dealing with a gun
I have worked in Md and Va.
In both states protocol is to "stage" for any crime scenario.
If we were to break this protocol, I am sure there would be major penalties. Every 9-1-1 center I have seen in Md and Va, are police/fire/ems combined.
They have direct communications...
officer/partner in trouble.
I believe it would be up to the individual at the time of the incident.
Me? I would assist the officer/my partner or a stranger if necessary.
I may not be very strong, but I would use what equipment, and resources (radio, scissors etc.) I had and start taking...
wHEN i WAS AN emt IN vA.
Our station had junior fiirefighters.
As I remember they were basic "go get stuff" person.
They were not allowed to do live firefighting, were not involved in auto accidents (except traffic control, or other minor duties.)
I have a friend who brags about being a Jr...
Just wondering what all my Emtlife members thought of this article.
These new protocols, are due to a Md. state medevac crash.
Read the story...
How far would a person have to fall to die?
This was asked on Yahoo answers.
I said it depends on the persons, height weight, obstacles while falling, and basic physics.
Does any one have an exact answer to this? Like 10, 20, 50 feet?
I thought there was an equation, to figure out about blood lose.
But I can not remember.
I had an incident last night, with a family member having a nose bleed. I told him to place his head fowaeds, and then I placed an ice bag on his nose.
But he lost quite a bit of blood.
I was debating on...
Does anyone know how much blood a 150 pound man can loose before they suffer stmptoms? Dizziness, weak etc?
No longer being an EMT, I thought there was a way to figure out (an equation) to figure this out. But I can not remember.
Every crew I have ever ridden with has put on gkoves before entering the house of any call.
I guess I can see the reasoning behind "selective bsi" but I would never enter any scene, without gloves on.
For my safety. more than anyone elses.
May I just say god bless to all of you.
The military, and police are the reason that we are here. And the reason that we still have our freedom, that so many of our ancestors fought for!
Stay safe, and god bless all of you!
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your department, the victims, familes, and friends of all these people.
God bless to anyone, and everyone in this tragic situation.
This is a worldwide family in ems. Anf I had not heard anything about this tragedy, here in the U.S.
Thanks for posting...
I could not agree with you more, about professional apperance.
I feel basuically if you don't look professional, then that tells me you do not want to be there. How long does it take, to make sure you have a clean uniform, shiny shoes, brushed hair etc. Even in the...
Hi I am creating an online quiz.
I was wondering if some of you, could help me with questions.
I need some intermediate level questions.
Not real basic, but not like paramedic level either.
I also (due to the quizes regulations), I need a reference to the answers.
Also the quiz site...
I am working on my own little assignemt:
Does anyone know:
The worlds largest fire department?
Us largest fire department?
Worlds largest EMS department?
Us largest ems department?
If possible can I get sources for this information?
I would first have the s**** scared out of me.
Then I would have the same reaction as you did.
I was an E.R. registar and as a "test" for newbie trgistarts we would do 1 of 2 things.
1) Have them go in and register, a patient that was a DOA.
2) Have someone lie on a stretcher, and PLAY...
patient confidentiatally question
I agree with you.
I would tell the people, I am treating , about the form.
And get their permission, to fill it out.
If they refuse, to give the information, I would simply pit something on the form about person refuses to give information.
I would also...
I was watching my local Winchester Va. tv station. They said that there is a new law called "pill over, or slow down.: It pertains to a new law that states all drivers approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with flasjing lights must either move over to another lane, but if not possible to slow...