Orlando Active Shooter Will Cause EMS to Level Up for Active Shooter Response

June 12, 2016

Today’s mass shooting and terrorism incident in Orlando is an immediate and likely an ongoing incident for all EMTs and paramedics to learn from and contemplate. My rapid reaction … What happened: A single gunman with an assault rifle killed 50 people and injured dozens more at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando early Sunday morning. […]

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Yes, Read More Blogs

June 4, 2016

Seth Godin wrote, “reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on.” I use and recommend the Feedly RSS reader to keep up to date on my favorite EMS (and non-EMS blogs).   Where to find blogs and RSS feeds: EMSBlogs.com FireEMSBlogs.com EMS1 […]

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EpiPen photos made me Flickr famous

May 24, 2016

For more than 10 years I have been writing for online trade publications (EMS1 and EMS World), posting to this blog, heavily tweeting and posting publicly to Facebook, podcasting hundreds of episodes, uploading presentations to SlideShare and just generally being an open book on the internet. But no post, Tweet, podcast, slide deck, article, YouTube […]

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Change EMS by getting involved

May 23, 2016

Changing EMS by ranting on Facebook, posting musings to a blog or thumbing up or down instagram photos is unlikely to sway the opinions of lawmakers, regulators or other decision makers. Instead join professional organizations, write and call your elected representatives, show up to meetings and encourage your peers to do the same. I was surprised […]

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Race Report: EMS Week 2016 10K #EMSVRC

May 15, 2016
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The EMS Appreciation Week 2016 5K/10K is a virtual running race hosted by the Virtual Running Club during EMS Week with a portion of each registration fee going to the National EMS Memorial Foundation. (read about the race on EMS1) I ran my 10K, which can be run any time during EMS week for medal eligibility, this […]

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Most Excellance Blog Interview

May 13, 2016

Excellance, Inc., manufacturer’s of ambulances and emergency vehicles interviewed me recently about my career in EMS and work as EMS1 Editor-in-Chief. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss my chance meeting with Kris Kaull, work at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, a typical day on the job, one of my most memorable EMS1 articles, and to pass along […]

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Two Runs Two Oceans

May 7, 2016

In late March I ran to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This morning I ran from a hotel near LAX to a beach on the Pacific Ocean. When I travel I try to run to specific points of interest. Tweet

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Tourist time in San Francisco

May 5, 2016
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I turned my morning commute walk from my hotel to the Praetorian Digital office into a tourist walk yesterday. A few of the sights along the way (Garmin data).     Tweet

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Punish the Driver or Change the Culture

May 2, 2016

Last week EMS1 reported news of an ambulance being driven at 17 miles per hour above the speed limit. The borderline ridiculous incident had all the makings of a ‘gotcha’ story by the local television station. Leading me to ponder about the driver: Good person, bad day, bad behavior? Bad person, bad behavior? Good person, bad culture, […]

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De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1

April 30, 2016
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Chief Dennis Rubin and his firefighter/paramedics at De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1 were kind enough to give my son and me a tour Friday afternoon. We had a nice visit and chance to discuss hockey, big city vs. small city department leadership, medical protocols, and community paramedicine.   Tweet

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