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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.

Soapy Demons – Ckemtp is a geek

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Ok, so this post really proves just how much of a geek I really am. Just bear with me for a bit. This subject causes me a lot of personal grief. I know that it probably shouldn’t and that I am indeed a geek for worrying about this issue because seemingly no one else does, […]

Why I love this Job

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Because the owner of this brand new Escalade will ultimately be happy that I’m tearing it apart with the spreaders. (Yep, that’s Good Ol’ Ck on the tool)

EMS Trendsetters Conference 2009

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http://www.emstrendsetters.org/ Are you an EMS Person? Are you involved in Emergency Medicine? Are you an EMT, a Paramedic, a Nurse, a Doctor, a “something medical”? Are you interested in high quality continuing education provided in a fun and cool environment by top quality, national speakers? You are? I thought so. See, I know my audience […]

The Handover is coming! The Handover is coming!

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Coming soon to Life Under the Lights, The Handover Blog Carnival! Yes, Medic999 has convinced me to put my money where my mouth is and host an edition of the Famous EMS Blog Carnival. Hopefully I can live up to the heavy expectations of the readers and fill the big shoes of the bloggers who […]

Operation FEE Line: Exposing the Deadly Side of Kittens on Emergency Scenes

see more Lolcats and funny pictures Kittens: Deadly minions of the Dark Side, or Cuddly Agents of Evil… You decide. Today, I faced my own mortality in a daring, high-stakes, high-angle rescue. A life was on the line and my truck company was assigned to respond and snatch it from the jaws of death. We […]

Wow, that takes me back… A paramedic ruminates

The other day I was up at the station having a conversation with one of our firefighters when she described a call where she found that “this guys legs were like, all messed up. They were like every which way and stuff. Gross” Now while I have to give credit to great medical terminology where […]

Runnin Hot and Rockin out

The Current US Economy and EMS: An In-depth look at how this mess will affect 911 in your community

The Emergency Medical Services industry is a plucky, hard-driven lot these days. We’re the healthcare safety net for every socioeconomic class. When the normal points of entry into the healthcare system fail to catch a disease process or when the unthinkable happens, calling 911 for an ambulance is the best option for most people. In […]

The current US economy and EMS – An unexplored potential

I’m not one to be consumed by doom-and-gloom type news stories on the state of the economy. I firmly believe that in most cases macroeconomic forces do not generally affect the pocketbooks of individuals. A wise man once said that if you choose not to participate in an economic downturn and instead innovate, strive, and […]

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