Emergency Medical Services

Philadelphia Fire Department truck file photo. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Fire Department Has New EMS Leader

Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as Deputy Commissioner.


(File  photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP/ Getty Images)

EMS Official Urges Patients To Have Meds, Oxygen On Hand Before Snow Hits

With snow coming to the Delaware Valley by nightfall, a local EMS official is reminding people who rely on medications or oxygen to make sure they have what they need before the storm begins.


(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Medical Residents Join Forces With Firefighters, EMS Crews

This week is Emergency Medical Services week and Wednesday is EMS day. Local medical residents got a firsthand look Wednesday at what firefighters and EMS personnel go through.


(Medical evacuations via helicopter were just one of the topics covered for Drexel medical residents today at "EMS Day," at the Philadelphia Fire Academy.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Phila. Fire Department, Drexel U. Team Up For ‘EMS Day’ Training

Drexel medical residents spent the day at the Philadelphia Fire Academy learning about what EMS units do before patients are transported to the hospital.