Remembering 9/11

Tomorrow is September 11Th 2009. It’s hard to believe that it has been eight year’s since that day. I personally remember it like it was yesterday. I had worked a night time ambulance overtime shift and was sleeping when my wife Heather woke me up. Soon after gathering my sense’s the second plane hit. I…

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Welcome to the WEST SIDE!

Just stopped to share a pic from our new rims on Medic 437! We found these along the road and thought they would be a nice addition to the ambulance! It’s never to late to enhance the looks of your ambulance. Public appearance is a big part of what we do. I don’t know if…

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Shift Happens!

Well it’s the final day’s of summer and I’m riding them out at work. I love the fire and ems service a lot, but sometimes it stinks like SHIFT! For all the rewards of shift work there are some trade offs. Like paying back shift trades, time away from family functions, and generally missing out…

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Move right with lights?

Once again I would like to thank everyone for the support of my article on firehouse.com. On a safety note a KCEAA ambulance was involved in a minor accident yesterday. The detail’s are still coming in but from what I can figure out it was passing a SUV on a two lane road when the…

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Let’s review!

Good morning everyone! I would like to say thanks once again for supporting me on Firehouse.com. Last night here in the county we had a good reminder of how dangerous our job’s can be. I am not sure on the exact details but a KCEAA ambulance was involved in a accident responding to a 911…

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Thanks to Peter Mathews and Firehouse.com

Just stopped to send a BIG SHOUT OUT to Peter Mathews and Firehouse.com for publishing my first article. It’s the full version of “When to Back the Truck Up?” I hope everyone enjoys it and starts a safety discussion with your companies. What if we all would make safety our number one priority? I believe…

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Back Where I Came From!

Last night I had the pleasure of teaching at the place where I began my fire and EMS career. I started the night with a basic CPR class and turned it into a round table discussion on firefighter safety. We talked about seatbelt safety, proper PPE selection and use, and basic mayday procedures. It was…

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Back The Truck Up!

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There is a Monster in the Ambulance!

Stop the box, there is a monster back here! The Charleston Fire Department had the chance to demo a new “Power Cot” from Monster Medic yesterday. The salesman brought it in and gave a wonderful presentation on its feature’s. Cots or stretchers have evolved from the days of face to face lifting to a battery…

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There is a Monster in the Ambulance!

Stop the box, there is a monster back here! The Charleston Fire Department had the chance to demo a new “Power Cot” from Monster Medic yesterday. The salesman brought it in and gave a wonderful presentation on its feature’s. Cots or stretchers have evolved from the days of face to face lifting to a battery…

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