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Thom Dick

has been involved in EMS for 43 years, 23 of them as a full-time EMT and paramedic in San Diego County. He's currently the quality care coordinator for Platte Valley Ambulance, a hospital-based 9-1-1 system in Brighton, Colo. Contact him at boxcar_414@comcast.net

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Stealth Mode: Use of the Silent Approach

If an emergency vehicle operator accepts responsibility for the consequences of using warning equipment, they need and deserve the authority to make those decisions.


The Pause: Don't just do something. Stand there!

The hardest thing for any EMT to learn is how to think your way through a call.


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