On the eve of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, I pondered what we can learn from the Olympians in this EMS1 article: What public safety professionals can learn from Olympians Enjoy and go Team USA!
Olympic fever or maybe Olympic indifference has swept the land, like a curler sliding down the ice. So much so that the athletes at Bonner County EMS have devised and filmed their own EMS Olympic event – pushing a loaded cot up an icy incline and into the back of the ambulance. Watch their video […]
1. Dallas SWAT Steps Away from Killer for Hours (DallasNews.com) Powerful. How the Dallas SWAT team cornered and killed the July 7 police shooter Go inside with the Dallas SWAT team as they tracked, talked to and killed the man who had killed five police officers and injured nine others. Interviews with the SWAT officers […]
I have always like the term “operational athlete” (I believe introduced to me by Bryan Fass) to describe paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. In many situations emergency responders need to rapidly transition from a period of non-activity to either a burst of anaerobic energy, like lifting a patient, or to a sustained aerobic effort, like […]