About

The Heavy Lies the Helmet podcast is available for listening on all major platforms including, but not limited to, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iHeartRADIO.


Michael Boone, BSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN

Mike is an active Flight Nurse and CEO of Heavy Lies the Helmet, LLC.  He has over 10 years of diverse nursing experience with a heavy focus on multi-disciplinary adult critical care. Before working in critical care transport, Mike was actively involved in rapid response, code team management, and mentorship.  He is a strong advocate for staff-driven initiatives and takes a special interest in shared governance professional practice models.

Bryan Boone, BSN, RN, NREMT, CFRN, CEN

Bryan is an active Flight Nurse, ED nurse, and COO of Heavy Lies the Helmet, LLC.  He has over 18 years of extensive nursing experience that includes intensive care, emergency care, and high level leadership.  Before working in critical care transport, Bryan was the director of an emergency department.  He is well versed in unit operations and administration and takes a special interest in cross-program initiatives and industry safety.  Bryan is also fluent in American Sign Language.

Dan Rauh, MS, AG-ACNP, EMT-P

Dan is an active Flight Nurse Practitioner at the University of Cincinnati, nocturnal Intensivist at a regional referral hospital, and Heavy Lies the Helmet’s Medical Director. He has over 30 years of experience in fire-based EMS; retiring as a career Shift Commander in 2014. Dan has a special interest in high acuity critical care, ECMO, acid/base balance, and is an ardent supporter of simulation. He believes that checklists are critical in the execution of high risk procedures, and that life-long learning is the only path to mastery.

Chris Sharpe, CA, CFI(NRCM), EMT-P

Chris Sharpe is a contributor for Heavy Lies the Helmet. His experience includes Project Manager, Chief Aircrewman, and Flight Paramedic for HeliSOS HEMS/Rescue Helicopter in Guatemala, and the Chief Aircrewman at Black Wolf Helicopters. Sharpe has been flying for over 28 years; having over 15,000 flying hours and 6,000 rescue operations to his credit. He is a safety and survival expert, teaching survival techniques to both civilian and military helicopter crews in Guatemala. He is also the recipient of the HAI 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award.

Andrew Hall, MPA, BBA, NREMT-P, FP-C

Andy is a former Flight Medic and active 911 supervisor, paramedic preceptor, and blog writer for Heavy Lies the Helmet.  He has been an EMT since 2007 and paramedic since 2009. Andy has a broad EMS background that includes rural and urban 911 systems throughout multiple states.  Before working in critical care transport, he worked in a busy emergency department.  Aside from presenting at numerous emergency transport conferences, Andy takes a special interest in EMS administration; having his Masters in Public Administration.

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