Medic 999, known in the Chronicles of EMS circles as Mark Glencourse, has decided to close his blog. Please go read his fair well post & let him know how much you have enjoyed his blog. Mark has been under considerable pressure from people who are afraid of bloggers & those who just relish in hurting others to make themselves feel better. Fair thee well. (you can still catch Mark on twitter @ukmedic999). Mark created The Handover, the EMS blog carnival. Mark was the UK pair of “The Project”, the idea that two medics from different systems might learn from how each other works. You will be missed Mark in the blog-o-sphere.
Steve over at The EMT Spot asks us “what motivates us really?” using an innovative youtube video to provoke thought. Go read his post, watch the 10 minute video and sit back with your brain engaged. All the NEMSMA people need to think long and hard about their management style. Be honest with yourself, make changes, be a leader.
The scandal in Massachusetts over EMS personnel lying about recertification has brought the blog-o-sphere out in force. Rouge Medic has his say with Some people who do not seem to need to be defended. Too Old To Work, Too Young To Retire (TOTWTYTR) has several posts about the scandal, The Scandal Continues to get larger, EMS Hall of Shame & Another Shoe Drops. Burned out medic has his say about the laziness of people with It’s just a few classes .