Medic2Medic Turns 2

On September 17, 2015, a podcast was born and the first episode of Medic2Medic was published. Not on iTunes, not on Soundcloud and definitely not on NPR. It appeared on Facebook and medic2medicpodcast.com. I will be always grateful to Paramedic Greg Edwards from Cary Area EMS for agreeing to be my first guest. The first episodes were […]

Emergency!: The Reboot

Hawaii 5-O , Will and Grace and other TV shows have made comebacks. Is it time for Emergency! to be rebooted? What would it look like? Who would be the stars? Would the stars be unknown or well known?  All good questions. Then the last question is why remake the classic show, which lots of […]

EMS Conferences: Time to Embrace Podcasting

Disclaimer: My presentation submission has been rejected once again both nationally and  at the State EMS confernces. I have gotten used to the rejection emails from conferences. I keep trying as ‘failure is not an option”(quote from the cult movie Joe Dirt). Though sometimes I wonder if EMS conference selection committees miss the boat or […]

SSM: Back to The Future.

Jack Stout defines System Status Management (SSM) as the art and science of matching the production capacity of an EMS system to the changing patterns of demands placed upon a system. SSM allows a system to manage resources appropriately, prepare for the best response to the next call, and allows a system to operate at […]

Do You Need a Masters Degree to be a Chief?

I know this blog entry might upset some of my colleagues with advanced degrees. Maybe I am jealous that I don’t have an advance degree (I have BS and I am glad I have it). It took me 14 years to achieve my undergraduate degree from Hahnemann University, now Drexel and I am very proud that […]

How Do We help Our Public Safety Family?

Over the past couple of weeks, our public safety family has lost more members of our profession to suicide. JEMS, EMS1 and other EMS outlets continue to report these unfortunate and preventable suicides. Why are we missing the signs? Why is this happening? A survey conducted of 4,000 first responders found that 6.6 percent had attempted […]

The Driverless Ambulance

If you are flying, would you be ok with a pilotless cockpit?  Think about that for a few seconds.  Listen Uber, Lyft,  General Motors and Ford are testing driverless cars. We have cars that back up by themselves and of course we have airplanes that fly on autopilot. How would you feel if you were […]

Does EMS Need Surge Pricing?

I returned from my daughter’s college graduation a few weeks ago (proud father) and started to think about the weekend. It was great and we had a wonderful time.  We arrived a day earlier and checked into our hotel. The rate for that night was reasonable at $169. The next night it jumped to $309. […]

Cary Area EMS Launches New Autism Awareness Sticker Program

Cary Area Emergency Medical Services is known for their community outreach. The organization is created a Free Flu Clinic, which has vaccinated over 5,000 people since the program started and the 11th Citizens’ Academy finished up in April. Cary Area EMS launched a new community outreach program on Monday. It is an Autism Awareness Program […]

Medic2Medic Hits 100

Medic2Medic Podcast published it’s 100th episode on Sunday. The episode is called City of Pittsburgh EMS Old Timers Podcast. The City of Pittsburgh hired me in 1983 and gave me a great foundation and taught me how to be a Paramedic. I worked with great people who took the time to teach me and also allowed […]

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