About Jim Love

Jim is a transportation safety expert with more than 40 years in both the emergency medical services and the school bus industries. Jim is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team and is proud to have been one of the original contributors to PediatricSafety.net more than 9 years ago.

Website: http://www.emsafety.net

Articles by Jim

Daffodils and Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew??

Daffodils and Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew??

Last updated on July 17th, 2021 at 09:22 pmSpring 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... 

Dear Santa…Please Keep My Family Safe

Dear Santa…Please Keep My Family Safe

Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 02:52 pmEvery year children all across the country and the world make lists to Santa. Wishes for new bikes and dolls and don’t forget the very latest toy. Childhood wishes and childhood dreams. Every year though children are poisoned by holiday plants; are electrocuted by holiday decorations. Parents die in drunk-driving collisions. As a paramedic my partner... 

STOP! You’re Stressed, But Please Don’t Shake A Child

STOP! You’re Stressed, But Please Don’t Shake A Child

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:48 amThe day dawned at 6:00 a.m. with a diaper change and feeding. You were up several times through the night either changing, feeding or both. You are still trying to get used to having a newborn in the house- trying to get used to not sleeping through the night. A good solid night’s sleep sure would be welcomed. The first couple of weeks you were able to catch... 

Distracted Driving Kills: Please Watch With Your Teens (Video)

Distracted Driving Kills: Please Watch With Your Teens (Video)

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:59 am Alex Brown age 17, Cady Reynolds age 16, Margay Schee age 13, Joe Teater age 13, Ashley Johnson age 16, Julie Davis age 58 – her granddaughter was 2. Kassy Kerfoot age 18. What do all these people have in common? They are the real names of some of the 5,500 people who die and the 500,000 people injured on our roads each year due to distracted driving.... 

School Bus Stop Arms Are Being Ignored: How to Fix That

School Bus Stop Arms Are Being Ignored: How to Fix That

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:58 pmWithin the next several weeks most or all schools across the country will be back in session. Some already are. Last year, as in previous years, many of the headlines were about school shootings. These are tragedies by every definition. However these are well covered in the media as are many steps to prevent future occurrences. There have also... 

Remembering 911, Saving Our Children’s Future

Remembering 911, Saving Our Children’s Future

Last updated on September 16th, 2015 at 09:32 amToday 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...