Are your coworkers, friends, and colleagues following the Chronicles of EMS?
I ask that, because I’m wondering something. You, the person reading this blog post, are special. You’re probably a Fire or EMS professional that came to my blog site to read up on your profession. That makes you part of an elite and growing group of industry professionals who cares just a little bit more than some of your peers do. I’m guessing that you’re excited about your profession and I’m also guessing that you wonder how excited your colleagues and friends are about this stuff that you’ve been seeing online and in a few other places as well.
Well I’m wondering the same thing.
For all of you Paramedics and EMTs that have been hoping for the industry to spring forward into some of the awesome, groundbreaking things that we’ve been talking about like I have, this could be your moment.
No really, there’s plenty of people out there that are going to tell you “It’s never going to happen”, “It’s all been tried before”, and, “That’s never going to fly here in anytownistan”. I’m not one of those people. I’m one of the people that is going to tell you that those kind of people are wrong… and not only am I about to tell you that, I’m also about to get on a plane so that I can show you.
While the Chronicles of EMS are just sooooo very cool, they’re standing on the pinnacle of a lot of work. If you’ve paid attention on Twitter and Facebook, you might have noticed that there are some big names coming out for this. These names belong to people you might have seen in magazine articles, textbooks, journals, television shows, and in lots of other places. I am going to the Chronicles Premier party and I get to meet some of the people whose names were printed on my original EMT-Basic textbook. These people are as committed as I am to the work that Justin Shorr, Mark Glencourse, and Thaddeus Setla have put in to the Chronicles of EMS and you should be too.
But what if you can’t make it all the way out to San Francisco for the premier party? What do you do then to show your support? Well first off, look online at Chronicles of EMS for the live feed. Watch it. But, before you do, tell your coworkers, friends, and extended colleagues about it. Even if they might think that it’s a little geeky, please do it anyway.
That’s just it. We need you out there plugging in your hometown just as hard as we are out there in San Francisco (swilling martinis, and) plugging this whole EMS 2.0 thing. If you bring in your friends and coworkers to the wider conversation and have your own local conversation to interface with everyone else we’ve all won. The more people we bring in, and the more people YOU PERSONALLY pull in to this, the better off we’re going to be. I pledge that I’m not going to quit trying to improve our profession and I know that my buddies out there aren’t going to quit anytime soon either.
We need you to be just as passionate. As soon as we energize everyone out there, the sooner we all look up and go “Wow! Look at that!” Please, please, please help us spread the exciting message that EMS WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER in the very near future. Bug your coworkers. Get the word out.
Heck, if I get an e-mail at ProEMS1@yahoo.com or a tweet at http://www.twitter.com/ckemtp I will personally mention you live on the show, give a link to your service’s website, and might even send a special shoutout. So if you organize your own local premier party, please let me know.
You all Rock, let’s get flying!
P.S: Want behind the scenes access?? Follow my wife Gkemtp(IT), @ginakaiser on twitter too. She’ll be with me and will be tweeting about cool stuff like how awkward I am when I meet my heroes.