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September 11, 2017

16 years. It feels like an eternity ago when I think back to the events of 9/11, to the thousands of lives that were lost, to the emergency services brothers and sisters that we lost, and those that we continue to lose today due to 9/11 disease and the varieties of can...

March 6, 2017

Recently, while browsing one of the social media platforms that I am on, I read a comment in a mental health support group that I am a member of. Well, I tried to read it at least. Beside the bastardization of the English Language and the lack of punctuation and lack o...

January 5, 2017

In the spirit of the New Year, New Me and all of those other New Year's resolutions, I present to you my most recent blog post. 

Early in my EMS career, I had gotten burned out so I took a prolonged break. After that break, on my first day back, my first job back was a...

December 20, 2016

We need stress in our lives to function, as it keeps our edge sharp. How we handle stress is the main topic of this discussion though and is determined by our level of resilience.

A quick search of the Merriam Webster Dictionary reveals that Resilience means: 

The abilit...

November 29, 2016

As promised, here’s the post about the EMT Recertification process. Many years ago, EMT cards were just issued to you if you completed your recertification requirements (24 electives and 24 Core CEUs). When we began the transition to the new National Curriculum (not to...

November 14, 2016

I want to discuss a few numbers with you. 

No, they aren't going to make you happy. They aren't winning lottery numbers, nor salaries. In fact, there is a deep sadness in me as I write this. I want to talk about Line of Duty Death (herein referred to as LODD) statistics...

November 12, 2016

For those of you in Emergency Services, if you don't know what I'm referring to in the title of this post, take a few minutes to read this blog and you'll understand. If you aren’t directly related to Emergency services, but have a loved one that is a Police Officer, F...

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