Not sure what to make of all this. Some people want to change EMS, since a lot of care being provided, like intrafacility, paramedicine, etc, is not really emergency.
Take a read and comment. IAFC is against it.
I was a sailor, what is shoe shining? Heheh. I wore Rockys or Bates. Slap some polish on there each shift, hit it with a brush. Looks good, protects the leather. Soles wore out long before the leather.
:DKids today. I started in this business when we had no quik clot,afaik, helicopters, and got alerted by a siren on the pole.
Not ideal, sure, but when you got nothing else. Besides, that's what antibiotics are for.
Interesting article from my old hood. We used to carry a few tampons for just this purpose.
I was 65 when I cashed out in 2017. 40 years worth. Had a few medical I worked with older than me, all excellent. I miss the adrenaline, not the sore joints. Fortunately we have great fire backup so I wasnt hauling bodies down multiple flights of stairs. The experience really helped...
A friend of mine sat on her Mic in her car one day while explaining the facts of life to her daughter.
Before trunked systems, not uncommon for someone to get a helium balloon and talk on the Mic.
Get toned,out for a working fire, the crew asks for lead in. Someone else keys up and says head...
That's about normal. I had my security position RIFed and was asked to revert back to medical technician. Sure, but to go through that entire vetting again? Forget it, so I just retired. Had a lot of fun and we did good work on the teams.
Be nice to the hired help. On the PD, the secretary and the custodian were asked about the appicant. He would mop the floor, if the applicant just walked over it, he got buzzed. Say excuse me, is there another way in, walk along the wall, etc, you got his vote. Point being, everyone you...