Today was the very first show for FES Tidbits. If you missed the show, you can listen Here.
All in all things went pretty well. I really got to get my timing right and not jump in to early when in comes to starting off the show (suppose to wait till after the jingle is finished). I’ll get there. Of course there’s also the fact that of getting the timing right of when to call in in the first place. Apparently you cant call in to early or it disconnects you (unless you go ahead and “start the show now”) But then if you wait till too close your trying to get in and your timers running while your trying to get in.
Once I got into the show there was the fun of trying to keep an eye on the studio, on the chat and trying to follow my “cheat sheet” (hey I need something to go by so I’m not sounding like a babbling idiot talking in circles saying virtually nothing). I really need a co-host (LOL), but for now it’s Solo-time and me plugging along the best I can…. We’ll make this work.
So here’s some of the highlights as well as websites mentioned in the show:
Firehouse Expo took place Thursday July 25 – 27 (with the stair climber event to honor the 343 firefighters who died in the September 11 tragedy:
Upcoming event: Hot Shots Run to Remember – September 07, 2013 at Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail, AZ. This will be a 7 1/4 mile run to honor First Responders both on 9/11 and in the Yarnell, AZ Fire
On Thursday August 01, one Oregon Wildland Firefighter was killed and another injured when hit by a tree they were cutting down: Read more on that story on FireRescue1.
EMS World Expo Takes Place September 08 – 12 in Las Vegas (at the time of writing that is in….. 34 days 9 hours 31minutes (I’ll leave the seconds out of this). More if information on that at EMSWorldExpo.
A Florida K-( is recovering after a burglary suspect reportedly attempted to drown him. Police One has that story
Food For Thought:
Does Response Time Matter: by High Performance EMS (hp_ems)
Where is the evidence for Spinal Immobilization: by Rogue Medic
Reminder that schools are starting back in session. Please Drive Safe in school zones, Keep eye out for the kiddos, and follow instructions of crossing guards and officers.
Texas DOT has put together a website called Faces of Drunk Driving:
Coming out soon – Racing The Reaper Resuscitation (in September?) Stay Tuned as we have Mr. Edgington on our show in the near future after the release of his second book…. (and word is there’s a 3rd book in this series too).
Arlington Police (Arlington, TX) is running their Summer 10,000 Campaign to reach 10,00 followers each on twitter (@ArlingtonPD – Be sure to follow there tweetalongs) and on Facebook (Arlington Police).
Blogs & Podcasts mentioned:
medicast with host Jamie Davis (the podmedic)
EMSOfficeHours with hosts Jim Hoffman (EMSSafe) and Josh Knapp (WANTYNU – We Aint Nothing Till You Need Us)
And right here on Blog Talk Radio we got:
1-Union-801-TheWebcast Every other Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30 EST (8:30 – 9:30 PST)
EMS Office Hours Every Sunday from 7pm – 8pm EST (4pm – 5pm PST)
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The first of 26 (That’s A – Z) Safety Messages: A is for Awareness (next weeks message: B is for Better
And with that I left with the parting message to Stay Safe, Stay Alert, and Stay Alive!
See you next week (Sunday August 11 @ 3pm PST/ 6pm EST) on FES Tidbits