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Fundraising Update: September 27

Below are the fundraising totals as of 0700 CST, Saturday, September 27.   There are still $520 in donations that may have been claimed by teams or the donors in comments, we’re leaving those undesignated for now.  Those totals will be added in at the end, don’t worry about the funds you have already received!  Worry about the ones you ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Only Five Days Left!

Okay, from here on out, I post daily updates of the standings. Fundraising total as of 11:30 am CST is $9160, and team standings for the 2014 Fundraising Challenge are: Team JayG:                                  $1,721 Team BorePatch:                         $1,545 Team Ambulance Driver:        $965 Team HBC Concealment:          $818 Team USA Karate:                       $735 Team McThag:                              $685 Team Old NFO:                             $620 Team Maltby:                                $440 Team Brosius:                                ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Week Three Standings

  The total raised as of 10:00 CST, Monday September 22, is $7,569. Team standings are: Team BorePatch:                        $1,395 Team JayG:                                 $1,280 Team HBC Concealment:        $738 Team USA Karate:                     $735 Team Ambulance Driver:       $575 Team Old NFO:                           $570 Team McThag:                            $415 Team Brosius:                              $345 Team Maltby:                              $290 Team Happy Medic:                   $225 Team Soul Crusher:                   $160 Team Coykendall:                      $130 Team Jason ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Money Smart Medics

This week on Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, and interview paramedic and blogger Sean Eddy for our Guest Table segment. Sean is writing a series of financial management posts that detail strategies you can use to not only pay your bills on an EMS salary, but save for the future. Check ...

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Ice Bucket Challenge: KTKC and Code Green Campaign

A number of you have challenged me to do the ice bucket challenge for ALS, namely Ric Solis, Fiona Campbell, Dave Konig, Monica Earll, and a few others I’ve probably forgotten. I told you I would accept your challenge, and I have. I am a man of my word. Only, I’m not donating my money to ALS. I’m donating my ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Extreme Measures, Baby!

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Latest standings for the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 Fundraising Challenge, as of 1150 CST, Tuesday, September 16 are: Team Borepatch:                       $1,230 Team USA Karate:                     $735 Team HBC Concealment:        $638 Team Old NFO:                           $570 Team JayG:                                 $510 Team McThag:                            $415 Team Ambulance Driver:       $405 Team Happy Medic:                  $205 Team Coykendall:                       $130 Team Brosius:                              $125 Team Soul Crusher:                   $70 Team Jason ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Do Response Times Really Matter?

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the difficulty San Francisco FD is having meeting EMS response time standards. The FD crunched the numbers, said they needed 42 more paramedics, and the city gave them only 16. Unsurprisingly, they’re still having difficulty making their response time standards, and now the city is turning to ...

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Gauntlet Status: Thrown

Stingray from Atomic Nerds, 3rd place winner (missing 2nd place by only three bucks) of the 2012 Kilted to Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge, has graciously offered a case of his Emergency Medical Bock to our fundraising prize packages for 2014. I’ve tasted this stuff, folks. Nectar. Of. The. Gods. From his stouts, porters, reds, ambers and IPAs to the aptly ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: The Standings

Well folks, we’re seven days into the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 Fundraising Challenge, and we’ve already raised over $2,000. Team standings as of noon CST, September 8 are: Team Donors Totals Team HBC Concealment 7 578 Team Borepatch 12 570 Undesignated 6 285 Team Old NFO 6 250 Team JayG 5 195 Team McThag 4 195 Team Ambulance Driver ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer: Day 6

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Originally, I had planned a day at the lake on the jet ski, but bad weather changed those plans, so today is housekeeping day. As of 11:00 CST yesterday, my total in the fundraising challenge was $150, neck and neck with Team McThag and Team Borepatch for third place. Donations overall were $1530. That’s good, but we’d like it to ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Throwback Thursday

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No new kilted pics today, given that I’m at work, so here’s one for you from 2011: Do me a huge favor, and click on this link. Pick “Team Ambulance Driver” from the drop down menu, and make a fully tax-deductible donation to benefit male-specific cancer research. It’s important.

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Are You Kilted? Well, Why Not?

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 has begun! Please, click here to donate to my fundraising campaign. Choose “Team Ambulance Driver” in the drop down menu, and donate what you can. All donations are tax deductible as 501(c)3 charitable donations. And if you’d like to play a more active role in fundraising, form a fundraising team and vie for one of ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Should EMS Abandon the 24 Hour Shift?

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, it’s all about the Benjamins. Co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss Rural Metro’s decision to close most of its Indiana operations, laying off 361 EMTs in the process, a Virginia county’s program to cover ambulance co-pays for its residents, and a Missouri petition to halt outsourcing of ambulance billing. In our Clinical Issue, ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 Starts Midnight Sunday!

Have you joined the Kilted Army? Prize packages for the fundraising challenge are coming together, with some really nice schwag still yet to be added. Sixteen fundraisers have set up teams, a number of supporters have pledged a portion of their business profits in September to KTKC, and the momentum keeps growing. But we still need YOU to support us. ...

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