We’ve been having some technical difficulties here at FireEMSblogs.com pertaining to the ability to schedule posts. Believe it or not gentle reader, when a post goes up at 6 AM, chances are I’m not hitting publish right that minute. We have (had) the ability to schedule things out so that my 10 posts I write […]Read more
Still Here. Still Sharing.
30 days away from you guys was tough, but I did OK. I know there’s a hole in your heart from missing my rambling therapy experiment, but fear not fair reader, I’m back. For reasons I can’t discuss I left the content of this site unchanged for 30 days, at my own request. Now I […]Read more
Friend of the blog Nick Williams sent a photo to me about Monday’s commuter train derailment in Chicago that left over 30 injured. It was upon closer inspection of the photo by KyeCommuteNBC that I almost spit beer onto the screen tonight. Take a look at this photo for proof that long spine boards are […]Read more
I was doing some math and realized my career in EMS has reached past middle aged. I have 18 years in and 17 to go. It made me think of how I am still perceived as a new guy by some and an out of touch almost dinosaur by others. Thinking back to the early […]Read more
I actually got to do some patient care this morning. Calm yourselves. A car locked up their brakes on the Bay Bridge and the following motorcycle did his best not to hit it. In the process he got hurt a touch. It happened just ahead of me around a turn near a tunnel (Yes […]Read more
Special thanks to Mr Herrera for bringing this back to the front burner for me. Just a quick reminder: The views on this website are mine and mine alone and not endorsed, reviewed or supported by my employer, co-workers, mother or hair dresser. That being said, SB 556 s a giant load of Gou shi. […]Read more
Eli Beer formed an all volunteer First Aid/EMS group when he was 17. In the process of developing the program he volunteered on an ambulance and was always upset when they would get stuck in traffic. Eli attributed his dying patients’ demise on the extended response time and wanted to do more for them in […]Read more
This is my 1,000th post here on what I now call HMHQ. One fracking thousand. Gorram, that’s a lot. I have been putting a lot of thought into what this forum means to me and even considered shutting it down or at least no longer adding to it. This therapy experiment worked. I was […]Read more
Response Time or Patient Outcomes – How do you measure your EMS system?
I know it’s been quite around these parts lately but a recent article caught my attention this morning. High Performance EMS posted “Does Response Time Matter?” and it got me thinking. The author states an example of a patient being “treated” by fellow citizens at an airport and having to wait 20 minutes for an […]Read more
Mutual Aid company Captain Chair Confessions has a new post up that made me laugh, smile, snicker, exhale, then almost cry. I miss it. I miss the witty banter between rescuer and patient, between rescuer and pseudo-patient and above all else I miss the banter between rescuer and liar. Gods I miss that. I miss […]Read more