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Medic2Medic Podcast Celebrates 3 Years of Podcasts

Medic2Medic Podcast celebrated our 3rd-anniversary last week.  Another milestone for the podcast as most new podcasts last about 7 episodes before giving up. This episode is the 157th in the series.   I never thought 3 years ago that there would be 157 episodes and over 42,000 downloads and listens.  I continue to be humble and grateful.  I have […]

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 2 

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 2  In Part 1, I told you that I had attempted in the past to learn more about becoming a living kidney donor. I emailed and called a few places, but never received a response. Then something else came along and I would move on. Today, I am in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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