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Keep Calm and Demand Evidence
We always hear that EMS is still a relatively new discipline. And in the scheme of medicine, or even public safety, that is certainly true. But we shouldn’t let the fact of its youth keep us from acknowledging that it has already been around long enough to accumulate some of its very own antiquated dogma. If you ...more

Safety: Hillsborough at 25

Hillsborough 1989
Crowd Control or Part of One? Pay Attention. 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster when 96 fans were killed and 766 injured in a crowd crush in Sheffield, England. Fans, most of them young, were pinned in or near the fence surrounding the field and died of compressive asphyxia. Though it ...more

Respect in Ferguson and everywhere else

As an EMT in Providence, RI I worked closely with the Providence Police. The most shocking thing I saw was the utter lack of respect the citizenry showed them. I often asked the cops how they dealt with the abuse.   The lack of respect and contempt for uniformed police officers ultimately lead to Michael ...more

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Mark your calendars: EMS Today is back in Baltimore!

Mark your calendars: EMS Today is back in Baltimore!
Those of you who miss the Pratt Street Ale House, Slider's Bar and Grill, Pickles Pub, "Natty Boh", Maryland crabcakes, the Inner Harbor, and Fell's Point will be glad to ...more

A Tale of Two Wars: JFK and Obama

A Tale of Two Wars:  JFK and Obama
Nobody Likes to Lose, Especially Generals John Kennedy was shot and killed 51 years ago this week. He had served in WWII in the South Pacific and been seriously injured when his ...more

Us and them

Us and them
http://uniformstories.com/articles/opinion-category/us-and-them-in-ferguson I remember going into the projects; a big white guy from the suburbs surrounded by big black guys from the city. I could sense the simmering resentment from the crowd, ...more

We Need Some New Stories

We Need Some New Stories
We always hear that EMS is still a relatively new discipline. And in the scheme of medicine, or even public safety, that is certainly true. But we shouldn't let the fact ...more

Safety: Hillsborough at 25

Safety: Hillsborough at 25
Crowd Control or Part of One? Pay Attention. Hillsborough 1989 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster when 96 fans were killed and 766 injured in a crowd ...more

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