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U.S. Capitol Attack Lessons for Law Enforcement

This Police1 article posted after the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Early lessons from the Capitol Building attack

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6 Million Step Challenge (Updating)

In 2020 I walked, ran or hiked at least 6 million steps, as measured by my Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch. Logging at least 500,000 steps a month isn’t a walk in the park (or rather many walks in the park). January. 473,731 steps. February. 450,380 steps. YTD total = 924,111 March. 516,006 steps. YTD total […]

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2020 Book Log (updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and will strive to do the same in 2020. The Guardians – a John Grisham novel about freeing innocent men and women from prison for crimes they did not commit. Pre-print of a physician written auto-biography – patient cases, poems and self-reflection. Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Medic kills shooter

On December 17, 2020, two Arkansas paramedics were shot on duty. Officials say one of the paramedics returned fire, killing the gunman who shot them after an argument.  Read Rapid response: EMS needs to anticipate, prepare for violent attacks on EMS1. While you are there, answer this poll question.

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Alternate Posting Location: 2021 Predictions for EMS

There are only 11 days left in 2020, but many of the issues and challenges related to COVID-19, the pandemic, and economic ruin for many individuals and organizations are sure to persist. Nonetheless, EMS leaders look ahead to the opportunities for growth, service expansion and applying the hard-won lessons of 2020 in a prediction article […]

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Alternate Posting Location: I will get a COVID-19 Vaccine

New article on EMS1 I will get a COVID-19 vaccine. I hope you do the same If you’d like a different perspective, check out the comments on the Facebook post.

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Alternate Posting Location: President Trump’s lame-duck EMS to-do list

I have five suggestions for how President Trump can use his final weeks in office to support and improve EMS safety, reimbursement, recognition and pay. Read the article on EMS1.com: 5 things a lame-duck Trump presidency can do for EMS Also check out What a Biden presidency might mean for fire and EMS grants on […]

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Alternate Posting Location: COVID is getting worse for public safety

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. In fact, COVID-19 has only gotten worse across the United States and around the world. We just need to look to the effect of COVID-19 on our brothers and sisters in public safety. Read A plea for renewed commitment to COVID-19 prevention on EMS1.com

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Alternate Posting Location: IACP Sessions

The 2020 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, like every major event of 2020, was virtual. I attended four sessions and wrote about two for Police1.com. IACP Quick Take: Crowd management lessons learned from Seattle, Minnesota and Boston IACP Quick Take: How law enforcement can use the media to reach, engage the public during […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Prep for post-election civil unrest

As I have contemplated the question, “what if civil unrest is widespread, violent and destructive in my community?”, for me personally, as well as the public safety personnel I am honored to serve, read what has come to mind for me at FireRescue1.com. Post-election civil unrest: How public safety can prepare