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Mike Rubin

EMS 360

Mike Rubin is a paramedic in Nashville, Tennessee. A former faculty member at Stony Brook University, Mike has logged 28 years in EMS after 18 in the corporate world as an engineer, manager and consultant. He created the EMS version of Trivial Pursuit and produced Down Time, a collection of rescue-oriented rock and pop tunes. Contact him at

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Paramedic/RN/PA persevered despite tragedy
Don’t limit your potential, or the idea of possibilities, with labels
On the eve of the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, we celebrate our own
Defined-contribution plans, mutual funds and less-risky ways to accumulate savings
Be realistic when estimating future expenses and check your progress early and often to balance your budget
Playing give and take with the government
EMS agencies can spread goodwill by compensating providers for the extras, from skills enhancement to personal medical equipment
Challenge yourself to overcome clinical weaknesses
For strong, silent types, talk is cheap