Author Archives: ambulancedriverfiles

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2017: The Home Stretch!

As we have in recent years, the last week of the KTKC 2017 Fundraising Challenge has gone dark, with no standings posted until the final tally in the first week of October. Fundraising standings as of September 25 are: I’m in second place at $521, with Team Dragon solidly in the lead. Let’s hit it hard for the next two ...

Read More »

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2017: September 19 Standings

In the #KTKC2017 fundraising challenge, team standings as of September 19 are: Team Dragon is way out in front, Team JBro is in second, Team AmboDriver is in third, and Team BWall is in fourth. None of those numbers count the donations to Hurricane Harvey charities. So go donate, folks! It’s for a good cause!

Read More »