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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete: Zachary Hilton

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Zachary Hilton, Paramedic/Firefighter. What is your […]

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Operations

Link: Safer Roads for Motorists or Cyclists

Since last Friday two Wisconsin cyclists have been killed by distracted drivers. Since July 1 of this year, six Wisconsin bicycle riders have been killed – one every 6 days. If you drive a vehicle or read a bike PLEASE READ this collection of Safer Road tips from the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the […]

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Video Tips

Video: Bucky Bash VI Peloton

Last Friday I rode with a group of cyclists from Stevens Point to Madison, Wisconsin. A ride of about 125 miles. We had a great group/social ride with plenty of stops for refreshments, way to many stops for flat tires, and one unfortunate stop for a crash (cyclist vs. cyclist no significant injuries). I shot […]

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EMS Tips

Bucky Bash VI – Bicycle Ride to Madison

Today is the annual Bucky Bash group bike ride from Stevens Point to Madison, Wisconsin. A group of about 20 cyclists will pedal the rural countryside through some great small towns like Montello and Rio. As we ride I will be uploading some photos and videos to @gfriese and +GregFriese. I will be wearing my […]

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News and Events

Summer Distractions – Top 3 List

I love summer. I love being outdoors. I just love summer. You may have noticed my blogging entries have slowed down recently. My top 3 summer distractions: 1. I just began training for the New York City Marathon 2. We have a new basketball hoop 3. Both of my kids are riding two wheel bicycles […]

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News and Events

Bike Ride: Scrubbed by Weather

Much like space shuttle launches my planned bike ride this morning from Central Wisconsin to Green Bay was scrubbed due to weather. This map from weather.com plots my approximate route through 100 miles of unending rain. Mission control is reviewing the calendar to find an alternate launch date for later this summer. (Note: I have […]

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Health and Wellness

Bay Area Paramedic Journal Club Cycling Kit

Planning a long bike ride for Sunday morning. I will be looking F-I-N-E in my new cycling kit from the Bay Area Paramedic Journal Club. BAJPC.org //

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News and Events

3 Things I Don't Like to Do in May

Three things I don’t like to do in May: 1. Shovel the driveway 2. Run the furnace 3. Wear neoprene booties while cycling Thankfully I only needed to do two out of three today. Hopefully I am safe from number one since the shovel is stowed away in the shed until October.

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Everyday EMS Athlete

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Buck Feris

As many of us know, putting your health and fitness first can be a major challenge with the busy schedules we adhere to every day. Between his three jobs as a donor center coordinator, tissue recovery technician and paramedic, Buck Feris recognized this difficulty but decided to take the challenge head on by changing his […]

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Products

Surly Pugsley: an All Conditions Bicycle

My friend Rich from Red Bike Medical Technologies proudly describes his new all-terrain and all-conditions bicycle. Staying fit, year round, requires adaptations to routine and equipment. Especially for outdoor exercise. What do you do to stay fit and active outdoors year round? //