EMS Newbie


Once you do one podcast, you are quick to think about doing another. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to be an EMT. I’m a week into my training and it is interesting. But it also gave me an idea for another podcast.

Being a podcast listener as well as a podcaster, when I started to enter the world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services), I immediately went to iTunes and searched for EMS and EMT. There are a number of podcasts aimed at that market with really great people on them. But they are so advanced I was often lost to know what they were talking about.

On the other hand, I have been reading Kelly Greyson’s A Day In The Life Of An Ambulance Driverfor years now. I think I stumbled across it via some gun blogging something, but it was the stories that stuck with me.

So I got the idea of making a podcast about my experience as a EMS Newbie going through EMT-Basic class. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I had a mentor more advanced than I as I went through it who I could ask questions about what I was learning?” I immediately thought of Kelly, or AD as I knew him at the time. And if I’d like that kind of thing, I bet there are a lot of other EMS Newbies out there who would as well. What if I recorded our Q&A time and made a podcast out of it.

So Confessions of An EMS Newbie was born.

It is brand new and only one episode is up, but another is in the can and we are schedule to record a new one every weekend. The plan is to release episodes on Tuesdays. We aren’t in iTunes yet because you really should have 3 or 4 episode before you submit and you have to have album art.

There won’t be much in the way of EMT blogging here, because all of it will be on the new site, but I wanted both of my loyal readers to know about it.


  1. I think the comment section might be broke on http://www.emsnewbie.com and http://www.emsnewbie.com/podcast/ gets a 404 error.

    You guys have a really decent show! It is kind of unusual to be learning so much from a pod cast. Did the truck driver live? The one who got blasted off the tanker with the chicken guts in it – from the first episode you guys did. I was also curious why a blood pressure reading has two numbers, like “seventy over eighty”. A tuck/car has one needle inside the oil pressure gauge, not two. What do those numbers mean?


  2. Ron says:


    Thanks for the heads up on the comments not working. I answered your question over there after fixing it because I think people would be interested in the answer.


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