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Douglas Zalud
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Eastern Kentucky University
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Looking for some information.Are there any other "older" folks who have tried to register for their 100% online classes? Did you h ave any issues?This is all I will say for now until I hear from some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Tilghman Oct 12, 2015.

Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
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Okay, going to re-word my last request based on the meeting we had today.The hospital now wants to make a protocol to guide them, step by step, on how and why to replace ambulances in order to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Zalud Dec 28, 2013.

Ambulance Design And Specifications

So I have been given the unenviable task of doing this for my service. I have been given nothing to go on. I don't even know how many trucks we are going to get. All I have been told is to design…Continue

Started Feb 24, 2012

 

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Justin Tilghman and Douglas Zalud are now friends
Oct 13, 2015
Justin Tilghman replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Eastern Kentucky University
"Not sure what qualifies someone as "older" but I'm a graduate of their Master's program and my courses were online. I didn't have any issues with them."
Oct 12, 2015
Douglas Zalud posted a discussion

Eastern Kentucky University

Looking for some information.Are there any other "older" folks who have tried to register for their 100% online classes? Did you h ave any issues?This is all I will say for now until I hear from some others.Thanks.See More
Oct 1, 2015
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Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances

Okay, going to re-word my last request based on the meeting we had today.The hospital now wants to make a protocol to guide them, step by step, on how and why to replace ambulances in order to purchase new ones. They are looking for international information that will tell them how often to buy new trucks and why some should be relegated to back up status, and others get scrapped. Also, mileage and time frame examples.They have no info, or experience about any of this. This will be used by NON…See More
Dec 31, 2013
Douglas Zalud replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"That's some good info, Justin. I will have to check them out again."
Dec 28, 2013
Justin P replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"Douglas, Check out the Crestline brand of trucks, I like the Apex it is quite versatile, has all the latest safety features, and performs well in crashes (I used to work for a company that had one and it got rear ended at 45 mph while sitting at a…"
Dec 28, 2013
Douglas Zalud replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"That's not a bad idea. I explained what EVT's are to them, and they liked the idea. Unfortunately, everyone here is contracted, and what they are offering doesn't get the people we need to come here. Maybe that will change. They…"
Dec 24, 2013
Justin P replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"Sounds like you need a fleet manager, not your Hospital's Maintenance person. These people are typically geared towards fixing equipment, doors, leaky faucets etc... I would recommend that you recommend to the administration that they hire a…"
Dec 23, 2013
Douglas Zalud's discussion was featured

Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances

Okay, going to re-word my last request based on the meeting we had today.The hospital now wants to make a protocol to guide them, step by step, on how and why to replace ambulances in order to purchase new ones. They are looking for international information that will tell them how often to buy new trucks and why some should be relegated to back up status, and others get scrapped. Also, mileage and time frame examples.They have no info, or experience about any of this. This will be used by NON…See More
Oct 22, 2013
Douglas Zalud replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"There was a guy from maintenance there. He is also in charge of vehicle maintenance. The current trucks meet the standards from when they were built:  2001, 2004, and 2008. They meet our requirements with the exception of the A/C, which has…"
Oct 20, 2013
Alistair Paget replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"Your best ally here maybe the hospital's Director of Engineering/Maintenance. Hospitals have to make these types of decisions all the time with stationary equipment such as HVAC systems generators etc. The way these decisions are made by…"
Oct 19, 2013
Douglas Zalud replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"These are the things that I have already explained to them. Unfortunately, they like to see things in writing from other places (one of the things they love to do is just put their logo over the top and call it their own). They are insisting on…"
Oct 9, 2013
Randy VanderHeiden replied to Douglas Zalud's discussion Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances
"I know of no written standards regulations regarding ambulance replacement. I have talked with numerous agencies over the years and have seen a wide range of practices. This question is analogous to asking how often I should replace my car. I also…"
Oct 8, 2013
Douglas Zalud posted a discussion

Protocol For Replacement of Ambulances

Okay, going to re-word my last request based on the meeting we had today.The hospital now wants to make a protocol to guide them, step by step, on how and why to replace ambulances in order to purchase new ones. They are looking for international information that will tell them how often to buy new trucks and why some should be relegated to back up status, and others get scrapped. Also, mileage and time frame examples.They have no info, or experience about any of this. This will be used by NON…See More
Oct 7, 2013
Douglas Zalud updated their profile
Nov 16, 2012
Douglas Zalud and Christopher are now friends
Aug 7, 2012

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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Hospital, Military
Primary Department/Agency Name
National Guard Health Affairs
Department/Agency Web Site
http://kamc-r.ngha.med
Years in EMS/Public Safety
22
Other Past or Current Departments
OH-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
Cleveland, OH EMS
Sandusky County, OH EMS
Fairfax (VA)VFD/City of Fairfax Fire & Rescue
Six Flags Ohio/Geauga Lake EMS

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At 5:24pm on August 2, 2012, Christopher said…

Just saw your reply, Douglas. It sounds like you have the most important tool a person can have in any trying situation...a level head. Keeping things in perspective can be the best mental relief that many (most) people forget to keep in mind. I have a tattoo on my arm to remind me of this fact everyday. Ironically, I just received a potential offer from a Saudi company yesterday. Saudi Sicli wants me to work as a medic at KAUST. Any opinions on this company? The contract is for $4,000 a month, which seems a bit low to me, but I don't have much to compare to

At 12:52pm on July 30, 2012, Christopher said…

The job seems to be more security/ems based at various Afghan locations. I still am in the process of getting more specifics from the recruiter. I've applied to some Saudi jobs as well in the past month. How do you like it out there? I've heard a lot of good things about Saudi. Just finished my registration for that website you recommended. Thanks again for the help, Douglas.

At 8:04pm on July 29, 2012, Christopher said…

Thanks for the info Douglas. I have been in Middle East combat zones with the military so I have an idea of what to expect, but I also know that going out there as a civilian contractor is a whole different ball game. What's been frustrating is the difficulty  I've had in trying to acquire knowledge about the job and living conditions out there. I don't expect it to be a cake walk but I do require some sort of idea of what I'm getting myself into before I accept a job like that

At 12:09pm on August 17, 2011, Rob Lambert said…
Hello and welcome to JEMS Connect. I am a Paramedic from New York and was wondering if you would like to swap patches. Let me know if you would. Thanks, be safe and take care.

Rob
At 6:54pm on August 16, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

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Thanks Major Mike Reisman Major US Army Ret-RN CS FNP

 

PS You would not believe the hate mail I did receive over this post for not looking the other way.

 

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At 8:13pm on August 15, 2011, aaron said…
just came bye to say hi & be safe out there
 
 
 
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