The True Spirit of Christmas… Every Day.

You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat the disenfranchised. My grandmother used to start collecting socks, hats, and gloves in October and would store them until Christmas. During the week before Christmas she would cook a huge feast with all the traditional dishes and make individual meals for the homeless... Continue Reading →

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The Education Conundrum

I recently attended the EMS World Expo in Las Vegas and heard many ideas on how to improve EMS as a whole from responder to system. Surprisingly, one of the more controversial suggestions was higher education for EMS providers affiliated with current training. One side argues that providers will be no more than mere technicians... Continue Reading →

Back in the Day

I recently returned from the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings Course (IRTB) and learned many lessons, the most illuminating was the reverence for dangerous things and situations. Prior to witnessing some of the detonations at this class I thought, “Yeah, yeah, safety distances and recommendations. Blah, blah, blah.” After witnessing the devastation wrought by even... Continue Reading →

Dress for the job you want.

  Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.  This adage is commonly used in reference to the business sector, but maintaining a professional and appropriate image is as applicable in EMS as on Wall Street.  People may not be investing their money in our bank, but they are investing a treasure... Continue Reading →

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