LastÂ September I decided to start a new adventure called Medic2Medic Podcast. Â The first year is completed.Â l have learned a great deal about people, podcasting and interviewing to name a few of the things. Â I have also met some really cool people in the EMS world and got a chance to learn about their humble beginnings in EMS. My guests have been very gracious of their time, knowledge and willingness to come on the podcast.Â The show would not be successful without my guests. They have been awesome (I have more great guest coming up) as they have shared their stories, wisdom and time.Â For that I will be forever thankfulÂ I hope the second year will be just as great or even greater.
A few highlights and thanks:
- 64 published episodes on medic2medicpodcast.com, Spreaker.com, iTunes and Stitcher.
- Closing in on 10k downloads.Â
- 3,800 followers on Spreaker.com and those loyalÂ followers on Twitter.
- Thanks to my listeners.
- Thanks to my family for their support.
- Thanks to Cary Area EMS for their support.
- Thanks to Randolph Mantooth for coming on the show and making this paramedic so happy.Â
- Thanks to JEMS, Fire/EMS Blogs, EMS1.com for promoting the podcast.
With all that said Episode 64 is Sergeant Eric Sweden from the Raleigh Police Department. We talk about the training he did for the Wake County EMS System regarding verbal judo. Before we get to that topic we banter about his beginnings in public safety. Sgt Sweden was a firefighter, EMT and Paramedic. Our other topics include violence to EMS providers, we touch on ballistic vests and a few pointers on how to deescalate a scene and safety for EMS providers.
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