EMS Garage Episode 191: Will the Real Jim Page Please Stand up!

This week we discuss who Jim Page was and if there will ever be another person like him in EMS. Jim was a great guy. Sadly I never got the opportunity to meet him. Several on our show did and recall the man that was Jim Page. Then we will discuss who is that next person.

First we talk about the big story of the WEEK! Envision AMR acquiring Rural Metro.

Chris Montera

Raphael Barishansky
Jamie Davis
Corinne Flammer
Art Hsieh

EMS Garage Episode 190: Provider Mental Health What are we afraid of?

This week’s episode represents the best of what we can bring. This I consider one of the finest episodes we have ever given you on the EMS Garage. It is about each of us and our struggle. Please listen and know that we are here for you. Mental health in EMS. What we are afraid to say.

Stories from EMS Garage courtesy of EMS1.com
Stress causing mental health issues
Host: Chris Montera @geekymedic
William Toon
Sam Bradley
Sean Eddy
Monique Rose
Kurtis Cummings
Kristen Cummings

911 Peer Support Group
The Code Green Campaign

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EMS Garage Episode 189: Ferno 2020 International Vision

In this episode A.J. Heightman Editor-in-Chief of JEMS talks with Industry leaders about Ferno and Vision 2020 with an international perspective.

See the videos and more on https://www.youtube.com/user/fernoems
Bruce Farr – Toronto EMS
Jon Ellis – Ferno UK
Justin Wand, SE Coast Ambulance Service NHS

EMS Garage Episode 188: The EMS Compass

This week on the Garage we talk with Ray, Nick and Scott about the EMS Compass project, and what national performance measures mean to you on the street. Oh and we’re back with our humor and enlightened ideas of how EMS should really be operated.


Host: Chris Montera

Nick Nudell
Raphael Barishansky
Scott Kier

EMS Garage Episode 187: FDIC Featuring Ferno Vision 2020 International Perspective

Recording from the FDIC conference 2015 Host Chris Montera is joined by 2 guests with an international perspective on ambulance design and safety.

Mike McCart, Deputy Chief Pulaski County EMS
Justin Wand, SE Coast Ambulance Service NHS

EMS Garage Episode 186: FDIC Featuring Ferno Vision 2020 Safety

In this episode A.J. Heightman Editor-in-Chief of JEMS talks with Industry leaders about Ferno and Vision 2020 See the videos and more on https://www.youtube.com/user/fernoems.

Joining AJ is a great list of panelists.

Mike McCart, Deputy Chief, Pulaski County EMS
Steve Rowland, Sales Manager
Tim Schroeder, Director of Ambulance Systems

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EMS Garage Episode 185: EMS in the New Decade

One of the most controversial topics in the world of EMS today is whether or not we should arm EMTs and paramedics or rather, should we allow those who possess conceiled carry permits carry on the job?  And furthermore, in whose hands should this decision rest in?  Lawmakers?  Department leaders?  The individual?

This week, Scott turns over the podcast to the Geekymedic Chris Montera and Sean Eddy which allows the pair to engage in a spirited debate on the utlimate question: should we arm them?

Also, stay tuned after the closing music for a little nugget from the cutting room floor. . .

EMS Garage Episode 184: EMS Today Finale

In this finale episode from EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, EMS Garage host Chris Montera is joined by MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic for their conference wrap-up finale episode. In this episode they each pick a product innovator for the show and also talk about what they hope to see at the next conference from the folks at JEMS and PennWell.

Among the product picks are two British products moving to the US from UK EMS services. First, Jamie has on the Mangar Elk, an airbag based patient lifting device to save EMS provider’s backs from lifting and patient moving injuries. The device is easy to setup and easy to use but a single provider or a pair of providers.

Also coming on the show is a unique pediatric restraint device that can be quickly attached to any cot, covers children of various sizes and also comes from the UK. The folks at Quantum-EMS brought this tool in to share the tool already being used all over England and many other parts of the world.

EMS Garage Episode 183: EMS Today 3 Paramedics Diagnose!

In this special segment recorded at EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, EMS Garage host Chris Montera is joined by three guests to discuss a controversial issue, does EMS need local medical directors any more? Joining Chris are paramedic and educator Kelly Grayson and EMS medical directors Dr. Keith Wesley and Dr. Jeff Myers.


Stay tuned here for more segments from EMS Today and a special thank you to PennWell, JEMS, and Physio-Control for sponsoring our podcast studio at this event.


EMS Garage Episode 182: Ferno Announces iNX

In case you missed it. Today Ferno announced the COOLEST product to hit the market in years. The iNX is a patient transport system. This is not your ordinary COT.  No it is the way we will make EMS future proof. This product culminates years of research. Ferno is truly leading the way in this area. Guess what fans, this cot locks into our normal cot interface and will reduce your lifting to ZERO. Yes…zero. I have used this cot and it works flawless. I am truly impressed with what Ferno has done for us in the EMS industry.