Hello my name is Andrew Church I am blogging any one who can give me helpful advice about becoming an emt. I am currently a volunteer firefighter in small town in Arkansas, my goal was to gain education through th FD to find a career in firefighting. Unfortunately I am to old to become a full time fireman I am 38 yrs old. I still enjoy being a volunteer, so anyway what i want to do is focus on becoming a future paramedic. What i am not sure of is the best route to take, the FD is suppose to be… Continue
Added by andrew scott church on March 31, 2010 at 5:55pm —
EMS as a field tends to hire young, inexperienced people. It's a fact of life. Many EMT-B's are young people working toward other goals, e.g., paramedic, med school, nursing, PA, full-time firefighter. So it's no surprising that many of the people that I'm surrounded by are eighteen to twenty-five years old, filling their first--or one of their first--real position of responsibility.
The end-result of such youth and inexperience is the inevitable bouts of unprofessional behavior like… Continue
Added by Todd D. on March 30, 2010 at 2:09pm —
What is a partner? I
s it just someone that happens to sit next to you when your on shift? Or is it something more?
I have worked with a lot of different people, but very few do I call “partner”. To me a partner is someone who at times is a “Part” of you. Who you are comfortable with, who in a strange way is familiar to Continue
you. The kind of partner that gets your jokes, and who gets you.
Someone who you can talk…
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 28, 2010 at 6:37pm —
I recently started a new weekly column on my blog called "Celebrity Medics". Each week I pick a new character, fictional or real, and discuss what kind of paramedic they would be. Recent celebrity medics include Batman, Chuck Norris and Barack Obama. Stop by the blog every week to see who the next celebrity medic is going to to be!
I'm always looking for suggestions or comments. Feel free to contact me!…
Added by Sean Eddy on March 27, 2010 at 10:44pm —
Responders, this week I feel it appropriate to include one of my
favorite exercises. I qualify it as an ‘everything’ exercise. This
movement conditions the body as a whole and teaches the ‘core’ and spine
to stiffen. This will allow us to resist the forces that cause injury
while maintaining a stable posture.
If a kettle bell
is not available use a dumbbell or simply the floor. Hold for… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on March 24, 2010 at 12:05pm —
My sister and I shared my first real, walk-out-of-the-hospital-alive save here in Ohio. It was quite an experience, really. We were called out around 1:30 AM for chest pains, told by dispatch that the man would be sitting in his truck at the end of his driveway, waiting for us with his lights on, (since he had quite a lengthy driveway). We were blessed (?) with a driver that cold, rainy night. He got us there in record time, slowing down when we got in the vicinity of the numerics of our call.… Continue
Added by Mary Griffin on March 24, 2010 at 2:57am —
For some time now, I have exhibited some rather odd behaviors. This has lead me to consider the possibility that I may be a little bit crazy.
Some examples of my possible craziness include:
I guess elderly peoples medical history while in line at the grocery store.
I look at strangers necks, arms and hands and get a happy feeling when they have “good veins”
I yell obscenities at the… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 23, 2010 at 1:29pm —
I am searching for volunteer EMS, stand alone, or as part of a volunteer fire service. What I seek are EMS that responds Code 3 to the scene with only the driver, attendants etc meet the ambulance at the scene. Particularly interested in any which function as an independent auxilliary to a regular FD in a large city. Thanks
Added by Bruce Bloom on March 15, 2010 at 9:21pm —
Deadline to register is June 14, 2010…
Added by Bill J. Hufford on March 14, 2010 at 1:00pm —
After reading Jeramedic's Blog Post, I was inspired to tell my story about my first field save. It really makes us realize why we do this job. I would encourage everyone to read our stories and tell us about your "first time".
Check out Jeramedic's story here
Added by Sean Eddy on March 13, 2010 at 8:58am —
It was late morning on a weekday in August, and It was my second shift
with my new partner Bobby. The day was going rather slow, and we had
only had one call so far. It wasn’t very serious, and after we cleared
the hospital we were sent to post at Lucy’s panadería. The assignment
was not for any pastry purposes but rather district coverage. Lucy’s
was the half way point between our response area, and that of our
sister station to the north. When ever coverage got… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 13, 2010 at 4:46am —
Hey Guys,I'm doing the whole stay at home mom thing right now. I was hoping to start my schooling in the fall. I found out about online schools offering EMT BASIC or EMT I course. I'm on the west cost right out side Portland Oregon. I was thinking taking the course online would spare me daycare cost and travel time.… Continue
Added by Morayo Sandhagen on March 8, 2010 at 8:42am —
Please take a minute today and say a prayer for the members of Bensalem EMS. Yesterday evening they lost a parmedic in the line of duty.
Added by Mike Green on March 8, 2010 at 6:31am —
Well the Chronicles of EMS train just keeps on chugging. Only less then a month after the premier in San Francisco and days before it’s east coast premier in Baltimore
at EMS Today, CoEMS is the topic on everyone’s mind.
This week I was a guest on the GenMed Show…
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 4, 2010 at 10:30am —
Well i start my Medic/Asso. in EMS Management in april then hopefully will get a job in TN and make the move out of Michigan. Keeping my fingers crossed
Added by Dino Brancato on March 2, 2010 at 1:45pm —