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EMT required for paramedic?

Yesterday I was listening to the EMS Educast episode on Mike Ward’s article EMT not needed for paramedic certification on EMS1.com. I use to have very strong opinions regarding prerequisites for a paramedic program. I thought that an EMT certification … Continue reading

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Time to walk

As EMS week continues, more bloggers are talking about the problems in EMS. The direction we are going (or not going), the educational standards, and the salary we are paid.   Rescuing Providence posted “EMS Week, ‘Take it, It’s There‘”, … Continue reading

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National EMS week 2012

It’s that time of year again, where everyone thanks EMS professionals for the service they provide. The one week a year you get when not every nurse greets you with a scowl. Not all is well in EMS though, some … Continue reading

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Helicopters are better?

EMS1.com posted an article from the University of Maryland titled: Helicopter beats ambulance for trauma patients. Please take a moment to read the article, then come back for a few questions I have. First, this is a summary of a … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap

Health care in the United States has been the subject of many debates. While most debates revolve around mandates and issues of personal beliefs, the real problem remains out of the spot light. There is a crisis in the health … Continue reading

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Reply to the Kaiser

Life Under the Lights, a well known EMS blogger, has posted a quagmire. He is challenging his belief in the current model of EMS in the United States. I started writing a reply, but it turned in to a soap … Continue reading

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Lyndon Fire Protection District

The Lyndon Fire Department will close their station 2 for 24 hours today.  The department is citing budget crisis as a need to close the station in a series of  “brown outs” (a temporary closing).  According to the interviews given … Continue reading

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