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Alternate Posting Location: Medic kills shooter

On December 17, 2020, two Arkansas paramedics were shot on duty. Officials say one of the paramedics returned fire, killing the gunman who shot them after an argument.  Read Rapid response: EMS needs to anticipate, prepare for violent attacks on EMS1. While you are there, answer this poll question.

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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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Alternate Posting Location: President Trump’s lame-duck EMS to-do list

I have five suggestions for how President Trump can use his final weeks in office to support and improve EMS safety, reimbursement, recognition and pay. Read the article on EMS1.com: 5 things a lame-duck Trump presidency can do for EMS Also check out What a Biden presidency might mean for fire and EMS grants on […]

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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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Alternate Posting Location: I need a Jet Suit

I don’t actually need a jet a suit, but it looks pretty cool. At a price of more than $400,000, a jet suit is not likely to be parked in your apparatus bay anytime soon. But that should not keep us from considering the possibilities. Read the full article at EMS1.com It’s a bird. It’s […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Zero Medic Applicants

Increase pay and paramedics will come? $20k sign-on bonus says otherwise. See full article on EMS1.

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Video: Gratitude for EMS Providers

A few thoughts for EMS Week 2020. Thank you EMRs, EMTs and Paramedics. (Full post on EMS1)  

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Alternate Posting Location: What does a 50% decrease in MVCs mean for public safety?

COVID-19 Trend: Motor vehicle collisions have declined significantly in all jurisdictions. Most motor vehicle collisions receive a joint response from police, fire and EMS, and a reduction in responses by nearly 50% is surely impacting the daily workload for all responders. Have motor vehicle collisions declined in your response area? Read the full article on EMS1: […]

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National Emergency is a Call to Service

Early this week I wrote, “A letter to the American public: The COVID-19 pandemic national emergency is a call to serve” for EMS1. I usually write to the public safety audience so this was a rare departure to address the public. In addition to the suggestions in that article here are other ways to serve […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Guns, Guns, Guns

Guns for paramedics and EMTs is back in the news with recent approval of SWAT/TEMS medics to carry firearms. The news has reignited interest in allowing any EMS provider to carry a firearm. Here’s my take, Paramedics want guns on duty. What comes next? Also take a look at the results of a 2017 and […]