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PASSING OF MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBER PAUL W. SMITH
With deepest regrets we inform you of the death of Paul W. Smith a former Board Member of the National EMS Museum. In keeping with his lifetime of contributions to EMS, his family has requested that in leiu of flowers that donations be made to the National EMS Museum.
Paul often humbly stated "those of us that achieve and contribute to the betterment of EMS stand on the shoulders of many that came before us". His dedication to the establishment and growth of the Museum was one way of his seeing that we not forget our past, and those that gave so much. Many of us now stand on his shoulders. Through EMS educational design and curricula development, his influence on national committees and in State and National Government and task force leadership roles has contributed to the integrity of comprehensive EMS Systems in Connecticut and the Nation.
Paul invested almost 20 years of service as Chief of the Educational and Training Section at the Office of Emergency Medical Services. During that time, his contribution to EMS education, planning, training and quality control was notable and extraordinary. In his capacity as Section Chief, he was responsible for the curricula development and certification and authorization of EMS instructors. In addition, Mr. Smith served as the technical consultant for educational institutions, instructors, industry, governmental agencies, and medical institutions. Nationally, Mr. Smith as a founding member, chaired the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators Inc. His insight and knowledge did much to shape EMS education and make the National Council of EMS Training Coordinators a relevant and influential organization for many years.
Additionally he worked in a leadership capacity on National 1994 EMT Basic and Refresher Transitional Task Force, as well as the Training Committee of the New England Council for Emergency Medical Services, Inc. A mentor to many in the EMS community, providing counsel and assistance to scores of EMS organizations throughout the state and nation setting high standards for education and training, Paul is a published expert in the field of EMS. He has received dozens of awards for his lifetime achievements in the field of EMS education. Paul served on the Board of the National EMS Museum until recently stepping down due to health issues.
As one longtime friend stated" Our loss is heaven’s gain. A new “Star of Life” is shining brightly in the heavens. We clearly feel that those words best describe the feelings of most all who knew and worked with him. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed via www.bailey-funeralhome.com
Lou Jordan, Vice President
DAYS BEHIND THE GONG - RECALLED BY EX-AMBULANCE SURGEON OF BROOKLYN
- June 1906
The writer served for nearly four months as ambulance surgeon in one of our large hospitals in Greater New York, and during that time enjoyed many interesting experiences. Occasionally in the daily press the ambulance surgeon's life is described as a hard one, weighed down by scenes of woe and violence, joyless, hopeless; until the reader has a mental picture of a haggard, lined, prematurely aged face, peering out beneath a tarnished cap, and two trembling hands mechanically performing their task until the day when their owner may join the house staff again. Well, it is hard when the surgeon crawls into bed at "Doctor, the Fifty-seventh precinct, in a hurry," and his roommate turns over "been there."
Hard the life is, and strenuous, yet I never spent happier days than when I rode behind "Babe," the big bay horse. There is a charm and uncertainty about the life that must appeal to any man with a spark of imagination in his cosmos -- one knows not whether at the end of the run is an Italian laborer with a gashed thumb, who will weep hysterically as a couple of sutures are placed, or a man mangled by machinery, with a limb torn off, or a gaping wound in the skull. More
The Museum is looking to obtain a Datascope 850 Monitor and a Datascope MD/2 Monitor/Defibrillator. If anyone has one they would consider parting with, please contact the Museum through the CONTACT LINK. They will be utilized for a special project guaranteed to please.
THE EMS MUSEUM STORE HAS EXPANDED
To better serve our members and visitors, we have greatly expanded our Museum Store product line.
Please take the time to drop in and look at all we now offer. Just click on the Store link on the Museum home page.
Now you can order your textbooks, apparel, such as tee shirts, polos and embroidered items, and many other must have items. Choose from over 4000 items. Categories are all listed on the left. Look around and see all that is availible.
Why shop at the Museum Store? What's in it for me? In addition to the fact that you get great products at great prices, you will get fast dependable service through our secure ordering process from the partnered company with over 35 years experience.
How does it help the National EMS Museum? When items are purchased the Museum receives a commission for every sale.
Your costs are not inflated as happens elsewhere, the commission comes as a donation from the Museum fulfillment company and is used to meet the costs of maintaining the web site, and shipping and displaying artifacts at conferences and State EMS programs.
Your National EMS Museum needs your support and the easiest way you can help is by purchasing products through the Museum Store. it costs you nothing and it provides support for the Museum.
REMEMBER.... YOU MUST enter the store through the MUSEUM STORE LINK in order to have your donation credited to the Museum