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Alternate Posting Location: Public Safety Face Mask Survey Results

View all of the results from nearly 4,000 cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and corrections officers. Face masks: Here’s what cops, firefighters, medics and COs have to say about use, policy and effectiveness One of the questions is about off-duty face mask use. This is what we learned: Off-duty face mask use by public safety respondents […]

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6 Million Step Challenge (Updating)

In 2020 I am attempting to walk, run or hike at least 6 million steps, as measured by my Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch. Logging at least 500,000 steps a month isn’t a walk in the park (or rather many walks in the park). January. 473,731 steps. February. 450,380 steps. YTD total = 924,111 March. 516,006 […]

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2020 Book Log (updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and will strive to do the same in 2020. The Handmaid’s Tale – dystopia future America (this book was published in 1986, but Hulu series, which I haven’t watched, launched this book into our modern consciousness) Whiteout: A Thriller – indeed a crime thriller set in rural North […]

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I have a joke …

I sat out #MedBikini, but have been enjoying reading and writing the “I have a joke …” trend on Twitter. My three entries: I have a joke about a patient handoff but had to wait 20 minutes to tell it and got cut off before the punchline. — Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) July 25, […]

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News and Events

Alternate Posting Location: Shift Tactics When ‘Resisting Arrest’ Becomes ‘Man Down’

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday afternoon by Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo for their actions or inactions in the May 25 arrest and death of George Floyd, 46. It is reported that officers were dispatched to a forgery in progress, found Floyd in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and that Floyd resisted arrest. because […]

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Dreaming at 1.5x

To fit in listening to my favorite podcasts I recently made the switch to listening at 1.5x speed. For news, sports and interview shows I don’t mind the cadence change. It’s not quite as easy for comedy shows as it messes with the timing. Nonetheless, it helps me get through the shows I want to […]

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Video: Gratitude for EMS Providers

A few thoughts for EMS Week 2020. Thank you EMRs, EMTs and Paramedics. (Full post on EMS1)  

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Health and Wellness

Call Me an Uber

Me (running ~7:15 pace) Man driving in truck “call me an Uber” Me “huh” Man “can I get an Uber Me (stopped running) Man “how do I get to Hoover Ave.?” Me (gives man directions) Man “have a good jog” Me (that hurts) Me (continue running)

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Alternate Posting Location: Face mask is part of your uniform

With unscrupulous manufacturers selling defective masks and citizens donating ‘homemade’ efforts, public safety agencies must establish face mask guidelines. Read seven considerations for purchasing face masks or allowing the use of donated face masks at PoliceOne.com. 7 face mask purchasing and policy considerations for police, fire, EMS and corrections

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Alternate Posting Location: What does a 50% decrease in MVCs mean for public safety?

COVID-19 Trend: Motor vehicle collisions have declined significantly in all jurisdictions. Most motor vehicle collisions receive a joint response from police, fire and EMS, and a reduction in responses by nearly 50% is surely impacting the daily workload for all responders. Have motor vehicle collisions declined in your response area? Read the full article on EMS1: […]