Health and Wellness

Gifts for the Everyday EMS Athlete

I am passionate about personal fitness and encouraging EMS professionals to meet their health and wellness goals. My favorite activities are running, cycling, and hiking. I also, when time and weather allows, enjoy canoeing, snowshoeing, and hunting. If you are shopping for an Everyday EMS Athlete – an EMS professional – that regularly exercises and uses fitness activities to help them stay strong and healthy on the job, check out these gift suggestions:

As an EMS professional you know the importance of easily accessible medical information and identification. It is especially critical for severely injured patients. The RoadID is a compact and affordable identification solution for Everyday EMS Athletes. I use the Wrist ID Sport and Wrist ID Elite and I also love the fit and styling of their cycling kits.

Knog Frog Strobe Lights

I live in central Wisconsin and much of my fall, winter, and spring exercise is before sunrise or after dark. The Knog Frog Strobes are ideal for the low light cycling I do to alert other bike path users of my presence. They also have variable strobe modes that I can use to increase my visibility to motorists. The best part of the Knog Frog Strobe Lights is how easily they attach – an elasticized rubber – that allows me to quickly switch them from my road bike to my mountain bike and back. [amazon-product text=”Knog Frog Strobe” type=”text”]B002VPDFG8[/amazon-product]

Headsweats Hats
Headsweats Hats, either branded with an event, company, or plain, are the best hats I have found from protecting my face and forehead (ever-expanding) from the sun and keeping the sweat out of my eyes. I might ask for a Headsweats visor this Christmas.
[amazon-product text=”Headsweats” type=”text”]B003RLJH7G[/amazon-product]

What are your gear recommendations for the Everyday EMS Athletes?

Also check out the terrific fitness gear available from Cardio line of fitness clothing from Everyday EMS Tips sponsor Magnum Boots USA.


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.