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If I were Governor of Wisconsin #ifiwereGovofWi

David Konig has been schooling me in the ways and uses of “Internet Memes” and with some basic understanding I gave it a go with the Twitter Meme #ifiwereGovofWi (If I were Governor of Wisconsin). You could adapt this Twitter Meme for your own state by replace “WI” with your own state (you probably didn’t need that explanation). Some of these I have already posted on Twitter and some are new.

If I were Governor (general):

1. I would wear a red vest every day to rock it old school like former Governor Lee Dreyfus.

2. I would ban the use of road salt to save money, cars, fish, amphibians, and water bugs.

3. I would ask some scientists to figure out a non-toxic alternative to road salt.

4. I would promote the many options for online education from Wisconsin’s find Universities.

5. I would do more listening than talking.

If I were Governor (EMS):

1. I would extend the EMS recertification period from 2 years to 4 or 5 years.

2. I would adequately fund the State EMS office.

3. I would go on an ambulance ride along in Milwaukee, at night.

4. I would hire a full-time EMS Medical Director.

5. I would lead an effort to engage paramedics in preventive healthcare.

6. I would introduce a bill to remove the exemption of public safety vehicle operators from the statewide texting ban.

7. I would ask the City of Madison Fire Department to teach me and my staff CPR. The next year I would ask Private Ambulance Service to refresh us.

8. I would make CPR certification a requirement for  high school graduation.

If you were Governor what would do …

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.