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!


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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Where’s Ambulance Driver? Summer Edition


The Kelly Grayson World Tour continues, with speaking appearances at a paramedic program graduation at Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau, OK on July 16, and then another at my EMS alma mater, Louisiana Delta Community College in West Monroe, LA on July 21. On July 30, Nancy Magee and I will be speaking at the Seminole EMS Conference in Seminole, ...

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Inside EMS Podcast

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the California fire department that stepped on its wedding tackle, PR wise, by billing a Good Samaritan $140 for a bandaged hand. Listen to the podcast here, and share with us your thoughts.

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Endorsement: Captain Mike Ledet, aka “Dr. Speck”


One very enjoyable part of this year’s LANREMT EMS Conference in my home state was the opportunity for several of the conference speakers to take a fishing charter with Captain Mike Ledet out of Cocodrie, LA. Mike’s a full-time deputy for Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department and does all of their maritime and water rescue. He’s been a fishing guide in ...

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