All posts by BJ Schneider

BJ Schneider is a veteran of more than 25 years in public service as both a policeman and a paramedic. HE has worked world-wide but calls New Orleans home. Along with his podcasting he is a writer in several genre. Including several short story collections about his years on the street. You can see all his work at

Special Episode – Samantha Wilding and admission to the RLA

On this special addition of Words Off The Street I spent a few minutes talking with Samantha Wilding, a critical care paramedic from New York, that has had the great honor of being the first paramedic to be accepted into the Resuscitation Leadership Academy

I offered to share her story with all of you in a hope of helping garner donations to offset the cost of attendance.

So take a few minutes and listen to her story and head over to her GO FUND ME page to make a donation. Its good for her, its good for EMS and lets face we can use all the good karma we can get…….

Show Links

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Samantha Wilding



Resuscitation Leadership Academy


Episode 001 – Interview with author and podcaster Sam Bradley

On this episode  :    I interview medic, author, and podcaster    Sam Bradley AKA McKenna Sinclair.

 About the author

McKenna Sinclair, AKA Sam Bradley, MS, EMT-P has spent over 35 years as a paramedic working in Emergency Medical Services. She has experience in the ambulance, emergency room and fire department environments. She currently works as a consultant doing firefighter training and quality improvement. She is the Training Officer for the federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team, CA-6. She is a photographer, public speaker, educator and podcaster when she isn’t writing. Sam has spent many years as a CISM peer counselor and educator. She has written for EMS related journals, online publications and fire/EMS textbook publishers. Sam is currently working on the third book of her medical romance series, “Partners, Odyssey of the Phoenix”, and has published three short stories for anthologies. She loves dogs and banana cream pie.

About the books

odd-1A man and a woman, paramedic-firefighters, falling in love

AJ Donovan is an extraordinary Rescue Technician. He’s never failed to save a life. Quinlan O’Leary, AJ’s new female partner, is the only woman who’s ever cared for him without wanting something in return. even in the worst of circumstances. When she saves his life from drowning, a spark of trust opens the door to new feelings. Can Quin’s love heal his damaged heart?

Ride along in the Rescue with AJ and Quin and see what life is like for those who devote their lives to taking care of others. Experience the deep relationships that exist between firefighters and other emergency professionals whether loyal friendships or forever loves.

odd-2Paramedic-firefighters, loyalty of brothers and the healing power of love

Newly married to his firefighter-paramedic partner, Quin, AJ Donovan is in love, has purchased a fixer-upper and is looking forward to starting a family. Life couldn’t be better until a decision made during a trauma call throws his life into chaos. An enemy not only threatens his life but is intent on psychologically destroying him. The effort to save AJ involves a police sting operation, jail time and going face-to-face with the man he learns terrorized him in the past. Can the love of his friends and family give AJ the strength he needs to survive?

Ride along in the Rescue with AJ, Quin and Chris and see what life is like for those who devote their lives to taking care of others. Even heroes have weaknesses that could put their lives at risk. Experience the deep relationships that exist between firefighters and other EMS professionals whether loyal friendships or forever loves.


xiphos-booksThis 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.


Remember that next episode we will be interviewing retired LAPD Officer and author of his just released novel False Negatives. Come back for a listen.

 Show Links

Words off the street

@streetwordscast on Twitter

In our New, News, and Noteworthy

Your Daddy’s a Police Officer at Amazon

Bernard-Schaffer’s author page

Guest Sam Bradley

McKenna-Sinclair’s Authors page on Amazon

Be Safe on the Street,



Episode 000 – Words Off The Street Introduction

Welcome to the show.  Here you will find Episode zero (0). This is my first podcast and I thought I’d take the time to describe the show. This is also great to listen to if your finding us in the future and want an idea about what we do without diving in the middle.

Remember we want to hear from the writers that put your world in their words.

You can always find the show notes here at or leave us a message in the Contact Us section.( I promise I’ll answer everyone)

Remember to follow us on Facebook (wordsoffthestreet) and Twitter (@streetwordscast)

Be Safe on the Street,


Hello world ……Especially the night shift!!

This website will be the written accompaniment to our Podcast of the same name. This Podcast and site is dedicated to authors, bloggers, and writers of all ilks that have come from or write about the public safety world. You know all the great stories you’ve heard from your friends that are either police, firefighters, paramedics or other first responders?

There are a great number of these folks that have taken their passion for the streets and channeled into the written word. This can be in the form of a text book, a memoir or true stories collection or even into the world of fiction where thy have taken all those years of training and experience and used it to weave a great tale with stunning characters.

I hope you will   listen to our podcast, sign up for our newsletter and visit us on Facebook (words off the street) or twitter (@streetwordscast) and if you have a question, an idea, or know someone we should have on our show please drop us a line at