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

The Response Time Debate

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Read Justin Schorr’s post by following this link! Everybody loves a good internet debate, right?  This afternoon I engaged in one of those with my good friend and Chronicles...

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For the Field

“Start Us a 7″

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

In my twelve years from Springfield, I heard the words “start us a 7″ come over the police scanner more times than I could count. The number seven was the radio code...

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Lessons to Learn

Words of Wisdom

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Throughout the years, I have received a lot of advice from a lot of people.  I thought now would be a good time to share some of those quotes with you so that you might have the...

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Recent Posts

The Response Time Debate

The Response Time Debate

Mar 5, 2015

Read Justin Schorr’s post by following this link! Everybody loves a good internet debate, right?  This afternoon I engaged in one of those with my good friend and Chronicles of EMS star Justin Schorr about response times and their impact on EMS.  Sparking the debate was an article that Justin shared that discusses the impact of response time compliance on...

“Start Us a 7″

“Start Us a 7″

Mar 5, 2015

In my twelve years from Springfield, I heard the words “start us a 7″ come over the police scanner more times than I could count. The number seven was the radio code for an ambulance.  Usually what this meant was the cops had found some indigent on the side of the road that they wanted transported to the hospital, or some assault victim who needed a...

The Educational Plateau

The Educational Plateau

Mar 2, 2015

Last week I spent Wednesday thru Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland attending EMS Today.  It was my tenth major EMS conference that I have been to since 2010.  I am starting to feel like somewhat of a veteran.  I have seen a lot of people come and go.  I have seen good years, and I have seen bad years.  In 2012, I barely made it out of Connecticut before Hurricane...

Some More Thoughts About Nightwatch

Some More Thoughts About Nightwatch

Feb 27, 2015

If anybody had any doubts about how the cast of Nightwatch would be received at EMS Today, all questions were answered at the first day of one of the largest EMS conferences in the United States. I got my first glimpse of the crew at the Physio Control booth signing autographs at the entrance to the exhibit hall.  For a second, I almost forgot that I was at at...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Five years. . . Its been five years. I never thought that I would have kept this blog going for as long as I have.  There have been many highs and lows in the 357 posts that preceded this one.  I’ve been accosted by the main stream media, shared my struggles with starting over, interviewed the stars of the show Sirens, and even posted an obituary with the...