In a version of "tooting your own horn," I've decided to add a blog entry upon the release of each new podcast. Here we are, finishing up our third year, with over 150 podcasts completed and released. It's a milestone I had never envisioned. My sincere appreciation to all my guests and to all my listeners, for with out you, "5-Alarm Task Force," would not exist.
Monday - April 29th For Episode 3-44, my guests are twin brothers, Christian and Sam Adams of Colorado Springs CO. (@fieldmedics on Instagram) They share that they initially had no interest whatsoever in EMS or firefighting. Moreover, they admit that they really had no idea of what EMT's or paramedics actually do. However, when a friend of Chris told him that he was going into an EMT class and explained a little about it, Chris decided that it sounded challenging and he decided to take the class, too. His brother, Sam, was not too far behind him!
You will hear about their early experiences in para-transit after they had earned their EMT status. Most of us might see refer to that work as "slug calls," but not these brothers! They believe that this job provided them with a foundation on which they would build their very successful careers that they have today.
They recently released their first book, "Life and Death Matters." (View their entry on our Guest Page for a link to their book on Amazon). It is not a technical manual on intubation or right-bundle-branch block. In fact, its more of a guide to help you keep your true task in focus by maintaining your humanity and compassion. In today's social media jungle with its almost impenetrable anonymity and filled with bullies and trolls, this book is a fresh air that many of us need.
I hope you enjoy this podcast and, as always, please feel free to leave a comment.
Stay Safe & Stay Well!
Steve Greene is the president of 5-Alarm Task Force Corp., a 501 (c) (3), non-profit company and the Creator/Host of the "5-Alarm Task Force" podcast.