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Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

is a deputy fire chief with the Memphis (TN) Fire Department. He has over 35 years of fire, EMS, and rescue experience. He is also the immediate past Chair of the EMS Section for the IAFC. He can be reached at www.garyludwig.com.

content by Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

The Few, The Proud: How to motivate your employees Marine-style

So how can you successfully motivate an employee who's part of the entitlement generation and expects instant gratification?


The Dysfunction Test: The biggest symptoms of inefficiency & unrest

EMS systems are measured by their save rate on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and by their response times. These are things that can be measured. But what about things we don't traditionally measure in our systems?


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Worth a Thousand Words: How a single photo from a camera phone can ruin a career

EMS agencies need to create photography polices that specifically include camera and video phones due to their increasing prevalence.


Bad Behaviors: We don't teach them, but we can avoid them

This article suggests one way EMS managers can„avoid hiring bad employees.


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Seen It All?: Just when you thought nothing could surprise you

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P,„thought he had heard it all until... . A fire chief tells him that one of his firefighters claimed another crew member was posing nude on a match-making Web site.


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