Ducks everywhere

Smokey and I saw a sign outside a house today. “Holistic Chiropractic Care” Is that like a double quack? A quack quack? It turns out oils and adjustments won’t stop epilepsy. Whodathunkit?

When Minions Attack

Image credit.   In the comments to Dr. Edward Tobinick Sues Barbara Streisand – or something equally foolish, Frederick Blum (sometimes Frederick S. Blum) states that he does not like my criticism of Dr. Edward Tobinick...

The Arming Of EMS | New Top Salaries

This EMS Green Room episode talks about the arming of EMS and recent changes in top pay for EMS providers.

When Being Social Becomes Your Agenda

This episode of the podcast Jim, Josh and Dave talk about social media. Specifically how popular EMS educators, magazine contributors and leaders post political and left or right leaning discussions on social media. Do these...

Top. Men.

Not to discriminate against women, I’ll also say Top. Women. From the TSA, of course. Those valiant men and women that catch terrorists (well they might some day), harass otherwise honest travelers for carrying 3.1...

Breathe Easy Kevin

I met Kevin Przybyl on my tour of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance station in 1999. I had been accepted as a member a few hours earlier and was waiting for my EMT card to...

Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Edition

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, we welcome pediatric guru Dr. Peter Antevy, inventor of the Handtevy Pediatric Emergency System, to the Guest Table. Check it out, and give us your thoughts.

Texas bill would let firefighters, EMTs carry firearms

  There is a bill in Texas to require employers to allow EMS personnel to carry guns on the job.   “I would be in favor of leaving guns in the hands of police officers,” Waco Fire...

Livable Wage Omitted From EMS Worker Bill of Rights

Last week I blogged about the press conference held by California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to announce the Emergency Medical Service Worker Bill of Rights. On Tuesday the bill text for AB-263 was ammended revealing...

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Stop bragging about your emotional pain, instead be proud of overcoming it. Enjoy, and share with your friends.