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

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... 

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

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

Last updated on October 17th, 2017 at 02:02 amAs 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... 

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

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

Last updated on September 13th, 2017 at 12:22 pmEditor’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...