Archive for June2010

Balance and Equilibrium

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Unless I am compelled to do so for official business, or intend to engage in a learning session in which I can take away lessons from the event, I’d just as soon do the things I do and avoid hanging around to look at the carnage of someone else’s bad day.

Risk vs. Reward and Patient Advocacy

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How bad of a medic must you be that you can’t tell the difference between a potentially life-threatening injury and one that can be transported by ground to a hospital?

Keep It Short

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I’m trying to determine what my readers want (and don’t want) in the way of improving FHZ.

Bravery In The Line Of Fire

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Mark Glencourse’s recent decision to end the Medic 999 blog has certainly struck a sympathetic chord with many of us in the emergency services blogosphere.

Honoring The Past While Embracing The Future

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If the motives behind a merger are based on a genuine concern for doing what is best for the community, a merger can be a whole lot less painful than many individuals make it out to be.

Where Were You That Night?

It was inevitable that something bad would happen, given what we know now. All we can do now is honor the lives of those who go before us, pray for the families and help them deal with this tragedy, and hope we all learn from the events that evening.

Back To Work

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While the supervision of children isn’t that much of a stretch from my real job (supervising firefighters), it does bear discussion here, since it doesn’t seem that all fire officers have the same understanding.

Thanks to Firefighter Netcast

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Firefighter Netcast is an excellent resource; we all need to be able to talk with individuals interested in the professionalism and the legacy of our brotherhood.

Paciencia y Comprensión – Learning Patience and Understanding

Occasionally I will be writing a blog post in Spanish.  Not only do I think it is important for me to learn another language, it is obvious that leadership is not just an issue with the American Fire Service.  Spanish happens to be a language I am working on (due to the high number of […]

Safety Message With A Parental Advisory

While I strive to maintain a “G” rating on FHZ, sometimes I just have to say it like I mean it, so if you happen to be easily offended, I’m just giving you a heads up.