Where in the World of EMS was A.J. Heightman?

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New Jersey EMT Instructor Earns National Award        A.J. & Kimberly Moreno During a recent trip to New Jersey for ride-alongs with Jersey City Medical Center-EMS crews and supervisors, I learned about Kimberly Moreno, a teacher at Union City (NJ) High School who received a coveted national Milken Educator Award for her outstanding Health Occupation Students of America […]

Where in the World of EMS was A.J. Heightman?

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Participating in an amazing educational EMS Conference in Pennsylvania I spent the weekend lecturing at the Education Made Simple 2016 EMS Conference held at the beautiful Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern Pennsylvania, Chester County, a suburban area outside of Philadelphia. The resort hotel and conference center was an amazing place to stay and […]

A.J.’s Sneak Peek of the FDIC Exhibit Hall

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Are you in the market for a new ambulance or simply interested in seeing the latest designs and features on the latest deliveries? If you are, settle back and enjoy A.J. Heightman’s sneak peek at some of the latest ambulances, squad vehicles, rescue trucks, ladders, engines and other things that caught his eye and he raced through a few of […]

A Special Look at the “Stars of Life” Luncheon in DC

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I thought I would take the time to upload a ton of images from today’s American Ambulance Association “Stars of Life” luncheon at the National Press Club. There’s only so much time in a day for my great JEMS team to resize and post photos on the Web. But – after attending the luncheon today and […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

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A.J. is in Omaha Nebraska lecturing at the Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association conference. He will be delivering seven lectures over the next three days, including a keynote address on leadership lessons from the show MASH. He is joined by several other popular speakers including Steve Murphy, Dennis Edgerly and Jess Fulkerson. He is shown […]

Turnout Gear & Water are a Deadly Mixture!

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While reading reports on flood water rescues this morning I saw this photo of several firefighters involved in an Alabama flood rescue. My heart sank and I cringed as I looked at the photo because, as a rescue instructor and certified PADI diver, I spent much of my career advising firefighters and EMS personnel assigned […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman?

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In Dallas at the 2015 Texas EMS Conference JEMS Editor-in-Chief is at the Texas EMS Conference and wanted to give you a visual tour of the exhibit hall during his first day at the conference. Texas, long a leader in EMS and EMS innovation, continues to impress A.J. and Texas EMS attendees. Joseph Schmider, Texas […]

Tips to Prepare for Terrorist and Other Large Scale Attacks

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By A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, Editor-in-Chief, JEMS As the threat of attacks and use of automatic weapon assaults and use of explosive devices by terrorists continue to accelerate, with the United States now labeled a prime target and objective, emergency response agencies need to educate and re-educate their personnel to be ready. We must be […]

Will Terrorists Burn 3,000 People to Death in Your Service Area

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JEMS Editor-in-Chief Chides the Feds and Emergency Planners In follow-up to the Paris terrorist attacks and using cynicism, shocking facts and dramatic video evidence, JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman takes a “shot” at Congress, Homeland Security and large event organizers and planners, showing them how vulnerable large venues are to terrorist actions and how poorly staffed, […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? (In Okoboji Iowa)

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I’ve spent the past few days in beautiful, rural, northern Iowa, speaking at the University of Okoboji 29th Annual EMS Conference in Okoboji/Spirit Lake, Iowa. To get there, I had to fly to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and then drive east one and a half hours to the Okoboji region, near the northern Iowa border […]

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