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I Cannot Lie, I Laugh on the Ambulance

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I may bash some of the more over the top EMS memes out there, but never let it be said that I don’t like EMS humor. With as stressful and sleep-deprivingly intense as this job can get some days I’m lucky enough to find it just hilarious enough to allow me to keep my sanity […]

The Natural Alignment Movement – Freedom of Choice from the Orthopedic Conspiracy

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When Paramedic Christopher Downdike responded to a seemingly routine ambulance call the other afternoon, he never expected he would be coming face to face with a national movement made up of people who say they’re fighting for the health of their children and for their rights as parents to choose the medical care they feel […]

The “Pump It!” Study Seeks to Prove Effectiveness of Chest Compressions in Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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April 1st, 2014 – Emporia, AR. The members of the Emporia (AR) EMS agency (EEA) will soon be participating in a potentially groundbreaking study to prove the effectiveness of CPR in patients suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. Dubbed the “Pump It!” study, patients who are found to be suffering from Out of Hospital Cardiac […]

Thank You, Boundtree Medical Products – April 1st, 2014

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On this most sacred of EMS holidays, I would like to give a shout-out to Boundtree Medical products, one of the companies my ambulance service uses for EMS supplies. You may remember them from the catalog they send out periodically, the one that weighs enough to give the mail carrier a hernia. That thing is […]

A Big Announcement for EMS 2.0!

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March 20th, 2014 was a big day for the EMS 2.0 movement. On that day, the EMS 2.0 Facebook Page received a message from not one, but two US EMS services asking the leaders of the EMS 2.0 movement to step in and “finally figure out what the heck we should be doing with those […]

Neighboring Ambulance Service Finally Admits to being “A Bunch of Idiots”

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“I guess they’ve been right this whole time” opined Chief Dave Schlemmer of the Neighboring Ambulance Service, “we really are a bunch of idiots.” In a small ceremony attended by various members of the media and numerous ambulance service members, the Neighboring Ambulance Service finally admitted that they are, in fact, “a bunch of idiots […]

15 REAL Reasons to Date a Paramedic

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Consider this a gritty reboot of the other articles out there that claim to know why you should date a paramedic and present the information in numbered lists. Here are 15 REAL reasons you should date a paramedic, written by a real one.

Would you like EMS with that?

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Would you like EMS with that? It might beat a full tune up and lube job for increasing our pay

April 2nd, 2013 – Review of Yesterday’s “News”

  Yesterday I got a little carried away and put up what I believe a record number of articles posted in a single day. I wrote five hard-hitting, fact-filled pieces of “reporterage” that were examples of the hard-hitting journalism that hits close to home that you in no way have reason to have come to […]

Paramedic Honored for Inaction in Local Ceremony

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With his trademark apathy, a paramedic was honored today for achieving an AMA refusal rate of near 96%…

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