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How to protect mass gathering from a vehicle attack

The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my attention. I have run many races of varying lengths and locations and not previously noticed this type of security measure. Tip: Use Municipal Vehicles to Increase Security at Temporary Mass Gatherings There are […]

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3 Lists of 3: Early 2017 in Books, Travel and EMS Events

While running this afternoon, 5.6 miles into a stinging combination of ice pellets and snow I remembered that I used to construct a lot of blog posts using the 3 Lists of 3 format …┬áthis is what came to mind: 1. Books I have three books in progress at the start of 2017. I am […]

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Day 3 at Wisconsin EMS Association Conference #WEMSA

Saturday was the closing day of the Wisconsin EMS Association conference. An Amazing Value As you look for an EMS conference with national, high caliber speakers, a large exhibit hall, and a rich social scene I want you to consider traveling to WEMSA 2014. Consider this: The block room rate was $109 per night at […]

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Day 2 at Wisconsin EMS Association Conference #WEMSA

I spent the majority of my day at the CentreLearn booth in the exhibit hall. It was fun to talk about online education with CentreLearn customers, interested training officers, and skeptics about the effectiveness of online training. Asking the NAEMT Questions about NREMT Next to the CentreLearn booth is the National Association of EMTs. I […]

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Set-up and Day 1 at Wisconsin EMS Association #WEMSA

Tonight was the grand opening of the exhibit hall at the Wisconsin EMS Association 2013 Working Together conference and trade show. I am representing CentreLearn and will be at our booth Friday and Saturday. If you are at WEMSA please say hello. If you aren’t follow the hashtag #WEMSA. I was able to transform this: […]

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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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Race Report: 2012 Community First Fox Cities Marathon

Quick summary … so close, yet so far. Less quick summary … best logistical and tactical marathon I have ever run. Was on pace to run a PR (under 3:25:00) until a cramp in my left, medial, posterior hamstring (what is the name of that cursed muscle?) at exactly mile 23. The cramp derailed me, […]

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Race Recap: Badgerland Strider Half Marathon

With just 4 weeks until the Fox Cities Marathon I entered the Badgerland Strider Half Marathon to practice race day tactics and guage my fitness. The Strider Half, organized by the Bagderland Strider running club of the greater Milwaukee area was a well run event with a very competitive field on mostly shaded trails from […]

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10 Assorted Thoughts, Ideas, and Resources Part 1

Within 2 minutes of waking up I drink at least 8 ounces of tap water to immediately fill my tank for the day ahead. Local beer is always better. If you life in Milwaukee, St. Louis, or Golden, Colorado it might take a little effort to identify a true local beer. Walking a dog is […]

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Marathon Running: 3 Lists of 3 Part 3

I can’t recall why I first decided to run a marathon, but I think it was a joint decision with my regular running partner. We had both run half marathons and decided we wanted the challenge of a full marathon. My First Three Marathons: 1. Fox Cities Marathon 2. Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon – just 1 […]