This started as a letter to my friends here at EMSconnect, but I think everyone could stand to read it . People, that still prejudge because of skin color, well you all need to stand up and pull your head out of your ass. It's not about color, it's about attitude. If you treat me well, I will treat you with the same same respect. If you wanna throw down, well than, it's on.
When I was in school, there were a few african americans who would get in the faces of caucasions and put there… Continue
Added by Victoria Lynn on August 31, 2009 at 12:35pm —
Ask yourself this. What type of person chooses to spend every day going out and helping complete strangers in there time of desperation.
Ask yourself, would you take a job were you spend long hours for little pay rushing to the aid of a stranger. Spend long hours training so you can go out and try to do some good.
Would you take a career that had very few highs and even greater lows. Would you go to work everyday knowing that the odds are never in your favor.
Would you spend the… Continue
Added by Mike Green on August 28, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Lord hear me this day. I have for more years than I care to remember fought to protect and help total strangers in their darkest most trying moments.
I have been there to give breath when they had trouble breathing. I have made hearts beat after they have stopped.
I have placed band-aids and bandages over all kinds of boo-boos and wounds.
I have witnessed the gift of life being born into this world, and I have watched the light of a soul fade to black more times than I care to… Continue
Added by Mike Green on August 28, 2009 at 1:39pm —
Well actually tonight... at Santa Fe College here in Gainesville, FL!
Added by Shawna Griggs on August 24, 2009 at 12:53pm —
I am moving to austin( georgetown, roundrock ect...) and would like some feedback on jobs and rent and just any thing you think might help. i am a new medic with ff school and experience. also i bartend on the side, so where are the hot spots or just the town pubs.
thank u so much for any feedback u can give me. Beth from the east coast.
Added by Bathsheba "BETH" Miller on August 20, 2009 at 9:26am —
yayy i just past national registry for my basic so happy you have no idea now time for bigger better things : )
Added by Stephanie Shippe on August 19, 2009 at 11:35pm —
i just get lucky to watch this movie, my condolence for the all families, well done for the EMS system there
the film is a powerful, gut wrenching film I promise you will never forget in your lifetime. It makes you aware and sad.
The movie is pretty much a re-enactment of the Columbine shooting, with names changed, as well as some of the details. For example, the movie has one shooter rather than two. The first forty minutes of the movie deal directly with the shooting,… Continue
Added by Ahed on August 19, 2009 at 10:55pm —
Hi everyone...I hate to be a downer but it's come to my attention that we are losing a great number of EMT's/Medics from this site because someone is posting negative racial/ethnicity remarks and they are asking people to leave the site because of their religious beliefs.....personally, I think it is BS to do that to another 'family' member, but I would like to hear from others regarding this.
Added by Tammy on August 19, 2009 at 5:41pm —
I have an Interview with Cole County EMS on Tuesday of next week....im pretty stoked... wish me luck
Added by Michael Faddoul on August 19, 2009 at 1:54pm —
-The average index finger would be the size of 1 oz. of meat.
-Your closed fist would equal a 4oz. Skinless chicken breast on the bone.
-Most women's fists are the size of 1 cup.
-Most men's fists are the size of 1 1/2 cups.
-A can of soda is 12oz. and full of empty calories from sugar.
-A pint of food from a Chinese restaurant is equal to 2 cups; which is the perfect serving size for pasta!
-2 pats of butter as in a restaurant, is greater in calories than a plate… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on August 17, 2009 at 7:11am —
responders, I now have a series of 4 posters designed for stations and exercise rooms. They are 24 x 36 posters and cover all the basic tenets of the Fit Responder Program. Poster #1- Self massage and stretching, #2-self myofascial release and stretching, #3-resistance band exercise, #4-body weight exercise. All are part of the fitness in uniform philosophy I teach. enjoy the band poster sample to wet your fitness whistle. To order shoot me an email!…
Added by Bryan Fass on August 11, 2009 at 1:05pm —
Responders, at the request of many here is one of the absolute easiest stretches you can do on duty. It will restore movement and relax postural muscles along with helping to prevent back and shoulder problems, all at once!
Shoulder and Back Stretch
Shoulder and Back Stretch
Remember to hold for 60 seconds each side, relax and breathe.…
Added by Bryan Fass on August 11, 2009 at 9:42am —
i am looking for Lt. Brad from the FDNY. He is an Paramedic and i stayed with him for 2 weeks on the 12U - based in the Bellevue Hospital of New York. That was in the year 1997! Who knows anything about him? Where is Brad now? He is an very nice guy and good friend! I lost all photos and phone numbers...Sorry!
Added by Steven from Spain on August 11, 2009 at 2:01am —
The Code 3 for a cure, Mission of Honor and Hope, will be kicking off its annual cross country mission,to help raise awareness of firefighter related cancer. The Mission will depart from Griffith Park Observatory, In Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 14th at 10:00 am. Please come out and support this Mission. For more imformation go to www.code3foracure.org
Added by Jack Thoreson on August 6, 2009 at 6:59pm —
Did you know that exercising just 20-30 minutes a day will significantly reduce your chances of heart disease and obesity.
Did you know that stretching once a day will significantly reduce your chance of injury and or muscle strain. (better hold that stretch for 45 sec!)
Did you know that by only eating half of what is on your plate you will loose weight, decrease body fat and save money. (leftovers anyone)
Did you know that if your merrit raise is based on your… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on August 4, 2009 at 8:25am —
If you are a candidate for hire at a paid Fire Service or as a police Officer there is no question that you will have to take and pass a fitness based test. If you are an EMT there is no question that you may have to take a test, but if you do not pass it thats ok, EMS needs bodies to run calls! Why is EMS any different from the rest of public safety? We are still required to lift, carry, pull, push etc. yet the public perception of EMS is fat and lazy. Fire is seen as fit and strong, so are… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on August 4, 2009 at 8:24am —
Responders, as I am pressed for time the last few weeks and I do feel guilty for not providing you with more freebie exercises here is an easy one to do. Easy for the fact that it can be done anywhere, you and your partner can make a game out of it(ball throw-distractions-time). it is a great lower bady and balance exercise. Add in a deeper squat or a greater distance to th
e touch points. How long can you balance on one leg, keep your knee bent and… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on August 4, 2009 at 8:23am —
Well as I wrote earlier I just passed my PHTLS. I learned some very intersting things there. I think my favorite by far had to be the F.A.S.T. Sternal IO. Has anyone actually used this yet other than in the military? What are your thoughts on it? What about the EZ-IO what do you think of it and have you used it yet?
Added by Monica J Williams on August 3, 2009 at 3:11pm —