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Deep Reflection on 9/11

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I wasn’t going to write a lot on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Arlington Virginia (the Pentagon) and Shanksville, PA, but when I woke up this morning, I watched a compilation of events on Fox News and it brought me emotionally back not only just that awful day 14 […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

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In Saint Paul, Minn at ImageTrend & the ImageTrend Connect Conference   Saint Paul by Day                                                         Saint Paul by Night     I’m in beautiful Saint Paul Minnesota attending ImageTrend’s Connect Conference. In its 7th year, the Connect Conference has grown to over 600 attendees and is now offered at the expansive RiverCentre in Saint Paul. […]

Use of Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) Credited with Saving Lives in LA

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Lafayette Police Chief Credits Police Use of IFAKs with Saving Lives PERSONAL IFACS worn by Police Tactical Team Members EMS Should Encourage their Law Enforcement Agencies to Carry IFAKs By A.J. Heightman Lafayette LA Police Chief Jim Craft and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal credit Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) carried by Lafayette police officers as […]

The first of two new series, “Save My Life: Boston Trauma” Premiers Tonight

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The producers of the critically-acclaimed “Hopkins, “Boston Med,” and “NY Med,” are premiering “Save My Life: Boston Trauma” tonight. The six-week series follows trauma cases from the actual scene to the trauma center.

BUSY DAY for “BERNIE”

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“Bernie”, my Bernese Mountain Dog, had a busy day on Friday. He joined me at work in the JEMS Offices in La Jolla, CA where we met with Dr. Ron Stewart. We then traveled to the San Diego Veterans Hospital for an afternoon tour of duty with his Therapy Dog squad, a team of six […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

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           I flew through the “Polar Vortex” storm Thursday night to go to the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) EMS Leadership Conference in beautiful, but cold, College Park, MD at the MFRI Campus on Friday, presenting lectures on: Front Line EMS Supervision, Why EMS Systems Fail and EMS Management Lessons from M*A*S*H*.  I have […]

EMS COOKIES FUEL OUR JEMS PLANNING MEETING

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Yesterday was  so my wife Betsy baked Star of Life, ambulance and EMS helicopter cookies for the staff of JEMS during a day-long editorial and EMS TODAY planning meeting at the San Diego office. I thought you’d enjoy seeing these delicious dessert cookies that helped fuel great thoughts and planning for future issue of JEMS […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

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Doing the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! Challenged by Scott Cravens of EMS WORLD, New Castle County (DE) EMS, Jeremy Mothershed/Havre de Grace (MD) EMS and several other EMS “friends”, JEMS Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman, participated in the ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE in a BIG way with special assistance from our friend and colleagues at the Carlsbad, CA […]

What Sibling Love is all About

Want a feel good moment.  Watch this clip. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/07/31/erin-pkg-moos-girl-finds-out-brother-will-get-bigger.cnn.html

“Bernie” Goes to work at JEMS and the San Diego/La Jolla VA Hospital

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“Bernie” – A.J. Heightman’s Bernese Mountain Dog, a certified Therapy Dog – spends the morning at the JEMS Offices in La Jolla, CA before A.J. takes him to the Veteran’s Hospital in La Jolla to spend time comforting the troops, their families and the VA staff.  Bernie is 3-year’s old and weighs in at 135 […]

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