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Guest Post: Will Using GPS Make Us Stupid

This guest post was submitted by Phillip Presley. Everyday EMS Tips always welcomes guest post submissions from EMS professionals, EMS educators, and EMS students. All others are asked to first make a contribution to the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride,¬†see submission guidelines, before submitting a post. I appreciate Phillips submission and his ¬†contribution to the […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Dan Spangler

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 EMT-B and FF/EMT Dan Spangler. Q: […]

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2012 Year to Date Running and Biking Stats

The first half of 2012 I focused on training for and racing shorter distances, 5k to 15k, while also building a good foundation for a fall marathon. As of June 30 I am feeling good, at my lowest weight in 15 years, and fastest I have ever been. To get to this point: 653 miles […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Bob Sullivan

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 Paramedic Bob Sullivan. Q: What is […]

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First Responder Outreach Campaign by Road ID

Road ID, the leaders in identification products for runners and cyclists, has launched an outreach campaign to teach first responders about their products. I am a long-time Road ID user and proud to assist them in this important education effort. When I am training for a marathon or on a long distance bike ride I […]

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If I wear this in New Jersey am I a DNR Patient?

From the email inbox … Question: Greg, an EMT in New Jersey told me not to wear a blue bracelet because hospitals use blue bracelets for Do Not Resuscitate patients. Is this true? Answer: This lit up my skeptic meter to a 7.6. I don’t doubt that some hospitals use color-coded wrist bands to indicate […]

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Gifts for the Everyday EMS Athlete

I am passionate about personal fitness and encouraging EMS professionals to meet their health and wellness goals. My favorite activities are running, cycling, and hiking. I also, when time and weather allows, enjoy canoeing, snowshoeing, and hunting. If you are shopping for an Everyday EMS Athlete – an EMS professional – that regularly exercises and […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Patrick Rugh

Regaining Clarity in the Wake of EMS As EMS professionals we experience unique physical and mental challenges.¬† Implementing methods of investing the same amount of effort into ourselves as we do for our patients and communities is paramount for our individual well being. There are EMS providers around the country who take the responsibility of […]

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Column Idea: Everyday EMS Athletes

Fitness for EMS professionals is one of my passions. I regularly encourage other EMS professionals at every opportunity I can to maintain good health and wellness for their jobs as tactical athletes. I really admire EMS professionals that are able to balance an EMS work schedule with the training demands of a marathon, triathlon or […]

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Bucky Bash V – Madison Bound

Weather permitting, as you read this, I am on my bike with a group of friends and riding from Stevens Point to Madison – a journey of about 130 miles. I first rode in Bucky Bash IV. From what I hear the first three editions were epic tests of endurance and route finding. Now that […]