I kept a book log in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Alias Grace – historical fiction about a double murder in Canada in the late 1840s. Bewilderment – a novel by Richard Powers that explores the edges of the universe and impending political and climate collapse. The Hike – a fairly forgettable novel about two sisters and […]
It has been a few years since I’ve run a marathon. I am getting back into long-distance running through trail running. Last weekend I ran the Glacial Trail Run 50k in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It was a glorious fall day and conditions were perfect for running. I last ran this race in 2003, […]
Posted on EMS1 Rapid response: Risk of senseless violence is constantly looming Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS, was killed in the line of duty on September 29, 2022. Russo-Elling, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the department and was a World Trade Center first responder who assisted in rescue and recovery efforts, according to an […]
A Baltimore City EMS provider attracted widespread social media attention for his response to a dispatcher request to return to service. “For the third time, we told you we are out of service,” an EMT says, repeating himself on a recording of Baltimore City Fire Department radio traffic. “I am completely prepared to tell my […]
Harry might have spit on Chris, but cops, medics, firefighters and correctional officers get spit on all the time. Here are a few thoughts, not about #spitgate, but how to react when a patient, inmate, suspect or bystander spits at you. Forget the movie star memes, spit is an occupational hazard
Enjoyed discussing the concept of a “thriving wage” for paramedics with Ed from the Overrun Podcast.
Listen to Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp and me discuss the 2022 EMS Trend Report on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Download the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1.
I was able to present findings from the 2022 EMS Trend Report at the Pinnacle EMS conference in late July. In this short video, Roxanne Peek and I discuss some of the findings and lessons for EMS leaders we presented. Download and read the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1, Fitch & Associates and the […]
Today is the 15th birthday of the iPhone, a device which I use daily and is hardly ever more than an arm’s reach away. But today I take a contrarian view about the impact of the iPhone on EMS. 7 ways the iPhone ruined EMS
New article on EMS1 Unnecessary and impractical: The laws EMS gets vs. the laws EMS needs Make sure you are participating in the EMS legislative process. Your experience and voice are important.