30 Top Paramedics Blogs

Ambulance by William Mewes

Ambulance by William Mewes

The blogs on this list share a little bit of everything – handy resources meant for other paramedics, on-the-job insight, health information for the general populace, detailed stories about their experiences, and more. Some interweave personal hobbies and lives into accounts from work. While most are from the United States, there is global representation from places as far flung as South Africa and Australia.

Personal Blogs

1.Ambulance Driver Files is a little bit political commentary, a little bit dark humor, and a little insight into the daily grind of an EMT driver.
Highlight: On EMS Treatment Protocols

2. Burned Out Medic finds solace in dark humor and illuminating the rest of us about his daily experience.
Highlight: DNR 104 

3. Life Under the Lights is a frank blog chronicling the adventures and insights of one active paramedic.
Highlight: Routinely Not Routine: Good EMS Make the Difference 

4.  Blogger, paramedic, and software engineer, My Variables Only Have 6 Letters provides well-researched (citations and graphs included) posts where medicine and technology collide.
Highlight: Pediatric Intranasal Fentanyl 

5. Paramedic Marathoner has found a lot of personal success running marathons and shares his experiences to encourage and inform others.
Highlight: Moonlight Miles 10k Recap

6. News, personal insight, and more can be found at Rescue Monkey, including some well researched and thought out discussions on trending issues in the paramedic world.
Highlight: Difference of Opinion 

7. Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic is full of useful information, alongside the occasional personal insight.
Highlight: Risk Assessment 

8. Lonely EMT is the personal blog of one rural paramedic. A pinch of useful information and a dash of personal connection provides a great read.
Highlight: Connection/Separation

9. Liberal Artist in the Ambulance is the personal blog of Katie, a psychologist and paramedic. She writes about her dual professions and her life.
Highlight: Examination of Conscience

10. A Work in Progress covers a little bit of everything in the life of Ellie, an experienced paramedic. Remarkable also for its longevity; 8 years old and still going strong is impressive for a personal blog.
Highlight: Faith in Humanity

11. The Happy Medic shares stories from the perspective of fire, paramedic, and other rescue services. Occasionally, it dives into territory wholly unrelated. A strong sense of humor is evident throughout.
Highlight: How Far Would You Go To Win Against Cancer

12. Too Old to Work, Too Young to Retire is the personal blog of one paramedic who writes about politics, guns, emergency care, and more.’
Highlight: The Golden Hour 

We Got This by GinTheEMT

We Got This by GinTheEMT

Local Blogs

13. California-based Firefighter/Paramedic Stories is a collaborative blog with pictures and stories from the front-lines of emergency care.
Highlight: Creation of a Paramedic 

14. Rescuing Providence covers stories of importance to firefighters and paramedics based in the Providence, Rhode Island area.
Highlight: The Mother (A Love Story) 

15. Salty Medic is a Seattleite paramedic who blogs about her experiences and discusses the challenges faced in her profession.
Highlight: Develop Your Professionality, A Treatment for Boredom and Burnout

Global Blogs

16. Siren Voices is a personal paramedic blog straight from the UK. Here you will find fictionalized accounts from the front lines of emergency medical care.
Highlight: Two Drinks 

17. Confessions of a Street Pharmacist is a little politics, a little scuba-diving, and a little storytelling from a former fire medic turned instructor.
Highlight: Scene safety?

18. Ontario Medic is an active blog from a Canadian paramedic. Tips, trends, and stories from the trench are all found here.
Highlight: Surviving Nights

19. The Paramedic’s Diary is an accounting of life as a London-based paramedic in diary form, with interesting diversions about gassy booze and local politics thrown in for good measure.

Highlight: Shopping Trip

20. TraumaQueen is written by a paramedic located in Edinburgh. Gay and forthright, he discusses his life in the ambulance and beyond.
Highlight: Christmas Day

21. My ER 24 Blog is a South African blog designed to share information with the media and general populace about the on-going work of the local emergency and rescue teams.
Highlight: Man Falls off Back of Dump Truck is in Critical Condition 

22. Insomnia Medic is the personal blog of paramedic who mostly focuses on stories and insights gained from work.
Highlight: Rules for EMS 

23. Life in the Fast Lane is an Australian and New Zealand focused blog meant to discuss emergency medical care for patients and professionals alike.
Highlight: SMACC after SMACC after SMACC 

Resource Blogs

24. Fit Responder focuses on ways paramedics and other emergency response personnel can keep themselves in strong, healthy shape inside and out through fitness and injury prevention.

Highlight: Exercise and Cancer 

25. EMS 12-Lead is a collaborative blog written from several highly experienced paramedics containing tons of case studies designed to help EMTs improve their knowledge base.
Highlight: 12 year old male CC: Palpitations

26. Droid Medic is a blog that keeps you up to date on all the latest accessories and apps for Androids of use to paramedics and other rescue personnel.
Highlight: EMS Supply Usage 

27. EDU Medic Blog is designed to be a resource for paramedics. It includes product and book reviews, helpful articles, and more.
Highlight: EMS Book Review: Paramedic to the Prince 

28. Every Day EMS Tips is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – useful tips for EMS personnel. You may also encounter product reviews, interviews and profiles of interesting EMS folks, and a smattering of other tidbits.
Highlight: More Driving Lessons Unlearned 

29. Paramedic Blog is a well-designed site containing pictures and stories from the frontline of emergency care.
Highlight: Sudden Death Punch, Decorticate Posturing, Agonal Breathing 

30. Written from a long-time paramedic (in the business since 1978) and paramedic instructor, Paramedic Blog is focused on information useful to other paramedics, with product reviews and helpful information on the state of the industry.

Highlight: Impedance Threshold Device