The Crossover Show — 018

Ask MC Part I

crossover showIn this episode, the Happy Medic brings back an oldie, but a goodie: Ask MC.

With no prepa­ra­tion, HM rat­tles off ques­tions to MC in quick suc­ces­sion and with­out a break…except for the part where we get so long-winded we had to break the nearly hour-long episode into two parts.

This week is Part 1

Bonus Content/Breaking News:

MClet #4 has arrived! Curi­ous? Well if you lis­tened to Episode 17, you already know. Didn’t listen? Now is your chance!

Do you have ques­tions for an Ask MC or Ask HM episode? Send the guys an email!


The Crossover Show — 017

Slow the F#$^ Down.

crossover showIn the episode, MC and HM talk about Code 3 vehi­cle operations.

As you can imag­ine, it basi­cally boils down to “Slow the F#%$ down”. That’s obvi­ously a sim­pli­fied ver­sion, but remem­ber, code 3 is dif­fer­ent from pur­suit dri­ving. Code 3 merely means hav­ing one’s lights and siren operative.

MC and HM offer some tactics/strategies to con­sider when you are oper­at­ing your vehi­cle, be it a patrol car, motor­cy­cle, rig, or ambulance.


We talk Out­lander and argue Star Trek ver­sus Star Trek: Next Gen­er­a­tion ver­sus J.J. Abrams reboot.  We also dis­pel some Ital­ian stereo­types.  Why, you ask? #BecauseMCLetNumberFour


The Crossover Show 016

A medic's dream

crossover showIn the lat­est episode, our intre­pid hosts ful­fill a life­long dream held by Happy Medic…kinda.

See, it all involves CA Penal Code Sec­tion 148 and the designees therein. In The Crossover Show 015, we talked about Penn­syl­va­nia v Mimms and the case of San­dra Bland. We  briefly dis­cusses 148 and what it means from the per­spec­tive of Johnny Law. Keep in mind 148 is the CA sec­tion, but there are sec­tions just like it all over this great land of ours.

Towards the end of the show, Happy is a wee bit morose about his lack of abil­ity to take part in hold­ing folks account­able for delay­ing him. But is that really the case?

Here’s the skinny:

148.  (a) (1) Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructsany public officer, peace officer, or an emergency medical
technician, as defined in Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797)
of the Health and Safety Code, in the discharge or attempt to
discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other
punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding
one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail
not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

Did you catch that bold bit, there?

Yeah…it’s got Happy quite a bit hap­pier than usual.

After that encounter with glory, we devolved fairly rapidly into a level of shenani­ganry even we rarely achieve. Not to men­tion, it would appear that the entire EMS sys­tem is noth­ing more than a Ponzi scheme.


Arthur Vines. Lis­ten very care­fully to this warn­ing. The man drops more f-bombs than nearly any man should…but it is hilar­i­ous. Plus, he’s British, so it’s cute, too.

Also, HM believes in ancient aliens.

I don’t get it either.


The Crossover Show 015 — Police Authority

What are your rights?

crossover showThe lights come on behind you. You pull over. The offi­cer asks you to exit the vehicle.

Do you or don’t you?

This week, MC and HM talk about your rights, the Supreme Court’s deci­sion, and the recent case of San­dra Bland.

We under­stand this has been a topic about which MC has already posted, but HM isn’t an offi­cer and voices some opin­ions from a civil­ian per­spec­tive that have not yet been broached on #TheCrossoverShow.

Here are the resources the guys men­tion dur­ing this episode:

The Crossover Show — 014

Positional Asphyxia, Restraints, and HM's Weird S&M Tactics

crossover showThe guys are back with a new episode! In today’s episode, MC and HM talk about trans­port­ing com­bat­ive suspects/victims/patients.

Should they be in soft restraints? Hand­cuffs? Dri­ving the ambu­lance (to be fair, we didn’t cover this…because, c’mon…).

We also take about the dif­fer­ent options when it comes to restraints in the field…everything from sim­ple rope (not to hogtie, peo­ple) to the Wrap.

In the BOLO, MC let’s you know what he’s read­ing these days.

When it’s time to head back 7S/AIQ, they talk about whether or not dis­cussing your day/incidents with loved ones is a good idea and why.


Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling


The Crossover Show — 013 — In Memory of Sgt. Scott Lunger

EOW 7/22/15


Thin Blue Warrior

MC and HM recorded a spe­cial edi­tion of the Crossover Show this week in honor of Hay­ward PD Sgt. Scott Lunger.

Sgt. Lunger was shot and killed in the line of duty dur­ing an early morn­ing traf­fic stop on July 22, 2015. At the time of the record­ing, very lit­tle infor­ma­tion was avail­able regard­ing the inci­dent. MC and HM don’t talk specif­i­cally about the inci­dent in which Sgt. Lunger was involved. Instead, HM takes the lead in ask­ing MC about the dan­gers of traf­fic stops and if they should ever be con­sid­ered “routine”.

MC and HM appre­ci­ate your lis­ten­ing to a dif­fi­cult episode. The guys have left the usual friv­o­lity, patches, and BOLO for another show.

This episode opens with radio traf­fic from Sgt. Lunger’s part­ner (and an incred­i­bly pro­fes­sional and cool-headed dis­patcher) and ends emo­tion­ally as well.

If you appre­ci­ate our show and this episode in par­tic­u­lar, please share it.

RIP, Sgt. Lunger.

We have the watch.


The Crossover Show 012

crossover showMC and HM talk about the con­cept of par­ents call­ing the police (be it sin­cerely or as a ploy) and ask­ing for help mak­ing their kids behave.

You may find this hard to believe, but the guys finds it not only stu­pid but patently offensive!

You’ll also learn about not only how the guys were raised them­selves, but how the lessons they learned helped shape the men they’ve become and the par­ents they are to their own kids.


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