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One of my favorite EMS blogs on the internet belongs to Lt. Michael Morse of Providence, RI Fire Department.  From the very beginning and to this day whenever I read one of his posts I feel like I could have been a third partner on the scene, right there with him.  You start to believe that you’re […]

Go Forth…

And… read.  Please.  My friend Kevin over at  A Look at EMS from 120 Feet Below has a very good post up.  Get a box of tissues ready. Kevin, we need more like you.  You can take care of me and mine anytime. The post is called Veteran’s Day.

Rally The Troops.

Family defined: fam·i·ly noun ?fam-l?, ?fa-m?- A group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household A group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship ********** A group of people, united.  A family. That is how we tend to think of our EMS brothers and sisters.  They’re […]

Becoming the Patient

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I felt fine, and the vertigo never did return. I didn’t even mention it to my family. I figured it was just another less than graceful move by yours truly. I had no idea it was the first step on a long journey.

A Moving Tribute…

I didn’t know him, but he was my Brother. United States Army Specialist Benjamin Moore, killed in Afghanistan on January 12, 2011 by an IED. From “He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. Benjamin joined the Army in 2009 and was deployed to Afghanistan […]

Full Disclosure.

A few shifts ago I was a part of a team working a code. It was a pretty long transport time for us, and as we were frantically attempting to find a piece of equipment (albeit a non-vital piece of equipment) in the back of the truck, someone made a joke that to the rest of us was absolutely hysterical.

I'm finally there.

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I was furiously scribbling down notes and reaching for another Epi when something caught my eye. It looked like our patient with the previously dead eyes was now attempting to chew on his tube. Others noticed it too. Three of us simultaneously reached towards pulse points on the patient.

Passionate for Pink

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I felt sick. I can’t even begin to imagine how SHE felt.

New Addition to the Blogroll

Please welcome Hybrid Medic to the Blogroll…   He’s got some great experience as both as a Paramedic and Firefighter in a major metropolitan city and I’ve really enjoyed the posts that he’s put up.  He’s been one of the people that I’ve gone to with questions lately, and I’ve really appreciated his input. Here’s […]

For the EMS folks :)

This coming Wednesday (July 14) at 7pm EST I’ll be a guest on the EMS Office Hours podcast. Me.  Holy cow, ya’ll. I’ll be talking with Jim about finishing up with Paramedic school, my experience so far, and my expectations as a new medic. Feel free to pop on by Wednesday night and heckle me participate in […]

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Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Is it wrong to actualy be aroused by a pair of boots. These are o my must have list now. Thanks Epi you rock.
2013-12-25 15:38:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
I carrier mail for a living, walking for 5 hrs a day, good for that kind of work?
2013-11-22 13:17:15
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Love this review. Thanks for sharing so much info. I may have to try these boots out on my next tour.
2013-11-21 13:53:38
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Some of the other styles come in women's all the way down to size 5!
2013-11-15 15:23:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Rebecca, thanks for the comment! Maybe I can have one of my coworkers write a review of their boots, I work with a few girls with tiny feet who are pretty happy with their boots.
2013-11-13 20:12:32