Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.
Episode 224 is Graeme Taylor who spent 21 years working in EMS in British Columbia, Canada, and the author of "A Paramedic Tales". The book provides an uncensored look at the life of first responders. Graeme is living in Australia and we discuss how he ended up down under his EMS career, and he shares a few stories from the book.
Episode 223 is Michael Sayre. Michael is the Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and works as an EM Physician at Harborview Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Michael K. Copass Paramedic Training Program at the University of Washington. Our discussion takes us from Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and to Seattle as we explore Michael's path in medicine and EMS. We spend time talking about the Seattle Fire Department, their Paramedic Academy, their response to COVID-19, and the future of EMS.
Episode 222 is Marion Houle. Marion is the Chief of Cary Area EMS and was my replacement when I moved to the Pacific Northwest. Marion is making his second appearance on the podcast. We catch up on how the new position and transition is going? We discuss how things for him are different in his new role. Marion and I during my tenure had many conversations about hockey and football, which we continued during the podcast.
Note: This podcast was recorded prior to Wake County Government's decision to terminate the 911 contract with Cary Area EMS.
Episode 221 is Travis Dierks. Travis is an Emergency Physician out of Spokane WA and the founder of EMSConnect. EMSConnect is an online EMS Education platform that is nationally accredited. Travis is also a Medical Advisor to services in the Spokane area. Travis explains how he goes from Oceanography to Medical School, his first encounters with EMS, as well as few stories from his residency. We talk about EMSConnect's beginning and the success of the platform.
Episode 220 is Matthew Heneghan. Matthew is the author of A Medic's Mind which is an inspiring story of Matthew's resiliency, tenacity, hope, and will to overcome numerous obstacles. The book covers a difficult 2 years of Matthew's life and we discuss these difficulties. Matthew was in the Canadian Army as a medic as his struggles began. After leaving the military he became a civilian Paramedic and the issues continued. We talk about his army and civilian medic career, what caused the obstacles and what led to his successful comeback. Besides being an author, Matthew is a blogger and podcaster and we touch on these adventures as he tells his story.
Episode 219 is Tricia Casey. Tricia is the creator of the STARS Program in 2014 at Rock Township Ambulance District in Jefferson County, MO. The program is so successful that Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital adopted the program and hired Tricia to run the program. What is STARS? Tricia will let us know in our discussion, what the program is dedicated to, and how it was started and grown. I will give you a hint that STARS is kid-based, and Tricia knows first hand why this program for kids is important. Tricia was the 2018 JEMS EMS10 Innovation award for STARS. Tricia is a practicing paramedic in the St. Louis area, and you will her dedication and passion for STARS.