10 Reasons to Date an EMT
..10) We are used to staying up all night.
..09) we are great with multiple partners.
..08) We are experts in Mouth to Mouth.
..07) we are the quickest in rapid clothing removal.
..06) We arrive with our own multi-positional bed.
..05) We'd shock the socks off you.
..04) We always come when we are called.
..03) We are prepared for any rhythm.
..02) We are already familiar… Continue
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Life of an EMT/Cop/Firefighter
It may take you two minutes to read this, but if you do not take the time to read this you are one of the people this post is talking about.
You stay up for 16 hours.
he's been up for 48 straight.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
The rain in the middle of the interstate keeps him awake.
You complain of a "headache", and call… Continue
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 11:59am —
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the station,
All was quiet except for our snoring Dalmatian.
Our boots had been placed by the bunksides with care,
In hopes that the shift change would finally be here.
The lights were turned down and the TV was off,
The rigs had been washed and the floors had been mopped.
Firemen and Medics lie nestled in bed,
While visions of homelife danced through their heads.
When out of the darkness, arose ringing… Continue
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 11:57am —
You might be a Medic if......
1. You find humor in other people's stupidity...
2. You believe that 90% of people are a poor excuse for protoplasm...
3. Discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal seems perfectly normal to you...
4. Your idea of fine dining is anywhere you can sit down to eat...
5. You get an almost irresistible urge to stand and wolf your food even in the nicest restaurants...
6. You plan your dinner break while lavaging an overdose… Continue
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 11:56am —
Body: ***DISCLAIMER: The following message was posted by a man who had the balls to put into writing what the entire E.M.S. world has wanted to say for years.
Thank you Ron for spelling it out for the world!***
For those of you who work in EMS or have anything to do with EMS, you are going to appreciate this. For those of you who call EMT's and Paramedics… Continue
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 11:55am —
Hey guys, starting my kick off to raise money for LODD EMS brothers and sisters. Each year there is a Memorial Bike Ride from NYC to Roanoke, VA where on the last day we participate in the actual annual memorial service. I will be riding this May 16th through the 22nd. I will be riding in memorial of K.C. Chessire who lost his life this past December. He was an EMT with our service, Lifeguard Ambulance of Santa Rosa County, on the panhandle of Fl. I haven't seen any other particpants from the… Continue
Added by AJ on February 14, 2009 at 4:34pm —
Many of the posts on this network site, and others, bemoan the plight of poor, overworked, underpaid, and under-respected EMS providers.
Yet, the EMS community does not seem to have an active labor movement working to improve this environment.
I must confess that I'm not a union guy - I'm a chief in a right-to-work, no collective bargaining for public employees state. So the situation probably works to my advantage - maybe. But I am curious.
It seems that much… Continue
Added by Skip Kirkwood on February 14, 2009 at 10:43am —
The First Laws of EMS:
All emergency calls will wait until you begin to eat, regardless of the time.
The EMS Law of Gravity:
Any instrument, when dropped, will always come to rest in the least accessible place possible.
The EMS Law of Time and Distance:
The distance of the call from the hospital increases as the tme to shift change decreases.
Corrollary 1- The shortest distance between the station and the scene is under… Continue
Added by alan torbet on February 11, 2009 at 10:04pm —
Have ya ever gottin up to go to work and not really feel like going in? Ya just have that feeling that something just isn't right bout that day and ya just don't want to deal with it?
Well I had that day yesturday. It was a day that all of us in the EMS regret ever having to deal with.
The day started out at 2a.m. waking up two hours earlier than I had to to go to work. Kind of sucked couldn't really figure out why I had woke up so early and couldn't go back to sleep. Nothing unusualy… Continue
Added by Troy Grissom on February 11, 2009 at 12:35pm —
As some of you may know, in the middle of nowhere, on the Canadian border, an EMT named Mark Davis was shot and killed while responding to a chest pain call. For those of you who don't, well, now you do. Our community is really small...like really really small. We had an amazing amount of support over the last week from squads, corps, and agencies across the nation. Once I have gotten my hands on some more of the pictures, I will be posting them up here. You all will get to see what an amazing… Continue
Added by Princess Bekah on February 9, 2009 at 2:44pm —
Standing in chest deep water, freezing rain falling and stinging as it hits the exposed parts of your body. Holding the head above water to keep her head from drowning until rescue could get there to cut her free But Im Just An Ambulance Driver
on a scene at a mva a mom trapped upside down in her car and her dead sons body laying on top of her without a second thought for my safety crawing inside the wreckage to take C spine control and to calm the frantic lady But Im Just An… Continue
Added by alan torbet on February 8, 2009 at 10:43pm —
This is a class that we may offer in the future ==> http://tinyurl.com/bzg38c but I wanted to hear from the community and from someone who's had, taken or teaches this course. Worth it? Not worth it? Complete waste of time? Tell me if your familiar with this course.
Added by Jesse Pichardo on February 4, 2009 at 8:46pm —
Screaming Sirens, Flashing lights
Ambulance racing through the nights
Racing to help, to aid aid those in need
to a save a life, always wanting to succeed
No time to think, only time to react
a life in hand depending on that fact
Skills and training always on your mind
time and life intertwind
always on call, always enroute
always knowing we will get called out
no matter the time, even in bad weather
our love… Continue
Added by sarah schmidt on February 4, 2009 at 6:52pm —
I should preface with I can't stand country music. It makes me nauseated. I can't relate. I don't own a truck, a dog and I haven't lost my girl but this is really cool. Check it out. It may take a minute to load but listen to it and tell me what you think ===>http://tinyurl.com/9enw2o
Added by Jesse Pichardo on February 4, 2009 at 1:06pm —
To: All EMS Personnel From: Chief of Operations
Subject: Proper Narrative Descriptions
It has come to our attention from several emergency rooms that many EMS narratives have taken a decidedly creative direction lately. Effective immediately, all members are to refrain from using slang and abbreviations to describe patients, such as the following:
1) Cardiac patients should not be referred to as suffering from MUH (messed up heart), PBS (pretty bad shape), PCL… Continue
Added by Lindsay on February 2, 2009 at 8:22pm —
February 2, 2009
Dear Jim, Kyle, Mike, & Bobby,
I have received word of a call that happened over the weekend in which you as a crew did an outstanding job. This call was challenging to say the least considering the extrication logistics and language barrier. 199 MICU and Ambulance 198 were on scene for 17 minutes during which time your hearing and speech impaired patient was assessed, treated, two 12-leads were obtained and transmitted, command… Continue
Added by Kyle on February 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
So I'm roaming around the web, like always, and I decide hey lets go to Facebook. So I click over expecting the usual; gossip, whining, and general friend connecting. Amongst all of this clicking I saw an advertisement for this place called EMS Connect. I thought to myself "hmm...interesting" and clicked the ad. Now this ad could be anything; it could be an awesome undiscovered site or it could range something on the line of a hidden satanic cult or porn site (this is the net after all).… Continue
Added by Kyle on February 2, 2009 at 10:00am —