Just as EMS providers convey confidence with their voice and body language, so too do they convey confidence with their driving, writes author/instructor Tom Mannisto.
Click above to read his full column.
It's time to nominate candidates for EMS Magazine's 23rd Annual Braun Industries/Monster Medic EMT/Paramedic of the Year Award.
Just tell us, in 500 words or less, why he or she deserves to be considered for this honor. The winner will receive a $600 check and free travel, lodging and registration for EMS EXPO 2008, October 13-17, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the award will be presented.
Click above for the contest rules and online nomination form.
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Applications close Feb. 15. Follow the link above for information and application instructions.
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"What are your thoughts on tattoos and uniform regulations... How does you agency handle it? Do they enforce their regs on it? Has it caused frequent problems with crews, or with patients?"
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Other top headlines this week on EMSResponder.com:
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- Pa. Rescuers Investigated Over Mistreatment Complaint
- Detroit 911 Operator Guilty for Mishandling Call
- California Charges Paramedic Impersonator
- Canadian Paramedic Survives 4 Days in Wild after ATV Crash
- Ohio Court Debates Rights to Body Parts
About Heather Caspi, EMSResponder.com Editor-in-Chief
Heather Caspi has been a public safety journalist since 2000, beginning as a reporter for sister site Firehouse.com. She later became the assistant news editor for Firehouse.com and Officer.com, and led the launch of EMSResponder.com in 2005. She graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Journalism and English Language and Literature, and earned her EMT-B at Merritt College in Oakland, California. She can be reached at Heather.Caspi@cygnusb2b.com.