There is also love A painting my daughter presented to us on Valentine’s morning.
How to Pass the NREMT
Passing the NREMT starts with taking responsibility for your own learning. Choose success. To achieve success, do the work throughout the course: Go to class and sit in the front row Ask your teacher questions, but never ask “Do we need to know this for the test?” Read the textbook before class Take notes Review […]
Here are five things that will make it really hard to become certified and ever employed as an EMT or paramedic. 1. Felony conviction for abuse Any felony conviction is bad. But a felony conviction for child, sexual or elder abuse makes it especially unlikely you will ever be employed as an EMT. 2. Drug […]
Enduring Life Advice
Since my kids started to going to daycare, pre-school and now school I have offered them this advice on their way out the door: Be a good listener Make good choices Work hard Be a good friend I hope it sticks. The opposite behaviors in kids, paramedics, police or politicians are frightening.
New article posted at EMS1.com 3 tips to finding the right EMT course Please share your tips in the comments.
Last night I heard the story of Ralph Carr, the Governor of Colorado, who fought against the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. I had never heard of Governor Carr, but was captivated by his story, as told by the author of the book Adam Schrager. The part of Governor Carr’s story that […]
My kids went back to school this morning. What a thrill it is too see them off on a new year of adventure, learning, and friendships. This morning the Portage County Sheriff was at the crosswalk on a busy county highway two blocks from school. A “your speed is…” sign was flashing. A deputy was […]
Stephanie Limmer had been posting about her journey through EMT school. In a final post she reminds us that often the most difficult part of EMT or paramedic training is balancing all of the other responsibilities we have outside of class. Sometimes students stay in class way too long, further exacerbating home and work problems, […]
Created February 28, 2012. Updated on March 6, 2012, July 30, 2012, January 25, 2013. The school shooting in Chardon, Ohio is a reminder that active shooter incidents can happen in any town, any school, and any workplace. Every EMS agency should work with its law enforcement and fire partners to plan for a response to […]
A week from today I am presenting “Is it Cheating or is it Group Problem Solving” at EMS Today. During my research I found this infographic at Schools.com Have you seen cheating in your EMT or Paramedic education program? Which forms of cheating do you think are most common? Which types of cheating are most […]