Wis. EMS Gets Serious about Drug Overdose and Addiction

January 27, 2017

Drug overdose and addiction was the focus of an all day summit at the Wisconsin EMS Association working together conference. I believe the opioid overdose epidemic is the top problem facing EMS, emergency medicine and public health. I was glad to see the topic receive serious and meaningful coverage at WEMSA. Three articles from the summit […]

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Watch this Oscar-Nominated Film at Your Next EMS Training

January 27, 2017

As a parent I believe my number one job is to keep my kids safe. What that means for me in central Wisconsin is a world apart for what it means for a father trying to keep his kids safe by escaping the ravages of war in Syria. “4.1 Miles,” an Oscar-nominated documentary short film, […]

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Make the Kids Responsible

January 25, 2017

Like many things it’s much easier to require kids to do the work. Michigan is the latest state to pass legislation requiring high schools to teach hands-only CPR to students. More than half the states, including California, Kentucky and Illinois have a similar graduation requirement. I am not a fan of the “make the kids do […]

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2 Best Email Subject Lines

January 13, 2017

My all-time list of the top two email subject lines: Meeting cancelled. Phones are down. Still working on a third best. Tweet

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3 Active, Mass Shooter Truths

January 9, 2017

Friday afternoon a man took a handgun from his checked luggage, loaded it in the bathroom and began shooting passengers in the Fort Lauderdale Airport baggage claim. Truth 1: Mass shootings can happen anywhere Truth 2: Stand up, practice and prepare to deploy a rescue task force Truth 3: Everyone needs to know how to […]

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3 Lists of 3: Early 2017 in Books, Travel and EMS Events

January 2, 2017

While running this afternoon, 5.6 miles into a stinging combination of ice pellets and snow I remembered that I used to construct a lot of blog posts using the 3 Lists of 3 format … this is what came to mind: 1. Books I have three books in progress at the start of 2017. I am […]

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2016 Favorite Things

December 31, 2016

In the final minutes of 2016 here is a partial list of a few of my favorite things from the year gone by. Favorite Cause: Organ Donation My good friend John received a new heart this week. I am grateful for his lifetime of friendship and doubly grateful for the donor’s family for giving my […]

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Ambulance Theft Prevention

December 29, 2016

I had the chance to speak with KXAN about ambulance theft prevention. Read and watch the interview: Video: EMS1’s Greg Friese on ambulance theft, security For more on preventing ambulance theft read 5 ways to protect your ambulance from theft and Locking the ambulance is an absolute duty for EMS providers. Tweet

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3 Best Improvements to My Home Office

December 21, 2016

I have long said the Pandora unlimited, commercial free subscription is the best $50 I spend every year. In addition to Pandora, here are the three best home office improvements I made in 2016. 1. Amazon Echo Dot Even though I purchased the Amazon Echo during the pre-launch introduction sale I was late in considering an Echo […]

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Fire Department Access to Hydrants, Shovel ’em out

December 17, 2016

We are experiencing the joy and exhaustion of big winter storm in central Wisconsin. Of high importance whenever it snows is to make sure we shovel out the fire hydrant nearest to our house. Before …   After … Tweet

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