Honoring One of Their Own Through Fitness

Those of us who have experienced losing a friend and/or colleague in a line-of-duty death (or even a non-line-of-duty death) know that experience can profoundly change you, either positively or negatively. Often, one must travel through the questions...


Summer is here! So what are you all waiting for? Time to show your mutual aid departments whose King or Queen of the Challenge!

If your department and mutual aid departments have a little competition this summer, send me an e-mail and some pictures.

Also, if your department is doing something interesting, cool, over the top, or just plain crazy for workouts, send me an e-mail. I’m going to start spotlighting the interesting and crazy, lets share!

Three groups benefit: your department; your family when you go home at the end of the shift or the call; and the victims you pull from the carnage when it appears all hope is lost.

Until next time, stay hydrated and be safe!

SCOTT TOMEK MA, EMT-P has been a paramedic for 25 years with 23 of those at Lakeview Hospital EMS in Stillwater, MN. He is a faculty member with the Century College Paramedic Program and wrote the curriculum for and served as the interim director of their public safety degree program. He is a frequent contributor to EMS World Magazine, a frequent presenter at EMS conferences in the Midwest and an educational consultant to fire and EMS services. View all of Scott's artices and podcasts hereHe can be reached at scott.tomek@century.edu.