Leadership And Professionalism

Paramedic supervisor fights for his career

Aug. 20--Stuart Platt was an accomplished paramedic with an unblemished record, until a Friday night in the spring of 2004 when everything fell apart.

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2007

Vicious circle ensnares volunteer responders

Being a first responder like a firefighter or emergency medical responder has its perks. Then there is reality. The compensation for putting your life on the line and saving others doesn't match up.

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2007

Paramedic admits he possessed child porn

A former Vinton paramedic pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of possessing child pornography.

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007

Emergency staff demand OT from city of Houston

Paramedics, EMTs file lawsuit after missing out on settlement that paid $79.7 million

Posted Saturday, August 4, 2007

FICEMS Gets Down to Work

The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS held its second meeting June 26, drawing high-level government officials into a two-hour meeting where they assigned projects to several federal workgroups.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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The Age of Moral Ambiguity

When was the last time you held a training session with your supervisors and employees on moral ambiguity? Ask the average worker in your EMS organization to discuss their approach to moral ambiguity in the workplace specifically in dealing with patients, co-workers and supervisors and you ll probably get a puzzled look.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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The Age of Moral Ambiguity

When was the last time you held a training session with your supervisors and employees on moral ambiguity? Ask the average worker in your EMS organization to discuss their approach to moral ambiguity in the workplace specifically in dealing with patients, co-workers and supervisors and you ll probably get a puzzled look.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Negotiations Avert AMR Strike

AMR and NEMSA reached an agreement during contract negotiations on Sunday, which averted a strike that would have kept EMS professionals in three„New England streets off their ambulances on Monday.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

EMS in race with growth

RALEIGH -- While the Triangle grows at a breakneck clip, the workers tasked with responding to emergencies are not keeping pace.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007


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