I'm interested in hearing if your department, county or state has an EMS Honor Guard or are interested in forming one. There are lots of Fire Service Honor Guards, but not many EMS specific honor guards that I have seen. I used to love watching the Honor Guard present the various helmets at the NAEMT Banquet.Some feel a County- or Statewide EMS Honor Guard is considerably less expensive to put together than outfitting a whole department. People involved in Honor Guards are highly motivated and…See More
"Hello, I belong to the Minnesota EMS Honor Guard. As far as we know we were the first to form a statewide EMS honor guard unit. Our creation started in the summer of 2002 with only a handful of volunteers, we now have over 29 members and still…"
"Former US Army Nurse Corps Major RN NP uncovers Ugly American with World Wide Language Resources and Medical Fraud at Bagram Airbase with Amina Group/S3 Medical Clinic. Please view my you tube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj1H1Q31NaA
"Hey Gang - tell me what "tools" or equipment items you have found can be used for multiple things. Have a favorite scissors that you use as an oxygen wrench? Ever carry a FENCING PLIERS in your tool box? (Do your rigs even have a tool…"
"We've put together a GREAT slate of speakers and topics for you. It will be full of new content - important to the industry and look to the future of EMS. There will be autopsy labs offered this year - so sign up EARLY!!!"
Prior to joining JEMS (the Journal of Emergency Medical Services), I served as Director of Operations for Cetronia Ambulance, a multi-jurisdictional BLS/ALS service based in Allentown, Pa. from 1992-1995.
For 18 years prior to my position at Cetronia Ambulance, I was executive director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Council, a six-county regional EMS office funded by the PA Department of Health. There, I helped establish and direct a regional BLS/ALS system comprised of 150 BLS and ALS services; 17 acute care hospitals; two regional Trauma Centers; two pre-hospital helicopters system and MEDCOM, an advanced medical communications center that served a population of 1.2 million residents.
I also served as a paramedic and command officer for Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. This combination volunteer/paid department offers multi-jurisdictional BLS/ALS/Rescue service throughout Northampton County, Pennsylvania. While at Bethlehem Township, I helped develop and supervise the "Medic 1" Paramedic Response System, which provided ALS service to 11 urban, suburban and rural municipalities.
A graduate of Temple University, I received my master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. A certified EMS and rescue instructor, I have served on the faculty of university EMS degree programs; community college EMS training divisions; and fire academies.
I've studied and specialized in the management of mass casualty incidents for 27 years.
I assumed the role of JEMS Editor in December 1997. I joined the staff of Jems Communications in April 1995 to serve as vice president of Jems Communications, director of the Emergency Care Information Center and Director of the Jems Conference Division before moving to the editorial department.
Editor-in-Chief, JEMS & Editorial Director, Elsevier Public Safety
My positions at JEMS & Elsevier Public Safety Publications allow me the opportunity to truely impact the development of EMS on a daily basis. Jim Page loved that we were dubbed the "Conscience of EMS" by NAEMT and I loved Jim Page - so I do not take that designation lightly.
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I am doing the photo research for the 8th edition of PHTLS on behalf of Jones & Bartlett Learning. We acquired this excellent book from ELSEVIER, and now we just want to make sure we have permission to use one of your photos ( a photo of a crashed ambulance) which appeared in the 7th ed. May I contact you about this? my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks! your fan, Jean
Former US Army Nurse Corps Major RN NP uncovers Ugly American with World Wide Language Resources and Medical Fraud at Bagram Airbase with Amina Group/S3 Medical Clinic. Please view my you tube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj1H1Q31NaA
Worth the 8-9mins to watch it---Your medic brother Major Reisman RN NP
Get speaking with you, as short as it was. I'll give you a ring this weekend. Glad to hear the first Webinar was so popular...your a talented guy, not to mention the fun factor. Have a great holiday weekend.
Had a great time at this year's conference. Only my second, and appreciated seeing and meeting many more pre-hospital professionals. The best part was the privilege given to me by you and your staff of participating in the judging of the JEMS games. Despite my limited role in the preliminaries, I thank you for that opportunity and hope to be granted the same privilege next year! Seeing such hard work and dedication was inspiring to me and certainly made my trip worthwhile. The opportunities to speak with so many professionals from varied pre-hospital settings was overwhelming! I felt much more a part of the process than I had in the past, and hope to take many of the lessons learned and pass them on to both my staff and my students as well. Again, thanks for the opportunity and a hearty "strong work" to you and the staff for all the efforts that went into putting on such a great conference.
Just went looking for San Diego members here and your profile popped up. I just formed a group for SD based EMS workers, so if you're interested, please join up here: http://connect.jems.com/group/sdems
I'm doing research for a trauma CE class I'll be teaching. I saw on the Virginia EMS website that you teach chest trauma and abdominal trauma classes. Would you have any information regarding those or other trauma classes that you wouldn't mind sharing? I appreciate your time!
Papillion, NE Fire Department