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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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What’s the longest you have waited for an ambulance?

An Oklahoma City fire company transported an injured child in the fire engine after deciding they could no longer wait for an ambulance. Read the article, Is fire engine transport ever the best choice for an injured child?, on EMS1. When I was an EMT in far northern Wisconsin sometimes we waited 20 or 30 […]

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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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Health and Wellness

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