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Dreamland Paramedics…

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So there I was, on shift and driving around in what we call our Interceptor vehicle. It’s a marked SUV outfitted with lights and sirens that carries a full compliment of ALS gear. We use it to quick-respond to 911 calls in our own jurisdiction and to intercept BLS ambulances with a single paramedic.

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?

A Late-Night Rant about Petty Politics in EMS

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Tonight, I had a bit of a rant that I let fly… Who am I kidding, it was a full-blown Hissy. I’m tired of the politics in EMS and I’m ranting about it. If I start the change, will you join me?

EMS case law? AMA Refusals, Death, and Documentation

This post highlights a recent piece of EMS case law where an ambulance service was successfully sued over an AMA refusal and a patient’s subsequent death… It’s a must read

A Weighted Issue – The Fire Service Helping Private EMS

The EMS news outlets are jumpin and there’s a disagreement among EMS people out there. What’s your take?

Too Much Information For a Paramedic?

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Our friend Greg Friese was told that a class he taught was “too much information for a paramedic”. Now there’s three bloggers ranting, good job there, Anonymous Student Evaluation.

EMS: Is what you do the Best You Can Do?

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“Is that the best you can do?” Those seven words are so simple, yet when asked of ourselves and others, can become so powerful. Is what you’re doing in your EMS career the “best” you can do? Think of what we could accomplish if all simply “tried our best”.

Thanks Rogue Medic – What are EMS’s “Fad Diagnoses”?

Our friend Rogue Medic has a shiny new site up there on the Interwebs. It rocks. Rogue Medic is one of the many, many bloggers, non-bloggers, and/or random people who are much, much smarter than I am. I read his site a lot and I am very pleased to throw a link to his new […]

Volunteer Fire/EMS: Taking the High Road and Letting go

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Is “helping people” your goal? Are we committed to our communities? We have common ground… Here’s my resolution to make us stronger… will you join me?

Four Words: EMS, Apathy, Disgrace, Massachusetts.

You’ve heard about the Mass. 200, right? Well, this is my take on it. The system may be broken, but they needed to do more than just ignore it. There’s more.

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