You Bet Your Life

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What would you bet your life on? In 1996 I took a job about 40 minutes south of San Jose, California with a small mom-and-pop ambulance company. The service was named after the owner and had been … [Read more...]

8 Tragic EMS Behavior Flaws to Avoid

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In Greek tragedies, the hero typically displays some form of hamarita, also known as a "tragic flaw." Hamlet was brooding, Othello was jealous, Macbeth was ambitious. For the most part, it is their … [Read more...]

The E-Book is Coming!

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OK, I can't keep this to myself any longer. It's time for the big announcement. With the final draft still in the mail from my editorial team and the final design still lacking a few details, it would … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Better EMT

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Sure, this site isall about being a better EMT, but perhaps you've asked yourself, "Why?" OK, granted, it was probably one of your more cynical moments. Perhaps you had a bad day, a couple of … [Read more...]

Staked Down With a Twig

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Circus elephants present a containment problem. It's hard to keep a big elephant cage around wherever you go. So when baby circus elephants are trained, they are staked down to a pole with a chain. … [Read more...]

Ten Things You Can’t Learn About EMS

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                                        From Your Computer        As you might imagine, I'm a big fan of E-learning. I also have a soft spot for the social media craze. But there are still a … [Read more...]

Think About It

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We do our job, and while we do our job we think about how we do our job. And we certainly decide what we think about our job. But we don't often think about how we think about or job? Do you ever … [Read more...]

What Makes A Good EMT (Part 2)

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Still struggling with the good EMT thing. I'm glad to be at your service. Grab a pen and answer these questions for yourself. What's your internal bias toward dealing with patients and their … [Read more...]

5 Things My Kids Taught Me About EMS

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I'm blessed with two kids. They are amazing. My kids changed my whole perspective on the world. They re-framed my purpose. It's wonderful, the way a few minutes with your kids can put an entire bad … [Read more...]

Seniors Get Nude To Protect Local Volunteers

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Did you see that?  That's what I'm talking about. Recently I took a bit of flack here for a suggestion I made. A New Jersey volunteer squad was having their funding cut by the governor and there was … [Read more...]