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Has Video Killed the Radio Star?! Dispatch centers tracking the wrong things? Does your confidence exceed your abilities around the homestead? This post is about fentanyl so you shouldn’t read it, you’ll OD Off-duty: Intervene or Be a Witness? Mass Shootings in a Small Town: What are Your Resources? #TapTapTime: The Latest Trending Topic Police Responsible for Ambulance Bills on College Campus? The Spooktacular Episode “I’m out of ideas” Advanced Airway Seminar HM on Medic 2 Medic Podcast Respond to the Rollover – Tales from the Interwebs Hazards we can most certainly remove Witty Banter with the Unaware – Volume 3324 the Crossover Ep 125 – Who Gives Two Sh*ts Why Giving Two Shits About a Patient is Not a Bad Thing the Crossover Episode 122 – Annual Kilted Show! Things keep getting worse for Cop who likes arresting Nurses My Beautiful Blue Eyes The Seizure Patient 500 – An EMS Race Crossover Podcast – Ep 116 – That’s Not Why we Have Cameras, Gary …for the head injury, PD on scene Crossover Podcast ep 113 – Middletown Ohio or Deathville USA? the Crossover Ep 112 – Are you a good hair boss or a bad hair boss? Stop Responding for Overdoses? Sign Me Up! Yup. Still Barfing I Heard You, She Heard You, the Baby Heard You Is there a Doctor on board? the Crossover Podcast – Ep 111 – Paramedic Perv Reporter Unclear of Aircraft EMS Operations The new rigs are here! the Crossover Show – Ep 110 – Do You Poop Where You Eat? What to do for an allergic reaction…or not The Last Shift of the Lost Cause The Crossover Show – ep 109 – Is that Cocaine or Anthrax? How to respond when your spouse tells you to be safe at work Always, In Service – EMS Week 2017 Lost Cause gets cocky FDIC 2017 – Structural Response to Aviation Incidents: Engine Company Operations I Got Lost Going to a Call – So I made sure everyone knew about it Crossover Podcast Ep 102 Mrs Happy Medic and Mike the Cop Arby’s Roast Beef Ad angers EMTs, not sure why Strippers and Cocaine watch – 2017 Seizures! Seizures Everywhere! Nothing is certain except death and taxes. I can help you with both What to do when the powers that be – just can’t. Episode 99 the Crossover Ep 98 – Off Duty and Fancy Free NO is Never Easy to Hear Ohio Cop vs Ambulance Crew Member on Video – Crossover Show Investigates! An MCI With Wings: Aviation Incidents EMS Today 2017 First in Ambulance MCI at EMS Today 2017 Crossover Show Learns How to Take a Joke To Haul or Not to Haul – Should the Complexity of a Refusal Influence Transport? Crossover Show – Ep 91 – ACLU cameras Tip of the Helmet – Bj’s Brewhouse the Crossover Show – Episode Eighty Eight Eminence Based Medicine If You Don’t Give Him Insulin He’s Going to Die Lost Cause Strikes Again the Crossover Podcast – Ep 85 – Florida Cry Baby “I Can’t Breathe!” you keep using those words… the Crossover Show – 84 – TN Bus Crash Happy 150th Anniversary San Francisco Fire Department! Thank You For Your Service? A Complete Secondary Assessment the Crossover Episode 81 – Let’s Talk Politics! Aircraft skids off runway, rescue task force ill equipped Crossover Show – Ep 79 – Do we need so much active shooter training? How to Ignore Everyone in the Room: Be an Intern Your Meme is Bad and You’re Not One of Us Anymore Goodbye tarps, I never loved you The Crossover Episode 76 – Flashback to the Beginning You found me how? Less CSI, More Columbo EMS Festival Standby – You can’t just park a car there the Crossover Show Ep 72 – Florida EMT photo game A&O vs able to make decisions Kilted to Kick Cancer Cops vs Firemen Writer calls for Medics to risk more in shootings, misses the target What’s with the French? the Crossover – Ep 69 – Twelve Ninety Désolé the Crossover Show – Ep 67 – Traffic Stops and Profiling Actually, Officer, No. It Really isn’t that hard to try When Patients Don’t Play by the Old Rules Letters in the File – Oklaloosa Selfies the Crossover Podcast – Ep 64 – Turning Passion into Retirement Why Pokemon GO is so much like EMS Us Against Us Apathy is worse than absence So Now I’m Back! Changes are a-comin’ The Sounds of Silence I know that feel, Bro TCS – Ep 59 – SHOOT HIM! CISD with OK GO part VI the Crossover – Ep 56 – Rooms for Shooting the Ballad of Big Dave the Crossover Episode 55 – Text me Bro

The following is an exchange between rescuers and a middle aged man. The names have been changed to protect my sanity. THE EMERGENCY Happy Medic (HM)- “Hi down there”Momma’s Boy (MB)- “Hello” Odor of alcoholHM – “What happened? Did you fall down the stairs?”MB – “No, I was told to lay down by my orthopedic […]

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An odd chemical smell in your home can be scary. Almost as scary as the cause. THE EMERGENCYResidents are noticing a foul chemical odor in their home and have been given instructions to evacuate and await rescuers. THE ACTIONArriving on the scene units note there is a slight smell in the entryway and there is […]

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Potentially life threatening, unconsciousness can be caused by a variety of conditions from the basic exertion (sleeping) to the dead (dead). So what does it mean when our unconscious patient waves us down? THE EMERGENCYDispatch reports a woman has called and says that her elderly sister is unconscious, but breathing. Racing to the scene we […]

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A friend in the business passes along the following tale from another part of the country: THE EMERGENCY We were called to the local convenience store by PD for a person, identifying themselves as female, in labor. Our patient makes a beeline for the truck and attempts to enter the rescue before we stop. The […]

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Lives could be at risk! Red lights and sirens, opposing oncoming traffic, weaving here and there and we arrive to find…where did everyone go? THE EMERGENCY A cell phone caller has taken time out of their busy day to report a traffic accident at a busy intersection. Multiple vehicles involved, one person appears trapped. Sounds […]

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One of the more vague complaints asiode from “I have a headache” or “I feel tired.” We were dispatched to a very busy section of the financial district around 9 AM as we were already overdue for shift change. the call came from a pay phone, telling us it was likely of of the area’s […]

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Oh goody! A citizen has called reporting a smoke detector has been activated, which usually means there is smoke somewhere. Or steam, or bacon grease, or someone is refinishing the floors…well it can mean something, sometimes. THE EMERGENCYA local resident has called 911 to report that the smoke detector in the unit below them is […]

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Another run in the middle of the night to a local residence hotel. You know the kind of place. Seedy part of town, lobby looks like a garbage sorting station, complete with dirty employees. We rarely carry equipment without a plan on never putting it down and cringe about having to clean our boots afterwards. […]

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2 AM, my favorite time to get a call. Mainly because 1 out of 10 actually need us, the odds are far better at night that something is wrong. So when the call comes in that someone is not alert, I often rub my eyes, roll out of bed and realize: “I’m not alert either, […]

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