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Job Interview Preparation Tips for EMS Professionals

At the interview stage of the selection and hiring process you already have demonstrated you have the basic qualifications for the job. A primary purpose of the interview is to confirm that your personality and professionalism matches with the employer need and workplace culture. Job recruiters will listen to your answers, but they also pay […]

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Favorite Firefighting Blogs and Websites

My interests in emergency response are broad. These are blogs targeted to firefighters that I check daily for new content: STATter 911 is Fire and EMS news from veteran reporter Dave Statter. FireGeezer is a combination of news, training content, and commentary led by retired fire captain Bill Schumm. With multiple daily posts this is […]

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5 Tips to Survive a Terrorism Related MCI

On this anniversary of 9/11 EMS responders reverently watch the flag and remember those that were lost on September 11, 2001. Many EMS providers who have not experienced a large scale MCI may wonder, “How will I stay safe during a terrorist attack or large scale MCI? Steve Kanarian, a retired NYFD EMS Lieutenant and […]

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Blog Festival at

I have been enjoying posts every 30 to 60 minutes today at He usually posts multiple times per day, but today he promised posts at least every hour and he is delivering.

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ICE (In Case of Emergency) Is “NOT” just for the patients!

Guest contributor Tim Green explains in this post the importance of documenting medical history of you and your family well before an emergency happens. Tim Green is a former EMS Service Director with over 30 years experience as a firefighter/paramedic. Tim is now CEO of EMS Options, LLC, dedicated to helping people prepare for emergency events. […]

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Questions to Ask Before Purchasing New EMS Equipment

Many EMS agencies are preparing budgets for the next fiscal year. More than ever funds are tight and cutbacks are likely. This article about the lack of 12 lead capable cardiac monitors in Chicago Fire Department ambulances gets at the complexity of purchasing new equipment. In an Everyday EMS Tips column I encouraged readers […]

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Low Back Pain Prevention Tips

Low Back Pain is a pervasive medical problem. Four out five American adults will experience low back pain. Complementary and alternative medicine is frequently sought to deal with Low Back Pain. As an EMS professional you know the risks of back injury as well as the frequency with which you encounter patients with low back […]

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MCI Response in Israel Workshop: Article and Podcasts

EMS has given me some amazing opportunities. One of the most incredible was visiting Israel in early 2007 to attend a week-long training seminar on terrorism and mass casualty response. While I was in Israel I recorded a podcast each day that was posted at I also wrote an article for EMS Magazine. I […]

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Myth Busted: Hands Free Devices are Safer

Researchers have busted the myth that hands-free devices are safer than holding a cell phone while driving. Read this article about a study that showed hands-free devices are not safer than hand-held phones. A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. Follow these Everyday EMS Tips for eliminating driver distraction:

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Play Online EMS Games to Win Prizes and Earn CEU

New Everyday EMS Tip to earn CEU and win prizes. EMS Expo online games give you a chance to earn CEU’s, be entered into a prize drawing at EMS Expo, and learn EMS facts and concepts, all while having fun. Play, Learn, WIN! now at or by clicking on the game icons below.