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Alternate Posting Location: #NeverForget Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS

Posted on EMS1 Rapid response: Risk of senseless violence is constantly looming Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS, was killed in the line of duty on September 29, 2022. Russo-Elling, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the department and was a World Trade Center first responder who assisted in rescue and recovery efforts, according to an […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Viral Radio Traffic

A Baltimore City EMS provider attracted widespread social media attention for his response to a dispatcher request to return to service. “For the third time, we told you we are out of service,” an EMT says, repeating himself on a recording of Baltimore City Fire Department radio traffic. “I am completely prepared to tell my […]

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Podcast: Paramedics need a thriving wage – The Overrun

Enjoyed discussing the concept of a “thriving wage” for paramedics with Ed from the Overrun Podcast.

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Podcast: Discussing the EMS Trend Report

Listen to Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp and me discuss the 2022 EMS Trend Report on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Download the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1.

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Has the iPhone made EMS better?

Today is the 15th birthday of the iPhone, a device which I use daily and is hardly ever more than an arm’s reach away. But today I take a contrarian view about the impact of the iPhone on EMS. 7 ways the iPhone ruined EMS

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Alternate Posting Location: EMS needs big laws not little changes

New article on EMS1 Unnecessary and impractical: The laws EMS gets vs. the laws EMS needs Make sure you are participating in the EMS legislative process. Your experience and voice are important.

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Alternate Posting Location: The Big Issues in EMS

New on EMS1 … Issue: Red lights and sirens Case study: How to use EMS Trend Report data Issue: Recruitment and retention Do something different: Why it’s time to question everything about recruitment Issue: Hospital bed delays 7 things we’ve learned from the Wolfberg and Wirth ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series

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Alternate Posting Location: Ambulances Held Hostage

There is a lot to learn from the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth examination of hospital bed delays and the rights of EMS to return to service. Read the seven things I learned from the three-article series on EMS1. 7 things we’ve learned from the ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series After you read, sign-up for a live […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Thriving vs. Living Wage

Paramedics: don’t settle for a living wage. Instead, be audacious and demand a thriving wage for your lifesaving career of community service Read the full article on EMS1. Pay paramedics a thriving wage to end the retention crisis

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Alternate Posting Location: Less congested streets should mean quicker EMS response, right?

My first EMS1 article of 2022 is posted. Has less traffic, congestion impacted EMS response time during the pandemic? Enjoy and drive safe.