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The Death of Leonard Nimoy: A Lesson on COPD

Everybody loved Spock. But the acting legend behind him, Leonard Nimoy, was diagnosed with a disease that is all too common in EMS contacts. Nimoy was suffering from the effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, or COPD. If you were a follower of his Twitter page, you’d notice he tweeted on the symptoms quite frequently,

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Recognizing Stroke

Several weeks ago (well, over a month now) I was approached by the American Recall Center¬†(go check them out!)¬†about publishing a Code Stroke/Stroke Awareness post. If you’ve noticed, I’m super slow on getting things out because when I’m not working I’m usually dead to the world. Collectively, we’ve done a pretty good job on training

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Public or Private?

Privatization of EMS is something that makes the IAFF’s skin crawl. Recently in Brook Park, OH, firefighters protested the mayor’s decision to examine a private provider providing EMS. “Fire based EMS is the way to go…” was one quote from the article. It was following by more crying that it’s unsafe and unfair, blah blah

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Just Like Detroit – Repost

Repost from a few years ago… In a round the room conversation at the our house yesterday, we were discussing the latest round of proposed cuts to the fire department here and a statement came up that I thought a lot about last night. We were discussing the possible closing of fire companies (and possibly

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The Title or What’s Probably Best

I rarely post about my own personal feelings on my blog. Lately some of my stuff has been introspective, but to a point. Recently I have had the desire to vent some thoughts I’ve had just to get them out there. For the first time since August of 2002, I feel alone. In August of

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Cool The Jets

Be cool! Easier said than done. Well, unless you’re me, and even I have to tell myself to be cool sometimes. It’s easy to forget. So why is it so hard for the new guy to be cool? It’s pretty easy for the new to get flustered. The business of an emergency scene can be

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