Is Your Paramedic Career Stalled?
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Life in Emergency Medical Services is one of the most rewarding careers in public safety. But, as with any career, you need to have room for advancement. Without advancement opportunities, a career can begin to …

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Medicaid Abuse From The Mind of a Paramedic
August 30, 2010 – 7:52 pm | 6 Comments
Medicaid Abuse From The Mind of a Paramedic

By Jamey Perkins
It’s 5:30 am in a small city in northwest Indiana. Jerry, a veteran paramedic of 13 years, and his partner Karen are getting ready to leave the ambulance station for a run that …

10 Reasons Why Modern EMS is Broken
August 5, 2010 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
10 Reasons Why Modern EMS is Broken

By Jamey Perkins
In 1989, my neighbor invited my wife and I over for dinner. It was that evening that I learned he was an EMT, and I was fascinated by what he told me about …

Your Actions Reflect on Us All
July 14, 2010 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

By Jamey Perkins
Having just read a newly published article on a small town newspaper, I am saddened. The report states that an investigation is underway against an EMT for an alleged sexual battery. Granted, in …

The Meaning of the Fourth of July
July 5, 2010 – 6:20 pm | No Comment
The Meaning of the Fourth of July

By Jamey Perkins
Holidays in the U.S. will almost always have a historical meaning. However, how we as individuals relate to holidays may sometimes not necessarily be in accordance with the true meaning of the holiday. …

What Makes A Hero?
June 30, 2010 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
What Makes A Hero?

By Jamey Perkins
Listening to the radio yesterday while driving through Missouri, I heard a report about a woman who had an auto accident near the city of Alton. Somehow, she left the roadway and ended …

Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster – A prediction
June 23, 2010 – 8:39 pm | No Comment
Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster – A prediction

By Jamey Perkins
I’ve spent some time this morning researching any health hazards associated with crude oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Articles and releases from departments of public health, OSHA, and even …