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  1. Jim37F

    Basics Give Tylenol and Zofran now?!

    Are you worried you're gonna get laid off because Basics can do more for what are already BLS level patients? That they can do more than just say "I'm sorry, that sucks, well we'll be at the hospital shortly..." I've def have had that conversation more than a few times
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    Can EMT set up IC?

    Sure an EMT can initiate IC. They can maintain IC throughout the incident, hand it over to a more experienced Paramedic or Field Supervisor... or even the Captain of the fire company that arrives a fee minutes later. As long as you can recognize that it's going to be an incident bigger than a...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    My reaction to all the people complaining about the Game of Thrones episode:
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    Laptop For EMT training?

    Honestly the only reason I'd consider buying a laptop for any class (whether that's EMT, Paramedic, or any other college class really) would be A) I didn't already have a functioning laptop and B) they absolutely positively, will fail you if you don't have one, require you to have your own...
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    ALS companies in the Bay Area

    You think that's bad, when I worked for McCormick back down in LA, there were a few FDs that operated fully staffed ALS ambulances (2 fire/medics, full compliment of ALS gear, gurney, full transport capability), as squads. As in us in the BLS ambulance would respond with them, and if they...
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    Working at McCormick/Banking overtime

    I don't recall the exact order, its been 3-4 years now, but I believe it was the written test and map test, then a few days/week later was the dummy drag (then I did the scenario on the dummy) followed by the interview.
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    McCormick Written Test?

    It's been like 4+ years since I've taken it (Its been 2 years since I last worked for McCormick) but if I recall correctly, its basic NR stuff. Maybe some LA Co specifics, but I dont recall anything wazoo or particularly crazy, just basic EMT stuff.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    That's a nice looking truck. Is it sad that I'm a bit jealous of the blue lights? Lol #whacker status 😅 Speaking of trucks, turns out on top of the vehicle registration fees, I have to go get a safety inspection ($25 for that) And now to pass the Safety Inspection (I can't finish the...
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    How much water should we be drinking?

    I know that if I've been drinking water the day before, I feel better the next day. Conversely if I wasnt drinking a lot of water on my days off and try to rehydrate at work, I feel like I can be drinking water all throughout the day but still feel the same thirst in the back of my throat, and...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Dang, yesterday there was a helicopter crash in our area (barely a block past our first in boundary), just less than 2 hours getting off shift (so I was just at home wondering why I saw both Hazmat and a heavy Rescue responding down the freeway lol). Even crazier is that the crash was still...
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    Lights and Sirens

    In any case, this is why I learned to hate medians lol. If I could see one coming up, and/or knew the area had them, and saw a stale green coming up, I'd be quick to hop over and oppose. Obviously not if there was a wall of oncoming traffic, or whatever, but I found I'd rather oppose and slide...
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    Lights and Sirens

    That's what I always did. Leave enough space so I'm not "pushing anyone" but I left the lights on so no one forgets the ambulance is still trying to get thru or think we're cancelled and then tried to pull in front of us in said space.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Just got my vehicle registration notice, and holy *$^@! They want $465.80 😲😩😰
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    the 100% directionless thread

    And so it turns out this 838 sq. Ft. 2BR 1 bath apartment is not for rent, but for sale. As in take out a $399,800 mortgage (PLUS the $70]/mo taxes and fees on top of mortgage payments) vs my monthly rental (608 sq ft 1BR 1 bath) for $1500/mo... Hmm, dont think ima take a $400K mortgage out on...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yup. Tax man cometh. With what I owed on Uber, balanced out by my refunds from regular W2 income, I owe the State of Hawaii a grand total of... $67.00 I'm getting a net refund from Uncle Sam of $28.00 Oh, but I had to pay $324 to the CPA to do all that -_- So a total net loss of 363 bucks. I...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Huh, so one of the 2-bedroom apartments in my building was having an open house, so I popped in out of curiosity. Slightly bigger (800ish sq ft vs my 1 BR 600ish), with much newer/nicer appliances than mine ha, and if I understood the real estate agent right, monthly price is cheaper than my...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    This is the über premium, $1,800 one I saw that I like (but I dont need to drop eighteen hundo bucks on one lol):
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I'll have to check it out (of course my Facebook is already full of ads for Weather Tech and Tonneau covers lol so one more wont hurt)
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    the 100% directionless thread

    @DesertMedic66 Which one did you get? Granted this is a 6-12 months away (more likely 9+ months) purchase but still lol. My Dad has a BackFlip for his truck, he really likes it. I do like that style much better than the simple hinged 1 piece, but our Captain has a roll up style that looks...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yeah I'm saving up for an Alaska cruise in August that my family are already going on, and are really looking forward to me joining them (I have to split a cabin with my sister though..) Have to save up fir the tickets to get on the boat, airfare to get to the boat, renew my Passport (since the...
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