The Podcast

Podcast Episode 17: The Medicast

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

We took the week off last weeks or Labor Day and this week the podcast is back with a short interview that I did on Jamie Davis’ The Medicast where we talk about the show and...

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For Leadership

Structure and Standards

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

The EMS model debate of fire-based EMS vs. private EMS is more active than ever on Facebook thanks to recent articles shared by JEMS, EMS World and EMS1, and I have been a...

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For the Field

Get Over Yourself

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

If you ever want to get under an EMT’s skin, call him an ambulance driver.  The resulting rage, either in front of you or via social media later will tell a lot about them.  I was...

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Lessons to Learn

A Reminder About Being a Professional

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

This morning I saw a video come across pretty much all of the major EMS related news sites about a fire crew from Glendale, Arizona who were filmed while restraining a patient.  I...

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Recent Posts

Structure and Standards

Structure and Standards

Nov 19, 2014

The EMS model debate of fire-based EMS vs. private EMS is more active than ever on Facebook thanks to recent articles shared by JEMS, EMS World and EMS1, and I have been a frustrated, screaming at my computer participant. Both sides make some irrational arguments but when one searches through the mess, they can find some well thought out compelling cases made...

Get Over Yourself

Get Over Yourself

Nov 17, 2014

If you ever want to get under an EMT’s skin, call him an ambulance driver.  The resulting rage, either in front of you or via social media later will tell a lot about them.  I was having a discussion last week at EMS World with a couple of friends kicking around a silly idea to host a bar crawl that required everyone to either wear one of those god awful EMS...

And Away We Go!

And Away We Go!

Nov 6, 2014

This week I started what is essentially my first real true vacation since my trip to New Orleans for EMS Expo 2012.  I’ve had time off, however most of it has been because of swaps.  This time around though, I burned enough vacation time to put me out of work until the 22nd of November.  It’s an exciting break to say the least. No fall break would...

Big Brother is Watching

Big Brother is Watching

Nov 3, 2014

I spent some time listening to Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson’s show about the presence of cameras being present in the back of an ambulance, and I cannot figure out what everyone is afraid of.  I know what most will say that their fears are, but is there any foundation for those fears?  First of all, let’s throw HIPAA right out the window, or as many on the...

A Reminder About Being a Professional

A Reminder About Being a Professional

Oct 30, 2014

This morning I saw a video come across pretty much all of the major EMS related news sites about a fire crew from Glendale, Arizona who were filmed while restraining a patient.  I fired up the video and sat there watching saying to myself over and over “it looks fine to me. . . still looks fine. . .” and then one of the firefighters opened his mouth, and lost...