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  1. NorCal

    Sound Off (Introduction Thread)

    I have always been curious to see who my fellow veterans are on EMT Life. I have five generations of military in my family and I have a huge affinity for veterans. So please take the time to sound off and introduce yourselves: Screen Name: Military Branch: Military Occupation: Dates of...
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    I lost 40lbs in 10 months: Here is how . . .

    I always hear these crazy methods people employ to drop weight. Its not rocket science, and I recently lost 40lbs in 10 months: Here is how I did it: Breakfast: (Shake) 1/2 cup Milk (2%) 1/4 cup of Pedilite 1 cup of protein powder Lunch: Chicken Brest cover with olive oil and Tony Chacheres...
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    Air Force Aerospace Medical Service?

    Does anyone here have the skinny on the US Air Force's Aerospace Medical Service? It appears like a jack-of-all- trades/ master of none career field. What type of certifications, if any, do you receive that translate over to the civilian world? I was looking into Aeromedical Evacuation, but it...
  4. NorCal

    NREMT iPhone App's

    What is your experience with these iPhone applications? Do they work? Is there one that you'd recommend over another application? Was the information helpful when studying for the NREMT exam?
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    Flight Medic vs. Flight RN: Interesting

    Being that I work for a hospital, and I deal with incoming patient's who are flown into my facility, I have interesting interactions/ conversations from time to time. I was talking to a veteran pilot with a company that employees both a Flight RN & and Flight Medic, and I asked him why they...
  6. NorCal

    I'm back !!

    I was gone for a while but now I'm back and I just wanted to drop by and say hello. I started a new job a few months ago as an ER Technician and I just finished my bachelors degree so I have been busy as hell. :beerchug:
  7. NorCal

    I finished Coolage, lol.

    Well it took me ten years to finish a four year degree, but I can finally say I'm done: A.A. Behavioral Science B.S. Emergency Management So when do the brain cells start growing back? :rofl:
  8. NorCal

    Training Question: Scene Safety.

    So I had a scenario today, which involved two EMT students acting as the role players. Everyone on my squad had a role, mine was to interview for important medical information pertinent to the scenario, and keep the bystanders at bay so my squad could work on the patient. Now for those of you...
  9. NorCal

    First Responder: Division One Exam.

    So I got my butt kicked yesterday. I made flash cards from the chapter tests in the book, studied as much as I could, and I still got my butt kicked.:sad: Out of the three division tests in the first responder, you have to obtain an overall average of 80% to pass the course. I took the...
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    Company/Agency tuition assistance

    I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday, and he told me back when he was looking at becoming an EMT-B with American Medical Response in 2003, he heard a rumor that if you signed a 4 year contract with them, they would sponsor one of their existing EMT-B's and put them through the EMT-P...
  11. NorCal

    Lets discuss the VFW.

    So I've been wondering what are everyone's thoughts are regarding the VFW? When I returned home from Iraq in June 2005, my squad was held in a room back on base, and told we could not leave until we completed enrollment forms for both the Veterans Administration and the Veterans of Foreign...
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    NREMT Flash Cards.

    Does NREMT sell any flash cards for their various exams, 1st Responder, EMT-B, and EMT-P ??? I'm looking for hard copy flash cards and not virtual flash cards. Thanks in advance.
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    IS there any money in EMS outside of fire?

    I'm new to the forum and I have prior experience in public safety (police) and I've noticed there doesn't appear to much money to be made in EMS outside of being employed by a Fire Department. I have a few questions since I'm not well versed in this area. I do know that I have zero interest in...