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MCI Response Concepts for EMS (#31daysofEMS)

Mass casualty incident response for EMS is one of my favorite topics as a trainer and as a student. I have had the good fortune to work on several MCI for EMS consulting projects throughout Wisconsin that have involved writing/rewriting EMS plans, developing training materials, and delivering training exercises. The purpose of these projects has […]

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Firefighting News and Events

How to Buy Guides for EMS1.com

I have been writing a series of¬† “How to Buy Guides” for EMS1.com. Here are links to a few of those articles: How to Buy EMS Apparel and Accessories How to Buy Books How to Buy EMS Satellite Communications How to Buy EMS Sirens How to Buy EMS Scheduling Software How to Buy ePCR software […]

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Link: Everybody Goes Home Learning Media

Regular readers of Everyday EMS Tips know how strongly I feel about seatbelt use in all vehicles – personal and emergency vehicles. I also advocate wearing seatbelts at all times with no exceptions. In a few weeks many of us will make New Year’s Resolutions. Why wait 4 weeks to resolve to always wear a […]

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Sales of Blackberry Shift Calendar Benefit Chronicles of EMS

Everyday EMS Tips readers looking for a shift calendar application for your Blackberry check out BBShiftCal from Gasda Software. The software description states, “The Blackberry Shift Calendar is a simple monthly view of a Firefighters platoon style shift calendar. You will find the layout very similar to the paper calendar’s you are already used to. […]

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Tips to Reduce Intersection Collisions

A ¬†headline at JEMS.com proclaims “Howler Siren Cuts Ambulance Wrecks in Half.” The service mentioned in the article reduced its intersection collisions from 16 to 8 after installing a new type of siren that emits a low frequency tone that causes reverberation. Of course collision reduction is great news, but this is likely a good […]

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Video: Household Fire Evacuation Planning

My son is 4 and like all children he is nuts about fire trucks, firefighters, ambulances, and paramedics. We enjoy discussing with him what emergency responders do and the vehicles they use. During Fire Prevention week (month?) we have been talking as a family about fire prevention, household emergency procedures and our family evacuation plan. […]

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Bounce Back: Recovering from Difficult Calls

As an emergency dispatcher, I have heard a wide variety of rescue calls. The worst calls, the ones that cause my immediate increased pulse rate and surge in adrenaline, are the ones involving children. Some of my most memorable calls are for infants that are pulseless non-breathers. I recently had a call for five month […]

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Meet Sparkles the Fire Dog

This is Fire Prevention Week. One of the most important audiences for fire prevention week is children. Susan Maguire is a literacy expert that blogs about information and activities for you to use with your child that will foster early literacy development and a love for books. I know she is an expert because Susan […]

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Calculate your Hourly Expert Witness Testimony Rate

I have never accepted an offer to be an expert witness for a legal case, but I am always flattered to be asked. I usually turn down requests because I hear the squeak of a saw going through the limb I am standing on. Recently my friend the FireCritic reminded me of my general advice […]

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Weight Loss Tips – How Dr. Bledsoe is Doing It

Many (most?) of us could stand to lose some weight. It is just a fact that obesity is a growing and serious problem in every demographic group. Well known emergency physician and EMS author Dr. Bryan Bledsoe shares his own struggle with obesity and his current efforts to lose weight (keep up the great work […]