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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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    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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    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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    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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    Why?

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

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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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    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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    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 21-25, F 6 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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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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    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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    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 19-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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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 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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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 26-30, M Mar 18

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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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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The last 8 months, I have been separated from my husband. He left the house and lives at the station he's an EMT at. It really doesn't bother me he's gone, I just hate the feeling...
    OneWayHisWay OneWayHisWay 36-40, F 31 Responses Mar 20

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    Wow I dont know where to start.... after having being misdiagnosed on 12/27/2012 and sent home when i arrived because i was in so much pain i could not walk. Returned to the ER on...
    momndom momndom 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Coming to, or rejoining the living was an interesting experience. I can now say that I do not fear death, delirium maybe, but not the process of dying. The ride toward it was...
    paufui paufui 51-55 Apr 2

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    Well I'm new to this thing, so here goes lol I'm Hannah, and I've been the proud girlfriend of a firefighter for four months now. It's hard cause both of our schedules are crazy...
    hannahd94 hannahd94 18-21, F 1 day ago

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