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Less Travel in 2018

On the road time was down in 2018. Arizona – family vacation and Pinnacle EMS leadership forum California – Urban Shield and work Minnesota – hockey tournaments Tennesee – EMS World Expo Texas – work meeting

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EMS Tips – Fitch’s Constant Leadership Learning – Rescue Me Quiz

1. Jay Fitch, EMS leader, mentor and educator shares leadership insights In a 40 year career Jay Fitch has been a volunteer firefighter-EMT, paramedic, manager, mentor and owner. One of the things Jay does best is study, discuss and describe leadership. Read and aspire to continue your growth as a leader. 2. Rescue Me quiz […]

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Reports from Pinnacle EMS Conference 2017

I attended the Pinnacle EMS Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. last week. I wrote quick take articles for many of the sessions I attended. What’s the future of EMS? – a facilitated discussion on the EMS Agenda 2050 Fatigue in EMS: Preview of an evidence-based guideline – early glimpse at the recommendations coming from the Fatigue in […]

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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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2014 EMS Conferences

I have just added these dates to my calendar for 2014. I hope to attend all three. How about you? EMS Today, February 4-8, 2014 in Washington DC. Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum, July 21-15, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ. NAEMSE Symposium, September 16-21, 2014 in Reno, NV. If you could go to just one national EMS […]

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EMS Conference Details: Three Things Tuesday

I spent last week at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum and the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium. It was a long week of travel that gave me the opportunity to fly through Minneapolis-St. Paul, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Washington Reagan, and Detroit before returning home to the cozy confines of the Central Wisconsin Airport. I had […]

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Conference Recap: Pinnacle EMS 2012

2 weeks ago today I returned from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pinnacle, sponsored by Fitch and Associates, is an annual gather of EMS leaders that represent all EMS service models. Pinnacle prides itself on staying focused on leadership development and fostering the development of agile EMS organizations. Focus on Leadership […]

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Video: Video Conferencing Technology for EMS

At the Pinnacle EMS conference Chris Montera and I talked about reasons to use video conferencing. Is your service using video conferencing? ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com

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Video: Cheating in EMS and Fire

I recorded this video interview with Chris Montera at Pinnacle EMS 2010 in Miami for EMS1.com. In our conversation we discuss cheating in fire and EMS education, the responsibilities of students and educators, and the implications on content developers. Developing more engaging and interesting educational content often comes at the expense of time and energy […]

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On My Way to Miami: #PinnacleEMS

I am on my way to Miami for the Pinnacle EMS conference. This is my first time attending Pinnacle and I am looking forward to the focus on EMS administration, management, and leadership. Chris Montera, host of the EMS Garage podcast, is hosting a tweet-up Wednesday night at the Hemispheres Lounge at the Loews’s Hotel […]