EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT Joe Phelps. Q: What is [...] read more..
Friday 20 July 2012
On episode 141 of the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – I discuss with my co-hosts Rob Theriault and Bill Toon methods for perfecting your craft as an EMS professional. Listen to Episode 141: Perfecting Your Craft Read a blog post response/follow-up from Dave Aber – perfecting your craft – what [...] read more..
“Check for medical alert tags or bracelets.” Your EMT instructor probably made you repeat this phrase dozens of times through the course of your EMT class. Checking for medical alert bracelets is a staple of the EMT medical and trauma stations. It’s right up there with, “I’m wearing my BSI. The scene appears to be [...] read more..
We don't usually publish what our readers send us, but this pink AK-47 caught our fancy. Our friend, Brian, submitted pictures of his wife's birthday gift. And we had to publish them. Don't be fooled by the girly finish, this gun packs a whopper of a punch. Read on for more pictures. read more..
Saturday 14 July 2012
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, PA — A vehicle struck an ambulance that was transporting a person who was involved in a motor vehicle accident earlier on Friday. That person was transported to Aria Health’s Torresdale campus in Philadelphia by another ambulance, said Christopher Reif, chief of the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad. The person’s condition was unknown Friday afternoon, [...] read more..
Monday 9 July 2012
The first half of 2012 I focused on training for and racing shorter distances, 5k to 15k, while also building a good foundation for a fall marathon. As of June 30 I am feeling good, at my lowest weight in 15 years, and fastest I have ever been. To get to this point: 653 miles [...] read more..
As a subject matter expert, author, speaker/trainer and all around fitness and wellness guy I am often asked the same question over and over again. Why do you do all that crazy stuff when you work out? Flipping tires, sprinting up the biggest hill I can find, turning a play ground into a big functional [...] read more..
At about 10 a.m. central time today, July 4, the weekly email message is sent to Everyday EMS Tips readers. Because it is summer and a holiday moments later my inbox will flood with messages informing me that so and so is out of the office and will either be “not checking their messages” or [...] read more..
TacticalGear.com's Nora was lucky enough to get a firsthand look at a Vasque Juxt, which was worn by a SEAL Team Six member during the Osama raid last year. Chris Miller, sales manager for Vasque, displayed the historical boot and gave a little bit of background on it. read more..
Thursday 5 July 2012
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Questions continue to arise after ambulance service was shut down in a South Jersey community. It happened in Gloucester Township in Camden County. At 8:15 a.m., the New Jersey State Health Department surprised the Gloucecster Township EMS Alliance Ambulance Service with an inspection. “In addition to numerous EMS code violations, this [...] read more..
13 Ambulances Taken Off the Road for Having No A/C
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — As we approach the warmest temperatures in years, the last thing a sick elderly patient needs is a stifling hot ambulance ride. But that’s the health andsafety concern regarding one area first responder firm — recently ordered to take much of its fleet off the road. WSAZ.com’s Randy Yohe investigates [...] read more..