Fully Involved: Rehab, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA 1584

While searching for additional feeds to feature in Rehabsector.org, we ran across the now-inactive podcast, "Fully Involved". In what we think is the hottest title for a Fire-based EMS podcast, we found the following episode:

Chief Gary Ludwig, EMS Section Chair, interviews EMS educator and author Dr. Bryan Bledsoe and actor Randolph Mantooth.

We had occasion to hear Dr. Bledsoe and Mr. Mantooth (Yes, Larry, the Dr. Bledsoe and the Randolph Mantooth) keynote addressing at a Texas EMS conference.

If you are a paramedic, odds are you have a few books by Dr.Bledsoe. At least a generation of EMS and Fire folk were inspired in their choice of career by watching Mantooth's character, FF/Paramedic Johnny Gage (rhymes with James O. Page) and partner Roy Desoto (Kevin Tigh) on the TV drama EMERGENCY!.

[In the interest of disclosure, the Writer (who has often spoken of himself in the third person has cats, named Johnny and Roy.].

Chief Gary Ludwig, EMS Section Chair, interviews EMS educator and author Dr. Bryan Bledsoe and actor Randolph Mantooth, who starred in the television show Emergency! on the release of the new book A Guide for Best Practices, Introduction to NFPA 1584 (2008 Standards). The book details best practices and procedures for the rehabilitation and medical monitoring of firefighters during an operation based on the new NFPA 1584 standards. Dr. Bledsoe discusses issues surrounding firefighter rehab and monitoring, including hydration, cooling, and the dangers and monitoring of carbon monoxide levels in firefighters. Randy Mantooth laments on his near-death experience from carbon monoxide, some of his experiences from the television show Emergency! and his mission to make sure firefighters go home at the end of their shift.

http://www.iafc.org/files/Podcasts/FullyInvolvedEpisode1.mp3