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the Crossover – Ep 56 – Rooms for Shooting

crossoverlogo300In this week’s episode, HM and MC talk about a concept making the rounds in certain circles of the world:

Shoot Up Rooms.

You read that right. Sanctioned rooms staffed with medical types (we hope) to make sure you don’t die whilst cramming poisonous substances into your arm.

They also clear the air about Nalaxone (Narcan) or what the media would like you to believe is an antidote for heroine.  Here’s a shocker: It’s not.  Listen in to find out why.

It may not happen as often as you’d think, but on this, the guys land on the same side of the subject.

Tune in to see if it’s a good idea or a not!



the Ballad of Big Dave

My father, the Angry Captain, and our family is having a rough year.  Just over a year ago my grandmother, his mother, died suddenly from an apparent stroke. All 5 children, scattered to the ends of America, were able to reassemble before her passing and I had the honor of being there in the hospital […]

the Crossover Episode 55 – Text me Bro

In this week’s episode, HM and MC talk about new possible tech in NYC that would allow officers investigating collisions to determine if involved parties were using their cell phone immediately preceding the collision. Should we be worried about violations of a little thing called the Fourth Amendment? HM and MC have a little fun and go […]

Why vs How and Book vs Street

As of today the argument that street smarts outweighs learning from a book will be officially retired.  At the same time, the demand for an Associates degree before hitting the streets will also be retired. Why? Because one can not succeed without the other.  We all agree this is true and for years have been […]

A Mother’s Day Crossover Show

I know what you’re thinking. “Those guys drink and swear all the time, would their mother actually attend?” We had MC’s mom in studio not long ago and she did not disappoint! It seems the ego didn’t fall far from the tree because she has insisted on being #MCsMom. No mystery where he gets it, […]

Dear Valencia County Fire Chiefs

Are you Fracking kidding me? I hope you have google alert installed so you can see this: Steven Gonzales, Nicholas Moya, Casey Davis of the Valencia County NM Fire Department. You went to FDIC clearly to have a good time, as evidenced by the inappropriate photos that have surfaced of you and scantily clad women […]

Dear Random Township Fire Department at FDIC

I enjoy FDIC.   I enjoy the random mix of folks you meet.  For example, I met the Director of Training of the Tokyo Fire Brigade just moments before having a pint with member of FDNY’s 27 Truck.  You meet all kinds. All kinds. Positive…and the random township firefighters, this year’s “bad apples.” I have […]

the Crossover Show – ep 50 – Revenge of the Vine Stars

In episode 1 of our Vine Stars interview we talked with Mike the Cop and Officer Daniels about what it takes to navigate sharing media in the modern age.   HM and MC want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you that have tuned in to check out The Crossover Show…and of […]

Strippers and Cocaine need your help

I few years back I had an interesting call where a stripper was paid in cocaine at a party and, well, things went the way you think they might. After writing about it my little website landed on the first page on Google for “Strippers and Cocaine.” Mom was so proud. Then came the movie […]

Educational Standards in EMS

I was in a Facebook back and forth (don’t you just love those) with some EMS leaders not long ago and we got onto the topic of higher education in EMS. “Of course we need to raise the standards, but how do we sell it to the masses who won’t get it?” The conversation wandered […]

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