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NJ EMT Recertification Process

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 be confused with the National Registry) the recertification process went from automatic to user initiated (fancy term for you have to do it yourself or you get nothing). As I’m not currently within in the recertification window, I can’t provide you with screen shots so we’ll do the best we can with words. When you are within six (6) months of the end of your card (typically January 1 for those that expire on June 30th and July

NJ EMT Recertification Process

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 be confused with the National Registry) the recertification process went from automatic to user initiated (fancy term for you have to do it yourself or you get nothing). As I’m not currently within in the recertification window, I can’t provide you with screen shots so we’ll do the best we can with words. When you are within six (6) months of the end of your card (typically January 1 for those that expire on June 30th and July

Why aren't we discussing this number?

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. I want to discuss the United States Fire Administration LODD and the 74 firefighters that have died in the Line of Duty this year (current as of the time of this writing). 74 Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their profession. 74 Men and Women who won't be going home to their families. While this number fills me with deep sadness, I can't help but want to talk to you about another number that infuriates me. Th

Why aren't we discussing this number?

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. I want to discuss the United States Fire Administration LODD and the 74 firefighters that have died in the Line of Duty this year (current as of the time of this writing). 74 Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their profession. 74 Men and Women who won't be going home to their families. While this number fills me with deep sadness, I can't help but want to talk to you about another number that infuriates me. Th

A Gift from Captain Buscio

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, Firefighter, EMT etc, you may also wish to take a few minutes to read this. Dominick Buscio was a fire captain for the Jersey City Fire Department in addition to being a family man. At 39 years of age, he died of a heart attack while on a ski vacation. His previous physical, completed less than two years prior, showed nothing except for higher cholesterol levels. For years I have heard about this program and always told myself

A Gift from Captain Buscio

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, Firefighter, EMT etc, you may also wish to take a few minutes to read this. Dominick Buscio was a fire captain for the Jersey City Fire Department in addition to being a family man. At 39 years of age, he died of a heart attack while on a ski vacation. His previous physical, completed less than two years prior, showed nothing except for higher cholesterol levels. For years I have heard about this program and always told myself

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