Normalization of Deviance of Sexual Harassment in EMS

Yesterday I was strolling about the internet reading and stumbled upon an article on a local New Jersey news website about a $195,000 civil settlement related to repeated sexual assault on a female EMT by her male “chief.” This settlement and related events were discovered through an OPRA request (non-disclosure by both parties was a... Continue Reading →

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On a day like today…

So many short years later, Father Judge's last homily is a reminder and a blessing to all of us on the job. I found it last night once again and wanted to share it, as I often find this homily to be a balm for the various wounds life and this job can visit on... Continue Reading →

National EMS Memorial Events 2017

The National EMS Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization to honor the commitment, service, and sacrifice of our nation's EMS providers that have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve. The foundation also endeavors to establish a physical national memorial in our Nation's capital or surrounding area, similar to those... Continue Reading →

What goes through a medic’s mind?

Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. She is a paramedic educator, researcher, author, blogger, and social media maven (please see awesome memes below). She has recently transformed her written word blog into a multimedia paradise featuring her new podcast, Medic Mindset, where she interviews medics delving into what makes them tick. She... Continue Reading →

Social Suicide

This blog post is a part of  the second "What If We're Wrong Blog-a-thon." You can find the other posts here. The premise of this event is to play the devil's advocate and argue the opposite view on a topic we normally cover. In my lecture, “Selfie Sabotage” I discuss how to use social media... Continue Reading →

Like No One is Watching

Sometimes you don’t even notice the people watching. I mean, we’re all busy right? So many tasks to complete in a certain number of hours and only a certain number of hours in a day, can leave everything in a little bit of a blur. Constant working and feeling like you never get anywhere can... Continue Reading →

EMS Compass: The Missing Link in EMS

Hardly a week goes by without hearing about providers feeling left out in the planning of the futures of their agencies and the future of EMS in general. It's true, some providers will never be happy, that is the nature of humans at large and it is present in any profession. Yet, not everyone is... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of EMS

Ah, EMS Week, full of granola bars, bat-belt chachkis, and music videos. No, not a typo, my EMS Week 2014 included the great opportunity to be involved in Lt. Farooq Muhammad’s latest and much awaited EMS rap video: A Day in the Life of EMS! Everyone involved in the making of this video embodied the... Continue Reading →

Dedicated For Life

“Not everyone wants a medal for their uniform, but everybody likes to hear 'Thank You'.” Once again it is EMS Week – a week to recognize EMS providers, get free food, and maybe educate the public about EMS and what we do. I recently had the opportunity to be part of a podcast about EMS... Continue Reading →

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