Medic One

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About Medic One

  • Birthday April 13

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    Martha’s Vineyard, MA. USA (An island 10 miles off coast of MA)
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    About Me:
    NREMT-P / EMS-Instructor
    Race Track FF/Medic
    Motorcycle Certified EMS Responder
    U.S. Veteran

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    Firefighter Paramedic

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  1. Medic One

    Old folks Still here?

    Medic One is still here...member since 2005...I’m one of those EMS Dinosaurs
  2. Medic One

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Such sad news to hear this...I was just chatting with him a few weeks ago ... he will be missed by all. RIP
  3. Medic One

    Old folks Still here?

    Glad to see so many of the original crew still in the city....man I’m getting old. The late night video chats with him were the best The late night video chats with him were the best
  4. Medic One

    Old folks Still here?

    I’m still here member since 2005.
  5. Medic One

    EMS vehicles

    Here's a good one that is not very common in the US. We recently modified the windscreen to clearly show its an EMS Motor.
  6. Almost a year to the day from the start of construction, the Oak Bluffs fire department moved into the new $8.3 million Fire/EMS building on Wing Rd, on Sunday, December 6. There are still small list items to be fixed, computers to be installed but the new 20,250-square-foot, 12-bay station is up and operational. The are sleeping quarters, a gym, medical treatment area, decon area, two training rooms, a full kitchen etc..... The department is staffed by a combination of Paid Fire/Paramedics and Volunteers. Providing Fire / EMS Protection to the Town of Oak Bluffs on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. We also assist other local communities with Fire/EMS mutual aid. Oak Bluffs FD/EMS also provides off Island EMS ground transport for patients that need a higher level of medical care than what Martha's Vineyard Hospital can provide after they provide initial medical stabilization. Yes, that's right we take the Ambulance on the ferry and typically transport to Boston Area Hospitals (approx 3hr transport one way). The station houses: An Ariel, Rescue, Dive Unit, Rehab Unit, Fire Command vehicle, 4 Engines, 4 Ambulances, and a Paramedic Quick Response Vehicle. In addition they also have have two boats on the water (MetalCraft 39.6 foot Jet Drive Boat and 19 ft skiff), a bicycle unit and separate house for the Antique and Museum. The house also features custom embroidered duty chairs with department patch About Martha's Vineyard: Martha’s Vineyard is approximately 96 square miles, roughly triangular in shape, 25 miles (42k) at it’s longest point east to west, and 9 miles (12.8k) at the longest point north to south. The Vineyard is home to 15,000 year-round residents. During the summer months the population increases to 115,000. Sixty-three percent of the homes on the Vineyard belong to seasonal residents. Martha's Vineyard is only accessible by Air and/or boat. A typical ferry ride is about 45 minutes to reach one of the two island ports. **Oak Bluffs primary response area is about 26 sq miles.
  7. Medic One

    First Responder Motorcycles

    We are starting a Motorcycle Medic Program here in the states for our department and will be on the Moto Guzzi Norge Police Edition. We are interested in using the same style coat as the UK/London EMS HI-VIS Motorcycle Paramedics. What is the brand/Manufacturer of the coat? What is the model #? What is the brand/manufacturer of the pants you are using...they seem to be leather? Any pros/Cons to the coat?
  8. Medic One

    UK Motorcycle Medic Coats

    We are starting a Motorcycle Medic Program here in the states for our department and will be on the Moto Guzzi Norge Police Edition. We are interested in using the same style coat as the UK/London EMS HI-VIS Motorcycle Paramedics. What is the brand/Manufacturer of the coat? What is the model #? What is the brand/manufacturer of the pants you are using...they seem to be leather? Any pros/Cons to the coat?
  9. Medic One

    OMG I've been here since 2005

    Wow, I can believe I’ve been a member since 2005…times moves to fast I'll introduce myself again to the newbie’s as I am a dusty old dinosaur. I'm Michael aka “MEDIC ONE” I’ve been on the job for the past 23 years as a paid Paramedic/Firefighter, I also am a Race Track Fire Fighter - Nascar/ALMS/Grand AM/SCCA and Prior Military - Combat Medic / Military Horse Mounted Honor Guard (Presidential/Dignitary Escort/Funeral Detail). I’m an EMS-Instructor, Instructor in my home State’s Police Academy and an IPMBA EMS Cyclist (Medics on bikes) so you students out there send me a message if you have questions for your classes. Welcome to the forum be safe and smart on the streets.
  10. There will be a funeral procession for Easton EMS member, Lt Russell Neary on Saturday November 3rd. Units wishing to attend can meet at the Easton FD, 1 Center Road, Easton, at 9am for an 11am start. Units will march from EFD to Notre Dame Church located at 655 Morehouse Road, Easton Ct. Once there units will be able to attend the service and then return to EFD for refreshments. Questions or services rsvp please contact Asst Chief Jon Arnold 203-650-3961
  11. I am going to be moving to Martha's Vineyard for a six month gig (wife is a traveling ER Doc) and she is in process of taking a job there. Anyone up on how easy it is to get Mass Reciprocity. I am going to try and line up a part-time job there. From what I found on the Mass OEMS web page I can get an out of state paramedic work waiver based on Mass OEMS regulation "A/R 5-202" using form " OEMS 500-202". Anyone familiar with how that works? I know I have to test during the waiver period but can I start working as soon as the waiver is approved? I have contacted services on the island for employment information. Are there any medics that have applied for Mass reciprocity? How long is the process? Is the testing based on National Registry? I do have the state protocols to study from. I am a National Reg Paramedic, CT Lic Paramedic, and CT Lic EMS-Instructor. Michael "Medic One" NREMT-P / EMS-Instructor
  12. Medic One

    Great EMS Video

    Some husband and wife put this EMS video up on youtube they made it for there department banquet. Awesome video
  13. Medic One

    WVSM Wireless Vital Signs Monitor

    The monitor I'd like to use for size is just the 3 lead side of a LP 5....I learned on the LP 5 so I guess I am dating myself.
  14. Anyone use the WVSM unit by Athena GTX? Our bike team is looking to get a unit and was wondering if anyone had feedback from the unit. If your not familiar with it here are some details: The unit does the following: Non-Invasive BP Pulse Ox 3 Lead ECG http://athenagtx.com/wvsm/
  15. Medic One

    Bike Team Rolling

    Westport E.M.S., Westport CT Bike Team Rolling - Nice article about our bike team. http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Westport-EMS-bike-team-ready-to-roll-1377099.php