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How to give an EMS elevator speech
EMS Simulations: A primer
August 6, 2013
Featured News
Rural/Metro ambulance co. files for bankruptcy Texas DA: Medic not linked to West explosion Organ donor wants to end her life to save others
Today's Top Stories:
Couple arrested after medic mistakes TV remote for a gun: Man was watching TV when the medics arrived
Smoking ban means fewer ambulance runs at casinos: Calls dropped 20 percent when ban extended to gaming floors
3 dead, 4 injured in Calif. shooting at taco shop: Two different groups in the restaurant started brawling
1 dead, 11 hurt after car drives into crowd on LA boardwalk
Video: Flying shrapnel injures 5 at power plant implosion
DC ambulance catches on fire; no one hurt
Teen dies from asthma attack after ambulance 'goes to wrong address'
Python escapes, kills 2 young boys in Canada
Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities
News Analysis:
Financial collapse: What bankruptcy means for EMS
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editor in Chief
It didn't take too long for Rural/Metro to enter Chapter 11 protection after the story first made the news. Based on the dozen or so headlines, there don't appear to be too many operational changes happening , which comes as a relief to communities and employees alike. That's the advantage of seeking bankruptcy in a controlled process. What is worrisome is what will happen in the weeks and months ahead. "Restructuring" in EMS
The PR Medic
How to give an EMS elevator speech
By Josh Weiss, EMS1 Columnist
How do you introduce yourself? Are you creating the intended impression that elicits the desired action? If not, perhaps you are not selling yourself — or your agency — as well as you could be. Change that with the elevator speech. 30 seconds — ready? Go!
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EMS News in Focus
EMS simulations: A primer
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editor in Chief
Simulations are a highly effective form of training. It can produce real life reactions, behaviors and emotions when conducted appropriately. With proper planning on your part, they can also be fun for everyone involved. 3 steps
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EMS1 Video
Obese man carried to ambulance by digger
Michael Lehberger, 63, had to be rescued using a giant digger after suffering from heart failure.
A tribute to medic Juli Nichols
A tribute to Juli Nichols created by her colleagues and friends at Boston EMS.
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