On the eve of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, I pondered what we can learn from the Olympians in this EMS1 article: What public safety professionals can learn from Olympians Enjoy and go Team USA!
I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021. Two Spies in Caracas: A Novel – historical fiction about the reign of Hugo Chavez in Venezuala. New York 2140 – post-melt climate change fiction imagines the social and economic complexities in New York City after 50 feet of […]
Use Amazon Prime Day, America’s largest retailer’s annual shopping holiday to support public safety. Read 1-click Prime Day tips for public safety on EMS1 (or Police1 or FireRescue1) What’s on your department’s Amazon wish list?
EMS Week 2021 column on EMS1.com An EMS Week thank you to the dreamers and disrupters who have and will continue to improve our profession. Gradual change transforms EMS on EMS1.com
If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a … Florida police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters will be answering the “how should I spend a windfall” this summer when 174,000 of them receive a $1,000 bonus from the State of Florida. Instead of using the $1,000 windfall for gas, groceries, rent or other regular […]
One of the most significant and likely lasting changes has been the widespread use of online technologies like Zoom, GoToWebinar, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams for departmental meetings, training events and community education programs. Like anything, leaders and educators should be considering continuous improvement opportunities for their use of online meeting technologies. Read five tips […]
Every day is a good day to understand the impact of climate change, reduce our emissions and self-treat our stress with a dose of nature. Read my Earth Day 2021 article on EMS1.com Climate change is making the scene unsafe As part of the 2020 EMS Trend Report, respondents were asked “How much of an impact […]
It is EMS on the Hill Day week, the 11th annual event organized by NAEMT, to increase awareness of EMS and advocate for EMS initiatives with federal officials. If you missed your chance to participate in this year’s virtual event, you can still message your Senators and Representative to advocate for EMS with the NAEMT […]
In late February 2020 I stockpiled canned foods, staple goods, bleach wipes, toilet paper and a few other supplies before the real rush caused by the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic and the Trump Administration declaring a national emergency. These purchases gave our family peace of mind and satisfaction that we were a few weeks ahead on flattening the curve. But […]
Lifting and moving a patient-loaded stretcher might feel routine for the crew, but it is a novel experience for the patient. Lifting the stretcher into the ambulance should be treated as a high-risk moment for the patient and the crew. Watch this stretcher drop video and then use the Reality Training discussion questions on EMS1 […]