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EMS Section Recommended Reading

Check Your Bus Ticket First

If you’re like me, it’s hard to determine what the real facts are about implementing mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) or community paramedic (CP) programs in your community. Does the thought of adding these services to your fire service agency give you a headache or upset stomach? Before you jump on the first bus driving these programs, there are a couple of things to consider. Allow me to play devil’s advocate and speak to the other side of the arguments being given to implement MIH-CP. I want to convince you these programs are not going to be mandatory for your fire department to be in the mainstream of EMS.

Read the full article in On Scene (April 2016)


EMS Section in Industry Publications

Top 5 Challenges Facing Fire-Based EMS by Deputy Chief Gary Ludwig (FireRescue1)

EMS Section profiled in February 2009 EMS Insider (pdf)
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EMS Section Member Alerts

  • 4/28/16: What Does the Future Hold?
  • 3/31/16: Have You Registered for FRM?
  • 2/25/16: Fighting Fatigue in EMS
  • 1/27/16: New Year, New Opportunities
  • 2015
  • 12/30/2015: Development Opportunities for the Holidays
  • 11/30/2015: Dust Off Your MCI Plans
  • 10/16/2015: Survey on Clinical Quality Improvement
  • 7/23/2015: New EMS Section Board Member
  • 6/30/2015: What Can the EMS Section Do For You?
  • 5/18/2015: REPLICA Passes in First State
  • 4/10/2015: New Opportunities to Serve in the EMS Section
  • 2/26/15: Have You Registered for FRM?
  • 1/29/15: Mark Your Calendar
  • 2014
  • 12/18/2014: Leading Fire-based EMS Into the New Year
  • 11/24/2014: Come See the New Fire-Rescue Med!
  • 10/10/14: IAFC Launches Ebola Resource Page
  • 7/30/14: Visit Us at FRI
  • 6/26/14: A Time for Leadership
  • 5/30/14: Memorial Week Message
  • 4/30/14: Are Your Bags Packed?
  • 3/20/14: EMS Section Endorses Sinclair for 2nd VP
  • 2/20/14: Thaw Out From Winter at FRM 2014
  • 1/31/14: Treasury Exempts Volunteer Firefighters/EMTs From PPACA

  • EMS Section On Scene Columns

    EMS Section members receive the print and electronic editions of IAFC On Scene.

    For articles prior to 2015, please see the On Scene archives

    EMS Chief Advisor

    EMS Section members receive the print edition of the EMS Chief Advisor. PDF versions are below. Special feature! Some EMS Chief Advisor articles may include expanded information online for web visitors and members.

    Books We've Read

    The Leadership Pipeline
    by Ram Charan

    The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
    by Carmine Gallo

    Start with Why
    by Simon Sinek

    Tea with Hezbollah
    by Ted Dekker & Carl Medearis

    Obama’s Wars
    by Bob Woodward

    by Mary Roach

    America’s Secret War
    by George Friedman

    At Home
    by Bill Bryson

    The Sociopath Next Door
    by Martha Stout

    In Extremis Leadership
    By Thomas Kolditz

    Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools
    By John Giduck

    Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
    By Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman

    The 33 Strategies of War
    By Robert Greene

    The 48 Laws of Power
    By Robert Greene

    The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
    By Oren Harari

    The Omega Bell (A Firefighter's Last Alarm)
    By Bevon J. Smith

    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    By Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
    By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    By Malcolm Gladwell

    Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way
    By Dan Carrion and Rod Walsh

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
    Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators
    By Patrick M. Lencioni

    Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
    By Donald T. Phillips

    It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
    By Michael Abrashoff
    (Captain Abrashoff was the general session keynote speaker at FRI 2003)