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My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 4

My Journey of Becoming a Living Kidney Donor: Part 4 Have you ever been a position to make a difference?  Would you help someone in need?  I hope you would jump in to help someone, from learning CPR to giving a dollar to someone who needs it without thinking about it. I have tried to live my […]

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 […]

Medic2Medic Turns 2

On September 17, 2015, a podcast was born and the first episode of Medic2Medic was published. Not on iTunes, not on Soundcloud and definitely not on NPR. It appeared on Facebook and medic2medicpodcast.com. I will be always grateful to Paramedic Greg Edwards from Cary Area EMS for agreeing to be my first guest. The first episodes were […]

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 […]

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 […]

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