Saturday, March 10, 2012
wait...you did what?! where the hell is it now??
The first 7 months or so are behind us. Mostly didactic and learning the skills needed to function as an actual Paramedic. I figured from here on out this is the stuff that people will actually be interested in. This is where the shit hits the fan. Welcome to the world of red eyes,energy drinks,parking lot naps,incredible survival,unexpected death,great friends,cold beer,late nights,early mornings,and God know what else.This is the clinical and vehicular phase of the Paramedic program. All of the info has been changed to avoid any sort of patient identification. So all these stories are either complete bullshit or God honest truth. Have fun guessing which is which. but one thing is for sure, people are strange. never at any point in your career should you ever say "Well now I have seen everything" because as soon as you finish saying it, someone will prove you very,very wrong! Personally I only have 8 years in the field,having spent time in private ambulance,and the greatest career ever,The fire service. I am fortunate in the fact that in this short time I have had the opportunity to work with and be instructed by some of the most well known and respected people in the field. And on this same note, something that most people don't realize is EMS/Fire service is THE definition of small world. Your name carries so much weight be it negative or positive. People will know you and what you do. And what you do will follow you your entire career. So in the immortal words of Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters, "stay sharp,keep fit,make good decisions."
Welcome aboard and here we go...