A Baltimore City EMS provider attracted widespread social media attention for his response to a dispatcher request to return to service. “For the third time, we told you we are out of service,” an EMT says, repeating himself on a recording of Baltimore City Fire Department radio traffic. “I am completely prepared to tell my […]
Harry might have spit on Chris, but cops, medics, firefighters and correctional officers get spit on all the time. Here are a few thoughts, not about #spitgate, but how to react when a patient, inmate, suspect or bystander spits at you. Forget the movie star memes, spit is an occupational hazard
Enjoyed discussing the concept of a “thriving wage” for paramedics with Ed from the Overrun Podcast.
Listen to Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp and me discuss the 2022 EMS Trend Report on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Download the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1.
I was able to present findings from the 2022 EMS Trend Report at the Pinnacle EMS conference in late July. In this short video, Roxanne Peek and I discuss some of the findings and lessons for EMS leaders we presented. Download and read the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1, Fitch & Associates and the […]
Today is the 15th birthday of the iPhone, a device which I use daily and is hardly ever more than an arm’s reach away. But today I take a contrarian view about the impact of the iPhone on EMS. 7 ways the iPhone ruined EMS
New article on EMS1 Unnecessary and impractical: The laws EMS gets vs. the laws EMS needs Make sure you are participating in the EMS legislative process. Your experience and voice are important.
Two new Police1 articles about virtual reality. Check them out: Why virtual reality and police training go together Axon Roadshow brings conference experience to police departments
In late April I was able to tour the Unmasking Our Heroes exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum. Read about my visit on EMS1. NYC Fire Museum honors FDNY EMS response to COVID-19 Other highlights of my visit to NYC: Running in Central Park Several bike rides on CitiBike rentals Neal Award wins […]
Flags were already flying at half-mast on Saturday to honor the more than 1 million Americans who have died from COVID-19, when a young man consumed with hate and prejudice opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store, killing 10 and injuring three others. The scope of either tragedy, 10 lives or 1 million lives, is […]