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RocketMedic

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It’s a lot less active because the moderators decided to quash any opinions that weren’t theirs, suppress any dissent and sand off any arguments at all.
 

RocketMedic

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Our forceback situation is rapidly making me feel like @CALEMT . Never fails to get forced during a four day when you already voluntarily picked up OT.
That’s my refusal criteria to work there and our lack of a forced holdover is why I like my current employer.
 

Jim37F

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CCCSD

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Tigger

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That’s my refusal criteria to work there and our lack of a forced holdover is why I like my current employer.
Idk while I don’t like being forced, it’s an unfortunate reality of working for an FD that doesn’t have part time people. It’s just not possible to have so many extra staff that there is no such thing as mandatory OT.
 

Jim37F

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Jim,

WTH!?!?

please keep us posted as to condition and cause.
Yeah, fkn crazy.

Unfortunately I don't have any further info I can share that isn't in the news, no idea as to the cause, speculation is involving the O2 tank but that's just guessing
 

CCCSD

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Guess they’ll have to add another EMT to each rig since FD won’t help provide pt support.
 

Jim37F

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Well we really only ride in on certain calls where the Medic needs an extra set of hands, usually things like CPR/BVM needed, major trauma, stuff like that, so we're not riding in most calls as is
 

Tigger

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Seems like our Union is over reacting... they don't want Firefighters riding in the ambulance now... 🙄

The International should censure them, especially since Hawaii EMS is unionized labor. That’s awful, way to show support.

Of course nothing will happen.
 

Jim37F

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Well Fire Chief had us pull our O2 bags out of the cab and put them in a side compartment, but so far has said we're not changing our stance on helping out EMS (i.e. still riding in to help out on serious/critical patients).

In the meantime:

 

CCCSD

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Where is this O2 tanks blowing up garbage coming from? Next thing it’ll be IV bags getting hit by bullets causing major wounds due to water blast effect…
 

Jim37F

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In lighter topic, saw this Heart comic from The Awkward Yeti I thought you all would enjoy:

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Seirende

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My nerdy teenage interest in survival and rescue skills paid off today while horsing around with the niblings when I randomly hoisted my nephew in a firefighter's carry and he decided it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and begged to be carried across the yard over and over. 😆

Bonus of it being a technique that's excellent for minimizing strain while carrying someone over a distance, so Aunt Seirende's back didn't complain one bit.
 

Jim37F

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LifeSave Kupono which operates three planes statewide announced that it is shutting down. The parent company Air Methods cites inflation, under reimbursement from Medicare, and the No Surprise Act, which limits what companies can charge, has the reasons.
 

Jim37F

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Didn't have a medical emergency, but did have a Urgency... (Urgent Care, I went to Urgent Care this afternoon... the pun sounded better in my head 🤪)
(Long story short, without going into too much detail, basically hadn't had a solid bowel movement in about a week, plenty of liquid ones... and of course as soon as they ask for a stool sample I no longer "had to go" until I was done and headed back home.. figures.
Anyways, $20 Kaiser copayment, $10 for Rx, and in and out with labs in 3ish hours, certainly UCC was a much better option than ED would have been...
 

Aprz

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Tomorrow, I am flying to Denver for a "bariatric airway bootcamp" CE. I am under the impression they are gonna be using cadaver? Not 100% sure. A friend convinced me to go. I got a bunch of points from traveling so just paid everything with points.
 

Jim37F

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Labs came back pretty much normal, still a little elevated protein as from earlier in the year, but not as high? so idk what the deal is with that, if it's connected or not, a bit of high white blood cell count, just above normal, which the PA said was expected if I had an infection of some kind, but other samples came back normal. SO I've got an ultra sound scheduled... in two weeks -_- though in the meantime a Rx for the BMs...

Ended up calling off sick from work today, hopefully will be ok next shift, don't really wanna be off sick for two weeks before they get the US to figure out things more over this, not like I have COVID ugh

But in the mean time, just in case its gallbladder related, the PA (I keep wanting to say "the Doc" in my head lol) said to avoid fatty foods and dairy. So of course I'm craving a cheeseburger and milkshake for dinner right now ugh. 🤪🤪
 
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