Fleet Street Paramedic

A blog dedicated to the field of Paramedicine, and to the men and women in uniform who represent the profession.

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Submission: ‘Signs of Life’

From Mark Mosier, Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic and author.

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Greetings, I am a paramedic in A state, just got my book published on paramedic stories, all from calls we have had over the last thirty some years.

It is a great read for new EMT’s, paramedic’s, veterans, anyone with the keen interest in EMS and what we face, and do about it.

It is called ‘Signs of Life’ there is more about it at www.SignsofLifeEMS.com

Stay safe!

FSP: Haven’t read this book yet, but I’ll add it to the list! If anyone has a comprehensive review, feel free to submit it to Fleet Street Paramedic!


A powerful message!

Published on 2013-09-18 by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life

"Meet Jim—the character in our Rewind the Future video—he is a man whose life flashes right before his very eyes, unhealthy habits and all. The choices you teach your child today become the habits they take into their adulthood."


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Editorial Comment: Paramedic Mental Health, Occupational Stress Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder →



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New Technology: The Bruise Suit

Here’s an interesting new product. It’s called the “bruise suit”, and it was designed by some students at the Imperial College of London. The purpose of the suit is to visually indicate that enough force has been applied to potentially cause injuries.

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It was initially designed to help Paralympic athletes detect when they’ve encountered enough force to cause injuries that they are unable to feel. It uses a pressure-sensitive industrial film developed by Fuji that changes color based on the compressive force applied. It gets darker as the force increases. 

This product is currently in the concept phase, meaning that it will be some time before it hits the market. However, it’s a great idea that has implications for athletes playing contact sports and rescue professionals, to name a few. We’ll see how it develops!


Update: 13 first responders, 13 suicides, 10 weeks →


11 first responders have killed themselves in the past ten weeks →





Via medicsix:

Well today I watched the funeral for the 3 slain RCMP officers.. I’m glad I was home alone because I cried like a baby. Seeing the family members.. 5 little kids and one on the way.. none of them old enough to really know exactly what was going on. Listening to the coworkers and family members of the fallen give their eulogies with their wavering voices just broke my heart. Members of police departments form across North America and even some of Europe were in attendance today.. I think that is amazing, and really shows the brotherhood and sisterhood that this profession creates. Even the non-human brothers.. Constable Dave Ross’ partner Danny, the German Shepard cried and whimpered through parts of the ceremony as he sat by his partners casket and jumped up to smell his hat while they walked in the procession, I think that’s when I lost all composure.

As a first responder, I work with RCMP and City Police on a daily basis, they are professional and we depend on them for a lot of different calls. It sucks that it’s always stuff like this that makes people realize that ”cops aren’t just cops”.. they have a life and a family outside the job. Sure, everyone hates to get fined for speeding or ticketed for something.. but reality is that if you aren’t doing something wrong, they will leave you alone.. They’re not out to get you.

I wish the two surviving officers who were also injured all the best in their recovery

Rest in Peace 

Constable Fabrice Gevaudan

Constable Dave Ross

Constable Doug Larche



A chilling and horrific situation on Canada’s east coast… Three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers shot dead, two more wounded and in hospital.
At the time of this post, the suspect was still at large in a Moncton, NB neighbourhood.
For the latest, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada

A chilling and horrific situation on Canada’s east coast… Three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers shot dead, two more wounded and in hospital.

At the time of this post, the suspect was still at large in a Moncton, NB neighbourhood.

For the latest, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada


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