WATCH THE EXCITEMENT

Action-packed!

Fast-paced!

Exhilarating! Exciting!

These are just some of the words to describe the JEMS Games! But don't take our word for it - watch for yourself.

 

The 2014 JEMS Games scenario was set around a NASCAR race. With several injuries to handle, the 3 competing teams had to assess the injuries, prioritize and successfully attend to each injury....and all in front of an audience! This event is not one to be missed. As an audience member, you are able to sit and watch some of the top EMS talent in the country compete and show their skills.

All spots to compete in the JEMS Games have been filled!

To be added to the waitlist (in case a team is unable to attend for some reason), contact Ryan Kelley at rkelley@Pennwell.com  

 

But don't worry - you can still cheer on your favorite team on competition day at EMS Today 2015!

JEMS Games: An EMS Competition

Contestants and winners of the 2013 JEMS Games.

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The objective of the JEMS Games is to create a fun, challenging and educational experience for emergency medical personnel that results in them being better prepared for the myriad challenges that they may encounter in the field. More importantly, it’s a goal of the JEMS Games to enlighten and invigorate EMS personnel from all over the world to deliver the same quality and compassionate care to all patients they encounter after participating in the JEMS Games competition.

The JEMS Games introduces competitors and audiences to new techniques and technology that can be used to manage patients of all levels of criticality. The competition also enables participants to share their expertise, experience, techniques and technology with EMS colleagues from throughout the world.

 

 

CLICK HERE to read through the Rules and Regulations for the JEMS Games.  

MEET THE TEAMS COMPETING  

Bensalem EMS — Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    
    Bensalem EMS has grown to meet the needs of an expanding community, and has become one of the premier EMS organizations in the region. Bensalem has two Advanced Life Support Units staffed by Paramedics 24 hours a day and a third Advanced Life Support Unit during peak hours. The staff consists of a combination of volunteer and career personnel all trained at the EMT or Paramedic level. For more information, visit www.bensalemrescue.org.  

Boca Raton Fire Rescue “A” — Boynton Beach, Florida | Boca Raton Fire Rescue “B” — Lake Worth, Florida

     
    The Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department provides comprehensive emergency and administrative services. These services include: Fire Suppression, Fire Safety Inspections, Fire Investigations, Fire and Emergency Medical Service Education, Hazardous Materials Response, and Emergency Medical Services—including patient transport. For more information, visit www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/fire.  

Centre Lifelink EMS — State College, Pennsylvania

     
    Centre LifeLink EMS is a non-profit organization providing a variety of services to Centre County, PA and surrounding areas. Our primary response area is the Centre Region, covering a population of approximately 80,000. They provide 24-hour ALS and BLS emergency service for neighboring boroughs and mutual aid to surrounding areas of Centre and Huntingdon counties.  Our call volume is approximately 7,000 calls per year, with the majority being emergencies. For more information, visit www.centrelifelink.com.  

Cumberland County EMS — Fayetteville, North Carolina (2014 JEMS Games winner)

      Cumberland County EMS is one of the busiest and most progressive EMS services not only North Carolina, but on the east coast. Their service has won many awards, including the Gold Medal at 2010 JEMS National Paramedic Competition and the 2014 JEMS Games Competition. CCEMS prides itself on having innovative protocols, progressive and interactive training programs, and CAPEable employees who enjoy giving back to their community by providing a public service. For more information, visit http://www.capefearvalley.com/ .    

Empress EMS — Yonkers, New York

    
    Empress provides 9-1-1 emergency medical response to Yonkers with additional mutual aid response to neighboring communities. Additionally, Empress has emergency and non-emergency response contracts throughout Westchester County with districts, hospitals, correctional institutions and private care facilities. They have a staff of over 200 personnel and a 24-hour communications center houses one the most advanced computer aided systems in the region. For more information, visit www.empressems.com.  

FDNY EMS — New York, New York

         FDNY EMS members respond to nearly 1.2 million medical emergencies each year. The FDNY’s 3,000 Paramedics and EMTs make up one of the largest, highly trained emergency medical service in the world. The EMS Command provides advanced pre-hospital medical care anywhere in the world. Its members are at the forefront of every emergency, large and small, making life-and-death decisions that affect the lives of millions of New Yorkers. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/community/ems_overview_042607.shtml.  

FirstHealth EMS Chesterfield — Chesterfield, South Carolina

    
    Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with special training in trauma and cardiac care staff the ambulances in FirstHealth’s Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System. With 50 ambulances and 250 employees, the FirstHealth Regional EMS System is one of the largest ambulance systems in the two Carolinas, covering more than 3,200 square miles. For more information, visit www.firsthealth.org/specialties/emergency-care/emergency-medical-services-ems.  

Harpur's Ferry — New York, New York (NCEMSF Collegiate EMS Skills Competition Winner)

    
    Harpur’s Ferry provides emergency medical care and ambulance transport for medical emergencies both on and off Binghamton University’s campus. Harpur’s Ferry is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) agency providing IV access, advanced airways, narcotics and other advanced procedures to patients requiring more advanced emergency care. They also can provide standby crews for both on-campus and off-campus events. For more information, visit http://harpursferry.org.  

Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) EMS Team

    HCEC is a premier emergency medical services organization committed to preserving lives through clinical excellence, progressive medicine, and professional service. HCEC is an EMS provider in north Houston responding to 9-1-1 emergency medical calls, teaching emergency medicine to businesses and clinicians, providing event medicine services, and dispatching for multiple agencies. For more information, visit www.hcec.com.          

HGH EMS Rescue — Winnemucca, Nevada

    
    HGH EMS Rescue provides advanced life support services to approximately 19,000 residents and responds to about 2,100 calls a year with a fleet of 18 ambulances and two rescue units. Crews fight for life in the harshest of conditions including dense sagebrush, mountainous sand dunes, unpaved roads and weather conditions that can quickly turn sour. The staff includes more than 50 paramedics, EMS RNs, advanced emergency medical technicians, and emergency medical technicians. For more information, visit www.hghospital.ws/Our_Services/EMS_Rescue.aspx.  

London Ambulance — United Kingdom

    
    London Ambulance is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK to provide healthcare that is free to patients at the time they receive it. They are also the only London-wide NHS trust with over 4,500 staff, who work across a wide range of roles based in 70 ambulance stations. They serve more than seven million people who live and work in the London area. For more information, visit www.londonambulance.nhs.uk.  

Lucas County EMS (LCEMS) Team 1 — Lucas County, Ohio | Lucas County EMS (LCEMS) Team 2 — Lucas County, Ohio

   
    Lucas County EMS (LCEMS) is a countywide emergency medical service. It is a paramedic service which responds to the most severe medical and trauma cases called in to 9-1-1. LCEMS uses a tiered system of response. Virtually all requests for medical assistance do receive a first tier EMS response by Fire Departments. For more information, visit http://co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=412.          

MCHD EMS — Dumas, Texas

    
    MCHD EMS is staffed by skilled professionals who are kept current in the latest life saving techniques and are equipped with the latest state of the art technology. MCHD EMS is housed and run by Moore County Hospital District, They are also proud to offer Continuing Education classes for both professionals and community members alike.  For more information, visit www.mchd.net/emergency-services.html.  

Queen Anne's County — Centreville, Maryland

   
    The Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services is a department that brings together four closely tied yet distinct functions or divisions, operating under one umbrella. The communications, emergency medical services, emergency management, and office of the fire marshal functions are led by assistant chiefs who oversee complex organizations, have equal rank, and manage their divisions as separate operations, while at that same time enjoying a close partnership with the other chiefs sharing ideas and resources. For more information, visit www.qacdes.org.  

Saint Francis Hospital EMS Team 1— Wilmington, Delaware | Saint Francis Hospital EMS Team 2 — Wilmington, Delaware

    
    Saint Francis Hospital EMS provides basic life support care for the critically ill or injured in the pre-hospital setting until the patient is relinquished to the Saint Francis Hospital or the accepting medical facility. For more information, visit http://stfrancishealthcare.org.  

Surry County EMS — Mount Airy, North Carolina

      
   
On July 2, 1974, Surry County (N.C.) began providing EMS. At that time, Surry County EMS operated 22 employees on a 24/24 shift and employees enrolled in their first two basic EMT classes with both graduating Dec. 13, 1974. In November 1976, the first class of EMT-Intermediates graduated, improving the level of care offered to county citizens. In July 1980, Surry County EMS graduated its first class of Mobile Intensive Care Technicians, known today as EMT-Paramedics. In 1989, Surry County EMS changed its name to Surry County Emergency Services. Today, Surry County Emergency Services offers the citizens and visitors of Surry County with skills including 12-lead ECG interpretation and transmission, capnography, intubation and rapid sequence intubation while developing injury prevention programs aimed at reducing the loss of life caused by preventable injuries.
The competition team has combined to win first place in several state and national EMS competitions, as well as placing second and third. In the team picture (left to right): Barry McMillian, Roger Horton, Justin Bowers and Robert Coleson.          

Sussex County EMS — Georgetown, Delaware

    
    Sussex County EMS operates as a non-transporting EMS agency providing paramedic services using eight specially designed ALS rapid response vehicles and two district supervisors. The ambulance transportation of patients is provided by 21 BLS transport services (with a SCEMS Paramedic on-board if the patient meets ALS criteria), or by ALS helicopter service provided by the Delaware State Police and Life Net, which are both stationed in Sussex County. For more information, visit www.sussexcountyde.gov/emergency-medical-services.  

Team New Zealand (Team AUT) — New Zealand

    
    New Zealand’s team of highly qualified professionals is prepared to work effectively within communities, caring for people, and saving lives. For more information, visit www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/health-sciences/paramedic-and-emergency-management  

Team Australia

        United Voice Queensland is the professional ambulance officers’ union in Queensland, Australia. United Voice advocates on behalf of ambulance officers to make sure their voice is heard in the workplace, in the community and in government. Through industrial activity, enterprise bargaining and campaigning, United Voice works hard to ensure the rights and conditions of ambulance officers are protected. Members come from all sections of the ambulance service and include paramedics, communications officers and patient transport officers. The team participating in the 2015 JEMS Games is also sponsored by Queensland Ambulance Service and the National Council of Ambulance Unions. For more information visit http://ambulance.myunitedvoice.org/  

Virtua EMS — Mount Laurel, New Jersey

    
    Virtua EMS is the sole provider of paramedics throughout Burlington and Camden County. Virtua's paramedics receive nearly 2,000 hours of training and respond to more than 50,000 calls a year.  For more information, visit http://www.virtua.org/en/health/emergency-medical-services/Emergency%20Medical%20Services.aspx  

Wake County EMS — Sanford, North Carolina

    
    The Wake County Department of Emergency Medical Services is responsible for the provision of EMS throughout Wake County. The responsibility is met with paramedic staffed ambulances, Advanced Practice Paramedics, district chiefs, professional development staff and administrative support staff. Wake County EMS is actively engaged in Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) initiatives, which are designed to provide more efficient means of care for our community. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/ems.  

Wilson County EMS — Wilson County, North Carolina

         Wilson County Emergency Medical Services provides emergency paramedic level care and transportation to a largely rural community of about 80,000 people located approximately 45 miles east of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wilson County EMS System encompasses the 373 miles of Wilson County. For more information, visit www.wilsoncountyems.com.  
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