About Jim Love

Jim began his EMS career in 1974. Since that time he has worked providing direct patient care, has been a Field Training Officer and more recently was the National Director of Safety and Risk for AMR. Jim is now the safety director of a large school bus transportation company Jim is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.emsafety.net

Articles by Jim

Remembering 911, Saving Our Children’s Future

Remembering 911, Saving Our Children’s Future

Today is the 14th anniversary of the worst attack against America and our way of life and is a day a national remembrance. The 911 attacks attacked differences. Differences of religion, differences in appearance. The attacks said we are worthy to live you are not. The attacks said we are better. Taking a moment to remember, reminds us to embrace our differences, to embrace other religions, different... 

What If My Child Got Lost? Questions for Every Parent

What If My Child Got Lost? Questions for Every Parent

Editor’s Note: The following story describes every parent’s worst nightmare: their child is lost, or separated from them. They are alone. We first published this story in July of 2010.  In honor of our 5 Year Bloggiversary, we are publishing 5 of our favorite posts – one from each year since the day we started. This is our second “look back” post.  Our thanks to Jim Love,... 

Daffodils, Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew?

Daffodils, Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew?

Spring is here. Flowers are in bloom. In Connecticut one local town celebrates the arrival of spring with an annual daffodil festival. In fact – thousands of flowers. I wonder how many people know that the bulbs of the plant are among the most poisonous of all plants in the US. And who doesn’t like a little Parmesan cheese sprinkled on- well in my house, on just about everything. And I like the... 

Isolation Rooms in Schools for Special Needs Kids? Just Wrong!

Isolation Rooms in Schools for Special Needs Kids? Just Wrong!

I admit it; I am not the most patient person in the world. I can become easily annoyed. As a result I know there are just some jobs that are not a good fit for me. As much as I respect those who are able to work with kids with emotional disabilities, I know it’s not something I could do. It seems there are many who are not as self aware, who work with those needing special care and fail to meet the... 

Protecting Our Teen Athletes – ECG Screening Saves Lives

Protecting Our Teen Athletes – ECG Screening Saves Lives

Gabby Douglas, Jordan Wieber and McKayla Maroney from this year’s US Olympic team are truly amazing athletes, captivating to watch. They are 16 and 17 years old. It’s hard to imagine that any one of these could have an underlying, perhaps lethal heart problem. It’s equally hard to believe that any of our teenagers could. Yet every year, a hand full of high school athletes across the country suffers... 

No More “Tears in Heaven” – Child Deaths Are Often Preventable

No More “Tears in Heaven” – Child Deaths Are Often Preventable

Recent headlines in the local news took me back to previous times in my life… Have you heard the song “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton? In my opinion- one of the most touching songs I have ever heard. Do you know or remember the story behind the song? In 1991 Clapton’s four year old son fell from an open window 53 stories to his death. The song “Tears in Heaven” was inspired by this... 

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