EMS Tips

Alternate Positing Location: Stress Management Tips for EMS

May can be a stressful time of year. In addition to the daily grind of patient assessment, treatment, and transport you might also be dealing with:

  • Planning and delivering EMS week events
  • Graduating from EMT class, paramedic class, or a college degree program
  • Teaching the final days/weeks of an EMT or paramedic class
  • Preparing for your kids to be done with school and scheduling child care
  • Managing spring cleaning and home projects
  • Saving and planning for a summer vacation

I am sure you have plenty of stress in your life. Who doesn’t? In my column at I share several stress management tips that serve me well. Check them out and share your tips. Thanks.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.