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

When EMS Response Overrides COVID-19 Dangers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Dangers to EMS professionals increase, protocols for our response keep changing and the personal decision to potential exposure is becoming a reality some may not be able to ignore. EMS provider age,

It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to patients. While there is nothing wrong with that.

How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

The spread and handling of Coronavirus patients and potential threat to providers is a serious and real. This episode highlights other coronavirus contacts and how EMS sometimes has to deal with this element of the job.

EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

Quick podcast for EMT and paramedic students. Great tips on surviving ambulance rotations. Ideas on how to get the most from your experience.   Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide. Its a FREE download here.  

The Closing Of An Ambulance Service | MONOC

After over 40 years of providing EMS services in NJ. MONOC is closing it’s doors. You can read the official reasons behind this here.   This episode I am joined by Michael Welsh. Make is a long time employee at MONOC and he gives his take on the closin…

Trying To Make Sense Of Community Paramedics

This week the crew talks about community paramedic programs. Do they work, are they for EMS and is there a better approach to handling 911 overload? What’s your take?       Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide. Its a FREE download here.

Who Drives Your Ambulance?

During this lively episode Jim, Dave and Josh discuss EMS staffing with an EMT/Driver, an EMS first as a new EMT and touch on effective CPR compression/depth ratio. Yeah this one was a little scattered but hey, thats why it’s called Office Hours.

EMS Firsts | Help By Sharing

This episode is the beginning of a series of shows focused on EMS firsts. I hope to get more engagement as we go forward and get other EMS professionals on to share their stories of calls, partners, skills and exams.

The Fine Line Of EMS Humor

OK, with a recent focus on a “sick & twisted” EMS Facebook page by local news, EMS sites and other pages. I decided to get on with Josh and talk about the dark humor in EMS. While the Facebook page in question may have gone a bit too far.