Paramedic and program director for EMS World Expo Hilary Gates; WOTS 040

Hello everyone. Today I am Speaking with Hilary Gates the program director for EMS World Expo a paramedic, and educator. EMS World Expo will be in Nashville Tn Oct 29th thru Nov 2nd 2018

About the program director for EMS World Expo

Hilary Gates is the program director for EMS World Expo. She is a volunteer paramedic in Alexandria, Va., and teaches in the School of Education at American University in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a volunteer EMT with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Montgomery County, Md. Gates has experience as a community paramedic, an EMS educator, symposium presenter and quality improvement trainer.

 About EMS World Expo

With over 120 CEU-certified sessions, EMS World Expo offers innovative and dynamic education at a price that works for any budget. Our goal is simple: make superior education and learning accessible and affordable to the greatest number of EMS providers. Flexibility is the key to attending EMS World Expo. Attend the core program and you can either focus on a specific area of interest, or mix and match from seven educational tracks to create your own personalized program.

  • Hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
  • Delivers more EMS decision-makers than any other EMS show
  • Reaches the most influential and engaged audience, averaging over 5,100 attendees each year; 50% new attendees each year
  • The most international attended EMS conference and tradeshow in the world
  • Cutting-edge conference program draws EMS leaders from across the nation
  • Exclusive venue for Top EMS innovations


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Clear For Traffic 06 Leg Shackles

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This story is from my second short story collect ‘Welcome to New Orleans, The life you save may take your own’ It’s called leg shackles….. hope you enjoy.

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Public Safety Dispatcher and author Thonie Hevron Interview; WOTS 039

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Thonie Hevron. Thonie has had a long public safety career touching many departments and positions. She is now an accomplished author with 3 books to her credit as well as having works in several anthologies.

About The Author

In 1973, on a dare, Thonie tested with San Rafael Police Department for Parking Enforcement Officer. Yes, she got the job and became Rita the Meter Maid for three years. In 1981, she got a job with Petaluma Police as a Community Service Officer and dispatcher. 1983 brought a divorce and after seven years on the street, she traded jobs with a dispatcher and went inside.

Thonie moved to Bishop, California where she worked as a dispatcher for Bishop PD. Then, in 2004, again, she was offered a job she couldn’t refuse–dispatcher for Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. Thrilled to be back in Sonoma County, she finally retired in 2011 after a cumulative 35 years of service.

Now focused on fiction writing, she takes a break with fitness workouts and cycling with Danny and riding horses. Thonie’s job history gives her a rich and textured understanding of the complex life of the men and women behind the badge. She looks forward to penning the stories she has lived in law enforcement.

About The books

With Malice Aforethought ISBN-9780999095508

Sonoma Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Detectives investigating a homicide in the isolated Warm Springs area discover a sinister paramilitary group gearing up for an assault very soon. Unable to call for back up because there’s no radio communications in the remote Northern California hills. They must act to stop the threat.

 By Force or Fear ISBN-13-9880770074082

A dream promotion for Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Meredith yan turns into a deadly nightmare. Ryan’s determination to solve her first homicide case may make it her last.

Intent to Hold ISBN-56-6784659396375​

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Reyes gets a call for help from his estranged wife in Mexico. With his partner, Meredith Ryan, they are plunged into a morass of intrigue and betrayal which threatens them and the lives of Nick and his family.

Beyond Boundaries: Redwood Writers 2013 Anthology               ISBN-13: 978-1491087534

Sample the best of 2013 offerings from Redwood Writers. Look for short story, Jack Daniels, by Thonie Hevron

Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides: Public Safety Writers Association 2013 Anthology ISBN-978-1610091084

This anthology is a collection of stories by and about America’s public safety heroes. Thonie’s short story, Jack Daniels, also appears

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GUEST  Thonie Hevron

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Clear For Traffic 05 (a 9/11 story by John Salka)

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Today’s story is from John Salka. A retired Fire Battalion Chief with the FDNY. Its a perspective on 9/11 and the responder.SPONSOR

 

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Oakland Paramedic and author Zac Unger Interview; WOTS 038

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Oakland Fire Department firefighter, paramedic and author Zac Unger.

About the author

I have been with the Oakland Fire Department as a firefighter and a paramedic since 1998. Prior to that, I had a number of short (but brutally cold and lonely) jobs working as a peregrine falcon watcher, an elephant seal tagger, a municipal dump laborer, and a muffin delivery driver. In addition, I continue to work summers as a whitewater river guide for ARTA river trips.

After high school I attended Deep Springs College in California, a strange and tiny two-year school in the California desert which revolves around the three pillars of literature, testosterone, and cattle. Following that, I finished my Bachelor’s degree at Brown University and went on to earn a Master’s in Range Management at UC Berkeley. I have yet to manage a range.

I’m currently living in Oakland with my wife Shona, our daughter Perseverance, and our sons Maccabee and Zeke.

About the books and works

Working Fire

The Making of a Fireman

A remarkable memoir, by turns funny and deeply moving, of one man’s coming into his calling and his transformation from ambivalent Ivy League grad to skilled and dedicated firefighter.

Zac Unger didn’t feel like much of a firefighter at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to a help-wanted ad at an Oakland bus stop. He couldn’t keep his boots shined, and he looked horrible in his uniform. Working Fire is the story of how, from this unlikely beginning, Zac Unger came to feel at home among this close-knit tribe, came to master his work’s demands, and came to know what it is to see the city of Oakland through a firefighter’s eyes.

From the materials of his day’s work – the harrowing calls and the hilarious, the moments of triumph and of grief – Zac Unger has forged a timeless story of finding one’s path. He never takes himself too seriously, but he comes to take his job very seriously. Because he tells his story with such extraordinary empathy and wit, his fierce passion for his work, his comrades, and the city he protects becomes our own.

Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye

A Family Field Trip to the Arctic’s Edge in Search of Adventure, Truth, and Mini-Marshmallows

Unlike some small towns that gradually peter out into the wilderness, this one just ends. On the west edge of town sits the Iceberg Tavern; behind it there’s a steel-mesh garbage cage, rusted by the salt air and battered by encounters with something even more inhospitable and frightening than the Arctic elements. Beyond that…there’s nothing. Standing on the roof of the bar you can throw a rock that would land in Hudson Bay. Nearby, a signpost is planted in the ground, with a picture of a polar bear and an admonition not to go any further. Take one step backwards and you can be inside enjoying caribou steaks and Canadian whiskey. One step forward and you’re in bear country–over a million square kilometers of frozen sea ice, dotted with blood stains where the largest land predators on earth have dragged their prey from the water. Welcome to Churchill, Manitoba, “Polar Bear Capital of the World.” Human population: 943. In Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye, Zac Unger takes us to an utterly unique and remote place like no other–a realm once reserved exclusively for one of the most majestic predators on earth, and where now the line between man’s territory and mother nature’s has become perilously blurred. It is one man’s journey to develop a deeper understanding of an animal that has become a lightning rod for environmental debate, as well as the uneasy relationship between polar bears and the people whose presence is both at odds with and dependent on the bears’ survival.

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Clear For Traffic 04 (Chicken Hands)

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Today’s story is from my friend and producer Annette its a story from her days working EMS in Ohio. Enjoy!

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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