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the 100% directionless thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by KEVD18, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Time to get back onto my eating plan. Checked the scale and ... yup I enjoy food. Going to go for a run later tonight too.
     
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  2. shfd739

    shfd739 Forum Deputy Chief

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    I got lazy and didnt work out for the last few weeks. Went for a run yesterday and holy crap my conditioning is nearly all gone.
     
  3. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    I just ran 4 laps with bleachers (home and away) at the high school track with a 20 pound weight vest like it was nothing this morning. Its amazing how fast your conditioning changes when you run regularly.
     
  4. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Jesus I am a magnet for GSW's this week.
     
  5. ffemt8978

    ffemt8978 Forum Vice-Principal Community Leader

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    Still better than being the target of gunshots.
     
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  6. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    I mean I've been on scene when gun shots have gone off, but never been the target so...true...
     
  7. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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  9. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Just an PSA. Please don't drink and shoot off fireworks at way to early in the morning on the 4th of July. I still consider that the day prior to the holiday and I was happy to not be working a car today so I would not have to deal with those shenanigans
     
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  10. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Having fun reading the "Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum" by ASTNA.

    I also didn't tell my wife I bought this book and am studying for the FP-c so she won't be thrilled when she finds out.
     
  11. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    Did my first wildland fire deployment (only three days) as an engine slug. Still did a little paramedicing and in the woods too!

    Just want to quit all my part time jobs and do line medic things now. Sweet job.
     
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  12. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    I knew a guy that got a job as a full time line medic. He loved it, but eventually went to a big city for a city fire job.
     
  13. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    We only have engine slugs here for wildland fires...no fine line medics...then again a major, breaking news brush fire would only be a 1st alarm brush back in LA lol
     
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  14. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    The line medic I ran into was a fulltime 50k city FF/medic. His department had a pretty robust deployment program with various engines and single resource folks out all summer long. Wish my department would get on board with this, but they have this whole idea that we won't be able to staff if a disaster hits at home. So instead half of our staff is on vaca at any given time during the summer. :/
     
  15. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    Had to have a bird respond from several counties out for a hoist rescue because the local smaller airships couldn’t safely hoist a patient due to the extreme heat. IMG_5153.jpg
     
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  16. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Our birds are only capable of hoist...we'd probably have to call Coast Guard for a big enough bird if we had to MEDEVAC but couldn't hoist.
     
  17. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMT-P/ED RN Community Leader

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    When it gets really hot outside, you have to consider density altitude when deciding to hoist from a helicopter. The smaller ones often just don't have the power to hover OGE above a couple thousand feet at anything close to a usable weight and that can preclude hoisting safely at high DA. In those situations, you want a helo that can hover OGE with a reasonable payload capacity sufficient to do hoisting, at high altitudes (say >10,000 feet MSL).

    Be ever so thankful that such a machine was available at all!
     
  18. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    Two counties away. I'm wondering what was going through the deputies mind when they show up to the station and they get a call all the way out in Palm Springs haha.

    I know at least a couple days in the summer they'll close the airport because of temperatures. A couple days ago we hit 122.
     
  19. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMT-P/ED RN Community Leader

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    Those Deputies were likely mildly surprised but not likely entirely so as they know they've got a machine capable of doing relatively high altitude OGE hover... which means if the DA is too high in some areas, they're likely to be called for assistance because the local low-altitude machines just can't.
     
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  20. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Anyone familiar with Orange Theory Fitness training?
     
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