Archive for March2009

Oh no you didn’t…

Really? Did you just?? Oh come on now… you don’t really think?? Seriously… Did you really just call me an “Ambulance Driver”? An Ambulance Driver? Oh come on… Four years of college level classes, hundreds upon hundreds of hours of continuing educations, a veritable alphabet soup of certification acronyms behind my name, and this nifty […]

Follow Up to the Shine Factor – Grunts: Part 1

Third part of the three part series “The Shine Factor” – This post looks at us “Grunts” and tells how a lot of our organizational success is riding squarely upon our shoulders.

EMS people in the audience

I have an awesome set of protocols from somewhere, I don’t know how I got these and I don’t know who will be using them (to protect privacy). These are draft protocols being considered for adoption by a small EMS system. If you e-mail me at I will send you a copy for you […]

This is an amazing video

Thomas Paine – Common Sense for 2009 While this could label this blog as overtly political, and if I do that it mostly won’t be here per se, I do think that anyone who comes here should know that I believe in what this guy says. Maybe not word for word, but it is a […]

Good Link to Something I like

I found this link on one of the EMS websites I frequent – This is Dr. Bledsoe’s EMS scope of practice model. In this document, he outlines his vision for what EMS should become. This guy’s one of my heroes. 100% support here. If you care about EMS, you should know this guy.

What to write about, what to write about

As some of you have noted, I haven’t been posting as often as I was. I’d like to assure you that this is not because of writers’ block or lack of ideas, in fact, if anything it’s because I have too many ideas. Right now, my desktop has like some 15windows open on it with […]

It’s a beautiful day!!

Oh my goodness it is such a beautiful day wherever I am in Southern Wisconsin and/or Northern Illinois!! 60 something degrees today, and a high of 70, count-em, seventy whole degrees tomorrow! And then snow on Wednesday… just a chance of flurries, it won’t stick because the ground is mostly unfrozen now thank goodness. What […]

Increasing the Interactivity of it All

If you look over to the right of this post, you’ll see some things that I put there simply because the blogger interface lets me put it there. There’s some links to some of my favorite sites on the web, that I’m sure aren’t that cool to normal people, but I like them because I’m […]

Not related to EMS, but still cool

I like Glenn Beck, and I’ve linked to his site over on the right hand side of your screen. THIS PICTURE ( appeared on his web page today. I laughed, a lot. Thought y’all might too.