Education & Training
Programs from this award-winning educator provide instructors, proctors, and program coordinators with the tools they need to tackle tough classroom problems, boost program performance, and prepare students to operate in real-world healthcare and emergency services environments.
Ben Franklin has long been associated with the founding of the American fire service. What many people do not realize is that his interest in building and protect strong communities has left us with many lessons to inspire and guide fire, rescue, and EMS leaders in the twenty-first century. His wisdom is as applicable to emergency responders today as it was to is hard-working readers of the eighteenth century. While it is unlikely that Franklin ever taught bloodborne pathogen lessons, he often gave advice that you might hear in any modern...read more
The theme for EMS Week for 2016 is “Called to Care”. Betsy coordinating EMT Students for Active Shooter drill. We are “Called to Care” for a variety of reasons, yet while many paths may lead to EMS, you won’t walk that road very far without the support of friends and family. Some may be lucky enough to have those close to them understand the quirks of emergency services. Others may have people who can only nod their heads along with the stories they hear, not understanding all the terms and phrases, but knowing...read more
Fall tends to be about the busiest time that I have presenting at conferences and this September kicked off with three weeks of travel to some of my favorite conferences with my favorite co-EMS Educator who also happens to be my ever-lovely wife Betsy. As we hit the road together for what will be the last time for a bit (as we’re preparing for the arrival of our first child in December) I think we’re paying special attention to enjoying spending time with friends that we meet along the way. When we began this venture (traveling...read more
If your uniform says something about you when you’re at work, and I think it does, then I believe that one’s presence on the Internet should be equally clean, neat, and professional. And so I hope you enjoy the Internet “Class A’s” that we have here and that you find them useful.read more
As hokey as it may sound, the best part was meeting people that I now truly consider to be good friends. You can tell from this photo, taken just at the end of the first week, that this was hard work and that we were going to pull through together.read more
There are some moments in my career that I will never forget; my first extrication, my first cardiac arrest, the first time I let other people into a burning building. I can now add to that list the time that, during a conference with literally thousands of firefighters from all over the world, the man running it, Chief Bobby Halton, saw me in a hallway and stopped to say “Hey Rommie, hold on, let’s talk!”
And we did.
In the hallway. Sometimes that’s where the best learning happens.read more