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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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Pinnacle Podcast with Jay Fitch and Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence, the host of the EMS One Stop podcast, sat down with Jay Fitch and me on the final day of Pinnacle to discuss the conference, speakers and our top takeaways. Give a listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Alternate Posting Location: Pinnacle Posts

The 15th Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum, organized and hosted by Fitch & Associates, was held last week at the JW Marriott at Desert Ridge in Phoenix. EMS1 and Fitch presented the findings of the 2021 EMS Trend Report during a Thursday morning session. Download the report here. I attended many excellent sessions and wrote about […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Lessons from the Olympics

On the eve of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, I pondered what we can learn from the Olympians in this EMS1 article: What public safety professionals can learn from Olympians Enjoy and go Team USA!

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EMS is (gradually) changing and always improving

EMS Week 2021 column on EMS1.com An EMS Week thank you to the dreamers and disrupters who have and will continue to improve our profession. Gradual change transforms EMS on EMS1.com

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Alternate Posting Location: What would you do with a $1,000

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a … Florida police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters will be answering the “how should I spend a windfall” this summer when 174,000 of them receive a $1,000 bonus from the State of Florida. Instead of using the $1,000 windfall for gas, groceries, rent or other regular […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Host better online meetings

One of the most significant and likely lasting changes has been the widespread use of online technologies like Zoom, GoToWebinar, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams for departmental meetings, training events and community education programs. Like anything, leaders and educators should be considering continuous improvement opportunities for their use of online meeting technologies. Read five tips […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Get a bolus of nature

Every day is a good day to understand the impact of climate change, reduce our emissions and self-treat our stress with a dose of nature. Read my Earth Day 2021 article on EMS1.com Climate change is making the scene unsafe As part of the 2020 EMS Trend Report, respondents were asked “How much of an impact […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Increase EMS funding with 3 clicks!

It is EMS on the Hill Day week, the 11th annual event organized by NAEMT, to increase awareness of EMS and advocate for EMS initiatives with federal officials. If you missed your chance to participate in this year’s virtual event, you can still message your Senators and Representative to advocate for EMS with the NAEMT […]

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2021 EMS Trend Report – Take the Survey

EMS providers, chiefs and medical directors. Please participate in the 2021 EMS Trend Report survey, the only industry-wide survey that examines how the profession is changing. Thanks!  Take the survey now.