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EMS Week 2010 – All Respect is Earned

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EMS week 2010 is coming up. This year, the official slogan is “Anytime. Anywhere. We’ll be there.” That’s fine for the public, but I suggest that we use EMS week 2010 to promote our own slogan “All Respect is Earned”

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

Reflections on an Easter Morning – EMS

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A roadside mrmorial took me from my idyllic Easter run to the grocery store to a dark, noisy place. I thought I’d share with you my thoughts from this Easter Morning and from a year ago at that same time and place.

Trust… It’s everything

This post is about when “Stuff gets real”. It’s about trusting your colleagues and yourself to perform when everything’s on the line. It’s about trusting your fellow EMTs and paramedics to perform when it’s your loved-one on the line. Do you trust them? Do you trust yourself?

Guest Post – From JDmedic on Two Cases, One Letter

A response to a recent post “Two Comments, One Letter – From One Paramedic’s Struggles, Change Can Come” sparked a good guest post from one of my readers. This is a guest post by JDmedic. Nice job.

The Shine Factor

The Shine Factor, first in a three part series, examines a simple yet remarkably powerful way to gauge the health of your emergency services organization. It’s quick, easy, and accurate as a temperature check.

The Chronicles of EMS – Day 3?? Who knows, I’m flying

I am flying. I am so freaking happy that I came to San Francisco! Just.. wow.

Thank you EMS – Some reasons I love what I do

Have you thought for a minute why you do what you do? I have.. and today I’m writing down what it is I love about my chosen profession. EMS is awesome most days.

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.

Will your career survive a decade or more in full-time EMS? Take this three question quiz!

Think you’ve got the right mindset to survive a long career in EMS? Come take this helpful three-question quiz to determine if you’ve got the proper amount of insanity to handle it. EMS Humor folks.

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