Health services are seeing a drop in people seeing urgent care for stroke patients. Here's how you can make sure your loved ones are safe.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
Nearly 90% of emergency service staff have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health.
Emergency service workers already have poorer mental health than the rest of us. In the wake of this bushfire crisis, we need to make the well-being of our first responders a top priority.
Here's how Australians and their overseas family and friends can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.
Volunteer numbers are shrinking in rural areas, leaving fewer people to battle bushfires. We need to change our thinking about volunteering to recruit more firefighters and keep the ones we have.
Canadian hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis. Lack of specialist addictions care puts patients and staff at risk.
If you're unsure whether you need an ambulance, it's OK to call 000 for advice.
Paramedics face traumatic situations every day. They need policies to ensure support is provided in the immediate aftermath of trauma, and early access to mental health care.
Terrorist attacks are increasingly unpredictable. Manchester provides a key lesson in identifying how the gap between hypothetical plans and the reality of incidents is widening.
Overstretched ambulance services are increasingly being called out for non-emergencies.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
You should never try to drive through floodwater, because you never know what's beneath the surface. And new research shows some roads are more treacherous than others.
PTSD isn't just reserved for those on the frontline – my experience alongside a surgical team at Camp Bastion showed how it could affect anyone dealing with the fall out of war.
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
The UK's blue light services need to adapt and modernise or they will face their own emergency.
Given the persistent risk of terrorist attacks and large-scale accidents, it's more critical than ever for EMTs, police, firefighters and others to learn from the past.
A record number of underage drinkers sought urgent medical attention in Western Australia last year, and young women made up the majority.
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After-hours home medical services cost the taxpayer dearly and don't reduce emergency department visits, according to new research.