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2022 Book Log (updating)

I kept a book log in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Sea of Tranquility – time hoping novel from Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station 11. Freedom – a series of short books with a book that reflect upon ancient and modern societal meanings of freedom. By Sebastian Junger. The Escape Artist – the first book […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Unmasking Our Heroes

In late April I was able to tour the Unmasking Our Heroes exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum. Read about my visit on EMS1. NYC Fire Museum honors FDNY EMS response to COVID-19 Other highlights of my visit to NYC: Running in Central Park Several bike rides on CitiBike rentals Neal Award wins […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Lives Lost

Flags were already flying at half-mast on Saturday to honor the more than 1 million Americans who have died from COVID-19, when a young man consumed with hate and prejudice opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store, killing 10 and injuring three others. The scope of either tragedy, 10 lives or 1 million lives, is […]

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Alternate Posting Location: The Big Issues in EMS

New on EMS1 … Issue: Red lights and sirens Case study: How to use EMS Trend Report data Issue: Recruitment and retention Do something different: Why it’s time to question everything about recruitment Issue: Hospital bed delays 7 things we’ve learned from the Wolfberg and Wirth ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series

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Alternate Posting Location: Ambulances Held Hostage

There is a lot to learn from the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth examination of hospital bed delays and the rights of EMS to return to service. Read the seven things I learned from the three-article series on EMS1. 7 things we’ve learned from the ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series After you read, sign-up for a live […]

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Wordle is Everywhere

Regular Wordle is the first internet sensation of 2022. Do you play? I need more than regular Wordle. How about? Sports Wordle Music Wordle History Wordle Police and Fire Wordle Geography Wordle And we for sure need EMS Wordle. Read EMS Wordle: Five-letter EMS words you should know on EMS1.com

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Alternate Posting Location: Thriving vs. Living Wage

Paramedics: don’t settle for a living wage. Instead, be audacious and demand a thriving wage for your lifesaving career of community service Read the full article on EMS1. Pay paramedics a thriving wage to end the retention crisis

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Alternate Posting Location: Less congested streets should mean quicker EMS response, right?

My first EMS1 article of 2022 is posted. Has less traffic, congestion impacted EMS response time during the pandemic? Enjoy and drive safe.

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2021 Book Log (Final)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I did the same in 2021. Harlem Shuffle – an excellent novel from Colson Whitehead. Nickel Boys is still my favorite book by Whitehead. Falling – debut novel from a career flight attendant about a high-jacked transcontinental flight. Wild Rescues – terrific auto-biography from FF/paramedic Kevin Grange about […]

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Alternate Listening Location: Serving to Lead

On a special edition of the EMS One-Stop podcast I turned the table to interview Rob Lawrence (@UKRobL), the show host, about his Sandhurst military leadership training and his second career as an EMS leader in the United Kingdom and United States. Give a listen below or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.