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Rapid Response: What the massacre in Paris means for EMS in the U.S.

In the early hours after the terrorist massacre in Paris I wrote this rapid response for EMS1. Paris massacre rapid response: EMS leaders must prepare for Hybrid Targeted Violence in the U.S. My best wishes, especially to the medics, to all in Paris as they continue to mourn and recover from this terrible tragedy.   […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Rural EMS Response to an Active Shooter

Recently posted at EMS1.com Rural EMS operations during a mass shooter incident Make sure to share your experiences and training ideas in the comments. Also see this related EMS1.com article. EMS operations during a mass shooter incident  

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We are EMS and We Go In #EMSWeek

I belong to many communities. Two of which I am most proud to belong, EMS and runners, were at their best at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a month ago today. Boston EMS, countless of other EMS professionals that were medical volunteers, as well as runners, and spectators ran to give aid to […]

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Alternate Posting Location: 3 Things I am Doing after Newtown School Shooting

I feel fortunate today, and every day, for many reasons. The most important reason being my wife and children returned home safely from work and school today. I was eager to sweep them up in my arms and continue to be grateful that we are seeing another sunset together. I also feel fortunate that I […]

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Updated: Hot Training Topics

I regularly update the Hot Training Topics posts in the Everyday EMS Tips Archives. Visit the Hot Topics to find links, resources, guides, videos, and books on these topics: 12 Lead ECG Interpretation Waveform Capnography Bath Salts Mass Casualty Incident Training Let me know if you have resources I should add or ideas for other […]

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Tucson Mass Shooting – some thoughts on MCI Response

Like many EMS professionals I have read media accounts from the Tucson mass shooting for lessons we might learn for application to future mass shooting incidents. Tragically, a mass shooting could happen in any community and we all need to consider a mass shooting in our all-hazards pre-planning and cooperative planning with other emergency responders. […]

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Tips to Develop and Distribute an Ebook for EMS Training

A few months ago I have posted a first and second edition of an ebook on MCI response tips, products, and training for EMS professionals. The process to prepare the ebook, post it online, and share it was readers was pretty straightforward. 1. Collected columns and blogs posts I had written on MCI response into […]

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Book Review: Unprepared by D.A. Ramsey and Jim Rush

[amazon-product text=”Unprepared” type=”text”]097871105X[/amazon-product], the novel, is a cautionary tale from Jim Rush, an expert in health readiness; and co-author D.A. Ramsey. The novel presents a plausible scenario for a terrorist nuclear attack inside the United States that overwhelms local, regional, and state healthcare systems while also shaking the foundations of government. Disaster Response Training and […]

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Triage Tuesday – Does your agency practice triage regularly?

Fortunately, few of us have had to triage 5, 17, 31, or more patients at a mass casualty incident. Unfortunately, our triage skills and equipment stagnate from infrequent use. The goal of Triage Tuesday is for EMS and hospital staff to periodically triage patients using START and JumpSTART (or other triage method). Regular use of […]

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ebook: MCI Response by EMS Tips, Resources, and Training

Ebook compilation of tips, resources, and training related to EMS response to mass casualty incident response. Download the ebook, read, and share. I would also welcome your tips, resources, and product reviews for a second edition. If you are interested in mass casualty response and EMS I highly recommend these posts and training programs: MCI […]