Paramedic Jim Morrissey Interview WOTS 017

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Jim Morrissey. Jim is the author of the Tactical Medical Field Guide as well as the Wilderness Medical Associations Field Guide and numerous articles in both EMS and Police publications.

About the author

Jim Morrissey has been a Tactical Paramedic for the San Francisco FBI SWAT team since 1999 and prior to that he worked with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team as an educator and consultant. Jim is the Terrorism Preparedness Coordinator for Alameda County EMS. He is a Medical Intelligence Officer for the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center and holds a master’s degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School. Jim has lectured in over 25 countries on emergency medicine, wilderness rescue and tactical medical operations and has published a wilderness medical field guide and many articles over his career.

Co-founder of educational training organization specializing in emergency medicine, tactical medicine, wilderness rescue and technical rope rescue. Supervisor and Director of Instructor Development of instructional staff. Instructor of over 1000 courses for these and many other organizations in over 20 countries.

About the books and articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications  

Tactical Medical Field Guide, author of 144 page tactical medical field guide for military, tactical, rescue task force and special operations medics who work in tactical environments.

Wilderness Medical Associates’ Field Guide, author of 100-page field guide for medical rescue personnel. Guide focuses on prevention, recognition and treatment of medical emergencies in remote settings. Note: over 65,000 copies, translated into five languages in print as of 1/2016 

“EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents”, EMS World Magazine, July 2011

“Spine Immobilization, Are We Going Overboard?” Journal Of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), feature article, March 2013

Strategies for the Inclusion of Medical and Health Representation within Law Enforcement Intelligence Fusion Centers”, Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Thesis, May, 2007 

“Tactical EMS: An overview”, PoliceOne.com , July, 2013 

“Tactical Medical Gear”, PoliceOne.com, December, 2013

“Effectiveness of a New Spine Curriculum in Reducing Backboard Use”, Prehospital Emergency Care, July/September, 2014 

“Standard EMTs need to be ready for active shooters”, EMS1.com, February, 2014

“Active Shooter: Rescue Task Force medics get to victims faster”, EMS1.com, July, 2015

“Hybrid Targeted Violence vs. Active Shooter Incidents”, EMS1.com, November 2015  “Redefining “All Clear” in Active Shooter Response”, EMS1.com, July, 2016

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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.

 Announcements

Remember that next week we will be interviewing Tactical Paramedic with the FBI and noted field manual author, Jim Morrissey……………   DON’T MISS IT!

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Guest : Jim Morrissey

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Artist/ Cartoonist Jessie Senini Interview WOTS 016

Welcome to another great show. Please contact us with ideas comments or recommendations……..


About the author

Jessie Senini is a clinical research paramedic and recovering art student with more than a decade of EMS experience with private, municipal and federal EMS agencies. Having traveled across the country to live in Louisiana, a state with no snow, Senini now draws from her experiences on the truck to bring humor and awareness to life and issues surrounding emergency services. Senini truly believes that laughter is the best medicine and hopes to continue to treat those around her through comics.

About the art

Jessie Senini has spent her entire life surrounded by the arts. From a young age, she was painting before she could even write. Inspired by her father, John Senini, and his historic paintings of the Civil War, Jessie learned to develop her own unique style and inspiration- drawing from her travel experiences and love for adventure.

After high school, a spontaneous trip to Europe inspired Jessie Senini to study and major in Art History. She spent some time following her BA working for the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman Montana before pursuing a career in EMS as a paramedic. She now resides in New Orleans and is finishing additional training at Tulane University in Graphic and Digital Design.

About the blog

Nola Lush is a blog dedicated to everything being “lush” entails.  There is no finer city in the world than New Orleans that encapsulates what it means to both be lush… and to be a lush.  Our rich food, music, lifestyle, and festivals keep our city constantly thrumming with a bounding cacophony of brass, second lines, and parades.

But even through all of that, you can find a quite in this city.  Whether you are walking through City Park and the NoMa, kayaking on Bayou St John, strolling through the Marigny with your latte, or whatever you may be doing- the beat of New Orleans still hums all around you.

The world of New Orleans is different when you are a transplant. Everything is new and foreign.  But be careful… because once you drink more than one Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s, you may just end up with an apartment here.

Sponsors

BLUE LAW FIRM LLC

 

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.

 Announcements

Remember that next week we will be interviewing Tactical Paramedic with the FBI and noted field manual author, Jim Morrissey……………   DON’T MISS IT!

 Show Links

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@streetwordscast on Twitter

Guest : Jessie Senini

EMS1 for her comic strip

NOLA Lush for her art work and insight


 

Calibre Press Publisher Crawford Coates Interview WOTS 015

Welcome to another great show. Today I am interviewing Crawford Coates. Crawford is the Publisher and an author at Calibre Press. He will share some of the ins and outs of the company and their commitment to Law Enforcement and Public Safety.

About Calibre Press

Calibre Press specializes in training law enforcement professionals.  The cornerstone goal of Calibre Press is to ensure that our clients learn in a highly motivational environment, effective skills that can be easily utilized, implemented immediately, and are effective in the real world.

Through our seminars and publications, we provide innovative and relevant information to law enforcement professionals on a variety of subjects and disciplines.  The Street Survival Seminar has been our keystone course for over 30 years and it continues to be the most significant officer safety program in the country.  In addition to the Street Survival Seminar, Calibre Press offers a variety of seminars that include: Criminal Interdiction, Roadway Safety, Leadership, Female Officer Training, Crisis Management, Communication, Parole/Probation Courses, Corrections/Detention Courses, Traffic Tactics, and Winning Mind Courses.

 About the writing

 

Latest Articles

WINx: Learning From People in Crisis

Feb 13, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training & Video

In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2016, sponsored by Centinel Solutions, Brian Nanavaty walks us through what he learned from working with people in crisis. Brian also shares how we can better protect and build healthy first responders…. Full Article »

FINAL TOUR: January 2017

Feb 10, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival

By Dale Stockton

Thirteen officers were lost during January, 2017, a dramatic increase over January of 2016, when five officers were lost, but equal to the January loss in 2015. Of those lost last month, six died in vehicle-related incidents, five were killed by gunfire (one from an incident 31 years prior), one officer died as the result of a 9/11-related illness and one officer succumbed to a heart attack. A summary of each loss is provided below, followed by … Full Article »

VIDEO: Armed Gun Rights Activists Enter Police Station

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video

By Calibre Press

From ClickDetroit.com: Two armed men wearing tactical vests were arrested Sunday after they walked into the Dearborn, Mich., police station. Police said their response when they saw the heavily armed men walking into the police station was to protect themselves. The stunt was recorded on cellphones and Go Pro camera by three men. Two of the men, who said they performed the act after an illegal traffic stop, were arrested. Police received a ca… Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Pulls Unconscious Man from Car before Explosion

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video

By Calibre Press

These Norton, Ohio, officers pulled an unconscious man just before his car exploded on Sunday night…. Full Article »

Police Work Is Public Relations

Feb 08, 2017 in Driving & Roadway & Leadership & Patrol & Training

By David Kinaan

When I broke in at the Central Los Angeles Area of the California Highway Patrol, I knew I was going to be busy. I expected to be taught by my break-in officers the skills I would need to stay on top of my radio calls and my reports, and how to stay safe. What I didn’t expect was the lesson that I think was the most important one that I learned and the one that I tried to pass along to other officers throughout my career. That lesson was relat… Full Article »

WINx: The Lessons of Resisilience & Adaptability

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video

Richard “Dic” Donohue was shot during the hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers. In this presentation, given at WINx Chicago 2016, Donohue tells how he learned resilience and adaptability–and how those traits would save his life that day. For more information about WINx, or to learn about future events, please visit www.experiencewinx.com…. Full Article »

Firebreather: A Holistic Approach to Fitness

Feb 06, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today

By Crawford Coates

Physical fitness is a multibillion-dollar industry proffering up a ceaseless supply of shakes, supplements, gym memberships, social media accounts, and more—all of which, meanwhile, claiming to be the best. Who in their right mind would applaud the arrival of yet another fitness book? Here’s the thing: Greg Amundson’s Firebreather Fitness isn’t yet another fitness book. The subtitle is, “Work Your Body, Mind and Spirit into the Best Sh… Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Officer & EMT Confrontation in Ohio

Feb 03, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training

By Calibre Press

From Statter911.com:  A bar fight in Downtown Portsmouth, Ohio Saturday night lead to a confrontation between a Portsmouth police officers and a member of a Life Medical Response ambulance crew that was caught, in part, on video. The portion of the dispute it does captures appears to show the officer with his hand at the EMS worker’s neck with the man’s back pushed up against a police cruiser. The Portsmouth police chief tells WSAZ-TV … Full Article »

Calibre Press & The National Latino Peace Officers Association

Feb 02, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Training

By Crawford Coates

We are thrilled to announce Calibre Press is the “Exclusive Officer Safety Training Partner” of the National Latino Peace Officers Association. If you don’t know NLPOA, get to know them: This is a dynamic and committed group, dedicated to serving members to the fullest. We are proud and honored to work with such a group. The NLPOA Conference will be held in Kansas City, Kan., from Oct. 11 – 14, 2017. This, the organization’s 44th conference, wil… Full Article »

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This episode was 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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Remember that next week we will be interviewing artist, paramedic and cartoonist for EMS1, Jesse Senini……………   DON’T MISS IT!

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Jamie Davis Interview WOTS 014

Welcome to a very special show. Today I am interviewing Jamie Davis. Jamie is the man that got me started in podcasting and was one of the early people that interviewed me for my first book.


About the author

Jamie Davis, RN, NRP, B.A., A.S., host of the Nursing Show (NursingShow.com) is a nationally recognized medical educator who began educating new emergency responders as a training officer for his local EMS program. As a media producer, he has been recognized for the MedicCast Podcast (MedicCast.com), a weekly program for emergency medical providers like EMTs and paramedics, and the Nursing Show, a similar program for nurses and nursing students. His programs and resources have been downloaded over 6 million times by listeners and viewers.

Jamie lives in a home in the woods in Maryland with his wife, three children, and dog. He is an avid gamer, preferring historical and fantasy miniature gaming, as well as table top games. He writes urban and contemporary paranormal fantasy stories, among other things. His Future Race Game rules were written to satisfy a desire to play a version of the pod races from Star Wars episode 1..

About the books

The Extreme Medical Service series

Monsters, Paramedics, and Street Medicine.

New paramedic Dean Flynn is fresh out of the academy. When he gets assigned to the unknown backwater ambulance Station U, he wonders what he did wrong. Then Dean learns that his patients aren’t your normal 911 callers.

Dean and his partner serve the creatures of myth and legend living alongside their normal human neighbors in Elk City. With patients that are vampires, werewolves, fairies and more, will Dean survive his first days on the new job? Will his patients?

Not all is well on the streets of Elk City either, and some humans are striking out at their mythical neighbors. Dean soon finds himself in the middle of a series of attacks on his patients, attacks that implicate a former member of Station U. Come along on this ride with Extreme Medical Services series, a paranormal medical thrill-ride with the paramedics of Elk City.

The non-fiction

Racing Game for the Past, Present and Future

Jamie has two non-fiction titles currently. One is related to his love of miniatures gaming. You can find it at FutureRaceGames.com. It is a fun set of tabletop gaming rules that allow you to race anything against each other. The Future Race game system was modeled after both the ancient chariot races seen in movies like Ben Hur and the pod races seen in Star Wars: Episode One. Buy Future Race for a fun family game enjoyed by all!

Medication Dosing Math Made Simple

Med Math Simplified is the study guide for medical professionals and students to help them calculate medication doses safely and efficiently. A must-have tool for the student nurse or paramedic, the Med Math Simplified system is a step-by-step process for arriving at the right dose every time and safely managing your patient.

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This episode was 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.

 Announcements

Remember that next week we will be interviewing the Publisher of the world renown publications and training group Calibre Press……………   DON’T MISS IT!

 Show Links

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Guest : Jamie Davis

 WEBSITE: http://jamiedavisbooks.com/

http://www.mediccast.com/blog/

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Jamie-Davis/e/B00QH3KBLM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1491227258&sr=8-1

Heather Hilliard Interview WOTS 013

Today I am interviewing Heather Hilliard. I have known Heather for 20 years ever since she was a student at Tulane Univ. and a member of their campus emergency medical unit. She also volunteered with the city of New Orleans and was subjected to the torture of riding with me on numerous occasions. She is currently teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and consulting in communications and with her in depth background in Emergency Management definitely fits the bill of a member of public safety.

About the author

Since 1993, Heather Munro Hilliard has been involved in homeland security and emergency management.  Earning her two masters degrees before she was 24 years old, she rose quickly to the pinnacle of her career and decided it was time to create fictional works about things she had seen (or maybe not… it is fiction).

Currently teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and consulting in communications, she is able to spend quality time on writing thoughtful storylines with complex characters and intricate historical references.  Drawing the reader into the heart of the story, she is able to make the reader feel the pace of the action, breathe emotions wrenched from beloved characters and feed the hatred against the loathed protagonist.

While her academic works live in one realm, the new generation of her writing lives through her publisher, R. Roan Enterprises LLC, so that readers everywhere may enjoy her well-crafted stories.  Her first novel, Mirage, is the first book in The Elements series, which is designed to explore the elements of corruption in society.  Mirage was released in hardback and ebook in May of 2016.

About the book

 Mirage – In a city loved by many while understood by few, Sarah finds her New Orleans office at the center of a terrorist threat just weeks away from the national professional championship football game. As game day approaches and more clues point to the mastermind behind the operation, she works with a variety of interesting players to find out who is trying to carry out the threat – and why.

Mirage is Book One of a new series, The Elements.  These true crime and mystery stories are built around the five elements – water, fire, earth, metal and air – as well as incorporating aspects of the five corruptible areas of human society – government, religion, economics, war and education.  Stay tuned for the next book, Cardinal, the second book of The Elements.

 Publications – Academic

  • Chopra, Ankush (PhD). A Sixty Minute Guide to Disruption. September 2016. Available through his Empowering Innovators website.
  • Parker, Karen Curry. Abundance by Design. Colorado Springs, Colorado: GracePoint Publishing. September 2016. Best Seller Editor: Heather M. Hilliard
  • AP English 2017, SAT English 2017, CLEP Literature 2017. Boston, Massachusetts: XAMonline Publishing (released May 2016).   Author: Heather M. Hilliard
  • James, Devon S. Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless. St. Louis, Missouri: Destiny Publishing, LLC. February 2016. Contributing Editor: Heather M. Hilliard
  • Understanding Homeland Security.  Sage Publications. October 2013. Contributing Editor: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Countering Agroenvironmental Terrorism.” Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Ed. Frank C. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ABC-CLIO. October 2012. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • ​Cedyco Manila Village Abandoned Oil Production Facility Response and Report. September 2011 – January 2012. Unified Command Team Member: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • Reconstruction and Nation Building Industry Course; “BP Oil Spill Ramifications at a local level”. US Industrial College of the Armed Forces. April 2011. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “NIMS in the Field” as well as “Disaster Communications”. Emergency Medical Services Institute, Annual Conference.  March 2011. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Response and Recovery, Current Status”, USNORTHCOM. January 2011.Author: Heather M. Hilliard
  • “New Orleans and Louisiana, Response and Recovery”, DOD/IBRD. September 2010
    Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • Louisiana DHH, Chemical Weapons and Countermeasures Training and CHEMPACK Tabletop; Exercise Director and Facilitator. 2010. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Fear of Crime and Collective Action: An Analysis of Coping Strategies”. Sociological Inquiry 68(3): 312-328.  Authors: Lesley Williams Reid, J. Timmons Roberts and Heather Hilliard.

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This episode was 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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Guest : Heather Hilliard

 WEBSITE: http://www.heathermunrohilliard.com/home.html

EMAIL: Heather.Hilliard@rre-llc.com

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Greg Friese Interview WOTS 012

This week we interview the Editor and Chief of  www.ems1.com, Greg Friese. Listen in as Greg  gives us insight into his career and work……enjoy!

About the Editor, author, Podcaster

Greg Friese is EMS1’s Editor-in-Chief, responsible for the site’s content direction and focused on columnist management and recruitment, management of content partnerships, editorial planning and broad site supervision.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for EMS1.com,  JEMS.com, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, EMSWorld.com and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.

Prior to the Praetorian Group, Greg served as Director of Education for CentreLearn Solutions, LLC. He is also an e-learning designer, writer, podcaster, presenter, paramedic, and marathon runner.

 About his work

Below are the links to the last 10 articles posted by Greg on www.ems1.com and firerescue1.com

  CPR: Make the adults learn it

  Report: ePCR software has room for improvement

  Rapid reaction: 3 active shooter, mass killing truths

  What data tells us about EMS workforce injuries1

  Rapid reaction: EMT student shot, run over for caring4

  What a President Trump means for EMS15

  3 paramedic habits I can’t shake1

  Why EMS needs more protection on roadway incidents2

  How body-worn cameras improve EMS documentation

  Why chronic pain is a neurodegenerative disease

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This episode was 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.

 Announcements

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Guest : Greg Friese

Website: www.ems1.com

EMAIL: greg.friese@ems1.com

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