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

Caution! Beware of Snowmobiles with Kids. As Risky as ATV’s

Caution! Beware of Snowmobiles with Kids. As Risky as ATV’s

Having the opportunity to write for this amazing website has given me the opportunity to bring awareness to a wide range of topics which mostly come from experiences I have had responding to calls here in south Florida at my fire department.  What I would like to speak out today is something I have NO experience with, Snowmobiles.  I want to cover this because while planning a family ski trip I kept... 

Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer…How to Keep Your Family Safe

Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer…How to Keep Your Family Safe

As the winter months rapidly approach and the cold starts to set in, It is inevitable that people will start to break out the heaters.  It is around this time of year that you will start to see an increase in the number of Carbon Monoxide stories in the news and especially in the hospitals.  It’s the Carbon Monoxide I would like to talk about today. What is Carbon Monoxide and how can I tell where... 

EMS Guide to Hurricane Preparation 2017: Keep Your Family Safe!

EMS Guide to Hurricane Preparation 2017: Keep Your Family Safe!

Editor’s note: we first ran this post September 26, 2016.  In light of  this year’s unprecedented hurricane season – and hopefully in time to help those of you in hurricane Irma’s path better prepare to weather the storm – we decided to run it again.  Be safe everyone! We are barely into September and already dead in the middle of hurricane season. While the thought... 

Parents, You Have a Homework Assignment! Make Sure…

Parents, You Have a Homework Assignment! Make Sure…

Good morning parents.  I hope everyone had a fun and safe summer with the kids because now, as if you already didn’t know, it is time to send them back to school.  I am more than positive that each and every one of you is well versed in supply lists and projects that will all be due on the first day, not to mention the beginning of homework.  Well before the kids get any homework, I would like... 

Trampolines & Jump Centers: Fun but Risky, Parents Beware

Trampolines & Jump Centers: Fun but Risky, Parents Beware

By now I am pretty sure that all of us have either seen the ads for or been to one of the many trampoline centers popping up in a town near you.  Or you are one of the many homes in American that have a trampoline in the yard. While I personally have nothing against trampolines, being in the EMS field I am always aware of the dangers they pose and what kind of injuries they would present with.  While... 

Helping Your Fearful Child Feel Comfortable With EMS

Helping Your Fearful Child Feel Comfortable With EMS

We have all seen the scene at the mall. The child is put there with the mall Santa Clause or Easter Bunny and is absolutely in terror and crying their eyes out.  How can this be? Santa and the Easter Bunny are friends and would never hurt them.  Having done many Firefighter presentations at various schools, events, and EMS safety weeks, I have seen these same children have the exact same reaction...