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Coming Soon – The Law of Unintended Consequences meets the fire service

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Charging fees for fire service – Is it a good idea? Or could the hook and ladder become the corporate ladder due to capitalism?

A Predatory Ambulance Fee?

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Is cell phone heroism to fund an Illinois ambulance service? A new rule proposed by an Illinois city may make it that way. Is this fair?

GPS in the Ambulance – An overreliance on Ms. Kitty

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Do you have a magical voice box on your dashboard that tells you where do go? Do lives depend on it?? Maybe you might want a backup plan.

Death Rate to Increase in London – and – The Medicare Tomato

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There’s links to three articles here, regarding British Healthcare, US healthcare, politics… and a really good one on tomatos. (yes, really. It’s awesome) Read em’

Wheel of the Regulars: Turn Turn Turn

Tonight is just one of those nights… However, I think I have come up with the next big hit in EMS gaming. What do you think?

A Weighted Issue? A Burning Issue… Wow.

I’ve always said that I love EMS and that I’ve taken from it far more than I could ever give back to it. The same is true with this blog. From my readers and people who comment, I learn more than I can teach and enjoy more than I can entertain. This weekend proved all […]

Police Car Drivers, Ambulance Drivers, and their responsibilities

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A news story I read on EMS1.com via Twitter today caught my interest. Can you identify the three professions in the picture before someone dies?

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

Foot-in-Mouth-Itis. Stupid Things We Say in EMS

Does your foot seem to have an oral fixation? Mine does. Sometimes I say some really stupid stuff. A letter I recieved from a “paramedic student” has gotten me thinking about some of those times.

Red Lights to the Left of them, Blue to the right! – Coloring Emergency Lighting

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Ever pull over for a tow-truck or a snow plow? What’s up with the lack of a standard for emergency lighting colors? It’s confusing as heck..

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