Author Archives: ambulancedriverfiles

Where’s Ambulance Driver?

Spring EMS conference season is upon us, and March looks to be a fairly busy month for me. March 4 I’ll be at the Metro Atlanta EMS Conference in Austell, GA. March 5-6 Ill be at the Alabama EMS Conference in Birmingham. March 18-20 I’ll be at the Tidewater EMS Expo in Suffolk, VA. If you’re from one of these ...

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American Hunter: Double Duty Carbines

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Some EMS blowhard and shooting enthusiast you know wrote an article on double-duty carbines for American Hunter magazine. Go give it a read, and show me and American Hunter some love. And while you’re at it, take a hard look at having Alex Wakal at Dreadnaught Industries build you a custom AR15. He’s a good egg, does great work, and ...

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ACE4EMS Last Chance NREMT Refresher!

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    If your NREMT certification expires on March 31 and you haven’t met your Continuing Education requirements for renewal yet, you are likely to be a) a horrible procrastinator, and b) desperate. But worry not, children. Your humble instructor used to wait until the afternoon of March 31 to mail his renewal application, just so I could get a ...

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Shooting Illustrated: Double Duty Shotguns

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Some EMS blowhard and shooting enthusiast you know wrote an article on double duty shotguns for Shooting Illustrated. Go give it a look, and show me and Shooting Illustrated some love. The better my articles do, the easier it is to justify me doing more of them.

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Inside EMS Podcast: EMS Author Michael Morse

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the ongoing stench that is the state of EMS in our nation’s capitol, and interview one of my favorite EMS authors, Michael Morse of Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding. Give us a listen, and check out Michael’s books if you haven’t already.

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Filed Under “Water Is Wet”: DC FEMS Is Toxic

Well, yet another respected physician has resigned as Medical Director for that miserable semblance of an EMS system, DC FEMS (that’s pronounced “eff EMS”). The EMS landscape is littered with the professional corpses of talented medical directors who have tried, and failed, to polish that turd. Jullette Saussy lasted only seven months, and she pulled no punches as to what ...

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Inside EMS podcast: LODD Benefits for EMS Responders

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the bill passed by the Kentucky House to extend Line of Duty Death (LODD) benefits to the families of EMS responders. In my opinion, every EMT who dies in the line of duty should be entitled to LODD benefits. Public, ...

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ACE4EMS Hybrid Refresher: LAST CHANCE FOR 2016 RENEWAL!

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ACE4EMS is offering its LAST CHANCE refresher for EMTs and Medics due to renew their NREMT certification March 31, 2016. Go here to sign up. If you’re the world’s worst procrastinator and now time has crept upon you, then we can help. Our hybrid refresher involves two live 10-hour skills and knowledge integration sessions on March 12-13, five hours of ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Does Lack of Reimbursement Drive Shoddy Training?

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the chicken or egg question: does crappy reimbursement drive shoddy training and educational standards, or do we get reimbursed poorly because we’re content with being a bunch of barely educated skills monkeys? We also discuss the recent murder of a Pulaski County, Arkansas EMT by a patient, ...

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Maturation of an EMS Guru

Posted this on a Facebook thread, which I believe Tamara Keel calls, “pitching your best stuff at an away game.” The Maturation of an EMS Guru: “Who the hell is Kelly Grayson?” “You know, Kelly Grayson. Writes a blog, occasionally amusing, thinks his personal feces are not odorific.” “That Kelly Grayson guy can make some pretty good points now and ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Driver Safety Training

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome John Kustuch to the Guest Table as we talk about ambulance accidents and what we can do to lessen the likelihood of them.* Give us a listen and share your thoughts on the issue.     *Spoiler Alert: Stopping driving like adrenaline-fueled idiots would help a lot.

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Louisiana EMS Peeps: Last Chance NREMT Refreshers

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I’ll be teaching a series of hybrid, last-chance refresher courses for the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance Center for Education for EMS (ACE4EMS). If you need a refresher and CEU hours for your 2016 recertification due March 31, I suggest you sign up. Here’s a brief overview: Registration is pretty straightforward: Go to the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance website and pay your fees. ...

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