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CALEMT

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$1,500 later and I have a steel front bumper for my truck
 

CALEMT

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What kind of truck? What kind of bumper?

Pics or you are lying.
08 Toyota Tacoma and I ordered a Demello steel bumper. I would gladly post pics of it, but I just ordered it today.
 

Jim37F

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Among the notable civilian casualties in the Pearl Harbor attack were nine Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters who responded to Hickam Field during the bombing in Honolulu, becoming the only fire department on American soil to be attacked by a foreign power in history.

Fireman Harry Tuck Lee Pang of Engine 6 was killed near the hangars by machine gun fire from a Japanese plane. Captains Thomas Macy and John Carreira of Engine 4 and Engine 1 respectively died while battling flames inside the hangar after a Japanese bomb crashed through the roof. An additional six firefighters were wounded from Japanese shrapnel.

The wounded later received Purple Hearts (originally reserved for service members wounded by enemy action while partaking in armed conflicts) for their peacetime heroism that day on June 13, 1944; the three firefighters killed did not receive theirs until on December 7, 1984 at the 43rd anniversary of the attack. This made the nine men the only non-military firefighters to receive such award in U.S. history.
 

VentMonkey

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Wisconsin’s putting Ohio State to the test, Baylor did the same to OU. The only shoe-in, and looking like they’ll win it all, is LSU.

Clearly, I’ve had a busy shift.
 

RocketMedic

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Starting FTO rides on Monday. Excited to be back in the saddle and away from the wheelchair terrible job. Bit apprehensive though...that crappy last employer left me feeling like I wasn’t worth anything.
 

DragonClaw

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I'm very upset still.

I just don't know.

And I hate asking for help. Maybe part of why this happened.

Every day, hop on a crutch, realization I can't drive or do a lot just reminds me I'm an idiot.
 

Qulevrius

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I'm very upset still.

I just don't know.

And I hate asking for help. Maybe part of why this happened.

Every day, hop on a crutch, realization I can't drive or do a lot just reminds me I'm an idiot.
Part of growing up is starting to understand your limitations. Asking for help doesn’t make one a smaller person. It’s not asking and doing something dumb that lands one in hot water.
 

DragonClaw

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Part of growing up is starting to understand your limitations. Asking for help doesn’t make one a smaller person. It’s not asking and doing something dumb that lands one in hot water.
"Let me know if you need any help"

You just won't hear from me unless it involves something other than me.

I don't want to bother people and poster them for time and effort.

I don't want to be a mooch or a bother.
 

PotatoMedic

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They wouldn't offer to help if they weren't willing to provide it.

Also saw The Dead South in concert tonight. They were amazing. And the opening acts by Danny Olliver and Elliot Brood were amazing as well.
 

DragonClaw

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They wouldn't offer to help if they weren't willing to provide it.

Also saw The Dead South in concert tonight. They were amazing. And the opening acts by Danny Olliver and Elliot Brood were amazing as well.
Yeah but, it feels wrong to accept it. Like I'm taking something from them they'll never get back for something that's not worth it or shouldn't need it to begin with.
 

Rano Pano

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Yeah but, it feels wrong to accept it. Like I'm taking something from them they'll never get back for something that's not worth it or shouldn't need it to begin with.
You don’t sound very receptive to the great advice you’ve gotten regarding this incident. Do you know what should feel more wrong then asking for help? Almost dropping/dropping a pt because you didn’t.
If you can’t or are not willing to learn from your mistakes this is not the field you should be in.
 

DragonClaw

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You don’t sound very receptive to the great advice you’ve gotten regarding this incident. Do you know what should feel more wrong then asking for help? Almost dropping/dropping a pt because you didn’t.
If you can’t or are not willing to learn from your mistakes this is not the field you should be in.
I DON'T mean about asking for help with a pt. I'm definitely not lifting my myself anymore. I regularly asked for help with a pt, stretcher, report, etc.

I mean on a personal level.
 

Qulevrius

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I DON'T mean about asking for help with a pt. I'm definitely not lifting my myself anymore. I regularly asked for help with a pt, stretcher, report, etc.

I mean on a personal level.
On a personal level - if you don’t know what you don’t know, it’s gonna be a rough road from start to finish. On a professional level, it’s gonna be a short lived career with a very disappointing ending. If you need to hurt yourself to learn from your mistakes, consider punching a wall. That way you’re the only one who suffers.
 

VentMonkey

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Part of growing up is starting to understand your limitations. Asking for help doesn’t make one a smaller person. It’s not asking and doing something dumb that lands one in hot water.
This is probably the best advice in an articulated, and considerate way that should be well received by you @DragonClaw.

I’m not saying you’re not taking it in, but judging by a slew of your posts you seem to sort of bulldoze through others points, tips, and advice. Much of which is from experienced providers who’ve most likely been in some form of your shoes in the past.

This was one of my pet peeves as an FTO. People saying they’re taking it in, but their actions showing me different.

You’ll be back to work before you know it. So instead of self-loathing, consider this the gift of humility. As adults go, it’s one of the more priceless ones we can receive, particularly in hindsight.

In directionless news: Bauer finally released his latest vent book. It’s co-authored by the FoamFrat guy. Color me intrigued.
 

PotatoMedic

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I need a good vent book. The more I use one the more I realize I have no idea what I'm doing. Might have to check that one out.
 

SandpitMedic

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Wooooo these Miss Universe models are smokin’ hott.
 
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