1. There was supposed to be change at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Investigations, reports and training programs were supposed to change and improve the culture at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department after the suicide death of FF/Paramedic Nicole Mittendorff. Instead a Female battalion chief in charge of gender issues resigns in protest. Chief Kathleen Stanley was […]
Ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow led on-board prayer as flight attendants performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest. This puts Tebow one throw closer to realizing his destiny of becoming a paramedic. (if you want to actually provide in-flight emergency medical care read these tips) Four years ago we imagined Tebow as a paramedic. [Scene […]
I have Spring Break on my mind. Do us all a favor and never bring these three things on a plane. 1. Graham crackers Is there a more fragile mass produced food? I don’t, nor does anyone else, want to see or sit in your graham cracker crumbs. Splurge and buy some more durable teddy […]
In late October on my way to New York City for the marathon I had a long ground hold at the end of the runway at the Detroit Airport. After kindly loading us on the plan and taxing to the end of the runway the pilot announced that due to traffic in Newark we had […]
1. Cut the lawn 2. Use a power washer 3. Fly on an airplane You want to sit next to these for 3 hours on the flight to EMS World Expo in Las Vegas? Have you ever cared for a power washer injury? How about you? What will you never do in open toed shoes? […]
I have been on enough regional jet take-offs to know that leveling off just a few thousand feet off the ground just after take-off is not the way things usually work. We had taken off moments from the Detroit airport for a southern destination. As I began to puzzle our low altitude the plane turned […]
I have been to a lot of airports this year – too many airports. If you are traveling this Thanksgiving holiday you might find these tips useful. 1. Remain Calm. If your flight is delayed, the plane is waiting for maintenance at the gate, the line at security is long, or a child is crying; […]
Here is an activity for downtime – you only need a few minutes – or between calls or while waiting for your partner to finish the patient care report. All you need is a piece of paper.