December 11, 2014

On behalf of all of us here, “Happy and Healthy Holidays to you and yours!”


We are launching our 2014 Annual Fund Drive with a mailing of our brochure coming to a mailbox near you.  I know we are often inundated with appeals especially at this time of year yet I as...

October 16, 2014

Let’s contemplate changing the name from Emergency Medical Service to Mobile Health Care.  The skill levels of providers from Basic EMT to Advanced EMT to Paramedic are always improving and practice protocols are being expanded to meet these skills.  Providers are capa...

July 31, 2014

Motivations for serving on an Emergency Medical Service vary from person to person yet not a single one fails to mention their desire to help others.  That response may seem archetypal yet is the prime motivator for those to serve in this capacity.  That desire to serv...

June 19, 2014

If asked what the acronym EMS symbolizes, I believe the average person would respond, “Emergency Medical Service(s)” or “Ambulance.”  While the former is correct, the latter is a more restrictive, limiting definition.


What is EMS to McGregor Memorial EMS?  Clearly, our...

May 13, 2014

In the last column, I asked if we can be proactive.  People would likely respond with a resounding “Yes!” yet acting on that response requires significant effort.  We must always ask ourselves, “How can we do it better?”  I’m often asked as to what part of operations d...

March 24, 2014

Can an EMS service deliver more than just emergency care and transport? Can an EMS service be proactive? Can an EMS service be a change agent? Yes on all counts!


The rapidly changing health care and EMS environments require McGregor to remain abreast of changes in prot...

February 6, 2014

If you reside or work in Durham, Lee, Madbury or on the UNH campus and have ever needed our services, it is likely that the McGregor members who cared for you were well trained volunteers.  During a medical emergency, a patient is not in the position to know who is car...

December 25, 2013

Welcome to our newly re-designed website!  Through the efforts of Jason Plumb, Paramedic, Chris Lemelin, Business Manager and EMT-I, and Cathy Meyer, a graphic designer from Lee, this website promises to be easy to use and kept current with information for McGregor mem...

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