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EMS is not easy…

EMS is not easy... Emergency Medical Services is not for everyone. When most people run away from danger, we run towards and into the threat. Many times, we find our scene has turned from a safe zone to a “hot zone” in a heartbeat. When you...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in EMS

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD is a critical incident that can be defined as any event with a stressful impact -- sufficient enough to overwhelm the usually effective coping skills of an individual. Critical incidents are abrupt,...

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The Value of a Moment

A million things have happened to you today. You make small talk while waiting in line. You smile as you open a door for a girl walking four dogs. You sit quietly at the café as you people watch. Come tomorrow, you’ll remember almost none of...

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