You heard it on the EMS Garage podcast, didn’t you?
That’s what sent you linking over here to confirm the seemingly impossible.
Two Paramedics, worlds apart, who ask each other never ending questions, will indeed meet to not only discuss their differences, but find common ground, all the while being filmed for the world to see.
Medic999 and myself have been comparing our systems for almost 10 months now, each finding the strengths and weaknesses in our own and comparing them to what we can learn of the other. With ambulances able to redirect patients and supported with rapid response cars, I am curious to see this system in action.
Hearing that I serve as a Paramedic from a Fire Engine, Medic999 is curious to see how a 4 man resource can multi-task from fire to EMS and back.
Wouldn’t you know it, the BBC has taken interest in our mutual curiosity and will be recording each of us showing the other how our own system works, then switching places. Mark will ride with me, then I with him, all on camera.
I hope to learn from this project how to better serve the clients in my area, both with EMS care and fire protection, without overlapping services and making one rely on the other. I will be blogging, twittering, facebooking and sending smoke signals from here until the project is completed, letting you all in on what I am learning and what I like and don’t think will work in the current “for profit” American systems.
Some who read these pages may think Happy is all about a solicalized, government run system. Reading some of my more political posts, I can see how someone would reach that conclusion, but I’m simply searching for something that can help a unique system like mine do more with less. If I get there and don’t think it will work in my system, count on me to give it to you straight. Clearly they like it, I want to find out why.
I hope you all will come along with us, both online and possibly in person, depending on where you are. And of course be sure to watch the finished program when it airs. When that is, I will let you know.
As they say over the radio: Details to follow. Stay tuned.
I told you we were going to change the world. What did you think I meant?