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Everyone is an Expert

I have long kept a list of areas where nearly everyone believes they are an expert despite extensive evidence to the contrary. My list …. Driving Dog training Other areas under consideration for addition to the list … Investing News reporting Youth sports instruction What else should I be considering?

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EMS Blogs I Read

My list of EMS blogs I read has gotten pretty short in the last couple of years. What other blogs should I add to this list? I read … The Happy Medic Ambulance Driver Files Rescuing Providence MedicScribe Flirting with Adrenaline Fire EMS Leader Pro It seems that many of my favorite EMS bloggers post […]

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Kilted Man in a Cornfield

Perhaps the last thing I expected to see while picking sweet corn in the Whitefeather CSA field was a man in a kilt. Even more unexpected was the shirt this man was wearing … Kilted to Kick Cancer. The kilt wearing man, also a police officer and blogger (and organic sweet corn lover), was showing […]

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Facebook: Power for EMS Good or a Nefarious Tool for Evil?

In preparation for the Pinnacle EMS 2016 conference I wrote this article: How to use Facebook to announce an EMS LODD A LODD is unpredictable, but like any other low-frequency, high-consequence incidents, pre-planning is critical to how your department will communicate with personnel and to the public. My ideas on using Facebook for LODD notification  are […]

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Yes, Read More Blogs

Seth Godin wrote, “reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on.” I use and recommend the Feedly RSS reader to keep up to date on my favorite EMS (and non-EMS blogs).   Where to find blogs and RSS feeds: EMSBlogs.com FireEMSBlogs.com EMS1 […]

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Most Excellance Blog Interview

Excellance, Inc., manufacturer’s of ambulances and emergency vehicles interviewed me recently about my career in EMS and work as EMS1 Editor-in-Chief. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss my chance meeting with Kris Kaull, work at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, a typical day on the job, one of my most memorable EMS1 articles, and to pass along […]

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Who is our EMS dear and fearless leader?

Last week I imagined a rainbow brightened and unicorn laden future for EMS funded by the enormous Powerball jackpot. $600 million became $700 million which became $800 million and by the time the numbers were drawn Saturday night $900 million was at stake. The Ambulance Driver (aka Kelly Grayson) has proposed an alternative spending plan for […]

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Arrowhead EMS Conference Slides

I am presenting two sessions at the Arrowhead EMS Conference in Duluth, Minnesota on Friday, January 23, 2015. Below are the slide decks. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Social Media Concepts and Tools for EMS Education from Greg Friese

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Behind the Scenes: EMS1 Article about Presidio EMS

Presidio EMS is featured in the EMS1.com End of Year coverage. The article, How one rural EMS agency shines at innovative patient care , came to be for these reasons: An EMS1 reader recommended to me that I contact the service director. The service director rapidly replied to my email inquiry Replies to subsequent questions/clarifications were […]

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EMS World Expo Social Stream #EMSWorldExpo

I missed EMS World Expo this year, but I feel like I am there by following the Twitter hashtag #EMSWorldExpo. Were you at EMS World? How have you shared your experience with those of us that were unable to attend?  One of my favorite posters is @mmbangor 4 generations now working in EMS #EMSWorldExpo pic.twitter.com/etRDheGmCG […]