Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a topic I have written about several times in within this blog. Many of you are familiar with my interest for educating paramedics, trauma specialists and nurses how to use sign language effectively with people who use sign as their primary or secondary mode for communication. The response has been overwhelmingingly positive thanks to the help of a few friends, Thaddeus Setla included!
Thaddeus is known throughout the EMS community as the filmmaker and catalyst behind the Chronicles of EMS (CoEMS) and a fun little forum known as a Seat at the Round Table. Chronicles of EMS is a series which has garnered the attention of people within the film and EMS communities as an outstanding independent attempt to have everyday people and EMS personnel sneak a peek in to the life and times of daily medical services within the field. Whether the Chronicles of EMS spotlights a serious critical incident or how EMS personnel are called in to action simply to find out that a homeless person is seeking free medical care and attention in a hospital, the stories are always interesting.
I had the opportunity to interview Thaddeus and will hope to do so again, soon! I also am privileged to have been invited to San Fransciso in order to film a segment, two or three regarding special needs children and how EMS can best assist them during a medical or disaster event.
Here is our interview and also please visit and SUPPORT the Chronicles of EMS. This quality filmmaker and the people involved with CoEMS deserve a shot in the spotlight through PBS, Discovery Health Channel or any other network which cares about showing a quality story to many.
Here is our interview on the VIMEO CHANNEL (and when I can figure out how to get it to upload correctly- it will appear here too): http://vimeo.com/17246709