Thank you to the First Responders who are working tirelessly to keep our communities safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a challenging time and we want to ensure you have the latest and most relevant information. Therefore, we compiled the quick list of resources below to help you navigate this unprecedented situation.

PPE Supplies

There is a lot of information circulating on PPE, infection control and other pertinent medical supplies. Explore the various resources below to stay up-to-date.

Bound Tree: COVID-19 Updates
CDC: Strategies to Optimize PPE & Equipment
CDC: Burn Rate Calculator
HIDA: COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment FAQs
Battelle: Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System Services Now Available at No Charge
EMS1: FEMA Releases Exercise Starter Kit to Help Agencies Conduct COVID-19 Transition Workshops
CDC: Counterfeit Respirators/Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
IAFF: PPE and Decontamination
CDC: Detecting Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
FDA: Hand Sanitizer Recalled
FBI: PPE Fraud Scheme Targeting Healthcare Sector and Utilizing a False FBI Asset Verification Line to Steal PII
HIDA: What Does Allocation Mean In The Healthcare Supply Chain
HIDA: Medical Products Distribution By-The-Numbers
HIDA: A Lack of Manufacturing Capacity Is Causing A Global Glove Shortage
HIDA: PPE Companies Are Ramping Up Manufacturing In The U.S. (Infographic)
HIDA: Vetting Offers For PPE From Unknown Sources (FAQ)
HIDA: A Lack of Manufacturing Capacity is Causing a Global Glove Shortage (Infographic)
HIDA: Shipping Challenges Causing PPE Delivery Delays, Cost Increases (Infographic)
HIDA: Working With Your Supply Chain Partners To Avoid PPE Scams
HIDA: Healthcare Distribution Overview
HIDA: Shipping Challenges Causing Medical Supply Delays, March 2021 (Infographic)
HIDA: Medical Products Distributors Delivered 51 Billion Units of PPE in 2020

EMS Guidance

Get the latest industry information on ways to protect yourself and your patients against COVID-19.

CDC: Interim Guidance for EMS
CDC: Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19
NAEMT: COVID-19 Resources for EMS Practitioners
EMS1: Protecting Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
EMS1: COVID-19 Testing for First Responders: Understanding Antibody Tests and Immunity
CDC: Coping with COVID-19 Stress
EMS1: Addressing Your Concerns: COVID-19 Resources for EMS Personnel
EMS1: First Responders, COVID-19 and Stress: Tips for Finding Peace
EMS1: The Unintended Consequences of Social Distancing
EMS1: COVID-19: How Public Safety Companies are Assisting the Frontline Pandemic Response
EMS1: What's Next? How EMS Can Survive the Economic Downturn
EMS1: Quiz: COVID-19 Facts, Patient Care, Guidelines and Response Steps
EMS World: AHA Statement on Bystander CPR During COVID-19 Pandemic
EMS World: Senate Passes Bill to Help Families of First Responders Lost to COVID-19
EMS World: Facing Stark Survey Data, NAEMT Seeks Help Pressing Congress
EMS World: Spotting the Clotting: Hypercoagulopathy in COVID-19
EMS World: When COVID-19 Hits Home: The Fine Line Between Fear and Caution
EMS.GOV: COVID-19 -Disinfection of Structural Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment
EMS1: EMS education in the age of social distancing
EMS1: Legislative hurdles check hazard pay, PSOB benefits
FEMA: Burnout, self-care and COVID-19 exposure for first responders
EMS World: EMS After COVID-19
EMS1: Tracing a new pathway for EMS workers
IAFF: Resources for Firefighters
EMS World: The Clinical Presentation for EMS
NREMT: All Certification-Related Deadlines Extended
IAFC: Navigating Mass Gatherings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
NVFC: COVID-19 Information and Resources for Emergency Responders
CDC: Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CDC: How to Safely Put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CDC: Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) When Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19
CDC: Facemask Do’s and Don'ts for Healthcare Personnel
CDC: Respirator On/Respirator Off
EMS1: Best Practices to Minimize COVID-19 Aerosolization
EMS1: HHS Releases Guidelines For Naloxone Administration During Pandemic
EMS1: First Responders Remain A Priority In Scientific Panels' New Vaccine Guidance
EMS World: Infographic: Maximize Your Well-Being During COVID
EMS1: Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
EMS World: The EMS Role in Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Programs - Eagles
EMS World: Fauci's Hierarchy of Safety During COVID-19
HIDA: What Does Allocation Mean In The Healthcare Supply Chain
HHS: PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit
HHS: HHS Allocates Lilly Therapeutic to Treat Patients with Mild-Moderate COVID-19
HHS: Explaining Operation Warp Speed
EMS1: COVID-19 Reinfection FAQS
EMS World: Leveraging MIH Against COVID-19
HIDA: Trust Your Distributor To Help You Avoid Fraudulent Supply Offers (Infographic)
EMS1: COVID-19 Variants: What First Responders Need to Know
EMS1: Ten Things We Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic
JEMS: EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
NREMT: COVID-19 National EMS Certification Information
HIDA: COVID-19 Chartbook US Weekly, By State
HIDA: HIDA Welcomes Biden Administration Focus on Prioritizing Increase of PPE Supply
NIH: NIH Launches Database to Track Neurological Symptoms Associated with COVID-19
EMS1: CDC to Host Online National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
EMS1: NHTSA OEMS Lists Training Resources to Help EMS Providers Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
EMS World: COVID-19's Relation to Myocarditis
FDA: Are There "FDA Registered" or "FDA Certified" Medical Devices? How Do I Know What Is FDA Approved?
EMS1: The Impact of the American Rescue Plan on Local Government
EMS1: Listen: Zavadsky, Ludwig & Lawrence Discuss Vaccine Hesitancy, PPE Fatigue, and Treatment in Place Hurdles
CDC: Strategies for Sharps Disposal Container Use During Supply Shortages
CDC: Safe and Proper Sharps Disposal During the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign
FDA: FDA Recommends Transition from Use of Decontaminated Disposable Respirators - Letter to Health Care Personnel and Facilities

Grants

Find out more about the federal, state and private grants available to aid first responders and local government professionals.

EMS1: CARES Act and Grant Funding
Lexipol: Response & Recovery Grants for Public Safety
NAEMT: What EMS Needs to Know About the Latest Round of HHS COVID Funds
FEMA: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
IAFC: $100 Million AFG COVID-19 Response Application
EMS1: Telehealth Funding Eligibility Under the CARES Act
U.S. Treasury: The CARES Act: COVID-19 Relief Fund
AFG-S: Unprecedented: Second Round of AFG-S Grants to Open in October
AFG-S: Second Round of AFG-S Grants Due Soon
HRSA: 5 HRSA Programs Offering EMS Grant Funding
FEMA: Assistance To Firefighters Grant Programs Workshops
FEMA: Assistance To Firefighters Grant Program
EMS1: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Grants For Public Safety
NAEMT: Funding Sources
SAMHSA: Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant
FEMA: SAFER Grant Program
EMS1: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Grants For Public Safety
DHS: DHS Announces Funding Opportunities
EMS1: CMS Announces ET3 Medical Triage Line Funding Opportunity

Webinars and Videos

In partnership with EMS World

Watch these on-demand webinars to get your questions answered about this new threat and how EMS is responding.

EMS World: FAQ-Check: Top Docs Answer Your COVID-19 Questions
EMS World: How to Maintain Educational Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
EMS World: COVID-19 Testing: Promises, Problems and Potential
EMS World: The COVID-19 Infodemic: Cures, Controversy and Confusion
EMS1: How to Apply for FEMA COVID-19 Assistance
EMS1: How to Properly Don and Doff PPE on COVID-19 Calls
EMS1: From Patient Zero to Present: Combatting A National Outbreak with a Data Driven Approach
EMS World: COVID-19 Updates from EMS Medical Directors
EMS World: The Coronavirus and Your Social Health
EMS World: Lessons From a Children's Ambulance Cleaning Program That Can Be Used for COVID-19 & Beyond

Podcasts

In partnership with EMS1

Listen to the Inside EMS podcast every Wednesday and Friday to hear hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the latest topics surrounding COVID-19.

Inside EMS: Overcoming the virus: A paramedic describes his COVID-19 experience
Inside EMS: Using data to make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic
Inside EMS: How an EMS medical director prepared for the pandemic
Inside EMS: Are private EMS agencies being forgotten during the pandemic?
Inside EMS: Pandemic prep: Hospital coordination, PPE best practices and community paramedicine
Inside EMS: How an EMS medical director prepared for the pandemic
Inside EMS: Inside the NY COVID-19 surge: An EMT shares his experience on the frontlines
Inside EMS: Host Kelly Grayson shares his COVID-19 response experience
Inside EMS: How to reduce stress during a pandemic, with Mike Taigman
Inside EMS: The new normal: Living and working during the pandemic
Inside EMS: What does good leadership look like during a pandemic?
Inside EMS: Fla. Assistant Chief of Special Ops shares his agency's pandemic preparations
Inside EMS: EMS1: The future of EMS staffing post-pandemic
Inside EMS: EMS1: How will EMS be perceived after the global Pandemic subsides?
EMS World: The Coronavirus Vaccine: Myths, Questions And Truths With Ken Scheppke

Free Online CEUs

From Bound Tree University

Take these two free online CEUs at Bound Tree University to help prepare you for the challenges of responding to COVID-19.

BTU: COVID-19 for EMS and Fire Personnel
BTU: Infectious and Communicable Diseases