The Podcast

Podcast Episode 17: The Medicast

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

We took the week off last weeks or Labor Day and this week the podcast is back with a short interview that I did on Jamie Davis’ The Medicast where we talk about the show and...

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For Leadership

Don’t Forget Them

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

Saturday’s cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers has rocked the public safety world.  The best emotion that I can come up with for myself right now is I am...

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For the Field

Some More Thoughts About Nightwatch

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015

If anybody had any doubts about how the cast of Nightwatch would be received at EMS Today, all questions were answered at the first day of one of the largest EMS conferences in the...

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Lessons to Learn

Words of Wisdom

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Throughout the years, I have received a lot of advice from a lot of people.  I thought now would be a good time to share some of those quotes with you so that you might have the...

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Recent Posts

Some More Thoughts About Nightwatch

Some More Thoughts About Nightwatch

Feb 27, 2015

If anybody had any doubts about how the cast of Nightwatch would be received at EMS Today, all questions were answered at the first day of one of the largest EMS conferences in the United States. I got my first glimpse of the crew at the Physio Control booth signing autographs at the entrance to the exhibit hall.  For a second, I almost forgot that I was at at...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Five years. . . Its been five years. I never thought that I would have kept this blog going for as long as I have.  There have been many highs and lows in the 357 posts that preceded this one.  I’ve been accosted by the main stream media, shared my struggles with starting over, interviewed the stars of the show Sirens, and even posted an obituary with the...

Tattoos in EMS

Tattoos in EMS

Feb 25, 2015

Friday afternoon I got a text from a friend of mine pointing me towards a debate that had broken out on an EMS related Facebook page about the perception of tattoos and their impact on professionalism.  A lot of this has been spurred along by the beautiful artwork that Holly Monteleone displays on her arm in A&E’s new show Nightwatch.  Tattoos say...

MedicSBK: The Early Years

MedicSBK: The Early Years

Feb 18, 2015

With the five year anniversary of the blog next week I wanted to share a couple of posts about me outside of EMS. I started reading through some older posts and my bio and realized that while I have spoken a lot about my career I have not talked much about how I got here. As I have mentioned I grew up in Island Heights, New Jersey.  While MTV might have given...

Nightwatch: A Review

Nightwatch: A Review

Feb 13, 2015

For the last forty years Hollywood and EMS dramas have not mixed.  When it comes to creating a drama that relatively, not even accurately, portrays the daily lives of EMTs and paramedics, many of us in the field have viewed attempt after attempt with high hopes only to walk away disappointed.  Trauma.  Rescue 77.  Even Third Watch.  None of these shows have...