Archive for February2016

Scene Recollection at Medic Scribe

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One of my favorite EMS authors, Peter Canning shared this this morning: http://www.medicscribe.com/2016/02/23/scene-recollection/ My last deposition has haunted me for years. I don’t feel so bad now, thanks Peter!     The following is a transcript of my last deposition. Considering I’m recreating it from memory, the entire thing may be completely fabricated.   “Do […]

Be a Providence Firefighter!

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The Providence Fire Department is Hiring Employment The Providence Fire Department is now accepting applications to our next training academy. The Providence Fire Department is accepting applications for our next academy which may or may not commence sometime in the distant future. This notice is actually a desperate attempt by the administration to look pro-active […]

Howdy, Partner

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“…There is something sacred inside the cab of the world’s ambulances. The small space that we inhabit after the smoke has cleared, the battles for life won or lost, babies delivered, lives changed forever, and things we will never experience in the outside world. The ambulance cab holds more secrets than a church confessional. Never […]

Arming Medical Personnel

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I read on Paramedics on Facebook something about EMT’s and Medics now being able to carry guns as part of their equipment here in the US. The person who wrote the post may have been referring to a 2013 article in JEMS, where in Bethel Township, Ohio a program was launched allowing first responders to […]

The What if We’re Wrong-a-thon

The What if we’re wrong-a-thong has been rescheduled by Branson for March 3rd, so my Community  Paramedics post will have to wait. Maybe I’ll rethink it. Again.

Hope, Health and Sanity intact

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We know what we see is real. We know how it feels. We live with the memories, and know that more will come. We are tuned in to every aspect of the firefighting life. We know when a brother or sister is lost, and we mourn in our own way, no matter how far away […]

Community Paramedics

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I hate that I hate the very thought of Community Paramedics, and Mobile Integrated Healthcare. I hate it because on the surface it is actually a good idea, and might work, but under the surface lies the problem. Implementing a socialist health care system that is administered by for profit providers will end badly, mark […]

The Beating Heart

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Because I like nothing more than walking through minefields, I figured I’d share this latest thought: A soldier gets injured (wounded) and gets a medal. A firefighter, cop or EMT gets injured and gets accused. I am well aware that there is a big difference being injured or wounded in an active war zone and […]

Detroit Brotherhood

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I have the utmost respect for the firefighters in Detroit. My friend, Eric, aka Cornholio Medic worked Detroit EMS, and if the firefighters  there are half as good as him, well, that’s  good enough for me. One of their family is fighting breast cancer, and they orginized a few fundraisers, here’s one we can all […]

Under the Desk

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I used to worry about an atom bomb ruining everything. I honestly believed that “The Russians” would someday figure out how to obliterate us, and we them, and everything we knew would end. In school we would hold end-of-the-world drills, where we would crawl under our desks, put our heads between our knees and wait […]

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