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Voices from the Frontlines of EMS
Voices from the Frontlines of EMS
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In this episode, we’re joined by Daniel Sundahl, a paramedic and renowned photo artist whose compelling work captures the raw emotions and realities faced by first responders.  We also meet Dr. Peter Antevy, Medical Director for several EMS agencies in Florida, whose innovative approaches to pre-hospital care have garnered national attention. Following him, MaKenzie Tiegs, a former paramedic who has transitioned into a role that supports the mental health and wellbeing of EMS professionals, shares her journey and the lessons learned along the way.

Jason Patton, firefighter/paramedic, brings humor and light to the often intense world of emergency services, reminding us of the importance of laughter and camaraderie. Bryony Gilbey, director and producer of the documentary film 'Honorable but Broken: EMS in Crisis', offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing EMS today, highlighting the critical need for support and reform.

David Dufek, is the founder of XDcuff, a patented, stretcher-integrated limb restraint designed to reduce providers' exposure to accidental assault and improving speed of care.

Eric Chase, a speaker, educator, and podcaster known for EMSIMPROV, discusses the power of improvisation and communication in emergency situations, sharing strategies for enhancing team dynamics and patient care. And we hear from Derek O. Hanley, a photographer, paramedic, and disabled veteran combat medic, whose life story embodies resilience, dedication, and the unyielding spirit of those who serve.