EMS Today

News, updates and commentary on the world of emergency medical services.

News, updates and commentary on the world of emergency medical services.


All Episodes

Anytime, Anyplace and Anywhere

Welcome to Real Life Rescues, a podcast that goes behind the scenes and takes an in-depth look into the operational and personal accounts of EMS first responders from Israel’s largest fully volunteer EMS provider United Hatzalah. The podcast is hosted by…

McKee Somerville

Sponsored by: MEDLITE® First in First Response
McKee Somerville shares her story about insecurities about entering EMS later in life, balancing motherhood, going through a divorce and pausing and restarting paramedic school.
“It was really hard when the …

Cynthia Rickert

Sponsored by: MEDLITE® First in First Response
Newly retired San Francisco (CA) Fire Department Lt. Cynthia Ricker reflects on her 27-year career and talks about why she chose to retire. She explores how she sustained a long career with calls she still c…

The Real and Opportunity Costs of Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Health

Sponsored by: MEDLITE® First in First Response
Jonathon Feit and James McLaughlin talk about the real and opportunity costs of community paramedicine/mobile integrated health.

Accountability and Leadership Retention

Sponsored by MEDLITE® First in First Response 
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Ryan Thorne, founder and CEO of Thorne Ambulance Service, talks about accountability, leadership retention and more.

Assumptions, Gut Reactions and Common Sense

In this episode, we delve into the mistakes that can be made by making assumptions out there in the field. Everything from assuming that we received the correct information as a dispatcher or first responder from the person calling for help, to assuming …

Healing from Trauma

Firefighter-Paramedic Ryan Woodard-Fire Paramedic talks about traumatic events and how to heal from trauma.

The Role Pharmacists Play in Mobile Integrated Health

Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, CPh, joins the conversation on improving patient care while expanding the role pharmacists play in mobile integrated health and EMS. She provides actionable insight for EMS systems and educators.

The Pandemic of Violence Against First Responders

Welcome to Real Life Rescues, a podcast that goes behind the scenes and takes an in-depth look into the operational and personal accounts of EMS first responders from Israel’s largest fully volunteer EMS provider United Hatzalah. The podcast is hosted by…