You never hear a paramedic yell “yeah, its a holiday weekend!” Holidays simply don’t have the same meaning to the people who work in EMS than they do to the rest of humanity. But, hey, we are human too. To paraphrase Shakespeare in Act 3 of The ‘Medic’ of Venice, “if you lacerate us, do we not hemorrhage?”
Besides bleeding, one of the other things we have in common with the rest of the public is that we love a good deal. However, many of us will be working at some point during this Thursday’s celebration of gratitude for the things we have (and the day after which celebrates bargains on the things we don’t yet have.) So, I have searched for a few of the specials that you can grab this week even if you are working “on the bus” this Friday.
Dixie EMS Supply is having a Tactical Black Friday Sale on lots of fun things like tourniquets, bandages, shears and more. Chief Supply is offering discounts all week on boots, gloves, and duty gear. But most importantly, JEMS is offering an unprecedented discount on training, knowledge, and networking with your peers. Until midnight on Sunday, November 29, you can save an additional $75 on top of the Early Bird Discount of $100 for either a GOLD or SILVER pass to the EMS Today conference. The event for this coming year will be held in Baltimore on February 25-27. You don’t even need to leave your house (or ambulance post) to save money with this deal. Simply register for the conference and enter the promo code: BLACKFRIDAY.
If you miss the Sunday deadline, don’t worry, you can still save $100 through January and also be registered for a monthly drawing during November and December for an iPad Mini – but only if you register by using the promo code: HPEMS.
I hope to meet you in Baltimore! But if you know of any further deals offered this week that would be of interest to medics, feel free to add it in the comments below. Enjoy the holidays!