Tag Archives: balance

Emergency Responser Addiction: Ready for Rehab

Getting Ready for Rehab If you’ve made the important decision to enter a residential rehabilitation center, there are doubtless many concerns and considerations weighing heavily on your mind, including how to plan for your time away from home, work, friends, and family.   Getting ready for a stay in a residential rehabilitation facility is much like preparing for any period ...

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A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast Episode 1: Education, Critical Thinking and Working Together

A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast

A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast is RescueDigests' weekly podcast featuring Rom Duckworth covering everything emergency services, from clinical topics, to leadership issues to why the rookie has to pay for lunch, all from a Fire Medic Perspective. . In this inaugural episode, Chris Cebollero talks to Rom about the importance of education to the advancement of EMS, the role of critical thinking in emergency services and how public, private, fire-based and all forms of emergency medical services can work together!

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One Door Opens, Another One Closes

Wait, Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around with doors? Over the past three years I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to try my hand at writing (articles and textbooks), research (American Heart and Stroke Associations) and presenting (Lectures and Workshops). These are all things that, as was true about my introduction to emergency services in the late ...

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RescueDigest GOTW: Retirement Savings

With pay rates being what they are for Emergency Responders, it can be difficult to earn enough to cover our bills (even with multiple jobs), let alone put away any savings. But when you’re saving for a rainy day, the storm clouds may gather sooner than you think. It’s never too early to start putting money aside, once you’ve taken a few smart steps.

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Wearing Stress Like a Badge of Honor

Stress: There’s no doubt that to work in any branch of emergency services, you have to have a passion for it. For those of us who volunteer, we do it like it’s our job. For those of us for whom it’s our job, we get paid as if we’re volunteering.

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RescueDigest GOTW: Pick a Policy (Learn One)

This week we’re suggesting a different kind of goal. As Emergency Responders a great deal of what we do is governed by and relies on policies and protocols. So occasionally our Goal of the Week (#GOTW) will fall into the Pick-a-Policy (or Protocol) category and deal specifically with how we can make our jobs better by taking small steps to either improve the policies themselves or at least the way that we interact with them.

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