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Alternate Posting Location: #Spitgate response tips

Harry might have spit on Chris, but cops, medics, firefighters and correctional officers get spit on all the time. Here are a few thoughts, not about #spitgate, but how to react when a patient, inmate, suspect or bystander spits at you. Forget the movie star memes, spit is an occupational hazard

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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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Video: 2022 EMS Trend Report quick recap

I was able to present findings from the 2022 EMS Trend Report at the Pinnacle EMS conference in late July. In this short video, Roxanne Peek and I discuss some of the findings and lessons for EMS leaders we presented. Download and read the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1, Fitch & Associates and the […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Virtual Reality for Law Enforcement Training

Two new Police1 articles about virtual reality. Check them out: Why virtual reality and police training go together Axon Roadshow brings conference experience to police departments

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Alternate Posting Location: Unmasking Our Heroes

In late April I was able to tour the Unmasking Our Heroes exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum. Read about my visit on EMS1. NYC Fire Museum honors FDNY EMS response to COVID-19 Other highlights of my visit to NYC: Running in Central Park Several bike rides on CitiBike rentals Neal Award wins […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Lives Lost

Flags were already flying at half-mast on Saturday to honor the more than 1 million Americans who have died from COVID-19, when a young man consumed with hate and prejudice opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store, killing 10 and injuring three others. The scope of either tragedy, 10 lives or 1 million lives, is […]

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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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Wordle is Everywhere

Regular Wordle is the first internet sensation of 2022. Do you play? I need more than regular Wordle. How about? Sports Wordle Music Wordle History Wordle Police and Fire Wordle Geography Wordle And we for sure need EMS Wordle. Read EMS Wordle: Five-letter EMS words you should know on EMS1.com

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Alternate Listening Location: Serving to Lead

On a special edition of the EMS One-Stop podcast I turned the table to interview Rob Lawrence (@UKRobL), the show host, about his Sandhurst military leadership training and his second career as an EMS leader in the United Kingdom and United States. Give a listen below or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Electric Vehicles for Police, Fire and EMS

As world leaders met in Scottland for the COP26 and debated initiatives to combat climate change, I took a look at the slow, but accelerating adoption of electric vehicles in police, fire and EMS. Read now on: EMS1 FireRescue1 Police1