Outstanding Twitter Accounts For Paramedics

One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of any career field is to regularly read what the professionals and organizations are saying about it. Social media is perfect for this, and a great number of paramedics and emergency medical services workers are on Twitter. They share stories from their day to day activities and insights into the broader fields of first response and emergency medicine. Paramedics who are looking for professional associations to join, or just want to connect with others in their field, will find that Twitter is a great place to start. The entries on this list are categorized by subject and ordered based on a variety of factors, largely taking into account their level of activity and number of followers on Twitter.

Paramedic & EMS Overview

From current paramedics to retired EMS workers, online magazines, and news sites on EMS subjects, this category features a broad overview of the paramedic and EMS community on Twitter.

  1. @EMS1

    EMS1

    EMS1 is a top online EMS site for some of the best resources pertaining to news, training, and videos. Tweets are usually very introspective to material in the field.

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  3. @EMSWorldNews

    EMSWorldNews

    EMS World News tweets all the different ways paramedics are having an impact across the globe and links to interesting stories concerning those. They also provide great tips for those currently working in the field.

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  5. @setla

    setla

    Thaddeus is a paramedic who uses his unique experience and combines it with skills as a film maker to present issues in a unique light. Tweets frequently touch on photography and elements of film, but also on what it’s like to expand into other careers while still maintaining paramedic credentials.

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  7. @jemsconnect

    jemsconnect

    JEMS – EMS is a place where emergency medical services professionals can gather and discuss various issues and get the latest news on techniques in the field.

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  9. @MDLinx

    MDLinx

    MDLinx publishes 35 specialties daily on many different subjects and has a library of over 2000 medical journal articles & health news summaries.

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  11. @podmedic

    podmedic

    Jamie Davis is the host of a few online shows relevant to nursing and being a paramedic and also produces a specialty health care conference video. His tweets provide in-depth commentary on some of the latest issues in nursing.

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  13. @EMNews

    EMNews

    Emergency Medicine News is the leading publication in Emergency Medicine, often facilitating some of the most crucial and breaking news to the masses. Tweets touch on relevant emergency medicine news.

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  15. @NYCEMSwebsite

    NYCEMSwebsite

    NYC EMS Website is a great resource to see what it’s like to be a part of the FDNY, as well as EMS, EMTs, and Paramedics. For New Yorkers involved with paramedic work, you have to check out this Twitter to stay up to date.

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  17. @InsomniacMedic

    InsomniacMedic

    Insomniac Medic is the blog of a former London Paramedic. His award-winning site has been a great reference point for those paramedics currently working in the field.

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  19. @theHappyMedic

    theHappyMedic

    The Happy Medic is a site is a colorful and well-organized site that shows life as a paramedic and posts incredibly detailed pieces on the job, life outside being a paramedic, and more.

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  21. @Paramedic_Daily

    Paramedic Daily tweets all the latest information concerning paramedics and how they contribute to strengthening communities across the country. Tweets regularly post the news and different EMS news nationally.

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  23. @RescueDigest

    RescueDigest

    Rescue Digest discusses issues with Emergency Services leaders from around the world. The idea behind this being how much easier it is to solve problems with collaborative efforts fueling them.

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  25. @geekymedic

    geekymedic

    Geekymedic is based in Vail, Colorado and runs emsgarage.com, a website and weekly podcast that acts as a great discussion tool for EMS professionals.

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  27. @SteveWhitehead

    SteveWhitehead

    Steve Whitehead is a firefighter and paramedic based in Parker, Colorado who runs The EMT Spot. It’s a great site for anyone who is currently an EMT and wants to read interesting articles.

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  29. @hp_ems

    hp_ems

    High Performance EMS is managed by Dale Loberger who writes about ways to improve clinical care while intersecting with economic efficiency. The tweets are great because of all the different areas they are able to cover.

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  31. @FossilMedic

    FossilMedic

    Mike Ward runs Fossil Medic and is a retired fire captain and medic. He posts interesting tweets with insightful commentary on different issues pertaining to emergency medical services.

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  33. @emssafe

    emssafe

    The EMS Professional tweets insightful articles that EMT’s and Paramedics can use to strengthen their skills in the field. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned paramedic, this Twitter account is a must-see.

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  35. @MedicSBK

    MedicSBK

    Scott runs Medic SBK, a site dedicated to keeping viewers updated on what it’s like to be an EMS in contemporary society.

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  37. @Ckemtp

    Ckemtp

    Chris Kaiser is a paramedic and writes a blog cleverly titled, Life Under The Lights. He tweets awesome information with firsthand experience relating to EMT life.

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  39. @PedroParamedic

    PedroParamedic

    Pedro the Paramedic works in a dense urban setting as a paramedic and explains the particular details of managing being a paramedic in these situations.

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  41. @ParamedicJobs

    ParamedicJobs

    Paramedic Jobs breaks down all the openings for paramedics across the country and how to get a job where ever you would like in the field. The tweets come at an incredible rate, so it’s important to check this Twitter account often.

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  43. @Paramedic_Mike

    Paramedic_Mike

    Mike van Mil works as a Canadian EMS and advocates for many healthcare issues and volunteers for the Red Cross Canada. Additionally, he helps run Paramedic Comp and a few other great Twitter accounts worth checking out.

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  45. @hybridmedic

    hybridmedic

    Hybrid Medic is run by a man named Russell who posts on what it’s like to be a firefighter and paramedic, while also being a CPR instructor, and much more. The tweets are great for prospective paramedic students to see what life is often like once in the field.

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  47. @ParamedicComp

    ParamedicComp

    Paramedic Comp is the official account for the National Paramedic Competition. While based in Canada, they accept competitors from all over the world. Tweets break down the latest developments concerning paramedics and provide ample resources to prepare for the yearly competition.

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  49. @EMSTODAY

    EMSTODAY

    EMS Today keeps paramedics up to date on all the developments pertinent to staying informed in the field. Additionally, they host the EMS Today Conference and Exposition annually to help establish an accredited forum in which paramedics can discuss different issues.

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  51. @chicagomedic

    chicagomedic

    Chicagomedic is the twitter account for a paramedic in Chicago who tweets about culturally relevant material, as well as great information pertaining to being a medic in the 3rd largest city in America.

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  53. @Para_Practice

    Para_Practice

    Paramedic Practice is a monthly clinical journal for emergency care professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field. Tweets often touch on many different areas within the realm of being a paramedic and shouldn’t be missed.

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  55. @DiverMedic

    DiverMedic

    Kevin Reiter runs The Dive Medic, a rouse on what it’s like to be a paramedic working with saving people underwater and the particular obstacles that presents.

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  57. @JoBrigdenJones

    JoBrigdenJones

    Jo Brigden-Jones is a registered nurse and paramedic student who competed in the London 2012 Olympics and is currently training for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her Twitter feed makes a great resource for showcasing how paramedics can excel at their job and still be capable of much more.

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  59. @paramedicSA

    paramedicSA

    Matthew Harris is a paramedic that works in South Africa and goes into great detail as to what it’s like to work there. His tweets touch on many subjects, so it’s a great way to see a well-rounded picture of a paramedic’s life.

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  61. @EMSGrantsHelp

    EMSGrantsHelp

    EMS Grants Help provides paramedics, EMT’s, and many other emergency responders grants necessary to fund your department and better establish a career in the field.

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  63. @themaddogmedic

    themaddogmedic

    Maddog Medic chronicles the interesting perspective of an American paramedic working in the Middle East and detailing the specific dangers his job faces daily. The blog is well-run and very up-to-date.

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  65. @seaneddy

    seaneddy

    Sean Eddy is a paramedic based in Bakersfield, California and runs the blog Medic Madness. The site is interesting to anyone regularly practicing in the field and should definitely be checked out.

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  67. @Caduceusblogger

    Caduceusblogger

    Deep Ramachandran is a social media educator for the American College of Chest Physicians and also blogs for caduceusblog.com. His tweets are great material for furthering an understanding of medical information and ways to improve paramedical work.

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  69. @id44

    id44

    Id44 is run by a firefighter/paramedic that posts awesome information relating to every aspect of being a paramedic and what it’s like from day-to-day.

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  71. @blauermfg

    blauermfg

    Blauer develops high-performance uniform apparel for public safety workers and uses their Twitter account to showcase some of the latest releases and deals tailored for paramedics, EMT’s, and many others.

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  73. @MedicMentor

    MedicMentor

    Steven Kanarian is a medic based in New York City and is the author of the only book detailing September 11th from the perspective of a paramedic. Tweets are incredibly relevant to the field and very informative.

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  75. @999show

    999show

    Emergency Services is the Twitter for The Emergency Services Show, an event that helps demonstrate a collaboration between multiple agencies. Tweets highlight news for the annual event and how to get involved.

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  77. @emjclub

    emjclub

    Brian Cohn, MD runs @emjclub, a site dedicated to making medical literature more comprehensible. He does so through a great podcast series and informative posts.

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  79. @BrokenParamedic

    BrokenParamedic

    Mathew Westhorpe is the author of Broken Paramedic, a blog that engages in discussions pertaining to the struggling ambulance services in the United Kingdom. He provides great introspect on how to solve some of the problems and other useful information.

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  81. @Ruabon_CFR

    WAS_CFR

    Formerly under the @WAS_CFR account name, Ruabon CFR is comprised of volunteers and are part of the Welsh Ambulance Service. The volunteers are trained to deliver basic life-saving procedures such as CPR and emergency first aid.

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  83. @EmergencyIRLMag

    EmergencyIRLMag

    Emergency Service Ireland is a magazine circulated to various emergency services around Ireland. They touch on different developments in the emergency medical field.

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  85. @elycfrgroup

    elycfrgroup

    Ely First Responders is a great group of volunteers training in First Aid and Emergency Life support skills. Their goal is to supplement the emergency responders already available and work alongside the East England Ambulance Service.

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    Companies & Organizations

    Following EMS and paramedic companies on Twitter can be a great way to network and build a connection with professional contacts, especially for paramedics seeking to develop or begin their career. These accounts will also allow you to gain insight into the general professional perspective on the industry.

  87. @ER24EMS

    ER24EMS

    ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd is an emergency medical service in South Africa that tweets all the latest happenings in the EMS community, including incidents as they arise.

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  89. @Ldn_Ambulance

    Ldn_Ambulance

    London Ambulance is the official Twitter feed of The London Ambulance Service and keeps individuals up to date on how they’re helping serve all individuals in the London area.

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  91. @dcfireems

    dcfireems

    DC Fire and EMS is an emergency response team based in Washington, DC that focuses on assisting with all sorts of disasters.

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  93. @NWAmbulance

    NWAmbulance

    NWAS NHS Trust is the largest ambulance service in England and the Twitter account posts interesting facts about paramedics, surveys, and holds discussions.

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  95. @BOSTON_EMS

    BOSTON_EMS

    Boston EMS is the official Twitter feed for Boston Emergency Medical Services. They help to deliver the latest in pre-hospital care and take all precautions to ensure safe arrival in the best condition possible.

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  97. @bluelampfound

    bluelampfound

    Blue Lamp Foundation is the official Twitter of PC David Rathband’s Blue Lamp Foundation. Their noble goal is to assist injured Emergency Services personnel financially and they work with a number of charities to help this happen.

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  99. @PGFDPIO

    PGFDPIO

    Mark Brady works for one of the largest and business Fire/EMS departments in the country, serving Prince George’s County in Maryland. Tweets look at different elements of what it’s like to be a paramedic in an area with an incredibly high volume of incidents occurring.

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  101. @PierceCo

    PierceCo

    Pierce County, Wash looks at all the latest developments around the county that stretches from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound. They discuss all the different happenings and the place paramedics hold in this community.

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  103. @HoCoGov

    HoCoGov

    Howard County, MD is the official Twitter page for the government of Howard County, Maryland and gives all the latest information on different happenings in the area, including a great array of information relating to emergency services.

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  105. @IndianapolisEMS

    IndianapolisEMS

    Indianapolis EMS helps people across their wonderful city to safely and efficiently get to the hospital and receive the care needed en route as applicable. Their innovative life-saving techniques have served Indianapolis in a variety of ways.

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  107. @WeParamedics

    WeParamedics

    We Paramedics connects paramedics to a great community in which to discuss issues they face on the job, along with social media resources.

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  109. @hemsparamedics

    hemsparamedics

    Hamilton Paramedics is the paramedic service for the city of Hamilton, Ontario. Tweets focus on all the local elements of paramedic work and often intersect with other paramedic teams and how they’re serving their communities.

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  111. @OntParamedic

    OntParamedic

    Ontario Paramedic is the official Twitter account for the Ontario Paramedic Association and aims to provide leadership and direction to paramedics across the province, ultimately with a goal to strengthen communities.

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  113. @SA_Paramedics

    SA_Paramedics

    South African Paramedic Services is a private ambulance that has operated since 1999 and helps supplement the emergency services in the communities of Cape Town and Springbok.

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  115. @Sunstar_EMS

    Sunstar_EMS

    Sunstar Paramedics is a service in Pinellas County, Florida that helps support individuals across the county to make sure they have all the resources needed to properly ensure transportation to the hospital and onward.

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  117. @Peel_Paramedics

    Peel_Paramedics

    Peel Paramedics focuses on providing the best pre-hospital care and functioning as a great supplementary workforce. The tweets look at what it’s like in a functioning paramedic unit.

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  119. @SoCalEMSFire

    SoCalEMSFire

    SoCal EMS and Fire looks provides all the latest on developments in the Southern California region as relevant to fires and how paramedics are assisting others.

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  121. @AusParamedics

    AusParamedics

    Paramedics Aust is the professional association for EMS professionals in Australia and tweets often cover many different journals and pertinent health news for paramedics.

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  123. @WpgParamedics

    WpgParamedics

    Winnipeg Paramedics showcases all the ways that paramedics, communications operators, and support staff of Winnipeg EMS help their community and how to deal with some particularly difficult situations.

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  125. @SendAParamedic

    SendAParamedic

    Send A Paramedic is an initiative to help better educate the public on the role paramedics play in emergency healthcare and response. The tweets all touch on many issues and are useful to anyone involved in paramedic work.

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  127. @TPAnews

    TPAnews

    Toronto Paramedic is the official Twitter account for the Toronto Paramedic Association and supports the large community of paramedics in Toronto who strengthen the community they serve in so many ways.

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  129. @ATCEMSEA

    ATCEMSEA

    Austin Paramedics is the official Twitter account for Austin-Travis County EMS Employee Association. If you’re considering moving to Austin, it’s an important resource to check out.

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  131. @SussexCoDE_EMS

    SussexCoDE_EMS

    Sussex County EMS specializes in advanced life support and paramedic care to individuals across the county and helps improve the quality of life for all involved. Their tweets are informative as to anything that could happen relating to disasters.

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  133. @amerambassoc

    amerambassoc

    The American Ambulance Association is the national organization that represents EMTs, paramedics, and all involved with the operational aspects of running an ambulance.

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  135. @hennepinems

    hennepinems

    Hennepin EMS is based in Minneapolis and serves a variety of communities in the area to ensure safe arrival to medical facilities.

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  137. @OntarioMedic

    OntarioMedic

    Ontario Medic promotes the field of paramedicine and paramedics across Ontario in an effective manner that often appeals to those outside the area as well.

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  139. @vemaparamedics

    vemaparamedics

    VEMA Paramedics is a group of volunteer paramedics who ardently believe in serving their communities by putting to use their life-saving techniques. The tweets emphasize all the ways they’re serving their community.

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  141. @healthoneems

    healthoneems

    HealthONE EMS, based in Englewood, CO, is an educational site that organizes conferences, supplies great news, and has an extensive array of offerings for an EMT or paramedic of any level.

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  143. @coderedambos

    coderedambos

    Code Red Paramedics is the official Twitter being run by Victorian Paramedics and helps advocate for equal pay and benefits. The tweets break down interesting developments pertaining to paramedics in the province and more.

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  145. @GreyParamedics

    GreyParamedics

    Grey County EMS is another outstanding EMS service based in Ontario, Canada that leads the way in patient care through 7 stations and a team of over 125 medics.

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  147. @AdaParamedics

    AdaParamedics

    Ada County Paramedics from Boise, Idaho helps reinforce the principles of humanity, integrity, trust, excellence, and stewardship when executing their impressive support services.

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    Paramedic Education

    As new technologies and techniques become available, paramedics need to pursue continuing education to stay on top of their careers. Paramedics who are looking to jump into another medical field like nursing may also be seeking bridge programs or other education opportunities. These Twitter accounts regularly post good info for paramedics who are in the market to further their education.

  149. @ParamedicsUK

    ParamedicsUK

    College of Paramedics is the foremost course for information on getting a degree in becoming a paramedic in the United Kingdom. The diverse resources available highlight interesting information.

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  151. @paramedic_tutor

    paramedic_tutor

    Rob Theriault runs Paramedic Tutor, an informative site that looks at many different elements to being a paramedic. Additionally, Mr. Theriault is a professor of Paramedicine and conducts an EMS podcast series.

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  153. @Paramediclectur

    Paramediclectur

    Paramedic Lecturer is a fantastic Twitter account to check out to get more information on what it’s like to teach subject matter on becoming a paramedic. His Twitter account posts articles in a timely manner that relate to emergency care.

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  155. @ParamedicAB

    ParamedicAB

    AB College Paramedics is the Twitter account for the Alberta College of Paramedics and helps to govern and regulate the practice of paramedicine as in the best public interest. The tweets promote the most relevant content for prospective paramedics.

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  157. @1st_responders

    Bathgate Responders is a charity that responds to emergency calls alongside the Scottish Ambulance Services. It helps make a supplemental force in which citizens can depend on for safe care and transportation to a medical facility.

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  159. @EMS_Safety

    EMS_Safety

    EMS Safety Services helps provide instruction on CPR, First Aid, and even AED Certification. Tweets are incredibly relevant for those who work in EMS safety work.

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    Ambulances: Air, Land, & Sea

    The ambulance is the most recognizable symbol of emergency medicine. Plenty of ambulance operators and companies, across air, land, and sea, are on Twitter socializing with the rest of the EMS community.

  161. @DevonAirAmb

    DevonAirAmb

    Devon Air Ambulance is the official Twitter account for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, a charity that helps raise money to keep the City of Devon’s air ambulances flying. Tweets touch on ways they’re supporting their community through these services.

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  163. @EastAngliAirAmb

    EastAngliAirAmb

    Anglia Air Ambulance operates out of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and tweets useful information about being an air paramedic and how to better support the communities they serve.

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  165. @WiltsAirAmbu

    WiltsAirAmbu

    Wilts Air Ambulance focuses on rapid medical treatment and transportation in Swindon and Wiltshire. Their website goes into further details on their efficiency and the incredible life-saving techniques they implement.

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  167. @kssairambulance

    kssairambulance

    Kent Air Ambulance is a helicopter emergency medical service that was established in 1989. Their incredible life-saving techniques have been an integral part of the community of Kent.

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  169. @AmboDriver

    AmboDriver

    Ambulance Driver discusses all things related to life in an ambulance and what a career is like in the field. It’s a great Twitter feed to read for fresh graduates or those wanting interesting perspective on the job.

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  171. @Ambulance_news

    Ambulance_news

    Ambulance News is a fairly new website and is based in Brighton, UK and gives viewers the best news, pictures, and videos from ambulance services across the United Kingdom and even outside the country.

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  173. @AmbulanceJunkie

    AmbulanceJunkie

    Mr Ambulance Junkie is about an EMT who now does radio work and often discusses issues relevant to paramedic work. The website is great because of the large amounts of useful information.

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  175. @SWAmbulance

    SWAmbulance

    Southwest Ambulance is the largest emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation provider in the state of Arizona and works with communities around the state to ensure the foremost support.

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  177. @medflightone

    medflightone

    Medflightone emphasizes the best care in domestic and international air ambulance service when it comes to transporting patients to different facilities. They’ve been active for over 30 years, so are very well-versed in serving many different communities.

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  179. @QldAmbulance

    QldAmbulance

    Qld Ambulance is the official Twitter account for Queensland Ambulance Service and tweets the latest developments on how paramedics are serving their community.

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