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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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 →

Be Contagious

We spend our days complaining about how life what isn't what we expected or how we haven't reached our expected timeline instead of accepting that, letting it go, and focusing on our dreams. I'm too old.I can't afford it.I'm not that smart.I'm (insert any excuse here). Life is hard. No one warns you about getting... 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 →

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 →

I Used to Love Her

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare In Love Do you remember what it was like when you first fell in love?   Something about that person piqued your interest.  Your brain perked up, bright and alert.  You couldn't wait to hear from them or see them again!  Even the briefest encounter or conversation was played... Continue Reading →

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