September 11, 2001

I have nothing to add, because it would be meaningless blah.  

3 Things I Took Away From Linchpin

I recently read Linchpin: How To Make Yourself Indespensible by Seth Godin. It discusses how technology has made creativity more valuable to organizations, how to use your creativity to get more satisfaction out of...

Why Patient Outcomes Are Important To Know

This week on the show I wonder why we don’t get any feedback unless: A –  we seek it out or B – it serves some in house agency purpose. Take a listen and think about how...

Harvey

Often, hurricane forecasts over state the danger of an approaching storm. It’s easy to be cynical, since meteorology is not an exact science. In the case of Harvey, the forecast was pretty close to...

FDNY Captain Under Fire For Honesty About Being A Firefighter

FDNY Captain Paul Washington is being criticized after giving a recruitment presentation where he provided an honest and realistic view of what being a firefighter is like. He is under fire by co-workers and...

EMS Staffing Problems In South Dakota Not Solved By Lower Standards

Last year two states lowered their ambulance staffing standards, Wisconsin and South Dakota, due to EMS personnel shortages and recruitment issues. An Associated Press story that ran in both The Tribune and The Charlotte...

London Ambulance Notting Hill Carnival Mass Gathering Medical Coverage

While we in the United States have been consumed by Hurricane Harvey‘s wanton destruction and the rescue efforts, across the pond, London Ambulance has wrapped their event medical coverage of the Notting Hill Carnival....

Kilted To Kick Cancer 2017 Begins On a Somber Note

The 2017 Kilted To Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge begins Thursday at midnight, little more than 36 hours from now. As we’ve done since 2011, we spend the month of September wearing kilts, and using...

Houston FD Ambulance 52 Modified For Harvey Response

I saw this tweet with a photo of Ambulance 52 from the Houston Fire Department with a jury rigged exhaust snorkel. This type of modification is relatively common amongst off roaders who add these...

Inside EMS Podcast: Incentivizing EMS Volunteers

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss a couple of news articles in which one EMS agency had to write off nearly $12 million in unpaid bills, and...