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  2. Milestones



    First statewide EMS system
    Governor Mandel issued an executive order creating the first comprehensive statewide EMS system in the country. The order established two entities - the Division of Emergency Medical Services (DEMS), within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine (MIEM), within the University of Maryland Hospital.
    Aeromedical Evacuation by MSP
    Dr. Cowley’s concept of rapidly transporting patients to definitive medical care, prehospital care in Maryland entered a new phase in 1970 with the first aeromedical evacuation by the Maryland State Police

    January 1, 1973
    United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark enter the European Economic Community, now known as the European Union.
    March 29, 1973
    The last United States soldiers leave Vietnam.
    March 31, 1973
    The Sting wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1973
    The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 17, 1973
    Watergate scandal: Hearings begin in the United States Senate and are televised.
    July 1, 1973
    US Drug Enforcement Agency founded.
    October 31, 1973
    Henry A. Kissinger and Le Duc Tho wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 16, 1973
    US President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
    November 27, 1973
    The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
    November 31, 1973
    The Oakland Athletics won the World Series.
    December 31, 1973
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.39


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    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS



    Baltimore Sun


    Other


    EMS 50 Celebration 7-29-23 Fire Side Chat - sharing stories about the beginning of the system.



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    Maryland State Police have three functional helicopters in service.
    The purpose of this State service is to transfer acute critically ill and injured patients to Specialty Care Centers, either from the scene of an accident or from other hospitals at the request of a physician.

    Government Affairs



    Regional Advisory Councils were created in each of the 5 regions.
    See the EMS Newsletter, MARCH 1974 VOL. 1, NO. 1
    Maryland Legislature to approve a $2.9 million budget to fund the new Division of Emergency Medical Services for the period between April 1, 1974 and July 1,1975.
    Budget designed for a core staff, establishing regional field offices of the Division, building the statewide EMS communications network, developing new educational programs and expanding current EMT-A training, and initiating the evaluation and data collection system are all included in the new budget.

    MIEMSS



    First Issue of the EMS Newsletter is released.
    This first issue contains a feature article summarizing the events that led up to and followed the promulgation of an Executive Order by Governor Marvin Mandel.
    Maryland EMS was divided into five Regions.
    A scheme was adopted in which the State is divided into five separate geographic regions.
    Maryland certified Emergency Medical Technicians-Ambulance and EMT-A Instructors.
    Photocopies of letters of completion, diplomas or certificates may be mailed to The Division of Emergency Medical Services, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201,
    Global Objectives of the Maryland EMS System formed.
    The Maryland Statewide EMS Program shall strive toward ensuring that every individual requiring it has the best emergency medical care according to the highest standards of the practice of medicine, regardless of his location, type of emergency, time of need, or personal circumstances.

    January 5, 1974
    Dungeons & Dragons officially released.
    March 1, 1974
    Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
    March 31, 1974
    The Godfather II wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1974
    No Pulitzer Prize for Novels was awarded.
    July 27, 1974
    Watergate Scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee adopts three articles of impeachment charging President Richard M. Nixon with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee.
    August 8, 1974
    Watergate scandal: US President Richard Nixon announces his resignation (effective August 9
    October 31, 1974
    Sean MacBride and Eisaku Sato win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 20, 1974
    The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and the Bell System.
    November 20, 1974
    The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and the Bell System.
    November 31, 1974
    The Oakland Athletics won the World Series.
    December 31, 1974
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.53

    Newsletters



    Newsletter for EMS March 1974 VOL. 1, NO. 1

    Newsletter EMS Division of Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.
    EMS Newsletter November 1974 Vol. 1, No. 2

    The Maryland EMS System has made rapid strides in the last few months. Regional Field coor- dinators have joined the DEMS staff to facilitate communication throughout the state.

    Awards / Celebrations



    Board of Medical Directors, State of Maryland CRT Certificate Board Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, EMT and Ambulance Instructor.



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    February 4, 1975
    The first successfully predicted earthquake occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
    March 9, 1975
    Color television transmissions begin in Australia
    March 31, 1975
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 30, 1975
    Vietnam War: The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon and South Vietnam surrenders unconditionally.
    April 31, 1975
    The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 1975
    Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 29, 1975
    The name "Micro-soft" (for microcomputer software) is used by Bill Gates in a letter to Paul Allen for the first time (Microsoft became a registered trademark on November 26, 1976).
    November 31, 1975
    The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series.
    December 31, 1975
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.57

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter February 1975 Vol. 2, No. 1

    Dramatic progress in the ability to care for the sick and premature newborn infant has been achieved over the past decade.
    EMS Newsletter June 1975 Vol. 2. No. 2

    What is SYSCOM and what is its role in the Statewide emergency medical services system?
    Newsletter Nov. 1975 Vol. 2, No. 3

    New specialty referral center established. The Union Memorial Hospital Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center has been established,...


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    March 31, 1976
    Rocky wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1976
    Humboldt’s Gift, by Saul Bellow, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    July 2, 1976
    North Vietnam and South Vietnam united to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - a Communist country
    July 3, 1976
    Supreme Court of the United States rules on Gregg v. Georgia and decides that death penalty is not inherently cruel or unusual and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment
    July 4, 1976
    United States Bicentennial
    August 4, 1976
    Viking program: The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
    August 4, 1976
    First outbreak of Legionnaire's disease kills 29 at the American Legion convention in Philadelphia
    October 31, 1976
    Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 2, 1976
    U.S. presidential election, 1976: Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Rudolph Ford to become first candidate from deep south to win since the Civil War
    November 31, 1976
    The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series.
    December 31, 1976
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.59

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter Jan. 1976 Vol. 3, No. 1

    Marylands EMS Communication System: ...Maryland's Emergency Medical Services Region III, are nearing completion of their portion of the Maryland EMSCS...
    EMS Newsletter April, 1976 Vol. 3, No. 2

    International EMS/Trauma Bicentennial Symposium to be held in Baltimore. "Disaster strikes Baltimore harbor".
    EMS News: August 1976 Vol. 4 No. 1

    "Good Samaritan Law Enacted", On May 17, I976, Governor Marvin Mandel signed into law new legislation significantly changing the so-called "Good Samaritan Law."
    EMS News: December 1976 Vol. 4 No. 2

    "EMT's team up with E.D. Staff", Many Emergency Medical Technicians in Region IV are currently working several hours a week as volunteers in hospital emergency departments.


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  6. Milestones



    MIEMS, The Fusion
    Maryland General Assembly combined both entities into the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services. This fusion of the Shock Trauma Center, which provided the highest level of trauma care in Maryland, and EMS field programs created a continuous spectrum of assessment and analysis of both prehospital and in-hospital care. This resulted in improved patient outcomes.

    January 1, 1977
    First woman Episcopal priest ordained.
    January 19, 1977
    Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that this occurred, and the farthest south a snowfall has been recorded in the United States.
    February 18, 1977
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle goes on its maiden "flight" while sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
    March 31, 1977
    Annie Hall wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1977
    No Pulitzer Prize was awarded.
    May 23, 1977
    Scientists report using bacteria in lab to make insulin.
    May 25, 1977
    Star Wars opens in theaters.
    July 13, 1977
    The New York City Blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and other disorder.
    August 16, 1977
    Rock singer Elvis Presley dies in Tennessee
    September 7, 1977
    Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The US agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century
    October 31, 1977
    Amnesty International wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1977
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 31, 1977
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.62

    Newsletters



    EMS News: March 1977 Vol. 4 No. 3

    DEMS & MIEM Merge, Forming MIEMS. Effective July 1, 1977, the Division of Emergency Medical Services (DEMS), the coordinator of the statewide EMS system, and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine (MIEM)
    EMS News: June 1977 Vol. 4 No. 4

    "CPR in Schools", Eighteen Maryland school systems (out of a total of 24) are currently setting up plans to include training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    Government Affairs



    Bill 852



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    January 23, 1978
    Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective
    February 23, 1978
    The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens.
    March 31, 1978
    The Deer Hunter wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1978
    Elbow Room, by James Alan McPherson, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    September 17, 1978
    Camp David peace agreement between Israel and Egypt
    September 28, 1978
    Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days papacy
    October 16, 1978
    Karol Wojty becomes a Pope John Paul II
    October 31, 1978
    Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat and Menachem Begin winsthe Nobel Peace Prize
    November 18, 1978
    Jonestown mass suicide: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his People's Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 913 die, including 276 children.
    November 31, 1978
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 31, 1978
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.63

    Newsletters



    Maryland EMS News: February 1978 Vol. 5 No. 1

    Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Newsletter VOL 5 NO 1 FEB 1978, MIEMS Initiates Skills Training Program for E.D. Physicians...
    Maryland EMS News: May 1978 Vol. 5 No. 2

    "Hospitals Offer OB, Perinatal Consultations", "Hand Center Emphasizes Total Care", "Conference to Study Airport Catastrophes".
    Maryland EMS News: July 1978 Vol. 5 No. 3

    "SYSCOM Assists EMS Personnel in Field", "Trauma Course For Nurses To Be Offered", "Scenes from Mass Casualty Exercise at BWI".
    Maryland EMS News: November 1978 Vol. 6 No. 1

    "Children Receive Specialized Care at Hopkins", "9~11 In Md.: Why Is It Important?", "EMRC Coordinates Communications For Region III Ambulances, Hospitals".


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    State Legislators Pass 9-1-1 Bill
    Maryland Legislature passed a 9-1-1 bill. Passage with the concurrences of both houses occurred during the last two minutes of the session.
    Baltimore Authors Publish Book Titled'Shocktrauma'
    Shock Trauma Paperback – February 5, 1981, Little hampton Book Services Ltd, February 5, 1981, English ISBN-10:0600203069. ISBN-13:978-0600203063.

    February 11, 1979
    Khomeini seizes power in Iran.
    February 17, 1979
    The People's Republic of China invades northern Vietnam, launching the Sino-Vietnamese War.
    March 5, 1979
    Voyager I passes Jupiter.
    March 25, 1979
    The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
    March 31, 1979
    Kramer vs. Kramer wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1979
    The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    September 1, 1979
    The American Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
    October 31, 1979
    Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 4, 1979
    Iran hostage crisis begins: 3000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (63 of whom are American). They demand that the United States send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial.
    November 31, 1979
    The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series.
    December 24, 1979
    Soviet Union invades Afghanistan
    December 31, 1979
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.86

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, VOL .6 NO. 2 JUNE 1979

    "Counties Provide Model ALS Coverage", "Med-Evac Pilots, Medics Recall Highlights of Work", "State Legislators Pass 9-1-1 Bill".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL .7 NO. 1 JULy 1979

    "Areawide Trauma Centers Mark Anniversaries", "Five New Areawide Centers Join Trauma Echelons System", "Baltimore Authors Publish Book Titled 'Shock-Trauma'".


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    The Maryland Way
    The Maryland Way manual - the first iteration of The Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services - was developed to help ensure statewide standardization for prehospital care.

    January 5, 1980
    Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer
    March 21, 1980
    President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
    March 31, 1980
    Ordinary People wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1980
    The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 7, 1980
    Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
    July 9, 1980
    Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; 7 people are crushed to death in a crowd meeting him.
    July 31, 1980
    Harry Potter, star of the 7 book series titled with his name, is born. (Fictional)
    October 31, 1980
    Adolfo Perez Esquivel wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 4, 1980
    U.S. presidential election, 1980: Republican challenger Ronald Reagan defeats incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter by a wide margin.
    November 31, 1980
    The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.
    December 8, 1980
    John Lennon is shot outside his New York apartment, by Mark Chapman.
    December 31, 1980
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.19

    Other



    Life Magazine: October 1980

    A Race Against Shock


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    Public Information / Prevention


    Race with Death



    CBS News Baltimore Profiles Maryland Shock Trauma Center (Early 1980s)



    Maryland Public television broadcast, In Person, interviews Dr R Adams Cowley about the essense and need for the Shock Trauma center and the EMS System. 1980




    Other


    INTERVIEW: Dr. R Adams Cowley on GOOD MORNING AMERICA (1980)



    WJLV-TV (Channel 12) Jacksonville Shock Trauma News Feature



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    St. Agnes Hospital Opens Chest Pain ER
    "With prompt treatment, most heart attacks are completely reversible events."

    January 20, 1981
    Ronald Reagan succeeds Jimmy Carter as President of the United States of America. Minutes after Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days - Iran hostage crisis ends.
    March 6, 1981
    After 19 years hosting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
    March 19, 1981
    Three workers are killed and five injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
    March 30, 1981
    President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., whose family had connections with the vice president. Two police officers and James Brady are also wounded.
    March 31, 1981
    Chariots of Fire wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1981
    A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 13, 1981
    Pope John Paul II is shot at and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman, as he entered St. Peter's Square in Rome to address a general audience. (Two days after Christmas in 1983, Pope John Paul went to the prison to meet and forgive his would-be assassin)
    June 5, 1981
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
    August 19, 1981
    US President Ronald Reagan appoints the first female US Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor
    October 6, 1981
    Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who were part of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization, who opposed his negotiations with Israel
    October 31, 1981
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1981
    The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.
    December 31, 1981
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.31

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 7 No. 2 April 1981

    "Neonatal Program Marks Tenth Anniversary", "Medical Control Links Medical, CRT Personnel", "Health Personnel, Parents Learn Special Neonatal Care Skills".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 8 No 1 AUG 1981

    "St. Agnes Hospital Opens Chest Pain ER", "PSA's on Diving Accidents Produced by MIEMSS".


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    Government Affairs


    INTERVIEW: Dr. R Adams Cowley and Alan Doelp on GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON (1981)



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    John H. Siegel, Cardiac Monitoring Specialist, Named Deputy Director of MIEMSS
    John H Siegel, MD, Joined MIEMSS on March 1, as the agency's new deputy d1rector, clinical director of the Shock Trauma Center, and professor of surgery at the University of Maryland.
    Poison Center Marks 30 Year Anniversary
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Poison Center. In 1954 when Maryland's first poison centers were established at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins hospitals, poison control centers were a revolutionary concept in medical care.

    March 31, 1982
    Gandhi wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1982
    Rabbit Is Rich, by John Updike, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 2, 1982
    The Weather Channel (United States) airs on cable television for the first time.
    May 30, 1982
    Cal Ripken starts the first game of what will eventually become his record-breaking consecutive games played streak of 2,632.
    July 6, 1982
    Lunar Eclipse - Umbral duration 236min and total duration 106min, the longest of the 20th century.
    July 23, 1982
    The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86
    October 31, 1982
    Alva Myrdal and Alfonso Garcia Robles win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 13, 1982
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
    November 31, 1982
    The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series.
    December 7, 1982
    First US execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
    December 26, 1982
    Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer.
    December 31, 1982
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.22

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, VOL 8 N0.2 MAY 1982

    "EMS Evaluation Possible with Statewide Registry", "Plans for New MIEMSS Building Funded".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL 8 N0.3 June 1982

    "John H. Siegel, Cardiac Monitoring Specialist, Named Deputy Director of MIEMSS", "EMT Case Reviews Improve Care, Rapport".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL.9 No.1 OCT/NOV 1982

    "MIEMSS Runs Montebello Trauma Rehab Unit", "Hagerstown Trauma Center to Expand", "Howard Co. Stations Pass Inspection; First County in State to Comply".

    Awards / Celebrations



    Board of Medical Examiners and MIEMSS CRT Instructor Certificate


    Other


    SHOCKTRAUMA The Movie(1982)



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    Two Perinatal Programs Recognized
    MIEM recognized two Perinatal Programs at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland (at that time there were not numbered Perinatal levels)
    First Child Passenger Safety Law in Maryland
    The first law required children under age 3 to be in a car seat, and children at least 3 but under age 5 to be in a car seat or seat belt.

    March 31, 1983
    Terms of Endearment wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 7, 1983
    During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk (duration: 4 hours, 10 minutes).
    April 31, 1983
    The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 18, 1983
    Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
    July 15, 1983
    The Nintendo Entertainment System goes on sale in Japan.
    October 31, 1983
    Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 2, 1983
    Martin Luther King Day: At the White House Rose Garden, President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
    November 31, 1983
    The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series.
    December 31, 1983
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.16

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 9 N0.2 FEBRUARY 1983

    "Focusing On Field Operations".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 9 NO. 3 MARCH 1983

    "Caring for High-Risk Pregnancies", "Former Patients Participate in LEEP".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 9 NO. 4 APRIL 1983

    " ALS Program Underway in Frederick County", "Regional EMS Advisory Council Minutes".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 9 NO. 5 May 1983

    Dr.R Adams Cowley presents Randolph P. Mains with the MBB Golden Hour Award. Mr Mains, chief pilot for the University of California's San Diego Medical Center, was the first to receive the award.
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 9 NO. 6 June 1983

    "Medical Use of Helicopters Weighed", "Med-Evac Agreement Signed", "Priority Dispatch System Devised".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO. 1 August 1983

    "ATT Delivers Preemie While Airborne when Mid-flight Delivery Came Unexpectedly".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO. 2 September 1983

    "Secretary Dole Sees MD EMS as Model".
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO. 3 October 1983

    Sixteen teams participated in the 1983 EMS Olympics at UMBC on September 18.
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO.4 November 1983

    "EMS Teamwork Demonstrated In Baltimore Beltway Rescue!" "Child Restraint Law: What's Acceptable?"
    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO.5 December 1983

    "ALS Equipment on BLS Units Discouraged", "Meeting ofState EMS Medical Directors", "Evaluating EMS Systems: Tools Needed".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.1 July 1985

    "New ALS Medical Protocols Take Effect","Hand Center Spurs Innovation", "New Neonatal Ambulance Speeds Responses".


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    EMS Care 84
    MIEMSS will present "EMS Care '84," a one-day educational conference in Baltimore. on Saturday, June 9.
    "Cowley Picks Board"
    R Adams Cowley, MD, director of MIEMSS, has announced appointments to the Institute's newly formed board of visitors. (December EMS Newsletter)

    January 24, 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
    March 31, 1984
    Amadeus wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 4, 1984
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
    April 31, 1984
    Ironweed, by William Kennedy, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 8, 1984
    The film Ghostbusters is released into theaters- becoming a summer blockbuster hit with the song "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. becoming a Top 40 hit.
    October 31, 1984
    Desmond Mpilo Tutu wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 6, 1984
    Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale in the U.S. presidential election. Reagan carries 49 states and Mondale manages to win only his home state of Minnesota by a mere 3,761 vote margin and the District of Columbia, an automatic given.
    November 31, 1984
    The Detroit Tigers won the World Series.
    December 19, 1984
    The People's Republic of China and United Kingdom signs the Sino-British Joint Declaration which concerns the future of Hong Kong.
    December 31, 1984
    Rajiv Gandhi becomes prime minister of India.
    December 31, 1984
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.13

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, VOL. 10 NO.6 January 1984

    "Cowley Testifies on Automatic Restraints", "Symposium on Trauma Care Innovations".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 10 No.7 February 1984

    "Wisp Ski Patrol Rescues Injured Skiers", "Evaluating EMS Systems: Injury Scores".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 10 No.8 March 1984

    "Revised Runsheet Ready for Field Use", "Region II Holds Disaster Drill", "Poison Center Marks 30 Year Anniversary".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 10 No.9 April 1984

    MIEMSS will present "EMS Care '84," a one-day educational conference in Baltimore. on Saturday, June 9.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 10 No.10 May 1984

    "Auto Accidents Among Teens Target ofPrevention Program","Lidocaine: What It Does, Why It Works","Cognitive Relearning Program Started".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 10 No.11 June 1984

    "Bus Accident Tests Region II's Disaster Plan","'Burnout' May Reflect Serious Problems","Nurses Trying to Prevent Teen Trauma".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.1 July 1984

    "Prehospital Airway Management","'Speech Pathology: New Approach to Head Injury","6 States Use Standardized EMT Exam".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.2 August1984

    "Helicopter Landing, Loading Procedures","'Statewide 911 System Set for 1985","Colella Aims to Improve Prehospital Care".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.3 September 1984

    "EMT-A Task Force Reviews Program", The State of Maryland is a national leader in the delivery of prehospital emergency care. An important aspect of this system is the training provided to volunteers and career providers of emergency medical services.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.4 October 1984

    "Region 1 in 100% Compliance with Ambulance Inspection Criteria", "For Kids Only: Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center", "Setting Voluntary National EMS Standards".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.5 November 1984

    <b>"EMS Week"</b> It was a week for "spit and polish" - bright chrome, gleaming glass, and polished steel; and it was a week for fancy dress - brown uniforms, blue uniforms, white shirts and blue shirts with badges, insignia and medals.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.6 December 1984

    <b>"Cowley Picks Board"</b> R Adams Cowley, MD, director of MIEMSS, has announced appointments to the Institute's newly formed board of visitors.


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  14. Milestones



    CHNMC Neonatal Center Added
    Md. Regional Neonatal Program Adds CHNMC Neonatal Center
    New Medical Director Named
    Ameen I. Ramzy, MD, is the new state medical director of Field Opera- tions, replacing Alasdair Conn MD.
    Dr. Marsh: Region II Medical Director
    John Marsh, MD, medical director of region II and chairman of Washington County Hospital's trauma committee.
    EMRC Marks Tenth Year of Service
    EMRC, the Region III communications link between 133 ambulances, 25 hospitals, and various specialty referral centers, is observing its tenth anniversary.

    January 1, 1985
    The first British mobile phone call is made (by Ernie Wise to Vodafone).
    February 1, 1985
    AM stereo broadcasting starts in Australia.
    February 19, 1985
    William Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart patient to leave hospital.
    March 4, 1985
    The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
    March 31, 1985
    Out of Africa wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 15, 1985
    South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.
    April 31, 1985
    Foreign Affairs, by Alison Lurie, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    July 10, 1985
    After a storm of controversy surrounding a change in its cola's formula (see New Coke), Coca-Cola re-introduces the old formula as "Coca-Cola Classic".
    October 31, 1985
    International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 19, 1985
    Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
    November 31, 1985
    The Kansas City Royals won the World Series.
    December 31, 1985
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.12

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.7 January 1985

    "CHNMC Joins Maryland EMS System", "Procedures for Prehospital Bum Care", "Dr. Morhaim: Region III Medical Director".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.8 February 1985

    "New STC Building before Legislature", "Continue CPR during Helicopter Flights", "CPR Skill Taught in Maryland Schools".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.9 March 1985

    "NASA Contract Awarded to MIEMSS", "EMS Care '85", "New Medical Director Named".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.10 April 1985

    "Law Signed for ATTs, EMT-Ps", "Dr. Marsh: Region II Medical Director".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.11 May 1985

    "Legislature OKs New Shock Trauma Building", "EMRC Marks Tenth Year of Service".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 11 No.12 June 1985

    "Legislation Affecting EMS", "...money was provided for upgrading the statewide EMS communications system...".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.1 July 1985

    "New ALS Medical Protocols Take Effect","Hand Center Spurs Innovation", "New Neonatal Ambulance Speeds Responses".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.2 August 1985

    "Skills, Fun Shared at EMS Care '85","Region W Gets New Chopper at Centreville".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.3 September 1985

    "Dr. Miltenberger Sees EMS Evolving", The role of the Region I medical director is changing dramatically. In the future , the role of the Region I medical director will be to maintain the high quality of emergency care that has been achieved and to coordinate the efforts of hospital and prehospital providers of emergency care, says Frederick W. Miltenberger, MD, medical director of Region I.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.4 October 1985

    UMAB Chancellor Helped Form NDMS, Chancellor of the University ofMary- land at Baltimore, Edward Brandt, Jr., MD, was chairman of the Principal Working Group on Health, part of the Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board that was charged by President Ronald Reagan to develop the National Disaster Medical System.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.5 November 1985

    "EMS Week Around the State", "28 Honored at EMS Awards Banquet", "EMS & AIDS: An Initial Look".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.6 December 1985

    "Volunteers Respond Expertly to Disaster", CRTs Richard Himes, Dwayne Danner, and Keith Roberson represented Maryland in the national ALS competition. (Photo by Richard T. Meagher courtesy of "Frederick News- Post. "

    Awards / Celebrations



    Board of Medical Examiners and MIEMSS EMT-P Certificate


    Public Information / Prevention


    WJZ TV 13 editorial from General Manager John Spinola, comments on the proposed funding for the new Shock Trauma Center



  15. Milestones



    Children's National Medical Center Recognized
    Children’s National Medical Center was recognized as a Maryland Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
    Study Center for EMS
    The creation of a research arm – the National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems. Senate Bill 481 also created the UMMS clinical program and the UMAB field program.

    March 9, 1986
    United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.
    March 31, 1986
    Platoon wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 13, 1986
    Pope John Paul II officially visits the Synagogue of Rome - the first time a modern Pope had visited a synagogue.
    April 26, 1986
    In Ukraine, one of the reactors at the Chornobyl (Chernobyl) nuclear plant explodes creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. 31 are killed directly by the incident, many thousands more were exposed to significant amounts of radioactive material, vast territories in Ukraine and Belarus rendered uninhabitable.
    April 31, 1986
    Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 26, 1986
    The European Community adopts the European flag.
    October 31, 1986
    Elie Wiesel wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1986
    The New York Mets won the World Series.
    December 31, 1986
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.86

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.7 January 1986

    December 20, 1985 was a celebrated milestone in the history of the Shock Trauma Center. After 10 years of struggling to make the dream of a new building for the center a reality, R Adams Cowley, MD, and his supporters finally saw ground being broken for a new seven.story construction with state- of-the-art equipment.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.8 February 1986

    "Prehospital Treatment of Chest Injuries", "EMS Support Groups Cope with Stress", "5 Neonatal Nurses Certified Nationally".
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.9 March 1986

    "Incident Command for EMS Providers", "Troopers Killed in Tragic Crash", "Shootings Can Lead to PTSD"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.10 April 1986

    "Update on EMS Malpractice Insurance", "Special Care Needs of Elderly Patients", "Learning to Cope with Grief & Mourning"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No.11 May 1986

    "EMS Care ,86 Highlights", "Some Disasters Not Psychologically Damaging", "ED Appraisal for Behavioral Emergencies"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 12 No. 12 June 1986

    "EMT-A Program Changes", "Conference Focus: Disasters, Terrorism, Mass Casualty Incidents", "Rescue Dogs Assist Earthquake Victims"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 1 July 1986

    "Trauma Center Dedicated in PG County", "Sister Cities Sign Exchange Agreement", "High Schools Train First Responders"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 2 August 1986

    "Hazardous Materials Incident Response", "Poisoning from Snakes, Spiders, Plants"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 3 September 1986

    "Coping with Hurricane Gloria", "Role of Commerical Ambos", "If Preemies Need Prolonged Care"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 4 October 1986

    "NDMS Exercise '86", "The simulated disaster occurred on July 26 in Novak Field House on the campus of Prince Georges Community College in Largo, Maryland . The scenario began a drill (NDMS '86) of emergency response systems in the local jurisdictions and at the federal level. The exercise was conducted through the cooperation of various agencies, including MIEMSS, United States military branches, the US Public Health Service, and the Prince Georges County Fire Department."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 5 November 1986

    "EMS Week around the State"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 6 December 1986

    "Congress Designates NSC", "Child Calls 911 to Save Dad"


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  16. MIEMSS



    EMSC Grant
    Maryland was 1 of only 8 states to receive federal demonstration funding – “Development of Model EMS for Children’s Program” (and we have consistently received funding from HRSA MCHB in EMSC category since that date)

    January 3, 1987
    Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    February 11, 1987
    US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
    March 31, 1987
    The Last Emperor wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1987
    A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 11, 1987
    The first heart-lung transplant takes place (Baltimore, Maryland).
    October 19, 1987
    Black Monday: stock market falls sharply around the world.
    October 31, 1987
    Oscar Arias Sanchez wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    December 31, 1987
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.90

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 7 February 1987

    "Rescuers Respond to Train Wreck", "Amtrak's passenger train "Colonial," carrying 610 persons on the Newport News to Boston run, collided with a Conrail multi-engine train in Chase, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon January 4, 1987. The first Baltimore County fire and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and initiated (within minutes) the fire department's disaster plan for additional medical and transporting units to handle an estimated 200 patients."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 8 March 1987

    "Legislators Report On Med-Evac Program", "Planning for Haz Mat Management"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 9 April/May 1987

    "Amtrak-Conrail Train Crash", "BCFD Incident Command System", "Communications Essential to Rescue", "Helicopter Transport: Coop. Effort", "Rescue Efforts Continue for 10 Hrs"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 13 No. 10 June 1987

    "Ramzy Named EMS Director", "Role of Blood Donations at STC", "Research on Poisonings in Elderly"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 1 July 1987

    "Trauma Registry Enhances Patient Care", "How to Assess Medical Emergencies", "Many Participate in BWI Disaster Drill"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 2 August 1987

    "AIDS: A Guide for EMS", "The purpose of this newsletter 1s to provide information to EMS providers about the AIDS virus, the diseases caused by this virus, and how they relate to the performance of EMS duties."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 3 September 1987

    "Dedication Ceremony for Helicopter 7", "Boat Equipped for Rescues on Lake", "Pediatric Trauma: Treatment of Shock"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 4 October 1987

    "Phoenix Hospital Evacuated after Fire", "Aeromedical Director Named", "Report on Injury Prevention ls Issued"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 5 November 1987

    "EMS Week around the State: Caring ls What We Do Best", "39 Honored at EMS Awards Banquet"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 6 December 1987

    "Prehospital Treatment of Hypothermia", "Pediatric Trauma: Airway Management", "Radio Frequency Assigned to Helicopters"


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  17. Milestones



    Maryland Child Passenger Safety Law update
    The Maryland General Assembly made several updates to the CPS Law, most notably added a $25 fine for violators, and required that the MD Dept of Transportation and the Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene jointly create and implement "The Child Safety Seat Program" to promote the law and educate the public. This program would become "Maryland Kids in Safety Seats." (MD KISS)

    January 3, 1988
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
    March 31, 1988
    Rain Man wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 12, 1988
    Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
    April 31, 1988
    Beloved, by Toni Morrison, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 15, 1988
    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: After more than eight years of fighting, the Red Army begins its withdraw from Afghanistan.
    August 20, 1988
    Iran-Iraq war finished, costing an estimated 1 million lives.
    October 31, 1988
    United Nations Peacekeeping Forces wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 18, 1988
    War on Drugs: US President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law providing the death penalty for murderous drug traffickers.
    November 31, 1988
    The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.
    November 31, 1988
    The Minnesota Twins won the World Series.
    December 21, 1988
    Pan Am flight 103 is blown up by Libyan terrorists over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 259 on board and 11 on the ground.
    December 31, 1988
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.90

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 7 January 1988

    "Disaster Drill Focuses On Hazardous Materials", "As smoke billowed from the main deck of the Cape Decision, fire trucks and EMS vehicles sped to the dock at the Ft. McHenry shipyard in south Baltimore. Thus began the November 4th drill of the Baltimore City Hazardous Materials Action Plan, which was sponsored by the Mayor's Hazardous Materials Advisory Council (HMAC) and the Southern Baltimore Industrial Mutual Aid Plan (SBIMAP)." The exercise planning encompassed three facets of emergency response: fire suppression was coordinated by the Baltimore City Fire Department (Chief Joseph Spadaro); the hazmat incident was coordinated by the Baltimore County Fire Department (Deputy Chief James Judge); and the medical response at Ft. McHenry was coordinated by MIEMSS (William E. Clark, director of EMS field operations ).
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 8 February 1988

    "10th National Trauma Symposium", "Where Have All the Nurses Gone?", "Cowley Wins National Award"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 9 March 1988

    "Pediatric Critical Illness Studied", "Prehospital Liability: How to Protect Yourself", "Relationship of Alcohol and Trauma Studied"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 10 April 1988

    "Caring for Spinal Cord Injury", "Spinal injuries can be among the most devastating of human injuries. In this edition of the Maryland EMS News, we have focused on the entire range of the trauma/ EMS system which impacts on the care of spinal injured patients. These aspects include prehospital care of patients with suspected spinal injury, acute in hospital care, rehabilitation of patients with these injuries, prevention programs, and the range of support services and research that is being done in these areas."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 11 May 1988

    "Questions Frequently Asked by EMTs About Continuing Education and Recertification", Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Focuses on Research and Treatment", "Resource Network for Head Injured"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 14 No. 12 June 1988

    "EMS System: 15th Anniversary", "In this issue of the Maryland EMS News- we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of our statewide EMS system. On February 26, 1973, then Governor Marvin Mandel signed the Executive Order which created the Division of Emergency Medical Services, responsible for developing and implementing a statewide EMS system, and which also established the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine (Shock Trauma Center) as the clinical hub of the EMS system."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 1 July 1988

    "SAFE KIDS: Effort to Prevent Injury", "Injuries from Unstable ATVs", "Marijuana Use Before Time of Injury"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 2 August 1988

    "Trauma Center Ship Ready for Duty", "Nurses in the Neurotrauma Center Provide Multifaceted Patient Care", "Helmet Use Urged for Bicycle Safety"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 3 September 1988

    "A Day in the Life of Maryland EMS", "This issue of the Maryland EMS News presents a pictorial look at emergency medical services."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 4 October 1988

    "CISD: Help for Coping with Stress", "Washington County HazMat Team Prepared for Chemical Emergency", "Statewide Hurricane Drill Successful"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 5 November 1988

    "Hospice Protocol Developed", "Why Do I Volunteer in EMS?"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 6 December 1988

    "Celebrating Maryland EMS Week", "23 Honored at EMS Awards Banquet"


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    Government Affairs


    1988 WBAL-TV News Report Describing Maryland's Need for New Helicopters



  18. Milestones



    First Free Standing Trauma Center
    The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center was dedicated in 1989 as the first free-standing trauma center in the country.

    January 20, 1989
    George Herbert Walker Bush succeeds Ronald Wilson Reagan as President of the United States of America.
    January 24, 1989
    Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair
    March 2, 1989
    12 European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end century.
    March 31, 1989
    Driving Miss Daisy wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1989
    Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    July 5, 1989
    The television show Seinfeld premiers.
    July 26, 1989
    A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
    October 31, 1989
    The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1989
    The Oakland Athletics won the World Series.
    December 31, 1989
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.00

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 7 January 1989

    "New Shock Trauma Building to Open", "February 13 is the date set for the new R Adams Cowley, MD, Shock Trauma Center to receive its first patients. The new building is named after Dr. R Adams Cowley, the founder and director of MIEMSS, who pioneered the Shock Trauma Center and Maryland's EMS system. The MIEMSS Shock Trauma Center is the hub of the Maryland EMS system, which treats the most critically injured in the state and also serves as specialty referral centers for head and spinal cord injured patients and for patients needing hyperbaric medicine."
    EMS Newsletter, Special Edition January 1989

    "Update on Infectious Diseases", "Although the scientific information on AIDS remains basically the same as that discussed in the August 1987 "AIDS: A Guide/or EMS," we are providing an "update" in response to your questions. This "update" offers further information on the spread and control of infectious diseases, focusing on hepatitis B as well as AIDS."
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 8 February 1989

    "New Skin Transplant Procedure Offers Hope To Burn Patients", "EMS Response to Bleacher Collapse"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 9 March 1989

    "SYSCOM, EMRC Merge: Now in Dunning Hall", "First Dauphin Operational April 7", "Baby Born in New Shock Trauma Center"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 10 April 1989

    "Medical Response to Ramstein AFB Disaster: Lessons to Be Learned", "Treating Trauma In Rural Areas"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 11 May 1989

    "Grappling with Problem of Drunk Driving", "A Look at Maryland's 365 N-1 Dauphin 2", "Safety Guidelines For Personnel Approaching The New 365 N-1Dauphin 2"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 15 No. 12 June 1989

    "New Helicopter Dedicated, Put into Service", " Volunteerism...Volunteerism...Volunteerism"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 1 July 1989

    "Interagency Cooperation: Key to Maritime Disaster Drill", "Looking at Special Needs of Pediatric Trauma Patients", "MIEMSS Develops Computerized Patient Tracking System"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 2 August 1989

    "Helping Hand Trauma Patients Reenter the Job Market", "EMS Coverage at Whitewater Championships"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 3 September/October 1989

    "Early Cardiac Care Crucial to Prevent Permanent Damage", "Maryland EMS Where Are We?"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 4 November 1989

    "Celebrating EMS Week Throughout Maryland", "27 Honored at EMS Awards Banquet"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 5 December 1989

    New Aeromedical Director Named, Dr. Douglas Floccare", "Treating Accidental Hypothermia"


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  19. Milestones



    Evidence Based Protocols
    MIEMSS created a system for developing evidence-based EMS protocols

    January 10, 1990
    Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.
    February 7, 1990
    Collapse of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly of power.
    March 28, 1990
    President George H. W. Bush presents Jesse Owens with the Congressional Gold Medal.
    March 31, 1990
    Dances With Wolves wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1990
    The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, by Oscar Hijuelos, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    August 2, 1990
    Gulf War: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
    October 15, 1990
    Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
    October 31, 1990
    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1990
    The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series.
    December 31, 1990
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.15

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 6 February 1990

    "Looking at Violence and EMS", "Examining and Interpreting Gunshot Wounds", "Penetrating Trauma, Drugs, AIDS"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 8 April 1990

    "Transporting Children in Ambulances", "Standardized Radio Equipment", "Electronic Flight-Following Implemented"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 9 May 1990

    "CDC Issues Guidelines for Use of AZT", "PG County Promotes Citizen CPR Training", "EMS at a Summer Resort"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 10 June 1990

    "Focusing on Summer Emergencies", "Water Sports Can Cause Spinal Injuries", "Prehospital Response to Heat Emergencies", "Recognizing and Treating Scuba Diving Injuries", "Dealing with Patients Struck by Lightning"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 16 No. 7 March 1990

    Flynn Named MIEMSS Director, New Guidelines for Ground-Based Providers On Med-Evac Flights, A TS Annual Meeting To Be Held in May.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 1 July 1990

    Emergency Readiness Drill at BWI Airport, Med-Channel Radio Coverage Enhanced, MIEMSS Team Studies High Altitude Illness.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 2 September 1990

    Evaluating Maryland's Safety Belt Use Law, EMERGENCY RESCUE GUIDELINES FOR AIR BAG-EQUIPPED CARS, EMS Week Celebration: September 16-22.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 3 October 1990

    Cellular Phones: Right for EMS Communications?, Dedicating Cumberland's New Hangar, Responding to Far01-Related Accidents.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 4 November 1990

    22 Honored at EMS Awards Banquet, PGHC Holds Trauma Patient Reunion Dinner, Operation Homecoming at BWI.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 5 December 1990

    EMRC Upgraded; Moves to New Quarters, A Bit of EMRC History, Maintenance Suggestions for LifePak 5s.


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    Leadership


    Tribute to Dr. R Adams Cowley (1990)



  20. Milestones



    PALS
    PALS (American Heart Association training program – Pediatric Advanced Life Support course) Training Center @ UMMS
    Updates to Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law
    The 1991 legislative changes to the CPS law were to change the requirement for using a car seat to under age 4 or weighing 40 pounds or less. Children greater than 40 pounds and less than 10 years old must use a car seat or a seat belt.

    February 4, 1991
    The Baseball Hall of Fame votes to ban Pete Rose.
    February 5, 1991
    A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.
    March 31, 1991
    The Silence of the Lambs wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1991
    Rabbit at Rest, by John Updike, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    August 6, 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the "World Wide Web."
    September 22, 1991
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time, by the Huntington Library.
    October 31, 1991
    Aung San Suu Kyi wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1991
    The Minnesota Twins won the World Series.
    December 31, 1991
    Soviet Union officially ceases to exist.
    December 31, 1991
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.14

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 6 January 1991

    EMS Responds to Tornado in Reisterstown, MCISD Members Honored at Training Session, The 6th STC Gala to Be Held.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 7 March 1991

    Focusing on Cardiac Emergencies, Maryland Certified Monitor /Defibrillators, Data on Cardiac Arrests in Maryland.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 8 April 1991

    Bicycle Safety for Bicyclists & Motorists, Ambo Lab in Anne Arundel FD, 'Always Buckle Children' Campaign.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 9 May 1991

    Region I Analyzes Response Times, EMT Recruitment: Some Success Stories, Cecil Co.: Computerized Quality Assurance.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 10 June 1991

    Straight Talk on Prevention (STOP) Program, 6th Nat'I Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, Jurisdictions Join in Haz Mat Drill.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 18 No. 1 July/August 1991

    EMS Week Activities in Maryland, MIEMSS Honors 29 with EMS Week Awards, For Heroic Rescues and Distinguished Service.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 18 No. 2 September 1991

    State of Maryland, An Assessment of Emergency Medical Service.


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  21. Milestones



    State Pediatric Medical Director Established
    Position of the State Pediatric Medical Director established and filled by Dr. J. Alex Haller
    Dr. Kimball Maull: New Director of MIEMSS
    Kimball I. Maull, MD, has been on board as director of MIEMSS since February 10. In this position, he heads the state EMS system , which is part of the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB), as well as the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).

    January 26, 1992
    Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia is going to stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
    February 18, 1992
    Iraq disarmament crisis: The Executive Chairman of UNSCOM details Iraq's refusal to abide by UN Security Council disarmament resolutions.
    March 31, 1992
    Unforgiven wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1992
    A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 16, 1992
    STS-49: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely after a successful maiden voyage.
    October 31, 1992
    Rigoberta Menchu Tum wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 3, 1992
    Bill Clinton defeats George H. W. Bush and H. Ross Perot in the U.S. presidential election.
    November 11, 1992
    The Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
    November 31, 1992
    The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series.
    December 31, 1992
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.13

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 18 No. 3 January 1992

    Maryland's Emergency Medical Services?, Dr. Cowley - MIEMSS Founder, EMS & Trauma Pioneer, Bidding Farewell, Paying Tribute to Dr. Cowley.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 1 July/August 1992

    The Maryland EMS System Survives, 33 Receive MIEMSS Awards During EMS Week, Dr. Kimball Maull: New Director of MIEMSS
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 2 November 1992

    New EMS Leadership Team at MIEMSS, Dr. Alcorta, Dr. Floccare, Dr. Haller; Saving Lives of Patients & Providers.


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  22. Milestones



    EMSC State Enhancement Grant
    EMSC State Enhancement Grant (HRSA MCHB) funded from 1993 into 1997
    MIEMSS became an independent state agency
    MIEMSS became an independent state agency and created the State EMS Board and Statewide EMS Advisory Council with dedicated funding through vehicle license registration fees that supplied financial resources for MIEMSS, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, the Amos Fund, and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. .

    MIEMSS



    EMS for Children Established
    MIEMSS established an EMSC Office and the first Pediatric Emergency Medical Advisory Committee was held (and has met consistently since with change in bylaws, membership and schedules. But never missing a year!)

    January 1, 1993
    IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992 which is the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history
    January 18, 1993
    For the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is officially observed in all 50 United States states
    January 20, 1993
    Bill Clinton succeeds George H. W. Bush as President of the United States of America
    February 26, 1993
    World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center goes off, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
    March 31, 1993
    Schindler's List wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 22, 1993
    In Washington, DC, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated
    April 31, 1993
    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 27, 1993
    US President Bill Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in the Al-Mansur District, Baghdad, in response to the attempted assassination of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait in mid-April
    October 31, 1993
    Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1993
    The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series.
    December 31, 1993
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.11

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 3 January 1993

    New Hyperbaric Chamber at MIEMSS, EMS Means Emergency Medical Services, Funding Maryland's EMS System.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 4 February 1993

    There Are Two Shock Trauma Centers, Training Prehospital Providers in ETI, Commercial Ambulance Licensing Program.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 5 May 1993

    EMS Week: May 23 - 29, 1993; A Salute to All EMS Providers, Perspectives on the Consolidation of Shock Trauma, . . . and University of Maryland Areawide Trauma Center.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 6 June/July 1993

    Governor Signs House Bill 1222 Restructuring MIEMSS, On May 27, Governor William Donald Schaefer signed House Bill 1222 ("Emergency Medical Services") that changes the relationship between the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The law goes into effect July 1, 1993.
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 1 August 1993

    Governor Names DeVries EMS Board Chairman, Head Injuries: Epidemic of Youth, Prehospital Management of Pediatric Head Injury


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    January 1, 1994
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
    March 31, 1994
    Forrest Gump wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1994
    The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 12, 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
    June 15, 1994
    Israel and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations
    October 31, 1994
    Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 5, 1994
    A letter by former US President Ronald Reagan is released that announces he has Alzheimer's disease
    November 31, 1994
    The World Series was not played in 1994.
    December 19, 1994
    A planned exchange rate correction of the Mexican Peso to the US Dollar, becomes a massive financial meltdown in Mexico, unleashing the 'Tequila' effect on global financial markets. This will prompt a USD 50 billion 'bailout' by the Clinton administration.
    December 31, 1994
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.11

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 3 January 1994

    "EMS Advisory Council Appointed By Governor William Donald Schaefer", "St. Mary's County Records First Save with AED"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 4 February 1994

    "8 of the Top 1,000 Items Impacting EMS Today", "Treating Patients With Severe Burns, What Prehospital Providers Should Do", "Maryland's Child Passenger Restraint Law"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 5 March 1994

    "Tuberculosis: Infectious Threat Reemerges", "Poison Prevention Tips", "A New EMS? Changes Are Ahead"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 6 April/May 1994

    "Hand Center: Patient Care, Training, Research", "Number of Firearm Injuries, Deaths Still Climbing", "New Feedback Program for Prehospital Providers Implemented at Prince George's Trauma Center"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 7 June 1994

    "EMS Week Activities Throughout Maryland", "26 EMS Award Recipients Honored by MIEMSS"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 1 October 1994

    "Governor Schaefer Names Dr. Robert Bass MIEMSS Executive Director", "EMS on Smith Island", "2 Honored for Cecil County EMT-P Program"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 2 November 1994

    "How Does Increasing Violence Affect Emergency Care?", "EMS Survival Skills: Protecting Yourself", "Toys: How Can They Be Hazardous for Children?"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 3 December 1994

    "Teaching Safety at Children's Village", "If You Suspect Child Abuse", "Dr. Adkins To Retire"


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  24. Milestones



    Regional Pediatric Medical Directors
    Appointment of 5 Regional Pediatric Medical Directors (volunteer positions)
    American Academy Pediatric Representative
    American Academy Pediatric Representative added to SEMSAC through the EMS Law amendment

    February 9, 1995
    Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. makes history as the first African American astronaut to walk in space
    February 23, 1995
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 30.28 to close at 4,003.33 -- The Dow's first ever close above 4,000.
    March 31, 1995
    Braveheart wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 19, 1995
    Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma city was bombed. 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals and 19 children, were killed.
    April 31, 1995
    The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    July 27, 1995
    In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated
    August 24, 1995
    Microsoft releases Windows 95
    October 31, 1995
    Joseph Rotblat and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1995
    The Florida Marlins won the World Series.
    December 31, 1995
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.15

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 4 January 1995

    "New Dauphins Dedicated", "Treating the Sexual Assault Victim", "Voluntary Ambulance Inspection Program Updated"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 5 February/March 1995

    "MSP Med-Evac Program Marks 25 Years", "Recognizing CO Poioning"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 6 April/May 1995

    "Critical Incident Stress Management", "New EMS Palliative Care/DNR Protocol Approved"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 21 No. 7 June/July 1995

    "61 Honored at Stars for Life Reception During EMS Week", "Prehospital Providers Play Key Role in Treatment of Eye Trauma"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 1 October 1995

    "Objectives in EMS Plan", "800 Line for MIEMSS"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 2 December 1995

    "Maryland US&R TF Team Responds to Oklahoma City", "Maryland's First Commercial Med-Evac Helicopter Transport"

    Facilities



    MIEMSS New Building Plans MIEMSS New Building Plans (rear)



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  25. Milestones



    Pediatric Base Station Consultation Centers
    Pediatric Base Station Consultation Centers designated at JHCC and CNMC
    Pediatric Quality Improvement Committee
    Pediatric Quality Improvement Committee established
    Update to Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law
    The 1996 updates stated that definitions of "Child Safety Seat" and "Seat belt" needed to follow Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Additionally the requirements to use a car seat changed to children under the age of 4 years, regardless of the child's weight, or weighs 40 pounds or less, regardless of age, and any child under 16 years must be in a car seat or seat belt.

    January 20, 1996
    Yasser Arafat is elected president of the Palestinian Authority.
    March 31, 1996
    The English Patient wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 10, 1996
    United States President Bill Clinton vetos a bill that would have banned partial-birth abortion.
    April 31, 1996
    Independence Day, by Richard Ford, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 20, 1996
    Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.
    October 14, 1996
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 40.62 to close at 6,010.00 -- The Dow's first close above 6,000.
    October 31, 1996
    Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 5, 1996
    U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democrat incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term.
    November 31, 1996
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 31, 1996
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.23

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 3 February 1996

    "MAIS Runsheet & Report Update", "Guarding Against Medication Deterioration"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 4 March 1996

    "Update on Emergency Medical Dispatch in MD", "EMT-Basic Curriculum To Be Implemented", "1st AED Program in Region III"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 5 May 1996

    "New EMT-P Curriculum", "Minor Revisions Made to DNR Form", "Taking a New Approach to Pediatric Emergencies"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 23 No. 1 November 1996

    "MIEMSS Breaks Ground for New Building", "MIEMSS broke ground on September 10 for a new five-story building at 653 W Pratt Street. The new building, to be designed by Kann & Associates and built by Turner Construction Company, will allow more space for the training of paramedics and EMTs. The current Dunning Hall building that houses MIEMSS will be torn down and replaced with a new University of Maryland clinical building for women's and children 's health programs, surgical services, and a new emergency room. At the groundbreaking for the new MIEMSS building are (1-r) John Murphy (Administrative Director, MIEMSS), Chief Michael F X O'Connell, Jr. (Anne Arundel County Fire Department), Willie Blair, MD (EMS Board), Dennis Jones, RN (EMS Board), Steve Cox (President, Maryland State Firemen's Association), Victor Broccolino (EMS Board), Chief John Frazier (EMS Board), Bernie Koman (Statewide EMS Advisory Council), Donald DeVries, Jr , Esq . (Chairman, EMS Board), Robert R. Bass, MD (Executive Director, MIEMSS), Murray Kalish, MD (Statewide EMS Advisory Council), Capt. Milton Harrod (Statewide EMS Advisory Council), and Capt. Donald Lewis (Maryland State Police)."


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  26. Milestones



    EMSC State Partnership Grant
    EMSC State Partnership Grant (HRSA MCHB) funded from 1997 into 2027 (there were competitive renewals every 3-5 years)
    PALS Training Centers Established
    PALS training centers established at JHCC and in each EMS Region

    MIEMSS



    New State Pediatric Medical Director
    Dr. Joseph Wright

    January 22, 1997
    Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the United States Senate.
    February 9, 1997
    The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series.
    February 13, 1997
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44
    March 31, 1997
    Titanic wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1997
    Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    July 1, 1997
    The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China
    July 17, 1997
    The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business
    August 31, 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to a hospital after a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 4:00 the next morning.
    October 27, 1997
    Stock markets around the world crash because of a global economic crisis scare. The Dow Jones Industrial Average follows suit and plummets 554.26, or 7.18%, to 7,161.15. The points loss exceeds the loss from Black Monday. Officials at the New York Stock Exchange for the first time invoke the "circuit breaker" rule to stop trading (this was a very controversial move and prompted a quick change in the rule; trading stops will only occur when the DJIA drops at least 10 or 20 percent) (see October 27, 1997 mini-crash).
    October 31, 1997
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Jody Williams win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1997
    The Florida Marlins won the World Series.
    December 31, 1997
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.23

    Newsletters



    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 23 No. 2 January 1997

    "R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 23 No. 3 February/March 1997

    "Enhanced Training, Certification for Emergency Medical Dispatchers", "Courses for Medical Support to Tactical Law Enforcement Teams", "Preparing for Wilderness Rescues"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 23 No. 4 July/August 1997

    "Celebrating EMS Week in Maryland", "Maryland EMS Awards"
    EMS Newsletter, Vol. 24 No. 1 December 1997

    "Testing Local Resources", "FYI: Quality Assurance", "Helmet Removal Protocol Update"

    Facilities



    MIEMSS New Building



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  27. Milestones



    MIEMSS Moves into New Building
    The relocation of MIEMSS headquarters to its current facility in Baltimore, 653 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore MD, 21201.

    MIEMSS



    Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Initiated
    MIEMSS EMSC in partnership with Maryland ENA initiated the Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) in Maryland and developed a team of instructors

    February 6, 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    February 23, 1998
    Osama bin Laden publishes fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.
    March 4, 1998
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
    March 23, 1998
    At the Academy Awards ceremony Titanic wins 11 Oscars
    March 31, 1998
    Shakespeare in Love wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1998
    American Pastoral, by Philip Roth, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 18, 1998
    United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft
    August 17, 1998
    Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship
    September 7, 1998
    Google Inc. is founded.
    October 31, 1998
    John Hume and David Trimble wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 1998
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 31, 1998
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.06


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    DNR Program



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    February 12, 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial
    March 25, 1999
    The Melissa worm attacks the Internet.
    March 31, 1999
    American Beauty wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 1999
    The Hours, by Michael Cunningham, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 3, 1999
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time. It closes at 11,014.70.
    October 31, 1999
    Medecins Sans Frontieres wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 20, 1999
    The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft
    November 31, 1999
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 29, 1999
    Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed several times in the chest by Michael Anram, who had broken into his home. Harrison's wife wrestles the knife out the assailant's hand before the police arrives. The man apparently believed that Harrison was the devil. He was later charged with attempted murder
    December 31, 1999
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.17


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    Paramedic Unit, PGCC EMRC EMRC Staff Doctor on Radio with EMRC Prince Georges County FIRE/EMS Patch



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  29. Milestones



    Contracted Regional Pediatric Medical Directors
    Positions for 5 Regional Pediatric Medical Directors become contract positions
    Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professions Course Created
    Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professions (PEPP) Course from AAP rolled out and implemented in Maryland (consistently offered every year into 2023)

    January 1, 2000
    Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world. Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that had been predicted
    March 31, 2000
    Gladiator wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2000
    Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 2000
    Kim Dae-jung wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 7, 2000
    U.S. presidential election, 2000: Republican challenger George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
    November 7, 2000
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office
    November 16, 2000
    Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting US President to visit Vietnam
    November 31, 2000
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 28, 2000
    U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
    December 31, 2000
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.51


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    VAIP Seal of Excellence.



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  30. Milestones



    Maryland EMSC State Achievement Award
    Maryland EMSC State Achievement Award presented by HRSA
    EMS for Children Day Established
    EMS for Children Day established nationally and in Maryland Press release
    Maryland EMSC State Achievement Award
    Maryland EMSC State Achievement Award presented by HRSA
    Child Passenger Safety & Occupant Protection Healthcare Project
    The Child Passenger Safety & Occupant Protection Healthcare Project was funded by the MD Highway Safety Office for the first time, to capitalize on MIEMSS' connections with hospitals and EMS Clinicians. Joan Tetrault started as the first coordinator, in 2002.

    MIEMSS



    New State Pediatric Medical Director
    Dr. Allen Walker
    EMSC / Safe Kids Grant
    EMSC / Safe Kids received MHSO Child Passenger Safety Healthcare Grant (funded 2001-2024)

    February 19, 2001
    A Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
    March 24, 2001
    Apple Computer's Mac OS X v10.0 is released.
    March 31, 2001
    A Beautiful Mind wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 1, 2001
    In the Netherlands, the Act on the Opening up of Marriage goes into effect. The Act allows same-sex couples to legally marry for the first time in the world.
    April 31, 2001
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    September 11, 2001
    Around 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
    October 23, 2001
    Apple Computer releases the now famous iPod.
    October 31, 2001
    United Nations (U.N.) and Kofi Annan win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 13, 2001
    War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States
    November 31, 2001
    The Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series.
    December 27, 2001
    The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.


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    MEMA Control Room



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  31. Milestones



    First EMSC Star of Life Award
    Karen Hardingham received the first EMS for Children Star of Life (has been an annual award since then)
    Update to Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law
    The 2002 General Assembly changed the law to state that "Child safety seat" includes boosters, and changed the requirement for a child using a car seat to be under age 6 regardless of weight, or weighs 40 pounds or less, regardless of age.

    March 1, 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins
    March 31, 2002
    Chicago wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2002
    Empire Falls, by Richard Russo, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 2, 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.S. Congress passes a joint resolution which explicitly authorizes the President to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate.
    October 31, 2002
    Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 25, 2002
    US President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947 (the Senate passed the bill 90-9 on November 19).
    November 31, 2002
    The Anaheim Angels won the World Series
    December 31, 2002
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.36


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    911 Operator, Anne Arundel County 911 Center, Anne Arundel County



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    February 1, 2003
    The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
    March 19, 2003
    First American bombs dropped on Baghdad, Iraq. President Saddam Hussein and his sons do not comply with President Bush's 48 hour mandate demanding their exit from Iraq.
    March 31, 2003
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2003
    Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 4, 2003
    Martha Stewart and her broker are indicted for using privileged investment information and then obstructing a federal investigation. Stewart also resigned as chairperson and chief executive officer of Martha Stewart Living.
    October 31, 2003
    Shirin Ebadi wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 26, 2003
    Last ever flight by Concorde.
    December 13, 2003
    Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
    December 31, 2003
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.59


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  33. Milestones



    Maryland Risk Watch Community Established
    MIEMSS EMSC and the OSFM (office of the state fire marshal) established the Maryland Risk Watch Community in 5 counties (now grown to 20)
    EMSC National Heroes Award
    EMSC National Heroes Award presented by HRSA to Maryland EMSC team

    MIEMSS



    Right Care When It Counts Awards Established
    Right Care When It Counts Awards were established for Children and Youth (and have been awarded since then)

    February 12, 2004
    Same sex marriage in the United States: The City and County of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an act of civil disobedience
    March 31, 2004
    Million Dollar Baby wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2004
    The Known World, by Edward P. Jones, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 6, 2004
    The final episode of Friends airs on NBC, drawing an estimated 52 million viewers in North America
    October 31, 2004
    Wangari Muta Maathai wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 2, 2004
    U.S. presidential election: President George W. Bush defeats Senator John Kerry. Republicans make gains in the House and Senate.
    November 31, 2004
    The Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
    December 14, 2004
    The world's tallest bridge, the Millau bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains, France is opened by President Jacques Chirac.
    December 26, 2004
    The strongest earthquake in 40 years originates from the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia, measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale and creating tsunami tidal waves that sweep across much of the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. At least 290,000 people from South Asia to as far as Somalia in Africa are confirmed to be dead.
    December 31, 2004
    The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 508 metres or 1,676 feet.
    December 31, 2004
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.88


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    911 Operator, Anne Arundel County 911 Center, Anne Arundel County



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    February 10, 2005
    North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States
    March 1, 2005
    The US Supreme Court rules the death penalty unconstitutional for juveniles who committed their crimes under age 18.
    March 31, 2005
    Crash wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 2, 2005
    Pope John Paul II, dies
    April 31, 2005
    Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 19, 2005
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released, effectively completing the Star Wars movie saga begun by George Lucas in 1977.
    July 24, 2005
    Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas wins an unprecedented 7th consecutive Tour de France cycling title.
    October 31, 2005
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Mohamed ElBaradei win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2005
    The Chicago White Sox won the World Series
    December 31, 2005
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.30

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2005

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.

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    Carroll County 911 Center Carroll County 911 Center (2)



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    January 1, 2006
    Russia Cuts Off Gas to Ukraine
    January 3, 2006
    Forty-fifth anniversary of the severance of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties
    January 3, 2006
    Iran Says It Will Resume Nuclear Research
    January 4, 2006
    Insurgents Launch Several Attacks in Iraq (Jan. 4 et seq.): More than 50 people are killed in central Iraq by suicide bombers and car bombs. About 30 Shiites die in an attack on a funeral in Miqdadiya. (Jan. 5): Suicide bombers kill about 130 Shiite pilgrims in Karbala. Another 50 men, who were lined up to apply for jobs with the police force, die in Ramadi. (Jan. 9): Two suicide bombers carrying police badges blow themselves up near a celebration at the Police Academy in Baghdad, killing nearly 20 police officers. Al-Qaeda in Iraq takes responsibility.
    January 10, 2006
    Following the abduction of two of its soldiers by an extremist Lebanese organization, Israel attacked infrastructure in Lebanon including roads, bridges, and airports.
    January 19, 2006
    Bin Laden Warns U.S. (Jan. 19): After a year of silence, Osama bin Laden says al-Qaeda is planning to attack the United States. He also extends a truce, but does not provide any details of its terms.
    January 19, 2006
    Bush Calls for Expansion of Armed Forces (Dec. 19): President says military is strained and needs to increase the number of ground troops.
    January 26, 2006
    Former President Ford Dies (Dec. 26): Gerald Ford, the 38th president, dies at age 93. He was the oldest living president. Ford was appointed by vice president, after Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973, and president, after President Nixon resigned in 1974.
    January 31, 2006
    Bush Addresses the Nation (Jan. 31): In his fifth State of the Union speech, the president denounces Iran, calling it a country <em>"held hostage by a small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people."</em> He also attacks Democrats for questioning the war in Iraq and urges Americans to end their "addiction" to oil, calling on the country to replace 75% of oil imports from the Middle East with ethanol and other energy sources.
    February 4, 2006
    Atomic Energy Board to Report Iran to the UN (Feb. 4): At an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, board members vote to refer Iran to the Security Council, citing its continued nuclear activity. (Feb. 6): Iran formally tells the IAEA that it will not be allowed to inspect Iran's facilities and that Iran will resume enrichment of uranium.
    February 6, 2006
    Bush Releases Budget Proposal (Feb. 6): Plan, costing $2.77 trillion, calls for increasing defense and homeland security budgets by 6.9% and 1.3%, respectively, and cutting several domestic programs, including education, Medicare, and farming.
    February 15, 2006
    House Releases Critical Report on Katrina Response (Feb. 15): The 520-page document, titled "A Failure of Initiative," finds that the reaction to the disaster was inept at every level of government. "Our report is a litany of mistakes, misjudgments, lapses, and absurdities all cascading together," the report says.
    March 16, 2006
    U.S. Launches Large Assault in Iraq (March 16): Troops target insurgents near Sunni-dominated Samarra. It is the largest air attack since the beginning of the war.
    March 22, 2006
    General Motors to Offer Buyouts to Union Employees (March 22): In a deal with United Auto Workers, auto-industry giant will present buyout and early-retirement packages to each of its 113,000 unionized employees.
    March 26, 2006
    Meissner soars to world skating title; Cohen third
    March 31, 2006
    Major League Baseball to Investigate Steroid Use (March 31): Commissioner Bud Selig asks former U.S. senator George Mitchell, who is on the board of the Boston Red Sox, to head an inquiry into steroid use by players.
    March 31, 2006
    The Departed wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 6, 2006
    Scientists Discover Important Fossil (April 6): A group of scientists report finding the fossil of a 375-million-year-old fish that has early signs of limbs. The fossil suggests the missing link between fish and land animals.
    April 20, 2006
    Iraq Sees Progress in Formation of a Government (April 20): Facing pressure from the U.S. and the leaders of Iraq's political groups, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari ends his fight to remain in power. (April 21): Leaders of the Shiite alliance select Nuri al-Maliki to be prime minister. (April 22): Parliament votes to retain President Jalal Talabani.
    April 30, 2006
    Peace Agreement Reached in Sudan (April 30): The Sudan government accepts terms of peace agreement to end the violence in Darfur, but two of the three rebel groups reject the plan. All parties, however, agree to extend the deadline for a resolution.
    April 31, 2006
    March, by Geraldine Brooks, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 15, 2006
    Hussein Charged with Crimes Against Humanity (May 15): Panel of judges indicts former Iraqi president Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity. Ruling is part of his trial that focuses on the execution of about 150 Shiites in Dujail in 1982.
    May 18, 2006
    House Votes to End Incentives to Oil Companies (May 18): Votes, 252-165, in favor of renegotiating contracts with oil and gas producers that allow them to avoid paying about $7 billion annually in royalties to the government when they drill in public waters.
    June 28, 2006
    Mid-Atlantic Region Endures Worst Flooding in Decades (June 28): After days of drenching rain, rivers overflow their banks from Virginia to central New York. About 200,000 residents are evacuated from the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., area, and thousands more elsewhere in the region.
    July 12, 2006
    Russia and China Agree with West on Iran (July 12): Countries say they will join the United States and Europe in seeking a Security Council resolution against Iran if it does not respond to an offer of financial incentives if it halts its nuclear activities. Both countries had previously resisted such a move.
    July 18, 2006
    Hundreds Die in Tsunami (July 18): More than 800 people die when an undersea earthquake hits off the coast of Java, Indonesia.
    August 7, 2006
    U.S. Oil Field Is Shut Down (Aug. 7): BP is forced to close its operations in Prudhoe Bay, the country's largest oil field, when corrosion is discovered in a pipeline. The field normally produces about 400,000 barrels of oil a day. Gas prices increase as much as 5 cents a gallon.
    August 13, 2006
    North Korea enters Nuclear Age
    August 24, 2006
    Pluto Is Demoted (Aug. 24): The International Astronomical Union votes to redefine the solar system, and Pluto loses its status as a planet. It is reclassified as a dwarf planet.
    September 9, 2006
    Shuttle Lifts Off (Sept. 9): Atlantis takes off after several postponements caused by bad weather and mechanical issues. Crew of six will work on the International Space Station. (Sept. 21): Shuttle lands at Cape Canaveral, Fla., after a successful 12-day mission
    October 31, 2006
    NASA Approves Mission to Repair Hubble Telescope (Oct. 31): Astronauts will fix and upgrade the telescope during a 11-day mission in 2008.
    October 31, 2006
    Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 8, 2006
    Rumsfeld Resigns as Defense Secretary (Nov. 8): A day after a majority of American voters voiced their opposition to the war in Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld announces his resignation as U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Bush nominates Robert Gates, the former chief of the CIA, as his successor.
    December 31, 2006
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.59
    December 31, 2006
    The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2006

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2006 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2006 MIEMSS Annual Report

    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS



    Emergency Operations Center



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    March 31, 2007
    No Country for Old Men wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2007
    The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 2007
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore, Jr. win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2007
    The Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
    December 31, 2007
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.80

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2007

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2007 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2007 MIEMSS Annual Report

    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS



    EMRC 2007 EMRC 2007 (2)


    Other


    In the Eyes of Glory (2007)



  37. Milestones



    MIEMSS becomes lead agency for Safe Kids Maryland State Coalition
    MIEMSS became the lead agency for Safe Kids Maryland State Coalition (from MHSO)
    Updates to the Maryland Child Passenger Safety Law
    Following best practice recommendations, the MD General Assembly changed the requirement for when a child has to use a car seat/booster seat to under age 8, unless the child is 4 feet 9 inches tall or weighs more than 65 pounds.

    March 31, 2008
    Slumdog Millionaire wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2008
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 2008
    Martti Ahtisaari wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2008
    The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.
    December 31, 2008
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.27

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2008

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2008 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2008 MIEMSS Annual Report
    Other



    MIEMSS Communications Frequency Chart for 2008

    MIEMSS Communications Frequency Chart for 2008 for Regions I, II, III, IV, and V.


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    January 20, 2009
    Barack Hussein Obama II was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009
    March 31, 2009
    The Hurt Locker wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2009
    Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 25, 2009
    On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
    October 31, 2009
    Barack H. Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2009
    The New York Yankees won the World Series.
    December 31, 2009
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.35

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2009

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2009 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2009 MIEMSS Annual Report


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    March 31, 2010
    The King's Speech wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 20, 2010
    Eleven workers die and 17 are injured after an explosion and fire erupts on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig 40 miles from the Louisiana coast. The explosion causes the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, spewing 3 million barrels of crude over the three months it takes to stop the leak.
    April 31, 2010
    Tinkers, by Paul Harding, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 2010
    Liu Xiaobo wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2010
    The San Francisco Giants won the World Series.
    December 31, 2010
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.79

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2010

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2010 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2010 MIEMSS Annual Report


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  40. Milestones



    02/04/2011 - First 3 EMSOPs transition to eMEDS
    Queen Anne's Cnty, Harford Cnty, & Cecil Cnty transition to the newly acquired patient care reporting system called the electronic Maryland EMS Data Systems (eMEDS). A commercial software provided and hosted by ImageTrend, Inc.

    March 31, 2011
    The Artist wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    March 31, 2011
    A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 2, 2011
    In an intense 40-minute nighttime firefight, 25 U.S. Navy SEALs hunt down and kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Within hours, bin Laden’s body is identified using DNA and then buried at sea.
    October 31, 2011
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2011
    The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series.
    December 31, 2011
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.53

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2011

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2011 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2011 MIEMSS Annual Report


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  41. Milestones



    Update to the Maryland Child Passenger Safety Law
    In 2012 the car seat law was amended to remove the existing weight exemption (>65 lbs. a child could use a seat belt), as boosters often accommodated children to 80-100 pounds.

    March 31, 2012
    Argo wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2012
    The Pulitzer Prize for Novels was not awarded this year.
    July 4, 2012
    Nearly 600 feet below the France-Switzerland border at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Facility, an international team of scientists discovers a new particle widely believed to be the elusive Higgs boson, known as the “God Particle,” which is thought to be a fundamental component of the universe. Higgs boson has been an important element of particle physics theory for decades, but until 2012 there had been no physical evidence to support its existence.
    October 31, 2012
    European Union (EU) wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2012
    The San Francisco Giants won the World Series.
    December 31, 2012
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.64

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2012

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Maryland Medical Protocols 2012 (Ketamine Update)

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Public Information / Prevention



    MIEMSS Narrowbanding and Radio Grant Program Webpage Archive

    An archive of the Communication Engineering webpage for the Narrowbanding and Radio Grant Program updated as of 2012, including all linked attachments embedded within.
    Government Affairs



    2012 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2012 MIEMSS Annual Report

    Facilities



    MIEMSS Headquarters MIEMSS Headquarters (Front) MIEMSS Headquarters (Front) MIEMSS Headquarters (Entry)


    Other



    EMS Communications Staff



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  42. Milestones



    Advance Pediatric Life Support Course Implemented
    EMSC and Maryland AAP implement the Advance Pediatric Life Support (APLS) course for physicians. (offered until 2020 when the course was discontinued by AAP)

    March 31, 2013
    12 Years a Slave wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2013
    The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 6, 2013
    After surreptitiously leaving his job at U.S. National Security Agency contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, computer security consultant Edward Snowden meets secretly in Hong Kong with journalists, revealing the first of a series of secrets about numerous U.S. and European government surveillance operations.
    October 31, 2013
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
    December 31, 2013
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.53

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2013

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2013 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2013 MIEMSS Annual Report

    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS



    Emergency Department Emergency Department 2


    Leadership


    MIEMSS Thank You to Providers: EMS Week 2013




    Public Information / Prevention


    Get the Message: Distracted Driving is Deadly




    Other


    Break It to Me Gently




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    March 16, 2014
    Exploiting political unrest in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrates the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, inciting peals of condemnation from world leaders and a raft of economic sanctions against Moscow
    March 31, 2014
    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 31, 2014
    The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    October 31, 2014
    Kailish Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai win the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 31, 2014
    The San Francisco Giants won the World Series.
    December 31, 2014
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.37

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2014

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2014 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2014 MIEMSS Annual Report


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    Leadership


    MIEMSS Thank You to Providers: EMS Week 2014




    Public Information / Prevention


    Lend A Hand: Save a Life!



    PSA - Man Up: Car Seat Safety and the Role of Men (2 minutes)



    CPS PSA - Who Needs to Use a Booster Seat? (40 seconds)



    10 Steps to Take in an Emergency



    Buckle Up Maryland




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    April 24, 2015
    Earthquake 7.9 Magnitude hits Nepal. A massive earthquake hits Nepal, killing nearly 4000 people as it tears through large parts of the country, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp.
    April 31, 2015
    All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    May 1, 2015
    Catholic-majority Ireland legalises same-sex marriage in a national referendum. The country's paradigm shift does not happen by accident. It is the result of a calculated 10-year campaign for equality by gay activists and the coincidental decline of the Catholic Church.
    July 14, 2015
    NASA spacecraft New Horizons becomes the first human-made object to fly past and observe the dwarf planet Pluto.
    October 31, 2015
    National Dialogue Quartet wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 1, 2015
    Turkey shoots down a Russian warplane over Syria, claiming it strayed into its territory, which Russia denies; the pilot and a rescue helicopter pilot are killed, with Russian President Vladimir Putin vowing retribution on Turkey. Media commentary turns to talk of a return to Cold War.
    November 31, 2015
    The Kansas City Royals won the World Series.
    December 1, 2015
    Some good news finally hit the headlines when a historic climate change agreement is adopted in Paris by 195 countries to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
    December 18, 2015
    U.N. Passes Resolution on Syria Peace Process.
    December 22, 2015
    SpaceX Lands Rocket Successfully Makes Reuse Possible.
    December 31, 2015
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.45

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2015

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Public Information / Prevention



    MIEMSS Fact Sheet 2015

    Fact sheet outlining MIEMSS’ Mission, Vision, and Goals – as well as Maryland EMS statistics for fiscal year 2015.
    Government Affairs



    2015 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2015 MIEMSS Annual Report


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    Leadership


    MIEMSS Celebrates Maryland Providers: EMS Strong




    Public Information / Prevention


    PSA - Do Your Part: Buckle Up!



    1-800-FIRELINE




    Other


    PSA - Learn CPR: Public Service Announcement for Kids



  45. MIEMSS



    New State Pediatric Medical Director
    Dr. Jennifer Anders

    January 31, 2016
    The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.46
    March 20, 2016
    Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.
    March 31, 2016
    Spotlight wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    April 3, 2016
    Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information of 214,888 offshore companies.
    April 21, 2016
    Musical Artist Prince died (April 21) at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minneapolis, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press.
    April 23, 2016
    400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Stratford upon Avon, UK. Fans of the playwright and poet should aim to be in Stratford upon Avon for the grand procession through the streets on his birthday weekend of April 23 and 24.
    April 31, 2016
    The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Novels
    June 1, 2016
    The Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel, is completed.
    July 1, 2016
    Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was initially released in selected countries in July 2016.
    July 4, 2016
    NASA space probe Juno enters orbit into Jupiter.
    August 9, 2016
    The 555-member team is comprised of 263 men and 292 women, marking the most women who have competed for any nation at a single Games and topping the previous mark of 289 (China, 2008). For only the second time in history, the U.S. Olympic roster features more female athletes than male.
    August 25, 2016
    At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.
    October 31, 2016
    Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    November 4, 2016
    The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations to fight global warming, formally goes into effect.
    November 31, 2016
    The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
    December 7, 2016
    75 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA. December 7th marks 75 years since the 'date that will live in infamy', as President Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, when Japanese troops attacked the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2016

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2016 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2016 MIEMSS Annual Report

    Awards / Celebrations



    MIEMSS Award: Provider of the Year. Michael F.X. O'Connell


    Leadership


    MIEMSS Thank You to Providers: EMS Week 2016




    Clinician Education


    2016 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station



    For Maryland EMS Providers: How to Submit an Application



    For Maryland EMS Providers: How to Log In to Your Account



    2016 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - ALS



    2016 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - BLS



    CPS Webinar - Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances




    Public Information / Prevention


    CPS Webinar - Transporting Children in Alternate Vehicles



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Ambulance



    CPS Webinar - Happy Children in Safe Seats



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Fire



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Police



    PSA - Learn CPR: Public Service Announcement for Kids




    Protocols


    2016 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station




    Other


    CPS Webinar - Happy Children in Safe Seats



    CPS Webinar - Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Ambulance



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Fire



    What to Expect When You Call 9-1-1: Police



  46. Milestones



    Maryland adds adaptive car seats to Medicaid
    Maryland Medicaid will now pay for specialized car seats/restraints for children who are unable to use conventional car seats and who are covered under Medicaid; prior authorization is required

    January 20, 2017
    Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States.
    January 21, 2017
    Millions of people participated in the Women's March, as a response to the inauguration of Donald Trump.
    July 4, 2017
    North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan.
    August 21, 2017
    A solar eclipse passes throughout the contiguous United States for the first time since 1918.
    September 5, 2017
    Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)
    October 14, 2017
    A bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 14, kills 587 people and injures 316. It is one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in modern history.
    October 28, 2017
    'Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object, is identified.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2017

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Maryland Medical Protocols 2017 (Replacement Pages)

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Milestones



    A history of Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law

    The dates and key elements of Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law are described. This covers laws from the first one in 1983 through 2013.
    Government Affairs



    2017 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2017 MIEMSS Annual Report


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    Leadership


    MIEMSS Thank You to Providers: EMS Week 2017




    Clinician Education


    2017 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station




    Public Information / Prevention


    CPS Webinar - Pediatric Injury Biomechanics: The How and Why for CPS



    CPS Webinar - Getting Buckle Up Messages to Minorities



    PSA - Don't Rush Your Child to the Next Car Seat Stage (30 seconds)




    Protocols


    2017 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station




    Other


    PSA - Don't Rush Your Child to the Next Car Seat Stage (30 seconds)



    CPS Webinar - Pediatric Injury Biomechanics: The How and Why for CPS



    CPS Webinar - Getting Buckle Up Messages to Minorities



    CPS Webinar - Transporting Children in Alternate Vehicles




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    January 20, 2018
    Turkey invades northern Syria.
    March 11, 2018
    Chinese President xi Jinping abolishes term limits, allowing him, potentially, to remain in office for life.
    March 24, 2018
    March for Our Lives occurs in 900 locations worldwide in response to the 14 February Parkland shooting.
    June 12, 2018
    The first summit between the US and North Korea and the first ever crossing of the Korean Demilitarized Zone by a North Korean leader occur.
    June 24, 2018
    Saudi Arabia allows women to drive.
    August 2, 2018
    Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
    October 2, 2018
    Exiled Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia.
    November 25, 2018
    Kerch Strait incident triggers martial law in Ukraine.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2018

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Milestones



    Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law-- Sponsors of different updates

    A list of the sponsors of the successful child passenger safety legislation from 1983 through 2013
    Government Affairs



    2018 MIEMSS Annual Report

    2018 MIEMSS Annual Report


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    Leadership


    MIEMSS EMS Week 2018 Message




    Clinician Education


    2018 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station



    Drowsy Driving Awareness for Hospital Clinicians



    Educational Opportunity for EMDs!




    Protocols


    2018 Maryland Medical Protocols Update - Base Station




    Other


    Drowsy Driving Awareness for Hospital Clinicians



    Drowsy Driving Awareness for EMS Clinicians




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    January 3, 2019
    Chang'e 4 becomes the first object to land on the far side of the Moon.
    April 10, 2019
    The Event Horizon Telescope takes the first ever image of a black hole, at the core of galaxy Messier 87.
    April 15, 2019
    A major fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, resulting in the roof and main spire collapsin
    April 30, 2019
    Emperor Akihito of Japan abdicates from his throne, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in almost two centuries. The abdication ends the Heisei era of Japan and ushers in the Reiwa era with new emperor Naruhito ascending the throne on May 1.
    June 30, 2019
    A trilateral gathering was held at the Panmunjom Truce Village between South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.
    July 17, 2019
    Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán found guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering and murder and is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    September 23, 2019
    Greta Thunberg delivers "How dare you" speech at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.
    December 18, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2019

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Maryland Medical Protocols 2019, Alternative Destination

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2019 Annual Report

    2019 Annual Report


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    Leadership


    Maryland EMS Plan Summit




    Clinician Education


    Hospital Hub Users



    Base Station Update 2019




    Public Information / Prevention


    Bike Helmet Safety Resources 2019



    CPS Webinar - Understanding the WHY of Seatbelts and Child Restraints



    PSA - Bike Helmet Safety (60 seconds)



    PSA - Bike Helmet Safety (30 seconds)



    PSA - Stop the Bleed Awareness in Maryland (90 seconds)



    Pediatric High Performance CPR



    CPS Webinar - Update on Crash Dynamics for CPS




    Protocols


    Base Station Update 2019




    Other


    Pediatric High Performance CPR



    Bike Helmet Safety Resources 2019



    CPS Webinar - Update on Crash Dynamics for CPS



  49. MIEMSS



    MIEMSS Adopts a new logo
    In August of 2020, MIEMSS adopts a new logo.
    MHSO Bike Safety Grant Received
    EMSC/ Safe Kids receives MHSO Bike Safety Grant (funded 2000-2024)

    January 8, 2020
    Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 is shot down by Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 on board.
    January 31, 2020
    The United Kingdom formally withdraws from the European Union.
    February 5, 2020
    Donald Trump is acquitted by the United States Senate in his first impeachment trial.
    March 11, 2020
    World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 pandemic.
    May 25, 2020
    The murder of George Floyd sparks protests across the United States and the world.
    May 30, 2020
    Crewed spaceflight resumes in the United States for the first time since 2011.
    June 16, 2020
    North Korea demolishes the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in Kaesong, established in 2018 to improve relations.
    June 30, 2020
    China's National People's Congress grants itself sweeping powers to curtail civil liberties in Hong Kong.
    July 30, 2020
    NASA successfully launches its Mars 2020 rover mission to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples for return to Earth.
    August 25, 2020
    Africa is declared free of wild polio, the second virus to be eradicated from the continent since smallpox 40 years previously.
    August 26, 2020
    COVID-19 death toll surpasses 820,000.
    August 26, 2020
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding US$200 billion, according to Forbes.
    September 4, 2020
    Pope Benedict XVI becomes the longest-lived pope at 93 years, four months, and 16 days, surpassing Pope Leo XIII, who died in 1903.
    September 4, 2020
    The La Línea highway tunnel, the longest road tunnel in South America at a length of 8.65 kilometres (5.37 mi), is opened in Colombia after 14 years of construction and several delays.
    September 14, 2020
    The Royal Astronomical Society announces the detection of phosphine in Venus' atmosphere, which is known to be a strong predictor for the presence of microbial life.
    September 16, 2020
    A United Nations Human Rights Council fact-finding mission formally accuses the Venezuelan government of crimes against humanity, including cases of killings, torture, violence against political opposition and disappearances since 2014.
    October 20, 2020
    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touches down on Bennu, becoming the agency's first probe to retrieve samples from an asteroid, with its cargo due for return to Earth in 2023.
    October 22, 2020
    The Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women's Health and Strengthening the Family is signed by government representatives from 34 countries.
    October 23, 2020
    At the end of an 11-year demining process, the Falkland Islands are declared free of land mines, 38 years after the end of the 1982 war.
    November 3, 2020
    The 2020 United States presidential election occurs. Despite the pandemic, early voting and other factors result in the highest voter turnout since 1900, and a record of over 155 million votes cast. Although Joe Biden is declared the winner on November 7, Donald Trump leads an unprecedented effort to prevent official recognition of his defeat, culminating on January 6 the next year.
    November 10, 2020
    Apple releases the first Mac computers (a new MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro) powered by Apple silicon chips.
    November 15, 2020
    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries to form the world's largest free-trade bloc, covering a third of the world's population.
    November 30, 2020
    Protein folding, one of the biggest mysteries in biology, is solved by AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence algorithm developed by DeepMind.
    December 18, 2020
    Media outlets report that astronomers have detected a radio signal, BLC1, apparently from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2020

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Government Affairs



    2020 Annual Report

    2020 Annual Report

    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS



    Aeromedical AW-139 Aeromedical AW-139 (Close-up Tail) Aeromedical AW-139 (inside) Aeromedical AW-139 (Cockpit) Aeromedical AW-139 (in-air) Critical Care Coordination Center , C4


    Other



    R Adams Cowley, Burial Site


    Leadership


    EMS Week 2020




    Clinician Education


    2020 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    2020 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2020 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)



    Managing Critical Incidents in an Upside Down World - Innovative Approaches to Crisis Support



    Maryland CISM Peer Support Team Coordinators Webinar - April 2, 2020




    Public Information / Prevention


    Outdoor Temperature Display on Preventing Heatstroke in Cars: A Tutorial



    Maryland EMS COVID-19 Testing Procedure



    EMS Week 2020




    Protocols


    2020 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    2020 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2020 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)




    Other


    Maryland EMS COVID-19 Testing Procedure



    Maryland CISM Peer Support Team Coordinators Webinar - April 2, 2020



    PSA - Bike Helmet Safety (60 seconds)



    PSA - Bike Helmet Safety (30 seconds)



    CPS PSA - Do Your Part to Buckle Up (45 seconds)



    CPS Webinar - Understanding the WHY of Seatbelts and Child Restraints



  50. Milestones



    EMSOPs started to use eMEDS to document Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) visits.
    Working closely with the Statewide EMS Advisory Council's (SEMAC) Mobile integrated health (MIH) Workgroup, eMEDS began to be utilized to document MIH visits performed throughout the state by those EMSOPs participating in this protocol.

    MIEMSS



    C4 Pediatrics Established
    MIEMSS established C4 Pediatrics to enhance C4 -Critical Care Coordination Center

    January 1, 2021
    The African Continental Free Trade Area comes into effect.
    January 6, 2021
    Supporters of President Donald Trump, gathered after a rally led by him, attack the United States capitol, leading to five deaths.
    January 13, 2021
    In Lyon, France, the first transplant of both arms and shoulders is performed on an Icelandic patient at the Édouard Herriot Hospital.
    January 13, 2021
    Donald Trump is impeached for a second time following the events of January 6, though he is acquitted again after his trial from February 9–13.
    January 20, 2021
    Joe Biden is inaugurated as President of the United States. Kamala Harris, sworn in as vice president, becomes the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to be vice president.
    January 22, 2021
    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first legally binding international agreement comprehensively to prohibit nuclear weapons, comes into effect.
    February 18, 2021
    NASA's Mars 2020 mission (containing the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter drone) lands on Mars at Jezero Crater, after seven months of travel.
    March 20, 2021
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces his country's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the first country to do so.
    March 23, 2021
    The container ship Ever Given obstructs the Suez Canal for six days, costing an estimated $3.6 billion in global trade.
    April 13, 2021
    Japan's government approves the dumping of radioactive water of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean over the course of 30 years, with full support of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
    April 15, 2021
    Scientists announce they successfully injected human stem cells into the embryos of monkeys, creating chimera-embryos.
    April 19, 2021
    Ingenuity becomes the first vehicle to fly in the atmosphere of another planet.
    April 22, 2021
    World leaders mark Earth Day by hosting a virtual summit on climate change, during which more ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions are proposed, including a 40% cut by 2030 for the United States.
    June 7, 2021
    The Juno spacecraft performs its only flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the first flyby of the moon by any spacecraft in over 20 years.
    June 19, 2021
    Joe Biden signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
    July 19, 2021
    Blue Origin successfully conducts its first human test flight, with a reusable New Shepard rocket delivering four crew members into space including its founder Jeff Bezos.
    July 28, 2021
    The first direct observation of light from behind a black hole is reported, confirming Einstein's theory of general relativity.
    August 9, 2021
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the first part of its Sixth Assessment Report, which concludes that the effects of human-caused climate change are now "widespread, rapid, and intensifying".
    August 14, 2021
    An earthquake in Haiti kills over 2,000 people.
    August 15, 2021
    Kabul falls following the 2021 Taliban offensive, as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan collapses de facto, and the country is governed thereafter by the Taliban as the reinstated Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The War in Afghanistan thus ends after 20 years following the withdrawal of U.S. and coalition troops.
    August 30, 2021
    The UN Environment Programme announces that leaded petrol in road vehicles has been phased out globally, a hundred years after its introduction.
    September 15, 2021
    A trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States is formed, to counter the influence of China. This includes enabling Australia to build its first nuclear-powered submarine fleet.
    September 16, 2021
    Inspiration4, launched by SpaceX, becomes the first all-civilian spaceflight, carrying a four-person crew on a three-day orbit of the Earth.
    October 3, 2021
    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and assorted media partners publish a set of 11.9 million documents leaked from 14 financial services companies known as the Pandora Papers, revealing offshore financial activities that involve multiple current and former world leaders.
    October 6, 2021
    The World Health Organization endorses the first malaria vaccine.
    November 11, 2021
    SpaceX launches the Crew-3 mission, carrying four Expedition 66 crew members to the International Space Station.
    November 13, 2021
    197 nations sign the Glasgow Climate Pact, agreeing to limit the use of coal.
    November 30, 2021
    Barbados becomes a republic on its 55th anniversary of independence while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2020

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Public Information / Prevention



    Actions Taken During COVID-19 - Full Archive

    A full archive of the MIEMSS (Actions Taken During COVID-19) webpage with all linked PDFs such as executive orders and summaries included
    Government Affairs



    2021 Annual Report

    2021 Annual Report


    There are no pictures yet for 2021. Do you have one? Contribute Here!


    Clinician Education


    2021 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    2021 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2021 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)



    2021 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)




    Public Information / Prevention


    Maryland Car Seat Program in Emergency Depts-Nov 2021



    Wheelchairs - A Personal Account



    Psychology of Child Occupant Protection



    Safe Transport of Children Who Use Wheelchairs: An Update and Case Studies



    How to Transport Your Child Safely: Rear-Facing Car Seats



    Inside Track on Car Crashes



    How to Conduct the Car Seat Tolerance Screen: A Training Presentation



    CPS Webinar - Vehicle Occupant Kinematics, Case Studies and Tips for First Responders at Crash Sites MarylandEMS 688 subscribers Subscribe 2



    Setting Up the Tripod Temperature Display



    Data Collection Methods & Analysis for Useful Results in Child Passenger Safety



    EMS Week 2021




    Conferences


    Welcome to the 24th Annual Winter of Winterfest Conference Instructions



    Welcome to the 24th Annual Winter of Winterfest Conference Instructions




    Government Affairs


    Maryland EMS: We're There When You Need Us (2021)




    Protocols


    2021 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2021 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    2021 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2021 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)



    2021 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations




    Other


    How to Transport Your Child Safely: Rear-Facing Car Seats



    Outdoor Temperature Display on Preventing Heatstroke in Cars: A Tutorial



    Psychology of Child Occupant Protection



    Wheelchairs - A Personal Account



    Safe Transport of Children Who Use Wheelchairs: An Update and Case Studies



    Psychology of Child Occupant Protection



    Wheelchairs - A Personal Account



    Safe Transport of Children Who Use Wheelchairs: An Update and Case Studies



    Maryland Car Seat Program in Emergency Depts-Nov 2021



    Setting Up the Tripod Temperature Display



    Outdoor Temperature Display on Preventing Heatstroke in Cars: A Tutorial



    EMS Week 2021



    Inside Track on Car Crashes



  51. Milestones



    Pediatric Readiness Emergency Department Nurse & Physician Collaborative Established
    Pediatric Readiness Emergency Department Nurse & Physician Collaborative established by Maryland EMSC
    Update to the Maryland Child Passenger Safety Law
    In 2022, Maryland added a provision to its law that required children under age 2 to ride rear-facing in the car in their car seat. This aligned Maryland's law with neighboring states and spelled out what had been best practice education.

    January 4, 2022
    China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—issue a rare joint statement affirming that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
    January 15, 2022
    The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption and tsunami is the largest and most powerful volcanic eruption in decades, and the largest explosion ever recorded by modern instruments.
    February 24, 2022
    Russia invades Ukraine, escalating the Russo-Ukrainian War, causing a refugee crisis and tens of thousands of deaths on both sides.
    March 20, 2022
    WHL0137-LS "Earendel" imaged by Hubble Space Telescope, the earliest and most distant known star.
    May 12, 2022
    Sagittarius A*, supermassive black hole at Galactic Center, imaged by Event Horizon Telescope.
    June 30, 2022
    Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first black woman on the Supreme Court.
    July 11, 2022
    James Webb Space Telescope takes Webb's First Deep Field, oldest and highest resolution image of the universe to date.
    September 26, 2022
    Double Asteroid Redirection Test demonstrates planetary defense capabilities against near-Earth objects (NEOs) on asteroid (65803) Didymos I Dimorphos.
    November 15, 2022
    The world population is estimated to have reached 8 billion.
    November 16, 2022
    NASA launches Artemis 1, the first uncrewed mission of its Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever to reach orbit.
    November 30, 2022
    OpenAI launches ChatGPT, an AI chatbot.
    December 13, 2022
    National Ignition Facility achieves first nuclear fusion ignition.

    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2022

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Public Information / Prevention



    Summary of Actions Taken Under COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

    Summary of actions taken during COVID-19 under Emergency Declaration, compiled February 3rd, 2022. See 2021 for full archive of COVID-19 actions including supporting documents.
    Government Affairs



    2022 Annual Report

    2022 Annual Report

    Facilities



    Emergency Medical Resource Center (EMRC)


    Other



    Ted Delbridge, MD, MPA
Executive Director


    Clinician Education


    2022 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    EMT Education Stipend PSA



    The Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction - For Maryland's Public Safety Professionals



    Graco Slim Fit Used by Maryland EMS: High-Backed Booster



    Graco Slim Fit Used by Maryland EMS: Forward-Facing Harnessed Seat



    2022 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)



    2022 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    Getting Babies Ready for Discharge-CSTS-Dr Davis-3-24-22 (49 minutes)




    Public Information / Prevention


    EMS Week 2022: A Message from MIEMSS Executive Director Dr. Ted Delbridge



    Overview of CPS for MCH Nurses 3-24-22 (50 minutes)



    Maryland Hospital MCH Car Seat Distribution Program



    The Car Seat Screening Test for Newborns - SPANISH - An Overview for Caregivers



    What's New in Booster Research



    The Car Seat Screening Test for Newborns - ENGLISH - An Overview for Caregivers




    Protocols


    2022 Maryland EMS Update for ALS Clinicians (CRTs and PMs)



    2022 Maryland EMS Update for BLS Clinicians (EMRs and EMTs)



    2022 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations




    Social Media


    Child Passenger Safety Laws and Correlations with Restraint Use, Injuries & Deaths



    Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke




    Other


    EMT Education Stipend PSA



    What's New in Booster Research



    Maryland Hospital MCH Car Seat Distribution Program



    The Car Seat Screening Test for Newborns - ENGLISH - An Overview for Caregivers



    The Car Seat Screening Test for Newborns - SPANISH - An Overview for Caregivers



    Overview of CPS for MCH Nurses 3-24-22 (50 minutes)



    Inside the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center: A History and Virtual Tour



  52. MIEMSS



    50th Anniversary of the Maryland EMS System
    Celebration of the Maryland EMS system held at the DoubleTree Hilton in Annapolis, MD on July 28, 2023. Event Photos: <a href="https://www.miemss.org/home/Public/EMS-News/EMS-50-Photos"> EMS 50 Photos</a>
    <a href="http://www.miemss.org/home/Public/EMS-News/EMS-Care-2023-Souvenir-Photos">EMS Care Photos</a>
    EMS Care 2023 Event photos
    Blood On Board Press Event
    MSP Aviation Command began to carry whole blood on board helicopters in Region 1 and 2, May 11, 2023. The Press event, highlighting the expansion to all 5 regions was on Augst 21, 2023.

    Other



    Whole Blood on Ambulances, September 7, 2023.
    Howard Co. is the first county in Maryland to provide paramedics the ability to give whole blood transfusions on ambulance calls, pre-hospital.

    February 3, 2023
    The US announces it is tracking alleged Chinese spy balloons over the Americas, with one drifting from Yukon to South Carolina before being shot down the next day, and a second hovering over Colombia and Brazil
    February 6, 2023
    A 7.8 Mww earthquake strikes Gaziantep Province in southeastern Turkey. A 7.5 Mww  aftershock occurs on the same day in nearby Kahramanmaraş Province. Widespread damage and at least 59,000 deaths are caused in Turkey and Syria, with more than 121,000 injured.
    February 11, 2023
    The Armenian-Turkish land border opened for the first time in 35 years.
    February 14, 2023
    The European Parliament approves a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the European Union from 2035, citing the need to combat climate change in Europe and promote electric vehicles.
    March 4, 2023
    UN member states agree on a legal framework for the High Seas Treaty, which aims to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.
    March 10, 2023
    Silicon Valley Bank, the 16th largest bank in the United States, fails, creating then the largest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis, affecting companies around the world.
    March 14, 2023
    OpenAI launches GPT-4, a large language model for ChatGPT, which can respond to images and can process up to 25,000 words.
    March 17, 2023
    The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Putin, the first against a leader of a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
    March 23, 2023
    World Athletics, the global governing body for athletics, bans trans women who have gone through male puberty from competing in female events.
    April 4, 2023
    Finland becomes the 31st member of NATO, doubling the alliance's border with Russia.
    April 15, 2023
    Nuclear power in Germany ends after 50 years, with the closure of the final power plants.
    April 20, 2023
    SpaceX's Starship rocket, the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, is launched during a flight test from a base in Boca Chica, Texas. It explodes four minutes after launch.
    May 5, 2023
    The World Health Organization ends its declaration of COVID-19 being a global health emergency, but continues to refer to it as a pandemic.
    May 11, 2023
    The World Health Organization ends its declaration of mpox being a global health emergency.
    June 14, 2023
    Scientists report the creation of the first synthetic human embryo from stem cells, without the need for sperm or egg cells
    June 18, 2023
    Titan submersible implosion: All five crew members of Titan, a deep-sea submersible exploring the wreck of the Titanic, are killed following a catastrophic implosion of the vessel.
    June 19, 2023
    The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopts the High Seas Treaty, the first treaty aimed towards marine conservation in international waters.
    August 8, 2023
    Hawaii wildfires: 17,000 acres of land are burned and at least 98 people are killed, with 31 others missing, when a series of wildfires break out on the island of Maui in Hawaii.
    August 21, 2023
    Canadian wildfires: 68% of the Northwest Territories are forced to evacuate to other parts of the country due to wildfires.
    August 31, 2023
    Johannesburg building fire: 77 people are killed and more than 85 are injured in a fire in a building that had been taken over by gangs who rented it out to squatters.
    September 2, 2023
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launches Aditya-L1, India's first solar observation mission.
    September 8, 2023
    Marrakesh–Safi earthquake: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Marrakesh–Safi province in western Morocco, killing at least 2,960 people and damaging historic buildings.
    September 20, 2023
    Archaeologists in Zambia find the world's oldest wooden structure, dating back 476,000 years, consisting of two interlocking wooden logs connected by a notch securing one perpendicular to the other.
    September 25, 2023
    An estimated 170 people are killed and over 300 are injured during a explosion at a gas station in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.
    October 3, 2023
    2023 Israel–Hamas war: Hamas launches an incursion into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, prompting a military response from the Israel Defense Forces.
    October 7, 2023
    A series of earthquakes occur in Herat Province in Afghanistan, killing over 1,000 people and injuring nearly 2,000, with tremors felt in Iran and Turkmenistan.
    October 14, 2023
    A majority of Australians vote against establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the constitution.
    November 1, 2023
    The first AI Safety Summit takes place in the United Kingdom, with 28 countries signing a "world first agreement" on how to manage the riskiest forms of artificial intelligence.
    November 9, 2023
    U.S. surgeons at NYU Langone Health announce the world's first whole eye transplant.

    Leadership



    Executive Director's Report for August 2023

    Executive Director's Report for August 2023 containing the EMS News Digest, as well as reports on Clinician Services, Jurisdictional Programs, Cardiac, EMSC, Prevention, and Events.
    Protocols



    Maryland Medical Protocols 2023

    There are multiple evidence-based updates to the protocols this year. A summary of the updates may be found in the “Welcome Letter” on page iii of the book.
    Trauma Decision Tree

    Trauma Decision Tree Section 8.9 from the 2023 Protocol book.
    Newsletters



    Maryland EMS News | October 2023 | Vol. 49 | No. 7

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | December 2023 | Vol. 49 | No. 10

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | November 2023 | Vol. 49 | No. 8

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | December 2023 | Vol. 49 | No. 9

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Government Affairs



    2023 Annual Report

    2023 Annual Report on the operations and activities of the EMS Board and the Institute during the preceding fiscal year

    Public Information / Prevention



    Blood On Board Press Event Blood On Board Press Event: Dr. Scalea


    Awards / Celebrations



    Maryland Stars of Life Awards, Outstanding Program, May 24, 2023 Maryland Stars of Life: Maryland EMS Clinician of the Year Maryland Stars of Life Awards: Leon Hayes Awards for Lifetime Excellence in EMS EMS Preparedness and Operations Staff Photograph EMS Care Staff Photograph Mr. Jim Brown and Mr. Michael Cox, Jr. Tess Moyer: Right Care When it Counts Award Billy Woods: Right Care When it Counts Award Stephen Corioni: Right Care When it Counts Award Jason Wolf: Right Care When it Counts Award Kristin Zambrano: Right Care When it Counts Award Kevin Wells: Right Care When it Counts Award Cherish Harding: Right Care When it Counts Award Cheryl Hinebaugh: Right Care When it Counts Award Phil Rook: Right Care When it Counts Award Abigail Kelley: Right Care When it Counts Award Victoria Denhard: Right Care When it Counts Award Alex Kelly: Right Care When it Counts Award Jeff Huggins: Right Care When it Counts Award Michael Cooney: Right Care When it Counts Award Mustafa Sidik: Right Care When it Counts Award


    Conferences



    Field Training During Miltenberger 2023


    Other



    Timothy Chizmar, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Maryland EMS Medical Director Office of Care Integration - Team Office of Clinician Services


    Leadership


    A 2023 Holiday Message from MIEMSS Executive Director Dr. Ted Delbridge




    Clinician Education


    2023 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    Coping with Challenging Behaviors of Children in Cars




    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS


    2023 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations



    Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute




    Public Information / Prevention


    Celebrating 50 Years of the Maryland EMS System (1973-2023)



    Shock Trauma Gala video presentation 1991



    MIEMSS Celebrates EMS Week 2023



    Maryland is a Stroke Smart State (full-length)



    Maryland is a Stroke Smart State (60s)



    Maryland is a Stroke Smart State (30s)



    MIEMSS Recognizes 35th Anniversary of Caroline County ALS



    Get the Message: Distracted Driving is Deadly, 2014




    Conferences


    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Program 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Point Counterpoint Conference: Building Blending, and Shaping Acute Critical Care | May 4-5, 2023



    Maryland EMS Care 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar 2023



    Winterfest EMS 2023




    Social Media


    What is MIEMSS, and What Do We Do?



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)



    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15, 2023)




    Other


    Transporting Children with Disabilities: Conventional Restraint Options



    Maryland EMS: The Early Days - MIEMSS & STC Stories from 1980



    EMS 50 Celebration, Fireside Chat



    One Maryland, One Shock Trauma | 2023 R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Celebration



    Maryland is a Stroke Smart State (60s)




  53. There are no events yet for 2024. Do you have one? Contribute Here!

    March 26, 2024
    On March 26, 2024, at 1:28 a.m. EDT, the main spans and the three nearest northeast approach spans of the Francis Scott Key Bridge across the Patapsco River in the Baltimore metropolitan area, Maryland, collapsed after the container ship Dali struck one of its piers.

    Newsletters



    Maryland EMS News | January 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 1

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | February 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 2

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | March 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 3

    Maryland EMS News
    Maryland EMS News | April 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 4

    Maryland EMS News
    Maryland EMS News | May 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 5

    News for Maryland EMS clinicians
    Maryland EMS News | June 2024 | Vol. 50 | No. 6

    In this issue of Maryland EMS News: - State Aeromedical Director Among Four Honored for Whole Blood Program - 2024 Maryland EMS Awards - Ochsenschlager Receives Inaugural EMSC Lifetime Achievement Award - Point Counterpoint XLI Coverage - Maryland Highway Safety Summit Coverage - National Stop the Bleed Day Coverage - Maryland Emergency Management Symposium Coverage - Plus more of the latest state and local EMS-related news. Read the June issue of Maryland EMS News online (or download and print) at https://miemss.org/home/Public/EMS-News.


    There are no pictures yet for 2024. Do you have one? Contribute Here!


    Field Care: Fire, Rescue, EMS


    Every year, during the second week of April, we honor telecommunications personnel in the public safety community as part of National Emergency Telecommunicators Week. This year, from April 14-20, 2024.



    Carol: “We're the first first responders”



    Danny: “The best career move of my life”



    Stephen: “You have to think on your feet quickly”



    2024 Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Update for Base Stations




    Conferences


    Highlights from the 2024 Winterfest EMS Conference, held February 2-4 in Easton, Maryland.



    "Practice Makes Perfect" Interactive Pediatric Trauma Workshop, held February 2, 2024, at Chesapeake College.



    Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar



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