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Mike Kennard

Mike Kennard, EMT-P, has been in EMS for more than 33 years. He currently works as a paramedic at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH, and is a program coordinator for the New Hampshire Bureau of EMS. Mike is a retired assistant chief from the Nottingham (NH) Fire and Rescue Department. Contact him at grumpy1medic@gmail.com.

 

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I participated in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride’s (NEMSBR’s) southern route from May 13–17. Our route started in Raleigh, N.C., and ended at National Harbor in Alexandria, Va. Day one started…
Bangor, Maine: Muddy Angels from Maine to Washington and points in between, along with friends and fellow bicyclists from Canada, have come together for a remembrance ride for one of their own, Isaac…
Four days, 520 kilometers (312 miles to us Americans) on bicycle. Piece of cake, right? That’s what I thought standing in front of the Quebec City Parliament Building on a sunny Friday morning in…
Someone once said “parting is such sweet sorrow.” That is how I felt on my ride home from the 15th annual National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (NEMSMBR), also known as the Muddy Angels. My…
From Friday September 19, 2014 to Monday September 22, 2014, Dr. Michael Austin of Ottawa and I had the honor to ride on a tandem bicycle and do The Paramedic Tour in Canada. Along with eighty other…
Each year Mike Kennard write about the EMS Memorial Bike Ride for EMS World. This is his 2014 journal from the road. Day 1: Boston, MA to Southbridge, MA The 2014 edition of the National EMS…
Each year the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride commemorates providers who have died in the line of duty and honors those who serve in our difficult profession. This year the event encompassed three…
The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. honors EMS providers by organizing and implementing long-distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those…
“Campground command to Medic 5,” the radio crackled. “Medic 5 answering command.” “Medic 5, this is a mess out here. I think you should call for paramedic backup.…
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