DC FEMS: Just Take Off and Nuke the Site From Orbit

It’s the only way to be sure. I used to post a good bit about the follies of what passes for an EMS system in our nation’s capitol. I don’t anymore, because frankly, they’re too easy a target. There’s no sport in it, and constantly pointing out how bad they suck is akin to picking […]

Product Review: Blauer 8835 Operational Trousers

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A few months back, the nice folks at Blauer sent me a pair of tactical pants to review. Well, what with the holidays and EMS conferences and the move to a new home and the need to get the trousers hemmed to be able to wear them, and the friggin’ cold weather we’ve had, it […]

Why I Shop From Brownells

There are a few firearms supply vendors that make it a point to be good community partners. They’re listed over there on the right sidebar, and I encourage you to click the links and shop with them whenever possible. When I went out, hat in hand, to find donors for the Kilted to Kick Cancer […]

The White Cloud Is Powerful With This One

From the comments section of a shift report I just completed, precepting a newly-hired medic: Employee appears to be a pleasant, well-groomed individual who projects a professional and calm demeanor. Due to the slowness of the shift, I was unable to evaluate employee on his clinical skills, but we did enjoy a scenic tour of […]

Shooter Self-Care First Aid: Class Full!

Wow, that was quick! The Shooter Self-Care First Aid Class filled up as of 0730 this morning. See y’all in Indy!

Save the Date: Shooter Self-Care First Aid Class

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If you’re a shooter, and you don’t carry a first aid kit in you’re range bag, you’re leaving the house unprepared. Given the remote location and lack of appropriate first aid facilities at most shooting ranges, being prepared to treat yourself or your buddy until EMS arrives can literally mean the difference between life and […]

They Laughed, They Cried…

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… they held their lighters aloft and swayed rhythmically. Men bought me beer, and women threw their panties on the stage. You know, the usual.* Just got back from the ESCAPe Conference in Pipestem, WV and the Ohio ITLS Emergency Care Conference in Columbus, OH. Had a great reception at both. This is the third […]

For you EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Looking out for each other.

Leavin’ On a Jet Plane…

… bound for Pipestem, WV and then Columbus, OH to do the EMS Expert* thing. If any of y’all plan to attend the ESCAPe Conference in Pipestem, or the Ohio ITLS Conference in Columbus, holla atcha boy. * If you have a laptop and a laser pointer, and you’re more than 100 miles from home, […]

In Defense of The Borg

May 19 will be my sixth anniversary as a Borg drone here at Southwest Hive. I’m still not fully assimilated. Likely never will be. I jokingly call my employer The Borg because of their tendency to gobble up smaller ambulance services on the fringes of their territory, relentlessly expanding their empire, like, well, The Borg. […]

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