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  1. CANMAN

    New to HEMS, looking for advice

    Exactly my point, I don’t know if we really know how many people actually work HEMS. So to compare it to law enforcement where we have about 850k LEO’s in the nation and already 15 killed in line of duty I think is difficult. If we knew a ballpark of how many HEMS providers there are then we...
  2. CANMAN

    New to HEMS, looking for advice

    You have a link to reference? Interesting numbers.
  3. CANMAN

    Night Shifts

    As people above have said all depends on where you are working. I would say if you're in the market for a job then take what you're offered where you applied and be happy you have a job. If you get multiple offer's then you can pick what you wanted based off of things like shifts/schedules...
  4. CANMAN

    New to HEMS, looking for advice

    Totally agree with the last paragraph, and it's frustrating. When I flew at a tertiary Children's Hospital they had a great triage and intake program setup where the Medical Control Officer who accepted the patient for transfer also kinda help guide some care with suggestions and also suggested...
  5. CANMAN

    New to HEMS, looking for advice

    IDK your background, where you work, or anything additional about the situation, but it may have been they felt like their judgement was being questionable by a non-flight hospital provider. Now before the flaming starts, we all know how many factors are considered by pilots and flight crew...
  6. CANMAN

    New to HEMS, looking for advice

    Lots of good info in this thread already for stuff to look out for. I can't stress enough, and do so with all my orientee's, that once you get through orientation don't stop learning and asking questions. Make it a point each day to take some time out with the pilots to learn about an A/C...
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    Survival Flight Ohio Fatal HEMS crash

    Agree, #5 will come back to haunt them I believe in future court proceedings. There is also word that this program had a motto of "we fly what other's can't". From speaking with some people I know in the industry in that area it sounds like frozen precipitation was present, so I'm going to guess...
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    Survival Flight Ohio Fatal HEMS crash

    So sad that with the amount of crashes that continue in the industry there are programs and flight crew who will continue to take flights that put their lives at risk and no one speaks up. I hear that not only was the flight turned down by two programs, one right in the town the hospital was at...
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    Survival Flight Ohio Fatal HEMS crash

    Survival Flight out of Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus Ohio crashed this morning enroute to pickup a patient. I believe they're in a 407. Limited details at this time but 3 fatalities have been confirmed :( RIP crew...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    This, coupled with the fact interest rates on used vehicles typically aren't great compared to what one can get with great credit on a new car loan. I just purchased a new Subaru Legacy last month, and when comparing new vs. used I really wasn't going to save any money and got a much better...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Will do, thanks for the advice!
  12. CANMAN

    the 100% directionless thread

    Laparoscopic inguinal and umbilical hernia surgery tomorrow at Hopkins :( 15+ years of lifting in Fire/EMS and now they come out with power stretcher's :confused:. Hoping to have a solid recovery and no long lasting issues like a few buddies at the gym.
  13. CANMAN

    CCP-C renewal by exam

    I retake the exam every 4 years because I am a freak, and like to see what kinda updates to the exam there are. That being said I am practicing in critical care. The main reason I chose to just retest is retesting vs. recerting by con-ed are roughly the same price, and with con-ed you have to...
  14. CANMAN

    North Dakota FW Crash

    Sounds like it may have broken up in flight for some reason around 14,000 feet. If you're gonna go not seeing it coming or having time to think much about it is how I would want to go. RIP.
  15. CANMAN

    This post is for employees that work for the big HEMS Providers

    Sure, and I agree. I would be curious as to “what wasn’t working out”. I would imagine at only 2 months in at most HEMS companies you’re likely still on orientation. So was he just not cutting the mustard, or was it something else?
  16. CANMAN

    This post is for employees that work for the big HEMS Providers

    The better question is why would he even want to go back to a place like that? No thanks.
  17. CANMAN

    Member Passing

    Damn really sad and terrible for his family and friends right before the holidays, and so so young. Rest easy friend. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Ya just never know when it's your time. Any news on a cause? So so young it's scary.
  18. CANMAN

    Magazine Subscriptions

    If we all had VFlutter's money we could burn our's for heat...... He likes all that First Spear expensive type stuff :)
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    Magazine Subscriptions

    Journal of Special Operations Medicine, how is that?
  20. CANMAN

    Magazine Subscriptions

    Will have to check out the New Yorker. I could use some culture and manners :) Nat Geo Travler has also been something I have been wanting to check out. Have gotten big into backpacking, and in the process of planning a 5 day backwoods trip to Yellowstone and surrounding areas. I want to...
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