Author Archives: Steven Cohen

I am Steven Cohen and I the Chief of Cary Area EMS and has been in EMS for 35 years. I am a provider, educator, administrator and now a podcaster. - See more at: http://medic2medicpodcast.fireemsblogs.com/about/#sthash.6Bl0Qbp9.dpuf

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 […]

EMS Podcasts and More

Everyone has a podcast. Doctors, magazines, celebrities, sport figures, DIY experts and true crime professionals to add to the mix. There are lots of EMS based podcasts.  Inside EMS, NAEMSP, Words Off  The Street, Medic Mindset and of course Medic2Medic Podcast to name a few. Our shows have a path, message and topics we like to […]

Alzheimer’s and My Dad

This blog is tough for me as for the past few years my dad has suffered from Alzheimer’s and a few weeks ago we placed him in a Memory Care unit.  No, I am not going about to bore you with stats about this devastating and debilitating disease.. I believe that any family that has […]

It is Time For EMS to Go to the Dogs

Do you ever have one of those days? Nothing is going right, the ambulance breaks down twice, the call volume is high, the Supervisor is asking what is taking you so long to get back in service? Combine all the above with a traffic jam getting home 2 hours after your shift. You walk into […]

Medic2Medic Podcast Goes International

It is the power of email and Social Media that has allowed the podcast to record 3 International podcasts. Two of the podcast have been published, they are Chief Lloyd Parker from Kuwait and Dov Maisel from Israel. The third podcast still in the editing process is Tracy Levesque from Canada. Chief Lloyd Parker: In […]

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