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Shoutout to EpiJunky

EpiJunkie over at PinkWarmandDry wrote a post summarizing her thoughts and feelings as she watched one of her patients die in front of her during the whole M. Jackson thing. Really, she sums it up exceptionally well. My thoughts on the MJ thing are this. Who cares? People die all the time. Some deserve to […]

Some resources I use daily

One of my jobs that I don’t blog about much happens to be for an agency that is responsible for responding to disasters. I don’t write about it much, because I want this job to be about my first professional love, which is EMS. However, with this job, I have had the opportunity to travel […]

Why does being a Paramedic seem so worthless sometimes?

This isn’t a happy post. I love EMS and love being a paramedic. I love the job, love taking care of the patients, and love the challenge, excitement, and challenge. I’ve always said that EMS is an abusive, co-dependent relationship for me. I need it and really, I’ve always thought that it kind of needs […]

When God made Paramedics

Usually I don’t get into emotional fluff or “hero-worship” type stuff… but this one’s an oldie but a goodie. I didn’t write it, I don’t know who did… but as I sit here with my beautiful Gkemtb at my side and my kitty on the other side, I wax poetic… Maybe it’s the beer? ———————————–When […]

Not EMS – Mainstream Media vs. New Media (#45.3455)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/comments_blog/2009/06/how-would-we-have-reacted-if-tmz-had-been-wrong-about-michael-jacksons-death-.html The mainstream media is whining about the whole, you know, internet thing. You see, apparently citizens posting information on the web beats the speed of which information can be published by journalists. This is a problem for them, because they have built their entire business model on their need for “profitability”. Which I agree […]

Slow day so far

Today is a fairly slow day at the fire station. Three calls so far on this reverse 24 and tonight is the first time I get to sleep in my own bed with the cats and the wife (not necessarily in that order) for like 2 weeks almost. Tomorrow brings a regular 24, and the […]

More on EMS Narrative Reporting

More tips and examples you can use to improve your EMS narrative report writing.

The Insanely long work week – Part 14 2/3

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4LwJnuPVbY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] This has been my shifts so far. One really good save at the start of it, then… well, this. I was the cat at the end. I envision that there’s an epic fail coming up

The Handover – June ’09 Edition

BasicsDoc took on The Handover blog carnival this month. As always, there’s a ton of excellent articles from my fellow EMS bloggers. It’s all “must read” stuff. Great stuff. Good Job Doc. Remember, “Support your local EMS Blogosphere!”

Video – Rockford, Illinois – Train derails and explodes during severe thunderstorm

June 19th, 2009 – Rockford, IL So last night, I was working my ambulance job in Wisconsin and MISSED THIS. My Illinois Fire Department sent an engine and a chief through the MABAS system who are still there. I don’t have all the details, but apparently a severe thunderstorm washed out railroad tracks which caused […]

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