Getting Refusals, Cameras and Perception

In this EMS Office Hours reboot we discussed if being an EMT really is the worst job, how someone’s camera may not put you in the best light and Tim Noonan joined us as...

New York Values

Former New York Assembly speaker sentenced to 12 years in prison NEW YORK (AP) — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a...

Punish the Driver or Change the Culture

Last week EMS1 reported news of an ambulance being driven at 17 miles per hour above the speed limit. The borderline ridiculous incident had all the makings of a ‘gotcha’ story by the local television station....

On Scheduling EMS Personnel

A very large portion of my career has been spent on the operational side of the industry. The one aspect that I have had continuous involvement in during that time has been scheduling. Whether...

If Prince was a Drug Addict…So was I.

The Almighty Purple One left this world last week. Let’s all have a moment of silence for The Funky Purple One.                       Sorry…couldn’t help it.   Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator in his home after not...

How’s That $15.00 An Hour Minimum Wage Working Out For You?

Target’s New Robot Helper Is Busy At Work On Aisle 3 Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves including shampoo and laundry detergent. The retail giant is conducting a one-week trial at...

Inside EMS Podcast: Brotherhood, Or Lack Thereof

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the suicide of Fairfax, VA firefighter/paramedic Nicole Mittendorf, and how EMS and the fire service talk a good game about the...

De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1

Chief Dennis Rubin and his firefighter/paramedics at De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1 were kind enough to give my son and me a tour Friday afternoon. We had a nice visit and chance to...

Braun Ambulance Rollover Test Video

Ambulance accidents have been the leading cause of death for EMS personnel for quite a few years now. There are a number of variables that need to be adjusted to in order to make...

No Commute: One of the Many Benefits of Working from Home

Ford Europe has an interactive tool for calculating time and costs of commuting. I work from home so the results are not surprising. If you have a long commute I hope you find some...