EMS in the Caribbean

By many accounts the world’s first formal emergency call number was implemented in Britain in 1937 after an angry reader wrote to the Times of London complaining that five deaths in a recent fire [...]

Emergency Response 101

One Sunday afternoon, driving back to Port-au-Prince on Boulevard Harry Truman, I came up on a scene that’s not completely uncommon: a young teenager had been thrown from the back of a Tap-Tap, [...]

Port-au-Prince EMS

At first glance, Port-au-Prince may seem the most difficult place on earth to develop a reliable EMS system. However, with the right partners and shared goals, we’ve seen that an effective and [...]

Haiti Earthquake

Haiti is a small country occupying the western side of the island of Hispaniola, with the Dominican Republic to the east. Widely recognized as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, [...]