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The Handover – June ’09 Edition

BasicsDoc took on The Handover blog carnival this month. As always, there’s a ton of excellent articles from my fellow EMS bloggers. It’s all “must read” stuff. Great stuff. Good Job Doc. Remember, “Support your local EMS Blogosphere!”

Video – Rockford, Illinois – Train derails and explodes during severe thunderstorm

June 19th, 2009 – Rockford, IL So last night, I was working my ambulance job in Wisconsin and MISSED THIS. My Illinois Fire Department sent an engine and a chief through the MABAS system who are still there. I don’t have all the details, but apparently a severe thunderstorm washed out railroad tracks which caused […]

A very cool site

Want to learn something? This site: Http://www.callandpump.org is the flavor of CPR I do. I’ve been getting some real “Kick the Grim Reaper in the Balls” saves with it. You should read about it too.

“In Their Eyes” – From Guest Author – Randy Lovelace EMT-B

… We’re an anomaly, our small-but-proud department. We’ve got a fanatically devoted, passionate group of highly trained volunteer firefighters and EMTs that provide the best possible service to our citizens…

CPR Fail – Shout out to Ambulancedriverfiles

http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/2009/06/cpr-u-r-doing-it-rong.html Kelly, over at Ambulancedriverfiles, has an interesting post. Like me, he uses Sitemeter to trak how many hits he gets, how those hits get to his site, and even the search terms in google that get people to him. He got the one that you saw up there. Look at the Google search words. […]

Promoting my boy – Medic999

Medic999, over at his UK EMS blog – http://medicblog999.wordpress.com/ – just put on a comment promoting a podcast he participated (It’s ok bud, promote away anytime) It’s over at www.EMSgarage.com and I thought that it deserved it’s own main post. The podcast has some big names on it, including: Chris MonteraThom Dick – The guy […]

I Love Cracked.com – A bit of Tattoo humor

This site is a tad, um, “peppery” but I feel comfortble reading it at work as long as nobody’s looking and I’m at the firehouse. Some of the language gets a bit rough, but everything is decidedly “PG”, other than some of the topics. Here are Three articles on tatoos that I thought were awesome: […]

Socialized Medicine in the US? Stay tuned…

THIS LINK is to a Bloomberg.com story that outlines a proposed bill working it’s way through the US Senate as you read this. It claims that it will “fix” health care by requiring all US citizens to obtain health insurance, by requiring every employer to provide health insurance or pay a fine, and by TAXING […]

Soapy Pictures – The EMS Narrative Report

EMS Narrative reporting is a skill that you must master. Here’s some great information that you need to learn in order to master your EMS narrative report writing.

The Happy Medic does a great bit on his blog entitled: “You make the call”. In these posts, he lays out a situation and invites the audience to comment on what it is that they would do.As a currently ill paramedic/blogger, I think that I can do this too. You see, today is my first […]

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