EMS Office Hours

Hosted ByJim Hoffman, Josh Knapp & David Brenner

EMS Office Hours is the EMS podcast that discusses various EMS topics. Jim Hoffman is the show lead with his co-hosts Josh Knapp along with David Brenner and they are joined by frequent guest speakers in the EMS industry. Geared for the EMS provider, this show encourages interaction via the blog, email, Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook.

You can contact Jim direct at contact(at) emsofficehours.com.


All Episodes

Trusting Tech In EMS

This episode talks about using medical technology on EMS calls. Whether it’s yours or the patients. The question is “Do you or should you trust the tech?” Take a listen

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.

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 f…

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 ac…

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,

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.

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,

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 CO…

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. Watch it below Listen here Become a Turbo Medic Insider and get even more valuable study resources. It’s free to join here.