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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.

Splashed Sadness – A look at negative emotions in EMS

Handling sadness and other negative emotions is just part-and-parcel to EMS and the Emergency Services. How this effects has far reaching implications in our lives, even when it just “Splashes” onto us.

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.

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.

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?

My Biggest Blogging Fears and Heart Attacks

What’s my biggest fear as an EMS blogger? I’ll tell ya that it’s probably something that most EMTs and Paramedics are secretly afraid of too. Oh, and I put some stuff about cardiac care in here too for some reason. Just read it, please.

Changing the EMS World – The Chronicles of EMS

So I got my butt kicked by a limey… but I also rediscovered my passion. Fair trade, I think.

A Motivational EMS Article Geared towards Newer EMTs

This is a motivational piece geared towards new EMTs that I wrote for a department’s monthly newsletter. Feel free to steal it to inspire your own troops.

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