Giving Thanks

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I am not perfect. The life I have crafted for myself is not perfect, but there are beautiful things and people in it. I am thankful for the friends and events that have lit my path in life, and also for the trials and mistakes that shaped the man I was to become. There have been dark times aplenty, but ...

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Where’s Ambulance Driver? Fall 2016 Edition

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The MEDIC Training Solutions 2016 World Tour winds down next week, with two final appearances in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS, and Dallas at the Texas EMS Conference. The nice folks in Montana, Oklahoma, Virginia, South Dakota, and Colorado were nice enough to book us this past month, and Nancy Magee and I enjoyed seeing ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Winnah Winnah Chicken Dinnah!

Well, after all eligible entries have been tabulated (we had some outstanding checks that were written before the September 30 deadline that took a few days to get to us), we have a winner of the Dreadnaught Industries AR15! We had 955 eligible entries. Donations were broken into $10 lines and fed into excel, then sorted by first name. Each ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Education and EMS Conferences

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the recent Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital Pediatric Conference we spoke at, and my initial impressions of EMS World Expo 2016. Many thanks to Roger Smith, EMS liaison for OU Children’s Hospital, and Nancy Perry and Scott Cravens of EMS World Magazine for having us! Give us a ...

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KTKC 2016: The Winners!

Okay folks, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The final standings of Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 are: Team Dragon: $4,032 Team Larry and the Limey: $1,292 Team Soul Crusher: $1,225 Team Ambulance Driver: $1,141 Team JBro: $520 Team Happy Medic: $495 Team HBC Concealment: $295 Team Jay G: $125 Team Squidfoo: $95 General KTKC Donation: $85 Team ...

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KTKC 2016: Week Three Standings

Well, we’re 26 days into the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 Fundraising Challenge, and our total is $6,126. Team Dragon (54) $2,621.00 Team Soul Crusher (11) $1,150.00 Team Ambulance Driver (17) $710.00 Team JBro (6) $495.00 Team Happy Medic (3) $420.00 Team HBC Concealment (5) $245.00 Team Larry and the Limey (4) $205.00 Team JayG (1) $100.00 Team Squidfoo (3) ...

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Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Week Two Standings

We’re two weeks into KTKC 2016, and Team Dragon is kicking all our butts by a wide margin. Is someone going to step in and give the man a challenge? I know several teams have fundraising events at local pubs and Buffalo Wild Wings, but somebody’s gotta give Team Dragon a challenge!   Team Dragon: $2076 Team Ambulance Driver: $450 ...

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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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