EMTs Who Do First Responders Call For Help? By editor • Aug 16, 2018 Blood has a distinct, coppery scent. If that's what Brandon Dreiman smelled when he stepped off the fire truck, he knew his job wasn’t going to be easy. The Challenges Facing Local Emergency Medical Services And How They Are Saving Lives Daily By Mark Heyne • Mar 2, 2017 Wikimedia Commons, available for use Listen Listening... / 27:50 Local emergency medical services (EMS) have been taxed by the continuing opioid crisis in our region. During one six-day period last summer in Cincinnati, there were 174 overdoses.