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

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 […]

A Story You Don’t Want To Miss: Medic2Medic Podcast Episode 76

I had the honor to talk to Daniel Mills a few weeks back.  Daniel is the founder of 911 Buddy Check.  911 Buddy Check is an avenue for 911 providers to check in or reach out for help dealing with things they see everyday. 911 Buddy Check goes deep into the broken culture of  the “Tough […]

The FBI and EMS

I am not sure how many of you remember the television show “The FBI”, a Quinn Martin Production . This was an action show on ABC that started in 1965 and ran until 1974. If I recall it was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.  Wikipedia also states that the American Tobacco Company was a […]

Customer Service: It Only Takes One!

American Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, EMS and Customer Service I bet that you never would see the above words used together. This story is about ownership and problem solving and that is what we do every day in EMS. This story is about the adventure with American Airlines and Royal Caribbean and their customer service […]

David Page Research Maven is Number 71 on the Podcast

 David Page, MS, NRP, is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA and field paramedic with Allina EMS in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He is my guest this week on Medic2Medic Podcast. Besides being a Paramedic and educator, he has a monthly research review column in JEMS. David is the editor in […]

Medic2Medic Podcast Hits 10,000 Downloads

On October 10, 2016 this small podcast reached 10,000 downloads. This is an unbelievable (believable) achievement for me and the podcast. A big thank you to my listeners and a special thanks to my guests. During the first year of the podcast listeners heard from providers telling their stories about how they got into this great […]

A Special Pink Episode of Medic2Medic Podcast

Back in April, Medic2Medic Podcast Blog published a post tiltled Cancer Invades Cary Area EMS. (http://medic2medicpodcast.fireemsblogs.com/2016/04/07/cancer-invades-cary-area-ems/).  I am proud to say here is a follow up to the blog plus a podcast. Today marks the one year anniversary of Cary Area EMS’s Division Chief Tammy Patton learning her diagnosis of breast cancer. Tammy is doing well and […]

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