Connecting with other emergency medical technicians (EMT) outside your local community is often challenging. One of the best ways to connect with EMTs outside of your local community is through EMT blogs, which are created and written by and for those trained to respond quickly to emergency situations such as fires, traumatic injuries, and medical crises. Here is our list of some of the best five EMT blogs to read and follow.
1. Everyday EMS Tips
Sometimes a quick read once a day is all EMTs have adequate time for. The Everyday EMS Tips blog posts vary in length, but are typically short and packed with information. Better yet, guest authors who are EMS professionals or EMS students write the blogs, which makes for laid-back, current and relatable content. Everyday EMS gives readers a little bit of everything, from EMS tips, reviews, podcasts, videos, and case studies.
2. Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Editor Blog
In the JEMS Editor Blog, Editor-in-chief A.J Heightman, has 30 some years of EMS experience behind his back, making for an excellent blog. He posts a couple of times a month, and the visuals and content are well worth the wait. His posts are typically short, but engaging and thought-provoking.
3. Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic
Street Watch is an intriguing blog, written by a demanding paramedic himself. The blog is an account of his daily life as a paramedic. The life of EMS personnel is different every day, which makes for thrilling stories. With a couple of new blog posts a week, the news is always contemporary and timely.
4. Life Under the Lights
If you’re interested in the future of EMS, Life Under the Lights is for you. Writer Chris Kaiser, an EMS Professional, and Firefighter, writes to shed professional light on the life of EMTs. His blogs center around breaking the stereotypes of EMS professionals and spreading awareness of the high-demand job for what it really is.
5. Survivor Medic
Survivor Medic is a blog for those interested in more than just EMS-specific content. Writer Jake Griebe has been a full-time paramedic since 2002, but he has also been involved with the Marine Corps infantry, teaching wilderness classes and survival classes. Because he writes about anything and everything he is feeling, his blog is refreshingly diverse.
There are several other EMT blogs well worth the read, which can be found on sites like JEMS and Fire EMS Blogs. Connecting with other EMT’s outside of your community has never been easier and can add exciting insight into your already exhilarating career.