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'It was like a trial by fire': Omaha-area EMTs return from New York, share their experiences

​By Jessica Wade World-Herald staff writer          Omaha World-Herald                           May 17, 2020  New Yorkers opened their windows, banged their pots and pans together and shouted their thanks to the first responders on the street below....

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​By THOMAS TRACY   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 16, 2020 | 6:31 PM Gratitude poured in from around the world as New York EMS crews answered a record number of calls for help during the coronavirus pandemic. But because of the nature of the public health crisis that made FDNY EMS crews a symbol of New Yorkers' perseverance, city plans to ...

​BY OLIVIA B. WAXMAN                     TIMEMAY 15, 2020 12:00 PM EDTSunday marks the beginning of EMS Week, an annual time to recognize the life-saving efforts of emergency medical services personnel. While celebratory events won't take place in person this year, EMS personnel are getting mor...

KEN BUFFA   NBCNEWYORK.COM   MAY 15, 2020 Click the link to watch the video: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/fdny-captain-leaves-hospital-after-44-days-2/2419720/ FDNY Paramedic Captain Hugo Sosa spent 44 days fighting for his life in the hospital battling Covid-19. But now Hugo Sosa has left White Plai...

​By Brian J Maguire, Dr.PH, MSA, EMT-P, Scot Phelps, JD, MPH, Paul Maniscalco, PhD(c), MPA, MS, EMT/P, LP, Daniel R. Gerard, MS, RN, Andy Gienapp, NRP, Kathleen A. Handal, MD and Barbara J. O'Neill, PhD, RN | 5.14.20  Preparing the 'Far Forward' Front Lines for the Second COVID-19 Wave​​​An effective paramedicine system operates at the interse...

​By BRITTANY KRIEGSTEIN and LARRY MCSHANE  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 11, 2020 | 12:01 AM COVID-19 war-weary paramedics Kim Benson and Chris Feliciano lived through hell. Now the EMS instructors wonder if it was all just a "rough drill" for the worst yet to come. "Not really scared, just apprehensive," Benson told the Daily News about ...

 Ron Slagell  Published 11:00 p.m. ET May 10, 2020     The Detroit News ​It's no secret that the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic are the health care professionals, risking their own well-being to help those who are suffering. This includes doctors, nurses and EMS professionals, who are often overlooked. At a time ...

​Updated May 08, 6:29 PM; Posted May 08, 5:59 PMBy Keith Sargeant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., spent much of his time Friday during a conference call with New Jersey emergency medical services responders saluting their service for treating pre-hospitalized coronavirus patients.​ "To put it simply, there is just no...

By Lisa Riordan Seville    NBC NEWS    MAY 8, 2020 We know what can make us vulnerable to COVID-19 — old age, unwashed hands, underlying conditions. But as much of the country sheltered in place, a new risk factor emerged: work."This has become a worker-safety epidemic," said Dr. David Michaels, an epidemiologist and professor o...

By BOB HENNELLY   May 7, 2020           The Chief The president of the union representing Emergency Medical Technicians said the results of COVID-19 antibody testing, as well as remarks by Governor Cuomo, greatly strengthen the case for giving those workers pay parity with other first-responders. As part...