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StCEMT

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I believe this is where age and experience really begin to interject.
Probably. But despite my complaints with the clinical department and how some things were done, I did enjoy the work on an individual level. I got a lot of satisfaction from stuff like how many people I got directed to a rehab program in the last 12 months etc. Trade offs to both, which isn't a surprise.
 

Fezman92

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Well I get to be in this truck today. Such a weird floor.
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Fezman92

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I hate this ambulance. Rear AC still doesn’t work, the radio only works if you hit a speed bump, I have to sit on 4 sheets and have the binder and my jacket behind my back in order for me to see over the steering wheel and reach the pedals. Also is 252,370 miles a lot for an ambulance?
 

Seirende

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Well I had been considering the (almost) car-free lifestyle for a while and now my car broke down and absent the funds to address that issue, guess it's bicycling, walking, and bumming rides for now. I'm actually not unhappy about this as I love bicycling, but haven't ridden in ages, so this is the push I need to get back in the saddle. Couldn't have happened at a nicer time of year, either.
 

Akulahawk

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Another successfully passed TB PPD test.
 

CALEMT

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5am wake-up for a "head on" collision. Cars were about 300 feet apart significant damage to both vehicles, drivers self extricated. Speeds were around 65-70 MPH. One AMA'd and the other went by ground C/O dizziness. Pretty incredible how a couple years ago this would/ should be a different story. Count your lucky stars for that one I guess.
 

Jim37F

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Haha wow, we were responding to a call, and my hat flew out the window of the Engine! 😱😱. Get to the call, treat the patient, go to ER, and clear the scene... we drive back to where it blew put, and sure enough, there it is! Sitting in the road! Right in front of the hydrant too lol. Could probably use a trip through the washing machine but not bad overall lol What are the odds?!
 

EpiEMS

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5am wake-up for a "head on" collision. Cars were about 300 feet apart significant damage to both vehicles, drivers self extricated. Speeds were around 65-70 MPH. One AMA'd and the other went by ground C/O dizziness. Pretty incredible how a couple years ago this would/ should be a different story. Count your lucky stars for that one I guess.
These cars are too safe! I want to watch fire cut off some roofs!
(Had a similar call this past weekend - 70 mph into a rollover, self extricated through the sunroof, C/O shoulder pain.)
 

CALEMT

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These cars are too safe! I want to watch fire cut off some roofs!
(Had a similar call this past weekend - 70 mph into a rollover, self extricated through the sunroof, C/O shoulder pain.)

I can’t tell you the last time I cut a car.
 

Fezman92

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What can’t the jaws of life cut through?
 

CCCSD

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I’m SURE there’s a spot, somewhere...that they can hook the jaws into that will destroy it...
 

Tigger

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What can’t the jaws of life cut through?
Boron reinforcements used in posts and other components can damage older tools. Improper technique (letting the tool roll a lot) can damage all tools.
 

NomadicMedic

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I have a lasagne in the oven, a salad made, wine ready... I need to pamper my wife a bit. She had a rough day.

I, on the other hand, worked at home and didn't put pants on until I went for my second cup of coffee at 10am
 
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CALEMT

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A 3/4 ton diesel sure tows 5000lbs of gravel behind it nice.
 

jgmedic

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Boron reinforcements used in posts and other components can damage older tools. Improper technique (letting the tool roll a lot) can damage all tools.
A lot of older tools cant cut through the construction Subaru and few other manufacturers started using a while back. There's a great article in FH mag about it circa like 2006.
 

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