TEMS Operators are definitely #EMSStrong #EMSWeek2016

SWAT Medics aka Tactical EMS Operators have gained so much more prominence in daily operations.

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In its infancy, Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) was made up of a bunch of EMS pros from so many different backgrounds.

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These nuts.

These days, I’m glad to see my training has paid off and TEMS Operators are respected by their peers in the Fire/EMS Service, but as well as Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs).

Heck, even my friends at the FBI has many trained TEMS Operators.

Tactical EMS Operators (aka SWAT Medics) are a critical piece of a successful Emergency Medical Service operation.

Thank your local Tactical EMS pros for a job well done!

What is EMS Week?

Since President Gerald Ford first recognized EMS Week in 1973, communities, hospitals, healthcare organizations, survivors and EMS agencies spend a week every year in May recognizing the lifesaving work of EMS professionals. AROUND THE COUNTRY, EMS Week is celebrated with a variety of events.

2016 EMS Week: Sunday May 15 through Saturday May 21

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What is EMS Strong?

The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.

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Detailed on a special project for CPD

In the coming months, I’ll be working closely with Cleveland Police on a special project.

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Which divisions? I’ll be working closely with their Mounted Unit, K9 Teams, Airport Detail, Bomb Team, SWAT Team, and of course their Air unit (helo).

Awww yeah. All specialty teams!

So yes, you can expect these types of pictures.

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Just trying to make a difference to a great community.

Reporting live…from…the barn…

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Test em if you got em! #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

It’s Friday in the fourth week of 2014 National Preparedness Month.

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Ahhh, Aloha Fridays!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Practice for an emergency

#26: Are ALL your emergency flashlights working? Test em if you got em! #Prepared2014 #NatlPrep

Since it’s a beautiful day, I would be a great day to test all your flashlights.

A few weeks ago, I talked about having flashlights in case of an emergency. Now would be the time to test and make sure each flashlight is in working condition.

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Don’t forget about your helmet lights too!

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And for my friends in the law enforcement world, don’t forget to check all your weapon lights too.

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*I also had to change the batteries in my EOTech too.

Your preparedness actions now will definitely save you time during an emergency.

Reminder again, throw away all candles. Candles are dangerous and can start fires. Flashlights are WAY better for lighting.

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

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East side, then back into Cleveland to talk PIO and Social Media

Case of the Mundays? Nope, no time for rest Dr. Jones!

Weapons meeting at lunch.

Later this afternoon, I’ll be giving a class and meeting with Cleveland Water on PIO/Social Media.

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More and more, I do enjoy seeing public utilities interacting more w/ their constituents on social media.

Snow is getting bad, I better fuel the Command vehicle now.

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