Firestorm: October 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Firestorm Screens at EMS Expo

FIRESTORM screened twice this week at the EMS Expo and Conference at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The conference features educational workshops and labs by industry professionals as well as the latest EMS products, technologies and innovation.

Both on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1, director Julie Winokur was on hand to screen her film and answer questions from the audience. Check out some photos from the expo:

Update on our June 23 post ("LAC+USC 'Dangerously Overcrowded' ")
Emergency department services in LA County's USC hospital continue to worsen according to an article from

In August 2010, overcrowding took place 98 percent of the time, up from 80 percent in July. As a result, "adults arriving in the emergency room wait an average 12 1/2 hours from the time they are triaged until they are admitted or discharged."