Posted on EMS1 Rapid response: Risk of senseless violence is constantly looming Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS, was killed in the line of duty on September 29, 2022. Russo-Elling, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the department and was a World Trade Center first responder who assisted in rescue and recovery efforts, according to an […]
A Baltimore City EMS provider attracted widespread social media attention for his response to a dispatcher request to return to service. “For the third time, we told you we are out of service,” an EMT says, repeating himself on a recording of Baltimore City Fire Department radio traffic. “I am completely prepared to tell my […]
Harry might have spit on Chris, but cops, medics, firefighters and correctional officers get spit on all the time. Here are a few thoughts, not about #spitgate, but how to react when a patient, inmate, suspect or bystander spits at you. Forget the movie star memes, spit is an occupational hazard
Enjoyed discussing the concept of a “thriving wage” for paramedics with Ed from the Overrun Podcast.
Listen to Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp and me discuss the 2022 EMS Trend Report on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Download the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1.
Today is the 15th birthday of the iPhone, a device which I use daily and is hardly ever more than an arm’s reach away. But today I take a contrarian view about the impact of the iPhone on EMS. 7 ways the iPhone ruined EMS
New article on EMS1 Unnecessary and impractical: The laws EMS gets vs. the laws EMS needs Make sure you are participating in the EMS legislative process. Your experience and voice are important.
Flags were already flying at half-mast on Saturday to honor the more than 1 million Americans who have died from COVID-19, when a young man consumed with hate and prejudice opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store, killing 10 and injuring three others. The scope of either tragedy, 10 lives or 1 million lives, is […]
New on EMS1 … Issue: Red lights and sirens Case study: How to use EMS Trend Report data Issue: Recruitment and retention Do something different: Why it’s time to question everything about recruitment Issue: Hospital bed delays 7 things we’ve learned from the Wolfberg and Wirth ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series
There is a lot to learn from the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth examination of hospital bed delays and the rights of EMS to return to service. Read the seven things I learned from the three-article series on EMS1. 7 things we’ve learned from the ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series After you read, sign-up for a live […]