Why I drive slow on snow and ice covered, slippery roads

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I don’t mind letting other cars zip by me on the interstate when the roads are snow-covered, icy, slick and slippery. Here are the reasons I drive slow: My car, a 2005 Toyota Sienna Minivan,...

Who Drives Your Ambulance?

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During this lively episode Jim, Dave and Josh discuss EMS staffing with an EMT/Driver, an EMS first as a new EMT and touch on effective CPR compression/depth ratio. Yeah this one was a little scattered...

Alternate Posting Location: Go to Bed

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Oversleeping or sleeping through an alarm is not a waking up problem. Oversleeping is a going to bed problem. Read my tips for going to bed and falling asleep on EMS1. The post Alternate Posting Location:...

2020 Book Log

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I kept a book log in 2019 and will strive to do the same in 2020. Hellbent – the third book in the page-turning Orphan X series. Fun, quick reads of totally implausible secret agent...

The Highway is a Hot Zone

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Use time, distance and shielding to minimize the risk of injury when responding to a motor vehicle collision. Ready my most recent EMS1 Rapid Response Rapid Response: Roadway incidents are a hot zone for EMS  The post...

EMS Study Tips | Trauma & Bleeding P4

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This installment of the Monday Minutes EMS study help tips continues with key elements of trauma, soft tissue injuries and bleeding. Use this video to help you understand key elements you will see on your...

A Tale From The Old Days

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As my EMS career fades into the past, random conversations start to bring up memories of calls from years ago. I guess some might call it PTSD, but in fact they are just memories....

EMS Firsts | Help By Sharing

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This episode is the beginning of a series of shows focused on EMS firsts. I hope to get more engagement as we go forward and get other EMS professionals on to share their stories of...

Happy Friday the 13th

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One of the Most Holy Days of the Church of Anecdote and Confirmation bias is here. Will it be quiet? Oops, the utterance of the word Quiet can turns any day into a Friday...

And You Thought I Was Joking

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about Uber safety issues in South America. I closed by commenting that your mother’s advice not to get into a car with a stranger was wise,...