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Emergency Medical Services
Site List

The following sites are helpful starting points for exploring Internet resources of interest to EMT and Paramedic students.
  • Southwestern College Paramedic Program
  • BMC: Emergency Medicine publishes original research articles in all aspects of emergency medicine, trauma, and pre-hospital care.
  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) the OES "is responsible for assuring the state's readiness to respond to and recover from natural, manmade, and war-caused emergencies, and for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
  • Emergency Medicine an online textbook on emergency medicine written for medical practitioners and the public.
  • Firehouse.com contains information for members of the firefighting and emergency medical services industries. Click on an interactive U.S. map and find state and regional news, websites, fire department profiles
  • National Safety Council: virtual library of online & downloadable resources
  • Wiser designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.
Subject Directories

These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.
Professional Associations


These databases will help you locate articles from professional or scholarly journals, from magazines, and from newspapers. Articles may or may not be presented in full; contact the main campus library to obtain complete articles. Career Information

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics - information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Contact the Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic Program office at Southwestern College for more information about becoming a paramedic or emergency medical technician.
Your Library has a great deal more information on this topic!

E-Books, journals, magazine and newspaper articles are available online. These services are for current Southwestern College students and staff. Pick up passwords at the reference desk or contact us at library@swccd.edu.
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