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    EMTB certification question.

    In NJ, you don't take the NREMT exam anymore. As of January, there's a new state test. NJ will accept an NREMT cert, but they don't generally offer it.
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    Got my first "save" at a fire last night.

    I got a call for chest pain once, found out it was the cat having chest pain, the owner that was flat out crazy. Predictably enough, we didn't transport.
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    Got my first "save" at a fire last night.

    Congrats! Cute cat, too.... Out of curiousity, where on the cat would you listen for lung sounds?
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    tattoos in EMS

    That's one hell of a pandora's box. Hell, I fit both of those. When I'm riding ovetnight, sometimes I forget to put my lenses in when I wake up for a call. When I joined I could barely lift someone over 120 lbs but both of those are things that I get better at. I've learned to make a habit of...
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    tattoos in EMS

    If a medic plans on weighing that much, I wish them the best of luck trying to work in such confined spaces. In terms of LOOKING professional, if I'm sick enough that I have to call 911, all I want is someone that can do their job, I don't care what they look like. Of course, if someone is going...
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    Ice

    PD responds with us on all calls. On an unresponsive or disoriented patient, they'll usually try to grab an ID while we work them up which is why I like the idea of keeping ICE info with a liscense or other ID. Other than that, unless we have a large enough crew that we can spare someone to...
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    Ice

    I lock my contacts and I would agree with Ridryder in that nobody is going to take the time to scroll through 100s of contacts when there's an emergency. I keep my ICE info taped to my ID, but I like the suggestion of keeping it on bright paper, mine is just on plain white. With my contact...
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    tattoos in EMS

    I myself don't have any tattoos but a few of the medics do and I don't know that they've had to cover them up because they're usually exposed. I don't think I've ever seen a pt complain about on either and IMHO if they're well enough to complain about who's treating them, they're well enough to...
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    I am doing a comedy show in NYC

    Wish I could make it, but I'm doing an overnight tonight. Sorry.... Good luck!
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    nearby structure fire

    Well, that's what Teaneck's Box 54 does but I think we also sent over an apparatus...I think there had been a request for additional manpower at some point as well....
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    nearby structure fire

    I'm in Teaneck. I don't know whether they requested an apparatus or just Box 54, though. I think that they requested a handful of EBAA members....
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    nearby structure fire

    Holy crap...THAT's what happened last night?! I was at my corps last night and we heard a request for our FD over the radio. Thought it was a bit weird that they wanted us because we're around a half hour out....
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    Google's new product

    My parents are re-doing their bathrooms right now. My father totally fell for it. He e-mailed me and asked what I thought about installing our router in their toilet. Parents never cease to amaze me....
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    questions

    Does your corps have set shifts or do you respond to pager requests?
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    I don't like blood

    I don't think that's video games, just people being generally horrible....

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