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11/14/2017


SAVVIK SOAKS UP TIME WITH CNN

 

Savvik Buying Group is wrapping up the 2017 conference scene at the American Ambulance Association Annual Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas. This highly anticipated conference will encompass proper hiring, managing, reimbursement development and policy.  Plus, Savvik is on site throughout the show to boast of its elite ambulance bidding program, as well as support its plethora of affordable products and resources.

 

The most exciting part of this show, though, is Savvik’s own Mickey Schulte, Savvik Buying Group Executive Director, introducing the high-profile Keynote Speaker, Mel Robbins.  This leading lady is best known for delivering one of the most popular TEDxTalk’s in the world: “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over”.

 

Robbins is an entrepreneur who owns and operates a multi million-dollar publishing and speaking business. Her phenomenal leadership examples have earned her international attention and the ability to train executive teams at The PGA Tour, Million Dollar Roundtable, PwC, CISCO Systems, YPO, Johnson & Johnson, and Chase Business. Robbins is most known, though, as an award-winning on-air analyst for CNN who drives millions of page views for CNN.com as one of their most prolific opinion writers.  Accolades seem to precede and follow this active social media darling who is recognized as “America’s Outstanding Talk Show Host” by The Gracie Awards, and has hosted original shows for A&E, Fox and Cox Media.  This astounding presenter has appeared as an expert on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Fox News and Good Morning America, is a contributing editor for SUCCESS Magazine, is continually featured in publications like The New York Times and Inc. Magazine.  Savvik is elated to introduce such industry royalty.  Please visit the website at ambulance.org for up to date information on the conference. 

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11/2/2017

 

Savvik Says – You Need Digitcare Gloves

                                             

At EMS World Expo, we talked to Digiticare President Bill Jordan about the latest deal on hand protection for all Savvik members.  Not only is Digiitcare helping you and your agency save money but, remember, when you purchase through the Savvik system, part of the funds are returned to your profession for training and research.

 

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10/17/2017

 

A Buyer’s Guide to the EMS World Expo

 

EMS World Expo is upon us and #SavvikSays make sure you maximize your time while looking for purchasing deals in Las Vegas.  So many vendors to see in between classes, peer meetings and enjoying the city. 

 

As you know, Savvik’s focus is making your life easier.  In that vein, Savvik is making it easy for you to see multiple vendors all in one area over two days.  Many of our key vendors will be available to you in one area. See the schedule below and don’t forget lucky #1310!

But wait! Don’t forget your passport!  All conference attendees will be receiving their “passports” inside their conference bags at registration.  Make sure that you get all of the boxes “stamped” from each of the participating companies.  Once complete, you should drop off your passports at the EMS World booth by end of the day on Thursday to be eligible for the prizes. 

Savvik will have another 50” television available as a prize. 

 

So, make sure you stop by the Savvik booth, #1310 to get your passport stamped, get logged in to our online store AND be sure to come to our vendor meet-up Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

 

See you in Las Vegas!

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10/3/2017

 

“MEMBER LOG-IN FOG” DIMINISHED THANKS TO SAVVIK’S LOG-IN EASE

 

Some desks are covered with yellow stick-it notes with odd sayings like snoopy olives or Florida 1978. Many drawers, and even pockets and purse compartments, have old dog names and street addresses on the back sides of gum wrappers.

 

They are reminders that all are written with good intentions, yet never looked at or used. Savvik is well aware of the member login debacle we all face. So thank Savvik for not only being the leader in affordable and effective products, vendors and supplies within the EMS world, but also for eliminating log-in woes!

 

Now, you can simply click on the upper right-hand corner of the savvik.org home page and enter your information. You will be prompted with your correct credentials to have access to money-saving products and vendors, as well as access to the new online store. Logging into Savvik regularly will allow you consistent access to products, vendors, customers and fellow Emergency Medical Service provider testimonials to enhance and improve your lifestyle.

 

We can also give kudos to Savvik for eliminating the use of too much paper with its no need for post-it notes, thank Savvik for no complaints of clutter and eye sores due to the collage of yellow stick-its around the computer screen, and for giving our 24-hour, racing minds a well needed log-in rest. Make sure to check in with Savvik regularly for all of your EMS needs!

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9/18/2017

 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ARE RECOGNIZED,

APPRECIATED MORE SINCE RECENT WEATHER DISASTERS

 

According to FEMA, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the agency and its Federal partners continue to mobilize personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 21,000 Federal staff are deployed in support of Tropical Storm Harvey response. And this tropical travesty is not only wreaking havoc on buildings, vehicles and people, but weighing heavily on Emergency Medical Services and responders. 

 

According to the latest statistics reported on ABC, state and federal agencies conducted more than 122,300 rescues and evacuations. Those included more than 34,000 by the Texas National Guard and other state military forces and more than 11,000 by the U.S. Coast Guard. In Houston, the police department helped perform more than 5,000 water rescues.

 

These rescues are everyday occurrences and just a day on the job for many EMS workers, but national weather disasters as our country has recently faced, catapult those every day kind of days to heroic moments in time.  Savvik helps by partnering with the products and services that are guaranteed to work best in these times of need.  

 

From software dispatching service upgrades to ambulance part details, coupled with a better fuel efficiency, the EMS products and services have to be state-of-the-art in order for dedicated EMS workers to successfully add to the national statistics bettering this southern catastrophe.  Smart buying, smart supporting, and smart workers help remedy the chaos that has transpired in Florida and Texas in the last months. Savvik offers many prayers to those affected by the recent disasters in these states. 

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9/1/2017                                     CONFERENCE SEASON HELPS SPREAD THE SAVVIK WORD

 

There is nothing more enticing than North Carolina in the fall.  The warm temp days begging for visitors to soak up the sun.  But to Savvik members it is more exciting to visit because it is the North Carolina Association of Rescue & E.M.S., Inc. Convention / Annual Meeting from September 7-9, 2017 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

 

The expected 400 participants will take part in exhibits, workshops, training classes, rescue & EMS competitions, a trade show, and listen to keynote speakers discuss trending industry topics. Savvik will be available to discuss the benefits that set Savvik apart from its competitors: the vast array of vendors, reasonable costs and consistent philanthropy to the industry it supports.

 

Expect resource materials including an up-to-date video detailing Savvik's mission, strengths, and testimonials from those who actively work within the field.  As the video exemplifies the active workers and their valiant efforts, the customer satisfaction is what keeps Savvik thriving.  This is one example of proven and exemplary customer satisfaction. 

 

“It’s a no brainer, by joining Savvik, we’ve definitely saved money on supplies we purchase, plus we get other substantial benefits. They help us tremendously by finding the best prices for what we need, and even helping with delivery of larger items.”

 

As a veteran participant, Savvik will be on hand at the conference to educate about its affiliation with specific vendors, our commitment to customer service and satisfaction, as well as supply choices.  Plus, if the Savvik knowledge isn’t enough, be sure to stop at the Savvik boot for the chance to win a 32” TV. See you at the conference!

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8/22/2017

Pinnacle did not disappoint. Whether it was to learn more of the ins and outs to the industry, to gauge how other leaders are thriving, or for networking capabilities, over 700 vendors and exhibitors experienced how to best catapult from an EMS leader to a healthcare leader.

 

For Savvik, the opportunity to meet vendors who continue to impress the industry was the greatest takeaway.  Featuring an ongoing video of real-life testimonials, from current day EMS and public safety workers, lured interested people to explore Savvik.  ZOLL is a classic example of a Savvik vendor with its leading EMS products like Automated External Defibrillators, Related Equipment, Accessories & Product Upgrades, ALS Monitors / Defibrillators and Automated CPR Devices Related Equipment.  These pieces of equipment are designed to meet today’s protocols while anticipating changing needs in patient care and delivery models. They are designed to maximize care for the everyday situations encountered.

 

Plus, by being a Savvik member, the ZOLL experience is discounted. There is a 32% discount on AED Plus defibrillators and on AED Pro defibrillators, a 25% discount on all accessories and disposables, as well as on product upgrades, and discounts available on multiple unit sales, among other discounts and savings.  ZOLL is focused on helping you improve outcomes with resuscitation and acute critical care technology. Its products and software solutions help EMS and fire fighters, as well as the military, provide life-saving care every day; something Savvik prides itself on. And much like Savvik and its goals, ZOLL delivers technology that advances emergency care and benefits patients at reasonable costs.

 

The relationship with ZOLL continues long after the Pinnacle experience, and the savings and reputable products remain with the Savvik stamp of approval. 

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8/2/2017                                                                       Meeting Of EMS Minds

Pinnacle is here!  It is such a fitting name for the highest point of collaboration among various sectors within the EMS industry. It is not simply a trade show or run of the mill conference detailing all things EMS related.  Starting Monday, August 7, through Friday, August 11, expect seminars, in-depth workshops, presentations, panel discussions, participatory roundtables, and networking events such as meals, special meetings and receptions. The main conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and runs through Thursday evening.

 

EMS chiefs, leaders, administrators, medical directors, managers, educators and innovators all attend Pinnacle and come from systems of all sizes and types, from fire departments and municipal third services, to private, not-for-profit and hospital-based organizations.

 

Savvik attends this epitome of EMS events to better convey its public service and cost effective message.  For instance, and first and foremost, Savvik is dedicated to improving the general wellbeing of the Public Safety industry. Through our vendor partnerships and give-back program, we help your work life balance; while you help your community. And we will proudly display a testimonial based presentation at our booth that best demonstrates the reasons Savvik has been the leader in retail for the EMS industry.

 

According to Anthony Minge, Fitch & Associates partner, Pinnacle provides an intimate setting for leaders, specifically, to discuss and develop the future of the Emergency Medical Services.  With such an evolving and news-making industry, it is important to bring the best and the brightest minds in the EMS industry together in a setting that provides a great experience for learning and networking.

 

“Exhibitors love Pinnacle. Everyone they come in contact with is a decision maker, and we intentionally set a limit on the number of vendors in order to provide ample time for everyone to have meaningful interaction with current and potential customers,” said Minge.

 

Pinnacle will continue to be the hub of education and progression for all Ems attendees this year and years to come.  See you in Florida!

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7/14/2017

Savvik Says is a potent phrase. It's demonstrative and declarative, and that's because Savvik has proven itself as a reputable non-profit company. With over 20 years of cost-effective, world-class buying power experience in the Public Safety sector, Savvik's effectiveness increases with commitment from vendor partners to provide Savvik members with quality products.  That simply means Savvik can proudly 'say anything.'

 

Savvik can say things like enter. Like win. Like repeat!

 

The industry's confidence ignited Savvik's passion to spread the Savvik word with generosity through its Dog Days of Summer Contest.  Through July 31st, over 6,300 members and counting are encouraged to enter to win a $300 credit from Hotel Engine, $500 worth of medical supplies, and a $500 grant from Savvik Buying Group.  Savvik says that three is a charm and encourages participants to register and try to win each day.  

 

Savvik is that committed to making its members aware of what to expect with Savvik's retail credibility. Savvik says to visit the website, enter to win via the short survey and registration, and repeat that process until the last day of July.  Not a bad act to follow! Pass it on! Oops, Savvik Says!

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7/5/2017                                                     ‘SAVVIK SAYS’ THIS BLOG IS A MUST READ

'Savvik says' is reminiscent to that schoolyard role playing during recess in which one of the bossy-pant wearing schoolmates demands that the others execute sometimes difficult tasks; and with no explanation. The eager to learn, but juvenile classmates, follow the lead of  what to do, how to do it, and with no valid reason.

Fast forward to decades later in the world of public safety.  Savvik enters the life-changing public safety industry dedicated to improving the general wellbeing of public safety professionals with valid ways to enhance their professional and personal lives. That competitive drive birthed the catch phrase, 'Savvik Says', which is Savvik's way of making the public safety professional’s life easier from the preferred soap to use, to the state-of-the art machinery needed to thrive as a public service provider.  

Therefore, expect a series of powerful videos based on Savvik's beliefs of necessity to grow in this difficult industry.  'Savvik Says' simplify, which is the quest to find products and tools best suited to make public safety life easier from the start to the end of a shift, day, week, life, etc.  Next, 'Savvik Says' to be impactful as a daily mantra, and to always utilize the training efforts available to continually grow as a provider in any situation.  'Savvik Says' to make changes because anything can happen at any time, and as humans, we are not always ready or prepared for it.  So, changing means to evolve with new technology, and to be full of positive ways to change someone else's life.  And finally, 'Savvik Says' to invest, which is to truly commit to changing lives from our own to those in need.

This blog,'Savvik Says,' will convey each of these riveting messages through blog posts, social media, and the upcoming videos chronicling stories of actual EMS workers, as well as their opinions.  Stay tuned, because 'Savvik Says' validates Savvik's leadership role in this difficult and evolving industry. 

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6/20/2017

Since Savvik is helping public safety professionals, like you, find the right products for your professional and personal life, cost effectively, it was simply fitting to begin a blog called “Savvik Says.” For 20 years, it has been the motto and mission of Savvik to help in any way take care of others; make lives easier.  And that’s what our new blog will do as well.    

The ‘Savvik Says’ blog content will include information pertaining to the launch of the online store, details about products, customers and vendors, as well as Savvik’s take on industry news.  Also expect professional stories that continue to enlighten the public safety community, unique training methods and changes in standards, plus a notice about upcoming conferences. The newly debated use of the term “paramedicine,” the need and use for specific medical supplies and equipment, and training techniques to improve arrival times are just a few possibilities to discuss at length and eventually generate feedback from readers.

 

Twice a month, the “Savvik Says” blog will reflect and support the content executed on the Savvik social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

 

While discussion opportunities are endless, the most anticipated addition to the Savvik brand is the online retail store, making shopping for quality products even more convenient.  In fact, Savvik Says to pay close attention to the box on the homepage to direct users as to where to expect the digital catalog of products.

 

In a world cluttered with competition in attempts to saturate markets, it is refreshing that Savvik has lived up to a standard of quality products and effective prices obtained easily.  That standard has helped Savvik thrive as an industry icon, and build a brand of value.  Consider Savvik Says an extension of that value. 

 

Be sure to check back frequently for the online launch and plan to read Savvik Says for all your industry know-how in the middle and end of each month.

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8/22/2017

Pinnacle did not disappoint. Whether it was to learn more of the ins and outs to the industry, to gauge how other leaders are thriving, or for networking capabilities, over 700 vendors and exhibitors experienced how to best catapult from an EMS leader to a healthcare leader.

 

For Savvik, the opportunity to meet vendors who continue to impress the industry was the greatest takeaway.  Featuring an ongoing video of real-life testimonials, from current day EMS and public safety workers, lured interested people to explore Savvik.  ZOLL is a classic example of a Savvik vendor with its leading EMS products likeAutomated External Defibrillators, Related Equipment, Accessories & Product Upgrades, ALS Monitors / Defibrillators and Automated CPR Devices Related Equipment.  These pieces of equipment aredesigned to meet today’s protocols while anticipating changing needs in patient care and delivery models. They are designed to maximize care for the everyday situations encountered.

 

Plus, by being a Savvik member, the ZOLL experience is discounted. There is a32% discount on AED Plus defibrillators and on AED Pro defibrillators, a 25% discount on all accessories and disposables, as well as on product upgrades, and discounts available on multiple unit sales, among other discounts and savings.  ZOLL is focused on helping you improve outcomes with resuscitation and acute critical care technology. Its products and software solutions help EMS and fire fighters, as well as the military, provide life-saving care every day; something Savvik prides itself on. And much like Savvik and its goals, ZOLL delivers technology that advances emergency care and benefits patients at reasonable costs.

The relationship with ZOLL continues long after the Pinnacle experience, and the savings and reputable products remain with the Savvik stamp of approval.