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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 […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Host better online meetings

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 […]

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Continuing Education

2021 Book Log (Updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021. Nomadland – Reminder about how too many of us are just a medical emergency or job loss away from not being able to afford housing. Find Me – a crime thriller about a serial killer. Quite disturbing. Book 1 […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Get a bolus of nature

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 […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Increase EMS funding with 3 clicks!

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 […]

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5 health and fitness pandemic purchases worth every penny

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 […]

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Alternative Posting Location: Train for patient lifts and moves

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 […]

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Alternate Posting Location: 50 police grant ideas

Loosely based on the New York City Police Foundation’s solicitation for proposals that promote officer wellness, support community engagement efforts, honor fallen officers or might meet the needs of the precinct and community, here are 50 ideas to fund with a $20,000 grant. Read the full article on PoliceGrantsHelp.com.

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2021 EMS Trend Report – Take the Survey

EMS providers, chiefs and medical directors. Please participate in the 2021 EMS Trend Report survey, the only industry-wide survey that examines how the profession is changing. Thanks!  Take the survey now.

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What’s the longest you have waited for an ambulance?

An Oklahoma City fire company transported an injured child in the fire engine after deciding they could no longer wait for an ambulance. Read the article, Is fire engine transport ever the best choice for an injured child?, on EMS1. When I was an EMT in far northern Wisconsin sometimes we waited 20 or 30 […]