Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM, is director of EMS for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. A frequent contributor to and editorial advisory board member for EMS World, he can be reached at
A new tome chronicles the development of our vehicles and the systems around them.
What can you learn from others’ mistakes?
Supervisors, managers and executives need to take the time to evaluate their behaviors in various situations and ask themselves, “Am I a bad boss?”
Fusion centers could provide essential information for EMS agencies to better protect their communities.
EMS supervisors and managers face many personnel situations that they are less than comfortable handling.
Why EMS leaders of tomorrow need advanced postgraduate degrees
Follow these steps to take an otherwise average EMS presentation to the next level.
It's critical to not only be aware of actual conflicts of interest, but to also avoid any air of impropriety that may paint you and your EMS agency in a bad light.
How ready, or not, are EMS managers to defend their practices and accomplishments?
To be effective as a supervisor or manager you need to understand emotions and deal with them effectively.
Aspiring EMS leaders need practice—not luck—to achieve their career goals.
As flu season ends, a new strain could prove ominous
It’s an epidemic out there; here’s how to stay healthy
Severe weather may be unpredictable, but it should still be part of your incident management plan
Local health departments provide more than just vaccines and pamphlets
Overall healthcare system coordination during mass casualty events is critical to achieving a successful response
Properly preplanning your exercises increases preparedness and yields valuable data
What you need to know about a new IOM report: "Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response."
It is always interesting to read how leadership is viewed and practiced in various disciplines and then apply those lessons and best practices to EMS
EMS organizations must have a vision and plan for growth
Want to make things better for your organization? Here’s how to go about it
If you were injured and no longer able to work in EMS, what would you do? Having a plan B in place before you need it is
just common sense.
EMS response to mass-fatality events
If your agency suffers from a disconnect, close the gap based on these universal themes suggested by social media