How old are you?

Always BSI

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and give 1 piece of advice you would give to an EMT going into his first EMS job.



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FireHawk918

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21 and my best advice is to talk to your fellow EMT's. If you feel you can't talk to them then have a positive outlet for your stress and a way to get away from it all.
 

Steveb

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15 and since I've only been with my service for a little under a year I don't really have any advice........heck I need the advice.
 

RSKS

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27, and I'm a new EMT with my first job starting this month. I got nothing. I need advice :)
 

Thriceknight

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29...been a basic for two years so by no means am I an expert. However this is my advise....Always be willing to learn. Whether you've heard it before or not always be willing to listen both to your co-workers and bosses and more importantly...your patients. Reread anything you're not familiar with or have forgotten. And don't try to be a hero. This job is about teamwork. You succeed as a team. You fail as a team.

Good luck.
 

Thriceknight

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*advice
 

DesertMedic66

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As a new EMT learn a lot more then you were taugh in school. Learn why you do things and not just "well I was to do this".
 

Medic Tim

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Breathe ..... The adrenalin rush you get going to calls/ on calls will eventually wear off. It is normal to be scared/ nervous/ anxious when you are new. It is normal to feel you are not ready or properly educated(because you aren't but that is a topic for another thread and not your fault). With time and experience you will build confidence and wonder why you were so nervous in the first place.
 
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NYMedic828

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23. You dont want my advice.
 

Pavehawk

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57, and still learning after 40 years... I reccomend you never stop learning also... oh and beer!
 

281mustang

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I'll be 23 tomorrow.

When you feel overwhelmed, don't over analyze things and go back to the basics.
 

bigbaldguy

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Always be kind.
 

Veneficus

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Much older than I look I am told.

It is my reward for all the stuggles, because it sure as hell hasn't been the money.
 

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