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Happy Blogiversary To Me!

On this day in 2006, I wrote my very first post on this blog. That was nine years, 2350 posts, 4 million unique visitors, and 7 million page views ago. It’s been a fun ride. Thanks for reading.

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Shooter Self Care Class in Fort Worth

If you missed the first one, we’re doing another for the good folks at Among The Leaves. Shooter Self Care class at Elk Castle Shooting Sports, January 8, 2016. Read what some other shooters had to say about our class: DW Drang Daddy Bear Derek Ward Random Geeking Sandcastle Scrolls Tamara K. See you guys in Foat Wuth!  

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This Week On Inside EMS

… Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events like the shooting victim who called Uber instead of an ambulance, and we discuss the merits of joining an EMS professional advocacy organization. Bottom line: You can either bitch impotently, or you can put some skin in the game and try to get things done. Give us a ...

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For You Louisiana EMS Instructor Types

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance Center for Education for EMS is holding a continuing education day for EMS instructors at Ouachita Parish Fire Department Training Center on December 12, 2015. This is not a mandatory BEMS Instructor update, but rather a day of instructional tips and tricks, teaching methodology, flipped and virtual classrooms, and so on. The LA Bureau of EMS ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: There’s No Such Thing As A Safe Scene

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events. We chat about the distressingly commonplace reports of violence against EMS providers, and the case of a UK cardiac arrest survivor who was resuscitated after 25 shocks. Give us a listen to learn about double sequential defibrillation for shock-refractory VF.

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A Little Conference Linky Love

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Just finished two speaking engagements at two great conferences. Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at EMSAC 2015 in Keystone, CO. Keystone’s right at 10,000 feet, and despite being the flatlander wondering who the hell had stolen all the oxygen, I had a wonderful time. The Kesytone Resort and Conference Center is a wonderful venue, and the conference ...

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Shooter Self Care in Fort Worth

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If you’re a shooter, and you don’t carry a first aid kit in you’re range bag, you’re leaving the house unprepared. Given the remote location and lack of appropriate first aid facilities at most shooting ranges, being prepared to treat yourself or your buddy until EMS arrives can literally mean the difference between life and death. Most ranges I frequent ...

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Active Shooter Response

By way of my fellow Shooter Self Care faculty EMS Artifact, I discovered an article on EMS1 by my colleague Nicholas Miller on active shooter response. In it, Nick highlights the common elements of active shooter incidents: Active shooter incidents have taught us some sobering truths: Despite the advice to run, shoot, fight; there are little to no options for ...

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From Sow’s Ear to Silk Purse

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I’m a bit hard on my guns. As a kid, I spent many an hour field-stripping and meticulously cleaning every gun I owned after every use, under the watchful eye of my father. At least once a year, they got detail-stripped. We used WD-40 and 3 in 1 Oil, and despite the shortcomings of those agents, rarely had a gun ...

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