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EMS Tips – 50 states join FirstNet – Ben Franklin’s Song

1. All 50 states opt in to FirstNet All 50 states, two territories and Washington, D.C. opted into the FirstNet network before the 12/31/17 deadline. In the current age of hyper-partisanship and strong belief in local practices this is a remarkable accomplishment and sign of good things to come for FirstNet. “With every state saying […]

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EMS Tips – 2017 Top News – 2018 Predictions

1. Driverless ambulances and other thoughts on EMS Safety Jim Hoffman conducted a series of year-end interviews about EMS education, wellness and safety. Listen and watch interviews with Rom Duckworth, Chris Cebollero, Bryan Fass, Tim Nowak and myself. 2. Top 2017 EMS news and 2018 predictions On the Medic2Medic podcast host Steve Cohen, Carey EMS, […]

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Get Outside

A few minutes outside – slowly walking, sitting – is relaxing and restorative.

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Video: Jump Roping for Everyday EMS Fitness

Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions.

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Hometown Pride: Green Circle Trail

The Green Circle Trail is accessible about a half-mile from my house. From their I can run, walk and bike throughout my hometown, Stevens Point. The Green Circle Trail is a great community treasure. Come visit or relocate to central Wisconsin.

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Fall is Wonderful

If Fall lasted longer I might get tired of this view. But since the leaves change color so quick and drop so fast I savor every minute.

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Why I am drinking less coffee

Coffee. I really enjoy a cup or two or three or four as part of my morning routine. Oatmeal, coffee and the news. Someone I knew went in for major surgery not long ago. The post-op required a few overnights in the hospital. There were lots of things that could have made that stay tough – surgical […]

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Summer Reading and Reflections

Reading and running are my top two hobbies. I find both of them relaxing and refreshing. I also get a recharge or energy boost and many ideas come to me while doing both. Today I had a fantastic run in Wausau, Wisconsin – an out and back from the soccer fields to and through downtown. […]

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Race Report: EMS Week 2016 10K #EMSVRC

The EMS Appreciation Week 2016 5K/10K is a virtual running race hosted by the Virtual Running Club during EMS Week with a portion of each registration fee going to the National EMS Memorial Foundation. (read about the race on EMS1) I ran my 10K, which can be run any time during EMS week for medal eligibility, this […]

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Two Runs Two Oceans

In late March I ran to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This morning I ran from a hotel near LAX to a beach on the Pacific Ocean. When I travel I try to run to specific points of interest.