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Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Education and EMS Conferences

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the recent Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital Pediatric Conference we spoke at, and my initial impressions of EMS World Expo 2016. Many thanks to Roger Smith, EMS liaison for OU Children’s Hospital, and Nancy Perry and Scott Cravens of EMS World Magazine for having us! Give us a ...

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KTKC 2016: The Winners!

Okay folks, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The final standings of Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 are: Team Dragon: $4,032 Team Larry and the Limey: $1,292 Team Soul Crusher: $1,225 Team Ambulance Driver: $1,141 Team JBro: $520 Team Happy Medic: $495 Team HBC Concealment: $295 Team Jay G: $125 Team Squidfoo: $95 General KTKC Donation: $85 Team ...

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KTKC 2016: Week Three Standings

Well, we’re 26 days into the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 Fundraising Challenge, and our total is $6,126. Team Dragon (54) $2,621.00 Team Soul Crusher (11) $1,150.00 Team Ambulance Driver (17) $710.00 Team JBro (6) $495.00 Team Happy Medic (3) $420.00 Team HBC Concealment (5) $245.00 Team Larry and the Limey (4) $205.00 Team JayG (1) $100.00 Team Squidfoo (3) ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Week Two Standings

We’re two weeks into KTKC 2016, and Team Dragon is kicking all our butts by a wide margin. Is someone going to step in and give the man a challenge? I know several teams have fundraising events at local pubs and Buffalo Wild Wings, but somebody’s gotta give Team Dragon a challenge!   Team Dragon: $2076 Team Ambulance Driver: $450 ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Issues Facing Volunteer EMS

This week, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS1 columnist Nancy Magee to the Guest Table, where we discuss the issues facing volunteer EMS, from funding and leadership to recruitment and retention. Nancy is prepping for her workshop at EMS World Expo in New Orleans, and she wants to make the content as responsive as possible to the concerns of ...

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KTKC 2016: Week One Standings

Well, we’re one week into the 2016 Kilted to Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge, and current team standings are: Team Dragon:                               $1, 606 Team Soul Crusher:                     $290 Team Larry and the Limey:        $205 Team HBC Concealment:           $195 Team Happy Medic:                    $110 Team Ambulance Driver:           $90 Team Squidfoo:                            $90 Team Corpus Christi:                  $20 Team Fir na Dli:                           $20 Team JBro:                                    $10   ...

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Kilted To Kick Cancer 2016 Kicks Off At Midnight!

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Are you ready? If you were a fundraising team last year, you’re already in for this year. Just tell your donors to contribute to your fundraising campaign, same as they did last year! We’ve got a couple of new teams this year, including a British entry! We’ve got a great set of prize packages this year, and we’ll be adding ...

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For You EMS Types (Especially You Newbies)

This is your profession, make of it what you will. “Even when technology and the forces of health care finance have radically transformed the face of your profession, there will still be patients, there will still be practitioners, and there will still be peers. And your relationships with each of them will be what make the difference between your life’s ...

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Heads On a Swivel Out There…

Had a close call last week. My partner and I were headed back to our station in the wee hours of the morning, following a section of Interstate industrial loop known for traffic accidents. It’s a pretty bad piece of road, sweeping curve coming off a steep bridge, and the streetlights don’t really illuminate the area very well. The curve ...

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