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Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Profile

Stabbed on duty: A medic’s lessons learned on the long road back was recognized with a 2017 Jesse H. Neal award for best profile article. The Neal award is a terrific individual honor. More importantly the recognition increases awareness of the dangers EMTs and paramedics face on the job. Founded in 1955, the Jesse H. […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Some of my favorites from August 2014

Blog posts, articles, news reports, and audio podcasts…some of my favorite reads from August 2014. Blog news from MedicSBK…new website layout. Check it out. Steve Whitehead lays out the reasons you should quit your crappy EMS job. This article, I found a gun on my patient. Now what?, struck me as a common sense and […]

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Firefighters Posing in Front of Controlled Burn Structure Fire

I saw this photo earlier this morning at JSOnline.com and it has been on my mind much of the day. I didn’t read the story and I didn’t read it now. Honestly, I can’t get past the photo. I have just read many of the reader comments and relieved that I am not the only […]

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EMS and Guns: Posts A’Blazing

Last week I wrote two questions about EMS and concealed carry weapons. Many other EMS bloggers have been writing on this topic. But before I link to their posts I want to point out this recent article, Flight Attendant’s gun goes off at airport security in Philadelphia. The flight attendant was a permitted concealed carry […]

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Does Reducing Minor Injuries Lead to Less Major Injuries?

No. According to this article, “Reducing Minor Injuries Does Not Translate to Reduction in Serious Injuries and Fatalities.” This short summary blew up one of my long held risk management beliefs that building a culture of safety that strives to prevent all injuries and a system of near miss reporting that identifies near misses that […]