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  1. Jon

    Scheduling software?

    Any software will require work up front to get it to work for you. I’ve used telestaff, wasn’t impressed. EPro seems to be a decent combination of price and features, and Aldatech is nice too
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    Ventilator Certification

    For most agencies, it’s some form of internal training, because multi-modal transport ventilators are beyond the level of initial Paramedic-level education
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Dude. Nothing accelerates DMAT applications. I FINALLY got sworn in last month. I applied in mid 2018. [emoji23]
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    Deja Vu

    Damn. Some old names here. Miss you all. :)
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    Maryland EMS

    Whatcha want to know? I'm a Licensed Paramedic in Maryland.... yeah. It's a license :)
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    Paramedic Programs

    Pretty much universally, you need to get your EMT before you can complete medic school. It's dumb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Lucky you. They finally demobilized us late Thursday night. Got into DFW metro at 2am, and got a couple hours sleep at a hotel. Flight out yesterday afternoon, and finally actually home at midnight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    I use the knot shown, without the final finish, even on cravats. Reasoning? One less thing to fight with when it needs to come off. If soft restraints aren't enough, I'll just use chemical restraint. It's safer for everyone :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Irma

    Looks like I'm sitting this one out, at least for now. If there's a second wave, hopefully I'll be back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Don't tell me we're sitting in the same damn parking lot the last two days and haven't met up. We've been at NRG since Sunday night. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finding another job when you been fired?

    @Monte - how long ago did this happen? I find your narrative to be fairly strange, from a couple of perspectives. First, there's always a way to appeal your termination within AMR. Ops Manager -> Regional Director -> Regional HR, etc. Second, I'm not seeing how they terminated you for a "risk...
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    EMT that barely knows how to drive

    So... how's it going? What have you done in the last week to try to fix this? At the end of the day, there's no substitute for practice. You need thousands of hours of driving to be proficient. Look at your partners. See how they handle things. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Can you try this again, with sleep? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Indeed. I love coming to the south. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Emergency Medical Responder

    I figure the same thing. Wait. Why are you posting here. Shouldn't you be out saving lives? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Gun Porn

    I've hit still at 100 yards with a pistol. I also own a safe full of rifles, a few with really nice glass... so why would I not use one of them at that range? :) Try coming someplace where you can own guns :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Emergency Medical Responder

    Well, this isn't what you want to hear, but EMR isn't really part of the EMS profession. It's a cert that exists for folks who don't have any expectation of having to manage patients for more than a few minutes, or without being under the direct supervision of a higher level of care. What sort...
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    Strange stuff on your truck

    FYI, while designed for such, it's NOT recommended by the designer. Something about an entrapped ankle in the pedals on an attempt at this, and a near-miss. Also, Rick is a fun dude to hang out with. PS, Yeah, I know. Necro reply. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Hi all! I got told I was on standby, semi-officially, Sunday afternoon. Got the phone call at 11pm, then told at midnight I had a 7am flight, and to be at Ops at 0500. Got into Arlington around 11am, got out of there about 7pm Monday. Finally checked in and went to bed at the staging area at...
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Did you make it out of Arlington yet? A few of those faces look familiar, but everything blurs together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro