Every EMS Psych Call Needs A Social Worker

… Said no one in EMS ever.

This episode of the show talks about the idea that social workers should be responding to EMS psychiatric calls instead of law enforcement.

Great for LE (we all know they hate those calls anyway). But bad for EMS.

Plus we talk about that age ole topic of EMS pay, provider retention and becoming an EMT or paramedic.

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Back An EMS Hero

I jumped on with Thomas Perkins who is part of the Frontline Heroes Project and we talked about Back An EMS Hero.

This effort is geared to help EMS professionals using a simple method of paying it forward.

Thomas talked about the goals and challenges faced as well as the positive effects of the weekly efforts made so far.

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Tactical Lock Picking | What EMS Should Know

If you ever thought that picking a lock as an EMS professional is something you would never do. This episode so for you.

Pat Watson joins Jim on this episode and talks about tactical lock picking, being prepared and using techniques that can get you access to patients or get YOU out of places without having to breakdown doors or bashing in windows.

Pat is the author of Tactical Lock Picking: A Systemized Approach for Responding to Locked Obstacles During Emergencies this was a very interesting show and I think he really will open your eyes to the benefits of tactical lock picking.

Be sure to check out Pat’s course and get his book over at Unsensored Tactical

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Pat Watson is an author, podcaster, and tactical skills trainer.During his 11 years of service in the US Coast Guard, Pat participated in overseas operations for Counter-Narcotics and Anti-Piracy.In addition to his overseas missions, he’s also served as a local law enforcement officer. 

During operations, Pat started designing his personal tactical skills curriculum. Now he’s on a mission to teach others tactical skills—minus the red tape—on his blog Uncensored Tactical.Learn more at UncensoredTactical.com or on his podcast, Uncensored Tactical.

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Making Mistakes In EMS

Have you ever made a mistake as an EMT or Paramedic? Ever felt burnt out?

This episode of the podcast talks about some of Jim’s and Josh’s mistakes and how Jim avoided burnout many years ago. Plus how mistakes are best handled not if, but when you make them.

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When The Funeral Home Gets The ROSC

This episode of the show talks about the upcoming cuts to EMS by FDNY, the importance of knowing your patients DNA (or not) and the time you pronounced that patient dead but the funeral home got the ROSC credit.

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Why Is Pay In EMS A Surprise?

It seems since COVID started we keep seeing articles and reports by news and social media about how little EMT’s and Paramedics get paid. 

Why is it such a surprise? Looking at NYC and FDNY providers, it was reported that most members have to work 2, 3 or even 4 jobs to pay their bills. 

While the pay in EMS is nothing new to us. This new attention might help with our paychecks. 

But we thought that after 9/11 and it didn’t happen then. 

Check out this episode, we talk about pay but also how we have seen and participated in the multiple job lifestyle. 

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EMS Study Tips | Spinal Trauma

Wrapping up the head and spinal injuries section of the EMS quick study tips series. This video episode covers spinal injuries and the key elements you will often see on your EMT and paramedic.



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The Response To COVID Effects On EMS

After watching a video news article on the FDNY response to EMS members and their struggles with mental health during the COVID 19 Pandemic. We decided to talk about the lack of support that seems to be offered to EMS professionals after events like COVID.

Is this anything new? The mentality of suck it up and keep going seems to be business as usual. But the environments that EMS are facing these days is anything but.

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When Patients Care About Where You Take Them

This was a Facebook Live version of the show and we talk about patients requesting specific hospitals and sick vs, very sick.

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Lights Sirens Action | Actionable Tips For EMS

On episode # “This One” I am joined by Stacee from the popular Lights Sirens Action on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

This was an engaging episode and we talked about giving quick actionable tips for EMS professionals, content production for EMS in social media and the goals that social media producers like myself and Stacee strive for.

Take a listen and be sure to follow Lights Sirens Action on your favorite social media platform by clicking the links below.

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