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    Grim scene - bystander/first responder GSW scenario

    I agree and would add that there is no wisdom in a person that lacks tactical training independently inserting themselves into a tactical situation. It will rarely end well and will usually complicate the scenario for those that are prepared. An old Spanish proverb said "cobbler to your...
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    Does the NREMT make you more employable?

    Texas requires NREMT for licensing.
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    Medical Mission Trips in Haiti

    EMS providers have a lot to offer because we are somewhat of risk takers and have an adventuresome streak. We are also accustomed to working in less than ideal conditions and meeting people where they live. I would hope that Medical Relief Organizations would take a look at EMS as a great...
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    Medical Mission Trips in Haiti

    Third world Medical Aid Missions have impacted my life and world view in a incredibly positive way. I would recommend to all that involvement in such endeavors are a great experience! I don't think you will ever regret it.
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    Studying Techniques

    I use a lot of techniques. I read and outline each of the chapters of the book. I record the reading an play it back during drive time. I make flow charts. I study flash cards. I work the free internet test over and over until I get them all right. When possible I get someone to read...
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    Grim scene - bystander/first responder GSW scenario

    Someone mentioned the thread expresses a lot of fear. Not really. I would not say I work shootings often but the ones that I have worked on occasion have been active and in conjunction with LE. I have seen the warm zone go hot, and cold and hot again. Fear is not the deal. I think it is more...
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    Anatomy and Physiology for emergency care! Anyone got a copy for sale?

    I don't have it, so I can't help you. Sorry
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    ideas for a new device?

    I would like a bathroom in my ambulance .
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    Anatomy and Physiology for emergency care! Anyone got a copy for sale?

    You can find the book you are looking for HERE. Happy shopping!
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    Did you work while in paramedic training?

    Working full time. Self Employed.
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    Grim scene - bystander/first responder GSW scenario

    Subculture: A. the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society. B. a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or society. Dictionary.com A subculture is any...
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    can foreign medics get national registry

    That is good news. It is about time they did something about that.
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    reporting police brutality

    You are correct. I will not knowingly and unlawfully contribute to a culture of corruption. Wink ad those sdratsab and some day it might be you of one of yours on the receiving end.
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    can foreign medics get national registry

    I had to repeat the EMT-B in approved program to get certified. It might be different for medics. Here is a link to NREMT where you can find the phone number to the agency for the state you are considering immigrating to. I am interested in how this turns out for you. I hope you get good...
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    Fever/chills

    Here is a great article about what kids are taking these days. http://www.emsworld.com/article/10687155/toxicology-today-what-are-they-using
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    reporting police brutality

    That is horrible, terrifying. I hope they get at least what they deserve.
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    reporting police brutality

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    reporting police brutality

    I am not a lawyer and have not extensively researched this topic. The offence you might could be charged with is called Misprison of Felony. 18 U.S.C. § 4 : US Code - Section 4: Misprision of felony "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of...
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    Fever/chills

    Absolutely.
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    Grim scene - bystander/first responder GSW scenario

    Are you in a conundrum between safety and helping your homies? What is your relationship to this subculture that would make you want to take such a risk? Everyone wants to "do good" in society but getting dead is not good for anyone.

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