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Operation FEE Line: Exposing the Deadly Side of Kittens on Emergency Scenes

see more Lolcats and funny pictures Kittens: Deadly minions of the Dark Side, or Cuddly Agents of Evil… You decide. Today, I faced my own mortality in a daring, high-stakes, high-angle rescue. A life was on the line and my truck company was assigned to respond and snatch it from the jaws of death. We […]

Wow, that takes me back… A paramedic ruminates

The other day I was up at the station having a conversation with one of our firefighters when she described a call where she found that “this guys legs were like, all messed up. They were like every which way and stuff. Gross” Now while I have to give credit to great medical terminology where […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

“In Their Eyes” – From Guest Author – Randy Lovelace EMT-B

… We’re an anomaly, our small-but-proud department. We’ve got a fanatically devoted, passionate group of highly trained volunteer firefighters and EMTs that provide the best possible service to our citizens…

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