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

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... 

What If My Child Got Lost? Questions for Every Parent

What If My Child Got Lost? Questions for Every Parent

Last updated on August 1st, 2014 at 11:54 amEditor’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... 

Daffodils, Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew?

Daffodils, Parmesan and Kids…Who Knew?

Last updated on April 15th, 2014 at 01:03 amSpring 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,... 

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

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

Last updated on April 21st, 2013 at 10:16 pmI 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... 

Protecting Our Teen Athletes – ECG Screening Saves Lives

Protecting Our Teen Athletes – ECG Screening Saves Lives

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 09:59 amGabby 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... 

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

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

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 10:57 amRecent 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...