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Vehicle Safety Tips

Driving, as you know, is a primary component of being an EMS professional. I have been thinking a lot about driving, driver technique, and driver training recently. A few weeks ago Jim Love was our guest on the EMSEduCast podcast. Jim talked passionately about the difficulties and complexities of driver training. (listen to him on […]

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6 Tips to Use the Chronicles for EMS Education #CoEMS

A week ago Friday was the premiere of the Chronicles of EMS – episode 1 season 1. (view episode 1 in this EverydayEMSTips.com post). As I watched the episode for the premiere I had several ideas of how educators could use the episode in the classroom. Here are my Everyday EMS ideas. Please share your […]

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Safety Tips Video Tips

Video: Driving while Distracted

January 24 video from NBC news about the hazards and sobering statistics of driving while distracted. According to the report 28% of all crashes in 2008 are attributed to cell phone use – with or without hands free devices. Even though a the Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed its version of a No Texting and […]

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Video: Intersection Collisions and Roundabouts

In this video I share some tips about avoiding intersection collisions and my thoughts on why roundabouts are terrific for emergency response vehicles and privately operated vehicles. (also read Tips to Reduce Intersection Collisions) What are your thoughts on roundabouts? ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com

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News and Events

Encounters on the Road (aka adventures in posting)

On a recent 12 hour shift we traveled more than 200 miles, posted at three different roadside locations, and did in station coverage at four different stations. Since we had a new hire I spent most of the day sitting in the back of the ambulance until we had a patient and then I would […]

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Operations Safety Tips

7 Tips for Responding in your POV

If you are a volunteer you probably respond to your station or even the incident in your own vehicle, also known as a privately owned vehicle (POV). For all responders and for all types of incidents, safety starts at the time of call. These are my Everyday EMS tips for reaching the incident safely when […]

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EMS Tips Firefighting Operations

Tips to Reduce Intersection Collisions

A ┬áheadline at JEMS.com proclaims “Howler Siren Cuts Ambulance Wrecks in Half.” The service mentioned in the article reduced its intersection collisions from 16 to 8 after installing a new type of siren that emits a low frequency tone that causes reverberation. Of course collision reduction is great news, but this is likely a good […]

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Tips to Prevent Deer-Vehicle Collisions

I was actually thinking about hitting a deer when I saw a flash of brown out the corner of my left eye. I never “really” saw the deer, just the flash. But I knew it was a deer because it left behind a thick swatch of hair in the new crease in the driver’s side […]

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News and Events

Intexicated Driving Banned for Federal Employees

I read with great interest this article from EMSResponder.com, Combating Distracted Driving, about the prohibition on federal employees of driving and texting. It is my belief that distracted driving will eclipse other causes of ambulance crash fatalities and injuries – like speeding, use of red lights and sirens, failure to stop at controlled intersections. In […]

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EMS Tips Safety Tips

Intexicated while Driving the Ambulance

Earlier this week I scolded my partner for reading a text message while driving the ambulance which reminded me of this excellent article where I first read the term “Intexicated.” Intexicated is a generic term to describe any form of distraction while driving – reading, eating, texting, and talking on the phone or radio. As […]