@setla in collaboration with the American Heart Association wishes to thank EMS providers around the world for their service.
Dogs have long been referred to as man’s best friend, and in this case, it’s no different. This Patriot Profile tells the impactful true story of the bond between a US Navy SEAL and his work dog, Chopper. Be sure to tune in to the NRA Life of Duty Network on Wednesday, May 22 for the debut of [...]
8 years ago today we celebrated the resolve of war in Europe during World War II. It was a day many remember, especially Walter Hughes. World War II paratrooper Walter Hughes was only 18 years old when he jumped behind enemy lines in Holland. Here, Walter shares compelling memories of his life of service.
Ennis Jackson’s community work was recently recognized with a Star of Life award from the American Ambulance Association in Washington, D.C. He has addressed an estimated 400,000 students in San Diego over the last 2 decades, giving HS students advice on how to avoid destructive decisions such as drunk driving.
Brian Bristol of San Diego shares his story of the day he died and how it impacted him to be here today.
Justin Schorr and I went to dinner with William in Emeryville when he came out to the San Francisco bay for a short Trip. What I didn’t expect was he fact that he is but a young man in the EMS/ Fire service with a very good pulse on how things are from a division [...]
Tom Bouthillet and I traveled to London to visit with the LAS. It was an honor to discuss with them what they have done to improve cardiac care for their citizens and where they see themselves going. From Heart Attacks to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, we bring you stories of how individuals are creating model systems [...]
I began working as a Paramedic in Alameda County for American Medical Response in 2004. It was clear within my first 4 months working my 5 call and getting ready to be able to take calls by myself it would be a system that would teach me more in a few years than what I [...]
Trial by Fire: Part II On the morning of September 11th 2001, Deputy Chief John Norman FDNY (retired) was asleep and oblivious to the attack on America by terrorists until his home answering machine went off with an urgent “all call” message from his department. Norman admits that nothing can prepare person for the things [...]
Trial by Fire: Part I It may be surprising to some that Oklahoma State University is home to the nation’s only accredited Fire Protection and Safety Technology Department (FPST). For decades, historic program has been responsible for educating many of our nation’s finest and most heroic first responders.
Heroes of 9.11 “Memories from Ground Zero” Former FBI Agent Steve Denny recalls horrific memories from the morning of September 11, 2001 in New York City. He reflects on the helplessness of being lead to safety after the collapse of the North Tower along with the agonizing sounds of first responder alarms of those buried [...]
Heroes of 9.11 “Courage” S.E.R.E Program Manager Ricky Arnold, Sr. reflects on the horrific memories of that dark September day at the Pentagon in 2001. Despite being ordered to leave the flame-engulfed building, Ricky and his team knew they had to stay and help. Ricky recounts the chaos and desperation of that day, and defines [...]
S.E.R.E Program Manager Ricky Arnold, Sr. reflects on the horrific memories of that dark September day at the Pentagon in 2001. Despite being ordered to leave the flame-engulfed building, Ricky and his team knew they had to stay and help. Ricky recounts reaching a jammed corridor that served as a barricade between his team and [...]
This is the official trailer for the documentary, Freedom House, the little known story of the birth of Mobile Emergency Care in the United States. Freedom House was born in the chaos of the 1960s. President Johnson had established a number of training programs through the War on Poverty initiative. Most of the unemployed languished [...]
The American Heart Association, in recognition of EMS Week 2012, is pleased to release this Thank You EMS video, which was generously produced by Thaddeus Setla of Setla Film Productions and the First Responder Network with music by iNexus. The American Heart Association continues to value the Emergency Medical Services community and providers as inseparable [...]
Our First episode is out! As we visited Sioux Falls to better understand what they have done to implement a State wide STEMI System of Care we were introduced to an amazing cast of characters. Visit Code STEMI for more on this NEW Web Series and learn the impact it has had on communities!