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I Am An Emt

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    quick grievance: my state just updated the EMS

    protocols. I feel like the people who make up the protocols and guidelines need to work in the field more and get out from behind their desk.
    boredalex boredalex 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    Ems

    i decided to take an EMT course my senior year of high school and had an amazing time as the youngest member of the class.  6 months later i had my ticket and i've worked for my university since and did a short stint with a local ambulance service.  i like offering...
    z1e1k z1e1k 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    I am an EMT for 2 years,

    I work in the ER sine I got my license I was volunteer as EMR in that ER for 1 year sine I am 17. I am 20 now!
    silentinsnow silentinsnow 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    Going Paramedic

    I got my Emt-B licensure in January and have not been able to find work, so it looks like i am going to have to go full Para this fall, luckily its only a one year certification.
    someoneempty someoneempty 22-25 4 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    I'm Working On Becoming An Emt

    Currently i'm in class for my EMT-B in central massachusetts, On july 9 i go for my practical exam than shortly after for my state exam. I'm excited to pass and start working. Hopefully I will pass and than the next day i'll turn 21... :)
    lover21JJ lover21JJ 22-25, F Feb 17, 2011

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    Ems Humor

    Three nurses are walking along the beach when they find an old lamp. One of the nurses rubs the lamp and out pops a genie! "For freeing me, I'll give each of you one wish," announces the genie. The first nurse says, "I want to be twice as smart as I am now, that way I'll be a...
    donh2989 donh2989 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    I Am An Emt

     I have worked for a private ambulance company in the city for about 4 months now and have seen some amazing things.  I remember during my training, I worked at a Trauma one hospital where I assisted in some pretty major procedures, including setting tibula/fibula...
    Troyb3 Troyb3 18-21 2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    A lot of times we don't truly save a life

    but tonight we had a good one. We were alerted for an OD and got on scene to find the house locked up and no response on a call back and knocking so we forced entry to find a semi responsive woman moments from going unconscious, we dropped her at the hospital alive and alert...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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    Its always a good feeling when

    even off duty your skills can help someone in need
    kristy31415 kristy31415 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

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    Well, not an EMT... I'm a MRT,

    which stand for medical response technician. I work on an ambulance and help EMTs, and I'm also a medic at a camp during the summer.
    sentimentalguy1 sentimentalguy1 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2015

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    I had a chance to help a patient mid-flight.

    Her sugar was very low she was almost see through white. Nothing more then getting some food in her but such a great feeling knowing what to do and when to do it without panicking. Major props to the flight attendants for keeping cool and helping out. I know people think it...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    Hooked On Helping...

    I started EMS a few years ago when my boyfriend swore if I joined the volunteer squad as a "social member" all I would have to do was help out at special events and bring water and coffee to fires and stuff. Well, working @ a school @ the time I decided to take part in...
    HalfMyHeart HalfMyHeart 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    What Made Me Decide to Be An Emt

    I've been an EMT for 10 years now and a volunteer member of my local Ambulance company for 11 years. I was inspired by my Dad, who is a career Paramedic for our town Ambulance Company. He has been involved with the fire department/EMS since he was a teenager. He started out as a...
    ninelives1979 ninelives1979 26-30, F 1 Response May 6, 2008

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    Please everyone i don't care

    if your religious or not but will you pray for me i got a page to a 5 car pile up. 2 people possibly deceased, and multiple injured. Please pray for all the emergency personel going to this call
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 19, 2015

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    My Emt Story

    I became an EMT because of the EMT's that tried (in vain) to save my mother. I've always been interested in medicine, and it seemed like a logical choice. Now i can't imagine doing anything else, even though I've only been doing it about 2 years, I work as an EMT everyday, and...
    aluraceleste aluraceleste 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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    I've been an EMT for 7 years now.

    Possibly the most rewarding part of my life next to fatherhood
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2015

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    Earlier this year I went through a three month

    long training course to become a state certified EMT. Myself and my fellow EMT students had a 1,200 page text book plus rotations and we also had practicals (splinting, KEDS device, etc) that we had to be proficient with. I was so elated when I finally passed my state board...
    shadow2016 shadow2016 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    Flashing red lights reflecting off of the

    street signs, the siren wailing. Grabbing the jump pack, putting on the blue gloves.
    soflyup soflyup 31-35, M Mar 18, 2014

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    Something I wrote Senior year of high

    school Dylan Greenwood May 5, 2014 Personal Statement My Purpose Before starting the Cadet Program with the Morgan County Ambulance Service in June of 2013, I had undervalued the work of our local Medics. When I saw an ambulance, that’s all it was to me: “The Ambulance...
    HozierAndMumford HozierAndMumford 18-21, M Jan 7, 2015

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    For a Year and a Few Months Now

    I love it, but not working in the city - I prefer county. My first code was an elderly priest at an icu hospital. You know it's going to be a bad run when a hospital calls 911. I was doing cpr on him when he died. My face was the last thing he saw. He had felt...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Living The Dream !

    When I was little my dad told me i cold be whatever i wanted to be and i said okay ! A few years back when i was probably about 13 my dad asked what i think i wanted to be and i told him i know i wanna be a fire fighter and i wanna be an EMT ! He told me it would be hard and i...
    PAEMT1551 PAEMT1551 18-21, F May 1, 2012

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    I Am Still Certified But No Longer Working

    I was first certified as an EMT-B in my county 7 years ago. I became nationally certified 3 years ago.  I have worked as an ER Tech and on an ambulance crew (ALS).  I recently left the field but my certification is still current.  I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    I Want To Be An Emt

    I think that being an Emergency Medical Technician would be an ideal occupation for me. I love public service and I love to assist others in need. I'm also a very action-oriented person and I have heard much about how EMT's get a rush from rushing a patient to the hospital and...
    social02 social02 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Technically Not An Emt Yet!

    Technically I'm not an EMT yet. I take my practical Tuesday and have my final Thursday. I have to take my national registry soon. Not too worried about the national registry but I am scared half to death about my practical. I would rather take my registry 100 times over then get...
    bloodytears1986 bloodytears1986 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Shared This Once But This Seems Like A Similar Forum So Here I Go Again...

    I am a EMT-Paramedic and have been one for 14 years. I was directed to this online forum by my therapist. It's hard to know where to start after close to 15 years of not really sharing ,so I will start with chapter one in every paramedic training book, Burnout. To all my...
    HeliosLos HeliosLos 36-40 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Sometimes this job can be

    so rough. It can really take a toll on a person. Lost two people in two days. Both very young. It's hard to close my eyes without seeing their faces.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Recently had a patient in an MVC jammed up

    under the dash. As the FD worked on flapping the roof and rolling the dash, he kept saying he couldn't feel his legs, he was going to die, etc.. He even asked us to cut his legs off if it would save his life. Once loaded an en route to trauma facility, really all we could nail...
    mouse0283 mouse0283 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Why?

    Because saving the life of others is better than trying to deal with my own.
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M 2 Responses May 24, 2011

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    Taking my state practical at the end of the

    month!! Can't wait to do what I love!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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    mouse0283 mouse0283 31-35, M Oct 14, 2014

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    I'M An EMT

    I'm expected to keep people alive until we get to the hospital and I make less money than many fast food managers. I help train nursing students, at the local college, in emergency care and still get called "Ambulance Driver" by current nurses. I've seen many cops in line in...
    Bambulance Bambulance 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    One of the worst feelings in the world is

    knowing your patient is dead, but having to run the call anyway and halfway through, you start to think they're coming back, that maybe your efforts aren't in vain; perhaps if you do everything right, you can save them. But then you realize that no matter what you do, that...
    MyOwnMuse MyOwnMuse 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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