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An Interview with Fire Author L. Charles Smeby, Jr.

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/7/21 1:00 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Chuck Smeby about the all-new Third Edition of his book, Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

How to Transition to EMS Distance Learning, According to This Education Coordinator

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/5/21 4:28 PM

What happens when a global pandemic forces your EMS classes online?

That's exactly what happened to Lee Gillum, Education Coordinator at Montgomery County Hospital District in Texas. For years, Gillum used EMS textbooks from the Public Safety Group in his courses and never found a need to explore the EMS online training resources available on the Navigate platform. That is, until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020 and Gillum was forced to find a way to run his courses remotely to ensure his students were safe and staying on track with their training.

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Topics: EMS

Remote Learning in EMS: Video Recordings

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/14/21 6:17 PM

In this series, we’ll share some practical tools, creative solutions, and best practices for bringing the Flipped Classroom model to life for students in a remote learning environment. In Part Two, we'll explore all the ways video recordings can be utilized.

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Topics: EMS

Customer Spotlight: Rio Hondo College

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/12/21 7:16 PM

As part of the Public Safety Group Customer Spotlight series, we had the chance to speak with Scott Jaeggi, EMT Program Director at Rio Hondo College. Jaeggi remarks on his experience using Public Safety Group products in his EMT courses. 

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Topics: EMS

An Interview with Fire Author Steve Treinish

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/5/21 5:12 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Steve Treinish about the all-new Third Edition of his book, Water Rescue: Principles and Practice to NFPA 1006 and 1670: Surface, Swiftwater, Dive, Ice, Surf, and Flood, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

Remote Learning in EMS: Video Conferencing + Breakout Rooms

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/2/21 4:24 PM

In this series, we’ll share some practical tools, creative solutions, and best practices for bringing the Flipped Classroom model to life for students in a remote learning environment. In Part One, we'll explore video conferencing and the role of virtual breakout rooms.

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Topics: EMS

The Original EMT Textbook Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New Twelfth Edition

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/1/21 2:55 PM

BURLINGTON, MASS. –Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group, a division of Ascend Learning, announced the release of the 12th edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 50 years after the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition in 1971. Since that time, the textbook has helped transform how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helped train millions of world-class EMS providers.

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Topics: EMS

Customer Spotlight: Inland Northwest Health Services

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/30/21 2:54 PM

As part of the Public Safety Group Customer Spotlight series, we had the chance to speak with Shaun Pitts, Education Coordinator and Lead EMT/AEMT Instructor at Inland Northwest Health Services. Pitts remarks on his experience using Public Safety Group products in his INHS classes. 

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Topics: EMS

Customer Spotlight: Central Virginia Community College

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/25/21 12:03 PM

As part of the Public Safety Group Customer Spotlight series, we had the chance to speak with Jason Ferguson, Associate Vice President of Professional & Career Studies at Central Virginia Community College. Ferguson remarks on CVCC’s experience using the Flipped Classroom and the outcomes he has seen in his courses.

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Topics: Fire

Look Inside: Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/19/21 1:36 PM

The Second Edition of Legal Aspects of Emergency Services is available now! Check out an exclusive sneak peek.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Services, EMS

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