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KTKC 2016: Week Three Standings

Well, we’re 26 days into the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 Fundraising Challenge, and our total is $6,126. Team Dragon (54) $2,621.00 Team Soul Crusher (11) $1,150.00 Team Ambulance Driver (17) $710.00 Team JBro (6) $495.00 Team Happy Medic (3) $420.00 Team HBC Concealment (5) $245.00 Team Larry and the Limey (4) $205.00 Team JayG...

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Week Two Standings

We’re two weeks into KTKC 2016, and Team Dragon is kicking all our butts by a wide margin. Is someone going to step in and give the man a challenge? I know several teams have fundraising events at local pubs and Buffalo Wild Wings, but somebody’s gotta give Team Dragon a challenge!   Team Dragon:...

Inside EMS Podcast: Issues Facing Volunteer EMS

This week, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS1 columnist Nancy Magee to the Guest Table, where we discuss the issues facing volunteer EMS, from funding and leadership to recruitment and retention. Nancy is prepping for her workshop at EMS World Expo in New Orleans, and she wants to make the content as responsive as...

KTKC 2016: Week One Standings

Well, we’re one week into the 2016 Kilted to Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge, and current team standings are: Team Dragon:                               $1, 606 Team Soul Crusher:                     $290 Team Larry and the Limey:       ...Show More Summary

Kilted To Kick Cancer 2016 Kicks Off At Midnight!

Are you ready? If you were a fundraising team last year, you’re already in for this year. Just tell your donors to contribute to your fundraising campaign, same as they did last year! We’ve got a couple of new teams this year, including a British entry! We’ve got a great set of prize packages this...

Inside EMS Podcast: Leadership, Funding, and Fire vs EMS

Check out this week’s episode of Inside EMS. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

For You EMS Types (Especially You Newbies)

This is your profession, make of it what you will. “Even when technology and the forces of health care finance have radically transformed the face of your profession, there will still be patients, there will still be practitioners, and there will still be peers. And your relationships with each of them will be what make...

Inside EMS Podcast: Grab Bag Edition

Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the personnel retention problems of Dallas FD, and the current opioid overdose epidemic. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.  

For You EMS Educator Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1: More John Keating, Less J. Evans Pritchard.   Enjoy.

Heads On a Swivel Out There…

Had a close call last week. My partner and I were headed back to our station in the wee hours of the morning, following a section of Interstate industrial loop known for traffic accidents. It’s a pretty bad piece of road, sweeping curve coming off a steep bridge, and the streetlights don’t really illuminate the...

Inside EMS Podcast

Check out co-host Chris Cebollero and I discussing this week’s EMS news and events in this week’s episode of Inside EMS. Enjoy.

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column on EMS1. Top 10 Obsolete EMS Skills. Gather ’round the campfire, children, and let Uncle Kelly tell you how it was in the old days.

Where’s Ambulance Driver? Summer Edition

The Kelly Grayson World Tour continues, with speaking appearances at a paramedic program graduation at Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau, OK on July 16, and then another at my EMS alma mater, Louisiana Delta Community College in West Monroe, LA on July 21. On July 30, Nancy Magee and I will be speaking at the...

Inside EMS Podcast

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the California fire department that stepped on its wedding tackle, PR wise, by billing a Good Samaritan $140 for a bandaged hand. Listen to the podcast here, and share with us your thoughts.

Endorsement: Captain Mike Ledet, aka “Dr. Speck”

One very enjoyable part of this year’s LANREMT EMS Conference in my home state was the opportunity for several of the conference speakers to take a fishing charter with Captain Mike Ledet out of Cocodrie, LA. Mike’s a full-time deputy for Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department and does all of their maritime and water rescue. He’s...

Inside EMS Podcast: Thoughts On the Orlando Atrocity, Hate, and Bullying in EMS

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the recent mass shooting in Orlando. We talk about what drives people to hate, and I pledge my support to the Blazing Sword Project. Give it a listen, and weigh in with your comments.

Time to Update the CV…

… to include 2016 Louisiana Paramedic of the Year. The man pictured with me is Randal Howard, 2016 Louisiana EMS Instructor of the Year. Randal is the EMS Chief for Ouachita Parish Fire Department, and one of the best instructors this state has to offer. He was my EMT and Paramedic instructor, and is thus...

Inside EMS Podcast: Love/Hate Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I pay our respects to Rich Beebe, a renowned EMS educator we lost last week in a motorcycle accident. We also discuss the love/hate relationship many of us have with EMS. Give it a listen, and share with us your thoughts.

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column on EMS1. My Love/Hate Relationship With EMS. Enjoy.

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