Author Archives: Kip Teitsort

“No one person can be controlled by another, unless they want you to.”

Stop. Please… Read the information below, before you watch the video. The videos contained for reference are merely a sample of what you will find when you research the topic.  At no point is there ridicule, or blame toward anyone contained within the footage. Having been  involved in similar situations, ( as a police officer [...]

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EMS Poem on video

AN EMS Poem from DT4EMS (Kip Teitsort) on Vimeo. In school, to the eager EMT it’s first said: “We keep the reaper from claiming his dead.”   We’re often placed in situations posing grave danger, compelled to care not about self, but the patient, a stranger.   Speeding, swerving, and strobe lights are exciting, but [...]

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Building Security Tips for EMS and Fire Stations

Horrific stories like the ones below, highlight the need for improved security measures and mindset for EMS and fire stations. In the early morning hours of Feb. 8, 2018 surveillance cameras at a Terrytown fire station (LA) show what appears to be a man enter through a door to the bay area. The suspect then [...]

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The REAL reason for the rising assaults on healthcare providers!

 What started out as a routine cardiac transport, became a struggle between life and death, and not for just the patient. In the fall of 2000, an early monring call for service, changed me and the direction of DT4EMS forever. During transport, dispatch asked if we could check on a “body in the ditch."   Our [...]

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CPI’s NVCI vs. DT4EMS’ EVE – A simple comparison

Every system is great when used for what it was created. EVE and NVCI are certainly proof of that statement. Apply any analogy you wish; a square peg for a round hole, when "every tool is a hammer..." and you "get" what this post is about. All one really has to do is look at [...]

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Situational Awareness: The Color Code Model

Situational Awareness: The Color Code Model I was first introduced into the concept of threat awareness color-codes during my training at the police academy. Although that was in 1995, it still has purpose today. It was a process I applied on the street, throughout my careers in law enforcement and EMS. I even found I [...]

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