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EMS Today 2017 Session Reports

EMS Today 2017 in Salt Lake CIty was a whirlwind of education sessions, exhibit hall traverses and visiting with friends. It was also an Italian food festival for me … I turned in receipts for Sbarro, Bucca De Boppa and Olive Garden. I attended conference sessions based on this loose criteria: Meeting an editorial opportunity […]

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Operations

EMS Leadership: Great Content from Paramedic Chief

Paramedic Chief, powered by EMS1, is expert-written articles and news for EMS leaders and aspiring EMS leaders. Regular monthly columns are written by: Jay Fitch & Associates Page, Wolfberg and Wirth Mike Taigman National EMS Management Association Read the November issue of Paramedic Chief enewsletter. Links to all Paramedic Chief eNewsletters All articles posted with can […]

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EMS Tips Social Media Tips

Facebook: Power for EMS Good or a Nefarious Tool for Evil?

In preparation for the Pinnacle EMS 2016 conference I wrote this article: How to use Facebook to announce an EMS LODD A LODD is unpredictable, but like any other low-frequency, high-consequence incidents, pre-planning is critical to how your department will communicate with personnel and to the public. My ideas on using Facebook for LODD notification  are […]

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Book Reviews

Book Announcements: Releases in EMS Management Series

Last fall I had the opportunity to read two books in the EMS Management Series and contribute instructional materials. Those books are now available for Kindle purchase and print versions are coming soon. Both books are comprehensive and well-written. I recommend them highly for use in college level EMS manager courses.  (Amazon affiliate link)  (Amazon […]

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Book Reviews Operations

Book Review: Rework from 37Signals

, from 37Signals.com, is a series of essays about their beliefs about work, workplace behavior, and personal success. 37Signals is the maker of a very popular set of project management, contact management, and group collaboration software apps (link to 37Signals products). Rework is written by the founders of 37Signals, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. […]

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Operations Social Media Tips

Link: 31 Tips for EMS Managers and Leaders

Check out this great list of leadership and management tips for leaders at EMSResponder.com. Leaders read about leading, talk about leading, and listen to other leaders. Make sure you listen to the EMS Leadership podcast.

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EMS Management Tips

During October EMSResponder.com ran a series of EMS management tips. My favorite tip is from Skip Kirkwood, Chief of Wake County EMS “Don’t buy in to a “second-class citizen” state of mind. Believe, act like, and expect your personnel and organization will be treated with the same respect as their law enforcement, fire suppression and […]

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Tips for EMS Response to Summer Camps

This summer millions of children will visit day and residential summer camps. Camp programs are hosted at YMCAs, churches, Boys and Girls Clubs, and traditional residential camp settings. I am certain there is a summer camp in your service area. Are you prepared to respond to a summer camp? Do you know where high risk […]