What a bummer to write that headline … Good Samaritan SHOT!

Emergency Medical Responder Daniel Wesley is a caregiver. As a teenager, the son of an EMT is already a certified Emergency Medical Responder, capable of recognizing a person in need and providing care. Wesley is one of us. He is our brother who like the Good Samaritan saw a person injured in the road and gave care, but Wesley was attacked for taking action and doing the right thing.

Read my three takeaways at EMS1.com:
1. Combined risks are exponentially more dangerous.
2. Anything is a weapon.
3. Targeted for caring.

Daniel Wesley in his hospital bed. (Courtesy Photo) Daniel Wesley in his hospital bed. (Courtesy Photo)

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Find books for the paramedics and EMTs on your shopping list in the Everyday EMS Bookstore. Start with my Top 9 and also check out all of the other books by paramedics.

Or if you need a break from shopping take a break with the EMS1 Christmas collection.

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Video: Jump Roping for Everyday EMS Fitness

November 23, 2016

Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions. Tweet

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Hearts Cutthroat

November 21, 2016

Hearts is an easy to play, easy to learn and fun card game for groups of three or more. It is also a staple evening game at our deer camp. We developed and tested a new version of hearts – cutthroat! Credit to Dennis S. for this fantastic variation to keep the game lively for […]

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Hometown Pride: Green Circle Trail

November 17, 2016

The Green Circle Trail is accessible about a half-mile from my house. From their I can run, walk and bike throughout my hometown, Stevens Point. The Green Circle Trail is a great community treasure. Come visit or relocate to central Wisconsin. Tweet

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What a President Trump Means for Public Safety

November 11, 2016

The only headline more popular this week than “How the media/pollsters/pundits got the election so wrong” was “What a President Trump means for Industry/Group/Business.” I have collected up the What Does Trump Mean for different public safety branches or groups, mostly from the Praetorian Digital family of websites. If you have other “What Trump means for […]

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EMS Leadership: Great Content from Paramedic Chief

November 11, 2016

Paramedic Chief, powered by EMS1, is expert-written articles and news for EMS leaders and aspiring EMS leaders. Regular monthly columns are written by: Jay Fitch & Associates Page, Wolfberg and Wirth Mike Taigman National EMS Management Association Read the November issue of Paramedic Chief enewsletter. Links to all Paramedic Chief eNewsletters All articles posted with can […]

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Paramedics and President Trump

November 9, 2016

In paramedic school we learn a myriad of medical problems – from the unique to common. And new medics are prone to consider everything as equally possible instead of the most likely problem. So many EMS educators use this short exercise. To their students: “Close your eyes. Now imagine you are on a large grassy expanse […]

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Waiting for Polls to Close: Doing Stuff to Pass the Time

November 8, 2016

While waiting for the polls to close, winners to be declared and to learn the winner of the elections. This post was my running list of things I did to pass the time. I had high hopes of staying up late for all the results and speeches, but eventually had to call it a night. — I […]

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Marking Time on Election Day

November 8, 2016

It’s election day. Go Vote! My new hobby … jumping rope (a little hard to see the black rope in this photo), but an apt activity while I wait for the polls to close tonight. Tweet

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