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    the 100% directionless thread

    If your areas program/s don’t shut down for their scenes, please get in the habit of closing the doors until the med crews arrives at bedside.
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    HEMS in Southern California

    My base was acquired by AMC at the beginning of the Summer. I’m pretty pleased and can honestly say they’ve taken care of all clinicians thus far who’ve stayed. Coming from a true “Mom’n’Pop Shop” of a CCT program, it’s definitely a step back into Corporate America, but not a bad one by any...
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    Paramedic Fly Car Agencies

    Agency dependent, still the only job that would pull me off of a helicopter at this point in my career.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    There’s ALWAYS next year. Kind of rooting for the Pads to at least make it to the WS. And by no means am I a Machado fan.
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    Emergency the Tv show turns 50

    When I worked for AMR in the South Bay, their Carson station was up the street from “station 51”. True to its SoCal-ness nothing much has changed. I always found it ironic that there wasn’t a squad out of that particular station; not sure if there is now. I think AMR Glendale used to cover...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Fixed it for reality’s sake. Even pre-apocalypse. Maybe post-apocalypse. In a zombie World Series. Maybe. But probably not. But maybe…
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Transported a patient a few years back who was desperately in need of surgical repair and had been waiting at the referring ED for Kaiser’s approval to a non-Kaiser tertiary center for an unnecessary amount of time. It was (or seemed) great when I lived within a stones throw from a handful full...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Just caught wind by a good friend of mine, my old company is looking to start a paramedic intercept pilot program. Maybe I should have stayed PT…haha oh well.
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    Air Methods to Close Medivac Bases Across Several States

    This sounds oddly familiar.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It’s DEmedic. Right on. I’ve honestly mostly lost interest in posting. There is a fair amount of redundancy, but that’s anywhere. I don’t have any (other?) forms of SM. Over the years I’ve become less interested in impacting my field (hats off to those who still fight that fight, not for me)...
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    Seattle medic one

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    the 100% directionless thread

    That’s a nice watch. How waterproof is it? That’s really what I’m interested in when it comes to wearing watches. Three things I wear I try not to skimp on- a good watch, good (running) shoes, and a good pair of sunglasses.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Literally just replaced my Versa 3 last night. It up and died out of nowhere and I about had a fit, I felt naked without it. Love my Garmin.
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    Are you liberal or conservative?

    I don’t have enough, if any, faith in our government, let alone, individual political parties and their agendas to confidently say I’m one or the other. What I will say confidently is that I see value in several aspects of both parties systems, and coming from a mostly democratic upbringing and...
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    Let's meet your dogs!

    Figured this was worth a thread bump… …sent by the Fam. I’m still learning more and more just how intelligent his breed is. They make an excellent guard dog to the pack as well.