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Fezman92

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Why do you leave?
 

CALEMT

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When you tell me that you exited the roadway going only 40mph but your car is yeeted 50 feet into a agricultural field with soft dirt. Don’t look puzzled when I don’t believe you. You sit on a throne of lies.
 

DragonClaw

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I just want to thank AMR for giving me the best partner I'd ever had. We had a great run as partners. Coming up on 5 months officially together (7 unofficially). His birthday is not tomorrow, but next Monday. Grateful and blessed by him. I can't get all the parts of my life to do what I want, but at least we've got each other.
 

ffemt8978

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When you tell me that you exited the roadway going only 40mph but your car is yeeted 50 feet into a agricultural field with soft dirt. Don’t look puzzled when I don’t believe you. You sit on a throne of lies.
When in doubt, throttle out.
 

DragonClaw

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Honestly? Hubris.

And the thought that I could go back to my previous career and rock it.

But, I've learned what I'm really good at and have realized that what I have right now is more than enough to make me happy. Constantly chasing the bigger, better deal ain't all it's cracked up to be.

My 911 gig didn't work out. I was blindsided by a phone call on 9/11. I'd been out of work for a bit. Things we tough for me. I botched an interview due to not having done one in a bit (didn't have to interview for the 911 gig because I interviewed with them in 2019). They are basically imploding over there saying how unfair the board is being to them. But they don't advertise their rampant corruption. I had FTO reports saying I was doing better and better in training and getting it. It was taking some time to adjust to an aggressive 911 system, though. I studied a lot for it. I figured I'd clear training the next week. I got fired on shift for failing to complete training. I think they shorted my last check. But since getting fired, they won't answer my calls or return my voicemails.

Just got a new job I thought would be okay. They don't even have monitors on all the trucks. Their trucks have generators that I've never heard of. Ours kept dying. Mostly dialysis calls. They only have cracked tablets to do reports on and a bad epcr program. It's gonna be rough. Apparently benefits aren't great. I haven't met a single person that likes the job. Etc etc.

I've already been lied to a few times.

It's gonna be rough.

I don't know what else to do. I'd been out of work for like 2 months. Things are tight right now for me.

I just have to keep going. Find a way. Debt had been slowly creeping up on me.

I just need to count my blessings and remember what I'm working for. Who I'm doing it for. Why.
 

Akulahawk

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Oh dang, we must be burning through some CARES Act funding or something... new Special Notice out today states that Suppression Personnel will be issued 3M Versaflow Healthcare TR-300+ PAPR Kits 😳
The 3M Versaflo TR-300 units are pretty nice. The M200 series helmets are quite nice as are the M300 helmets. Do note that the M300 helmet is considered a hard hat while the M100 and M200 series aren't. I must also say that the TR-600 units are very nice and there's a few more filter (all HEPA) options for that unit vs the -300.
 

Akulahawk

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Hospitals have ultrasounds, they can get an IV that way. If he gets bad, sure....drill. but a generic chet pain? Nah.
I do ultrasound IV's. While it's not usually a quick way to get an IV line, they are awesome when you have trouble getting a line. Some patients are difficult to impossible even for me to get with the ultrasound but those are pretty rare. When that happens, I notify the provider and then it's central line time. If the patient is very unstable, I'd rather drill than use the US.
 

Jim37F

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The 3M Versaflo TR-300 units are pretty nice. The M200 series helmets are quite nice as are the M300 helmets. Do note that the M300 helmet is considered a hard hat while the M100 and M200 series aren't. I must also say that the TR-600 units are very nice and there's a few more filter (all HEPA) options for that unit vs the -300.
Half my PAPR knowledge/experience is reading what you guys here on EMTLife write about them lol. The other half is seeing hospital nurses (or whoever) wear them on TV (like news stock footage) lol.

Personally I think they're a little overkill for a suppression only, non-transporting department... Hopefully EMS will be getting them too if we are (although sometimes on critical calls we have an FF (or both) ride in the back with the Medic... that actually sparked a recent discussion amongst FFs at my station about whether or not in those cases we should be allowed to drive the ambulance and let the EMT be in back with the Medic. Most of the "not a good idea" thought comes from liability issues since we are technically two seperate departments, plus general lack of familiarity with driving the ambulance and navigating to the hospitals. Which in my mind is easily overcome by some additional training (we are all trained to drive the Engines at least lol)
 

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Half my PAPR knowledge/experience is reading what you guys here on EMTLife write about them lol. The other half is seeing hospital nurses (or whoever) wear them on TV (like news stock footage) lol.

Personally I think they're a little overkill for a suppression only, non-transporting department... Hopefully EMS will be getting them too if we are (although sometimes on critical calls we have an FF (or both) ride in the back with the Medic... that actually sparked a recent discussion amongst FFs at my station about whether or not in those cases we should be allowed to drive the ambulance and let the EMT be in back with the Medic. Most of the "not a good idea" thought comes from liability issues since we are technically two seperate departments, plus general lack of familiarity with driving the ambulance and navigating to the hospitals. Which in my mind is easily overcome by some additional training (we are all trained to drive the Engines at least lol)
I still work PRN at a place where I can enlist literally anyone over the age of 21 that possesses a driver’s license to drive me to the hospital...which is for sure insane. But also kinda cool in a Wild West way.

I would much rather have my partner and back and someone “random” driving given the choice.
 

PotatoMedic

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Sad my wife wont let me apply to Eagle County Paramedics.
 

StCEMT

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With the few exceptions that work for us and fire, I'd definitely rather have fire drive that stuff than ride in the back. Its not like they don't know how to get to the few hospitals actually have them ride with us to. And depending on the station, it would really only be one hospital that they need to be able to get to for quite a few of them.

But when I need things and I am on the bench, my partner wouldn't need much direction and it would make the process simple. The best is an unpaired medic riding with a supervisor. Teaming up on the work is so nice and the only call we aren't 100% interchangeable on is a CCT run.
 

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