Burnt toast; the road to burn out

There was a time I was burnt out. Well, that’s not exactly true. There was a time that every three months I was burnt to the core. I wanted to quit. I wanted to go to nursing school. Hell, I even put in an application to Fed Ex.                 Unfortunately, there was one time that … Continue reading Burnt toast; the road to burn out

apple.news/APWZMplLkQp28qw0aiF26Vw I couldn't imagine being first on scene... prays for EVERYONE involved.

An apology.

I'm sorry this has happened to you today. I am sorry you feel this way. I am sorry that you were born unlucky and suffer from this illness. I am sorry that they did this to you. I am sorry your bad day had become a turning point in my career. As the compassionate face … Continue reading An apology.

Plato’s Cave and the Fire Service

http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/~matlmc/Allegory_cave.pdf I have read this in past for my first degree in Literature (unemployment). As future leaders in emergency services, it makes me happy to see this added to the curriculum. In a constantly developing trade, it is important to practice critical thinking in an academic sense. Plato is using this metaphor to describe how … Continue reading Plato’s Cave and the Fire Service

A paramedic’s response to Krokodil

BE WARNED! Gruesome pics utilized... Please feel free to review or comment. This is a position piece I am outlining for potential publication. All reviews accepted and appreciated! Biting back against the Krokodil; a Paramedic Response                 Clandestine labs are becoming increasingly more creative as the world demands for cheaper stronger narcotics. Bath salts, K2, … Continue reading A paramedic’s response to Krokodil

Don’t call 911… that many times. America’s perception of emergency services.

The LA times reported recently of a woman being sentenced to jail for excessively calling 911 and reporting claiming she was having an emergency. http://www.emsworld.com/news/11285962/calif-woman-gets-jail-time-for-multiple-911-calls?utm_source=EMS+World+News+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS131219004 43 year old woman, Linette Young, complained of having panic episodes that gave her the feeling that she was going to die. Yes, this is a common symptom with panic … Continue reading Don’t call 911… that many times. America’s perception of emergency services.

Now Hiring.

At least in my experience as a paramedic, there is no shortage of hours. In my service, they actually base merit on how many extra shifts you pick up. We are fully staffed most times of the years, but for some reason, we never have enough trucks. An aspect they don’t advertise or train you … Continue reading Now Hiring.

Just a thought…

This was passed onto me from a friend. Don't know it's origin, but thought it was a great insight to our world as EMS providers. "Welcome to the profession whose entry-level practitioners — you, in a few months — rank 4th from the bottom in the Bureau of Labor Statistics salary rankings. The only people … Continue reading Just a thought…