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NRA Annual Meeting, Day One

Well, Dallas is dreary and rainy, parking sucks, and I got drenched walking from my remote parking area to the Press Office in the convention center. On the bright side, I’m among my tribe, and I got my press credentials yesterday, so I avoided the line at the door. Estimates put show attendance at 80,000+, and the line to check ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: I Can’t Stand My Partner. What Do I Do?

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I address a listener question on how to deal with the problem partner. Most times, personality conflicts can be resolved with good communication and practicing the Golden Rule. Other times, it may take a supervisor to intervene, and split the crew up. And if we’re honest, sometimes the problem ...

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The #MeToo Movement in EMS: Misogyny is a Problem For Us, Too

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome women EMS leaders Nancy Magee, Tracey Loscar and Catherine Counts to the Guest Table, where they share with us what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated profession. Short version: If you have a Y chromosome, you really have no clue how much crap women ...

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Happy Blogiversary To Me!

On December 23, 2006, I started this blog. I don’t post as much as I used to, but I still write just as much. I’m just more spread out.   Eleven years. 2,469 posts. Many thousands of comments. Well over 4 million unique visitors (I quit counting about five years ago). And many, many new friends. You guys all made ...

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Blowout Kit: The Essentials

Bayou Renaissance Man has asked on behalf of his readers, what essential items should be included in a range first aid kit, and where to procure them. It’s a question I get quite often, so I figured I’d share what I use, as well as a few caveats about rendering essential lifesaving care. First, you can quite deep into the ...

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A Member of the Tribe is in Need

Many of you know that every October, a couple dozen of the People of the Gun gather in Secret Location, CO for a weekend of food, fun, fellowship, and firearms. The Keenans (aka FarmFam) are our hosts for that event, and now a member of their family (which makes her OUR family) is in need. Andi Keenan suffered a stroke ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2017: The Winners!

2017 was a tough year for fundraising. Between two major hurricanes hitting the US coast, another hitting Puerto Rico, earthquakes in Mexico, and much of the western United States on fire, compassion and fundraising fatigue hit us hard this year. 2017’s fundraising totals were well below previous years. Still, we stayed on message and managed to raise a sizeable sum ...

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