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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.

Wheel of the Regulars: Turn Turn Turn

Tonight is just one of those nights… However, I think I have come up with the next big hit in EMS gaming. What do you think?

Change Medicare? Save EMS

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The “Fee-for-Transport” revenue model has failed us. EMS has grown to fit the healthcare payment system and has limited so much of our profession’s evolution. We need new revenue streams and innovation, not archaic regulation. Viva EMS!

EMS 12-lead Case – Ischemia and Failure

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The 12-lead was no better. It showed bad, bad mojo. This poor guy was sick.

Thinking about the ones that got away… at Midnight on a Wednesday

Yep. It’s midnight. It’s a non-descript Wednesday. I’m… letting the ghosts in my head chase each other around. I thought you might enjoy reading some older posts that you may not have read about. An old medic remembers.

Remebering My Father, Chief Richard A. Kaiser

Has it really been 11 years? In rememberance of my father, I’m asking everyone out there to help me spread some of his legacy. Care to do me a favor?

You know what this call needs?? Mo Hi-Lo!

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National “Use the ‘High/Low’ Setting on Your Sirens for Some Reason Day” is 2/17/11 – Today’s the day… Go Hi-Lo!

Heart Attack? Call 911 – Don’t just burp

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“If I could only belch, I would feel better” – Why do people bargain with their hearts? This is a public awareness piece, don’t rationalize your heart health. Just call 911.

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?

Go Vote!! 2011 Fire/EMS Blog of the Year

Life Under the Lights is a finalist for the 2011 EMS Blog of the Year. You can vote once every six hours for your favorite Fire/EMS blog. Care to?? Please?? Here’s the info

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