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EMS Week

National EMS Week May 21-27 Where Emergency Care Begins

Books on EMS

Videos on EMS

Day and night they roam the gritty streets armed with only the latest medical gear and a siren. At any moment, their radio could send them plunging into the unknown: cardiac arrest, gunshots, or a fatality. The largest Emergency Medical Service in the world, New York City's EMS answers 1.3 million calls a year. Working frantically in situations where seconds mark the difference between life and death, six-hundred and fifty paramedics and 1,700 emergency medical technicians patrol the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With graphic footage of real-life situations, EMERGENCY! goes behind the scenes with the nation's busiest street crew to see how lives are saved, and sometimes lost.

Paramedic Chelsie and technician Simon rush to save a baby born not breathing. In Birmingham, paramedics Jo and Peter treat a five-year-old having an asthma attack.

Directed by Dave Minchin, Lizzie Toms, Andre Holzinger, Rachel Cumella, Jonny Ashton, Narrated by Paul Bown, Produced by Dave Minchin, Lizzie Toms, Andre Holzinger, Rachel Cumella, Jonny Ashton, Curve Media, In Paramedics: On the Front Line (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2017), 50 minutes

Podcasts on EMS

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