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EMS Education Tips

Skating on Thin Ice without the Proper PPE

I am sure Bob is a great instructor and has extricated himself from the cold water and back onto the ice dozens of times. I have heard rave reviews about the quality of his ice rescue training programs. But when standing next to an ice hole I sure would like to see Bob wearing a […]

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News and Events

They Didn’t Need to Die

Two news stories from the past week make me sick to my stomach each time I read or think about them. Spouse of a patient was killed on Monday when ambulance stops abruptly. News article 1. News article 2. The NIOSH fire investigation into the death of a Wisconsin firefighter was released on Thursday. News […]

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Gone Huntin’: Truths About Deer Camp 2012

Tomorrow morning I will be joining 600,000 other hunters (about 10% of Wisconsin’s population) in the woods for the opening day of the 9 day gun deer season. I hunt at an amazing spot in Waupaca county near the Little Wolf River with a great group of long time friends. A few truths about Deer […]

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October Posts Outside the Service Area: Announcements, Books, and Opportunities

I am reading, the latest book from Michael Perry. If you enjoyed Population 485 or Truck you will enjoy Coop. Listen to Michael Perry on an old episode of the Medical Author Chat. Another book I am reading right now and enjoying is the . Jim Hoffman wrote, “I have a great live webinar coming […]

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Going Lime Green for Lymphoma

The border color of Everyday EMS Tips is changed to lime green for lymphoma for the final week of July to draw attention to the disease of lymphoma (a type of cancer), the people with lymphoma and their families, and to support my friend Rick. Meet Rick A few weeks after his May 2012 diagnosis […]

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Social Media Tips

Video: Rothschild Fire #EMSWeek 2012

Rothschild Fire posted this video that they plan to show during their 2012 EMS Week Open House. The recipe to make your own department video is pretty easy. 1. Provide value to your community 2. Take pictures of community events, programs, and training drills 3. Take even more pictures, especially photos of kids learning, members […]

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Social Media Tips

6 Tools to Communicate Value to Your Community

Only you can communicate the value of your department or your organization to your community. The Merrill, Wisconsin Fire Department is hosting an informational meeting to explain its fire and EMS response capabilities and the costs to provide those services. The article describes an upcoming face to face event with a PowerPoint presentation from the […]

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Race Report: Iola 15km Trail Run

This morning I drove about 30 minutes east of my home to the Iola Winter Sports Area for a 15km run on the snowless ski trails. The Winter Sports Area¬†straddles a large undulating moraine and thus all ski trails are either going up the moraine or down the moraine. In addition to wide ski trail […]

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Health and Wellness

Alternate Posting Location: Green Circle Trail

I had a short piece with photos published today at the Loving the Run Blog about the Green Circle Trail in Portage County, Wisconsin. Yesterday because of unseasonably warm Thanksgiving weather my family enjoyed a ride on the Green Circle. Today I ran about 5 miles on the trail to work off some of the […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Emily Stewart

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by paramedic and Ironman Emily Stewart.¬† Q: […]