Friday Clickbait, August 10

Friday Clickbait, August 10

Article Aug 09, 2018

Welcome to EMS World’s newest online feature, Friday Clickbait. This feature will regularly collect interesting, educational, outrageous, and other noteworthy EMS-related material from the worlds of media and social media for some light, fun end-of-week reading. Enjoy, and feel free to share tips and ideas for content!

FacebookThis week saw the posting of August’s print content over the first few days of the month, but August’s Legal Lesson of the Month sparked the most debate. 

Most Commented Post: Legal Lesson of the Month: The Dislodged IV Needle (Aug. 7)

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TwitterThis week’s top tweet was of our Five Questions With interview with Dr. Fionna Moore on the PARAMEDIC2 trial. 5Q Moore tweet

Inspiring Tweet of the Week

Army tweet

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Funny Tweet of the Week

CPR like sex

Enraging Tweet of the Week

New Mexico bunker tweet


Videos of the Week 

‘Attaboy’ of the Week

Randolph County (N.C.) Emergency Management Coordinator Jared Byrd and his stepfather, Thomas Brown, a nurse and former paramedic, saved an elderly man from drowning while on vacation. Byrd and family were on Sunset Beach when they saw the victim trying to save his grandchildren from a riptide. Instead he went under. 

Byrd and Brown pulled the man from the water and began CPR, which other bystanders helped continue until emergency responders arrived. By the time they departed for the hospital, the man had regained a pulse. “It was just being at the right place at the right time,” Byrd told the local Courier-Tribune.  

What Were You Thinking?

An employee of Ohio’s Portsmouth Emergency Ambulance Services allegedly launched a racist Facebook tirade against the owner of a Kentucky gas station/restaurant. After eating and leaving without apparent conflict, the unnamed employee posted, “I reluctantly entered to order Monday’s meatloaf special and was greeted by a tribe from India… I’m ashamed I just probably funded al Qaeda.”

As of Wednesday, WSAZ reported, the employee had not been suspended, and the service’s leaders declined an on-camera interview.  

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Other Fun Stuff 

The #LipSyncChallenge has been sweeping public safety agencies across the U.S. EMS World Expo wants to see your best effort! We’ll be accepting entries through August 31, and our readers will vote on their favorite. Votes will be accepted through September 14, and the winning team will receive complimentary three-day conference passes to the 2019 EMS World Expo in New Orleans. Don’t forget to use hashtags #EMSWorldExpo and #LipSyncChallenge when sharing your video on social media.


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A roundup of the week's most notable and interesting EMS-related media.
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Eager kids were shown the ropes of working as emergency personnel.
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Some Baltimore County Council members felt the measure might be too costly.
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Nia Wilson, 18, was fatally stabbed by a man at a BART station.
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Melissa Hall, former office manager of Oxford EMS, claims she was fired after reporting the agency's unlawful actions to the city.
A new series examines the EMS career climate in every U.S. state. 
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Back the Badges asks citizens to donate blood while offering opportunities to interact with their local first responders.
Houma Fire Department members want citizens to have a plan if a shooting occurred in their workplaces or schools.