EMS Week Show aka Jim Bitches About It

EMS Week 2014 has begun. Oh the fun, prizes, days off and benefits of being an EMS provider are finally bestowed upon us all.

Or – it is business as usual and the one week that is named EMS Week is shared with other events, requires us to be on a week long public awareness campaign and often is overlooked by even our management.

Hey we are not looking for too much, but maybe just like during Nurses Week you see posters and ads that say “Thank a nurse”. We could have something similar. Instead of lets show the public the ambulance, teach first aid or CPR for free and make sure we get to the ED to maybe get a free meal before the rest of the “EMS” peeps get it all. (Rest of EMS meaning ED techs, nurses, docs and housekeeping).

Join us for your EMS week joy installment.

Register for the EMS Week Giveaway Event here

EMS Week 2014

EMS Week 2013 | Making It More Than A Slogan

ambulance1MMOne Mission One Team. Can this be possible? If you have listened to the show you know we really seem far from one of anything. But perhaps we are closer or can get closer than we think possible.

Join us with your EMS week plans and how you define this years slogan.

This episode is sponsored by EMS Manager. Now is a great time to sign up for a free trial of this EMS employee management software. Click here to get started.

Thanks to Josh for joining me as always and be sure to visit WANTYNU.com and save 15% on your purchase there by using coupon code “ems2013”

Great help by John Broyles and Tena in the chat room as well.

EMS Week 2012 Episode

What Do You See In This Photo?

EMS Week started May 20th and goes until May 26th, 2012. This years theme is “More Than A Job, A Calling”.  I think for many of us this is true and for many others it was true at one time but has evolved into just that “a job”.  I hope you will share your story after listening to this episode on why you became an EMT or paramedic, how things have changed for you and what your agency is doing for EMS Week 2012.

Take a look at the picture from the EMS Week Planning Guide to the left. What do you get out of that picture? Do you see a message being sent to us or the public via that photo?

Show Notes:

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU

Tim Noonan – RogueMedic

Bob Sullivan – EMS Patient Perspective

A Lighter Note On EMS Week

This week takes on a lighter note at Office Hours as Jim and Josh talk about EMS Week contests, giveaways, events and recognition of the EMS Everyday Hero. How did your agency is celebrate EMS Week? How did it recognize it’s members? Listen in to this episode for some EMS Feedback and how you can make EMS Week part of your whole year.

Show notes:


Everyday EMS Tips – EMS Week posts

Muddy Angels Memorial Bike Ride

DavesEMS.com – EMS Week Page

Advocating for EMS all year long – EMSWeekIdeas.com

EMS Week Comments at The Social Medic

Too Old To Work Too Young To Retire – Take This Week & Shove It




Check out the Mining Rescue Services link


StatMedivac Contest

Win an Itouch – Penncare EMS Week Giveaway

Jim’s EMS Week Giveaway


Josh Knapp – wantynu.com

Tim Noonan – The Rogue Medic

EMS Week – Take That Spoon Away, I’m Fed Up

ems weekLooking for recognition through self promotion, sharing and community education. EMS Week vs. Everyone Else Week. I went on a bit of a rant  this week and was joined by Josh to keep me reined in a little.  Have I gone wrong someplace, is it just me? Drop your comments below.

Show Notes

Guests –

Josh K. from Wantynu.com

Thanks to Army Medic SSG Broyles for calling in. Follow him on Twitter @ssgjbroyles
Check out his blog as well over at http://1union801.blogspot.com


EMS Week HQ site

Everyday EMS Tips EMS Week Planning Ideas –

H – History, Heroes and Headings.

In this revamp of the “H” in the EMS A-Z Series, I put it into a Monday Minutes segment and talk about heroes and the direction EMS is headed. Take a listen and share your thoughts below.

Links mentioned

EMS Week Giveaway



Advocates for EMS

Taking Action, Bike Teams, Hot Days and Bellies

Taking action with EMS podcasts and blog was just one topic in this Office Hours. Special EMS teams where also discussed along with potential fitness concerns when operation within them. Jim also gave some info on his upcoming projects including the EMS Week Giveaway. [Read more…]