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News and Events

When protests and mass gatherings turn violent

After the Thursday shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers I had the chance to talk to Chris Cebollero about his experience as the Christian Hospital EMS Chief during the Ferguson protests and riots. Cebollero shares some important lessons learned, as well as some mistakes he made, to help other EMS chiefs, leaders and field […]

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News and Events

I Was Nearby: Alaska Tourist Train Derailment

Last month I was riding on White Pass and Yukon train that ascends from Skagway, Alaska to the White Pass summit. The popular tourist train follows the route of the historic Yukon Goldrush. I had previously rode the train in 1989. Near about mile 15 our train stopped for what we were told was a […]

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EMS Tips

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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Operations

I Was Nearby: The Camp Randall Crush of 1993

I seem to have a knack for being nearby mass casualty incidents (I was in Reno at the time of the airshow crash. I finished the Boston Marathon 40 minutes before the bombing). Camp Randall Crush 20 years ago this week I was a senior at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the […]

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News and Events

Summer Vacation and a Blogging Break

Summer … so much to do and not enough daylight (have you noticed the days are already getting shorter). I am going to take a break from blogging for the rest of the month. Like all of you I have lots going on: Family vacation and books to read Special events like kid soccer tournaments […]

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EMS Tips

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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News and Events

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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EMS Tips

Supply Suggestions for Special Events

Last week I asked Everyday EMS Tips subscribers for their suggestions for items most requested at special events. In addition to band-aids and ice packs EMS professionals reported these items: Water for rehydration Aspirin and NSAIDS Ace wraps Read more about special events.

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Social Media Tips

Video: Pre-Prom Mass Casualty Drill

Do scared straight style MCI demos actually prevent injury and high risk teen behaviors? Does your agency stage a trauma demo at the local high school? What makes it effective (or not)? Did a trauma demo influence or change your behavior (or perhaps spark your interest in EMS)? Look at about the 50 second mark […]

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EMS Education Tips

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 […]