Good Morning Everyone!
I havenít had a chance yet to talk to you all about the stuff going on with the blog lately, and I thought that I would. First of all, Welcome all of my new readers. My hit counts seem to be heading upwards and Iím really happy to have you here. Feel free to jump in the conversation on the comments section. Please do. If thereís something youíve read here that youíd like me to expand upon, feel free to leave a comment or hit me up on my E-mail: ProEMS1@yahoo.com, find me on Http://www.twitter.com/ckemtp or Facebook: Chris Kaiser.
If you look up top, I had the chance this morning to get something actual on the ďMedicpreneursĒ tab at the top of the page. This is my way of encouraging EMS owned small businesses. I love small business, it has carried the US and World economies for a long time, is carrying us now, and will save us again in the future. I choose to feature small businesses owned or operated by EMS folks, firefighters, or other friends of mine because I want to encourage it. If youíve got a business youíd like me to list for free or thereís one you think I should add, drop me a line. Iíll even feature it with a post if I choose to. Small businesses give real jobs to real people. Letís support them. Heck, it might even keep the most industrious of us in the profession, and thatís something we desperately need.
Youíll also notice that I updated the ďEMS 2.0Ē tab up there on the top as well. I believe in EMS 2.0. Change is coming to our profession and itís going to be the grassroots that bring it about. I see EMS 2.0 as a movement started by the people in the boots on the ground. If you can spread positive change in your local area and in your service, we can network and spread that change into the regions and states. Pretty soon weíll have changed the whole system for the better. Look for more stuff. I promise not to get discouraged. Get fired up, be passionate, strive for improvement in your own EMS world. At the very least, weíll provide better patient care to our own patientsÖ at most? Well the possibilities are unlimited.
The post under this ďDear State of Illinois EMSĒ is a post I wrote about some changes I would like to see in my home state. Frankly, the post scares me a bit because Iím not sure what the backlash is going to be. However, this blog isnít about playing it safe and not speaking my mind. Feel free to jump into the comments section there. If youíre an Illinois EMT or Paramedic, add your own opinions to the mix. If we all start talking together we can effect positive change. We do not have to put up with the current system if we donít want to. We own it, not them. We can improve it as we see fit if we want to. We just have to realize that.
Look for more stuff today, and thanks for reading. Iím pulling an OT shift today and theyíve been running us pretty hard. Oh well, I guess weíre making up for yesterday.