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

Lights Sirens Action | Actionable Tips For EMS

On episode # “This One” I am joined by Stacee from the popular Lights Sirens Action on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. This was an engaging episode and we talked about giving quick actionable tips for EMS professionals,

EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together. This was a great show I am sure you will enjoy.

What Is The New Normal For EMS?

As the pandemic curve begins to flatten. We have to consider all that has changed for EMS during the crisis and what will be the new normal for EMS going forward the next few months and beyond. Will it be back to business as usual or will some elements…

When Protocols Get Ignored | FDNY vs. NYS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, NYS Department of Health EMS put a new protocol out on the triage, treatment and transport of Cardiac Arrest Patients. NYC FDNY then over ruled the protocol. Why? The NYS guideline is geared toward EMS provider safety and …

COVID and Beyond | Changes To EMS Protocols

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The stress on EMS agencies keeps growing. Especially in hot areas like NY and NJ. Dr Ken Lavelle who is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Instructor and Medical Director for several agencies in NJ and PA,

Adding More EMS To COVID-19 Response

With the healthcare profession under siege from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more professionals providing care now. But what is the best way to get providers out into the workforce? The NREMT made an attempt to get new providers out there but maybe j…

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.