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 former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Articles by Greg

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

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

We are just beginning August and already in the middle of an above-average 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... 

Who At Your Kid’s School Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid??

Who At Your Kid’s School Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid??

Last updated on December 11th, 2021 at 09:37 pmEditor’s Note: With the COVID Delta variant placing our kids at a higher risk, and hospitals and EMS systems stretched way beyond capacity, we’re thinking this may be something you just might want to know. ************************************************************************************************************************ It’s a simple... 

These 5 Steps Help Teach Your Children How to Call 911

These 5 Steps Help Teach Your Children How to Call 911

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:57 pmCalling 911 sounds simple, but put yourself in the place of a child is being told to do this under an extremely stressful situation or the child of an unconscious parent that does not know what to do or say? Not so simple now is it? Teaching your child how and when to call 911 is an extremely important lesson for them and will make it more comfortable... 

Home Alone After School? Top 8 Safety Checks for Parents

Home Alone After School? Top 8 Safety Checks for Parents

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:30 amWe are now a few weeks into the new school year and along with all the new fresh faces roaming the halls during school, there are fresh faces staying home alone after school for the first time. Now I’m pretty sure that if you have made the decision to leave your child home alone after school that they are what you deem to be old enough and a responsible... 

Checklist for a SAFE Back to School and Sports. Everyone Ready?

Checklist for a SAFE Back to School and Sports. Everyone Ready?

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:44 pmIs it August already? Yes it is! Or soon will be and that means that soon it will be back to school and organized sports and all the things that make the school year so hectic. As a parent returning one child to school and sending one to his first year of school this is a pretty busy time of year in our house. Mixed in with all the fun of summer... 

This 4th of July, Keep Your Family Safe and Give EMS the Day Off

This 4th of July, Keep Your Family Safe and Give EMS the Day Off

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:45 pmAs summer has rapidly arrived upon us and the kids have let out of school for the summer, the planning has already begun for the July 4th celebration that happens all over our great United States. It is unfortunate that those of us involved in the emergency field will see this happy day turned into a bad one by accidents having to do with Fireworks and...