Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (4)

Are you working in a "newer" ambulance?

Hi all, 


We are in the process of developing a specification for new ambulances within our system. If you are working in a newer (less than 18 months old) ambulance , I would like to get your input via this survey link. It should only take you a couple of minutes to complete. Thanks in advance. Your help is much appreciated.…


Added by Mike Giannini on November 10, 2011 at 11:06pm — 3 Comments

Communities Get in Touch with Frail Elderly Population following East Coast Storm

I am struck by the amount of communities who reconnected with members of local frail elderly residents following storm Alfred in Connecticut. Many communities is the NW corner of Connecticut where I'm active as an EMT performed countless wellness checks, delivered food and rendered aid where needed. Now a week later many of our communities have a much more accurate view of this somewhat forgotten population and their needs. Some wellness checks resulted in communication with social services.…


Added by Kitty Hickcox on November 10, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Why do you?

I can not begin to tell you how many times I hear somebody say..."I don't know how you do what you do." Usually told to me after sharing a story or answering a question they have about EMS.


I don't know 100% how I do what I do, I just know I can't imagine doing anything else. How about you?

Added by Suzan Mintkenbaugh on November 6, 2011 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

Edge of Eternity

My occupation affords me the experience of standing at the edge of eternity with complete strangers. It is a unique experience and one not to be taken lightly. I often wonder how many people have this experience…repeatedly.

       People reach the edge of eternity in many ways, some slow and gradual and some suddenly and without much warning. Sometimes they have crossed over before I got there, but the passing is fresh. Almost as if the door is still closing as I arrive.



Added by Suzan Mintkenbaugh on November 6, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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