Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 2 EMS Today Conference

Today (well, Friday) was the 3rd annual cook off for the Conference. Double D and his team didn't win but that's OK because they will always hold the first title of Champions for the 1st cook off 3 years ago. Plus, there is always next year! This year was difficult anyway because the ingredients that had to be included were tofu, green beans, orange marmalade, and french bread which has to be made into 1 dish. It doesn't help that alcohol is not allowed but people use it anyway and get away with it. Rules are placed but not enforced. Oh well, what can you do? Besides, they have fun with it.  They made a Tofu Burger with Green Bean Fries and a Green Bean Corn Salad.  

After the cook off, we walked around the exhibit hall for a little bit.   I grabbed a few cool pens - a bone pen, a syringe pen, and a light up pen!  Double D grabbed up information to take back to his company on various products.

They had a system at one of the booths for a medical alert bracelet that is similar to the ICEDot system I posted last year.  It's basically a code that is put on your typical Medic alert bracelet, necklace, etc that responders can use to get your medical info, and even doses, and get permission from a doctor. While that's great for people with a medical condition, it leaves the rest of us that are healthy out.  Again, I love the ICEDot program because you don't have to have a medical condition to be able to have emergency information accessible, plus the medic alert program costs $45 for the patient.  There is no cost for ICEDot, unless you want the bracelet or crash sensor, etc.

The vests in the picture above are cooling vests for cooling down firefighters.  I wouldn't mind one for myself to cool me down in the summer!! ;)

After walking around the exhibit hall of vendors, we headed to Madame Tussaud's Wax museum.  If you've never been there, you have to go!! The wax celebrities were SO life like!!  I was truly amazed!! I even got my picture taken with Johnny Depp!!! lol

Dwayne Johnson "The Rock"
Leonardo DiCaprio

Johnny Depp
Tom Cruise
All in all, this years conference wasn't as great as last years.  There didn't seem to be as many vendors.  Plus, DC is so busy, and expensive, it makes it hard to get around and be able to stay for cheap.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Day 1 of the EMS Today conference

Well, we arrived safely in DC.  Our hotel room is pretty nice we stayed at the District Hotel on Rhode Island.  It is pretty close to the convention center and was a good price.  We got checked into the EMS Conference today and got our badges, then headed to Phillips, an all you can eat seafood buffet. and OH MY was it good!!!  I stuffed myself with crab legs because they were so good!!

Tomorrow is the cook off that Double D and his team are competing in....wish them luck!  I'll post more pics from the conference for you all tomorrow, but for now I will leave you with this appetizing picture!!!