About Greg Atwood

Greg Atwood is a Firefighter /Paramedic in Coral Gables Florida and works for the Coral Gables Fire Rescue. He is an American Heart Association certified instructor in BLS ( Basic Life Support ), ACLS ( Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support ), and PALS ( Pediatric Advanced Life Support ). Greg currently lives in Miami Florida with his beautiful wife Alexa and their 2 sons, Connor and Jake. Greg is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Articles by Greg

Teachers, Counselors, Coaches: How To Keep Your Kids Hydrated

Teachers, Counselors, Coaches: How To Keep Your Kids Hydrated

Welcome to Fire Academy!  It is now 7am and the PT or Physical Training is about to begin.  The instructor for the class has many things on his/her mind but none more important than two things we preach most, Safety and Hydration.  Before any work is done it is the job of the instructor to make sure that the class has hydrated and is prepared for what is about to take place.  The importance of... 

How to Help If Your Child Has a Seizure: Call EMS and Don’t Panic

How to Help If Your Child Has a Seizure: Call EMS and Don’t Panic

Some children are prone to seizures and having met many of these parents and taken many of these children to the hospital, I know these parents are acutely aware of what to do and how to do it in the event of another seizure.  It’s the children that have never had a seizure before and you the parents that have never had to deal with one before that we will focus on. The type of seizure most commonly... 

Summer’s On the Way: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Near Water

Summer’s On the Way: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Near Water

Now that the holidays have passed and the school year is back in full swing, the kids can see spring break and summer on the horizon. Spring break will be here in a few months and before you know it summer will be in full swing as well.  I realize that I am writing this from warm and sunny Miami and you may be reading this with 4 feet of snow outside but it does not change the fact that now is the... 

Parents, Forget Cool! Get Your Kids the Boring Safety Pads

Parents, Forget Cool! Get Your Kids the Boring Safety Pads

The holiday season is upon us and all the little boys and girls have made their lists and are hoping for that new toy they have been dying for.  Some kids are hoping for video games, some kids are hoping for dolls, and some are hoping for bikes and skateboards.   While the video games and dolls can be exciting, it is the bikes, skateboards, and other moving toys that need our attention.   While... 

Holiday Decorations & Kids: Hidden Dangers You Need to Avoid

Holiday Decorations & Kids: Hidden Dangers You Need to Avoid

The holidays are fast approaching and the preparation has already begun for Thanksgiving and eventually Christmas.  Family will be coming over to your home or you will be traveling to theirs for food and festivities.  While this time of year is a joyful one please keep in mind the little things that pose a danger to the children.  Things like electricity from lights and decorations, breakable objects... 

An EMS Guide to Hurricane Preparation: Keep Your Family Safe!

An EMS Guide to Hurricane Preparation: Keep Your Family Safe!

We are deep into September and dead in the middle of hurricane season. While the thought of being in hurricane season may not concern most people, the thought of getting ready for a hurricane can cause some worry and panic if left to the last minute.  The long lines, the financial cost, and finally the letdown when yet another hurricane comes and goes and turns out to be nothing more than a windy,...