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Video: Intersection Collisions and Roundabouts

In this video I share some tips about avoiding intersection collisions and my thoughts on why roundabouts are terrific for emergency response vehicles and privately operated vehicles. (also read Tips to Reduce Intersection Collisions) What are your thoughts on roundabouts? ParamedicTV is powered by

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Encounters on the Road (part 2): Shoveling Tips Video

I drove by as this video on shoveling tips was being filmed by an Affinity Health physical therapist. Three thoughts: 1. They were filming with a Flip UltraHD Camcorder (Amazon Link). Considering the falling snow and outdoor setting the picture quality and sound pick-up are excellent. 2. At the 1:38 mark in the video you […]

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7 Tips for Responding in your POV

If you are a volunteer you probably respond to your station or even the incident in your own vehicle, also known as a privately owned vehicle (POV). For all responders and for all types of incidents, safety starts at the time of call. These are my Everyday EMS tips for reaching the incident safely when […]

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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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3 Ways to Learn More about Risks and Hazards of Meth

Use these Everyday EMS Tips resources to learn more about the risks and hazards of crystal meth. As you probably know meth patients and meth labs pose a significant hazardous materials exposure risk to emergency responders. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that has a severe impact on the central nervous system. Police officers, fire […]

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Pediatric ATV Incidents

More kids die while riding ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) than bicycles. Many more kids are injured riding ATVs. Have you responded to an ATV accident yet? If you haven’t it is probably just a matter of time. Read article about pediatric ATV deaths at My friend Rocco shared these general tips for pediatric assessment […]

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Intexicated while Driving the Ambulance

Earlier this week I scolded my partner for reading a text message while driving the ambulance which reminded me of this excellent article where I first read the term “Intexicated.” Intexicated is a generic term to describe any form of distraction while driving – reading, eating, texting, and talking on the phone or radio. As […]