Categories
Uncategorized

EMT, Paramedic and EMS Leader Scholarships

Freight transportation company CSX has partnered with the First Responders Children’s Foundation to provide scholarships to children in first responder families. The scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year, and are available to eligible candidates who have demonstrated academic merit, community leadership and extracurricular achievements. Since 2006, FRCF has awarded more than $780,000 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Listen: Traits of an Outstanding EMS Professional in 2019

On the 250th episode and fifth anniversary of the Inside EMS podcast I joined co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson to discuss how the expectations and traits of what makes an outstanding EMS professional have changed in the five years since the show started. We discussed these traits: Continuous learning Non-emergency care skills Careful consumer […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Less Travel in 2018

On the road time was down in 2018. Arizona – family vacation and Pinnacle EMS leadership forum California – Urban Shield and work Minnesota – hockey tournaments Tennesee – EMS World Expo Texas – work meeting

Categories
Uncategorized

Wildland Fires: Need More Attention, Training and Support

In California, as well as many parts of the western United States, the wildfire season is lengthening because of a combination of drought, urbanization, invasive plant disease and climate change. The firefighters fighting California’s wildfires, the police and EMS providers who are evacuating civilians and caring for the injured deserve our interest, attention and support. As the […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Friday Night Ambulance Lights

I wanted to know how often an ambulance responds to an injured football player. With the help of the ESO EMS Index I was able to determine the frequency of incidents and injury types for more than 1,000 EMS agencies in the U.S. Read Data: How often does EMS respond to injured football players on EMS1.com — […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EMS Pros are the Best – Uniform Closet for Students in Need

Paramedic educator David Fifer took to Facebook to ask his network of EMS educators, leaders and field professionals for a pair of boots for a paramedic student. “One of my student’s shoes are falling apart, and he’s too poor to afford new ones. Before I just go buy some, does anybody happen to have an […]

Categories
Uncategorized

2018 Neal Award Finalist for EMS1 column

My EMS1 column has been named a finalist in the 2018 ABM Jesse H. Neal Awards, a b-to-b award program honoring editorial excellence. Three columns are featured in the ballot. What President Trump gets wrong about the opioid epidemic Don’t ask paramedics to decide if opioid overdose victims live or die It’s time to talk climate change […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EMS Tips – Trump’s Opioid Promise – Taxis for 911 Callers

1. President Trump’s impact on EMS and the opioid crisis On the campaign trail candidate Trump promised voters he would “end the opioid epidemic in America.” For a President who repeatedly reminds Americans that he is a genius, best dealmaker, top negotiator, and pro-life who knows the best people his actions to keep his promise […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EMS Tips – 2017 LODDs – Personal Safety

I am taking a moment today to remember the colleagues we have lost in the line of duty. 1. EMS Line of Duty Deaths 2017 EMS1 reported 11 EMT or paramedic line of duty death incidents in 2017. 2. Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths 2017 The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a preliminary […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EMS Tips – Medics Who Made a Difference – Emergency! Quiz

1. Make an impact Every paramedic and EMT makes a difference for their patients, partners and family and friends of the patients. Most medics probably go above and beyond for a patient or group of strangers. I love receiving the stories of medics making an impact. Here are three from the EMS1 end of year […]