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.

Take a listen

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Do You Know MRSA?

This week I talk about what MRSA is, how you can get it and more importantly how to avoid getting it.


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Arming EMS | Defensive or Simply Offensive?

This week I had a selection of topics lined up for the show but the first one on whether or not to allow EMS providers to carry weapons like firearms, knives, batons etc. took  over and the listeners seemed pretty passionate about it. Take a listen and be sure to leave your story or comment below.

I also posted links to the other topics we didn’t get to below. Hopefully we will cover them in upcoming episodes.

Show Notes:

Josh Knapp Facebook page
Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic – Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Patients?


EMS Museum post at Rescuing Providence

Copy & Paste post on Federal EMS agency at EMS Patient Perspective

Other links

“Small Talk” in EMS article from Thom Dick

Case Study on Frequent Flyers over at EMS1.com

OBL Dead. Now Is Not The Time To Let Our Guard Down

wmd awareness

Courtesy Steven Kanarian 2011, Safety First 4T's MCI Response

With the recent death of Osama Bin Laden, we can finally relax right? Not so fast, safety is still a long way off. It is still vitally important that we keep our vigilance and maintain our own personal safety as EMS providers. That can be easier said than done. How do you approach potentially high profile assignments? Are you on the alert for secondary devices, potential traps and hazards that may not appear to be “out of place”? Listen to Jim and his guests
Tim Noonan, Josh Knapp and Steven Kanarian during this Office Hours as they talk a little about preparation, following rules and truly keeping safety in the balance.

Show Notes:


Josh Knapp of WANTYNU.com

Tim Noonan the Rogue Medic

Steven Kanarian from ParamedicMastery.com


Greg Frieses Terror Related MCI tips can be found here

The free recorded webcast with Steven Kanarian is located here

FEMA Site – This has various links to more information including online training discussed in the podcast.

Webbased self study course on Emergency Response to Terrorism is here.