IN THE STRESS OF TIMES

By Jim Lanier How did you become so invested in the issue of 9-1-1 stress and resiliency? Like many others 25-plus years ago, I came from the old school of public safety stress management: Suck

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BYSTANDER CPR

By Audrey Fraizer Sudden cardiac arrest is not an isolated event. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88%

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TRAUMA OR SICK?

By Brett Patterson Brett: We had a debate whether to triage an incident as trauma or sick, using this scenario as an example: A female is brushing her teeth. Her jaw locks up. What would you

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HOOKED

By Heather Darata A community arts poetry contest at age 10 and a teacher recognizing a student’s talent gave Carla Christopher an interest she could carry no matter the destination. “I was

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