Monthly Archives: December 2009

EMS Pay Sucks!! (part 3) – Who or What is at fault here!?

Welcome back to the Life Under the Lights Bar and Grille – This is the third installment of my EMS Pay Sux!! Series of articles. This one calls every argument you’ve ever heard on this issue “crap” and lays out three simple problems that we must tackle to solve our problem sooner, rather than later.

Firefighter Killed, 8 injured in Wisconsin

Http://www.Firefighterclosecalls.com has this sad news this morning regarding an explosion in Wisconsin that has claimed the life of one firefighter and left 8 others injured. http://firefighterclosecalls.com/fullstory.php?98993 Our Thoughts and Prayers are with their families and our brothers in the St. Anna Fire Department 

EMS Pay Sucks!! Part 2 – Identifying the problem

Part two in my audience participation exercize entitled “EMS Pay Sucks!! Let’s DO something about it!” – This post is written for general audiences and states what exactly the problem is: The way we compensate EMS professionals in this country is despicable…

EMS Pay Sucks! Let’s do something about it

I’ll be kicking EMS compensation squarely in the butt over the next few posts due to the fact that I’m mad as heck and I don’t plan on taking it anymore. Here’s the introduction and some pre-reading.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-27

Thanking Those who REALLY Deserve it – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night! Who should we really be thanking this Christmas? It’s not me, I’ll tell you that.

ZOMG!! PUT IT OUT!! PUT IT OUT!! PUT IT OUT!!

http://firegeezer.com/2009/12/21/blaze-at-guinness-brewery/ Prayers are indicated for our brother firefighters in the Dublin Fire Brigade!

Swinging a Sledgehammer and Thinking about the UK… Strange times

Good news! I’m embarking on a journey of self discovery! Wait.. no I’m not. I’m doing construction work! Aren’t I supposed to be um, like… doing Paramedic type stuff? Hmmm… what would Mark Glencourse do?

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-20

@gfriese Um, no.. actually I'm not on LinkedIn in reply to gfriese # Just got back on the tweeter thing. I went 24hrs without tweeting! Wow… # RT @UKMedic999: New blog post: The completion of my first Ambulance Shift in SF. http://bit.ly/543Gt8 # @ambodriver I did' miss the deadline to submit to #thehandover , did […]

The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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