First responders

St. Louis Fire Department chief training officer Doug Randall checks out a small mannequin patient during the unveiling of the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation Simulation Center in St. Louis on January 7, 2015. The Lifesaving Foundation, which provides funding for various emergency medical services in the way of equiptment and training, is unveiling the $500 thousand simulation center for the training of EMT's and paramedics in the St. Louis area. The center contains mannequins that breath, talk, bleed and simulate a real person in a realtime situation with rooms that simulate an explosion, fire or any kind of medical emergency. The center is the first of its kind in the St. Louis region. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training

“Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field,” says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.

01/09/2015

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Firefighters Suspended for Campaigning on the Job

The firefighters are accused of violating a statute that forbids first responders from being involved with campaigns while in uniform or on duty.

04/25/2014

A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning C.P.R. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Advice for First Responders in Mass Attack Situations

Dr. Laurie Byrne director of emergency medicine at Saint Louis University says the new push is for trained medics to rush into the scene with

12/13/2013

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Area First Responders Learn From Boston

“Lots of drills. You cannot drill enough because every time you have a drill you learn something new, a weakness you need to beef up on”

05/06/2013

Hurricane Sandy Strengthens

How Will Sandy Hit First Responders?

Therapist Theresa Hubbard says like soldiers, first responders can experience traumatic stress.

10/29/2012

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Stairway Collapse Injures First Responders

Three St. Louis Fire Department employees are being treated for injuries after a stairway collapse.

04/03/2012

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals

Cards Step Up to 9-11 Plate For First Responders

“We want to recognize the selfless service of all of our police, fire and emergency response workers” said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals.

08/31/2011

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