I don’t mind letting other cars zip by me on the interstate when the roads are snow-covered, icy, slick and slippery. Here are the reasons I drive slow: My car, a 2005 Toyota Sienna Minivan, is fully paid for and has been for at least a decade. Life without a car payment is always better […]
Team EMS Goes for the Gold Medal
Olympic fever or maybe Olympic indifference has swept the land, like a curler sliding down the ice. So much so that the athletes at Bonner County EMS have devised and filmed their own EMS Olympic event – pushing a loaded cot up an icy incline and into the back of the ambulance. Watch their video […]
We are experiencing the joy and exhaustion of big winter storm in central Wisconsin. Of high importance whenever it snows is to make sure we shovel out the fire hydrant nearest to our house. Before … After …
When the world around you looks like this at the start of your shift, what operation problems and patient complaints do you anticipate? Wet, heavy snow and high winds.
Cold November wind Moon illuminates the woods Do not nip the tip — A haiku to mark the occasion of my first cold weather (wind brief needed) run of winter 2013-14.
Deer Hunting 2012
I hunted opening weekend (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and closing weekend (just Sunday morning after Thanksgiving) when I took this photo. I also was able to hunt one afternoon during the December antlerless only hunt. I saw some deer, but didn’t take any shots. Our group did OK. We all saw deer and harvested a […]
Welcome to winter. Many of us will be experiencing a cold challenge – unintentionally – as we respond to patient emergencies. Will you be inducing hypothermia in any of your patients? I don’t work in EMS systems that use induced hypothermia for patients that have Return of Spontaneous Circulation” after cardiac arrest – yet. Despite […]