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Working Out on Shift – Any tips out there?

I can work out on duty, and I really should. Ever kneel down to do CPR and come up with a cramp on compression #38? I’m needing your suggestions here.

FIrefighter Pre-Hydration – Fight Fire like a Marathon Runner

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Fighting fire in full gear is akin to running a marathon, right? In response to a rash of heat-related illnesses among firefighters lately, maybe we should prepare ourselves like marathon runners do. Firefighter pre-hydration can be easy and effective. Here are some tips you can use in your station.

Heat Emergencies for EMS – The Summer Time Blues

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It’s summertime! Who’s up for a review of Heat Emergencies for EMS?

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 – 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?

Shining through Suffering – Learning How to Cope with Sadness in EMS

Dealing with the level of sadness we see in EMS isn’t something that comes naturally. It’s a learned skill. Take your time and find your way. We’re all nothing but human.

You Can Nap if You Want To! Or You can Leave Your Calls Behind!

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You can Nap if you want to! You can leave Leth-ar-Gee Behind! Because EMS can nap and if they don’t nap – they leave, Patient Care behind. – Introducing the “Safety Nap” Who’s with me?

I have been a busy, sleep deprived, lil’ medic

“A busy medic is a lazy blogger” should be one of my trademarks. Here’s some personal info and a re-run.

Police Car Drivers, Ambulance Drivers, and their responsibilities

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A news story I read on EMS1.com via Twitter today caught my interest. Can you identify the three professions in the picture before someone dies?

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.

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