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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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    mouse0283 mouse0283 31-35, M Oct 14, 2014

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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 2 Responses Apr 29

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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

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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 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 4 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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 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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    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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    Its always a good feeling when

    even off duty your skills can help someone in need
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    I was walking to work last night when I heard this truck making a funny noise- like it was struggling to go. So I moved out of the side of the road and into the grass, thinking I'd...
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    I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have decided that abortion is my best option. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for a year now and he's a great man but we both are not financially...
    nailea25 nailea25 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Almost two years ago to the day I had the worst call of my career. I have never truly experienced panic except for that day as I had child slip away in front of me in my ambulance...
    Hussarian Hussarian 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm an EMT and I save lives but I also have ADD and a sleeping problem so I smoke weed and I know that seems wrong especially in the field I'm in but who's gonna help me!
    emt09 emt09 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I passed my CPR test in the EMT class. All I have to do is turn in the money for it on Monday and I'll get my card anytime next week.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Well, I was a firefighters gf. My boyfriend of about 6 months called it quits a couple of days ago. I'm devastated to say the least. I really didn't see this one coming...
    laureniacono laureniacono 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Im 21... My mom died when I was 16, and my father took care of me til last year when he passed. A month after his 67th birthday, he was everything to me. At that time, I had 10...
    gplatt1 gplatt1 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    When I overdosed my hometown hospital wasn't equipped to help me so they called an ambulance and took me to a hospital in little rock. It was a smooth and nice ride. The EMTs were...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I cheated death. I have never "should have died" before. It can be an overwhelming feeling. It was the morning after the Bar Exam - a grueling two-day exam after ten weeks of...
    drwats drwats 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I puked at the fair today...talk about embarrassing. I had to talk to these police officers and EMTS ugh ?? I hate the fair.
    rainbow877 rainbow877 13-15, F Jul 29

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    I remember bits and pieces of my dream last night. I remember I was training to be an EMT and was in a top-level fancy class for it. (Very fancy surroundings) I forgot to turn in...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jul 29

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