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EMS Pay Sucks!! (part 3) – Who or What is at fault here!?

Welcome back to the Life Under the Lights Bar and Grille – This is the third installment of my EMS Pay Sux!! Series of articles. This one calls every argument you’ve ever heard on this issue “crap” and lays out three simple problems that we must tackle to solve our problem sooner, rather than later.

EMS Pay Sucks!! Part 2 – Identifying the problem

Part two in my audience participation exercize entitled “EMS Pay Sucks!! Let’s DO something about it!” – This post is written for general audiences and states what exactly the problem is: The way we compensate EMS professionals in this country is despicable…

EMS Pay Sucks! Let’s do something about it

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I’ll be kicking EMS compensation squarely in the butt over the next few posts due to the fact that I’m mad as heck and I don’t plan on taking it anymore. Here’s the introduction and some pre-reading.

Thanking Those who REALLY Deserve it – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night! Who should we really be thanking this Christmas? It’s not me, I’ll tell you that.

Swinging a Sledgehammer and Thinking about the UK… Strange times

Good news! I’m embarking on a journey of self discovery! Wait.. no I’m not. I’m doing construction work! Aren’t I supposed to be um, like… doing Paramedic type stuff? Hmmm… what would Mark Glencourse do?

A quick Shoutout to EMS Chick

A shoutout to EMS Chick and her blog “That’s BLS, not BS” – She’s pointing out some of my EMS geekery.

Welcome to Hell Feet 2: Magnum Boots Review

As promised, here is the review of the new EMS Duty Boots that I was given to try out. First of all, if you didn’t catch why I am writing a post about EMS and Fire work boots, you should read the post here: “Welcome to hell, Feet” A while ago, I was contacted by […]

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.

Uh oh, is it that time again? EMS Recert Time Cometh…

I’ll betcha that a lot of you reading this are in the same boat that I am… Here’s the reminder! Yesterday I had the occasion to pull out all of my various certification cards and licenses, photocopy them, and turn them in to one of my departments for verification that I still had them. Much […]

Request for ideas on a problem – Can we be paid enough already?

Can we get paid enough already? I’d sure like to, but I don’t have the answers. Here are some thoughts… but no magic bullets. Care to help?

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