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

Trampolines & Jump Centers: Fun but Risky, Parents Beware

Trampolines & Jump Centers: Fun but Risky, Parents Beware

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 12:11 amBy 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... 

Helping Your Fearful Child Feel Comfortable With EMS

Helping Your Fearful Child Feel Comfortable With EMS

Last updated on June 13th, 2017 at 02:30 pmWe 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... 

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

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

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:07 pmWelcome 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... 

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

Last updated on March 17th, 2017 at 01:34 pmSome 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... 

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

Last updated on June 2nd, 2017 at 09:30 pmNow 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... 

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

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

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 12:12 amThe 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...