hourly basis and are... continue reading

Research Alert

Research Worth Reading

EMS Analysis Wang HE, Mann, NC, Jacobson KE, et al. National characteristics of emergency medical services responses in the U.S. Prehos Emerg Care. 2013;17(1):8–14. Despite its prominence and history, only limited data exists to describe the... continue reading

Legislative Update

One EMS-Related Bill Passes; Two More Introduced

Just when it seemed that the 113th U.S. Congress would not be able to agree on anything, legislators passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307) with remarkable speed. Introduced... continue reading

EMS People

EMS People

  Marc Grossman, MD, FACEP, was promoted to medical director for Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue (MDFR) in July. He replaces Donald G. Rosenberg, MD, FACC, who served as the medical director since 1996. Grossman had... continue reading