The newest EMS urban legend is first responders ODing on fentanyl. The tales start usually with a cop on a drug bust or a traffic stop who suddenly falls ill, fentanyl being the culprit. That cop didn’t have symptoms of opiod use, but the legend doesn’t need facts to spread. The anchors talk about their […]Read more
Horseplay or Violence in the Workplace? Lebanon, TN Firefighters suspended for choke hold after fart
Firehouse.com is sharing a report from the Lebanon Democrat paper in Lebanon, TN, about an incident that has led to at least 2 suspensions of firefighters. Initial reports indicated that one firefighter, also a mixed martial arts enthusiast, choked another firefighter. I was on board with the suspensions based on that information. However, as I […]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
18 year old woman dead after chasing cop with knife. Family wanted ambulance instead.
Yes, you read that correctly. What you will also read correctly is this cobbled together “news” story written to inflame your hatred of the po-po: Worried family calls 911 hoping for ambulance, cops show up instead and KILL HER Great work on the headline there Eric Owens, Education Editor. I guess there’s no need to […]Read more
San Francisco has been transformed into Gotham City as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish granting for 5 year old Miles. Learn more HERE and follow the LIVE feed HERE. Bat Kid is being escorted by the caped crusader himself and has already matched wits with a fellow called the Puzzler, who tied a […]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
DC FEMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe unveiled a plan for EMS redistribution in the Nation’s Capital and it is getting some nasty comments online and from the local Firefighter’s Union. I can’t necessarily comment on Ellerbe’s reasoning for his move, since I don’t know what it is, but I can tell you that he’s WAY ahead […]Read more
Many Fire Departments have strenuous and extensive requirements to make their rescue squad. In NBC’s new show Chicago Fire, apparently all you have to do is have worked as an EMT in San Francisco. Taylor Kinney as SFFD EMS EMT Probie Glenn Morris in Trauma Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide on […]Read more
CalFire Air Ops up close – VIDEO
Our good pal Dylan, noted BlogStalker, childhood Explorer Scout friend and Chief Programmer at GasdaSoftware got a surprise while out back the other day: CalFire was responding to a slow moving fire that proved difficult to access on Sept 3rd. It was on site of the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a deactivated WWII munitions […]Read more