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EMS2.0 – a movement for EMS Professionals

My friends HappyMedic, CKEMTP, and Timothy Clemans have started a movement they called EMS2.0 which started with a series of blog posts. EMS2.0 now has a Google Group, a set of goals, and core principles. You can learn more and join the EMS 2.o Google Group.

As Everyday EMS Tips readers know I am a marathon runner. I completed my 6th marathon in the last four years three weeks ago. Timothy asked me on Twitter, “What life lessons have you learned from all the marathons you’ve ran that can help us with EMS 2.0?”

My Twitter responses:


Lesson 1: If a marathon was easy anybody could do it.

Lesson 2: In a marathon the final 20% is twice as hard as the previous 80%.

Lesson 3: For a marathon preparation is physical and mental.

Lesson 4: One race is not enough to accomplish all of my goals. I need to keep running.

Keep your eye and ear tuned to the EMS 2.0 movement. The time is right for EMS professionals using social media tools to lead our profession forward.

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.