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

Personal WaterCraft & Kids: How to Make Them Fun AND Safe!

Personal WaterCraft & Kids: How to Make Them Fun AND Safe!

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:35 pmSummer is fast approaching and that means that thousands of children will be hitting the water looking to go fast! Summer is the time to think about the beach and being outside and speeding around oceans, lakes or canals in PWC or personal watercrafts. PWC have steadily risen in ownership in the U.S to well over a million and with that increase in ownership... 

Who Here Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid? Ask The School!!

Who Here Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid? Ask The School!!

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:10 pmIt’s a simple question really. How many people at your child’s school are certified in life saving CPR and basic first aid? The answer may surprise you. I am often on the other side of this question training the administrators and teachers in cpr and first aid, and praising them for spending the time and money to go beyond the bare minimum and make sure... 

Nicotine Poisoning: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Nicotine Poisoning: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 11:45 amCongratulations, you have quit smoking. It is a huge step that can add years to your life and give you more time to spend with the ones you love. While quitting smoking is not an easy task, there is a whole industry now providing the products used to replace cigarettes called NRT or Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The most common items used to replace smoking... 

How to Tell if Your Child Has a Concussion

How to Tell if Your Child Has a Concussion

Last updated on March 4th, 2018 at 02:17 pm Head Injuries and Concussions. When in doubt, Check it out. Concussions have gotten a lot of press lately and when we think about concussions, we typically think of sports and athletes but the truth is that concussions and possible head injuries can happen anywhere and while we cannot have our children walk around with a helmet everywhere they go, we can... 

In an Emergency, Please Wait – EMS Will Be There!

In an Emergency, Please Wait – EMS Will Be There!

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:42 amIt is a beautiful Friday afternoon and my unit is dispatched on a 53 year old female having a seizure. Nothing seems out of the ordinary until we find out that the patient is a passenger in a car that is being driven by her daughter who is speeding while on the phone with 911 and ignoring the advice of the dispatcher and the police car next to her telling... 

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

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

Last updated on December 2nd, 2017 at 01:15 pmHaving 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...