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.
The ESO EMS Index
Episode 257 is the ESO EMS Index with Brent Myers, Remle Crowe, and Tony Fernandez. We take an inside look at the Index and answer a few questions about the process and what is EMS data? To have the three guests on the podcast for this discussion and to provide their expertise as well as to take a peek into the future of EMS data was an honor. It also gave me a chance to catch up with Brent and Remle as they continue to return to the podcast as regulars.
Episode 256 is Christy Warren. Christy is a retired Fire Captain from the Berkeley (California) Fire Department. She has twenty-five years of service as a professional paramedic, with seventeen years as a professional firefighter. Christy shares her amazing journey with us and her battle with PTSD. Christy talks about her suicidal thoughts and what started her recovery. Christy is candid about her struggles and you want to hear her story. When Christy is not swimming from Alcatraz, Christy is the host of the podcast The Firefighter Deconstructed.
Jeff Kelly and Josh Worth
Episode 255 is Executive Director Jeff Kelly and Chief Josh Worth from Medical Rescue Team South Authority (MRTSA). Both have extensive EMS experience as providers, educators, and leaders, as you will hear in the podcast. Both were born in the Pittsburgh area with strong Western PA EMS ties came to MRTSA in 2021 to bring a new direction to the organization. Jeff and Josh talk about the roles, changes, leadership, and the pride they have in MRTSA. You will also hear how they make a good team leading MRTSA into the future.
Episode 254 is Roy Cox. Roy retired from the City of Pittsburgh EMS after 41 years in 2018. Roy was one of my Training Officers when I was hired by the City of Pittsburgh. We talk about Roy's extraordinary career with the City, a few stories are told, we drop a few names, the importance of EMS education and degrees. Roy talks about surviving a helicopter crash and how being a flight medic ties back to his best friend, his dad.
Episode 253 is Dov Maisel. Dov is the Co-founder & Director of Operations at United Hatzalla of Israel. He is an inventor, innovator, public speaker, podcaster, and expert in disaster management. Dov is making a repeat appearance on Medic2Medic. We catch up and talk about United Hatzalla, and their response to Covid, Surfside Condimuimn collapse, and his new podcast Real Life Rescues on the JEMS platform. I found out Medic2Medic was Dov's first podcast and (you can see the picture on Medic2Medic's FB page) that Dov has the Medic2Medic exclusive mug in his office.
Episode 252 is Steven Nelson. Steven is currently a licensed paramedic with Harris County Emergency Corps, a 911 EMS agency in Houston, Texas, Steven is the author of the article in JEMS "My Experience As a Black Paramedic". After his time as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy, Steven went on to obtain undergraduate degrees in EMS, his master’s degree in healthcare administration, and is currently working towards completing his doctorate. We talk about the article, his Navy career, entrance into EMS, struggles, and how he overcame them. We talk about strategies on how EMS can attract more African Americans into EMS
Listening to this podcast is like going home. I had my EMS beginnings in the south hills of Pittsburgh. So many familiar names among the guests.
Immersive Stories, Brave Heroes
I honestly know nothing about the field of medicine, but this podcast gives me a new level of respect and gratitude for the men and women who are our first responders. Their responsiveness to even the most disturbing experiences is inspiring to hear about. I recommend this podcast for walking your dog or sitting in traffic. These stories will give you a new a way of thinking about these men and women!
I enjoy hearing the personal stories of medics and how their careers evolved.