The RescueDigest Podcast Episode 26: Top 5 Things That Legal Counsel Wants Emergency Responders To Know

A Fire Medic Perspective: The top five things that Legal Counsel  wants Emergency Responders to know. Rom Duckworth and Allison Bloom discuss how we may not know what we need to know to stay on the right side of the law and sometimes what we THINK we know can get us into more trouble than what we don’t.Wayne_County_Courthouse_(Nebraska)_courtroom_1

Our guest today is Allison J. Bloom of the Bloominghill Group, a consultant, coach, attorney and educator for emergency services that you may have heard present at EMS Today, EMS World and other national and regional conference events. Her articles on legal issues have appeared in numerous emergency services publications and she has worked with responders across the spectrum of public safety on the topics that affect our profession the most.


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[powerpress] Rom Duckworth speaks with Allison about those items that the lawyer looking to defend you (or better yet, keep you out of the courtroom) wants you to know and make part of what you do every day.

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via