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EMS Blogs: Networks Rising

The EMS Blogosphere is filled with rich writing, timely event coverage, and interesting opinions about the state of the EMS profession.

EMS Blog Networks

Blog networks loosely organize bloggers that are writing for similar audiences. I first became aware of blog networks when Fire EMS Blogs launched several years ago. About a year ago the EMS Blog Network launched. Recently the First Responder Network has been quietly growing a network. The FRN is anchored by the Happy Medic, formerly of Fire EMS Blogs. The 510 Medic is also part of the FRN network and has been featuring an interesting primer on social media and EMS.

Even with the departure of the Happy Medic, Fire EMS Blogs has some really strong EMS bloggers including the Rescuing Providence, Ambulance Driver Files, and Life Under the Lights.

The EMS Blog Network is the home of the Rogue Medic, the Social Medic, EMS Office Hours, and TOTWTYTR .

Independent Blogs

There are still many independent EMS blogs. Everyday EMS Tips is an independent blog. The outstanding theEMTSpot and BurnedOutMedic. Gomerville is another blog that frequently publishes EMS related posts.

EMS Podcasts

The state of EMS podcasting is stronger than ever. There are more shows than I can listen to and the level of education and production quality continues to rise. The ProMedNetwork is the best place for finding EMS and other medical related podcasts. When I don’t listen to shows at the ProMed Network I either use the Stitcher Android App or listen direct on the shows website. When I listen on the show website I find I am more likely to write a comment or submit a question.

Which EMS Blogs are you reading? Which EMS podcasts are your favorites? Are blog networks good for EMS blogging?


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.