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Teaching (Yourself) to Be Better at What You Do

How teaching others can teach you. You know it. You are pretty darn good at what you do.  In every aspect of your job you strive for excellence and 9 times out of 10, you reach it. Yet there are still a couple of things you have a hard time mastering.  Maybe there’s even one BIG thing, that one thing ...

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Positive Change in the Workplace

Turn the Negative Into the Positive In Emergency Services – as in any work place – sometimes negativity creeps in until it becomes the all too familiar norm as the day-to-day begins to wear on everyone. Sometimes Negativity just shows up in its rumpled uniform, a little bit late for shift change, shoelaces untied, already complaining as it comes in ...

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Why (Good) Keynote Presentations Are Good for All of Us

  Keynote presentations are the movie trailers of EMS. They show the good, the bad, the ugly. They can show us the inspiring, the terrifying, and the catch you by the heart and throat moments. Day after day emergency personnel the world over go to work, and take it one call at a time. Gear is checked, trucks are maintained, ...

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Fourth of July

  The Holidays Like of much of the Emergency Services community, I too, am working this fourth of July and I too will be sweltering in turn-out gear while others will roast hot dogs, drink beer and watch fireworks (and good for them, I hope to join them next year).

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Anniversary Time

  Anniversary Time May is a month of Anniversaries for me; the Anniversary of my birth (I’m 41), the Anniversary of my service at the Fire Department (12 years), the Anniversary of my Paramedic License, (16 years), and most importantly, the Anniversary of my marriage (now almost five wonderful years). I think that Anniversaries are a fantastic opportunity. When I ...

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Before September 11th

September 11th, 2001 Nine years and six months ago when a terrible tragedy struck this nation emergency service workers strode into the chaos to sweat and sacrifice for a nation that was bleeding.

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