Respiratory emergencies in EMS are addressed by EMTs and paramedics using a step-by-step method. The article provides a summary of this method, starting with the initial assessment, where the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation are evaluated. This is followed by proper oxygenation and ventilation procedures. The next step involves determining the underlying cause of the respiratory emergency. The final step includes ongoing reassessment of the patient's condition to ensure appropriate care is provided.