Four Things for Friday

Four Things for Friday
1927 Picture of our first motorized ambulance at Cumberland Goodwill, far right. Happy EMS Week!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a great long weekend (after a hopefully-great EMS week!) Keeping it brief is the name of the game right now, since EMS week and memorial day is taking up a bunch of my time.

Social Media Revolution Takes Attention Heist to a New Level

I just talked about being busy and keeping it brief, and quite coincidentally an article on algorithms and the brain rot of the internet age is what I'm leading off with. Read it here, and keep in mind that being an "online" presence is contributing to loneliness and low civic engagement. Check this article out here.

The Surgeon General's Wake-Up Call for Social Networks

I promise this is my last doom/gloom share on social media for a few days. This one, from The Verge, more deeply explores how social media is a public health crisis. Read it here.

Good Samaritan saves two people trapped on a roof during fire in Hallowell

Atoning for sharing so much bad news about Good Samaritans, here is a recent story about one who risked life/limb to save two individuals, but has not yet come forward to be recognized. Either way, this individual's actions lived up to the true spirit of the Good Samaritan. You can find a news report about it here.

Nurse said she was "too old" to do CPR

I'm a bit worried if we're unable to attract people into the public safety fields that this type of story may become the norm. A 62 year old nurse was suspended after failing to attend to a patient in her care in sudden cardiac arrest. There are a lot of nuances, and I think it's more of a shock that not every staff member of a care home in the UK knew how to perform CPR, but you can read about it here.

That's all for now. Only a brief post on Monday, so stay safe and enjoy the weekend if you can!