MC and HM Remember the Face of Their Fathers

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The Dark Tower takes over #TCS

In this episode, HM and MC geek out over The Dark Tower.

Do you really need to be warned about spoilers?

Admittedly, HM is a bigger DT nerd than MC. Thus, he has culled a list of 19 (!) questions from our friends over at Dark Tower Palaver podcast and the guys delve into them.

Not to worry, intrepid listeners…the guys will return next week with their usual fare of Fire, Police, and EMS shenanigans.  But, every once in a while, they gotta remember there is more to life than the job.

BOLO

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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The Path of the Medic

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In this episode, HM and MC discuss the whys and wherefores of HM’s trajectory in the Fire service.

In his 8 year friendship with HM, MC has never asked:

“Why did you decide to promote up the EMS side and not the Fire side?”
Instead of simply telling him, the boys do what they do best…grab a beer, fire up the recorder and share.
HM also pokes in from the future and drops this bombshell: He has seen the Dark Tower.

BOLO

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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Would you pay an extra $0.03 for more cops/firefighters??

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Time for the boys to check the newswire for news about the three disciplines.

And boy oh boy did it not disappoint!
Cook County laid off over 100 Sheriff Cadets because some restaurant owners lobbied against a soda tax and some firefighters got into a fist fight at the scene of a car fire.
What does Motorcop think about taxes that go towards public safety?
Why does HM support a beer tax?
Are we really the highest taxed in the world?
Spoiler: Someone we know is a certified tax preparer.
More importantly…why should we care that one of the firefighters duking it out in broad daylight is a “40 year veteran?”
And what do the boys think about “a 3 year veteran” doing anything at all except graveyard shift?”
Oh…and Dark Tower movie comes in again and the show goes long!

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That’s Not Why We Have Cameras, Gary!

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In this episode, HM and MC talk about the Baltimore Cop and his alleged recording of planting dope.

Damn it Gary…

Officer Gary in Baltimore (not his real name…but probably is) didn’t listen to our last show about body cameras and filmed himself “allegedly” planting evidence at a scene.
Seriously.
The boys rake Gary over the coals as well as the other 2 officers watching this disaster in the making.
What would you do if one of your coworkers was about to pull a Gary? Is the camera the problem? Is it Gary? Is it the stellar alleys in Baltimore?

BOLO

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Warded Man by Peter Brett

Sean Eddy and Scott Kier…Troll Masters

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Technology – Friend or Foe?

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In this episode, HM and MC talk about technology…specifically body/helmet cams. Yes, this topic has been talked about before, but this time it’s not about the pros and cons of simply having them, but what are the different uses for those hours and hours of video that never go anywhere?

 

Is there a benefit for the Three Disciplines to review footage of major incidents? HM references the Asiana crash at SFO. What about reviewing traffic stop for different techniques/strategies?

More importantly, HM hits a major milestone on UnTappd:

1000 Unique Beers for HM!

BOLO

Wonder Woman

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What does “Professional Appearance” mean to you?

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In this episode, HM and MC continue their trail-blazing ways with new technology! Well…new technology for recording the show, at least.

In this week’s experiment, the guys tackle a controversial topic: body modification.

Nothing too crazy, mind you…they ain’t talkin’ about plates in the lip or Klingon style implants. Just your run of the mill tats, colored hair, and *gasp* T-shirts.

Listen to the guys wax philosophic about professional standards, visible body art, and MC’s favorite topic: Hair.

BOLO

Middletown, Ohio…or Deathville, USA

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In this episode, MC and HM, our heroes, decide to dive headfirst into the Middletown, Ohio idea of no longer responding to overdose calls.

It goes very well and we actually see a glimmer of humanity in the soul crushing Motorcop.

Why stop at overdoses?

Why not stop responding to all the other repeat calls we get?

BOLO

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Warded Man by Peter Brett

Are You a Good Hair or Bad Hair Boss?

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In this episode, HM and MC discuss different leadership styles. From the Good Beat Partner to the Condescending Prick, leadership styles are as varied as the people that fill those roles.

What makes a supervisor good (besides the hair)? How can those of us being supervised offer constructive criticism/encouragement to a newer boss versus taking whatever is thrown at us from a supervisor that is “feeling his new stripes”?

Recently, EMScapades published a very telling cartoon (see below) that struck a chord with the guys and they spend this episode discussing it.

Here’s the cartoon from the fine folks over at EMScapades:

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Paramedic Perv!

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In this episode, HM and MC discuss pervy paramedics. Well, technically, just one medic. 

Here’s the link to the article to which the guys refer in this episode.

Not interested in listening to the guys wax philosophic about the appropriate time/place to get you a handful of patient breast? Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version:

FRIGGIN’ DON’T.

This Cliff’s Notes version of the show is brought to you by the fine people over at Patreon.com/TCS where you can go to support this very show!

BOLO

Wool by Hugh Howey

Orphan Black (Amazon Prime)

The Leftovers (HBO)

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Do You Poop Where You Eat?

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In this aptly titled episode, HM and MC  have a simple question for you: What would you do as a Paramedic, Cop or Fireman if your municipality offered you money to buy a home in your district?  What would HM do?  What would MC do?

Would you like to live where you work?  Work where you live?  MC brings up a difficult situation HM never considered as a fireman and both of your hosts get nostalgic about their Firefighter dads and having them both first due at home.

HM’s district offered just such a program and he doesn’t live anywhere near it.  Find out why.

BOLO is pushed aside this week for a long overdue edition of “Ask MC” where HM finds 3 stories from the disciplines and does his best to earn MC 1/8 of 1 Doubloon.

He actually doesn’t do as horribly as usual if you can believe it.

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