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Thanks!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The opportunity to be grateful for the past year coupled with time with friends and family, great food, and a few days off of work is wonderful. If you are working today or during the weekend, thanks for your service to your community. I am thankful: For my career in […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Best of EMS World Expo 2012 #EMSWorldExpo

Blog Posts The Rogue Medic was reported to be at EMS World Expo. His many blog posts about the sessions he attended should suffice as proof that he was there. If you had a Rogue Medic sighting please provide forensic evidence that he exists as more than simply a smiley face. Rogue’s posts: Misrepresenting Current […]

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NOLA Tips from Ms Paramedic #EMSWorldExpo

This is a guest post from paramedic, blogger, and podcaster Ms. Paramedic.  I wish I could go to EMS World Expo this year! BUT I can’t! Read on if you’d like some advice for what to do/not to do from a former NOLA resident. Do: eat at The Blue Tomato in Old Jefferson. Big portions […]

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Book Review: Official Guide to Blogging for EMS

The  by Dave Konig lays out the practical steps to beginning as a blogger in emergency medical services (or any healthcare topic) and answers many common questions asked by new bloggers. In the Kindle ebook Dave explains blogging platforms, the importance of blogger identity, types of posts and media content, and wisely guides readers through […]

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Conference Recap: Pinnacle EMS 2012

2 weeks ago today I returned from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pinnacle, sponsored by Fitch and Associates, is an annual gather of EMS leaders that represent all EMS service models. Pinnacle prides itself on staying focused on leadership development and fostering the development of agile EMS organizations. Focus on Leadership […]

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Mail Bag: Santa Lucia Coffee

Thanks to reader and friend Ed for sending me a couple pounds of coffee from the Santa Lucia coffee house. The small batch roasted coffee is fantastic and a great start to the morning.

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Social Media Activity Triage

Find new to us house. Make offer on house. Offer accepted. List old house. Sell old house. Move all stuff to new to us house. Those 6 sentences sum up almost every minute of my free time since early March, 2012. Life has been busy and hectic for me as I am sure it has […]

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What are the BEST EMS/EMT Blogs?

I was asked this question, “What would you consider the top EMS/EMT blogs?” Specifically, the interviewer wants your recommendations for the best EMS/EMT blogs that are: Consistent High quality & original posts Good community following NOT trying to sell me their product I have some ideas, but I want to know your recommendations. Which EMS/EMT […]

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E Book: 4 Most Important People for Your Professional Network – Free Download for #EMSWeek

Networking is an essential skill for any EMS Professional that wants to advance their career with a promotion, new job, returning to school or other training opportunity. Even with the proliferation of “Social Networking” face-to-face networking is still essential – if not more important than ever. I wrote this ebook several years ago, but realized […]

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EMS Week 2012: 3 Lists of 3

It’s EMS Week. No better way to celebrate than 3 lists of 3. EMS Week Recognition Items 1. Clothing – I am partial to a nice hoodie sweatshirt, preferably no zipper 2. Gadgets – a TRECK+, pen light, or pocket knife would be useful to any EMS professional 3. Food – how about a one […]