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National 911 Education Month – What EMS can do

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April is National 911 Education Month. We’re celebrating it. Let’s show our dispatchers some love and help spread the message. I’ve got some tools you can use today.

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?

The Houston Medicare Problem – Formulating Better Instructions on Paying for EMS

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Have you ever made one silly mistake in a formula and screwed up your whole database? No? Not a nerd, eh? Well look at what happened in Houston.

Get a Pulse, Get a Steak? Random Incentive

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An interesting incentive program idea for EMS people. Yeah, the idea needs work… but it’s freakin delicious.

A Medic Roast in Tennessee

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In this post I make the statement “If you’ve been a paramedic in the field for any length of time and this article doesn’t scare you, you’ve not been much of a paramedic for any length of time.” It will, trust me.

Enhanced EMS Refusals? Read this, then look for more

I think I have a great idea here. Here’s a link to my August JEMS.com column on Enhanced EMS refusals. I think it’s an idea that we could start tomorrow. Have a read

What Does “Brotherhood” mean?

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When will those who are politically-inclined in the whole labor/management thing wise up and realise that it’s not always about them?

Perils of Paramedics Pursing imProper Patient Refusals

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The nation’s capital is at it again. In this example of *stellar* journalism, we read about a medic having a bad day, and a patient having his last one.

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’

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