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Using a Smile to Boost Morale

by Chelle Cordero
Story Number 100713113

Face it, Emergency Medical Services is an under-paid and too often under-appreciated field. And if you are volunteering, it is an UN-Paid and still under-appreciated field. In today’s economy with budget cuts and shrinking budgets, money, or the lack of it, only adds to the problem and too often is construed as “punishment”.

So what can administrators do to improve morale? … (Read More)

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Hey, Hey Mr. Sandman!
By Chelle Cordero
1st Responder Network

“Last night I didn’t get to sleep at all, no, no…” The Fifth Dimension sang about it – it could well be a theme song for those of us in EMS.

Although it’s often been joked that EMS really stands for “earn money sleeping” there are enough shifts to dispel that myth. (Read More…)

The Hub-Bub About Article 30
1st Responder Network

The proposed changes to New York State Public Health Law Article 30 has a lot of folks concerned about the impact it will have on EMS.

In the interest of budget cuts and financial efficiency, the size of the State EMS advisory council and the number of regional councils would be streamlined and the overall make-up would be different. (Read More…)