EMS Tips

EMS Tips – Be a Conference Speaker – Top 2017 EMS News

1. Submit to Speak at EMS World Expo

Applications to speak at EMS World Expo 2018 are due January 15. Here are three reasons to apply to expo or other conferences.

  1. You do work that matters. Share it with others.
  2. The best way to test out your ideas is to present them to your peers.
  3. EMS audiences are more friendly than you might imagine.

Send in an application and let me know if you get accepted.

2. Medic2Medic Podcast on Top 2017 news

Steve Cohen, host of the Medic2Medic podcast invited me on the show to discuss the top EMS news of 2017. My list included:

3. Be ready for duty

A Pennsylvania fire department was decertified after seven out of nine firefighters allegedly responded to a call while under the influence of alcohol.

Is drinking part of your department’s esprit de’ corps?

All things in moderation, of course, but I suspect the public’s and elected official’s tolerance for emergency responders to have had just one drink or a couple of beers before responding is much lower than we might expect.

Read more about alcohol and culture: Why firefighter alcohol abuse puts us all at risk

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.