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Oldest medic you've worked with

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by bigbaldguy, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. bigbaldguy

    bigbaldguy Former medic seven years 911 service in houston Premium Member

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    Just curious the oldest medic you've work with. Mine was a 77 year volunteer. Guy had some stories that would curl your har.
     
  2. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    72 years young. During the school year he is a professor at a Texas university. He summers in the mountains and runs as a PRN medic at one of my side gigs. Also he runs marathons. Weekly.
     
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  3. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Somewhere in his 70's I think.
     
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  4. epipusher

    epipusher Forum Asst. Chief

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    67. Worked EMS in the 70’s, decided it would be fun to get back into it. He quit around the one year mark.
     
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  5. bigbaldguy

    bigbaldguy Former medic seven years 911 service in houston Premium Member

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    Just as an FYI the oldest flight attendant I worked with was 86 (my day job is a flight attendant) He passed away about 6 months later. He used to take his wings off and nap in empty seats while working. Intresting guy he was a retired postal carrier and spend time in a Japanese internment camp durring World War Two.
     
  6. mgr22

    mgr22 Forum Asst. Chief

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    There was a 90+-year-old paramedic in my former system.
     
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  7. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    Don was in his 70s when I worked with him, and he's likely in his 80s now, and last I checked, still working as a paramedic. He spent 30 years in the army, retiring as a colonel, and then decided to become a medic which he has done for 20+ years (not sure what he did during his 11 year retirement before he decided to go to paramedic school).
     
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  8. Bullets

    Bullets Forum Knucklehead

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    I worked with some double digit medics in NJ. We started in the 80s so these guys are in their 60s and 70s now
     
  9. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic King of the Improbable

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    We've got a 73 year old field supervisor, still makes calls daily.
     
  10. Old Tracker

    Old Tracker Forum Captain

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    Saving this thread for when my co-workers, who could dang near be my grandkids, start giving me static about, 'be careful you don't want to break a hip" and other "old" jabs, I can point out that I have a way to go, before I can claim any age seniority. I'm 68 btw.
     
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  11. Phillyrube

    Phillyrube Forum Probie

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    Guess that makes me a kid. Hung up the Littmann last year at 65..
     
  12. WolfmanHarris

    WolfmanHarris Forum Asst. Chief

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    We've got a guy working F/T on a regular rotation that just turned 72 a few months back. He's been on the job since 1968. Started as an RN in the mid 60's but switched over to ambulance. He could have taken his full pension a long time ago, aged out of benefits and effectively makes less in take home then if he just retired. He's keeps pushing his retirement date back though and I don't believe he's going to retire unless circumstances force him to. I think he's got three bars on his Governor General's Exemplary Service Medal at this point.
     
  13. Old Tracker

    Old Tracker Forum Captain

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    Working, even a bad 48 hr shift, beats twiddling your thumbs at home. But, that's just me.
     

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