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The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by MMiz, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. MMiz

    MMiz I put the M in EMTLife Community Leader

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    First, welcome to EMTLife!

    Reply to this thread with a brief introduction so that we can learn a little about you. We hope you stick around for a while and contribute to our community.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tatersalad

    tatersalad Forum Crew Member

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    I'm tatersalad, trying hard not to be a one-hit-wonder.

    Level of EMS? Student almost (EMT-B class starting January 6)
    Age you were when you first started EMS - I'll be 43
    How long in EMS ~0
    What type of service - starting with the Vollie rescue squad, EVO training starting 11/8
    Future education plans - EMT-I in the fall, medic school after wife gets out of school
    I am a software engineer at present.
     
  3. EMTCop86

    EMTCop86 Forum Captain

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    My name is Lori and I am 22 years old. I live in San Bernardino County, California where I have a house, a husband, and a dog. I was an explorer and volunteer fire fighter for Riverside County for about 3 years. I was a Certified First Responder but my cert expired. I have an AA in Administration of Justice and will be going back to school on January 16th, 2009 as an EMT-B student. After I get all my certs I plan on applying for AMR. My life long dream has been to become a police officer but unfortunately that is not possible right now. My back up career has always been EMS and I decided to start that career now instead of waiting. Hopefully one day I will become a police officer but if not I know I will be just as happy in the EMS field.
     
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  4. MedicAngel

    MedicAngel Forum Crew Member

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    Howdy all, I'm Cari. Live in Virginia, run in Fauquier County as a volunteer EMT-B and have been for a little less than 4 years now. I am currently in an enhanced class, hoping to eventually make it to paramedic. I also work at our local hospital as a clinical tech and have been a CNA for 20+ years, so have been in the medical field for a while.

    In my free time..I ride and show a Percheron draft horse, I also have two Quarter Horses, read, hike, am a grandmother of a beautiful 1 year old little girl, and have one husband and a younger son, 14, who still lives at home. My son in law is a ff/emt that is paid and volunteers.
     
  5. berkeman

    berkeman Forum Lieutenant

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    Thanks for the great website. My name is Mike, and I've been certified in basic first aid and CPR forever (I'm 50 now), but upgraded to EMT-B in early 2008 because I do a lot of volunteering for my city's CERT team and for my company's ERT. I also run into wilderness first aid situations and sports injury situations (I coach some of my son's teams), and have wanted to upgrade for a long time.

    But with my busy work schedule (I'm a Silicon Valley EE) and volunteer schedule, I never had time to go through a traditional EMT program. I was mentioning this to a BC friend of mine at the Fire Station recently, and he pointed me to a 2-week EMT Boot Camp in the area, which I was able to fit into my schedule. Now I'm able to work volunteer and paid part-time shifts as an EMT, which is great experience and helps to keep me current and practiced. Great stuff. I carry a full personal jump bag and O2 kit in my Suburban now, which is an upgrade from the big first aid kit that I used to carry. The jump bag has already gotten a few uses....
     
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  6. FireResuce48

    FireResuce48 Forum Crew Member

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    I'm Jason. I'm 23 years old.
    Been an EMT for almost 3 years now. Currently taking classed for my als certs.

    I've lived in va beach the last year and have been working private ambulance.
    However I will be moving back to Prince Georges County Maryland and taking an emt job up there making almost twice as much. Thankfully.
    Before I moved down here to va beach, I lived in the firehouse in pg county.

    In my spare time I fish. Watch movies with the wife.
    Riding fire engines and ambulances is my thing. I just like the flashy lights
     
  7. Stillen GLE

    Stillen GLE Forum Ride Along

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    Hello Iam 18 and looking to become an emt in the near future.
     
  8. blynn

    blynn Forum Ride Along

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    Hello! Im a part time bartender, certified Firefighter, and recent graduate of Paramedic school (patienly waiting for my approval to take my state exam:wacko:) I have my first interview with a Fire Department tomorrow, so Im hoping that all goes well!

    Saw some good info on this site, so I decided to join..
     
  9. Medic9

    Medic9 Forum Lieutenant

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    Hello all...
    I have been a member for a little while and enjoy the professionalism of this board.
    I started in EMS about 5 yrs ago with a volunteer fire department. I was a BLS provider for almost 3 yrs before moving on to ALS. I currently work for an independent ambualnce squad that does both E-calls and interfacility transports.
    My age... never ask a lady her age. Lets just say I am a mom and have been around the block of life a few times.;)
    I am happy with my level of certification and don't see myself going to school for my paramedic. I would like to go back and get my RN someday just to say I completed one of my life goals.
     
  10. banana88

    banana88 Forum Ride Along

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    hey

    im kita
    emt-b 2 years
    just got evoc
    go to lynchburg college studying health promotion
    run with lynchburg college ems on campus
    trying to find a emt-b job in lynchburg virginia where i live
    relly hard.
    anyone have any ideas
     
  11. nick

    nick Forum Ride Along

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    Hello all my name is Nick as if it wasn't apparent by my ever so clever sn. I'm 23 yo.

    EMT-B for 2 years up until i got my NREMT-I in May 2008 then certified as a CRT-I in MD in June 2008

    Currently in the Paramedic program at UMBC. Will be graduating and getting my BS and testing for NREMT-P in May 2009.

    Not sure of exact plans once I graduate. Right now though I am extremely busy with my clinicals for my medic class (450 hrs this semester alone!!!)
     
  12. BenndaleEMT

    BenndaleEMT Forum Ride Along

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    My Intro

    Hello to all. My name is David, and y'all can call me Dave. It's such a name-thang...

    I have just finished the EMT-B class and I am anxiously waiting for my test date. I've been on the VFD for three years. I wanted to become a First Responder... and all of a sudden they offered me the EMT-B for FREE! I jumped at the chance. I was the only non-First Responder VFD Member in the county that was offered the course, which made the goal of completing the course even more of a personal challenge. I was NOT going to let those FR show me up! And guess what...I got the highest average in the entire class...that'll teachum!! Anyway, I found this Forum, sat down with a cold beverage and did some reading. I have to say this is a very professional Forum. Great questions being asked, and briliant (well almost) answers given in a way as not to talk down to anyone. I hope to learn as much here if not more than in class.
    -Dave
     
  13. suziquzi99

    suziquzi99 Forum Crew Member

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    Hey everyone. I am Susan. I decided to get into this field after much research. My husband is a new ff and brings home fabulous stories which helped. I learn soooo much from this sight. I actually found a very cool program in my surrounding county due to a member on this sight. They will pay for school! I start in Jan and am extremely excited. Can't wait till I acutually can talk med talk. lol. About me, 34 ex photographer/stahm. 2 kids 3and 9. Do you need to borrow any? lol
     
  14. imurphy

    imurphy Forum Captain

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    Welcome aboard Susan. You don;t have to be an X photographer! I still do both!
     
  15. SpudCrushr

    SpudCrushr Forum Crew Member

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    Mi llamo Jim Allen. I'm 17 y/o, got my EMT-B cert when I was 16 at HACC (in Harrisburg, PA). I would like to start running with Harrisburg Hospital once I turn 18 in a few months. At the moment I volunteer with a search and rescue team as a medic and trainer.
     
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  16. Ricky.

    Ricky. Forum Probie

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    Hey everyone I'm Ricky, I'm 19 and in college majoring in biology. I work as a nurses aid in a pediatric nursing home, and I am considering a career in either EMS or working with teens with behavior problems. I am currently doing the first responder course for my college, and plan on taking the EMT-B course next semester. Ever since I can remember I have had a huge interest in EMS.

    That's a little about me, I'm not really good about talking about myself.
     
  17. SpudCrushr

    SpudCrushr Forum Crew Member

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    Welcome. How is the FR course going? Even if you're not interested in a career in EMS, taking the EMT course would be beneficial in many ways.
     
  18. Ricky.

    Ricky. Forum Probie

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    The FR course is going good, its being taught by one of the State Police instructors so its set up kinda like the police academy, just not as intense. Its good tho I am enjoying it a lot.

    I cant wait for the EMT course tho.
     
  19. MedicMeJJB

    MedicMeJJB Forum Crew Member

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    That's me.. Josee B.

    Josee - 22 y.o. - CNA 6 years, CHHA 3 years, EMT-B 2 years, AHA BLS Instructor, Currently a Medic Student at St. Vincent Hospital. I am a full-time EMT Supervisor at an onsite medical facility for Amazon.com, I am a PRN PCA at a Clarian Hospital on Med/Surg. Love, love, love EMS... this is my life.:p
     
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  20. TechWho

    TechWho Forum Probie

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    Hi!

    My name is Jim. I'm 21, and I'm an EMT-B student in Connecticut. Looking to move to Boston in the coming months after certing and getting reciprocity, but just joined the volunteer Fire/EMS company in my hometown until I do. Loved every moment of the class and the ride-alongs so far, and I plan on becoming a career paramedic.
     

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