7 incidents that defined the decade for EMS

EMS1 / EMS News

From dangerous active shooter events, to ET3, Ebola, opioids and community paramedicine, EMS providers faced many significant incidents and evolving trends in the 2010s

The 2010s were challenging years for emergency services, with active shooter events, the opioid crisis and increasing risks for first responders. But the decade also is notable for promising innovations and enhanced EMS response models.

The decade brought a watershed moment in modern EMS with a new model for reimbursement, plus renewed focus on the role of EMS in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and a greater understanding of how the opioid crisis affects first responders.

As we move into 2020, we reflect on the past 10 years of emergency incidents and changes that defined the decade, and share some of EMS1’s coverage of the events and issues.

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