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Syndication

If your Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency is like most EMS agencies, it does great work. Its whole purpose is to help people. So why is it so hard to get the word out about what you do? People need help.  You want to help them. What’s the problem? In a word, information overload (okay, [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT
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We never get tired of saying it . . . The best part of Flight Safety Network is the people. People are what matters. People are the ‘net’ that will catch us and keep us from becoming the next air medical statistics. People make all the difference. Every now and then, we get to meet [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT
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Welcome to our interview with Mary Ann Melville of Air Medical Memorial.   Get the inside scoop on the Fallen Angels Charity Golf Tournament 2012. It sounds like an awesome event. Click below for all the details.
Direct download: Fallen_Angels_Charity_Golf_2012_Air_Medical_Memorial.mp3
Category:Blog -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
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Every profession has its secrets; some good, some bad. The Air Ambulance world is no exception. Understanding how things work on the “inside” can absolutely save you time, money and frustration. Air ambulance fly-along day is the perfect example. Insider knowledge about how fly-along day works can jump start your air ambulance career. Lack of [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT
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Do you know the most important thing that a flight resume can do for you? It’s not a trick question. The answer is straightforward and easy. The whole purpose of a flight resume is to advance you to the next step in the hiring process – the flight interview. Most paramedics get that part.  What [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT
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Think back to all the time, effort and hard work you put into earning your certifications. Now . . . take a deep breath and sit down. Are you ready for a brutal truth about flight interviews? Here goes: Your skill as a medic or nurse can only hurt you in a flight interview.  Yep, [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT
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Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. First, because we get to eat great food and fall asleep watching football in a tryptophan induced coma. And second, because it reminds us to stop grumbling and remember all the amazing things in our lives. Emergency Medical Services Flight Safety Network is full of things to be [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 9:25am EDT
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Everybody’s talking about it. Most of it is rumor, hearsay and innuendo… We idolize the exploits of the people we look up to, and try to keep our own experiences (and shortcomings) under the radar. No, I’m not talking about sex — I’m talking about crew safety. What does crew safety have to do with [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT
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“Life Flight 3 respond. Heading three-one-zero degrees for two-six nautical miles, motor vehicle accident, multiple patients. More to follow once airborne.  Time out, two-one two-six hours.” That’s how it starts; very mechanical, very structured… very by-the-book. And that’s how you and your crew start. That’s how Emergency Medical Services (EMS) works… at least in the [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT
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Lets face it.  Some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jobs are more glamorous than others.  We can’t all be Johnny and Roy* speeding to the next life we save 24/7/365. Some of us play the sidelines. I know.  I’m an EMS helicopter pilot.  And for the last decade I’ve learned my very best lessons on the [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
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