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As leaders it is vitally important to develop the skills needed to assist in times of negotiation.  In this episode of the EMS Leadership Podcast Chris is joined by his regular cast of leaders, Rob Lawrence, Patrick Pianezza, and Don Lundy as they outline the skills needed to conduct successful negotiations.

In this episode Chris is joined by Don Lundy and Patrick Pianezza as they discuss employee engagement. According to the Gallup organization 29% of out workforce is Engaged, 54% is Disengaged, and 17% is Actively Disengaged. If our workforce is the most important to organizational success, how can we have close to 3/4 of them disengaged […]

In this New Years edition join Chris Cebollero, Don Lundy and patrick Pianezza as they discuss developing personal and professional goals for 2016. As leaders we always do a good job seeing goals for our workforce, but what are you doing for your own professional development?

In this episode we discuss the best advice we have received in our career, that keeps us motivated and prepared for what happens next. Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Rob Lawrence and Patrick Pianezza as they share knowledge, experience, favorite quotes, and leadership books that have made a difference.

We develop great processes in our organizations to ensure we do the best job possible. What process do we put into place to determine if our processes are being followed? Join Chris Cebollero, and his guests Patrick Pianezza, Don Lundy, and Rob Lawrence  as they tackle this very topic.  

In this episode Chris and his panel Don, Patrick and Rob discuss the attributes of a Level 5 Leader. Level 5 Leadership was a concept developed by Good to Great author James Collins. Join us for a great discussion.

In the first episode of 2015 we discuss the importance of developing goals for the up coming year. Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Rob Lawrence, and Patrick Pianezza as they lead you through goal setting.

In Episode 127 Chris Cebollero is joined by Don Lundy and Rob Lawrence as they overview EMS Expo 2014 in Nashville, TN. From the exhibit hall, to the World Trauma Symposium, to high quality education. Come on in and join the discussion and see why EMS World Expo is the number one EMS Trade Show. […]

In this episode Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence discuss How to keep a healthy back on the job. Don shares the programs NAEMT has introduced for back safety.

In this episode Chris, Don and Rob discuss Pinnacle 2014. Join us for the discussion as we cover the importance of networking, the caliber of instructors, and the future of EMS.

There are so many horrible stories that are occurring in EMS. What happens when that big event happens within our organizations? How will we handle the workforce? How do we handle an internal investigation? And more importantly How do you handle the media? Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob […]

In this episode Chris Cebollero talks with Don Lundy President of NAEMT. Recently the field EMS Bill was introduced in the Senate, this is a big win for our career field. What’s the Field EMS Bill all about? What does it mean to you? What can you do to help? Get the answers to these […]

In this episode Rob Lawrence takes the host chair and talks with Chris Cebollero and Don Lundy to give an overview of the MIH Summit last week in Washington DC.  If you were unable to attend come on in and check out the latest news on the  development of MIH for our career field.

In this episode of the EMS Leadership Podcast at EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, host Chris Montera from the EMS Garage podcast is joined the leaders of two of the to EMS management organizations. Troy Hagen is president of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA). Bill Sugiyama is president of the National Association of […]

Dealing with difficult people at work is always a challenge. We have all been in a position to work around people that just make us cringe when you see them coming. Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence as they discuss the finer points of dealing with difficult people at work.

Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy and Rob Lawrence as they talk about EMS Today. Hitting the show highlights, the conversation also turned to EMS on the Hill Day. Come on in and listen.

Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence as they discuss the EMS year in review. They also discuss what 2014 should bring and end with some New Years Resolutions. Come on in for this great discussion.  

In this episode joined by the usual suspects Chris Cebollero discusses issues regarding time management, problem solving to how to stay personally motivated. Rob Lawrence discusses RAA’s involvement with NIOSH, Patrick Pianezza chats about his new professional endeavor and Don Lundy shares a very personal and candid insight secondary to his recent cardiac event.

What is the best way to develop an accountable organization? Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence as they discuss the finer points of developing accountability in your organization.

Join us for a discussion on Anger Management. Haven’t we all at some point allowed our emotions to dictate our actions? Well in leadership this could be a death sentence to our leadership credibility. Join us for some tips, and great discussion on this needed topic.

As a parent my number one priority is keeping my kids safe. Halloween has gotten a bit of a bad rap for being dangerous for children. Nick Nudell helped me filter the NEMSIS data (and by help I mean he did all the hard actual work and I just wrote about it) to find out […]

Learn about capnography and sepsis in a free webinar presented by Mike McEvoy. Tuesday, November 5, noon CT. Register! And view more resources on capnography.

Michael Morse, author of Rescuing Providence and Responding, published a new book last week, City Life. You can buy City Life as a Kindle book for reading on a Kindle or Kindle app from Amazon. I was honored that Michael asked me to write the book’s foreward. But rest assured that the best writing in […]

As a teen and a college student my mom said to me at least 1000 times, “It’s not you that I  worry about, it’s all the crazy people in the world.” I am not sure if there are more crazy people now or if we just know more about the crazy people through their tweets, […]

Narcan for everyone was one of my top developments in EMS during 2014. With a growing or worsening opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. the call for public access naloxone continues. CVS made big news announcing naloxone without a prescription would be available in at least 14 states. I called on EMS to support non-prescription narcan […]

EMS conference presenters spend too much time winding up and building to their key points. The long wind-up is usually background or foundation information – pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment basics – that is rarely new information to most of the audience. Here are four things to consider as you prepare to deliver a conference presentation, classroom lecture […]

This was my 2nd (maybe 3rd) time attending EMS World Expo in Las Vegas. I was glad to be back after missing EMS World Expo 2014 in Nashville because of a blizzard kept me from leaving Wisconsin. Here are some of the numbers from the week: 75 – Things in 75 Minutes The presentation, 75 things […]

Please check-out the great work being done by The Code Green Campaign. (and two recent articles on the topic of suicide in EMS from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum and EMS World Expo).   Greg Friese, EMS1 editor-in-chief, stopped by today to show his support for #savingpublicsafety and the… Posted by The Code Green Campaign […]

The largest EMS conference in North America officially opens this morning. I arrived Tuesday to begin the EMS1 special coverage of the event. If you are at EMS World Expo I hope you will say hello or maybe join me for an early morning run on the strip Friday. Here is @gfriese getting his next […]

Two of the all-time viewed posts on Everyday EMS Tips. Practice Reading 12-Leads Capnography Resources

This year, over 5,300 people from 44 countries are expected to attend EMS World Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.  Hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), this progressive conference [...] The post Visit EMS World Expo Vendor Aladtec in Booth #1855 appeared first on The MedicCast.

NEW YORK, August 18, 2017 — This week Inc. magazine released their 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, the nation’s most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  Aladtec, Inc. moved up 20 spots, moving [...] The post Aladtec is Ranked on Inc. 5000’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies appeared first on The MedicCast.

What kind of challenges face women in the field of EMS across this country? We have a special panel discussion on that coming up. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post Women in EMS and Episode 505 appeared first on The MedicCast.

How can telephone CPR help you do your job and what can you do to support your dispatchers as they do the difficult job of managing the cardiac arrest patient before you arrive on scene? We talk about that in this episode. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post Telephone CPR System-Wide and Episode 504 appeared first on The MedicCast.

Real life benefits of Telephone and dispatcher-assisted CPR plus more segments from the EMS World Expo in New Orleans this past year. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post Dispatch Assisted CPR, Paramedic Troopers and Episode 503 appeared first on The MedicCast.

Public Safety agencies are time critical organizations and any system, equipment or service that saves them time and helps improve processes is vital. One company that is helping hundreds of agencies throughout North America improve the way they operate [...] The post Moving to The Cloud with Aladtec appeared first on The MedicCast.

How do we train for disaster or prepare for disaster responses in both man-made and natural disasters? If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post Disaster Planning with Superior Training and Episode 502 appeared first on The MedicCast.

A special interview with Dr. Ed Racht from EMS World Expo 2016. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post EMS World In Review With Dr Ed Racht and Episode 501 appeared first on The MedicCast.

A chat with EMS World Expo data experts from our partners at Physio-Control and a look at the new rollout of the new PALS course from the American Heart Association. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast. The post PALS Launch, CPR Data Management, and Episode 500 appeared first on The MedicCast.

A special interview with Dr. Mickey Eisenberg on the brand new American Heart Association initiative, the Global Resuscitation Alliance. Then in this week’s second segment, we have a special sneak peek at our coverage of last week’s EMS World Expo in New Orleans. It that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on the MedicCast. The post Global Resuscitation Alliance, EMS World Expo Kicks Off, and Episode 499 appeared first on The MedicCast.

Time is an essential part of life in EMS. Counting out the seconds in your head while taking stock of a patient’s pulse. Watching the chest rise and fall and keeping track of the number of breaths per minute. Performing compressions while keeping time to Stayin’ Alive looping in your head. I remember the first time I met Joy. My office was at the end of the hall in The EMS House. A straight-line shot from the expanse of the... Read More Read More

“The surface is mostly subterfuge, especially at the beginning: the perky electroacoustic plink of the arrangement, the galloping beat and vocal harmonies of the chorus, the video clip that’s devoted to boys-will-be-boys high jinks. But listen to the lyrics, and Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, the two songwriters who lead the Australian group Oh Pep!, are singing about dealing with an unplanned pregnancy — and with the boyfriend, parents, doctors and, finally, the narrator’s own choice. At the end, the... Read More Read More

Andrew Waite & the Firm is a gutsy roots-rock band based out of Charlottetown, PEI. An acute collective of heavy-hitters, the group delivers a relentless performance with rich harmonies and explorative soundscapes. Waite’s songwriting is honest, rugged, and evocative. Their debut EP, Burning Through the Night, was released September, 2015. Burning Through the Night was recorded at the Sound Mill Studio, with Jon Matthews. The self-produced EP promises great sonic diversity, with a polished sound. The first single, Someone To... Read More Read More

Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future. Christina Martin has reached that point on her fifth album, ‘It’ll Be Alright,’ a 10-song collection that finds the Halifax-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects. The album’s brilliance is its seamless blend of... Read More Read More

Harrow Fair is Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner. One part stomping songs that echo early country and rockin’ roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. During each of her two visits to #stansteadhouseconcerts – the first with Great Lake Swimmers and then more recently with Belle Starr – Miranda Mulholland held us spellbound with her musical artistry. She is a force of nature on fiddle and her voice is equal parts powerful and comforting. Yowza good. The... Read More Read More

Lotus Wight will return to #stansteadhouseconcerts in October 2016. From Songlines Magazine: Lotus Wight is the nom-de-guerre of Toronto native Sam Allison, a songster, poet, fiddler, banjo historian and instrument creator who also makes up one-third of the ragtime trio Sheesham, Lotus and ‘Son.  Ode to the Banjo traces the centuries-old history of the instrument both literally, in the form of a 23-stanza poem penned by Wight/Allison (included in the notes), and musically within the album’s thirteen tracks, most of... Read More Read More

Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo. Luke and Sarah grew up listening to The Beatles and Beethoven on cassette tapes (often re-wound with a chewed up pen)... Read More Read More

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. On their new album, Coffee Creek (2015) The Slocan Ramblers blend lightning fast and devilishly... Read More Read More

Yann & Pascal started their musical journey 20 years ago, busking on the streets of Montréal. They have since played over a thousand shows in twenty countries with the Quebecois trio Genticorum, and they now return as a duo to present an intimate show based on the close musical bond forged by years of touring together. Yann and Pascal are both master entertainers, and this format provides plenty of space for their musical personalities to shine. Pascal’s fiddling, Yann’s guitar... Read More Read More

I got lucky early in my career as a marketing/business development consultant. On my second interview with a potential client I was introduced to the concept of playing for tips. The experience changed the way I looked at the art and science of creativity forever. The client was in the household goods marketplace. My interview was with the Chief Executive Officer. He wanted guidance on exploring new markets for their products. He was fully engaged in the conversation. And then... Read More Read More

The five young musicians in Les Poules à Colin are crossing the pond again, this time to perform at the premiere Celtic music event in Scotland, Celtic Connections. From January 15-18 they will perform several concerts including at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Piping Centre, a taping for BBC Radio 3 and play at a local school. Friday 15 Jan, 20:00 – 20:50 Strathclyde Suite Royal Concert Hall Friday 15 Jan, 23:45 – 00:15 Center for Contemporary Arts BBC... Read More Read More

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“Sin and Swoon” are Montreal musicians Michael James O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins. The music they play pays tribute to the sounds of old time country music and harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Everly Brothers, along with the occasional nod to George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Recently featured on “The Vinyl Cafe´ with Stuart Maclean” on CBC radio and NPR, their new album is now available. Singer-songwriters Mike O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins have been performing together for the... Read More Read More

Father Abraham Written and performed by Amanda McCoy. Produced by Pandel Collaros. Available on Amanda’s new album, The Hurt. The majority of footage was taken in Vicksburg, MS. All footage captured by Amanda McCoy in 2012-2013. Bassist, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, pianist, educator, and artist – these are only a few words that describe Amanda McCoy. Amanda is one of the most in demand musicians working in the Nashville music scene. If Amanda isn’t touring with one of many bands or... Read More Read More

Have your first listen to Sweet Alibi’s newest Single Keep Showing You from their brand new album Walking In the Dark set to be released November 20, 2015. Western Canadian Music Award Winners, Sweet Alibi, have been captivating audiences across Canada. The Winnipeg-based folk/pop band infuse their signature harmonies with influences of everything from folk to country to soul, without a hint of shame. Sweet Alibi’s Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Quesnel, and Michelle Anderson share personal experiences that are genuinely felt in song.... Read More Read More

This is a repub of a 2008 Norm Rooker column. “You’re not dead?!” Just what is the correct response when this is the initial greeting from someone who knew you from back when? The occasion was the 2008 Fire-Rescue Med Conference in Las Vegas. I was attending the national roll out for the Ambulance Strike Team Leader class. (A good program and one well worth taking by EMS supervisory and middle management types.) It was the opening part of the... Read More Read More

I wrote this stream-of-consciousness piece as a ‘soundtrack’ for a series of mixedtapes sent to a few well chosen friends. Have you ever considered Condition White? Condition White is the lowest end of the mental awareness spectrum developed by American law enforcement instructor Jeff Cooper. Condition White, according to the disciples of Cooper, is a state of near total relaxation—when you are blissfully unaware of your immediate surroundings. And for that reason, Condition White is a leave-at-home mental status thing... Read More Read More

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