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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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