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EMS chiefs, managers and aspiring EMS leaders – November Paramedic Chief Newsletter

The article 5 best practices for media appearances by EMS chiefs and field personnel was featured in yesterday’s Paramedic Chief eNewsletter, which is powered by EMS1. Any EMS leader, current or aspiring, is welcome to subscribe to the Paramedic Chief eNews from the new subscription page. Also the Paramedic Chief LinkedIn group is an open […]

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Narcan for everyone continues with OTC availability

Narcan for everyone was one of my top developments in EMS during 2014. With a growing or worsening opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. the call for public access naloxone continues. CVS made big news announcing naloxone without a prescription would be available in at least 14 states. I called on EMS to support non-prescription narcan […]

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Book Announcements: Releases in EMS Management Series

Last fall I had the opportunity to read two books in the EMS Management Series and contribute instructional materials. Those books are now available for Kindle purchase and print versions are coming soon. Both books are comprehensive and well-written. I recommend them highly for use in college level EMS manager courses.  (Amazon affiliate link)  (Amazon […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Memo to the Paramedic Class of 2013

At the 2012 NAEMSE Symposium Dr. Bill Raynovich mentioned in his presentation on teaching ethics with cases that the topic ethical challenge for paramedic students is navigating the confusing world of social media. His talk inspired this new column at EMS1.com, Memo: Social Media Training for the Paramedic Class of 2013. Additional Resources PIOSocialMediaTraining.com – […]

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Video: Saving Lives is Part of the Job

News video of paramedics in Texas that responded to a school shooting. A few thoughts: 1. After a high profile incident does your service issue a statement to local media about the EMS response? 2. Do you contact local media and invite them to interview responders? 3. Use social media tools like Facebook and Twitter […]

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Social Media and Emergency Responder Organizations

I have been reading some great content about social media and emergency responder organizations. Social Media Discipline During Firefighter Injury or Line of Duty Death Many of us share the highs and lows of life through Facebook. Last week after making phone calls and private emails to my closest friends and family I shared on […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Resolving a Facebook Rant and Complaint

At the PIO Social Media Training blog I wrote about how to resolve or end a Facebook Rant or Complaint with a terminal comment with the goal of resolving the complaint and ending comments with out deleting the comment or blocking the user. Fortunately at the Everyday EMS Tips blog I rarely have complaints or […]

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New Podcast at PIOSocialMediaTraining.com with Doug Wolfberg

A new episode of the PIOSocialMediaTraining.com podcast is posted. I interview Attorney Doug Wolfberg of Page, Wolfberg, and Wirth about some of the legal and ethical pitfalls of social networking. We also preview an upcoming PWW education webinar. Listen to the PIOSocialMediaTraining.com Podcast. //

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Write Lifesaving Blog Posts

This is a guest post by David Konig. This post originally posted at PIOSocialMediaTraining.com. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. One of the questions I seem to get quite a bit is how hard is it to write a blog post? The short answer is that it […]

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Build your Brand with Social Media (#31daysofCE)

About a year ago I dove into different social media tools. I think my first foray was Facebook. Then before I knew it I had multiple Twitter accounts, several blogs, profiles on five Ning social networks, a LinkedIn profile, a YouTube channel, a Flickr account, and RSS subscriptions to dozens of blogs. Based just on […]