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Video: EMS Standby at Special Events

Have you ever had to post as EMS standby for a special event like a running race, triathlon, county fair, political rally, or other mass gathering? This is an event that could have clearly benefited from EMS standby – although it would not have been needed (at least for the filmed attempt.

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This is also a testament to knowing how to calculate parabolic motion of a projectile.

I also feel compelled to tell you not to try this on your own. Great harm could result.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.