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Coming Soon – The Law of Unintended Consequences meets the fire service

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Charging fees for fire service – Is it a good idea? Or could the hook and ladder become the corporate ladder due to capitalism?

Issues: I’m Scared of something, Have a Rhythm, and A New Column Up, Too.

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I’ve got a few things I want to talk with you about. Nitro and Ham, Moline, Illinois, and my fear of posting something.

What Does “Brotherhood” mean?

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When will those who are politically-inclined in the whole labor/management thing wise up and realise that it’s not always about them?

Wake Up! You may have a call…

How do you wake up for a call? Could that method be killing you? Here’s an innovative way thought up by an intrepid inventor, complete with video.

A Weighted Issue? A Burning Issue… Wow.

I’ve always said that I love EMS and that I’ve taken from it far more than I could ever give back to it. The same is true with this blog. From my readers and people who comment, I learn more than I can teach and enjoy more than I can entertain. This weekend proved all […]

A Weighted Issue – The Fire Service Helping Private EMS

The EMS news outlets are jumpin and there’s a disagreement among EMS people out there. What’s your take?

Modern (f)Art

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“Art Purchased by Experts who are not spending their own, personal money” – Ann Arbor, MI is trying to redefine “Art” by spending what “experts” call a “WHOLE BOATLOAD O’ CASH” on “art” while laying off firefighters. You’ll laugh and get ticked off with this. Mostly ticked off.

To Kneel or not to Kneel

Exploring the squishy side of emergency response. Do you always remember to look where you’re putting your knees? I don’t… Eww.

Grumblemedics

Grumblemedics seem to be everywhere, whether they’re a “grumble-Pee” or a “grumble-bee”, perhaps they should evaluate their own attitudes. We have a long way to go, but look at how far we’ve come.

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.

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