Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Old Days

This is a great little documentary about the early days of EMS. If you can stand some of the editorial comments and it is slow at times it is a real look back. I became a EMT in 1974 and a paramedic in 1977. The names of the physicians and early programs were considered cutting edge. I think it is important to understand how far we have come since those years. I had forgotten just how controversial it all was in the beginning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Up until 45 minutes

Where all of a sudden he's stating that the most important move is to work out how to integrate Fire and EMS.

Irrespective of various people's opinions, it is wrong to just assume that Fire and EMS should continue to be linked - more important is to first consider that question