The Graham Response

Who is Chief Pulvermacher: The MegaMover® Tactical Visionary

Posted by Graham Medical on Nov 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Shooting and mass casualties - it feels like it's becoming a "when", not "if", it could happen in your town. For Fire Chief Joe Pulvermacher, it has happened twice in his small community already. A man in a bulletproof vest outside Milwaukee, WI charged into a third-floor room at the Comfort Suites, shoots his girlfriend and three others before surrendering - two did not survive. A Sikh temple prepares for lunch, as a domestic terrorist walks through the doors, shooting indiscriminately, killing six and wounding three people across this 17,000 square foot facility.

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Topics: MegaMover®

Capt. Wright Lends His Expertise to the MegaMover

Posted by Graham Medical on Oct 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Mass casualties equal mass victims. There never seems to be enough first responders to meet patient needs. While we cannot yet prevent these mass incidents, we can help prepare with the right training and equipment.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS Patient Transport

New Product Highlight: Disaster Response MegaMover®

Posted by Graham Medical on Oct 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The CDC lists multiple natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides and mudslides, volcanoes, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and winter blizzards. Each of these events can have mass casualties with high numbers of wounded. Combine these natural incidents with man-made scenarios such as auto pile-ups, building collapses, terrorist bombings, and mass shootings and it's clear that emergency personnel must prepare for a myriad of scenarios.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS

New Product Highlight: Tactical MegaMover®

Posted by Graham Medical on Oct 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013 resulting in 1,043 casualties. Currently, there are more than 16 such incidents annually.

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Topics: MegaMover®

Case Study: Reacting to EMS Needs With Two New MegaMover® Products

Posted by Graham Medical on Sep 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The original MegaMover® has been used by many fire departments and EMS services. These transport units have met the need to evacuate and transport patients from inaccessible areas for many years.

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Two New MegaMover Products Featured at EMS World Expo 2018

Posted by Graham Medical on Sep 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In response to evolving needs, Graham Medical launched two new MegaMover® patient transport products to expedite the recovery and rescue of victims during mass casualty and active shooter incidents. These portable units were developed in collaboration with EMS personnel from fire stations in Wisconsin. Their design is based on first-hand experience of incidents where victim recovery was required under dangerous conditions. These products will be on display at the EMS World Expo 2018 in Nashville, TN, from October 29 to November 2.

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Topics: MegaMover®

EMS Response To Active Shooter Situations

Posted by Graham Medical on Aug 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

EMS personnel face crisis and trauma situations daily.

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Topics: EMS, MegaMover®

What EMS Providers Have To Say About The MegaMover

Posted by Graham Medical on Aug 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

EMS personnel recently responded to a survey about their experience with their MegaMover® Transport Unit (or units). As we had hoped, they reported that the MegaMover® made providing emergency medical care easier. 

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Topics: MegaMover®

How to Protect Your EMS Staff from Fentanyl Exposure

Posted by Graham Medical on Aug 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

According to the United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency, Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 30-50 times more potent than heroin and up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.

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Topics: EMS Health

Protecting First Responders from Infectious Diseases

Posted by Graham Medical on Jul 10, 2018 2:00:00 PM

As a first responder, it may seem that the world is becoming an increasingly hostile place. Not only are you and your team faced with an increased incidence of traffic accidents and domestic violence that you respond to, now there are increased occasions in which you could be the victim yourself; situations such as an active shooter event, terrorist chemical agent incident, and even infectious organism contamination.

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Topics: EMS Health