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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?

Expanding Our Career Options – Non-Traditional EMS Jobs

Paramedics and EMTs aren’t pigeonholed into our tradidional roles. With a bit of forward thinking, we can expand our professional talents into a lot of industries. Can you help? Join in the discussion.

EMS Pay Sucks!! (Part 4) – We Control the Market

Low Price. High Quality. Good Service – Of those three choices, which two do you want our profession to pick? It’s time for a little economics and some collective awakening of our profession. Let’s change the rules of the game.

EMS Pay Sucks!! (part 3) – Who or What is at fault here!?

Welcome back to the Life Under the Lights Bar and Grille – This is the third installment of my EMS Pay Sux!! Series of articles. This one calls every argument you’ve ever heard on this issue “crap” and lays out three simple problems that we must tackle to solve our problem sooner, rather than later.

EMS Pay Sucks!! Part 2 – Identifying the problem

Part two in my audience participation exercize entitled “EMS Pay Sucks!! Let’s DO something about it!” – This post is written for general audiences and states what exactly the problem is: The way we compensate EMS professionals in this country is despicable…

Request for ideas on a problem – Can we be paid enough already?

Can we get paid enough already? I’d sure like to, but I don’t have the answers. Here are some thoughts… but no magic bullets. Care to help?

Why does being a Paramedic seem so worthless sometimes?

This isn’t a happy post. I love EMS and love being a paramedic. I love the job, love taking care of the patients, and love the challenge, excitement, and challenge. I’ve always said that EMS is an abusive, co-dependent relationship for me. I need it and really, I’ve always thought that it kind of needs […]