The risk of occupational death is two-and-a-half fold higher for EMS workers, while EMS response is also statistically more dangerous than police or fire

By Jamie Thompson
EMS1 Senior Editor

BALTIMORE — Transport is the most dangerous thing EMS providers do — but the full extent of the hazards involved have always been tough to prove.

The risk of occupational death is two-and-a-half fold higher for EMS workers, while EMS response is also statistically more dangerous than police or fire.

A session at EMS Today in Baltimore was told how a recent study on the forces that are applied to EMS providers during transport not only highlights the risks to responders but to patients as well.

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