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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.

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.

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.

From the #WTF files – AL Fire Chief Flushes Twins down the Toilet?

This case is so strange… I can’t believe it. I almost don’t *want* to know more. Did this really happen?

Remebering My Father, Chief Richard A. Kaiser

Has it really been 11 years? In rememberance of my father, I’m asking everyone out there to help me spread some of his legacy. Care to do me a favor?

Lazy EMS – Encouraging the RMA

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My friend “Ann” called me for advice on a situation she’s having at her ambulance job. Can you offer better advice on how to deal with her possibly worthless partner?

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