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Alternate Posting Location: What would you do with a $1,000

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 expenses, pause to consider other ways to invest that will increase the impact on you, your family or others. Read my ideas on EMS1.

7 ways to spend a $1,000 bonus

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.