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Paramedics and EMTs are Special, a salute to the Spork!

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The humble spork, the very symbol of efficiency, ingenuity, and ineffective eating performance. How does the spork tie in with EMS? Very well, actually. We are sporks and we’re not sporks. It’s complex… you’ll see

Master Paramedics? I’m asking you a question

I have a question for all of you readers out there. Trade Unions have always honored their best and most experienced members by bestowing the title of “Master”. How would we in the Profession of EMS honor our own Masters?

Mental Quickness – Do Smart Alecks Make Better EMTs?

Input, processing speed, and decision making skills are all part of being a good EMT or Paramedic. How can we improve our own? By thinking about it in a new way… and by busting some chops too

Be The Glow Worm – HazMat for EMS

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HazMat for EMS and Volunteers. This is a repost of one of my most popular posts ever. It includes an amazing and real video of something that could happen in your service area tomorrow. Are you ready? Terrifying.

The day I didn’t die – Firefighter Close Calls

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This is my post for the November edition of The Handover Blog Carnival, hosted this month by The Happy Medic. The theme? Close calls. I’ve not been much closer than this.

Education vs Training: The “Professional Ambulance Cleaner”

Imagine if you will this hypothetical scenario:

You and your roommate have just graduated EMT school together and go to work at competing ambulance companies in the same city. He works for HIS ambulance service, and you work for YOUR ambulance service. Both services have similar fleets, similar deployment patterns, and similar call-volumes. In fact, there’s really no way to tell them apart other than the fact that the HIS ambulance service uniforms are sickly green jumpsuits, and YOUR ambulance uniforms are Macho Blue Shirts with navy blue pants.

Could it be? A Good EMT-B Student?

EMS Students these days… What’s with you? Was I like that? Probably. Here’s a kid I had lately that I think’s gonna be alright.

Six Tricks You Can Use Today to Improve Your EMS Narrative Report

Want to nail your EMS narrative report writing every time? Use these Six Tricks and you can craft the perfect EMS run report every time.

EMS Documentation – EMS Narrative Reporting – Paramedic – EMT – ReportPage

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This post has links to all of my writing on EMS narrative report writing. Want to improve your EMS narratives? Check this out.

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