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2021 Book Log (Final)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I did the same in 2021. Harlem Shuffle – an excellent novel from Colson Whitehead. Nickel Boys is still my favorite book by Whitehead. Falling – debut novel from a career flight attendant about a high-jacked transcontinental flight. Wild Rescues – terrific auto-biography from FF/paramedic Kevin Grange about […]

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Health and Wellness

Vaccinated? Thank you!

I’ve tried a lot of approaches to write about vaccination. On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the United States, I wrote this for EMS1. Gratitude and admiration for the vaccinated

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News and Events

The gamble of not getting vaccinated

Many months ago I heard an EMS medical director on a COVID webinar say, “You’ll either get vaccinated or you’ll get COVID.” To me, getting COVID and hoping for the best is a big gamble with bad odds. A couple of days after an LAFD captain self-recorded a video about the “tyranny” of a vaccine […]

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Book Reviews EMT Book Health and Wellness Products

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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News and Events

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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Health and Wellness

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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News and Events

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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News and Events

Alternate Posting Location: Losing Leaders to COVID-19

The deaths of fire, law enforcement, corrections and EMS leaders and personnel will have a decades-long impact on department operations, safety and capability. Even more concerning is the fire, EMS, corrections and law enforcement leaders who deny the severity of COVID-19 and fail to distribute and support lifesaving public health messages. The chiefs, captains and […]

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Health and Wellness

Alternate Posting Location: Public Safety Face Mask Survey Results

View all of the results from nearly 4,000 cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and corrections officers. Face masks: Here’s what cops, firefighters, medics and COs have to say about use, policy and effectiveness One of the questions is about off-duty face mask use. This is what we learned: Off-duty face mask use by public safety respondents […]

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Operations

Alternate Posting Location: Face mask is part of your uniform

With unscrupulous manufacturers selling defective masks and citizens donating ‘homemade’ efforts, public safety agencies must establish face mask guidelines. Read seven considerations for purchasing face masks or allowing the use of donated face masks at PoliceOne.com. 7 face mask purchasing and policy considerations for police, fire, EMS and corrections