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EMS Tips – Falcon Heavy Rocket – Firefighters Held at Gun Point – Wash your Stinking Hands!

1. SpaceX launched a really, really big rocket In one of my favorite Simpson’s episodes Homer bemoans another boring space launch. Unlike Homer I am fascinated watching the recent SpaceX launches streamed live from Florida, Texas or Orlando. Even more amazing to me is the booster rockets gliding/falling back to earth and then landing upright […]

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EMS Tips – EMT LODD – Therapeutic Hypothermia Might Come Back

1. EMT Mousa Chaban, 32, died of injuries after ambulance collision (EMS1.com) “Chaban was partially ejected from the ambulance and died from his injuries.” The driver of the ambulance, Christine Wesner, failed to stop at a red light, and “allegedly fell asleep and crashed into another vehicle.” Resource: 5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS 2. […]

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EMS Tips – 2017 LODDs – Personal Safety

I am taking a moment today to remember the colleagues we have lost in the line of duty. 1. EMS Line of Duty Deaths 2017 EMS1 reported 11 EMT or paramedic line of duty death incidents in 2017. 2. Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths 2017 The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a preliminary […]

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Trying to Make Sense of FDNY EMT LODD

FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, 44, a 14-year veteran of the department and mother of five, was killed Thursday night in the line of duty. Her killer has been arrested and charged with murder. On Friday, like EMS providers everywhere, I tried to make sense of this terrible tragedy in an EMS1 article (Learning from the […]

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5 Reasons You Won’t Get a Job as an EMT

Here are five things that will make it really hard to become certified and ever employed as an EMT or paramedic. 1. Felony conviction for abuse Any felony conviction is bad. But a felony conviction for child, sexual or elder abuse makes it especially unlikely you will ever be employed as an EMT. 2. Drug […]

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Good Samaritan Shot Helping Murder Victim

What a bummer to write that headline … Good Samaritan SHOT! Emergency Medical Responder Daniel Wesley is a caregiver. As a teenager, the son of an EMT is already a certified Emergency Medical Responder, capable of recognizing a person in need and providing care. Wesley is one of us. He is our brother who like […]

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How to learn EMS acronyms

For EMT, paramedic students and new EMS providers learning the jargon of EMS is an important step in the progression from zero to hero. There are lots of ways to learn acronyms: Create your own flashcards or use online flashcards. Hand write acronyms and abbreviations with their meaning. Complete online quizzes which include terms, acronyms […]

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Arrowhead EMS Conference Slides

I am presenting two sessions at the Arrowhead EMS Conference in Duluth, Minnesota on Friday, January 23, 2015. Below are the slide decks. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Social Media Concepts and Tools for EMS Education from Greg Friese

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Alternate Posting Location: 3 Tips to Finding the Right EMT Course

New article posted at EMS1.com 3 tips to finding the right EMT course Please share your tips in the comments.

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The New BLS is the Old ALS

I am fascinated by the ongoing trend that moves ALS treatments to lay people … AED, epi-pen, Narcan, etc. There is a continuum that has ICU/Surgery suite on one end and untrained layperson on the other end. ICU/Surgery Flight/Ground Doc (not much in US) Flight/Ground RN Flight/Ground Critical Care Paramedic Paramedic AEMT EMT MFR First […]