EMS World Podcasts
Inside the Bronx High-Rise Fire

Inside the Bronx High-Rise Fire

January 21, 2022

The January 9 high-rise fire at the Twin Parks North West Site 4 apartment complex in the Bronx killed 17 people, including eight children, and produced 32 critical patients among the 64 hurt. FDNY Deputy Chief Farooq Muhammad was among the first emergency personnel on scene and commanded the response's medical branch. 

In the latest EMS World original podcast, Muhammad reviews the harrowing experience—the deadliest fire in New York City in three decades—with host Mike McCabe. 

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’These Things We Do, That Others May Live’

’These Things We Do, That Others May Live’

December 28, 2021

As a former Air Force special operations pararescueman who completed a fellowship as an EMS physician and is about to embark on a second board certification in critical care medicine, Michael Lauria cannot be branded an underachiever. Yet attending college and leaving his Connecticut hometown was never in his plans.

To hear him tell it, “Life leads you in very interesting ways.”

Lauria sits down with host Mike McCabe to discuss the parallels between his military service and his present-day passion of advancing EMS as a physician.

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Event Medicine: Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Event Medicine: Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

December 10, 2021

Concerts and mass gatherings are reemerging, but in light of recent tragedies, the planning process for these events has evolved. In this episode Andrew Caruso, president of 503 Safety Consultants and safety officer for the New Jersey EMS Task Force, speaks with EMS World Podcasts host Mike McCabe about how event medicine has changed and how a more comprehensive and integrative planning process is necessary to be fully prepared. 

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Live From the Expo Floor #12: Improving Provider Safety

Live From the Expo Floor #12: Improving Provider Safety

November 25, 2021

Safety in EMS encompasses threats both familiar (needlesticks, lifting injuries) and new (COVID, increasing assaults). Together they're making things really dangerous out there. In the final episode of our "Live From the Expo Floor" podcast series from EMS World Expo 2021, host Mike McCabe talks with Nick Adams, operations chief and head of health and safety for Georgia's Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, about the big threats and how to mitigate them. 

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Critical Comms in Times of Trouble: The Verizon Response Team, Part 2

Critical Comms in Times of Trouble: The Verizon Response Team, Part 2

November 17, 2021

It's easy to take your wireless communications for granted. But when disaster strikes, your comms may fail when you need them most. In the second part of this special two-part podcast, host Mike McCabe speaks with Curtis Mentz, head of the Verizon Response Team, about how his group has helped sustain health and safety operations over the past two challenging years. 

Find Part 1 here. Sponsored by Verizon. 

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Critical Comms in Times of Trouble: The Verizon Response Team, Part 1

Critical Comms in Times of Trouble: The Verizon Response Team, Part 1

November 17, 2021

It's easy to take your wireless communications for granted. But when disaster strikes, your comms may fail when you need them most. In Part 1 of this special two-part podcast, host Mike McCabe speaks with Curtis Mentz, head of the Verizon Response Team, about his squad's capabilities and company's commitment to sustaining mission-critical communications in times of trouble. 

Find Part 2 here. Sponsored by Verizon. 

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Live From the Expo Floor #11: Better Pay

Live From the Expo Floor #11: Better Pay

November 11, 2021

EMS salaries: We all know they're too low. Why is that, and, more important, how can we improve them? In the 11th episode of our "Live From the Expo Floor" podcast series from EMS World Expo 2021, host Mike McCabe talks with Brian LaCroix, FACEP, NRP (ret.), cofounder and CEO of Cambridge Consulting Group and former chief at Allina Health EMS in Minnesota, about living wages in EMS and how to get there. 

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Live From the Expo Floor #10: Online vs. In-Person Education

Live From the Expo Floor #10: Online vs. In-Person Education

November 4, 2021

Virtual learning has taken over our lives—and not all of it's good. If it's here to stay, how can we improve it? In the 10th episode of our "Live From the Expo Floor" podcast series from EMS World Expo 2021, host Mike McCabe talks with veteran EMS educator Bob Matoba about the challenges of educating EMTs and paramedics today. 

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Live From the Expo Floor #9: Tradition vs. Progress

Live From the Expo Floor #9: Tradition vs. Progress

October 28, 2021

Tradition has always been important in the emergency services, but sustaining EMS into the future requires progression away from models of the past. In the ninth installment of our "Live From the Expo Floor" podcast series from EMS World Expo 2021, host Mike McCabe talks with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Division Chief Charles Coyle about some of the new directions EMS has to embrace. 

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Live From the Expo Floor #8: The Future of Critical Care Transport

Live From the Expo Floor #8: The Future of Critical Care Transport

October 21, 2021

What is critical care transport? It depends on whom you ask. In the eighth installment of our "Live From the Expo Floor" podcast series from EMS World Expo 2021, host Mike McCabe talks with critical care expert Kevin Collopy, clinical outcomes and compliance manager for New Hanover Regional Medical Center's AirLink/VitaLink program, about the need for standardization and defining the capabilities of this advanced level of care and transport.  

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