Recommended Reading

EMS, We Have Some Work To Do

As if fire-based EMS doesn’t have enough issues with its name brand of service delivery, I want to tell you about two new challenges.

First, there are some in the American EMS community trying to convince us that a change is needed, that we need to call everyone paramedics. No more EMRs, EMTs or AEMTs—just use the term paramedic for everyone, regardless of actual certification level.

Read the full article in On Scene (May 2017)


EMS Section Member Alerts

  • 11/10/16: Support EMS Legislation in Congress
  • 9/29/16: New EMS Section Board Member
  • 7/28/16: Serve Your Community This Summer
  • 6/30/16: Success at FRM
  • 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

    EMS Section On Scene Columns

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

    For articles prior to 2017, please see the On Scene archives

    EMS Section in Industry Publications

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

    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

    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)

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