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Random Thoughts from a Reader

In the weekly email to readers I have been asking for news and updates. Reader “Steve” provided this reply. With his permission I am posting it for all Everyday EMS Tips readers. Thanks “Steve.” Went to my first JEMS conference… 7 out of the 10 classes I took taught me nothing new. 3 classes were life […]

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EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area January 2013: Always Opportunities to Learn More

I will be the Wisconsin EMS Association meeting this weekend in the great city of Milwaukee. If you are there look for me at the CentreLearn booth (#110), in the general sessions, or at the Milwaukee Admirals game Friday night. The world famous University of Wisconsin Varsity Band is playing at the Admirals game so […]

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Health and Wellness

Alternate Posting Location: Physical Readiness for an Active Shooter Incident

In this EMS1.com column, Active Shooter Response: Are you physically ready?, I lay out what I believe may be some of the physical challenges related to EMS response. I definitely want you to defer to your local protocols and follow orders as issued by the incident command. But I also believe that the EMS response, much […]

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Book Reviews

Alternate Posting Location: Book Review of How Winning Works

The Fire Geezer was kind enough to publish my review of How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons for the Toughest Teams on Earth. The author, Robyn Benincasa, is a firefighter/EMT and a very accomplished adventure racer.

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News and Events

They Didn’t Need to Die

Two news stories from the past week make me sick to my stomach each time I read or think about them. Spouse of a patient was killed on Monday when ambulance stops abruptly. News article 1. News article 2. The NIOSH fire investigation into the death of a Wisconsin firefighter was released on Thursday. News […]

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Products

Press Release: 5 Alarm Applications Releases iPhone app for Recording Exposures

5 Alarm Applications™  recently announced their public release of the 5 Alarm iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® application . The 5 Alarm Exposure Recorder allows first-responders and healthcare professionals to document biological, chemical, environmental, and diesel exposures directly from the application. “My coworkers and I began to neglect our exposure reports because of the tedious […]

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Social Media Tips

Videos: Newport News #EMSWeek

Set of video spots featuring EMS professionals from the Newport News Fire Department: Milton Roman Paramedic/Firefighter Marlon Pendergraft Firefighter/Paramedic Describes how he enjoys teaching prevention to children. We can make a difference in preparing kids for an emergency. Kate Harper Firefighter/Paramedic Charlie Brenneman Firefighter/Paramedic/HazMat Specialist “We’re going to be there when citizens are having their […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Brian Manners

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Firefighter/Medical First Responder and Polar Ambassador […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Conan Kelly

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Paramedic/Firefighter and Team Firefighter member Conan […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Matt Bassett

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT/Firefighter and runner Matt Bassett.  Q: […]