Enjoyed discussing the concept of a “thriving wage” for paramedics with Ed from the Overrun Podcast.
Listen to Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp and me discuss the 2022 EMS Trend Report on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Download the 2022 EMS Trend Report from EMS1.
2021 Book Log (Final)
I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I did the same in 2021. Harlem Shuffle – an excellent novel from Colson Whitehead. Nickel Boys is still my favorite book by Whitehead. Falling – debut novel from a career flight attendant about a high-jacked transcontinental flight. Wild Rescues – terrific auto-biography from FF/paramedic Kevin Grange about […]
On a special edition of the EMS One-Stop podcast I turned the table to interview Rob Lawrence (@UKRobL), the show host, about his Sandhurst military leadership training and his second career as an EMS leader in the United Kingdom and United States. Give a listen below or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
Rob Lawrence, the host of the EMS One Stop podcast, sat down with Jay Fitch and me on the final day of Pinnacle to discuss the conference, speakers and our top takeaways. Give a listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
Dreaming at 1.5x
To fit in listening to my favorite podcasts I recently made the switch to listening at 1.5x speed. For news, sports and interview shows I don’t mind the cadence change. It’s not quite as easy for comedy shows as it messes with the timing. Nonetheless, it helps me get through the shows I want to […]
New message alert. Incoming call alert. Post comment alert. “Hey, can I ask you a quick question … ” Another new text message alert. “Did you watch the …. ” Our work days, whether it’s an 8-, 10-, 12- or 24- hour shift, can become a series of microbursts of work because of the interruptions […]
1. Lawful on-duty firearm carry for W. Va. responders (EMS1.com) W. Va. HB 2916 would allow supervisors to give first responders permission to carry guns if they have successfully completed training and attend annual qualification classes. Fire Chief Dave Caudill said he fully supports the bill as it helps keep first responders safe. “On more than one […]
1. There was supposed to be change at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Investigations, reports and training programs were supposed to change and improve the culture at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department after the suicide death of FF/Paramedic Nicole Mittendorff. Instead a Female battalion chief in charge of gender issues resigns in protest. Chief Kathleen Stanley was […]
1. Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed FierceHealthcare reports “The Trump administration has renewed the declaration that officially categorized the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency shortly before it was set to expire.” Since declaring the the public health emergency in October there has been little to no action from the Trump administration. “Although […]