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For No Really Good Reason…

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For no really good reason, I left work a bit late the other morning. Sure, we caught a call 16 minutes before the end-of-shift, but the great guys on “A” shift were already there and ready to go so we didn’t have to take it. I could have left right on time then, but for no really […]

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..

Be The Glow Worm – HazMat for EMS

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HazMat for EMS and Volunteers. This is a repost of one of my most popular posts ever. It includes an amazing and real video of something that could happen in your service area tomorrow. Are you ready? Terrifying.

The day I didn’t die – Firefighter Close Calls

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This is my post for the November edition of The Handover Blog Carnival, hosted this month by The Happy Medic. The theme? Close calls. I’ve not been much closer than this.

Wow, that takes me back… A paramedic ruminates

The other day I was up at the station having a conversation with one of our firefighters when she described a call where she found that “this guys legs were like, all messed up. They were like every which way and stuff. Gross” Now while I have to give credit to great medical terminology where […]